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Energy Now!: Small Steps to an Energetic Life

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Energy Now! is your inspirational guidebook to energy, health, and a recharged life. Whether you're a busy executive or a busy mom, if you're tired, retired, or uninspired you will benefit from the information provided by dynamic health and fitness professional Michelle Cederberg. This change-provoking book provides bite-sized advice to help you prioritize essential energy-creating self-care practices you didn't think you had time for. You will:

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Overview

Energy Now! is your inspirational guidebook to energy, health, and a recharged life. Whether you're a busy executive or a busy mom, if you're tired, retired, or uninspired you will benefit from the information provided by dynamic health and fitness professional Michelle Cederberg. This change-provoking book provides bite-sized advice to help you prioritize essential energy-creating self-care practices you didn't think you had time for. You will:

Learn the importance of a healthy lifestyle, stress management, and time for leisure, and how to find success through small steps.

Come to understand that healthy change and an energized life is possible even with your busy schedule.

Recognize what has been getting in the way of your progress.

Learn to prioritize three essential physical health behaviors every day.

Be reminded of energizing mind, body, and spirit practices you can't live without.

Discover countless energy-producing tips you can integrate into every day.

Begin on your path to increased personal energy, day-to-day productivity, and overall life fulfillment.

You'll get the best advice available in a light, fun, direct, and supportive manner from a well-educated, highly experienced, practicing life coach and motivation expert.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781591811770
  • Publisher: Sentient Publications
  • Publication date: 2/16/2012
  • Pages: 238
  • Sales rank: 1,399,653
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword 11

Preface 13

Acknowledgements 15

Introduction: Not Another Book on Personal Health? 17

Your Energy Now! Reader's Guide 18

Decide and Conquer 20

Assess Your Energy Now 21

NEED ENERGY? 21

How Did You Rate? 23

PART 1 MAKE UP YOUR MIND 25

Chapter 1 From Tired, Wired, and Ready to Drop to Energy NOW! 27

Dropping the Ball 31

I Blew It 32

Baby, Come Back! 32

CHARGE! 33

Whatever It Takes (Darren's Story) 35

ENERGY NOW! First Steps 36

Chapter 2 The Energy Now! Philosophy 39

Get Your Body Out of Debt 40

All in Good Time 41

Look After the Pennies and the Pounds Look After Themselves 42

Four Arguments against Going Big 43

Dream BIG but Start Small 48

CHARGE! 49

Whatever It Takes (Small Steps Quantified) 51

ENERGY NOW! Small Steps with Food and Fitness 53

Chapter 3 The Ten Energy Commandments 55

Whatever It Takes (My Reality Check) 62

CHARGE! Write your personal growth mantra 64

ENERGY NOW! 10 Energy Commandments 65

Chapter 4 Taking Down the Time Bandits 67

It's a Matter of Priority 67

Look at the Time! 68

Prioritizing You 69

Small Steps to Great Gains! 75

CHARGE! 77

Whatever It Takes (Learn to Say No) 78

ENERGY NOW! Schedule in YOU 79

PART 2 Take Care of Your Body 81

Chapter 5 Fitness: Exercise Less for Success 83

Finally Fitting in Fitness 86

Four Steps to Exercise Success 87

Happy Heart 92

Mighty Muscles 94

Stay Real 96

CHARGE! 97

Whatever It Takes Jackie's Story) 97

ENERGY NOW! Exercise Less 98

Chapter 6 Nutrition: Fuelling a New You One Bite

at aTime 101

Bite-sized Nutrition Changes You Can Swallow 103

Back to Basics 104

Energize Your Eating 112

Size Matters! 117

Charge! 122

Whatever It Takes (Valerie's Story) 123

Energy Now! Nourishing Nibbles 125

Chapter 7 Hydration: Water You Drinking? 127

Water Works 128

Exercise and Fluid Replacement 133

Checks and Balances 134

Less Sodas, juices, and Sugary Drinks 135

Charge! 137

Whatever It Takes 137

Energy Now! Make Hydration a Habit 138

Chapter8 Sleep: The Quest fob Rest and Relaxation 141

Zzzzzzz's Please! 142

Benefits of Sleep 143

How Much Is Enough? 145

Sleep Routine 146

Sleep Environment 149

Charge! 154

Whatever It Takes 154

Energy Now! Sleep Tight 155

Chapter 9 Stress Less for Success 157

Stress Express 158

Chronic Stress, Energy and Creativity 160

Stress Awareness 161

Stress Defense 163

Charge! 168

Whatever It Takes 169

Energy Now! Stress Stoppers 170

Part 3 Feed Your Spirit 173

Chapter 10 The Happiness Factor 175

The Leaky Toilet Test 176

Positive Identification 178

Charge! 183

Whatever It Takes (Unhappy Me) 183

Energy Now! The Happiness Factor 184

Chapter 11 The Kindness Experiment 187

People Power 188

Charge! 194

Whatever It Takes (Positive Tickets) 195

Energy Now! Please Be Kind 195

Chapter 12 The Passion Project 197

The Energy Connection 199

FindYour Own Everest 200

Six Steps to Finding Your Own Everest 201

Charge! 209

Whatever It Takes 210

Energy Now! Recharge Your Passions 211

Chapter 13 Small Steps to an Energetic Life 213

Believe You Can Achieve Your Plan 214

Charge! 226

Whatever It Takes 226

Energy Now! Stay on Track 227

References 229

About the Author 237

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