Thursday, June 19, 2014

The Office Workout

The Office Workout book Synopsis

Feeling unhealthy and trapped at your desk every day? Want to get healthier but can’t imagine finding time to go to the gym? Wellness expert Kent Burden shares his innovative, easy and effective arsenal of 75 exercises you can do at your desk without even breaking a sweat! Sample this simple workout to look better, feel better and even work better—and it won’t interfere with doing your job! 
With new research showing that prolonged sitting is as bad for your health as smoking cigarettes, The Office Workout teaches you how to do micro workouts that yield big results and help busy people like you stay active all day long. Lose weight, gain muscle and be healthier all in 1-5 minutes per hour! 
Did you know that… 
• A 1-5 minute workout break each hour makes you more productive 
• Short burst strength training improves blood flow to the brain 
• Raising your heart rate even for a minute or two improves mental focus and creativity 
• You burn 60 more calories each hour by standing than by sitting 
• Being more active can save both you and your company BIG MONEY on healthcare costs 
This book will help you… 
• Lose weight 
• Increase bone mass 
• Burn more calories all day long 
• Decrease your chance of developing diabetes, heart disease, stroke, kidney disease and cancer 
• Reduce back pain and strengthen your back 
• Feel better and more energized all day long 

Get The Office Workout Here

About the Author:

Biographical Information

Kent Burden found his way to the world of fitness and wellness after a devastating college football injury left him a paraplegic for nine months. He was born and raised in Battle Creek, Michigan. In high school he lettered in four sports-- football, basketball, track and baseball, and was voted all-conference in football.
He attended Saginaw Valley State University and Western Michigan University where he majored in Physical Education and Theater. He played two years of college football as a wide receiver until the gridiron accident ended his football career. After being paralyzed from the chest down for nine months, surgery restored his ability to walk. He spent years rehabilitating from the injury, and tried many exercise modalities. During his lengthy recovery, he found Hatha Yoga and the mat work of Joseph Pilates to be the simplest and most beneficial restorative exercises. Meditation and visualization increased his focus, balanced out the intense physical activity, and enabled him to believe a complete recovery was possible. He has been practicing yoga for more than twenty-five years and teaching yoga and Pilates for ten years.
Kent’s specialty is combining conventional fitness with mind/body modalities, which led him to create “Kent Burden’s Essential Triangle,” a union of yoga, Pilates and meditation. With meditation as a bridge between the more physical exercises, this powerful, balanced combination of three modalities provides fitness for the mind, body and spirit in dynamic, multi-length formats. The program is available on video and DVD. “Kent Burden’s Weighted Power Ball Workout” was released in 2004.
Kent has more than thirty years of fitness experience.  He is certified as a master wellness coach, personal trainer, and as a Pilates instructor, Yoga instructor, Spinning instructor, Water Fitness instructor, Systematic Touch Trainer and Massage Therapist. As the former Mind/Body Program Director at California’s famed Ojai Valley Inn & Spa from he created and taught more than 15-20 fitness classes per week, and worked one-on-one with celebrity guests, including Oscar, Emmy and Grammy winners and other celebrities and athletes. Kent created the mind/body fitness program, which was voted by Spa Finder Magazine’s Reader’s Choice Awards as one of North America’s top mind/body programs out of a field of more than 500 spas. His program was considered to be one of the most innovative and diverse in the industry. He was selected by SHAPE magazine as one of six premier trainers for 2003 and was Shape’s fitness expert appearing annually at the Shape/Men’s Fitness Mind/Body Cruise. His signature workout, the Essential Triangle was featured in Healing Retreats and Spas in May 2005. In 2006 he was selected as one of 9 featured trainers for the revolutionary down-loadable workout system Pro-Active Health Solutions. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Natural Health Science.
His work has been featured in SHAPE, Natural Health, Fitness, Self, Body & Soul, Spa Finder, American Spa, Fitness Cycling, Golf Digest for Women, New Age Journal and Pain Solutions magazines, and on television programs such as Access Hollywood, Life and Times (BBC) and Spa Finder Television. He is also the author of the bestselling book, Is Your Chair Killing You?, “Exercise Sucks! How to Lose Weight without Really Trying,” and the multi-book series “Workout at Work.” In July 2013 his online authority magazine “My Life Fitness” launched. He is currently at work on a new book titled “The Modern Day Hunter Gatherer.”
Kent is available for workplace wellness consulting, and speaking engagements.

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