Working Out Sucks! (And Why It Doesn't Have To): The Only 21-Day Kick-Start Plan for Total Health and Fitness You'll Ever Need

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Tired of diet books that promise to change your life in five minutes? Tired of trying to get healthy and fit—and really getting nowhere? Chuck Runyon, Brian Zehetner, and Rebecca DeRossett are here to confirm what you already know: Working out sucks. The good news? With the new approaches in this book, that is about to change.

Working Out Sucks! deprograms those of us who have long been brainwashed by unhealthy habits, destructive attitudes, and misinformation about health, and offers a no-nonsense way to get back on track. Because, while working out may suck, the alternatives—from heart disease to premature aging and shortened lifespan--are a lot worse. As he does in his 1,700 Anytime Fitness clubs (with more than one million members worldwide--and growing), Runyon emphasizes user-friendliness and utility in this get-real, get-healthy message, complete with Zehetner's 21-day kick-start plan and DeRossett's tips for mental health.

 

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Contents

Introduction Chuck Runyon
3
The Magic Pill
11
One Lousy Percent
17
iDeath
24
Gekko and GEICO
30
Superman Had Kryptonite Oprah Had Mac n Cheese
41
Dude Get Your Hard On
49
Cooking the Books
56
Want It Now
115
Strength in Numbers
121
NUTRITION SUCKS TOO
129
Go Fiber or Go Home
139
Simplifying the Fats Isnt So Simple
149
on H2O
156
A Weighty Issue
172
Gimme the Nutritional Game Plan
182

Soul Calories
58
CHANGING BEHAVIOR SUCKS TOO
67
Begin with the End in Mind
78
Mind over Matter
86
Move a Muscle Move a Feeling
96
IWould Kill for Chocolate
102
The Myth of Perfection
109
Introduction Brian Zehetner
195
Is Strength the New Cardio?
206
Stretch Much?
213
Acknowledgments
263
Index
275
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About the author (2012)

Chuck Runyon is the cofounder and CEO of Anytime Fitness, based in Hastings, Minnesota. Brian Zehetner, MS, RD, CSSD, CSCS, is the health director at Anytime Fitness, a registered dietitian, and a certified strength and conditioning specialist with more than fifteen years of experience in the nutrition and fitness industries. Rebecca A. Derossett, MSW, LICSW, is an executive coach for Anytime Fitness and the owner of Stillwater Psychological Associates in Stillwater, Minnesota.

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