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Joan Lunden, familiar to all as a cohost of Good Morning America and author of Joan Lunden's Healthy Cooking, shares her lessons about feeling great in a stressed-out world. Using her own life as an example, Lunden emphasizes the necessity of eating right, exercising, and learning to relax in order to lead a happier life. Lunden knows stress: she went through a very public divorce while battling her weight and trying to balance her career with her home life, which includes raising her three independent-minded daughters.
This picture-laden book shows a new, trim, contented Lunden, and she doles out the sage guidance that got her there--things she's learned from the people in her life, including her mother, Deepak Chopra, her personal trainer, GMA's Nancy Snyderman, and meditation master Jon Kabat-Zinn.
This book is more for the novice who wants to lead a healthier lifestyle than for those already immersed in a workout program and knowledgeable about healthy diets. Occasionally the advice may seem a little sparse, and the methods pricey(Lunden and coauthor Laura Morton train for an expedition to the Grand Tetons by working out an exclusive New York gym), but Lunden's perky tone ("Tan fat looks better than white fat") can't help but inspire even the least-motivated of individuals to get off the couch and try to live a fuller life. --Jenny Brown
The best-selling author of Joan Lunden's Healthy Cooking (LJ 12/95), Lunden is also an inspiration to the 25 million viewers of Good Morning America. Her enthusiasm bubbles over to her staff as well as her TV audience, and women identify with her life changes, from having children, through weight gain and loss, to divorce and dating. Lunden here presents her recipe for seizing all of life's opportunities. Staying fit in mind and body through meditation, relaxation techniques, exercise, and healthy eating are all part of the plan. Lunden concludes that a healthy body helps empower and that a healthy attitude makes a rich, fulfilling life possible. This is sure to be popular with the inspirational set.
-?Lisa S. Wise, Broome Cty. P.L., Binghamton, N.Y.
Copyright 1997 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.