Monday, December 24, 2012

Book Review: I'm not stressed by Deanne Panday

On the jacket:

Are you stressed? The workplace has become increasingly competitive, family life has its never-ending complications, and when you step outside, you have to deal with heavy traffic, aggression, and massive pollution. No wonder that you’re tense and agitated, have hyper reflexes and blood pressure that’s higher than the midday sun. But you’re not alone. Fifty percent of Indian professionals suffer from stress with stress-related diseases from depression to lack of fertility drastically on the rise. In I’m Not Stressed, Deanne Panday, one of the country’s leading health and fitness experts, shares with you her secrets to tackle this looming lifestyle problem. She tells you what stress really means, how to know when you have a serious case of it, and most importantly how to deal with it through a simple plan of diet, exercise, sleep, meditation, and breathing. With advice from leading psychiatrists, cardiologists, endocrinologists, and celebrities who have to deal with high-level stress, I’m Not Stressed is your mantra for enduring health and happiness.


One of the USPs for this book is a foreword by Shah Rukh Khan. Sorry to say, it clearly looks ghost written by a woman, unless SRK writes and thinks like a woman. And to tell you the truth, the foreword turned me off and kept the book aside while I read two other books. Coming back to it, I dived straight into the book. After all, why judge a book by it's foreword!

We all know or have heard of Deanne Panday (well, a lot of us have) and as a reader, I would trust her to give me instructions on a healthy life, body and mind. I would. I'm not stressed is one of the many books that have been published of late, to guide us into a healthy lifestyle. And like a lot of other books, this is also a sincere attempt. 

Deanne stresses a lot on Yoga and has also extensively described the asanas. Yoga, meditation, right breathing, diet, exercise and sleep are what she stresses on and if we sit back, think, and patiently follow ~ slowly and steadily, a healthy mind and body can be achieved.

My rating: 3.5/4
[This review is for Random House India. The opinions are strictly my own and not been written under any obligation.]

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