A book recommendation from Dan Beaulieu:
No Sweat: How the Simple Science of Motivation Can bring you a Lifetime of Fitness
By Michelle Segar Ph.D.
Copyright 2015 Amacom
Pages: 241 with Index
A great common sense book about fitness and exercise
Look people don’t do things they don’t want to do and they sure shooting don’t do things they hate doing; instead they do things they like to do and that is what this book is all about. This book is about fitness, well not really, it’s really a book about staying motivated to stay fit.
This is the simplest and most straightforward book about exercise that I have ever read. I think that it really appealed to me as I’m sure it will to many readers because it teaches you how to use your head to re-frame what you think about exercise and how to love it instead of hating it. The author Michele Segar a motivation and behavioral scientist demonstrates to the reader how to make moving (exercise) the most pleasant part of your day.
You’re not jogging, you’re taking a beautiful tour of your town.
You’re not exercising, you’re contributing to your over-all well-being.
Look get rid of the pain and suffering, stop looking at your exercise equipment as instruments of torture instead look at the fun you can have while running, or playing tennis or just plain doing calisthenics.
As Dr. Selig says, “Human beings are hardwired to choose immediate gratification over benefits we have to wait to receive.” And that is what this book is all about. Full disclosure I found out years ago that the best way to get me to enjoy my daily four mile walks was to add book reading to the task, and not just any book reading but those mysteries and thrillers that I just did not have time to read in my daily life. Now there are days when I can’t wait to get out there slap those earbuds on along with my sneakers and get out there. I even have had times that I have walked an extra two miles so that I could find out what happened next in the Patricia Cornwell book I was listening to. I’m sure Dr. Segal would be proud.
Get rid of all of those books on exercising and buy this one. It is really the only book you will need to start getting fit…or to do anything else you don’t like doing for that matter.