Title: Denise's Daily Dozen
Author: Denise Austin
Publisher: Center Street/Hachette Books
About the book: 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 exercise 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 Denise's dozens for each day.
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 94-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.
My thoughts: I have only read this book, but have not started on the program - I have a respiratory disease and winter months are usually the worst, so I did not want to get discouraged by starting this in January and having to stop - so I plan on trying to start this program in February, because, let me tell you - it looks amazing! When it comes to diet and exercise, I need to be told what to do - every day - or I will stop one day and won't start again. This book does exactly that - it tells you what you should do every day of the week. You, my readers, are going to be holding me accountable. On February 1, which just happens to be a Monday, I will post my weight (ouch) and will try to keep a daily (b)log of my efforts/results.
Usually when I pick up these types of books, they sound good, but if they are not simple enough to follow, then I won't. For some reason, this book has caught me and looks like it will actually be fun. Maybe it is all the pictures of Denise smiling as she is showing the exercises throughout the book. So watch for my workout's and help me count down those pounds!
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~I received this book for review from Hachette Books.~