We all know that exercise is good for physical health. Improved fitness has been proven to increase longevity and stave off illness. Recently, there has been a wealth of data proving that exercise also contributes to overall mental well-being. Routine exercise alleviates stress and anxiety, moderates depression, relieves chronic pain, and improves self-esteem.
Christina G. Hibbert, an expert on women's mental health, grief and self-esteem issues, here offers readers step-by-step strategies for sticking to fitness goals, overcoming motivation challenges and roadblocks to working out, and maintaining a physically and emotionally healthy exercise regimen. The techniques she offers will benefit readers at any stage of life or fitness level. Whether you have worked out periodically in the past or have never hit the gym, this book will help you get moving, stay moving, and maintain the inspiration you need to reap the mental health benefits of regular exercise.
Publisher: WW Norton & Co
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 470 g
Dimensions: 234 x 157 x 25 mm
Exercise is essential in maintaining good health--both physical and mental. . . . Hibbert's book should help readers stick with a successful plan.-- (04/01/2016)
This book is not only about improving your mental health through exercise, it is about having a nurturing and healthy relationship with yourself. . . . Hibbert provides information in a very thorough, thoughtful, and systematic way. . . . [She] helps us re-evaluate our plan, gives us tools to change self-talk, and get back on track.-- (09/01/2016)
These 8 keys hold the potential to change your life! In this wonderful book, Dr. Hibbert provides us with effective and easy-to-implement tools that allow the mind and the body to unite, change, and heal. A must-read for anyone seeking to change their bodies in a holistic way.-- (03/06/2016)
Exercise is a magic pill for mental well-being; it clears your mind, calms your body, and makes you feel good about YOU and what you have accomplished. Dr. Hibbert has captured this mind-body connection, and why we must all move toward improved mental health through exercise.-- (03/06/2016)
A delightful synopsis of why exercise is so essential to our mental health. With a narrative that is both a pleasure to read and superbly sensitive to the common barriers that get in our way, Dr. Hibbert shows the reader how to harness the motivation for self-care and well-being. Hibbert's clinical skills and down-to-earth guidance can make a believer out of the most resistant exerciser!-- (03/06/2016)
I love this book because it combines solid research with practical, easy-to-follow steps to achieve the motivation and skills to exercise for better mental health. Being at your 'personal best' and, for parents, being a great role model to your children, means taking care of yourself first. If you're serious about getting fit mentally and physically, this book will help you to flourish!-- (03/06/2016)
An incredible, accessible, and useful tool for ANYONE hoping to get exercising. Dr. Hibbert offers guidance, support, and tangible solutions to assist the reader through physical or mental roadblocks in order to strive to be their best self. I can't imagine anyone finishing the book without finding themself an improved individual. I'm grateful it has been written so that more people can benefit from exercise and tackle it through these carefully designed steps.-- (03/06/2016)