Go from Stressed to Strong: Health and Fitness Advice from High Achievers

Go from Stressed to Strong: Health and Fitness Advice from High Achievers

by Laurie A. Watkins


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Go From Stressed to Strong is about the war with the unhealthy habits of our stressful lives. Laurie A. Watkins provides readers with practical and proven tools she designed along with health and wellness experts to get on the path to a healthy lifestyle in a 24-7 world. Prompted by Watkins’s own experiences while working inside the world of two presidential campaigns and other high-stress working environments, she shares her own stories as well as stories from prominent men and women across a wide range of industries on their experiences and how they came out the other side. Bestselling author and TV host Bill Nye “the Science Guy,” 2016 CrossFit Games competitor and RN Christy Adkins, professional speaker and Army veteran Dan Nevins, restaurateur Jamie Leeds, two-star Michelin-rated chef José Andrés, and former White House staffer Phil Larson are some of the many voices featured.

Go From Stressed to Strong is for everyone with a busy lifestyle who thinks they can’t fit in being healthy—whether a CEO, a full-time student, a CPA during tax season, or a full-time parent. Watkins reveals how to handle specific challenges to health—sleep deprivation, poor diet, and stress. In doing so, she encourages readers to command their day now, giving them the energy and strength today to make it through tomorrow and the day after that.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781510716537
Publisher: Skyhorse
Publication date: 04/11/2017
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 568,566
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Laurie A. Watkins is an accomplished writer, public speaker, communications specialist, seasoned political strategist, and entrepreneur. She has worked on two presidential campaigns, served in positions from Capitol Hill to the Pentagon, and more recently returned to guest lecture at West Point, The United States Military Academy. A native Floridian, Laurie currently thrives in California with her partner Rob and their dog Whiskey Bravo.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Feeling the Burnout? 1

Chapter 2 Get Out of Bed and Fall into a Routine 17

Chapter 3 High-Speed Fuel 42

Chapter 4 Sleep is not for the Weak 85

Chapter 5 Chill Out and Take a Moment to Breathe 106

Chapter 6 Protect Your Workout by Making it a Priority 137

Chapter 7 Time Management 157

Chapter 8 The Home Stretch 176

Appendix 190

Acknowledgments 205

Endnotes 209

Customer Reviews

Go from Stressed to Strong: Health and Fitness Advice from High Achievers 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This will be one of your favorite books and go-to for more than just health & fitness advice. This book is about how to sleep better, manage your time and stress and ways to perform at a higher level than you are now. You will feel better and more energized after trying just a few of Laurie's tips. She shares stories of well-known people who hit the wall but were able to turn it around with increased self-care. A must read if you're ready to take the leap to go from stressed to strong.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is truly a must-read. For anyone out there looking for an informative, motivating and powerful book to help you find your inner strength to eat, sleep, exercise and live better (which is probably everyone!), this is a great and entertaining guide. Laurie's account of her own experiences, along with the guidance of experts in every field, has both a personal approach and something everyone can relate to. You'll definitely reflect on yourself while finding your inner strength to muscle through to a happier and healthier life.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is the wake-up call for your body, spirit and soul that you need if you are a high flying person starting out in a cut-throat profession or even mid-career. If you are burnt out this will give you tools from experts who have work/life balance advice to offer from their cautionary tales. If you read this in time, you may even avoid burn-out or full blown breakdowns in your health and mental well-being. The secret is sustaining yourself, organizing your life, reprioritizing your health and taking actionable steps outlined in this book to maintain long-term success in your career but also in your life, making it meaningful as well as impactful. Great resource!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Is it possible to be "successful" in your career, however you define it, and still be a healthy, balanced person? Watkins shares her own experiences and also goes to the source with an array of amazing individuals across a range of fields to show that it's not just possible, but in fact critical to focus on your wellbeing for professional achievement. This book gives you many practical tips, even recipes!