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100 Simple Secrets of Healthy People: What Scientists Have Learned and How You Can Use it

3.31 of 5 stars 3.31  ·  rating details  ·  72 ratings  ·  14 reviews
The Simple Science of a Healthy Life

From fitness to diets to emotional health and longevity, what do people who feel and look healthy do differently than those who are overtired, depressed, or out of shape? Every day we face an avalanche of studies and statistics that tell us what we should or shouldn't eat, how long we need to exercise, or how to protect ourselves from se
Paperback, 224 pages
Published November 25th 2003 by HarperOne
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This is a small book that basically gives 100 recommendations to obtain or maintain health. Most of the advice (even though there's nothing in the way of in-depth) is sound although it's pretty much just common sense. In other words if you are moderately health-conscious I don't think you are in for any great discoveries. One of the more ridiculous suggestions in the book was that you could get the daily amount of water you need simply by the foods you eat and that you shouldn't drink a lot of w ...more
Mar 06, 2014 Duygu rated it 3 of 5 stars
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The suggestions are very beneficial even though they are very common known things. I have a disappointment for the research section: The statistics doesn't say me anything but just numbers since the references are not stated as a footnote... Particularly, I loved the 23rd topic which is about tomato. As a being tomato hater, I just become very excited when it is claimed that the cooked tomato might be 2.5 times beneficial to the raw one comparing their lycopene amounts! Overall, the book is O.K ...more
After reading the 100 Simple Secrets of Happy People, I thought I'd read the rest of the books in this series. This one doesn't disappoint, as it's full of simple tips to live a healthier lifestyle. Most of these, you already know, others are interesting to discover or remember. My favorite health tips? "Healthy living is an attitude" (seeing your health in a positive light helps you maintain healthy habits), "breathe right" (it's amazing what proper breathing can do to you), "laughter really is ...more
Donna Sako
Good review

This is a good book for reviewing the actions and factors in life that you do or don't do and how your actions effect your health.
Feb 08, 2008 Alex rated it 2 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: non-readers, health interests
I downloaded this as an eBook from the NYPL to read in snippets at work. For that purpose, it is an excellent book: totally light, each 'chapter' (1.5 pages, max) stands alone, and the info is more page-a-day calendar than OMG! THAT'S AMAZING!!!1! I would recommend this book to people who are bored at work and can download it for free from their library and are interested in being reminded of good health habits and to maybe pick up a couple good new ones. But nothing earth-shattering included.
Nothing new for me, but who doesn't need reminders?? Part of me thinks there were so many things mentioned that you cannot remember most, but another part thinks that everyone can find a part that "speaks to them." Great lunch reading, since chapters are about 2 pages each.
Filled with some interesting data and tips, but would love to get more info on some issues. But it gives in very clear and easygoing way some interesting facts and science findings.
Lori Grant
A must-read book on happiness in self development for knowledge workers, managers, executives, and entrepreneurs.
This book was okay but basically common sense. I also disagree with the chapter on water consumption.
Dec 06, 2013 Eleftheria rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Eleftheria by: N21
Αν και έχει περάσει καιρός ακόμη κρατώ κάποιες οδηγίες.
Γραμμένο απλά, κατανοητά και διαβάζεται γρήγορα.
Short healthy reminders that can appeal to anyone.

I didn't finish this book, but may check it out again.
Good reminders but I didn't take away any new information.
Sarah Alkhudair
Light book has a quick facts and advices
A bunch of useful tips/ideas.
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