Your personalized 4-step guide to looking and feeling great from the inside out!
A book for anyone who wants to look and feel their best.
You are unique! The way we respond to food, exercise and stress varies person-to-person just as much as our fingerprints. This book will identify YOUR individual needs and teach you how to address issues that may be preventing you from looking and feeling your best.
Follow this proven four-step program that has helped thousands of people look and feel their best.
Step 1. Fill in the Questionnaires.
Step 2. Develop a Unique Eating Plan for YOU.
Step 3. Build a Personalized Exercise Program that Fits YOUR Needs.
Step 4. Fine-tune a Healthier Lifestyle that Fits YOUR Routine.
Whether you want to lose weight, change your body shape, overcome a health challenge or optimize an already healthy lifestyle, this book will teach you how to achieve all your goals!
This book is not meant to be read from cover to cover! Just as each individual is different, so too, will be the way you read this book. The Questionnaires in Chapter 2 will guide you through the rest of the book, so you can select and read the chapters that are most applicable and interesting to you. In this way, you will create a customized plan of action. This book will show you how to eat and how to move so as to achieve and maintain your optimal level of health and performance.
- Learn how to proportion your meals to achieve your optimal weight.
- Know the truth about fats and oils, animal products and grains
- Choose an exercise program that works for you
- Understand the major impact stress has on your body
- Discover how getting to sleep by 10:30 pm can help improve your health
- Overcome unwanted symptoms such as acne, irritable bowel, acid reflux, bloating, headache, joint pain and many more by eating the right foods and taking care of yourself
A True Gift of Health This book is a gift from the Paul Chek. His first introduction into the mainstream should be applauded. It is beautifully illustrated, making exercise easy to follow. The information on nutrition, stress, and sleep is easy to understand and makes so much sense. It makes health a not so distant concept. Thank you!...more info
awsome balance I have read many books on health and diet and this book is by far the best fusion of all the best information one can find. I know many people in the field of holistic medicine and quite honestly I can say that this book sums up nicely what i have learned through my years of dealing with health related issues and consulting top specialists. If I had found this book 10 years ago and followed the program as layed out, I could have saved my thousands of dollars and years of searching.
I personally think that if everyone used the system taught in this book to understand and refine how one eats and exercises, then we would be leading the world by example as Americans and not saying to the world "do as i say not as i do".
I have met Paul Chek and honestly, the man walks the walk!...more info
Chek Does It Again Paul Chek and the Chek Institute has developed a life changing program. This holistic approach is well rounded and a good change of pace from the usual dogma from so called experts. I use this book every day and learn how to adjust myself for better health and fitness. I would highly recommend this book to anyone who wants to improve there overall health and lifestyle Just remember an "Idle butt is the devils fat depository."...more info
Great all around fitness, nutrition and life style book This is a great book about diet, exercise and general health. If you want to make changes to your life but aren't sure where to start out, this is definitely the book for you. If you want a solid explanation why you should change, followed up with research, this book is for you. Mr. Chek has taken information about diet, exercise, and mental and physical health from many different sources, including his own personal experiences, and compiled it into this book. The book is easy to read and is also an excellent starting point for anyone interested in improving his or her quality of life.
The book covers such a wide variety of topics and everyone will be able to learn something from this book. But in covering so many topics, there is a lack of depth in some areas. Fortunately Mr. Chek sites many references throughout the book, allowing you to dig deeper if they choose.
Paul is a big advocate of getting back to the basics. He uses examples of primal man and activities primal man engaged in through out his book. If primal man survived moving and eating a certain way, we should adopt those patterns to our own life. I personally agree with this way of thinking, I'm sure some others will not.
The sections on training programs are excellent; my only gripe is the advanced program. Mr. Chek definitely practices what he preaches, but I doubt he got to where he is doing the advanced program presented in this book. I remember seeing pictures of Paul doing a one-arm push up on a Bosu and another of him doing a sit up on a Swiss ball with a 100+ pound dumbbell across his chest. Those sorts of very high level exercises are absent.
I'm nit picking with this, so Ill digress.
I personally enjoyed the book and have recommended it to many of my friends. This book as something for everyone, especially the person looking for a starting point. If you are serious about making life style changes and want a solid explanation as to why you should or shouldn't change something in your life; get this book. The book is easy to read but application of the topics will take time. Don't expect a magic band-aid. After all, this book it about life style changes and that takes time.
A good Swiss-army-knife book for health. Well illustrated, detailed without being overly technical. Explanations are generally nice & clear. Goes into lots of detail on the basics of eating, digestion, and exercise. Contains little tests to check out various elements of your state of being such as metabolic type, flexibility, conditioning level, etcetera, then prescribes various program elements to fit your needs. Large colorful layout makes it seem less intimidating, less textbook-like.
I'm sure some will dislike it because it doesn't dig deeply enough into some topics. I like that he doesn't use ten pages to hammer a point when one will do. The result is that the text moves along, and you'll spend your time learning useful principles. Though it does have the most detailed and interesting chapter on, well, pooping (his word!), that I've ever seen. If you are squeamish about this subject, you won't be after you finish the chapter, complete with illustrative poop cartoons.
Chek is seen shirtless, looking quite buff in a number of photos. There are two issues I have with this: One is that, as other reviewers have noted, he did not get to looking like that via just the exercises in this book, putting in a couple of hours a week at the gym. The other is that he is at 8% body fat in the pics, and I seriously question the wisdom of advocating that as a healthy goal. 8% looks really cool, but some people feel that actually ends up being hard on the body (and the brain inside). I'd like to hear him speak to this.
The other very minor thing I dislike about it is the conspicuous presence of the CHEK Institute throughout the book. The testimonials scattered throughout are interesting, but they are either by professional pretty people like actors, or CHEK practitioners, people who have certification on the Paul Chek philosophy. I guess that is testimony itself, that these people apparently thought so highly of Chek's work that they decided to become certified themselves, but it does give a sort of promotional, cultish ambiance to the book. I'm not saying the testimonials aren't real examples of what can be accomplished; it just would have been nice to see more average Joe testimonials.
If some skeptical short-attention-spanned friend invites me to give them ONE book to introduce them to the possibility of improving their health, this would probably be the book....more info
A revolutionary approach to better health! The most comprehensive and yet simplistic guide EVER to re-learning how to eat, how to exercise and how to improve your health and lifestyle! A truly exceptional book which de-bunks the myths and sets a new standard for how we will all be eating and training this century. For anyone who cares about improving their health and the health of those around them, this a MUST READ book!...more info
the best book so far... I've been studying health and wellness for a few years. And Paul Chek's point of view is straight farward, easy to understand, and without babying. He talks about fitness, wellness, healthy eating, mind, rest... All that and you can also expand on it through the references he used. It's fantastic. Must have for trainers and health conscious individuals.
A Very Informative Book I love reading books on health and this is one of the two best books I've read on a healthy lifestyle. The other book is Sally Fallon and Mary Enig's, "Eat Fat, Lose Fat." Just like the book promises eating the right fats will also help underweight people gain weight. To many diet books are written solely for overweight people. But what about people with other health challenges? Both of these book address the whole range of health problems and present workable solutions to them. Also many books stress either a high caborhydrate or protein diet or are in some other respect off in their health recommendations.
This well written, easy to understand book covers every essential health subject from A to Z. As well as explaining the various metabolic types and testing for your type, the book gives the specifics about the proper diet for various metabolic types, the importance of drinking enough water, getting proper sleep, healthy bowel movements, and exercise. Even for the avid healthy lifestyle reader, every chapter holds your attention and provides much new and usable information. For those who are looking for a truely balanced approach to a healthy lifestyle, this book provides it....more info
A different approach I'm a physical education teacher and a personal trainer. This book has helped me both as a professional and in my personal wellbeing. It will help everybody to understand why the balance, and your whole life strongly influences the way you feel and look. And minor permanent changes in your life can make big transformation.
Excellent for the general public and professionals!!! Very well illustrated and written. Anyone can read this book and get great value from it.
The author Paul Chek has largely focused on training fitness professionals like myself and other Physical Therapists, as well as sports conditioning coaches. This is one of the few public works he has put out and I'm glad he did, because I can now recommend it to clients that are interested in reading about health, instead of them going to their popular magazines, which I recommend they throw out. There is so much conflicting information within popular magazines and many of those articles are written by people who simply want some publicity. It can be a good marketing vehicle to write an article or give a presentation, whether the supposed "expert" knows what they are talking about or not. Just writing an article seems to make a person an "expert."
Paul Chek on the other hand has spent over 20 years in practice and training industry professionals, which is a very tough crowd, given that they have a background in this area. I have a number of his courses, but I started in 2002 with one of his all day seminars. That seminar revolutionized my training philosophy and methodology. I've been a Certified Personal Trainer with a Medical Exercise/Post Rehab background since 1998 and since taking his courses for credit (there are still quite a few more for me to take) I have created amazing results for my clients. He has so many courses out there for professionals that he created a four year training/study program in functional exercise and a three level program in nutrition and lifestyle. He is rigorously scientific and holistic, which makes a very powerful pair capable of sure shot results that last a lifetime. He has a thorough understanding of the human body and how important individually designed programs are, instead of the "cookie-cutter" programs and diets you see plaguing the market today.
I highly recommend this book for both the general public and for fitness professionals, as well as nutritionists. ...more info
Excellent book Overall a really good book. The nutrition sections was a bit unusual, but the exercise section is excellent....more info
Perhaps the most important collaborative work of our time. Paul Chek has placed all of his endless love, passion, and knowledge for the human spirit and human science(s) alike, into this book. Very rarely in the health and fitness industry can one attest to a piece of work as pure and unadulterated as this. Untainted and untouched by the soiled hands of PR, marketing, and commercialism; this book stands alone and will set the standard for truth and integrity in the fields of nutrition, exercise, and preventative medicine techniques. And to top it all off - the verbiage is easy for ANYONE to understand. If your goals are: optimal health, physique, disease prevention or solution, anti-aging, increased energy, increased vitality or spirituality... than this is your book. I truly believe this book should line the table tops of every family in the world.
Many congratulations to Paul Chek! It seems your selfless work and inspiration knows no bounds!
Noah Hittner, BS, CHEK-NLC Level II, PES, RTS, CPT Founder - "FOUR HEALTH" Nutrition, Fitness, & Lifestyle Coaching...more info
How to Eat, Move and Be Healthy This book was really informative. I definately suggest anyone who is serious about making a life change on how they eat and live to get this book....more info
A Truly Revolutionary Book With this work, Paul Chek has written one of, if not the greatest book on health and wellness the world has ever seen. All of those who read and apply what Paul teaches in this book are sure to experience improvements in health and vitality levels never before seen. This is the only book in the world that completely customizes an individual's nutrition, lifestyle, and exercise program in order to improve one's health. This book is an absolute must read for anyone interested in improving his/her health as well as a necessary component of any health care/exercise professional's library. Unfortunately, words do not truly do this book justice. Paul's lifetime of work will take those in the health care and exercise industries, as well as all readers, to a higher level of consciousness and I'm sure his methods will be utilized and pondered over for many, many years. Thank you Paul for one of the greatest books I have ever read!!
Brandon Alleman, B.Sc., C.H.E.K I, MES, MTILA...more info
a holistic approach towards health and wellbeing Paul is truly an amazing individual, he is an althete,leader,lecturer,and holistic health expert that walks the talk which is rare these days...
How To Eat Move And Be Healthy is a testament to his 20 some years of dedicated applied knowledge and 5 master's degrees worth of study! I would highly recommend this book as a gift that keeps giving and the first giant step towards a long life of health and vitality. This book is taliored to you as an individual, so use it a a compass to find what works for you not everyone one else! "one man's food is another man's posion" ...more info
The truth will set you free This book is an absolute must to have for everyone serious about making a complete lifestyle change towards better health. The information and references provided about nutrition, metabolic typing diets, circadian rhythms and hormonal responses, parasitic stress on digestion, and parasympathetic-sympathetic balancing of the autonoimic nervous system is outstanding. The only thing that held me back from giving this book five stars is the exercise selection. I understand for the beginner less is better, but I feel advanced level people will not use the recommended performance training routines exclusively due to the over emphasis of light resistance, single leg support based movements, and minimal exercise variety....more info
A good addition to your fitness library This is a very imformative book that has some interesting conecpts regarding diet and exercise. It is full of new information and concepts that other fitness gurus have never talked about. I would recommend it....more info
Finally It's here!! Paul Chek's long awaited How to Eat, Move and Be Healthy is finally available to the public. It's about time someone got back to the basics on such a misunderstood topic. This book is easily worth its weight in gold! Why? The answer is simple: you get an accumulation of over 20 years of experience form the world's top practitioner in the areas of holistic health, exercise and well being. Paul has long been sought out for his honesty and commitment to true health and this book is a perfect testiment of his dedication. I know of no other reference on the topic that speaks to so many people with such clarity and compassion. When you buy How to Eat, Move and Be Healthy you are buying a manual on how to systematically change your life...it is an investment you can't afford to miss. Many thanks to Paul and the CHEK Institute staff for there time and effort in "keeping it real!"...more info
disappointing I was disappointed to see how much of the book is dedicated to exercises. There is no doubt as to the importance of exercising and stretching, but over one third of the book focuses on them, with written instructions to accompany the diagrams. The tests at the beginning were interesting, but not very enlightening. The emphasis on organic foods stood out the most, but i think for most people, it's a hard sell. Since i already eat organically, i had little use for that section. I plan to return this book....more info
Great format, great guide to health living This book has very good structure and serves as a great guide to a healthy lifestyle. I've been doing the exercises outlined in the book along with guidance from a Chek practicioner in my area. It's a different way to the traditional exercise programs of which most of us are accustomed. He gives interesting guidelines to healthy eating and lifestyle habits and has a large following, probably for good reason. My only criticism would be that while the author presents these concepts in a very usable manner, it is a bit void of true scientific backing for his claims. But, overall, it's a book well worth reading for anyone interested in living a healthy lifestyle....more info
fantastic - a light bulb went on Let me first say that much of the information is definitely contained elsewhere, and much of it I felt I already "knew". The author though presents the information in a logically consistent holistic view of one's health; and thereby chances the paradigm by which we view our bodies.
It has inspired me to change my food intake and my lifestyle - and that highlights the true value of the book. It doesn't just contain information, but presents it in a manner in which I could process and internalize it.
great book Good common sense & proven techniques. Must read for anyone interested in their health. ...more info
ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW TO BE HEALTHY The information in this book is so complete...your health has to come inside out!!!...this is a book about healthy habits that really makes sense. You follow the advices and you will start feeling better from one day to the other....more info
Worst health and fitness book I've ever read. Someone gave me this book a while ago and I finally just read it. This is the worst book I've read on the subject. The quizzes up front have the point values next to the answers (it's obvious right off the bat that points are bad), which makes them useless. We are told that if we cannot eat organic foods, drink Fuji water, and avoid the microwave then we are being unhealthly. The environmental benefits of avoiding bottled water and cooking with a microwave aside, this advice gives the sense that to be healthy you have to be rich and have lots of time to make meals. Often the least healthy families are those who frequently eat fast food or restaurant food because of time and money contraints. Take away their microwave and tell them they have to buy organic vegetables and I think many will just feel discouraged and stop trying.
Later he says that decreasing calorie intake is not the way to lose weight. That is plain nonsense. In this country our portions are out of control. Previous generations ate things with butter and drank whole milk and were thinner and in better shape than we are, because they understood eating things in moderation. While I agree that decreasing calorie intake to an unsustainable level is not a way to lose weight and keep it off, I do believe that many of us are just plain eating too much.
Some of the things he says, like avoid refined grains and sugars, are correct, but there are other sources that are far more interesting and informative on those subjects (try Eat, Drink, and Be Healthy by Dr. Walter C. Willett, similar title but far better).
The only thing I liked about this book were the pictures of the exercises. There are a lot of stretches and strength training exercises in the book and the diagrams are useful....more info
How to Eat, Move and Be Healthy by Paul Chek This is the best book on all subjects listed that I have ever found. Not only does it address what is going on in our food chain that needs to be looked at, but it also addresses how to eat in a way that totally works. I lost 55 pounds that were a real problem for me by finding out my metabolic type. Not only did the weight come off but health problems are now non-existant.
The exercise programs and stretches in the book are easy to follow and as a massage therapist a great book for clients and chiropractors, in fact any one interested in helping themselves or their health conscious clients.