Fit to Live: The 5-Point Plan to Be Lean, Strong, and Fearless for Life

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New York Times best-selling author Dr. Pamela Peeke (aka "The Velvet Sledgehammer") helps readers trim their waists, shed pounds, and lengthen their lives in her witty, tough-love functional fitness and lifestyle plan With more than 300,000 copies in print, Dr. Pamela Peeke's New York Times bestseller Body-for-LIFEr for Women has helped scores of readers transform their bodies. Her newest book shines light on the heavy weight of the 21st century lifestyle-with its fake food, desk jobs, clutter, and endless ...

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Overview

New York Times best-selling author Dr. Pamela Peeke (aka "The Velvet Sledgehammer") helps readers trim their waists, shed pounds, and lengthen their lives in her witty, tough-love functional fitness and lifestyle plan With more than 300,000 copies in print, Dr. Pamela Peeke's New York Times bestseller Body-for-LIFEr for Women has helped scores of readers transform their bodies. Her newest book shines light on the heavy weight of the 21st century lifestyle-with its fake food, desk jobs, clutter, and endless stress-and asks readers, "If your life depended on it, could you run up four flights of stairs right now? Are you Fit to Live, not only to survive, but to enjoy life?" For most people, the answer is no-and they don't know it. Combining Peeke's trademark in-your-face wit with heart-stopping reality checks, Fit to Live offers readers an active health/lifestyle assessment-How many pushups can they do in 2 minutes? How many servings of processed foods did they eat today? Peeke translates those results into research-based predictions of readers' long-term prognoses and helps readers gauge just how much fat-mental, nutritional, physical, financial, environmental-to cut from their toxic lifestyles to become Fit to Live. Showing how these five core areas intertwine, Peeke offers bottom-line strategies to adapt and adjust to life's stresses; get a stronger, leaner body; enjoy greater financial security; and create a healthier living space. Readers will become Fit to Live and lead dynamic and exciting lives, both now and for the future.

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In this tough-love, real-results fitness primer, the author of Body-for-LIFEā„¢ for Women sets the bar high. Physician Pamela Peeke holds no misconceptions about the healthfulness of 21st-century lifestyles. Fake food, cubicle jobs, and unremitting stress help make the power walk to fitness a precarious uphill climb. Dr. Peeke's prescription is multi-dimensional: She asserts that in addition to nutritional and physical issues, we must address our mental, physical, and financial situations. This lean, mean, good-spirited book will attract readers who are tired of diet and fitness gurus who promise easy, instant results.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781615540105
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • Publication date: 5/28/2007
  • Pages: 304
  • Product dimensions: 7.76 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.02 (d)

Table of Contents


Foreword     vi
Are You Fit to Live?     1
Mind: Are You Mentally Fit to Live?     19
Cut Mental Fat to Reduce Body Fat     24
Practice Safe Stress     41
Mouth: Are You Nutritionally Fit to Live?     59
Quality: What Are You Supposed to Eat?     64
Quantity: Scaling Mt. Pasta     86
Frequency: Dashboard Dining, Anyone?     102
Stop Dieting and Start Shedding Fat     120
Muscle: Are You Physically Fit to Live?     137
Sweatin' the Body     149
Sculpting the Body     166
Stretching and Balancing the Body     184
Money: Are You Financially Fit to Live?     199
The Food Court's Not the Only Place to Binge at the Mall     204
Don't Retire-Refire and Rejoice!     222
Macrocosm: Are You Environmentally Fit to Live?     239
You Can't Take a Walk If You Can't Find Your Sneakers     244
A Chronic Case of Nature Deficiency     258
Afterword: There Is No Finish Line     273
Charts for Muscle Tests     274
The Fit to Live Tracking Forms     278
Menus, Recipes, and Shopping Lists     280
Document Locator     305
Acknowledgments     306
Index     307
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