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Living SMART: Five Essential Skills to Change Your Health Habits Forever
The myriad of books and programs that encourage people to stop smoking, get organized, spend less, or exercise more tend to focus on what or why to change, but rarely explain how to change. Living SMART provides this missing piece. Developed by two behavioral psychologists, the program offers a set of practical tools drawn from science, not faddish ideas, that help readers ...more
Paperback, 208 pages
Published October 28th 2007 by DiaMedica
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Overall, this book is as interesting and as motivating as a book can be about health behavior modification. In graduate school I took a required course in health behavior and health education, which I found to be dreadfully boring and for the most part, unhelpful. In the class I learned the traditional SMART acronym (Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic and Timely) for setting goals. Hands down, I believe this SMART system (Set a goal, Monitor your progress, Arrange your world for success ...more
I've looked at, thumbed through, and even read books like this. I was not impressed. They always seem to be written by someone who does not have an empathy for the problem they are trying to help you with.[return][return]This books feels different. This information is not new certainly, but the authors seem to bring it across in a manner the really hits home. At least for me.[return][return]I plan on really using this book. I'll keep this review updated and let you know how it goes.