Essay "Move Yourself" Book Review

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Get Moving: Review of “Move Yourself” Shauntay Langel University of Texas at Arlington N3335 Health Promotion Across the Lifespan Online RN-BSN July 30, 2012 Get Moving: Review of “Move Yourself” Part I: Book “Move Yourself” is a book written by Tedd Mitchell, Tim Church, and Martin Zucker in 2008 about the benefits of exercise. The book also outlines steps that can be taken to slowly improve exercise behaviors for those of any activity level, based on the exercise research performed by the authors. This book was chosen for review after reading a brief description of it. I figured I would gain more personally. After reading others opinion of the book, including those of celebrities, on how this book changed their exercise…show more content…
(2008, p.108). I have a competitive nature so these are good motivational tools for me. The second topic that affected me the most from this reading involved changing diet habits. I had that “that’s so me” moment when reading the sections about how to slowly incorporate changes into your diet after physical activity has become routine (Mitchell et al., 2008, p.116). Often times I find myself attempting to start an exercise routine and change my diet at the same time, which has never worked for me. Eventually, I begin to feel overwhelmed and deprived and revert back to my old ways which includes not exercising. Dealing with stress and anxiety has always been difficult. It is difficult to explain to my fiancé why taking on too many changes at once is too much. I suppose when you do not have anxiety you can’t possibly understand what it feels like. Using “diet” is not a good way to consider lifestyle changes when trying to reaching certain weight goals. The four nutritional golden rules and common nutritional traps are simple things that I can remember to focus on when repairing and eating meals (Mitchell et al., 2008, p.143-149). Part III: Corroboration/Contradiction According to Martin Gibali (2012), professor of the Department of Kinesiology at McMaster University, “the precise type and dose of exercise needed to accrue health benefits is a contentious issue with no clear consensus recommendations for the prevention of inactivity-related disorders

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