Live a Little!

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Live a Little!

Breaking the Rules Won't Break Your Health

By Susan M. Love; Alice D. Domar, PH.D.; Leigh Ann Hirschman

Three Rivers Press (CA), Paperback, 9780307409430, 234pp.

Publication Date: March 15, 2011

Later to bed, munching some fries, makes a girl pretty healthy and wise. . . .
Yes, it's true more or less. Why? Women do need to eat healthier, exercise, get adequate sleep, and take preventive health care seriously, yet it's equally important for them to relax. Relax, take a breather, and give up trying to follow the narrowly prescribed health rules that are constant sources of unhealthy stress and guilt.
In "Live a Little ," women finally get a long-overdue dose of realism about what's truly healthy and what's mostly hype. Susan Love and Alice Domar take on the health police, whose edicts make us feel terrible when we don t get eight hours of sleep or eat the maximum daily serving of veggies. Most important, they remind us of a forgotten truth: Perfect health is not achievable.
Breaking down the prevailing health musts in six areas sleep, stress, preventive care, exercise, nutrition, and personal relationships these doctors, with a little help from the other experts of BeWell, cut to the heart of these topics and give us realistic guidelines for living a healthy enough life, one that also includes laughter, relaxation, and a commonsense attitude about being pretty healthy.
To learn more health truths and whittle down your overblown expectations of yourself, open this book. Using science combined with these experts surprisingly refreshing opinions, "Live a Little " shows you how to be healthy without driving yourself crazy

"From the Hardcover edition.

About the Author
Director of the Revlon/UCLA Breast Center. She is Associate Professor of Clinical Surgery at UCLA. Co-Founded the National Breast Cancer Coalition. She Lives in Southern California with Her Life Partner, Helen Cooksey M.D., and Their Daughter Katie.

Alice D. Domar, Ph.D., is the director of the Mind/Body Medical Institute for Women's Health at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, where she is also a senior scientist. She is an assistant professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School and the coauthor of "Healing Mind, Healthy Woman" and "Self-Nurture: Learning to Care for Yourself as Effectively as You Care for Everyone Else."

Leigh Ann Hirschman is a writer and editor. She lives in Chicago.

Praise For Live a Little!

"If a surgeon (Love) and a psychologist (Domar) specializing in women’s health can be intimidated by all the do’s and don’ts that are said to be gospel in the women’s health bible-according-to-popular-media, what about the rest of us? Love, Domar, and company insist there is not only a safe, sensible middle ground that is a lot bigger than we have been lead to believe, but there is a lot of information that can just be chucked right out the window, because many studies that “prove” this or that may be made up of whole cloth. The extra value in this value-added tome arises from the reasoned and reasonable methods proposed for maintaining a healthy life that a person might also actually enjoy."--*STARRED* Booklist