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No Sweat Audiobook

No Sweat: How the Simple Science of Motivation Can Bring You a Lifetime of Fitness

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Publisher's Summary

"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

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    C. Howard Clearwater, FL 07-06-15
    C. Howard Clearwater, FL 07-06-15
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    "The accent isn't so bad!!"
    Any additional comments?

    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.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Jennifer Mayer 06-27-16
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    "Narrator is terrible"

    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.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Gregory Columbia, SC, United States 09-09-15
    Gregory Columbia, SC, United States 09-09-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Good Principles, Grating Narration"
    What would have made No Sweat better?

    Chiefly, a narrator with a inclination to stay in a lower pitch range.


    Would you recommend No Sweat to your friends? Why or why not?

    I would recommend a book/hardcopy. This production is a little hard to listen through.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    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.


    Any additional comments?

    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.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Rog42 West Pennant Hills, NSW Australia 07-21-15
    Rog42 West Pennant Hills, NSW Australia 07-21-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Great content"

    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

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Kathleen B. 06-23-15
    Kathleen B. 06-23-15
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    "Terrible Narration"
    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    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!


    Any additional comments?

    Read the hard copy instead.

    6 of 10 people found this review helpful
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    Michael Smith Ada, Ok United States 07-19-17
    Michael Smith Ada, Ok United States 07-19-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Good alternative strategy for exercise"

    I recommend this book for anyone who struggles with being consistent with exercise. This plan just might change your life.

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    Josh 06-21-17
    Josh 06-21-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Great book"
    What did you love best about No Sweat?

    The book is so true and honest, it explains how we are supposed to exercise rather than how we have been convinced we need or should exercise in today's society based on new beliefs. I have read dozens and dozens of health, fitness, wellness books, and this one is right up there in the need to read. If you are struggling to understand why your hardcore beach body, CrossFit, a special workout plan is failing you should read this book.


    Which character – as performed by Lyndsay Vitale – was your favorite?

    The narrator is good.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes, I did.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    cecilia hernandez 05-23-17
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    "not for you if you already live a healthy lifestyl"

    I purchased this book because I wanted a little bit more motivation with my health and fitness.
    this might be a great book if you are overweight and looking for motivation.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 01-26-17
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    "A refreshing new view"
    Would you listen to No Sweat again? Why?

    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.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of No Sweat?

    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.


    How could the performance have been better?

    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.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    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.


    Any additional comments?

    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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Alexis Jones 10-11-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Couldn't make it through the first chapter..."

    Her voice is so annoying I couldn't even make it through he first chapter. Next time I will definitely read the reviews first.

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  • Rowan
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    6/13/15
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    "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.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • MR
    8/18/17
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    "practical"

    good sound advice. most of it common sense. implementing these tips will help people be more active

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Paul
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    2/24/16
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    "Had to give up listening to this one!"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    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


    How could the performance have been better?

    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.


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  • Mrs Gail S Ashfield
    7/20/15
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    "Really motivating"
    Where does No Sweat rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Right up the top


    What did you like best about this story?

    It explained everything really well and made me look at my exercise habits totally differently


    Which character – as performed by Lyndsay Vitale – was your favourite?

    Not relevant


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    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


    Any additional comments?

    This is an audiobook I will listen to again and again

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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