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Energy every day
Woods, Ron, 1943 Nov. 6-
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Champaign, IL : Human Kinetics, [2009], c2010.
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xi, 235 p. : col. ill. ; 26 cm.
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Elmira - Steele Memorial Library 1 613.7 W896 Adult NonFiction Book

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There's a worldwide energy crisis that has nothing to do with fossil fuels or nuclear and solar power. It's a crisis of personal energy. You're working longer hours, sleeping less, and spending less time being active. But this is one trend you don't have to accept. In fact, the solution is in your hands.

Energy Every Day is the result of Human Performance Institute's decades of research into the lifestyles of the world's busiest people. Whether you're a student or CEO, athlete or small-business owner, you'll learn how to incorporate physical activity into your daily routine for better health and increased energy.

In Energy Every Day , you'll create a personal energy plan specific to you--your goals, your needs, your schedule. Evaluate your lifestyle, identify opportunities, and add energy-boosting activities to your day. With this step-by-step program, you'll learn the following skills:

-Increase personal energy and engagement with family and friends by incorporating physical activity into your daily schedule.

-Adjust eating habits to sustain high energy throughout the day.

-Establish a personal sleep schedule that addresses your brain and body's needs for rest and recovery.

-Recognize and eliminate the daily pitfalls that drain energy and create mental and physical fatigue.
With Energy Every Day , you can solve your own personal energy crisis. Be more alert, focused, and attentive and reap the rewards of an active and fit lifestyle. Energy Every Day is the energy plan for everybody.

Author Notes

Ron Woods, PhD, is a performance coach for the Human Performance Institute (HPI) in Orlando, Florida, and an adjunct professor of sport science at the University of Tampa and the University of South Florida. He spent 20 years with the United States Tennis Association, including 10 years as the USTA's director of Player Development, a program that develops top junior players into touring professionals. For 17 years, Woods was professor of physical education and men's tennis coach at West Chester University. He has been inducted into West Chester University's Athletic Hall of Fame. A graduate of East Stroudsburg University and an inductee into their athletic hall of fame, Woods received his PhD from Temple University with an emphasis in sport psychology and motor learning. The International Tennis Hall of Fame awarded Ron the Educational Merit Award in 1997. He was also honored by the United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA) as National Coach of the Year in 1982 and named a master professional in 1984. His accomplishments include eight years on the Coaching Committee of the United States Olympic Committee and the Coaches' Commission of the International Tennis Association. Woods authored Social Issues in Sport and Playing Tennis After 50 and has written and edited numerous USTA publications, including Coaching Youth Tennis, Tennis Tactics , and Coaching Tennis Successfully , all published by Human Kinetics. He lives in St. Petersburg, Florida.

Chris Jordan is the vice president of facilitator training at HPI, the manager of its Corporate Athlete Train-the-Trainer course, and the director of fitness. Jordan manages the development and execution of all corporate fitness programs. He is also a regular contributor to Men's Health, Best Life, Florida Tennis, and Outside magazines . He holds a master of science degree in exercise physiology from Leeds Metropolitan University and a bachelor of science in applied biological sciences from the University of West England in Bristol. Before joining HPI, Jordan was the fitness program consultant for the U.S. Air Force in Europe at the Royal Air Force base in Lakenheath. He was also an exercise physiologist at the British Army Personnel Research Establishment of the Ministry of Defence. He is a certified strength and conditioning specialist and a certified personal trainer through the National Strength and Conditioning Association and a health fitness specialist and advanced personal trainer through the American College of Sports Medicine. Jordan lives in Orlando, Florida.

Headquartered in Orlando, Florida, the Human Performance Institute is the world leader in energy management technology. The institute's corporate athlete training solutions include executive and on-site training courses, keynotes, and Train-the-Trainer courses. Corporate clients include Procter & Gamble, the Estï¿Å"e Lauder companies, Dell, the FBI, GlaxoSmithKline, PepsiCo, and Morgan Stanley Smith Barney.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. vii
Acknowledgmentsp. xi
Part I The Energy Solutionp. 1
Chapter 1 Building Energy for Full Engagementp. 3
Chapter 2 A Unleashing the Power of Physical Energyp. 15
Chapter 3 Adding High-Octane Fuelp. 23
Chapter 4 Motivating Yourself for Physical Activityp. 35
Part II Assessing Your Situationp. 47
Chapter 5 Determining Your Health and Fitness Levelsp. 49
Chapter 6 Creating Fun and Exhilaration Through Physical Activityp. 61
Chapter 7 Gathering Informationp. 73
Chapter 8 Developing Your Personal Prescription for Physical Activityp. 85
Part III Your Action Planp. 99
Chapter 9 Putting Your Plan into Actionp. 101
Chapter 10 Measuring Successp. 175
Chapter 11 Combating Typical Barriersp. 189
Chapter 12 Planning for the Futurep. 207
Appendix: Fitness Test Normsp. 217
Bibliographyp. 223
Indexp. 225
About the Authorsp. 234

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