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Overview

There's a worldwide energy crisis that has nothing to do with fossil fuels or nuclear and solar power. It's a crisis of personal energy. You're working longer hours, sleeping less, and spending less time being active. But this is one trend you don't have to accept. In fact, the solution is in your hands.

Energy Every Day is the result of Human Performance Institute's decades of research into the lifestyles of the world's busiest people. Whether you're a student or CEO, athlete or small-business owner, you'll learn how to incorporate physical activity into your daily routine for better health and increased energy.

In Energy Every Day, you'll create a personal energy plan specific to you—your goals, your needs, your schedule. Evaluate your lifestyle, identify opportunities, and add energy-boosting activities to your day. With this step-by-step program, you'll learn the following skills:

-Increase personal energy and engagement with family and friends by incorporating physical activity into your daily schedule.

-Adjust eating habits to sustain high energy throughout the day.

-Establish a personal sleep schedule that addresses your brain and body's needs for rest and recovery.

-Recognize and eliminate the daily pitfalls that drain energy and create mental and physical fatigue.
With Energy Every Day, you can solve your own personal energy crisis. Be more alert, focused, and attentive and reap the rewards of an active and fit lifestyle. Energy Every Day is the energy plan for everybody.

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What People Are Saying

From the Publisher
“From young to old, we all seek more energy to accomplish more and be active. Energy Every Day illuminates this quest by showing how we all can produce, store, and manage our personal energy for maximum effect.”

Jim Loehr

Best-Selling Author and Founder of Human Performance Institute

"Ron Woods and Chris Jordan have solved the personal energy crisis that people face every day. Their approach via a compelling step-by-step program not only works but is done in an inspiring way that allows you to achieve your personal goals."

Calvin W. Schmidt

President

Wellness & Prevention, Inc.

Johnson & Johnson

"Lose weight without dieting, gain more energy without artificial means, and just simply feel great, both physically and mentally. Read it, follow it, and change your life!"

Dan Jansen

Olympic Gold Medalist, Speed Skating

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780736082082
  • Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers
  • Publication date: 10/22/2009
  • Edition description: Original
  • Pages: 235
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Ron Woods, PhD, is a performance coach for the Human Performance Institute (HPI) in Orlando, Florida, and an adjunct professor of sport science at the University of Tampa and the University of South Florida. He spent 20 years with the United States Tennis Association, including 10 years as the USTA's director of Player Development, a program that develops top junior players into touring professionals. For 17 years, Woods was professor of physical education and men's tennis coach at West Chester University. He has been inducted into West Chester University's Athletic Hall of Fame. A graduate of East Stroudsburg University and an inductee into their athletic hall of fame, Woods received his PhD from Temple University with an emphasis in sport psychology and motor learning. The International Tennis Hall of Fame awarded Ron the Educational Merit Award in 1997. He was also honored by the United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA) as National Coach of the Year in 1982 and named a master professional in 1984. His accomplishments include eight years on the Coaching Committee of the United States Olympic Committee and the Coaches' Commission of the International Tennis Association. Woods authored Social Issues in Sport and Playing Tennis After 50 and has written and edited numerous USTA publications, including Coaching Youth Tennis, Tennis Tactics, and Coaching Tennis Successfully, all published by Human Kinetics. He lives in St. Petersburg, Florida.

Chris Jordan is the vice president of facilitator training at HPI, the manager of its Corporate Athlete Train-the-Trainer course, and the director of fitness. Jordan manages the development and execution of all corporate fitness programs. He is also a regular contributor to Men's Health, Best Life, Florida Tennis, and Outside magazines. He holds a master of science degree in exercise physiology from Leeds Metropolitan University and a bachelor of science in applied biological sciences from the University of West England in Bristol. Before joining HPI, Jordan was the fitness program consultant for the U.S. Air Force in Europe at the Royal Air Force base in Lakenheath. He was also an exercise physiologist at the British Army Personnel Research Establishment of the Ministry of Defence. He is a certified strength and conditioning specialist and a certified personal trainer through the National Strength and Conditioning Association and a health fitness specialist and advanced personal trainer through the American College of Sports Medicine. Jordan lives in Orlando, Florida.

Headquartered in Orlando, Florida, the Human Performance Institute is the world leader in energy management technology. The institute's corporate athlete training solutions include executive and on-site training courses, keynotes, and Train-the-Trainer courses. Corporate clients include Procter & Gamble, the Estée Lauder companies, Dell, the FBI, GlaxoSmithKline, PepsiCo, and Morgan Stanley Smith Barney.

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Table of Contents

Foreword
Preface or Introduction

Part I: The Energy Solution
Chapter 1: Building Energy for Full Engagement
Chapter 2: Unleashing the Power of Physical Energy
Chapter 3: Adding High-Octane Fuel
Chapter 4: Motivating Yourself for Physical Activity

Part II: Assessing Your Situation
Chapter 5: Determining Your Health and Fitness Levels
Chapter 6: Creating Fun and Exhilaration Through Physical
Activity
Chapter 7: Gathering Information
Chapter 8: Developing Your Personal Prescription for Physical Activity

Part III: Your Action Plan
Chapter 9: Putting Your Plan into Action
Chapter 10: Measuring Success
Chapter 11: Combating Typical Barriers
Chapter 12: Planning for the Future

Bibliography
About the Authors

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  • Posted May 27, 2010

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    Great energy tips for everyone

    The principles that Chris Jordan and Ron Wood discuss in this book really work. Focusing on energy management through how and what you eat, exercise, and recovery will help anyone achieve personal goals. The Tips for High Energy are great for quick review and the pictures of different resistance workouts are very helpful, especially to women who are reluctant to add resistance to their exercise routine. This book applies to all ages. THe information is applicable from beginners to those that exercise regulary already.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 17, 2010

    How About Energy Every Day All Day!!

    This is such an easy-to-read, visually appealing book that teaches the reader step-by-step how to create more energy in your life so that you can be fully engaged all day every day. Being able to have unlimited energy for work, family, friends, hobbies, community service and whatever other activities matter to you, is absolutely obtainable by following the principles and practices in this book. We can't add more time to our day (24 hours is the limit) but we can create more energy that improves the quality of our life! Now that's a beautiful and exciting thing!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 12, 2010

    Achieve your goals of being healthier and having more energy!

    Energy Every Day helped me create an energy management plan that fit into my life. I no longer feel like I am on a diet or forced to workout. I used the practical advice of what foods to eat and when to eat them, and found enjoyment in exercise by creating variety in my workouts. I have achieved my goals of being healthier and having more energy by using this step by step guide to find motivation and overcome daily obstacles.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 17, 2009

    Energy Every Day - A Guide to Wellness

    Having spent the past 20 years overweight and stressed by work, I recently decided to invest a substantial sum in a nationally renowned 14 day wellness program. It was a tremendous help but their written materials paled by comparison to this book, which, had it been published at the time, would have better served as the program's textbook. The authors have created a very detailed but easy to read and well organized plan, integrating up to date nutritional and fitness expertise with advice on how to maximize the energy we all seek to help lead more productive and fulfilling lives.

    While the book provides a great amount of detail and lots of useful practical information (for example what to eat and drink, before, during, and after exercising), I really also appreciated the periodic summaries or "Tips for High Energy" which a reader can easily refer back to for another second look. Also included are "Real Life Energy" accounts that are instructive stories of people who have had success with the strategies advocated in the book. Finally the authors also address many of the barriers to success we face in our everyday lives with creative suggestions and solutions. That is a chapter I will be re-reading more than once!

    If I decide in the future that another wellness program would be beneficial, I will give the authors' Human Performance Institute a try. If not, or in the meantime, this book will serve as my guide to wellness.

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  • Posted December 8, 2009

    Manage your energy for full engagement

    If you are tired of dieting and forcing yourself to exercise, then Energy Every Day is the book for you. A practical guide to managing your energy to be more productive and live a fully engaged life. The key to making a lasting lifestyle change is to leverage our limited willpower to establish strong and lasting positive habits that are aligned with our goals.

    Energy Every Day is the result of decades of research into the lifestyles of busy people. The authors have created a practical guide to help you to be physically energized in order to be spiritually aligned, mentally focused, and emotionally connected.

    The format of the book is easy to read and very well laid out. The "Tips for High Energy" are easy and approachable and will give you specific suggestions for increasing your energy right away.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 2, 2009

    Clear and easy plan for a better lifestyle

    Couldn't have crossed paths with this book at a better time. Work had gotten the better of me, and I was feeling beaten, and sluggish and wasn't able to be my best self around friends and family. I just finished Energy Every Day and it definitely provided the information and momentum to get myself on a healthier track. There's a clear path from A to B, with information from across the spectrum - nutrition, breathing, physical activity - but it never overwhelmed me with data and hard science. It's clearly and comprehensively laid out, and their recommendations are simple to fold into our daily and weekly routines. Small changes, like 5 small meals versus 2 large ones, can reap large rewards that can get us closer to a happier, healthier, more enjoyable life.

    External motivation is a strong way to push us toward a healthier lifestyle, but where Energy Every Day really succeeds is in pulling us in, and establishing the internal motivation to make a change. I want to be where their plan takes me. It's not daunting, it's not a change so abrupt that it's good for a month and then we'll inevitably give up. It's a simple, well presented plan to live a more fulfilling life, and Woods and Jordan have given us what we need to get there. The rest is on us.

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  • Posted December 1, 2009

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    Sound advice for increasing your engagement in life

    In world of quick fix solutions, this book provides useful, practical and, more importantly, sustainable guidance for increasing the energy you have to invest in the things you love to do. The authors provide simple to implement strategies for getting motivated, creating a plan and sticking to it. They make it sound easy and fun, which it is! I have been a fan of the Human Performance Institute's program for almost two years and have practiced these techniques. They are indeed practical and, as a result, every day I feel I have more energy to enjoy my work, to tackle challenges with a more positive attitude, and that I also have plenty of reserves to spend quality time with my partner and friends. My life felt quite chaotic, frenetic and draining before I put these techniques into practice. Now my life feels rich and focused. Thank you!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 29, 2009

    An Approachable Fitness Guide

    The stated purpose of Energy for Everyday is to provide a "practical approach to using food for fuel and embracing enjoyable physical activities to give more energy everyday." The authors, Ron Woods and Christopher Jordan, both noted experts in the field of physical fitness, have realized that an under addressed issue in today's work filled, web filled , stressed filled environment is feeling and being tired. In addressing this problem, the authors successfully survey and organize data from research in the areas of nutrition, hydration, sleep/rest, movement, and breathing in order to guide the reader into first, a through self-examination of one's own current life style, desired goals, and fitness level, and second, the creation of a personal plan to achieve better health, and thus, higher levels of energy.

    The usefulness of this work lies in its practicality. There are numerous illustrations of exercises, personal histories, charts, suggestions for resources in one's own home and community, as well as an encouraging and positive tone throughout. A reader never feels that goals are unobtainable because of age, finances, fitness level, or skills.
    While much of the information provided in Energy for Everyday may seem familiar to some readers, it is rare to find the information so well presented, so comprehensively covered, and so well integrated. This work would be an invaluable contribution to sports and or health curriculums at both the high school and college level as well as a fitness and motivational tool for anyone wanting to increase their health and well being.

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  • Posted November 20, 2009

    A New Beginning

    After making a decision to change one's lifestyle, this is the book to guide you through it. It clearly defines the steps needed to make the changes and explores the pitfalls to watch out for. The authors include all areas of wellness for a very complete guide to getting on a healthy track. This is the way to get off to a good start.

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  • Posted November 16, 2009

    Easy to understand and quick to implement!

    The authors do a great job helping you understand and act on your goal to be more engergetic and have a richer life. The concepts are well explained and easy to implement. You can improve your energy level immediately!

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