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Resolve: Strategies, Thoughts, and Beliefs for Healthy LivingBy Cheri Calcagno, M.S.


Strategies, Thoughts, and Beliefs for Healthy Living (Second Edition)
By Cheri Calcagno, M.S.

Paperback ISBN: 978-1-63487-053-5, 286 pages


“Cheri's empathic common-sense approach helps clients improve their quality of life.” -Alan Feren, MD, Former Chief Medical Officer, Sutter Health Partners “Resolve makes eating healthy doable in real life. If more people read your book, there would be less diabetes, heart disease, and kidney failure!” -Marianne Hutton, RD, CSR, CDE, Registered Dietitian, Certified Diabetes Educator “Resolve can help you make the changes necessary for complete health and wholeness.” -Christine Rollins, MFT, Marriage and Family Therapist

Resolve: Strategies, Thoughts, and Beliefs for Healthy Living coaches readers through major lifestyle changes that can lead to better physical, emotional, and spiritual health. It helps them recognize emotions, beliefs, and behavior patterns that work against them and replace them with healthier choices.

Part One encourages readers to focus on health rather than worrying about weight by addressing issues related to body image and culture. Part Two introduces the reader to physical, emotional, and spiritual tools that can help them achieve health goals. These include nutrition and exercise tips as well as strategies for using emotions effectively, managing stress, pursuing potential, and cultivating positive thinking.

The book includes useful appendices such as basic health assessments, lists of calorie-smart foods, and instructions for correctly reading and interpreting food labels. Each chapter includes thought questions to provoke insights and strategies for the reader.

Rooted in positive psychology and emphasizing the unique value of every individual, Resolve is ideally suited to courses on personal growth and enrichment, personal health, and healthy weight loss. The book can be used as a classroom text or for on-line classes, as well as for individual and group studies.

Cheri Calcagno has spent two decades working as a health educator, program manager, and wellness coach specializing in weight management and disease prevention. She holds a master's degree in exercise physiology and is currently a faculty member at Chabot College. In addition to teaching, Professor Calcagno is a writer and speaker; reaching people through her company Inspiring Health. She has worked with clientele ranging from Mothers of Preschoolers groups to Fortune 500 companies.