The Joy of Laziness

The Joy of Laziness : How to Slow Down and Live Longer

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It's time to sit back and relax Based on scientific research, this book reveals why the speed at which we live affects our energy and longevity. The authors - both former (and reformed) champion athletes - explain how: too much exercise can make you ill being relaxed and even-tempered makes you more intelligent fasting delays the ageing process and lengthens your life sun and heat are the fountains of youth 'doing nothing' actually does a great deal of goodAnd there's no hard work involved With their practical, realistic approach, backed up by solid medical credentials, the authors' methods involve making a few easy changes to our outlook and lifestyle.To help you, the book includes a series of self-assessment tests, practical summaries, easy-reference tables, lists of what to eat and what to avoid, and suggestions for easy exercises.The Joy of Laziness also includes a foreword by Professor Cary Cooper, bestselling author and international expert on stress.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 160 pages
  • 126 x 196 x 14mm | 140.62g
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • London, United Kingdom
  • German
  • 0747576769
  • 9780747576761
  • 498,276

Review quote

'Here's one to rub the gym queens' noses in... This gem of a self-help book...is packed with handy, practical ideas which offer a short cut to relaxation. Its 130-odd pages are crammed with solid wisdom. So grab it - and... relax' Gay Times 'Music to the ears of people like me... The more I think about it, the more I am convinced that the German doctors have a point.' Alexander Chancellor, The Guardian 'It is the news that all sloths have been waiting for.' Sunday Telegraph 'A wonderfully accessible little book - perfect for anyone whose New Year resolution to visit the gym regularly is already faltering.' You Magazine, Mail on Sundayshow more

About Michaela Axt-Gadermann

Peter Axt PhD is a health scientist and has written several books and numerous essays in medical journals. Michaela Axt-Gadermann MD is a doctor and journalist and the author of several books and medical journal articles. Both authors are former champion athletes, and live and work in Germany.show more

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