Shape Your Life: 4 Weeks to a Better Body -- And a Better Life

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Barbara Harris, Angela Hynes
Hay House, 2003 - Health & Fitness - 331 pages
With nearly five million people reading each issue, "Shape is the #1 magazine for today=s health-conscious women. Its mission and ever-present philosophy is: "Being fit means more than having thin thighs and well-defined absCit means living a balanced life. In "Shape Your Life, Barbara Harris, pinpoints the seven goals "Shape considers the benchmarks of total fitnessCWorkouts, Diet, Spirituality, Rest, Emotions, Body Image, and WorkCand provides a custom-designed, four-week, personal transformation program that "all women can use to make over their lives forever. Brimming with photographs and results-producing programs for each element of fitness, "Shape Your Life overflows with expert advice and inspirational wisdom on: 1. Your Workout: details programs ranging from The Ultra-Efficient Cardio Workout to the Fit-in-20-Minutes Workout; from The Body-Confident Workout to The Mind-Body Makeover.2. Your Diet: unveils The Shape Food Pyramid and Shape Pyramid Meat plan, healthy kitchen makeovers, shopping guides, and more.3. Your Spirituality: offers soul-nourishing yoga and meditation exercises and steps to becoming more connected with others and with the natural world. 4. Your Rest: explains the health benefits of taking a rest now and thenCbreaks, vacations, naps, and sleepCwith tips, techniques, and mini-retreats for getting more "healthful rest.5. Your Emotions: reveals how to survive modern life with your sanity intact, reduce stress, identify triggers that cause anxiety, and balance your emotions. 6. Your Body Image: provides the keys to building a positive view of your body at any size or shape, as well as special confidence-boosting workouts. Your Work: explores how to make yourwork, however you define it (corporate manager, self-employed businesswoman, stay-at-home mom), more productive and personally satisfying. Destined to become an indispensable journal of self-discovery and achievement, "Shape Your Life highlights Shape magazine's positive, uplifting, encouraging message: In just four weeks, you can master the seven elements of fitness to get into your best "shape--and create your best life--ever.

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Barbara Harris has served as Shape's editor-in-chief since 1987. She is a widely recognized expert on health, fitness and wellness. She has appeared on Oprah, The Today Show, CNN, MSNBC, Access Hollywood and Entertainment Tonight.

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