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A simple yet concise approach to health, energy & happiness!
on 9 May 2014
I admit it; I have read a ton of books, articles and blogs about health & nutrition and assumed I had heard it all before. How wrong was I?!?
I initially figured that healthy living was down to nutrition and exercise, only. End of. So long as I was able to fit my morning's workout and plan my nutritionally balanced meals, I should look like Elle McPherson, in no time. But this book has made me look at my health from a completely different perspective; it's about so much more than the aesthetics.
The book takes a slightly more holistic approach, citing 7 (equally weighted) factors to achieving health, energy and HAPPINESS. The main chapters include mind management, nutrition, sleep, exercise, computer use, re-energise and work-life balance. Mind management and sleep are my personal favourites; I now NEED my 8 hours! The book follows a clear format, presenting each topic in simple and concise segments. The easy to read chapters allow you to dip in and out, making changes to your life at your own pace. The author has also incorporated plenty of tips, case studies and resources to help you along the way. I have since marked my changes, and refer back to the book periodically to review my progress. So far, so good!
This book has shown me that for health, fitness and happiness to be truly optimised we should look at ourselves as a whole; body and mind. Only when we find balance between these can we create sustainability and wellbeing.