The Healthy Guide to Unhealthy Living: How to Survive Your Bad Habits

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Simon and Schuster, Jan 2, 2006 - Health & Fitness - 208 pages
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STRAIGHT TALK FROM A DOCTOR ON HOW TO MINIMIZE THE DAMAGE FROM THE UNHEALTHY LIFESTYLE CHOICES WE ALL KNOW WE SHOULDN'T MAKE -- BUT DO ANYWAY

There are thousands of books out there on how to live a healthy life, but let's be honest: most of us don't want to live a healthy life -- we want to know how to live our unhealthy lives better. The Healthy Guide to Unhealthy Living is a straightforward and honest guide to maintaining the fast-paced lifestyle you're accustomed to, without giving up all the bad habits that come along with it.

Whether you stayed up all night prepping for that early presentation or want to lose ten pounds fast for a high school reunion, whether you drank too much last night or wound up in an unfamiliar bed this morning, here's the practical advice you need for minimizing the damage and moving on with your life. A few of the issues addressed in this book include:



  • Drinking and drugs: From easing the hangover pain to kicking a drug habit


  • Sex: Pregnancy, STDs, and why you shouldn't believe everything you read on the Internet


  • Pushing the limits: Sleepless nights, stress, and unavoidable life-related anxieties


  • Everyday habits: Smoking, fast food, all-nighters, and the rest of those New Year's resolutions you haven't gotten around to yet




Whether you indulge yourself in Vegas or your own backyard, when it comes to your health, it's easy to assume the worst. But even if you don't live a completely virtuous life, The Healthy Guide to Unhealthy Living says that if you make some smart choices, you can avoid major worries or embarrassment. While this book won't take the place of your own doctor, it will give you some shortcuts to healthier habits and better living -- like safer sex and better sex, or a healthier diet and a better body -- that might become habits you can live with.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Alcohol and Tobacco
27
Keeping Safe While Slimming Down
56
His and Hers
79
Reducing Your Risk
101
What You Can Catch and How
121
Drugs and Drug Testing
152
When You See Your Doctor
179
Acknowledgments
195
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Laura Vanderkam is a contributing editor at Reader's Digest and is the coauthor of Genius Denied: How to Stop Wasting Our Brightest Young Minds. She lives with her husband in New York City.

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