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How to Boost Your Physical and Mental Energy Audiobook

How to Boost Your Physical and Mental Energy

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Publisher's Summary

Wouldn't it be great if you could wake up every morning with an unending reserve of energy? Get a step-by-step guide and toolkit that will spark your life with a jolt of vitality. It's not just a list of "superfoods" or trendy exercises; the course takes a rigorous scientific approach to human vitality. Energy is a limited resource; learn to allocate yours in the best way possible to make the most of each day.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©2015 The Great Courses (P)2015 The Teaching Company, LLC

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    marc 11-16-16
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    "Worst great course for me"

    Patronizing style with a number of claims thrown in it made it hard to completely listen to it. Nearly Nothing resonated. Only the importance of sleep.

    Claims get anecdotal reference. Acupuncture and footreflex get serious treatment.

    I blindly bougth great courses with intersting titles. No more. This was a waste of a credit and my time.

    11 of 11 people found this review helpful
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    VerdereC Palo Alto, CA 03-25-16
    VerdereC Palo Alto, CA 03-25-16 Member Since 2012
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    "Worthwhile content, but too much Mindfulness ex"

    I'm grateful for the information presented, but too much time was devoted to Mindfulness / yoga exercises. Also did not like being spoken to like I am a child.

    13 of 14 people found this review helpful
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    Niall 01-10-16
    Niall 01-10-16 Member Since 2010
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    "meditation- the king of empty promises"

    The book is a lot of meditation. Telling yourself how to feel happier and more energetic. In addition to the reliance of meditation the bulk of the book is narration of what to think about and how to feel as it guides your meditation in real time meaning that even if you do think that meditation is rewarding (I don't) you can't follow the instructions unless you are in a quiet and safe place. Listening while commuting or doing chores are right out. I gave up after a few hours. I wanted a book on nutrition, fitness and lifestyle. This is just a bunch of guided meditation and empty promises. Even if you do think that this is useful (I don't) the writer never backs up claims with science. It is all based on anecdote and personal experience if anything.

    24 of 32 people found this review helpful
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    Tami 04-27-16
    Tami 04-27-16
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    "Great Book!!"

    Now I know some keys to work on. Great info. Now I need to implement what I've learned.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    JOSE HARLINGEN, TEXAS, United States 12-17-15
    JOSE HARLINGEN, TEXAS, United States 12-17-15 Member Since 2011
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    "Good and very helpful information."

    Good and very helpful information, but I dif not apreciate the presentation of yoga throughout the course. A bit too much of Yoga for me.

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    David Jones Bethel Springs, TN United States 10-26-15
    David Jones Bethel Springs, TN United States 10-26-15
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    "The Ladie's Room"
    What disappointed you about How to Boost Your Physical and Mental Energy?

    It was so blatantly slanted toward women.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Knowledge and Decisions by Thomas Sowell.


    What does Kimberlee Bethany Bonura bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Her narrative underscored the book's obvious gynocentrism.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    Some interesting breathing techniques, such as Breath of Fire.


    Any additional comments?

    I rarely regret money spent on books, but, I did this time.

    87 of 150 people found this review helpful
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    Paul 08-15-17
    Paul 08-15-17 Member Since 2016
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    "great course"

    full of practical advice spanning multiple disciplines. this course draws on many well established scientific studies to re-inforce to the mainstream listener what many spiritual seekers have experienced. A great listen for the more or less knowledgeable in the field of mind body

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Charlotte Cudd 07-06-17 Member Since 2014
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    "Refreshing"

    As someone who is constantly practicing calm, I can say this book provides a lot more than I expected. The author makes mindfulness make sense.

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    Greg, The Master Negotiator & Body Language Expert 02-27-17
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    "good insights for Better Health"

    the insights delivered in this book can lead to Better Health more resiliency and more endurance highly suggest

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    roxy 04-19-17
    roxy 04-19-17
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    "Very insightful."
    If you could sum up How to Boost Your Physical and Mental Energy in three words, what would they be?

    Necessary read, Fun


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Kimberlee Bonura had a very calming voice when doing exercises.


    Any additional comments?

    This was a great book. I wanted a hard copy to look back on and was disappointed there was not one, however I would recommend this book to anyone needing to learn the tools to improve their energy.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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  • Chris Bledsoe
    5/19/17
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    "Ok"

    You don't need to wade through hours of this.

    Here's a summary

    - Sleep well
    - eat and drink well
    - do yoga
    - do meditation
    - have a social life
    - pursue a passion

    I don't know why it took her hours and hours to say that, but there you go

    12 of 12 people found this review helpful
  • J. H. Hillman
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    "Misleading it a course on meditation"
    What disappointed you about How to Boost Your Physical and Mental Energy?

    I was expecting more science and facts but there is awful lot of on meditation and Buddhist philosophy that is not very helpful. Quite a lot of common sense too though. Also lots of quoting surveys and studies but with no context its not helpful. Nothing veer insightful that would make it a great course.


    Would you ever listen to anything by The Great Courses again?

    Yes ..this one just wasn't whjat i was looking for


    Any additional comments?

    Should be relabeled to make it clear that there is a lot about Buddhist philosophy and mediation which wasn't what i was looking for the this course.

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