40 Days to Better Living

Feel Better. Look Better. Live Better.
A 40-Day Adventure to Achieve a
Balanced Life and Better Health

Many of us would admit to being a little out of balance these days. We all want to feel happier, healthier, and more vibrantly alive. What if in just 40 days we could reach a new level of wellness and balance that we've never experienced before? In 40 Days to Better Living: Optimal Health (Barbour Publishing, July 2011), Dr. Scott Morris, founder of Church Health Center, the largest faith-based clinic of its type in the United States, offers a straightforward and successful plan to get there.

The first in a series of striking full color health and wellness books by Dr. Morris and the Church Health Center staff, 40 Days to Better Living: Optimal Health confirms and clarifies what many of us already suspect: living the life we've always wanted must go deeper than a diet and exercise program and an occasional attempt to "do better." Morris is convinced that to achieve the highest degree of wellness requires a multi-dimensional approach and a concentrated effort to be healthy in both body and spirit. He believes, "True health is grounded in the spiritual life that embraces the physical bodies God gives us."
Morris adds, "Instead of the absence of disease, I see health as the presence of those elements that lead us to joy and love, and that drive us closer to God. Finding balance by nurturing our spiritual, mental, emotional, and physical needs is essential to the real health of the whole person."

40 Days to Better Living: Optimal Health offers clear, manageable steps to life-changing attitudes and actions in a context of understanding and grace for all people at all points on the journey to optimal health. With plenty of practical advice, spiritual encouragement, and real stories of those who have found a better life, this simple and skillfully crafted book inspires readers to customize their own path to wellness by using the 7-Step Model for Healthy Living as a guide: 
  • Nutrition: pursuing smarter food choices and eating habits
  • Friends and family: giving and receiving support through relationships
  • Emotional life: understanding feelings and managing stress to better care for yourself
  • Work: appreciating your skills, talents, and gifts
  • Movement: discovering ways to enjoy physical activity
  • Medical care: partnering with health care providers to optimize medical care
  • Faith life: building a relationship with God, neighbors, and self
Along with tips from the Model for Healthy Living, the easy-to-read format features a Morning Reflection and an Evening Wrap-Up as well as a place for documenting plans, progress, and perspectives. Targeted scriptures and prayers that undergird the focus of each day's message make this compact book an excellent choice for a daily devotional.

Seeking balance in all things is a worthy goal. 40 Days to Better Living: Optimal Health is a perfect place to begin the search. Subsequent titles in the Better Living series will be released bi-monthly and address key health topics including hypertension, diabetes, depression, weight management, stress management, aging, and addiction. All promise substantial support to those who are ready for a newer, better way of living—body and spirit.

40 Days to Better Living: Optimal Health
by Dr. Scott Morris and the Church Health Center
Barbour Publishing/July 2011
ISBN: 9781616262648/176 pages/paperback/$7.99

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