Book Review – Eat, Move, Sleep

Book Review – Eat, Move, Sleep

eat, move, sleepEat Move Sleep by Tom Rath; 2013; Missionday, USA

There are good things and bad things things about this book. I cannot say i fell in love with the content as much as i did the cover. Good things or Bad things first?

Good Things

  • The cover is eye catching in the simple design, but bold red lettering.
  • The chapters are short.
  • Each chapter is split into three shorter sections; one on each of ‘Eat Move Sleep’.
  • Roth uses his own life experiences as well as documented research.
  • At the end of each chapter there are three ideas based on the chapter you might like to try, such as;
    • > Every time you go to the store, start by loading up on fruits and vegetables with vibrant colours.
    • > When disruptions threaten your regular schedules plan ahead to ensure you get a good night’s sleep.
    • > As you make adjustments for better sleep, measure your progress. Note the time you get into bed and the time you wake up. Then rate your sleep quality on a 1-10 scale. (Chapter 5)
  • At the end of the book there is a 30 day list of all the end of chapter suggestions, which you can tick off as you do them.
  • If you are looking for suggestions on how to get started on making your life better then this may work for you at a much slower pace than in 30 days.

Bad Things

  • Some of the research is quite old.
  • It’s a little repetitive.
  • I got bored and didn’t finish it – nearly!
  • Roth is not telling us anything new and we are still not doing it! Would another book encourage us to get going?
  • Not sure you would be able to complete 90 suggestions in 30 days, but picking one in each area for 30 days might be more beneficial.

It will get 3*** from me, so that’s not bad.

NB: website here, which is based on the book, but I haven’t tried it out yet.

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3 thoughts on “Book Review – Eat, Move, Sleep

    1. Even on a my bad days i try and get out of bed and do a little thing even if it is only walk to the kitchen and warm up soup. I love being outside and i miss it, miss not having the freedom to just come and go as i wish. xxx

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