"This book can do more to improve well-being, now and for years to come, than the best available medicines."

Walter C. Willett, M.D.
Chair of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health

"If you?re looking for the path that leads to a long and healthy life, the definitive map is between the covers of this book! Brilliant!"

Dr. David Hunnicutt
President, Wellness Councils of America

"This book shows us the way to resolve much of America's health crisis. It explains the science of healthy living in a language people can understand and follow. Yet, it is backed with the scientific evidence that can be trusted. Every adult, every patient, and every doctor in American should read this book."

Dr. Roger L Greenlaw
FACP, Rockford Gastroenterology

"Dr. Aldana's passion to create change in America, has been articulated in this book. It is based on sound research and is understandable for anyone wanting to live a healthy life."

Lisa Henning
Executive Director, WorkWell, Inc. Lincoln, Nebraska

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Forget About New Year's Resolutions…Make New Life Resolutions

Pretend it is the middle of January. At the beginning of the year you made a New Year's resolution to be healthier, but the demands of work, family, illnesses, or what ever have distracted you from your goal and after just couple of weeks you give up. Sound familiar? If you are going to change your behavior, why not use the best tools and ideas available. Dr. Steven Aldana, a nationally recognized expert on behavior change and healthy living, has ideas to help you make healthy changes for life. Listeners will learn:

  • Effective ways to get spouses, children, and friends to support you in your efforts
  • Realistic ways to help you eat healthy foods that taste great, are convenient, and don't cost any more that unhealthy foods
  • Time-tested ways to overcome the barriers that prevent us from exercising regularly
  • Tips on how to overcome relapse
Rome wasn't built in just a couple weeks, and your lifetime of eating habits and sedentary living can't be changed in a short amount of time. The process of adopting healthy behaviors takes time, so be patient and use the best tools available.

Dr. Aldana's Credentials: Dr. Steven Aldana is a professor of lifestyle medicine in the Department of Exercise Sciences at Brigham Young University and an advisor to the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. He has published more than 50 scholarly articles and has written 5 books on the connections between healthy living, weight loss, and disease prevention.

Availability: contact his publicist? Ann Bahr at (801) 473-4421, or email her at ann@wellsteps.com


Live Like an American and Die Like an American

Why a poor lifestyle is the culprit behind America's poor health and
how transforming that lifestyle can be the cure

Ten to twenty years of additional, high quality life await those who adopt and maintain a healthy lifestyle. Dr. Steven G. Aldana, tells why a healthy lifestyle will extend life, prevent chronic diseases, and control body weight. Listeners will hear about the scientific evidence proving that healthy lifestyle choices can significantly increase the health, vitality, and longevity of individuals.

We all know that non-smokers live longer than smokers-but did you know that eating 5 servings of fruits and vegetables a day can reduce your risk of many types of cancer by 50 percent? We all know the importance of regular exercise-but did you know that it can add several years to your lifespan?

Listeners will get answers to these questions:

  • If I have a healthy lifestyle, what benefits will I receive?
  • Will I live longer if I have a healthy lifestyle?
  • If healthy people live longer, what is the quality of those extra years?
  • If good nutrition and physical activity are so important, how come most physicians rarely talk about them?
  • Suppose you are a little over weight or obese, do you know how many years this can shorten your lifespan?
Dr. Aldana's Credentials: Dr. Steven Aldana is a professor of lifestyle medicine in the Department of Exercise Sciences at Brigham Young University and an advisor to the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. He has published more than 50 scholarly articles and has written 5 books on the connections between healthy living, weight loss, and disease prevention.

Availability: contact his publicist? Ann Bahr at (801) 473-4421, or email her at ann@wellsteps.com


Why You Should Care About Good Fats and Bad Fats

Most of us have been working hard to avoid fats in our diets, but the all-fats-are-bad approach to healthy living is officially over. There are good fats and there are bad fats- knowing the difference can dramatically improve your health. The new enemy to good health is trans fats and the safe recommended amount of trans fats is zero. Unfortunately, trans fats are in most of the processed foods we eat. What are trans fats, why are they dangerous, and what foods contain them?

This segment will give listeners hands on tips and skills on how to identify foods with trans fats and how to replace them with heart-healthy good fats. As the amount of scientific evidence against trans fats continues to grow, it's time the public got a chance to see the proof and decide for themselves if bad fats should be avoided. Dr. Aldana has cut through the marketing hype, sorted through reams of research to put together a real-world guide to healthy living.

Listeners will get answers to these questions:

  • What are trans fats and why should we worry about eating them?
  • What foods contain trans fats?
  • Is fast food really all that bad for me?
  • If I don't eat fast food, what else is there?
  • First margarine is a good food, then later it is not. How come nutrition and health experts keep changing their minds on what is needed to be healthy
Dr. Aldana's Credentials: Dr. Steven Aldana is a professor of lifestyle medicine in the Department of Exercise Sciences at Brigham Young University and an advisor to the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. He has published more than 50 scholarly articles and has written 5 books on the connections between healthy living, weight loss, and disease prevention.

Availability: contact his publicist? Ann Bahr at (801) 473-4421, or email her at ann@wellsteps.com


How to Get Kids to Eat Healthy Foods…without going CRAZY!

It's hard enough for parents to adopt and maintain a healthy diet, but getting kids to eat healthy is an even greater challenge. The single most important thing you can do to get kids to eat and like healthy foods is to be a good example. If they see you eating healthy foods, they will learn to develop the same eating habits.

Listeners will get great tips, ideas, and strategies that will help kids eat and like fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and healthy fats. Listeners will learn:

5 - time-tested ideas they can use today to encourage healthy eating
6 - creative tips to make kinds beg for more fruits and vegetables
5 - tricks/strategies for dealing with a fussy eater
4- food rewards or incentives that are actual healthy

As parents, the most important gift we can give our children is long, healthy lives. Learn how the diseases that kill most adults actually start during childhood.

Listener will get answers to these questions:

  • What can parents do to help their children have healthy lifestyles?
  • Is soda unhealthy?
  • Is your child attending a school that offers healthy meals or are they in an unhealthy food environment?
Dr. Aldana's Credentials: Dr. Steven Aldana is a professor of lifestyle medicine in the Department of Exercise Sciences at Brigham Young University and an advisor to the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. He has published more than 50 scholarly articles and has written 5 books on the connections between healthy living, weight loss, and disease prevention.

Availability: contact his publicist? Ann Bahr at (801) 473-4421, or email her at ann@wellsteps.com

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