Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Denise's Daily Dozen: Review & Giveaway
From Denise Austin comes the perfect health book for anyone who wants to live better but just can't seem to find the time. Much more than just another excercise book, Denise's Daily Dozen covers a whole range of health and diet related concepts yet manages it all in a no-stress, time-conscious program of 12's. At it's core, this book contains the minimum daily requirements to keep the reader flexible, strong and trim. Organized simply into seven chapters, which equal the seven days of the week, it covers a full week in daily allotments. Each day will have it's own focus from Monday being "fat burning day" to Sunday's "recharge and rejuvenate."
Denise has created a total body program, including a 7-day balanced meal plan that includes healthy recipes, and a workout that encompasses 12 exercises done in 12 minutes each day. Everyone can take just 12 minutes, at whatever time of the day works for them, and turn it over to these simple and fun exercises. Cardio, toning, yoga and breathing exercises...they're all here but in a way the maximizes effect while minimizing time.
Beyond a dozen exercises for each day of the week this book will include many other of Denises dozens for each day.
About The Author:
A native of San Pedro, California, Denise started gymnastics at the age of 12 and earned an athletic scholarship to the University of Arizona, graduating in 1979 with an exercise physiology degree. She began her career teaching aerobic exercise classes in the Los Angeles area and went on to cohost the The Jack LaLanne Show, in 1981. (Denise considers Jack LaLanne one of her role models, and she is delighted to still speak regularly with the 95-year-old fitness legend.)
During more than 25 years promoting health and fitness, Denise has created 82 workout videos or DVDs. Her enormous number of sales led to her 2003 induction into the Video Hall of Fame.
Denise has been married for 25 years to Jeff Austin, a sports attorney and brother of tennis champ Tracy Austin. They share a home with their two teenage daughters, Kelly and Katie.
This was a fantastic book! In a very easy to read, and implement, Denise Austin has laid out exactly what you need to do to get into a great exercise routine and lose the weight you have been wanting to lose!
She uses awesome tips for exercise, and nutrition and lays out each exercise in clear photos that show you how to properly perform each exercise. I love that there are different exercises for each of the seven days so as to prevent boredom and keep you motivated!
The recipes and food tips are wonderful! All foods listed are easily accessible at your local grocery store, and the recipes use ingredients that many of already possess in our pantry's! That is a huge benefit to me, as I hate to have to buy "special" things just to make a meal! A couple of the recipes included are Slim Sloppy Joes and Lime-Grilled Chicken with Cuban Salsa (I made this and it was incredible!!!!)
My most favorite part of the book is that with each day, there is a chart that you can fill out to keep track of the foods you ate, amount of water you drink during day, and exercise completed. These charts can easily be copied so you could put them in a bind, like I have done!
If you want a fun, easy to use book to help you be the healthiest you can be, then I suggest you go and get this book.......or enter the giveaway below to win a copy!!!
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***Thank you to Hachette Book Group for providing me with a complimentary copy of this book for the purpose of review on this blog***