Discover Your Optimal Health: The Guide to Taking Control of Your Weight, Your Vitality, Your Life

Discover Your Optimal Health: The Guide to Taking Control of Your Weight, Your Vitality, Your Life

by Wayne Scott Andersen
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Discover Your Optimal Health: The Guide to Taking Control of Your Weight, Your Vitality, Your Life by Wayne Scott Andersen

What is optimal health?

As one of the nation's foremost physicians in nutritional intervention, Dr. Wayne Scott Andersen has devoted his career to creating optimal health through a comprehensive approach that addresses and breaks through logistical and psychological barriers.

Widely and affectionately known for his work in the field of health coaching as "Dr. A," in Discover Your Optimal Health, he provides an inegrative approach that begins with developing (and maintaining) healthy habits each day. This crucial approach makes health the centerpiece of your life instead of something you do when you discover you have an illness or imbalance. Dr. A reveals how a little attention and discipline now can avoid health crises down the road.

No matter what your current health status, you can be as healthy as possible. The habits you develop now make the difference between surviving and thriving, life or death. The steps toward reaching and maintaining your optimal health include:

  • Integrating the Habits of Health into Your Life
  • Discovering the Habits of Healthy Weight Loss
  • Using the Habits of Healthy Eating
  • Understanding the Habits of Healthy Motion
  • Practicing the Habits of Healthy Sleep
  • Employing the Habits of a Healthy Mind

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780738217000
Publisher: Da Capo Press
Publication date: 07/09/2013
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 239,422
Product dimensions: 6.16(w) x 8.82(h) x 0.66(d)

About the Author

Dr. Wayne Scott Andersen, author of Dr. A's Habits of Health and its companion guide Living a Longer, Healthier Life, is the nation's tenth board-certified physician in critical care. He helped pioneer the emerging subspecialty of intensive care medicine. Now Cofounder and chief architect of Take Shape for Life(TM), he also serves are medical director of Medifast(R).

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Discover Your Optimal Health: The Guide to Taking Control of Your Weight, Your Vitality, Your Life 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
PathToHealth More than 1 year ago
Dr A has done it again. This easy-to-read guide starts off with a bang. By Chapter 2 you have completed two short health/healthy habit assessments that let you clearly see where your current habits & daily choices have gotten you. Then Dr A offers you simple solutions and daily choices to create a healthier life. There is no preaching or making you feel like a failure if you are not where you "should" be in relation to your health. In fact, there are no "should" in the book. It's all about helping you decide whether you are ready to make the "choice" to create health. If so, this is a great place to start. I started this book on a plane trip to Dallas and finished it on the way home. That's how compelling (and easy to read) it was. Get a copy for yourself. It's well worth the small investment. Thanks, Dr. A, for creating another tool to change the shape of America, one person at a time.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Highly recommend! I have been floundering with "weight loss" for years! The problem was just that - I was trying to lose weight, and I didn't have the willpower to do it. Dr. Andersen makes it so simply clear that I was focused on the wrong thing. This is a quick, easy read - but the results for me will be life-changing. I now know how to utilize the power of my desire to fuel the commitment to myself.
MsKitty13 More than 1 year ago
I am a fan of Dr. A's so it's no surprise that I enjoyed his book.  The book is excellent for getting you healthy, all over, step by step.  He has the tools in this book to help those who have no idea how to start, and get them on the road to "Optimal Health."  This guy knows what he is talking about.  He  specialized in cardiology, and knows what works for those who need to lose weight, as well.  You won't regret this book.  It's excellent and easy to read. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fantastic read. Helped me understand what I needed to do to push past my own barriers to entry into achieving health. I look forward to taking this journey forward.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Have you ever tried to lose weight and get healthy? Of course you have! Well, with this book you can learn how to be trim, physically and mentally healthy - And here's the big one - FOR LIFE!!! We've been going about it the wrong way and making it so difficult! Turns out it doesn't have to be! Read this. It will change your life. Then share it with everyone you know!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book helps ignite the desire within to make change to create the life we all desire. Although it may be different for everyone, the steps are clear, supportive and forgiving. I love that he addresses awareness of internal dialogue as well. This book will help to create a longer, healthier life. I'm Loving it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Supercharger of your potential to change dramatically and in a positive way. Dr. Wayne Andersen captures the essence of taking control of your own health and making you accountable to reach better health and, in fact, if you follow him - optimal health. The book is an easy but powerful read and I definitely recommend it to everyone that cares about their own health and the health of those around them. Get this book - digest this book intellectually and in your daily life - and PASS IT ON! I am giving copies to my friends that need health in their life and I am happy to do so.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Statistics tell us that 50% of high school graduates never finish a book after graduation so a quick read like Dr A's new book is "just what the doctor ordered!"   Discovering and connecting with "why" you want to lose weight is the step that most don't figure out and why 85% of most "dieters" regain all their wieght and more within two years.  If you  want to be part of the 15% and not the 85%, check out Discovering your Optimal Health.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Dr. Andersen has, as always, put his heart and passion to get America healthy into the pages of this book. Hopefully, each of us that read this book finds that one spark to ignite the passion for living a healthier life and following the path to Optimal Health! I know I did! Thank you Dr. A!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
There is nothing new under the sun here.  If you have no idea what healthy living is, you might find something of use in this book, but it's quite dull for the average person trying to live a healthy lifestyle.   I'd save your money unless you really have no idea where to start.