Aj jacobs drop dead healthy review

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Drop Dead Healthy: One Mans Humble Quest for Bodily Perfection by A.J. Jacobs

New York Times bestselling author and king of “immersion journalism” A.J. Jacobs tackles his most challenging experiment yet: a yearlong mission to radically improve every element of his body and mind—from his brain to his fingertips to his abs.

From the bestselling author of The Year of Living Biblically and The Know-It-All comes the true and truly hilarious story of one person’s quest to become the healthiest man in the world.

Hospitalized with a freak case of tropical pneumonia, goaded by his wife telling him, “I don’t want to be a widow at forty-five,” and ashamed of a middle-aged body best described as “a python that swallowed a goat,” A.J. Jacobs felt compelled to change his ways and get healthy. And he didn’t want only to lose weight, or finish a triathlon, or lower his cholesterol. His ambitions were far greater: maximal health from head to toe.

The task was epic. He consulted an army of experts— sleep consultants and sex clinicians, nutritionists and dermatologists. He subjected himself to dozens of different workouts—from Strollercize classes to Finger Fitness sessions, from bouldering with cavemen to a treadmill desk. And he took in a cartload of diets: raw foods, veganism, high protein, calorie restriction, extreme chewing, and dozens more. He bought gadgets and helmets, earphones and juicers. He poked and he pinched. He counted and he measured.

The story of his transformation is not only brilliantly entertaining, but it just may be the healthiest book ever written. It will make you laugh until your sides split and endorphins flood your bloodstream. It will alter the contours of your brain, imprinting you with better habits of hygiene and diet. It will move you emotionally and get you moving physically in surprising ways. And it will give you occasion to reflect on the body’s many mysteries and the ultimate pursuit of health: a well-lived life.
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Book review: ‘Drop Dead Healthy: One Man’s Humble Quest for Bodily Perfection’

Thank you! Jacobs, an affable everyman with a ready supply of reliable one-liners, offers a moderately entertaining literary stunt. Some might spend 10 years or more dabbling in this or that fitness craze; the author runs the entire gauntlet in a period of months. The author tests a variety of differing health prescriptions but quickly settles into a rut of conflicting information, unsettled medical consensus and eye rolling from his wife. He dedicates each month to a different part of the body—the stomach, the heart, the teeth, etc. By the end Jacobs has donned a bicycle helmet for simple walks around town in order to protect his fragile skull. Any hope of gaining a leg up on the Grim Reaper evaporates into a mist of futile perspiration.

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This may be the first book written on a treadmill. After living like Jesus for The Year of Living Biblically , and tackling the entire Encyclopedia Britannica for Know-It-All , the self-improving Esquire magazine writer is on a two-year quest for bodily perfection. Guided by scientific research and expert opinion, Jacobs works through improving every aspect of his physical being, taste buds to toes. Along the way are entertaining asides about his domestic life, and hundreds of quirky pop science tidbits. But like most consumers of health information, he gets lost in a sea of contradiction. Like Bridget Jones on a health kick, the author periodically tracks his progress using metrics such as the number of walnuts consumed and pounds lifted on the squat machine.

Rate this book. Jacobs felt compelled to change his ways and get healthy. His ambitions were far greater: maximal health from head to toe. The task was epic. He consulted an army of experts - sleep consultants and sex clinicians, nutritionists and dermatologists. He subjected himself to dozens of different workouts - from Strollercize classes to Finger Fitness sessions, from bouldering with cavemen to a treadmill desk.

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