The Unofficial Guide to Beating Stress (Unofficial Guides)

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The dictionary definition of stress includes anything that stimulates and increases awareness. So there′s no getting rid of it: stress is always there, in both personal and professional lives. The trick is to learn how to handle it –– readers need to know how to make that adrenaline rush work for rather than against them! The ability to handle life′s crises can mean the difference between health problems and psychological burnout and the exhiliration of meeting stressful situations –– and people –– head on and besting them. The Unofficial Guide to Beating Stress offers readers savvy tips on:

  • Telling the difference between good stress and bad stress
  • Staying clear of high–stress foods
  • Working out adrenaline surges at the gym or dance studio
  • Warding off the physical damages of stress through massage, chirpractic, and osteopathic techniques
The Unofficial Panel of Experts members include: Paul J. Rosch, M.D., F.A.C.P., President of The American Institute of Stress!

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The inside scoop… for when you want more than the official line! Weren't faxes, cell phones, pagers, e–mail, the Internet, and pocket organizers supposed to make our lives easier? Let's face it: In the mega–wired 21st century, our lives aren't getting any simpler…just more stressful! If you're like most people, you could use some help cutting stress from your professional and personal lives. You want a clear, objective account of the best decompression options available. You want the inside scoop. The Unofficial Guide ™ to Beating Stress is designed to give savvy consumers like you a foolproof appraisal of everything from how to zoom in on the major sources of stress to how to reduce tension through diet, exercise, and other traditional and nontraditional techniques. In this book you'll get unbiased recommendations that are not influenced by any company, product, or organization. The Unofficial Guide ™ to Beating Stress is intensively inspected by The Unofficial Panel of Experts: Jeff Davidson, MBA, CMC, is a prolific time–management author and the founding faculty expert of www.MentorU.com; Larry Deutsch, M.D., is a family physician who uses hypnosis to help his patients overcome stress and anxiety; and Paul J. Rosch is president of the American Institute of Stress and honorary vice–president of the International Stress Management Association. These specialists ensure that you are armed with the most up–to–date insider information on the subject of stress reduction and are told exactly what "the Official establishment" doesn't want you to know. Vital Information on the major causes of stress in modern life, and on stress in the home and family Insider Secrets on gaining stress relief in the workplace through better time management Money–Saving Techniques for meditation, rest, and relaxation you can use immediately for a more serene life Time–Saving Tips on defending your body against stress with the right diet and nutritional/herbal supplements The Latest Trends in exercise and sports that really pack a wallop against stress Handy Checklists and Charts for making stress reduction a key part of your health care visit us on–line at www.idgbooks.com

About the Author:

About the Author Pat Goudey started her professional publishing life in 1970 working as an editorial assistant in the text book division at Prentice–Hall, Inc., and later became a print journalist and non–fiction writer—reporting, editing, and working on graphic arts for Fidelity Investment's Community Newspapers, Inc. in Massachusetts. She later wrote articles and personality profiles for the All American Crafts group of magazines in New Jersey. In addition to writing and editing, Pat did a two–year stint as assistant to the general manager of the 240–seat Foxborough Regional Center for the Performing Arts in Massachusetts, helping to create, produce, and promote a year–round schedule of professional plays, concerts, and community events. Before that, Pat spent five years as an EMT (Emergency Medical Technician) in northwestern New Jersey, where she taught emergency first aid skills to ambulance crews, balancing the demands of an on–call schedule with making a home for her husband and two young sons. With her mother, Marie Tedford, Pat co–authored The Official Price Guide to Old Books in 1994. The book is now going into its fourth edition. Pat has used proven techniques to manage her own stress and create an occasional island of calm in a frenzied world. She first learned about stress and its effects on body and mind as a student at Iowa Wesleyan College and Fairleigh Dickinson University, where she majored in psychology. Now a full–time freelance writer living with her husband in Vermont, Pat has made a study of many of the stress management programs that inundate our popular culture, coming at us through print and electronic media, the world of medicine and healing arts, religious and spiritual disciplines, even our cookbooks. She has boiled the information down to the essentials presented in this book to help you find the techniques that work best in your busy life.

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