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The self-care solution : a year of becoming happier, healthier, and fitter--one month at a time
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9780062885425
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1st ed.
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275 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents:
January: dry month -- February: push-ups and planks -- March: meditation -- April: cardio -- May: less meat, more plants -- June: hydration -- July: more steps -- August: mindful tech -- September: less sugar -- October: stretching -- November: sleep -- December: laughter -- Epilogue: turning challenges into change.
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Dr. Jennifer Ashton is at the top of her field as an ob-gyn and news correspondent. But even at the top there's still room to improve, and with "The Self-Care Solution", she upends her life one month at a time, using her own experiences to help you improve your health and enhance your life. Dr. Ashton becomes both researcher and subject as she focuses on twelve separate challenges. Beginning with a new area of focus each month, she guides you through the struggles she faces, the benefits she experiences, and the science behind why each month's challenge--giving up alcohol, doing more push-ups, adopting an earlier bedtime, limiting technology--can lead to better health. Month by month, Dr. Ashton tackles a different area of wellness with the hope that the lessons she learns and the improved health she experiences will motivate her (and you) to make each change permanent. Throughout, she offers easy-to-comprehend health information about the particular challenge to help you understand its benefits and to stick with it. Whether it's adding cardio or learning how to meditate, Dr. Ashton makes these daily lifestyle choices and changes feel possible--and shows how beneficial a mindful lifestyle can be.
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ABC's chief medical correspondent helps you ring in the New Year right with a resolution that's actually doable: a year-long plan to improve your emotional and physical health--from giving up alcohol to doing a digital detox, but each for only one month.



Dr. Jennifer Ashton is at the top of her field as an ob-gyn and news correspondent. But even at the top there's still room to improve, and with The Self-Care Solution, she upends her life one month at a time, using her own experiences to help you improve your health and enhance your life.

Dr. Ashton becomes both researcher and subject as she focuses on twelve separate challenges. Beginning with a new area of focus each month, she guides you through the struggles she faces, the benefits she experiences, and the science behind why each month's challenge--giving up alcohol, doing more push-ups, adopting an earlier bedtime, limiting technology--can lead to better health.

Month by month, Dr. Ashton tackles a different area of wellness with the hope that the lessons she learns and the improved health she experiences will motivate her (and you) to make each change permanent. Throughout, she offers easy-to-comprehend health information about the particular challenge to help you understand its benefits and to stick with it. Whether it's adding cardio or learning how to meditate, Dr. Ashton makes these daily lifestyle choices and changes feel possible--and shows how beneficial a mindful lifestyle can be.

Inspiring, practical, and informative, illustrated with helpful photos and charts, The Self-Care Solution teaches you how to recalibrate your life to enjoy a better, healthier year, one month at a time. Featuring guidance from top experts, entertaining case studies, easy-to-follow advice and tips, and Dr. Ashton's observations and insights, this book can help you achieve a better life balance and a more active and healthy lifestyle.


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Booklist Review

Ashton, a medical doctor, nutritionist, and the chief medical correspondent for Good Morning, America, knows that minor lifestyle changes done consistently seem to have the best success rates for improving wellness. So she decides to take on one challenge each month to boost her health and happiness. She begins in January by eliminating alcohol. Push ups and planks begin in February; meditation in March. In the months that follow, Ashton ups her cardio workouts; cuts back on meat, sugar, and screen time; drinks more water; gets more sleep and laughter; stretches more often; and takes more steps. In each case, Ashton, with coauthor Toland, shares her struggles and includes ten tips to make the challenge easier to adopt. Based on scientific research, her regimes are not always easily accomplished. But her results (weight loss, sharper focus, better sleep, less stress, and glowing skin) are surprisingly positive. Ashton's followers are sure to grab this, but even readers looking to simply tweak their health routines will be inspired by her ability to make time in her very busy life to enact these changes.--Candace Smith Copyright 2020 Booklist


Table of Contents

Introductionp. 1
1 January: Dry Monthp. 11
2 February: Push-Ups and Planksp. 35
3 March: Meditationp. 55
4 April: Cardiop. 73
5 May: Less Meat, More Plantsp. 93
6 June: Hydrationp. 113
7 July: More Stepsp. 133
8 August: Mindful Techp. 153
9 September: Less Sugarp. 177
10 October: Stretchingp. 199
11 November: Sleepp. 219
22 December: Laughterp. 241
Epilogue: Turning Challenges into Changep. 263
Acknowledgmentsp. 273
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