I will admit that as the book tour date for The Well Path approached, I was reluctant to begin reading ANOTHER book about how I can lose weight. I've read a lot of books with the "magic formula" for losing weight and unfortunately although the advice may work for some readers, my weight has remained fairly constant.
However, almost from the first page, I felt as though Jame Heskett was speaking directly to me. She knew that I had tried a variety of diets. She knew that I had restricted my calorie intake at various points. She knew that i had run mile after mile on the treadmill without seeing results. I'm not alone in this experience. In fact, as I began to read, I started to accumulate a list of friends I wanted to share this book with. At this point, I need nearly every female I consider a friend to get themselves a copy of The Well Path.
Heskett's path to wellness is one that is based on science and research. Since Heskett is a doctor, she is knowledgeable about her topic, and able to explain it scientifically, but in a way that is understandable to people without a medical degree.
At this point I would like to give Heskett's ideas a try. Just a few gems I've taken away from this book I hope will intrigue you to give her plan a try are listed below:
- Sitting is the new smoking. Walking and being active are very important to your health. Our bodies were not designed to be sedentary, yet we are living in a world where much of our work is done while sitting down.
- Circulation is a focus in achieving health. Dry brushing is one way to stimulate circulation in areas that may not often receive a lot of blood flow. This is good for your overall health, and will also stimulate these areas to burn some of the fat that may be remaining.
- Restricting calories to severely actually causes your body's metabolism to slow down, often to the point that when you do resume eating a more normal amount of calories you are predestined to gain more weight than you lost.
- Exercising every day for forty-five minutes or an hour does not off-set the sitting you do at your job and at home on the couch in the evenings.
- Make an active choice to be an active person. A healthy body is a body in motion.
Heskett is not advocating any one diet. Instead, she is asking for people to assess their lifestyle and make some lifestyle changes that will benefit them. Weight loss is one of the byproducts of these changes, but healthier skin and more energy are also listed as a result of the changes you make.
I'm excited to give The Well Path a try. If you're interested in reading more, but aren't sure yet about investing your time in reading The Well Path, check out Jame Heskett's website, www.thewellpath.com.
Thanks to TLC Book Tours for providing a review copy of this book. As always, all opinions expressed are my own.