Synopses & Reviews
Between your full-length mirror and high-school biology class, you probably think you know a lot about the human body. While it's true that we live in an age when we're as obsessed with our bodies as we are with celebrity hairstyles, the reality is that most of us know very little about what chugs, churns, and thumps throughout this miraculous, scientific, and artistic system of anatomy. Yes, you've owned your skin-covered shell for decades, but you probably know more about your cell-phone plan than you do about your own body. When it comes to your longevity and quality of life, understanding your internal systems gives you the power, authority, and ability to live a healthier, younger, and better life.
The flagship book of the YOU series, which spawned three subsequent New York Times bestsellers, has now been expanded and updated to make you understand your body even better—perhaps too well.
YOU: The Owner's Manual, Updated and Expanded Edition challenges your preconceived notions about how the human body works and ages, then takes you on a tour through all of the highways, back roads, and landmarks inside of you. In this update, the doctors have included a new chapter on the liver and pancreas, which will finally demystify the most exotic parts of our bodies; a new workout chapter that will finally get you moving; and nearly one hundred Q&As asked by you, the reader. It has also been updated throughout to give you up-to-the-minute know-how to not just understand what to do to keep fit, but also why and how.
The book opens with a quiz, "How Well Do You Know Your Body?," which sets the stage for the following chapters. After taking the quiz, you'll learn about all of your blood-pumping, food-digesting, and keys-remembering systems and organs, including the heart, brain, lungs, immune system, bones, and sensory organs. Each chapter also contains common myths of the particular body part that the authors will debunk.
Just as important, you'll get the facts and advice you need to keep your body running long and strong. You'll find out how diseases start and how they affect your body—as well as advice on how to prevent and beat conditions that threaten your quality of life. Complete with exercise tips, nutritional guidelines, simple lifestyle changes, and alternative approaches, YOU: The Owner's Manual, Updated and Expanded Edition gives you an easy, comprehensive, and life-changing how-to plan for fending off the gremlins of aging. To top it off, this new edition includes even more great-tasting and calorie-saving recipes as part of the Owner's Manual Diet—an eating plan that is designed with only one goal in mind: to help you live a younger life.
Welcome to your body. Why don't you come on in and take a look around?
"Joe DeSena is the real deal. His stories are believable, because his achievements and accomplishments are genuine. In Spartan Up!
Joe delivers his message with the insight and candor that only an individual who has lived through such experiences can. A must read for anyone looking to take his performance to the next level, be it in athletics or in life." and#8211; Dean Karnazes, ultramarathoner and New York Times bestselling author of Ultra Marathon Man
"Have you ever wanted to be more, been stuck in a funk or simply wanted make life poignant? Look no further because Spartan Up!
is your catalyst. Loaded with real life inspiration and lessons, Joe De Sena uses his supercharged success in life, business and sports to deliver the nuggets. This is an easy and juicy read; succinct, powerful and relevant." and#8211; Ian Adamson, world champion adventure racer and author of The Runnerand#8217;s World Guide to Adventure Racing
"If there's anyone out there who has taken extreme to a new level, its Joe De Sena and#8211; in adventure racing, in business, and ultimately in the business of adventure!and#12288; Spartan Up!
is must-read." and#12288;and#8211;Robyn Benincasa, world champion adventure racer and New York Times bestselling author of How Winning Works
"Joe De Sena is the real dealand#12288;in endurance sports and Obstacle Racing. Spartan Up!
will guide you to train your body and mind for the arduous Spartan Race - while also giving you very practical insights to perform at your peak in all areas of your life." and#8211; Mark Divine, founder, SEALFIT and author of The Way of the SEAL and Unbeatable Mind
"Two words describe Joe De Sena and Spartan Up!
.... Game Changer! Read this book and you will dramatically transform the way you think, lead, work, and live. This is the ultimate resource for personal and professional transformation. Spartan Up
gives you an actionable blueprint to go beyond just adapting and surviving to excelling and thriving. If success is your goal, whether you're a Navy SEAL, Wall Street Exec, homemaker, teacher or doctor, you need this book.
" -- John Brubaker, world renowned performance consultant and author of The Coach Approach: Success Strategies From The Locker Room To The Board Room
Two powerhouse doctors team up once again to present this updated edition of their bestselling book. This expanded version features more than 75 pages of new information and updated content throughout. (Consumer Health)
Twenty-six point two miles isnand#8217;t enough anymore. Obstacle course racing, which combines the endurance challenges of a marathon with the mind-bending rigors of overcoming obstacles along the way, is taking the world by storm. At the center of this phenomenon is Joe De Sena, the driving force behind the enormously popular Spartan Race. De Sena offers a simple philosophy: commit to a goal, put in the work, and get it done. From that philosophy, as played out first in his own life and now for millions across trails, through mud, and up mountainsides, Spartan Race was born.
Now in Spartan Up! De Sena gives you a life strategy guide that takes you out of your comfort zone and into a combat zone. As he breaks down obstacles from his many races, detailing how each parallels real life experiences, you will learn how to:
and#160;and#8226; conquer your greatest obstacleand#8212;your will
and#8226; embrace your greatest friendand#8212;discipline
and#8226; make limitations vanish and establish a new normal
and#8226; achieve the ultimate: obstacle immunity
Other events breed sheep; Spartan Race breeds wolves. Filled with unforgettable stories of Spartan racers as well as hard-won truths learned along the course, Spartan Up! will help anyone reach their full potentialand#8212;in life, business, relationships, indeed anything one sets out to do. It is the blueprint that takes you right past Go to your finish line.
From the best-selling author of Spartan Up! and the founder of the world-renowned Spartan Race, a kickass training guide full of tips and tricks to get you Spartan Fit and Spartan Tough and map your road to peak performance
From the best-selling author of Spartan Up! a complete 31-day workout and diet plan to help you reach peak performance
Joe De Sena designed the Spartan races to test overall conditioning: strength, flexibility, endurance, and speed. His signature take-no-prisoners approach to achieving physical and mental fitness has taken the endurance world by storm and inspired millions. Now in Spartan Fit, De Sena breaks down that approach and gives readers the tools they need to conquer the course andmdash; and life, including:
and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; andbull; A 31-day workout and diet plan to prepare for the Spartan Sprint andmdash; or to just get you in shapeand#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; andbull;and#160;Full-body workouts requiring no gym, no weightsand#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; andbull; How to build on one race to the nextand#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;andbull; Inspiring, motivating stories of Spartans
and#160;and#160;A complete Spartan training guide, Spartan Fit will arm readers with the strength, knowledge, and grit to never question their potential again.
About the Author
Dr. Mehmet C. Oz is the professor and vice chairman of Surgery at Columbia University and director of the Cardiovascular Institute and the Complementary Medicine Program at New York Presbyterian Hospital. He is the health expert on The Oprah Winfrey Show
and writes for O Magazine
, and Reader's Digest
. Oz and Dr. Roizen host a show on Oprah & Friends radio, where they discuss healing techniques, preventative medicine, and the latest in health news, so that Americans can make well-informed decisions about their health.
Michael F. Roizen, M.D., is cofounder of RealAge™ and chair of the RealAge Scientific Advisory Board. He is past chairman of a Food and Drug Administration advisory committee and a former editor of six medical journals. His first book, Real
Table of Contents
and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;Prologue: Thirty Below and Nowhere to Goand#8195;xiii
1.and#160;From Here to Insanityand#8195;1
2.and#160;Confronting the Greatest Obstacle: Your Willand#8195;25
3.and#160;Overcoming Obstacles, Tossing Your Cookiesand#8195;44
4.and#160;Changing Your Frame of Referenceand#8195;66
5.and#160;Getting Spartan Fitand#8195;79
6.and#160;Change Your Diet, Change Your Lifeand#8195;97
7.and#160;Moving Past Mountainsand#8195;119
8.and#160;Making Your Limits Vanishand#8195;139
9.and#160;Transformance: Forging New Bondsand#8195;153
10.and#160;The Finish Line: Becoming Spartanand#8195;172