Strong Brains Strong Bodies: You Can Live a Longer, Healthier, and Happier Life

Strong Brains Strong Bodies: You Can Live a Longer, Healthier, and Happier Life

by William Farrell


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Strong Brains, Strong Bodies: You Can Live a Longer, Healthier and Happier Life by William H. Farrell, Ph.D. focuses on how we can maximize both our brain and body health so we can live longer and happier.
Chronic stress not only affects our mental health and level of happiness, but also leads to problems with our physical health including damaging affects to our immune system, heart health, gastrointestinal and sexual functioning. Research has proven that prolonged high stress also results in damage to our brains.
Dr. Farrell shows how we can build our resilience and achieve a healthy and happy life by changing our unhealthy thinking patterns, attitudes and behaviors. Also, importantly physical exercise will have a significant impact on our mood, our immune system, and for the regeneration of our brain cells damaged by chronic stress.
As humans we can be prone to Awfulizing and Catastrophizing thus thinking in ways that are harmful to ourselves. Dr. Farrell's book promotes a life strategy for all ages that focuses on a combination of reasonable exercise and productive attitudes and behaviors - with this approach we can maximize our brain and body health; lower our misery index and increase our level of happiness.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780983429296
Publisher: Strong Brains, llc.
Publication date: 02/05/2013
Pages: 216
Product dimensions: 7.50(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.46(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Dr. William H. Farrell is a Licensed Psychologist-Doctorate with over 35 years experience, who worked for many years in private practice in South Burlington, Vermont. He was raised in Connecticut, where he was a football and track standout at Wilton High School and also managed to get his private pilot's license at age 18.
While attending Wesleyan University he concentrated on Olympic style weightlifting and progressed to place fourth in the Teenage Nationals and qualified for the 1964 Olympic Trials. Because steroids were legal at the time and it wasn't possible to be competitive without using them, he decided to stop competitive lifting and immersed himself further in the study of psychology and earned a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at the University of Vermont. His specialties included forensic psychology and individual psychotherapy with an interest in stress management. Dr. Farrell consulted to the State of Vermont Disability Determination Services for 26 years and is currently employed as a psychology consultant to the State of North Carolina Disability Determination Services.
Never one to give up sport or exercise, after age 60 Dr. Farrell completed two marathons. He has set world records in the 198 and 220 lb. weight classes for the 65-69 age group in powerlifting and won the 100% Raw World Powerlifting Championship in 2010, 2011 and 2012.

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