The Secret of Vigor: How to Overcome Burnout, Restore Metabolic Balance, and Reclaim Your Natural Energy
Your life is hectic, stressful…you’re often tired and feel challenged by mood swings and weight gain. But what if things were different? What if, instead of fatigue, you felt energized, motivated? What if you felt INVIGORATED?
Vigor is the dynamic new fitness concept that has researchers and health experts worldwide paying attention. Today, up to 75 percent of the U.S. population — including children and teens — experiences some form of burnout. Americans chronically overwork and overstress themselves, resulting in an ever-growing list of health problems. Vigor is a state of well-being that is almost the exact opposite of burnout, and in this book biochemist and exercise physiologist Dr. Shawn Talbott explains how you can bring vigor back into your life.
It starts with the Four Pillars of Health…
“Quite simply,” Talbott says, “the secret of vigor is to balance your biochemistry.” Four processes — Talbott calls them the Four Pillars of Health — are the key to biochemical balance: managing oxidation, controlling inflammation, stabilizing glucose, and balancing stress hormones. After explaining in simple terms how the Pillars operate,
he describes how to optimize them using an easy-to-follow self-help program. First, assess your vigor score using the Vigor Self-Test.
Then, depending on your needs, you can choose from carefully selected
Vigor Improvement Practices that include:
- improving sleep and reducing everyday stress, including managing electronic interruptions
- managing cortisol levels, blood sugar spikes and inflammation with the right foods
- learning the simple Helping-Hand Approach to know how much to eat
- adding personal Interval Training exercises and FlexSkills, an illustrated series of stretches
- using dietary supplements that are tuned to each of the Four Pillars — the last piece of the biochemical-balance puzzle
This program is proven to reduce fatigue and alleviate depression, sharpen mental focus, help you lose weight, and reduce your risk of diabetes, cancer and heart disease. You will also see a dramatic reduction in your stress levels and have an unmistakable sense that there is something new and exciting in your life: vigor!