Be Your Best: How Anyone can become Fit, Healthy and Confident

 
9780007134595: Be Your Best: How Anyone can become Fit, Healthy and Confident

8 week plan to boost fitness and confidence from Britain’s top sporting Mum and best-loved olympic champion. In new massmarket format.

Be Your Best is a fitness plan that works for real lives. It includes:
• Sally’s story – the highs and the lows
• 5 different real life followers of Sally’s 8 week plan
• motivational top tips for sticking to your guns
• home exercise programme for everyone
• energy boosting recipes, including fantastic juices and smoothies
• looking after your looks – including face massage
• relax to energise – with a yoga sequence

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Review:

Be Your Best is a home fitness plan from super-athlete Sally Gunnell (OBE) that aims to work for real lives. Gunnell's intentions are undoubtedly good as she aims to help Mr and Mrs Ordinary get on the track to fitness and health. The chapter on Motivation sets the tone for the sections on exercise, eating and relaxing. The focus is by no means on diet-only (only one of the "real-life" participants actually loses weight) this is about making gradual changes to every aspect of your lifestyle.

Sadly there's not enough of the inspirational about this book and even the realistic visuals end up being simply unflattering. Translating this retired athlete's phenomenal and undeniable motivation into the basis of a start-up health plan results in an insubstantial approach. Part of the problem here stems from forcing an American self-help theme onto a British day-time TV format and allocating a journalist to write what in the end amounts to an extended magazine article.

Instead of for example telling us that "yoga is very calming" which we all know, it would have been far more interesting to learn how the only woman in history to have held all four gold medals concurrently interprets, and uses, a totally different physical discipline. While the reader is urged Be Your Best, Gunnell has not been given the opportunity to provide anywhere near her best. --Lorna V

From the Back Cover:

As the greatest female athlete Britain has ever produced, Sally learned all there is to know about health, fitness and the psychology of success. Now retired from professional athletics, she’s mum, BBC TV presenter and is working hard encouraging the rest of us to get fit, active and focused.

Be Your Best is a fitness plan that works for real lives. It includes:
• Sally’s story – the highs and the lows
• 5 different real life followers of Sally’s 8 week plan
• motivational top tips for sticking to your guns
• exercise programme for everyone
• eating the best foods for energy
• looking after your looks – including face massage
• relax to energise – with a yoga sequence

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Gunnell, Sally; Leigh, Kathryn
Published by Thorsons (2002)
ISBN 10: 0007134592 ISBN 13: 9780007134595
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Book Description Thorsons, 2002. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 7134592

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