Some years ago a friend shared the book “Younger Next Year” (Crowley and Lodge, 2004) with me. He said he was so inspired by it that he bought 10 copies to share with friends. I read the book and did the same thing. I just finished rereading another “Rule of 10” book, "Eat Move Sleep", by bestselling author, Tom Rath.
At age 16, Rath was diagnosed with a rare genetic disorder that causes tumors to develop throughout his body. He receives annual exams to locate tumors and determine if surgery is necessary. I was struck by the fact that one of the most recognized authorities on health and wellbeing is reminded of his mortality every day of his life. Rath states, “I act as if my life depends on each decision. Because it does.” His personal journey in improving his diet, physical activity and quality of sleep was the impetus for Eat Move Sleep. The author takes the lemon that life has dealt him and squeezed it into a delectable drink that satisfies our thirst for easy to understand information on health and wellbeing.
A few healthy bites to live by from Eat Move Sleep:
"The sum of your habits determines your life span."
"Being active throughout the day is what keeps you healthy."
"Each bite you take is a small but important choice."
"Sitting is the most underrated health threat of modern times."
"Organize your home and office to encourage movement over convenience."
"Total intake of fruits and vegetables is a robust predictor of overall happiness."
"Your lifestyle choices can create rapid and dramatic changes at the genetic level."
"If you want to increase your activity, measure how much you move."
"Sleep less, achieve less. It’s really that simple."
“We need to rethink sleep as a core family value."
Eat, Move and Sleep WELL!
M. J. White is the creator of “LEAN Wellness”, which transforms work environments with a radically different bottom-up approach that inspires continuous improvement in health and wellbeing. To learn more, visit the website at: www.wellstreet.us or email M. J. directly at: email@example.com.