Monday, April 22, 2013

G72 Choose Well to Live Well the Five Fundamentals to Create a Fit, Healthy and Strong Body and Mind

Title of the book: Choose Well To Live Well the Five Fundamentals to Create a Fit, Healthy and Stronb Body and Mind

Author: Laura Boniello

Publisher:  Balboa Press

Publishing Date: 2012

ISBN: 978-1-4525-6082-3

Summary:

Choose Well To Live Well is a way of living, a lifestyle, that I live and teach. It is based upon five fundamental practices to help you create a fit, strong, healthy body and state of mind. By practicing these fundamentals daily, you will be in charge of your health and wellbeing, and owning your power to choose.

Other Works:

From goodreads.com this looks to be her first book.

Background:
(from goodreads.com)

No information is available unfortunately

Theme:

"Choose Well to Live Well is a lifestyle that needs to be practiced and lived one day a time." (vii)

Problems addressed: 

"We are here to experience life. Why not experience it with a healthy body and a healthy mind? We have a huge amount of control over the health and wellness of our physical body and our state of mind. It all boils down to your choices." (vii)

Summary of content:

"My intention with this book is to encourage and help you create a fit, strong, healthy body and state of mind, one choice at a time." (vii)

Thesis:

"Choosing well to live well is about taking responsibility for everything you're experiencing and tweaking or changing specific choices in order to reap a better result. Its about figuring out what's best for you to create the life and health you want to experience." (ix)

Main points:

*Choose Well to Live Well Concepts
*Choose-Well Lifestyle Questions
*My Story
*Why Choose to Live a Healthy Day?
*The Five Fundamentals to Create a Fit, Strong, Healthy Body and State of Mind
*Fundamental One: CHange and Control WHat you Can. What can we change and Control?
-Victim or Creator
-Choose-well Questions
-1,440 Minutes
-The Five Choose-well practices for managing your state of mind and emotions
*Fundamental Two: Keep It Clean
-The Choose-well eating plan
-Getting Started
*Fundamental Three: Move It Or Lose It
*Fundamental Four: Quality Zzz's
*Fundamental FIve: Stay Hydrated
* Conclusion

Why its interesting and informative:

Surpsingly it has a lot of things that I have been hearing for the last few years; victim mentality, law of attraction and so forth. Its also a very short and common-sense book. (only 100 pages...) for those who might complain of length. The author's handwriting is succinct and understandable. She writes for ordinary people not for PhDs and so forth. She also does not ask anyone to spend millions of dollars on her products. She also includes a bit of religion in there for those who are religious. Basically the things in there are for free.

Supports thesis:

The remainder of the book does support thesis and she does present ways to get healthier such as focusing more on blessings rather than failures in all aspects of life, and importance of sleep and she even argues for working out and why its beneficial.

Addressing issues:

People aren't living as healthy as they should, and they are plagued by various problems such as weight, lack of sleep and emotions. In the book she gives clear ideas on how these things are related to one another, how stress causes lack of sleep which causes more weight gain and so forth. The first two concepts she is very detailed, but in the last three she is very brief.

Ideas in book vs larger ideas:

I really would like to call this book as something like "The all self help" book because it explores mental and emotional states and physical states. It is very brief and to the point.

Agree/Disagree: 

Strangely enough this book reminds me of another book I read in the past: The Diet Dropout Book, although this is smaller in size and more thinner. I would have to agree with a lot of what she writes in there such as everything being interconnected to one another. Main difference between the two is that she focuses more on mental state that's not related to diet, while the author of The Diet Dropout Book focused more on mental state as it related to diet.

Sources: 

There doesn't seem to be any sources from where she got the information from, but she does recommend various books to expand more on water and eating healthy.

Conclusion:

I think its a well worth read, and its a short one too so it shouldn't take one too long to read and finish the book. Its also easy and really spoke to me. One might think of it as something like five self help books for the price of one because it deals with mentality, working out, sleeping, diet, and water. It's also easy to read and isn't complicated in any shape or form.

Quick notes: I would like to thank the author for the opportunity to read and review the book.

4 out of 5
 (0: Stay away unless a masochist 1: Good for insomnia 2: Horrible but readable; 3: Readable and quickly forgettable, 4: Good, enjoyable 5: Buy it, keep it and never let it go.)

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