Health: the Reader's Digest Version: Great Advice, Simply Put

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It takes 11 years of study to become a doctor-a fact that makes good health sound awfully complicated. But it shouldn't be! You just need someone to help sort through all the conflicting voices and studies to find the truly great nuggets of wisdom and advice. We've done just that! In Health... The Reader's Digest Version veteran health journalist and book author Joe Kita and the editors of Reader's Digest magazine distill the best knowledge about health into simple advice you can start using right now. Whether ...
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Health: The Reader's Digest Version: Easy Ways to Feel Better and Live Longer

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Overview

It takes 11 years of study to become a doctor-a fact that makes good health sound awfully complicated. But it shouldn't be! You just need someone to help sort through all the conflicting voices and studies to find the truly great nuggets of wisdom and advice. We've done just that! In Health... The Reader's Digest Version veteran health journalist and book author Joe Kita and the editors of Reader's Digest magazine distill the best knowledge about health into simple advice you can start using right now. Whether it's sleeping better, picking a doctor, losing weight, lowering cholesterol, or finding more energy come 8:00 in the evening, here are the proven, simple ways to achieve your goals. Discover specific ways to:
  • Live to be 100
  • Hang on to your hair
  • Lower stress by 75 percent
  • Get rid of a cold
  • Avoid food-borne illness
  • Prevent diabetes
  • Outsmart a restaurant menu
  • Heal yourself with mind power
  • Assess alternative therapies
  • End back pain forever
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781606523643
  • Publisher: Reader's Digest Association, Incorporated, The
  • Publication date: 12/22/2011
  • Pages: 176
  • Sales rank: 967,408
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 7.40 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Joe Kita has been a professional journalist for more than three decades. He has authored five popular books, written for numerous national magazines including Men's Health and Reader's Digest, taught writing at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, launched magazines in such diverse places as Korea and Kazakhstan, and appeared on Oprah, Montel, Charlie Rose, CNN and other national programs. Kita specializes in writing about health and wellness, plus confronting life's challenges head-on. A sampling of the things he did for his books include: trying out for his high-school basketball team at age 40, tracking down his college crush (with the blessing of his wife), and spending a year of his life facing his 12 biggest fears. Since 2007, Kita has been splitting his time between his home office in the Lehigh Valley of Pennsylvania and teaching memoir writing and yoga on Crystal Cruises. He and his wife, Maria, have sailed around the world three times. His website is www.josephkita.com.
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Table of Contents

Introduction 8

Living Well 11

Sleep great tonight (and every night) 12

Lose weight for good 14

Avoid home health traps 16

Brave a craving 18

Hang on to your hair 20

Be a smarter supermarket shopper 22

Best 10-minute workout: Sun salutations 24

Find your ideal exercise 28

Beat fatigue, boost energy 30

Be your own massage therapist 32

Decide if organic is worth it 34

Live to 100+ 38

Raise a fit kid 40

Make these health moves in your 20s 42

Never have a heart attack 44

Avoid food-borne illness 46

Boost your immunity 48

Lower your stress by 75 percent 51

Flatten your stomach 54

Save your marriage, save your health 56

Pour more of these healthful drinks 58

Managing The System 61

Find a top-notch doc 62

Cut healthcare costs 64

Best 20-minute workout: Interval training 66

Make sense of media health reports 68

Buy the best vitamins 70

Outsmart a restaurant menu 72

Wait less in waiting rooms 74

Make these health moves in your 30s 76

Negotiate an emergency room 78

Buy generic or brand drugs 80

Assess alternative therapies 82

Buy medicine online safely 84

Find a stellar surgeon 86

Shop like a nutritionist 88

Know when to see a doctor 90

Best 30-minute workout: Run/walk 93

Find the right diet for you 94

Stay calm in an MRI 96

Handle an overseas health emergency 98

Make these health moves in your 40s 100

Assess the health of your workplace 102

Manage an aging parent 104

Is genetic testing for you? 107

Finding Solutions 109

Turn off a headache 110

Stop the snoring 112

Tell if it's impotency or boredom 114

Make these health moves in your 50s 116

Prevent diabetes 118

Beat the blues (without medicine) 122

Check for skin cancer 124

Get rid of a cold 126

Quit smoking 129

Extinguish heartburn 132

Soothe cranky joints 134

End knee pain pronto 136

Prevent Alzheimer's 138

Put a stop to cold sores 140

Never suffer from osteoporosis 142

Best 40+-minute workout: Strength training 144

Cut your cholesterol, naturally 150

Soothe a sore muscle 152

Lower your cancer risk 154

Don't get blindsided by sight problems 156

Let your pet be your doctor 158

Boost your fertility 160

Soothe a sore throat 164

Make these health moves in your 60s (and beyond) 166

Find allergy relief 168

End back pain forever 170

Heal yourself with mind power 172

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 11, 2012

    FINALLY!!!

    My mom is a healh freak, and will love reading the sample.

    1 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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