Eat Move Sleep: How Small Choices Lead to Big Changes [NOOK Book]

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Once in a while, a book comes along that changes how you think, feel, and act every day.

In Eat Move Sleep, #1 New York Times bestselling author Tom Rath delivers a book that will improve your health for years to come. While Tom’s bestsellers on strengths and well-being have already inspired more than 5 million people in the last decade, Eat Move Sleep reveals his greatest ...
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Eat Move Sleep: How Small Choices Lead to Big Changes

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Overview

Once in a while, a book comes along that changes how you think, feel, and act every day.

In Eat Move Sleep, #1 New York Times bestselling author Tom Rath delivers a book that will improve your health for years to come. While Tom’s bestsellers on strengths and well-being have already inspired more than 5 million people in the last decade, Eat Move Sleep reveals his greatest passion and expertise.

Quietly managing a serious illness for more than 20 years, Tom has assembled a wide range of information on the impact of eating, moving, and sleeping. Written in his classic conversational style, Eat Move Sleep features the most proven and practical ideas from his research. This remarkably quick read offers advice that is comprehensive yet simple and often counterintuitive but always credible.

Eat Move Sleep will help you make good decisions automatic — in all three of these interconnected areas. With every bite you take, you will make better choices. You will move a lot more than you do today. And you will sleep better than you have in years.

More than a book, Eat Move Sleep is a new way to live.
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Editorial Reviews

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Bestselling author Tom Rath (StrengthFinders 2.0; How Full is Your Bucket?) spent more than a dozen years as a Gallup Inc. senior scientist researching on employee wellbeing, but it was a much more personal experience that convinced him to write this book. At the age of 16, he was diagnosed with a rare genetic disorder that causes periodic outbreaks of cancer cells in the body. That condition provoked him into very serious research in ways to slow down those destructive growths. In Eat Move Sleep, he distils the hard-won, often counterintuitive lessons that he has learned along the way and shares them with all readers who want to live longer and better.

Publishers Weekly
10/21/2013
Gallup senior scientist and prolific business author Rath (Strengthfinder 2.0) explores how diets, exercise regimens, and sleep choices influence our health. Rath, diagnosed at age 16 with a life-threatening genetic disorder, draws from personal experiences as well as research, asserting that "small decisions about how you eat, move and sleep each day count more than you think." He offers practical tips to make long-lasting behavior changes and, in an encouraging, conversational tone, urges readers to "forget fad diets, forever," "make inactivity your enemy," and "sleep longer to get more done." He also emphasizes the importance of incremental changes, ranging from ideas on "product placement" in the home, getting a device to track steps, and using smaller plates to combat overeating. Snappy titles like "Family style is making us fat," energize the short, punchy chapters and add levity to what could be daunting behavioral changes. While much of Rath's advice is common-sense, his willingness to share his personal struggles makes this an easy, persuasive read for those trying to correct self-sabotaging behavior or adopt a healthy lifestyle. (Oct.)
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"A passionate and practical guide to how to live better and longer. Eat Move Sleep will change your life. It might also save it."
-SIR KEN ROBINSON, bestselling author of The Element

"One of the most successful nonfiction writers of his generation, Tom Rath has produced a blockbuster book that offers readers deep insights alongside specific actions. Eat Move Sleep is a transformative work."
-DANIEL H. PINK, bestselling author of Drive and To Sell Is Human

"Rath's new book invaluably delivers."
-BRIAN WANSINK, Ph.D., author of Mindless Eating

"Tom Rath lays out ways of changing our eating, exercise, and sleeping habits that are easy to do at our own pace. Eat Move Sleep will be a big help to me and my patients."
-GORDY KLATT, M.D., founder of the American Cancer Society Relay for Life

"Tom Rath's next project [Eat Move Sleep] may be his most important yet...Fortune 500 leaders look to him as one of the greatest thinkers of his generation."
-WASHINGTONIAN magazine

"Tom Rath has developed multiple creative strategies for a lifestyle of enduring health."
-CALDWELL B. ESSELSTYN, JR., M.D., author of Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease

"A wonderful book you can't stop reading. Your health I.Q. will never be the same."
-PATRICK LENCIONI, bestselling author of The Five Dysfunctions of a Team

"A road map for leading a long and meaningful life. Every human being should have this book right next to the Bible on their nightstand."
-VAL J. HALAMANDARIS, President, National Association for Homecare and Hospice

"Tom Rath knows this topic inside out and is sharing his best research-driven tips and proven ideas in a relaxed, relatable, and easy-to-digest format."
-KEN BLANCHARD, Ph.D., coauthor of The One Minute Manager

"Tom Rath has successfully written the operating code for human health. Reading Eat Move Sleep should be as mandatory as health insurance."
-SHAWN ACHOR, bestselling author of The Happiness Advantage and Before Happiness

"Eat Move Sleep never lets the reader off the hook. All 76 million of us Baby Boomers should take heed."
-MERYL COMER, President, Geoffrey Beene Foundation, Alzheimer's Initiative

"Backed by science and filled with heart, Eat Move Sleep is the best self-improvement book I've ever read."
-ORI BRAFMAN, bestselling author of Sway and The Starfish and the Spider

"Eat Move Sleep is simply a must-read. As a physician, I cannot begin to explain how vital this book is for improving human health and well-being."
-JASON POWERS, M.D., Chief Medical Officer, Right Step

"Breakthrough insights about your ultimate strength: your health. I learned surprising health secrets from Tom's life long research..read Eat Move Sleep, you will be stronger and live longer."
-GREG LINK, co-founder FranklinCovey and co-author of Smart Trust

"Being healthy begins by reading this life-changing book."
-ANITA BRUZZESE, author and USA Today columnist

Washingtonian Magazine
"Tom Rath's next project [Eat Move Sleep] may be his most important yet...Fortune 500 leaders look to him as one of the greatest thinkers of his generation."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781939714015
  • Publisher: Missionday, LLC
  • Publication date: 10/8/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 44,088
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

EAT MOVE SLEEP: How Small Choices Lead to Big Changes, the next book from #1 New York Times bestselling author Tom Rath, will be released on October 8th, 2013.

To learn more about Tom Rath's books and current work, visit TomRath.org or follow @TomCRath.

Extended Bio

Tom Rath has been described by the media and business leaders as, "one of the greatest thinkers of his generation." He studies the role of human behavior in health, business, and economics. Tom writes and speaks on a range of topics, from wellbeing to organizational leadership.

Tom's next book due out in October 2013, Eat Move Sleep: How Small Choices Lead to Big Changes, is already receiving critical acclaim as a "transformative work." Tom has written several international bestsellers including the #1 New York Times bestseller How Full Is Your Bucket? In 2012, his book StrengthsFinder 2.0 was the top-selling nonfiction book worldwide. Tom's most recent New York Times bestsellers are Strengths-Based Leadership and Wellbeing: The Five Essential Elements. In total, his books have sold more than 5 million copies, been translated in 16 languages, and made over 250 appearances on the Wall Street Journal's bestseller list.

Tom is a Senior Scientist and Advisor to Gallup, where he previously spent 13 years leading the organization's work on employee engagement, strengths, and wellbeing. He also served as Vice Chairman of the VHL cancer research organization. Tom earned degrees from the University of Michigan and University of Pennsylvania, where he is now a guest lecturer. Tom and his wife, Ashley, and their two children live in Arlington, Virginia.
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  • Posted November 23, 2013

    In his 20's, the author was diagnosed with a rare genetic condit

    In his 20's, the author was diagnosed with a rare genetic condition. It shuts off his body's tumor-fighting capabilities, and makes it very easy for him to get cancer. While adjusting to a life of annual CT scans and MRI's and operations to remove small tumors, he became very interested in health and wellness. Here are some of the things he learned.

    The closest thing the human body has to a vaccine for the common cold is a good night's sleep. Permanently forget fad diets. Focus on eating the right foods. Look at the nutrition label of your favorite food or snack. If the sugar content is greater than 10 grams per serving, find an alternative. Carry a healthy standby snack wherever you go. Do not use your alarm's snooze button for an entire week. Then, see if you can stretch that week to permanently. Select restaurants based on how easy it is to order something healthy. If you are having trouble sleeping. try exercising for a few days before reaching for medication.

    Plan your days to eat more early in the day, less later in the day and nothing after supper. Identify something that regularly stresses you out. Work on a plan to keep it from happening. Limit yourself to no more than two hours of seated television daily. To get a really natural tan, eat more tomatoes and carrots. To improve your hair and skin, add some salmon and flax to your diet. Use vigorous exercise to clear your mind and body. Consider a new micro-activity, like parking far away from the door or taking the stairs. Replace all sugary drinks with water, coffee or other unsweetened drinks. Make sure you get at least eight hours of sleep every night. Last, but not least, be active every day; take a few more steps tomorrow than you did today.

    Sounds pretty easy, doesn't it? As with other books of this type, no one is expected to do everything in this book starting on the first day. Pick a few actions, and integrate them into your daily life, then pick a few more. This book is easy to read and follow, and is recommended for people from all parts of society.

    6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 9, 2013

    Tom Rath makes this book personal, and he makes is easy to use.

    Tom Rath makes this book personal, and he makes is easy to use. The introductory material provides background on Rath so you know his perspective on health and fitness. He explains up front that he isn't a doctor, but he uses his own scientific inquiry and research to provide simple, factual information to transform your life.

    The writing style is clear and easy to understand. Each chapter is very short and provides 3 specific things to do as you make changes. The book could be used as a 30-day guide to change your lifestyle. Each chapter provides tips to get more sleep, make healthier choices with food and nutrition or increase your daily activity level. Rath makes the case that you don't need to make huge changes. Rather simple, small changes that you stick with in your daily routine will add up over time and completely transform your life, body, healthy and happiness levels.

    It was easy to see why Rath is so passionate. It is also easy to follow his tips. You don't need fancy, expensive equipment or specialty items to makes these changes. As the book explains it's really common sense and the changes are sensible.

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 8, 2013

    Disclosure: I received complimentary products to facilitate this

    Disclosure: I received complimentary products to facilitate this post. All opinions are my own.


    If you're unhappy with your life and don't know where to start, Eat Move Sleep is a great resource. If you're overall happy with your lifestyle but want to make sure you shouldn't tweak anything for optimal health, it's still a good book to read. The only thing I didn't really like was the no-holds-barred approach to some things (such as sweets; I believe a few in moderation are ok, but the author takes the approach that food either hurts or helps and since sweets don't help they must hurt). But otherwise, it was a great comprehensive guide. It's divided into days, with just three things to tackle each day, although you might want to spread it out a little farther to really help habits stick before diving into a new one if it works for you. But it's written in pretty easy-to-understand but not condescending tone, and the tips are accessible by anyone, no matter what your current health level. My favorite part is that it focuses on all three elements together - healthy eating, good amount of sleep, and healthy movement (and brings up the point that working out isn't enough if you just sit the rest of the day) for a complete picture of health.

    4 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 22, 2013

    Full disclosure: I love this kind of stuff, and I read a lot of

    Full disclosure: I love this kind of stuff, and I read a lot of it. Not much in Rath's book was new to me. But I like how Rath presents these ideas in tiny snippets--small enough that even the laziest of us can pick up one small idea and run with it. I'd highly recommend it to the healthy living newbie. Buy a copy, put it in the bathroom or on the breakfast table, and challenge yourself to take on one small change a week.

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