The 4 Habits of Healthy Families: Everything Your Family Needs to Get Healthy and Stay Healthy for Life / Featuring the Yes, No, Maybe So Food Choice

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BenBella Books, Inc., Jun 8, 2010 - Health & Fitness - 488 pages
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A book has finally been written to address weight management and health in the family. "The 4 Habits of Healthy Families" will teach families of all shapes and sizes how to create meals that are healthy and enjoyable. Amy Hendel, lifestyle therapist and health expert, guides families through daily planning, preparation and proportion of food. But, what’s more, Amy has fought obesity herself and is also a busy, working mother. She brings personal credibility and expertise to an easy-to-follow and practical health guide.

The benefits of improving your family’s health don’t stop at a healthier, better-feeling family. As you practice Amy’s easy program, you’ll find your family gathering around the dining-room table more often and seeking out healthy activities to enjoy together. Health will become the platform for a stronger and more closely knit family.

In addition to invaluable sidebars and tips, The "4 Habits of Healthy Families" is filled with easy and delicious recipes, sample grocery store lists and a plethora of other suggestions to minimize time and maximize output in the kitchen.

"4 Habits of Healthy Families" offers a generous amount of support from an author who has fought—and beat—obesity in her own family. Amy Hendel is showing the joys and advantages of making health a family affair.

(Originally published as "Fat Families, Thin Families" by BenBella Books in April 2008.)

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Amy Hendel, R-PA, IDEA, ACSM, is a family lifestyle therapist, registered physician assistant, and well-known TV and radio personality, health expert, reporter, correspondent, producer, and writer for a wide variety of television and radio shows and print publications. She reaches millions of people through a broad spectrum of media outlets including guest spots on NBC’s Today, Fox News, and The Early Show. As a spokesperson for several noted health campaigns including Global Amway's Nutrilite vitamin division, and as "Healthy Home” segment host on Housesmarts, she speaks to audiences throughout the country. Past host of PBS' HealthZone and Westwood One's Good Eating Good Living, she has also been a coach and mentor for, a website with more than 16 million subscribers. Currently she blogs for HealthCentral, a medical destination website and HealthCorps, Dr. Oz's philanthropic organization that fights teen obesity nationwide. As CEO of, her daily newsletter hits thousands of homes.

Hendel’s master’s level R-PA degree followed her Bachelor of Science degree. She is a personal trainer, fitness instructor, and nutritionist; and her professional affiliations include the California Association of Physician Assistants and the American Association of Physician Assistants.

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