In Joan Lunden's Healthy Living, Joan shares her discovery of the mind-body connection and explains how an understanding this connection can help to promote better health -- physically and emotionally -- and create a feeling of overall satisfaction in life. Joan Lunden explains, "Not that long ago I was unfit, unhealthy, and not at all happy about it.nbsp;nbsp;Now I feel as alive and energetic as I ever have. Each of us can make a choice to turn our lives around." Lunden talks about the difference between wanting one's life to change and actually taking action to make it happen. Readers will learn how to ride the waves of change instead of becoming overwhelmed by them. They will find out how to become witnesses to their own lives, able to take honest looks at themselves. They'll learn how their attitudes and outlooks have tremendous effects on how their bodies function and on how they react to the world around them.
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Joan Lunden, familiar to all as a cohost of Good Morning America and author of Joan Lunden's Healthy Cooking, shares her lessons about feeling great in a stressed-out world. Using her own life as an example, Lunden emphasizes the necessity of eating right, exercising, and learning to relax in order to lead a happier life. Lunden knows stress: she went through a very public divorce while battling her weight and trying to balance her career with her home life, which includes raising her three independent-minded daughters.
This picture-laden book shows a new, trim, contented Lunden, and she doles out the sage guidance that got her there--things she's learned from the people in her life, including her mother, Deepak Chopra, her personal trainer, GMA's Nancy Snyderman, and meditation master Jon Kabat-Zinn.
This book is more for the novice who wants to lead a healthier lifestyle than for those already immersed in a workout program and knowledgeable about healthy diets. Occasionally the advice may seem a little sparse, and the methods pricey(Lunden and coauthor Laura Morton train for an expedition to the Grand Tetons by working out an exclusive New York gym), but Lunden's perky tone ("Tan fat looks better than white fat") can't help but inspire even the least-motivated of individuals to get off the couch and try to live a fuller life.