Praise for Stressaholic
"For the millions who go to war with stress every day, overloaded with information in our fast–paced, constantly changing world, Heidi Hanna offers a straightforward solution and actionable steps with the science to back it up. Stressaholic teaches you how to hit the reset button on your tired, wired brain."
Dr. Daniel Amen, New York Times bestselling author of Change Your Brain, Change Your Life
"Having worked with Heidi in the past, I particularly like her ability to take all the latest scientific research, boil it down, and present it in a way that doesn′t overwhelm you. This gives you the confidence that you can actually make substantial and sustainable change in your lifestyle."
Justin Rose, PGA Tour Professional Golfer, 2013 U.S. Open Champion
"Stress is our reaction to demands made on us. How it affects us varies widely, and few of us are naturally resilient. So it is important for our mental and physical health and longevity to be able to learn how to cope and, indeed, even thrive on stress. Dr. Hanna tells us how to recharge ourselves in the right way in this amazing new book. You will find the quality of your life vastly improved from the first day you start to use the easy–to–follow lifestyle changes Dr. Hanna offers us."
Dr. Dan Kirsch, President, The American Institute of Stress
"Constant stress, and the inflammation it triggers, is a sure means to accelerate the aging process. Here, Dr. Hanna gives us a moving personal account, combined with an evidence–based science, to understand and minimize stress. Arguably, there is no greater longevity medicine than the prescription Dr. Hanna lays out in Stressaholic."
Dan Buettner, New York Times bestselling author of The Blue Zones and Thrive
"The world needs more people like Heidi Hanna. She has turned her sharp intellect upon the huge field of stress research to synthesize the complex findings and distill the most important conclusions and practical solutions for making stress work for you. For anyone who experiences stress, which is all of us, take a deep breath and start here."
Shawn Achor, New York Times bestselling author of Before Happiness and The Happiness Advantage
Foreword Dr. Daniel L. Kirsch ix
Preface Monkey Business xiii
Introduction The Crash xvii
I UNDERSTANDING STRESS ADDICTION 1
1 Are You a Stress Addict? 3
2 Why Taking It Easy Is Hard 25
3 How to Use Stress for Success 39
II RECHARGE YOUR ENERGY 53
4 Step 1: Rest 55
5 Step 2: Repair 87
6 Step 3: Rebuild 105
III REPROGRAM YOUR OPERATING SYSTEM 119
7 Step 4: Rethink 121
8 Step 5: Redesign 137
Final Thoughts 157
HEIDI HANNA, PhD, has trained thousands of individuals on practical ways to incorporate nutrition, fitness, and positive psychology strategies to improve productivity and performance. Heidi is CEO and founder of SYNERGY, a coaching and consulting company that specializes in customized health and wellness solutions for individuals and organizations. As an experienced speaker, Heidi has been featured at many national and global conferences, including the Fortune Most Powerful Women Summit and the ESPN Women′s Leadership Summit.