Everyone agrees that the American health care system is broken. We pay more for care than any other nation, and yet afflictions such as obesity, diabetes, and heart disease run rampant though our adult populations, crippling our general quality of life.
The lessons of A Heart Full of Joy may be directed at improving our cardiovascular system, but they also offer us the peace of mind of knowing that it is within our own power to live heart-healthy lives.
In addition to other resources in the back, there is an Introductory workout plan written by Dr. Josh Heenan.
Dr. Josh Heenan is a doctor of integrated medicine and strength and conditioning coach to hundreds of athletes. He is the president at Advanced Therapy and Performance.
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"With its focus on a reactive approach to managing disease after its onset, there is no doubt that our current health-care system is limited in its ability to help people realize higher levels of well-being. In A Heart Full of Joy, Joia Spinelli provides a clear vision for transforming both how we view health and systematically achieve healthier states. Further, Joia levels a call to action for all of us…offering simple, smart, and effective strategies for taking control of our own health—physical, emotional, and spiritual. This book will change your view on how you measure your health and provide a firm foundation for advancing your well-being." --Mark J. Russo, MD MS; Director, Structural Heart Disease, Aortic Center, and Valve Research Center at RWJ Barnabas Health
"The book is written on a simple enough level for any reader; the chapters are short and concise. In chapter 1, we see an overall synopsis of how we face challenges in health care and personal responsibility for preventing illness. Chapter 2 is a quick overview of what is referred to as Western medicine with the subsequent chapters in part 1 highlighting alternatives to our traditional sense of medicine.
The chapter written on the cardiovascular system is simplified enough that every physician probably wishes he or she could use it to explain the heart when speaking with patients. No book written on health and wellness would ever be complete without cardiovascular statistics, which provide the foundation on which prevalence and incidence become more realistic and personalized to the reader.
The quote by Dr. Weil that announces part 3 of the book gives a descriptive perspective on the concept of prevention for the reader. Embellishing on “lifestyle changes” that include techniques for the mind and body. The chapters focus on how to incorporate the current practices the reader partakes in daily and enhances them to a sustainable, healthier focus.
In summary, A Heart Full of Joy is a well-written book for the health novice and provides a superior introduction to incorporating lifestyle changes into any reader’s routine." --Rita Jermyn MD; Director of Heart Failure at Saint Francis Hospital, NY