Calm Energy: How People Regulate Mood with Food and Exercise

Paperback | March 15, 2003

byRobert E. Thayer

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Obesity is reaching alarming proportions. In this insightful new approach to understanding why this is happening, acclaimed mood scientist Robert Thayer offers a new appreciation of the real cause--emotional eating. But this is not just emotional eating as previously known; rather it is a newscientific analysis of exactly how different moods affect eating. He shows how unprecedented stress in society and epidemic levels of depression have led people to food as a poor means of managing mood. In this original approach, Thayer describes how people's daily energy and tension variationsoccur, and how this knowledge helps overcome the urge to eat the wrong food and to achieve the goal of "calm energy." Also, in this most up-to-date scientific analysis of exercise and mood, he shows how physical activity is essential to psychological and physical health, yet why it is resisted.Thayer's work has been discussed in hundreds of magazine and newspaper articles, and here he outlines in detail the cutting-edge theories and scientific research findings that have generated this extensive media attention.

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Obesity is reaching alarming proportions. In this insightful new approach to understanding why this is happening, acclaimed mood scientist Robert Thayer offers a new appreciation of the real cause--emotional eating. But this is not just emotional eating as previously known; rather it is a newscientific analysis of exactly how different...

Robert Thayer is a well-known mood researcher and Professor of Psychology at California State University, Long Beach.

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Format:PaperbackPublished:March 15, 2003Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195163397

ISBN - 13:9780195163391

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"Thayer presents... interesting but subtle connections in a way that makes it easy to draw practical conclusions about how to manage both stress and one's moods thorugh proper eating and exercise."--Randy Larsen, Professor of Psychology, Washington University in St. Louis