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Publisher's Summary

Wouldn't it be great if you could wake up every morning with an unending reserve of energy? Get a step-by-step guide and toolkit that will spark your life with a jolt of vitality. It's not just a list of "superfoods" or trendy exercises; the course takes a rigorous scientific approach to human vitality. Energy is a limited resource; learn to allocate yours in the best way possible to make the most of each day.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.
©2015 The Great Courses (P)2015 The Teaching Company, LLC

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Really good practical advice

If you could sum up How to Boost Your Physical and Mental Energy in three words, what would they be?

Relaxing, useful, encouraging

Have you listened to any of Kimberlee Bethany Bonura’s other performances? How does this one compare?

I have listening to another course by Bethany and it was also good, but this one I liked better because it is shorter and feels like she gets to the main points faster.

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  • marc
  • 16-11-2016

Worst great course for me

Patronizing style with a number of claims thrown in it made it hard to completely listen to it. Nearly Nothing resonated. Only the importance of sleep.

Claims get anecdotal reference. Acupuncture and footreflex get serious treatment.

I blindly bougth great courses with intersting titles. No more. This was a waste of a credit and my time.

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  • VerdereC
  • 25-03-2016

Worthwhile content, but too much Mindfulness ex

I'm grateful for the information presented, but too much time was devoted to Mindfulness / yoga exercises. Also did not like being spoken to like I am a child.

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  • Paul
  • 15-08-2017

great course

full of practical advice spanning multiple disciplines. this course draws on many well established scientific studies to re-inforce to the mainstream listener what many spiritual seekers have experienced. A great listen for the more or less knowledgeable in the field of mind body

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  • Tami
  • 27-04-2016

Great Book!!

Now I know some keys to work on. Great info. Now I need to implement what I've learned.

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  • freyawyn
  • 14-05-2018

Excellent and full of practical tips

This is a Great Courses class, and like most of their courses, it is very good. It is loaded with great tips that are easy to employ and backed up by science. Unlike some, you can just listen; there are no course materials or images for you to view. Some of the exercises cannot be completed while driving. However I just practised those at home. The instructor's tip include breathing exercises as well. A summary: energy is composed of the ability to pay attention plus awareness. You need to strengthen these as well as control your environment in order to have more energy. Taking care of yourself is only part of what you need to do.

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  • Donald Forsyth
  • 15-02-2018

Great information and strategies to manage energy

well read by the author enjoyable would suggest of fatigue and stress are affecting your life

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  • Charlotte Cudd
  • 06-07-2017

Refreshing

As someone who is constantly practicing calm, I can say this book provides a lot more than I expected. The author makes mindfulness make sense.

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  • Niall
  • 10-01-2016

meditation- the king of empty promises

The book is a lot of meditation. Telling yourself how to feel happier and more energetic. In addition to the reliance of meditation the bulk of the book is narration of what to think about and how to feel as it guides your meditation in real time meaning that even if you do think that meditation is rewarding (I don't) you can't follow the instructions unless you are in a quiet and safe place. Listening while commuting or doing chores are right out. I gave up after a few hours. I wanted a book on nutrition, fitness and lifestyle. This is just a bunch of guided meditation and empty promises. Even if you do think that this is useful (I don't) the writer never backs up claims with science. It is all based on anecdote and personal experience if anything.

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  • JOEY-C
  • 17-12-2015

Good and very helpful information.

Good and very helpful information, but I dif not apreciate the presentation of yoga throughout the course. A bit too much of Yoga for me.

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  • roxy
  • 19-04-2017

Very insightful.

If you could sum up How to Boost Your Physical and Mental Energy in three words, what would they be?

Necessary read, Fun

Who was your favorite character and why?

Kimberlee Bonura had a very calming voice when doing exercises.

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This was a great book. I wanted a hard copy to look back on and was disappointed there was not one, however I would recommend this book to anyone needing to learn the tools to improve their energy.

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  • Chris Bledsoe
  • 19-05-2017

Ok

You don't need to wade through hours of this.

Here's a summary

- Sleep well
- eat and drink well
- do yoga
- do meditation
- have a social life
- pursue a passion

I don't know why it took her hours and hours to say that, but there you go

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  • J. H. Hillman
  • 01-09-2017

Misleading it a course on meditation

What disappointed you about How to Boost Your Physical and Mental Energy?

I was expecting more science and facts but there is awful lot of on meditation and Buddhist philosophy that is not very helpful. Quite a lot of common sense too though. Also lots of quoting surveys and studies but with no context its not helpful. Nothing veer insightful that would make it a great course.

Would you ever listen to anything by The Great Courses again?

Yes ..this one just wasn't whjat i was looking for

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Should be relabeled to make it clear that there is a lot about Buddhist philosophy and mediation which wasn't what i was looking for the this course.

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  • Mr VIkas Kale
  • 07-08-2018

The best book on ever!!!

I love this book because Kimberlee is the most sincere and knowledgeable consultant I have heard. She teaches really simple strategies to boost mental health and physical health and are highly effective to inspire you with quotes and scientific research. Kimberlee has a voice of a messiah and choice of words that motivate and personalises the heart felt advice so that the listener feels cared. Kimberlee is like a friend I always wished for in life. I recommend this book to everyone who have let it go in life and I assure you that this is The book to boost your mood with love and goodwill. Audible is worth it because of their option to exchange book and authors like Kimberlee.