THE HEALTHMARK PROGRAM FOR LIFE by

THE HEALTHMARK PROGRAM FOR LIFE

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Sound if by now well-worn advice on positive life-style changes for improving health. Gleser is a former medical director of the Pritikin Longevity Center; a bout with testicular cancer in his early 30s initially awakened him to the importance of preventive medicine. The program laid out here is clear and well-rounded: after alerting readers to some common health pitfalls (cholesterol, high fat intake), Gleser outlines more healthful approaches to nutrition, exercise, and stress management. His recommendations have much in common with other recent popular works: cut down on fat, salt, processed food; schedule a regular exercise time and stick to it; ""Learn to recognize the stressors in your life as well as the stress responses you have."" Recipes included are run of the mill and not overly tempting (""Barbecued Oven-fried Chicken"" made with Rice Krispies, for one). Gleser is pleasant and supportive throughout; his advice is beneficial if not new.

Pub Date: Nov. 7th, 1988
Publisher: McGraw-Hill