"When it comes to exercise, most of us have gotten the message but still lack the motivation. That's why we need this remarkable book."
(Daniel H. Pink, author of Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us)
Do you secretly hate exercising? Struggle to stick with a program? Millions of people try and fail to stay fit. But what if exercising is the real problem, not you? No Sweat translates years of research on exercise and motivation into a simple, four-point program that will empower you to break the cycle of exercise failure once and for all. You'll discover why you should forget about willpower and stop gritting your teeth through workouts you hate. Instead you'll become motivated from the inside out and start to crave physical activity. You'll be hooked!
Practical, proven, and loaded with inspiring stories, No Sweat makes getting fit easier - and more fun - than you ever imagined. Get ready to embrace an active lifestyle that you'll love.
PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio.
©2015 Michelle Segar, PhD (P)2015 Gildan Media LLC
I almost passed up the audio version due to the comments about the accent of the narrator. I didn't find it to be a problem at all, and I'm from NC - so I'm usually sensitive to strong accents from the north! I found the narrator to have a mild accent that made her voice more interesting than annoying. Really great content, too! I just had to post about the narration.
The narrator sounds like a child. She does character voices that are fully grating. She mispronounces words - my favorite Panplona for Pamplona. The lack of gravity in her voice makes the writer's voice less credible. And something annoying with her "s" pronunciation made it so challenging for me to complete the book.
The content of the book is good, if a little dry & pedantic.
Chiefly, a narrator with a inclination to stay in a lower pitch range.
I would recommend a book/hardcopy. This production is a little hard to listen through.
There was an almost teen-aged sing song quality to her pitch and pace which brought me out of the material an grated on my ears. There are plenty of female voices that actually do a generally better job of holding our human attentions.
The one thing that I "take away" for this one is that every bit of movement counts, instead of requiring that I need to achieve a threshold "workout" level. I think that this is valuable.
Probably better as a paper book rather than audio so you can do the exercises and re refer to helpful points. The reading is a little condescending at times and stories a little contrived but I found it great for reframing my approach to exercise
The narration was a huge distraction from the book's content. I thought I could overlook it, but I was wrong. Instead of listening, I found myself analyzing the mispronunciations, most of which involved the addition of "sh" to words ("choleshterol," "shtretches," "shtructured"). It drove me crazy!
Read the hard copy instead.
I may listen to 'No Sweat' again, but I will definitely read the book. This is author has brought a new standpoint on fitness that I didn't consider myself.
One the most memorable moments in this book is the take away that everything counts. Even if you're not 'in the zone', the idea that everything counts for me anyway is a building block to get to levels of activity that put you in the zone rather than do nothing.
The performance could've been better with a different narrator because there were times when some words were mispronounced and it took me out of the material momentarily.
Chapter 8 was where the book had the most impact for me, no spoilers, you'll just have to read or listen and see if it does the same for you.
This book would have received a higher review from me had the narrator not sounded like Meg Griffin from Family Guy. Every time I went to listen it would take me a few minutes to get over the voice and into the material. The beginning 1-2 chapters I could skipped the author shamelessly patting herself on the back about her accomplishments. Other than those 2 points, this book for me was quite good.
I listen to the audio book nearly everyday when I workout for extra motivation.
It has been over 30th days since I started listening to this audio book, and I am still motivated and having fun. I have learn from this book, No Sweat, how to motivate myself to exercise everyday in the gym or at home at my own pace and on my own time. By following Dr. Segar's MAP method, I am also motivated to eat a sensible diet most days. I have lost 5 lbs in one month.The MAP info has helped me enjoy exercising again. I have started working out first thing in the morning. The MAP method is just what I needed to motivate myself to work toward my goals without struggling. Who knew a positive attitude toward exercise could cause one to exercise, enjoy it, and lose weight. Duh!
Why is this a must read? I say this because the information in this book can be life changing. The concepts presented in this book can be applied to many areas in a person's life, not just physical fitness. Michelle explains the science of our behaviors. She goes well beyond explaining our behaviors and gets into very practical ways to change our behaviors for a lifetime. READ (or in this case LISTEN to) this book and you'll be happy you did!
"Good book, awful narration"
The content is good and helpful but the narrator is just awful. It's like being talked to by a primary school kid.
"Had to give up listening to this one!"
I may recommend the written version of this. The content seemed interesting but the narrator's voiced grated on me so much I had to stop listening
This is the first time I have ever stopped listening to an audio book based on the narrator's performance alone. The writer is a middle aged respected sports scientist, however the narrator sounds like a none-too bright 15 year old girl. Her voice was grating and simply incongruous to the content.
Right up the top
It explained everything really well and made me look at my exercise habits totally differently
The idea that exercise should be something I enjoy and it doesn't matter how much or how little but just that I'm doing it
This is an audiobook I will listen to again and again
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