Move Yourself: The Cooper Clinic Medical Director's Guide to All the Healing Benefits of Exercise (Even a Little!)
Praise for Move Yourself
"Move Yourself is a timely and user-friendly guide to better health. I could go on, but it's time for me to get up and get moving!" --Tom Brokaw
"The science is clear: staying healthy means moving our bodies more, choosing more of the right foods in the proper portions, and avoiding unsafe behaviors like smoking. In Move Yourself, you'll find the kind of sound advice and strong motivation you'd expect from an expert personal coach." --Richard H. Carmona, M.D., M.P.H., F.A.C.S., 17th Surgeon General of the United States and Vice Chairman of Canyon Ranch
"Being fit has always been important in my career, both as a martial artist and as an actor. But what I learned long ago is that a physically active lifestyle also improves every aspect of living. The good news is that you don't have to train like an athlete to receive these tremendous benefits; you just have to make it a priority. In Move Yourself, Drs. Mitchell and Church explain just how easy it can be. With just a little commitment and a little know-how, you too can make yourself feel like a champ!" --Chuck Norris
"As a former couch potato, I can attest to the incredible health benefits that come from physical activity. Move Yourself shows that you don't have to become a gym rat--here's everything you need to get moving at your own reasonable pace." --Jack Challem, author of Stop Prediabetes Now and The Food-Mood Solution
Think you don't have the time--or the energy--to do what it takes to look and feel better? Now you can take control of your health and be happier and stronger--and you don't need to join a gym to do it!
Move Yourself is the breakthrough program you've been waiting for. Based on cutting-edge research from the medical director of the world-renowned Cooper Clinic, this practical, easy-to-follow guide gives you the strategies and advice you need to improve your strength, flexibility, mood, weight, and overall health. All it takes is a few minutes of low-dose physical activity each day to start seeing results.
Eye opening info about my health and (lack of!) fitness
By A. Roberts - April 4, 2008
I consider myself fairly active and reasonably smart when it comes to nutrition - however, after reading this book, I was surprised by how much I still had to learn. If you weren't actively exercising and eating healthy before, this book will definitely convince you that it is in your own best interest to start doing so immediately!
The authors use their research to describe the undeniable benefits of fitness, even at the most basic levels and offer lots of simple tips for becoming more fit. This book isn't about training for a marathon; it is about incorporating even the smallest amounts of exercise into your life on a daily basis. One of the easiest things I did was to buy a very inexpensive pedometer and see how "sedentary" I actually was... Honestly, my results were shocking. I want to be a healthy example to my children and this book gives me the tools to do just that.
The book concludes with some nutrition information and sample menus. I can't believe... read more
An easy & practical way to bet back on track to good health with no effort!!
By Clover Calvet - May 24, 2008
This book, along with a step counter, is the most fabulous birthday gift you can give for sedentary friends and relatives. The book tells you why you better get moving OR ELSE and then shows you all the fun ways of becoming physically active. I really liked the way the program eases you into motion and into higher gears.
Five Stars for this book that every couch potato should get !
By Dan M. Pereira "OCCSB" - May 7, 2008
I'm an active guy and I found great tips here on how to hone my exercise program. But for sedentary people, this is powerful jumpstart information that will get them moving in a fun way that incorporates activity in their daily life. I'm getting the book as birthday gifts for my slacker friends.