My Book

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“After 40 years on the fitness beat, I’ve developed a healthy skepticism about medical care in the U.S. It serves too few and costs too much. Overmedicating is standard. To be wary is to be wise.”

When journalist Marilynn Preston started her fitness column in Chicago in 1976, yoga and yogurt were interchangeable terms and most people thought the mind body connection was another name for “neck.”

Everything changes. We live in a healthy lifestyle world now, and in her new book, All is Well: The Art {and Science} of Personal Well-Being Marilynn offers readers a provocative guide to living your best life—healthy and happy, juicy and engaged, alert to corporate predators and health hucksters of every stripe.

The chapters are short and savvy, lively and opinionated: Link Mind and Body. Explore Endlessly. Tweet Mindfully. Make Your Getaway. Raise an Active Kid. Practice De-Aging. Grow Your Gray Matter. Be Your Own Uncle Sam.

Each chapter closes with a reader-friendly action step because at its core, “All is Well” is about lifestyle change—how it happens, and what you need to know to make positive changes in your life.

“Lots of people think getting a relaxing, rejuvenating massage is a wild luxury. It’s not. It’s what self-care looks like. Sure it costs money, but so do addictive pain killers and unnecessary surgeries.”

From eating clean to going green, from losing weight to adding muscle, from living longer to dying more easily, Marilynn links body and mind to culture and politics. She has great empathy for readers who have tried and failed to realize their personal vision of well being, but she knows you can always Begin. Again. and be successful. Sometimes you have to redefine success. And that’s good too.

In her long-running weekly syndicated column “Energy Express,” and now in “All is Well,” Marilynn offers readers a welcoming evidence-based path to more joy, greater health and sustained happiness—three essentials of a healthy lifestyle. Three more, she writes, are crispy fries, good wine, and love, love, love.

“Our bodies were meant to play and have fun. That’s why denying kids gym and recess in schools is such a cruel and stupid thing to do.”

Excerpts from the Book

To read Marilynn’s introduction, click here >
Link Mind and Body.
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Live Long, Die Happy.
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Dig into Nature.
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