Wahroonga, New South Wales
Ongoing sales and the importance of the message of Live More: Active have precipitated a second edition of the book, allowing for updating and fine-tuning of the book first published in early 2014.
Physical inactivity continues to be a major health crisis but the key message of this book is that it isn’t that hard to do something about it.
“Physical inactivity continues to be a major health crisis but the key message of this book is that it isn’t that hard to do something about it,” said author Dr Darren Morton, director of the Lifestyle Research Centre and senior lecturer in the Faculty of Education and Science at Avondale College of Higher Education. “One of the important features of this book is that it helps people follow through on their desire to be more active, offering helpful strategies for achieving it.”
The new edition of Live More: Active includes an endorsement by Dr Kenneth Cooper, a pioneer of exercise science and founder of the Cooper Aerobics Center in Texas (USA), who describes it as “a readable, articulate, scientifically accurate book to help the reader become and stay more active”.
“Kenneth Cooper is synonymous with the beginning of the physical activity movement and I have always had great respect for him, so to receive an endorsement from him was very encouraging and rewarding,” Dr Morton said.
In its second year of sales, Live More: Active featured in the Bookshelf Top 20 of 2015, reflecting continuing sales in Adventist Book Centres in Australia and New Zealand. It is also sold by literature evangelists and CHIP groups around the world.
The new edition of Live More: Active was launched at the Lifestyle Research Centre’s symposium exploring the future of healthcare and the contribution of lifestyle as medicine in the Clinical Education Centre at Sydney Adventist Hospital on February 4. The book is now available from Adventist Book Centres.