Calm Energy: How People Regulate Mood with Food and Exercise

Calm Energy: How People Regulate Mood with Food and Exercise

by Robert E. Thayer
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0195163397

ISBN-13: 9780195163391

Pub. Date: 05/28/2003

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Obesity is reaching alarming proportions. In this insightful new approach to understanding why this is happening, acclaimed mood scientist Robert Thayer offers a new appreciation of the real cause—emotional eating. But this is not just emotional eating as previously known; rather it is a new scientific analysis of exactly how different moods affect eating. He

Overview

Obesity is reaching alarming proportions. In this insightful new approach to understanding why this is happening, acclaimed mood scientist Robert Thayer offers a new appreciation of the real cause—emotional eating. But this is not just emotional eating as previously known; rather it is a new scientific analysis of exactly how different moods affect eating. He shows how unprecedented stress in society and epidemic levels of depression have led people to food as a poor means of managing mood. In this original approach, Thayer describes how people's daily energy and tension variations occur, and how this knowledge helps overcome the urge to eat the wrong food and to achieve the goal of "calm energy." Also, in this most up-to-date scientific analysis of exercise and mood, he shows how physical activity is essential to psychological and physical health, yet why it is resisted. Thayer's work has been discussed in hundreds of magazine and newspaper articles, and here he outlines in detail the cutting-edge theories and scientific research findings that have generated this extensive media attention.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195163391
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
05/28/2003
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
9.00(w) x 6.00(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

PrefaceIX
Chapter 1Mood, Self-Regulation, and Overeating3
Chapter 2Living in a Stressful World: Mood and Overweight15
Chapter 3How Are Exercise and Mood Related?29
Chapter 4Emotional Eating49
Chapter 5Mood Pleasure: Food versus Exercise71
Chapter 6Why Do We Have Moods?87
Chapter 7Changes in Energy--and Mood113
Chapter 8The Biopsychology of Energy and Tension133
Chapter 9Managing Your Mood155
AppendixEnergy and Tensions Ratings179
Notes181
References235
Index255
About the Author276

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