Choices for a Healthy Heart (Comb Binding)

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From the author of Don't Eat Your Heart Out and other bestselling books on diet and healthy living that together have over 1.8 million copies in print, here is a "how-to" book providing information and motivation for readers to take control of their cardiac health. In CHOICES FOR A HEALTHY HEART, Piscatella broadens his focus to the major lifestyle factors-diet, exercise, stress, and smoking-which affect cardiac fitness, whether as rehabilitation for heart patients or preventive action for people at risk.

His information gives new insight into how healthy choices and changes can be made to control heart disease, which is a culturally induced epidemic affecting 5.5 million Americans. He reveals why people under stress have difficulty ridding themselves of cholesterol. He examines how poor exercise habits have contributed to heart disease in adults-and in children. He investigates the effect of smoking in real terms: one pack of cigarettes a day produces as much strain on the heart as being 100 pounds overweight. And, he continues to provide solid dietary principles for reducing cholesterol, keeping blood pressure in line, and controlling weight.

Exploding the myths asserted by the $12-billion weight-loss industry, Piscatella thoroughly and refreshingly affirms that a heart-healthy diet and exercise program is the most effective way to lose excess fat and keep it off forever.

Bernie Piscatella's 200 new easy-to-follow recipes have been calculated for calorie counts and fat content and include such zesty dishes as Fettucini with Scallops and Pesto, Veal Chops with Lemon and Pepper, and Banana Cream Pudding.

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LIFESAVING INFORMATION FROM THE AUTHOR OF THE BESTSELLING DON'T EAT YOUR HEART OUT COOKBOOK

Joe Piscatella shows you how to make the critical lifestyle choices that can spell the difference between coronary disaster and a long, healthy, productive, life.

What health professionals say:

"If Choices for a Healthy Heart is as widely read as it deserves to be, cardiovascular surgeons may see fewer patients with coronary heart disease."

-Denton A. Cooley, M.D., Surgeon in Chief, the Texas Heart Institute

"Every so often a book is written that makes such an immediate and significant contribution to health and fitness that it becomes a standard. What The Complete Book of Running did for running and Type A Behavior did for stress, CHOICES has done for cardiac health.

--Barry A. Franklin, Ph.D., Director of Cardiac Rehabilitation at William Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, Michigan

"This is the single best source of practical information on cardiac health. By covering all of the key aspects of lifestyle-diet, exercise, stress, smoking, and attitude, Mr. Piscatella has created an understandable 'how-to' guide for living a healthy life. This book is a must for professionals, heart patients, and people concerned with prevention."

--Victor A. Froelicher, M.D., Co-Editor, The Journal of Cardiac Rehabilitation, Chief of Cardiology, Long Beach V.A. Medical Center, Long Beach, California

About the Author:

Author Joseph C. Piscatella has been a keen observer of American eating habits since 1977, when emergency open-heart surgery at the age of 32 forced him to recognize the intimate connection between dietary habits and overall health. His successful recovery and determination to make adjustment in his own lifestyle and diet inspired a new career as an active proponent of healthy lifestyle changes. As president of the Institute for Fitness and Health, Inc. in Tacoma, Washington, he lectures extensively to a variety of clients, including medical organizations, corporations and professional associations, and is a consultant on major wellness projects for Fortune 500 companies, the U.S. Army, U.S. Navy and U.S. Air Force. Cited in Time for their practicality and effectiveness, his seminars deal with the management of lifestyle habits to increase health, longevity and productivity. Mr. Piscatella is the only non-medical member of the National Institute of Health Cardiac Rehabilitation Expert Panel, which develops clinical practice guidelines for physicians. He is also a member of the Association for Worksite Health Promotion, the American Association of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation, and the National Wellness Association.

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