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Kent Burden

Kent BurdenKent Burden found his way to the world of health and wellness after a college football injury left him a paraplegic at the age of 20 and confined to a wheelchair for nearly a year. During his journey through multiple surgeries, rehabilitation and eventual recovery, he discovered the benefits of yoga, Pilates and meditation.

During the course of his career in mind/body wellness, he has trained Oscar-, Emmy-, and Grammy-winners, NFL and NBA champion athletes and people from all walks of life. He is a certified master wellness coach and is certified to teach in 18 different fitness modalities. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Natural Health Science. In addition to his award-winning first book, Yin Yang Fitness: The Whole Package of Health co-authored with his wife Maria, he is also the creator of Kent Burden’s Essential Triangle, a unique DVD workout that combines yoga, Pilates and meditation.

He is the creator of the “Workout at Work” series. The first two books in the series are “Workout at Work: 25 Upper Body Strength Exercises with Resistance Bands to do at Your Desk,” and “Workout at Work: 25 Lower Body Strength Exercises to do at Your Desk and Workout at Work:25 Exercises for Back Health to do at Your Desk. Other recent books include “Exercise Sucks! The Secret to Losing Weight Without Really Trying” and “Is Your Chair Killing You?” All of Kent’s books are available at Amazon.com. His newest book The Modern Day Hunter Gatherer is due out in June 2014.

His work has been published in Shape, Fitness, Self and Body and Soul among others and he has appeared on TVs Access Hollywood where he was named yoga instructor to the stars.

Nearly 30 years after regaining his ability to walk, he is recognized as one of the world’s top wellness experts. In public appearances, his conversational, engaging and entertaining style makes him a popular speaker.

Kent Burden is available for readings, lectures and other public appearances. To inquire about a possible appearance, please contact him at kent@mylifefitness.com.

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Is Your Chair Killing You? (Non-Fiction/Health and Wellness)

30M-1Sitting for extended periods of time is as bad for your health as smoking cigarettes. And exercising for 30-60 minutes a day isn’t enough to undo the damage from extended periods of sitting. Is Your Chair Killing You reveals shocking new research showing that sitting for long periods greatly increases your risk of developing obesity, heart disease, diabetes, stroke and cancer. Our bodies were designed to move constantly over the course of the day, but most of us sit for hours a day at work and at home! Fitness and wellness expert and award-winning author Kent Burden has created brief, simple movements you can incorporate into your daily life to combat the damaging effects of sitting. These simple movements, done standing for 1-5 minutes each hour will burn calories, energize and refresh you, and you won’t even break a sweat; you’ll even improve your back pain. This book is a how-to for weight loss and disease prevention. Read this book–you’ll be healthier in as little as 8 minutes a day.

Winner of the silver award at the Dan Poynter Global Ebook Awards in the category of health, fitness & beauty.

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Exercise Sucks! The Secret to Losing Weight Without Really Trying (Non-Fiction/Health and Wellness)

exercise sucksFor many people, the title of this book sums up how they feel about working out: Exercise Sucks!

But the reality is that losing weight and keeping it off through diet alone is virtually impossible, which is why most of us fail. To lose the weight and get that lean body you dream about you have to eat well and be active on a regular basis. New research reveals that most of us sit an astounding 7-11 hours every day!

Exercise Sucks! is based on the new science of sedentary studies, which points to the startling conclusion that “exercise” as we know it may not even be the most effective way to lose weight.
This sure-to-be-controversial book will show you how to:
•Change your habits and bring more regular activity to your day, allowing you to burn far more calories than you would “exercising.”
•Bring “real food” that is delicious and healthy back into your life easily!
•Learn movements that can be done at your desk or kitchen counter that will improve strength, flexibility, balance and energize you without breaking a sweat
•Choose foods that will help you lose weight without really trying
•De-stress your life to make weight loss easier and faster
•Make the most out of a short workout program to lose weight fast

Exercise Sucks! will help you lose the weight you want to lose with little or no time spent doing the thing most people hate… exercise.

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Workout at Work: 25 Upper Body Strength Exercises with Resistance Bands to do at Your Desk (Non-Fiction/Health and Wellness)

waw resistanceWorkout at Work is the revolutionary new book series based on the emerging science of sedentary studies that is proving that sitting may be the worst thing you can do for your health and your career.

This revolutionary book will help you lose weight, get rid of back pain and ward off heart disease, diabetes and even certain forms of cancer. You can improve your health and get fit by doing these easy-to-do activities for the work place. Best of all these exercises won’t interfere with your productivity at work.

Doing these desk exercises for just 1-5 minutes each hour is the no-sweat way to improve your health. The first book in this series “25 Upper Body Strength Exercises with Resistance Bands to do at Your Desk” will show you how to exercise while working to strengthen and tone your upper body in just minutes a day.

Learn how to:
• Do simple exercises at your desk to improve upper body strength
• Incorporate micro workouts into your day (1-5 minutes an hour) for weight loss and improved health
• Lower your risk of diabetes, heart disease, obesity, back pain and certain forms of cancer
• Find out why no sweat “ultra low intensity cardio” may be better than conventional exercise for weight loss
• Be more focused, creative and productive in the workplace
• Feel more energized and powerful all day long!
Don’t wait! Get your copy today and start down the road to a healthier, happier, more productive you!

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Workout at Work: 25 Lower Body Strength Exercises to do at Your Desk (Non-Fiction/Health and Wellness)

waw strengthWorkout at Work is the revolutionary new book series based on the emerging science of sedentary studies that is proving that sitting may be the worst thing you can do for your health and your career.
This revolutionary book series will help you lose weight, get rid of back pain and ward off heart disease, diabetes and even certain forms of cancer. You can improve your health and get fit by doing these easy-to-do activities for the work place. Best of all these exercises won’t interfere with your productivity at work.
Doing these desk exercises for just 1-5 minutes each hour is the no-sweat way to improve your health.
This, the second book in the Workout at Work series, “25 Lower Body Strength Exercises to do at Your Desk” will show you how to exercise while working to strengthen and tone your lower body in just minutes a day.
Learn how to:
• Do simple exercises at your desk to improve lower body strength
• Incorporate micro workouts into your day (1-5 minutes an hour) for weight loss and improved health
•Lower your risk of diabetes, heart disease, obesity, back pain and certain forms of cancer
•Find out why no sweat “ultra low intensity cardio” may be better than conventional exercise for weight loss
•Be more focused, creative and productive in the workplace
•Feel more energized and powerful all day long!
Don’t wait! Get your copy today and start down the road to a healthier, happier, more productive you!

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Workout at Work: 25 Exercises for Back Health to do at Your Desk (Non-Fiction/Health and Wellness)

waw back healthWorkout at Work is the revolutionary new book series based on the emerging science of sedentary studies that is proving that sitting may be the worst thing you can do for your health and your career.
This revolutionary book series will help you lose weight, get rid of back pain and ward off heart disease, diabetes and even certain forms of cancer. You can improve your health and get fit by doing these easy-to-do activities for the work place. Best of all these exercises won’t interfere with your productivity at work.
Doing these desk exercises for just 1-5 minutes each hour is the no-sweat way to improve your health.
This, the third book in the Workout at Work series, “25 Exercises for Back Health to do at Your Desk” will show you how to improve your back health in just minutes a day.
Learn how to:
• Keep back pain from happening in the first place
• Do simple exercises at your desk to improve back health
• Incorporate micro workouts into your day (1-5 minutes an hour) for weight loss and improved back health
•Lower your risk of diabetes, heart disease, obesity, back pain and certain forms of cancer
•Find out why no sweat “ultra low intensity cardio” may be better than conventional exercise for weight loss
•Be more focused, creative and productive in the workplace
•Feel more energized and powerful all day long!
Don’t wait! Get your copy today and start down the road to a healthier, happier, more productive you!

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Yin Yang Fitness: The Whole Package of Health (Non-Fiction/Health and Wellness)

yin yangAt California’s famed Ojai Valley Inn & Spa, Kent and Maria Burden work with the powerful, rich and famous and everyday people too. Their super-secret list of celebrities and athletes includes Oscar, Emmy and Grammy winners and NBA and NFL champions. Their revolutionary program, Yin Yang Fitness combines weight training, cardiopulmonary conditioning, the ancient mind/body movements of yoga and Pilates and real life nutrition to create strong minds and strong bodies. No matter what your current fitness level or how busy you are, you can learn to visualize, achieve and sustain your fullest level of health and well-being by following this 12-week guide to Yin Yang Fitness.

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The Office Workout: 75 Exercises to do at Your Desk (Non-Fiction/Health and Wellness)

The Office WorkoutFeeling 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

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Get Ripped Now! Clean Eating Workout Guide for Weight Loss and a Healthy Lifestyle (Non-Fiction/Health and Wellness)

get ripped nowGet Ripped Now exposes the complete picture of the Clean Eating movement, what it is, and why you should be doing it. An entertaining and interactive workout guide, Get Ripped Now will start you immediately down the path to a healthy lifestyle. This 12-week clean eating workout guide is packed with clean eating tips, menus, and a day-by-day workout program for beginner, intermediate and advanced exercisers. This interactive book gives you pictures, descriptions and video links to every exercise, so you’ll always know you are doing the exercises correctly. Not just another cookbook, Get Ripped Now shows you how to build your own gym with things you probably already have in your garage or tool shed. And what you don’t have, you can buy for pennies at your local hardware store.

Celebrity trainer, wellness expert, award-winning and bestselling author Kent Burden will:
-teach you about real food, why you should eat it, and why you’re going to love it
-introduce you to healthy living at its very best
-give you a sample clean eating diet to incorporate into your clean living lifestyle
-give you research to back up why you should exclude things like white flour, processed sugar, GMOs, artificial sweeteners, artificial colors, and other processed food additives.

This book focuses on weight loss and the connection between real food and real health.

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Survival of the Fittest: The Ebola Virus Pandemic How to Create a Bulletproof Immune System (Non-Fiction/Health and Wellness)

survival of the fittestIn “Survival of the Fittest: The Ebola Virus Pandemic How to Create a Bulletproof Immune System,” we release you from the paralysis of panic and fear and show you how to protect yourself and your family from the Ebola pandemic. Experts agree that a strong immune system is the key factor in surviving the Ebola virus. This is a short and to the point guide on how to both guard against becoming one of the victims of this viral outbreak, and how to strengthen and fortify your immune system, giving you a far better chance of survival should you contract the Ebola virus.

Packed with research and actionable information that will help you improve the strength of your immune system and your overall health, you will learn:

-Simple common sense ways to protect yourself from getting the Ebola virus
-Why the strength of your immune system may mean the difference between life and death
-Easy breathing exercises and meditation techniques to lower stress and anxiety levels-important for a strong immune system
-How exercise boosts immune function
-Clean Eating Principles for better nutrition and a stronger immune response to the Ebola virus
-How to supplement for an even stronger immune shield against disease
-Tips for longer, deeper sleep–which is critical for strong immunity

Download this information-packed book now, and arm your body’s defenses!

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The Clean Eating Dinner Cookbook & Diet Plan: 14 Simple Eating Clean Dinners for Weight Loss & a Healthy Lifestyle (Non-Fiction/Health and Wellness)

The clean eatingGrab your copy today to feel healthier, lose weight and eat great!

This book is the holy grail of Clean Eating books!

Packed with more information on clean eating than any other book on the market The Clean Eating Dinner Cookbook & Diet Plan gives you more than 50 eating clean recipes for your dinner table that will keep you energized, focused and help you lose weight the Clean Eating way. This real food cookbook is packed with beautiful pictures and easy-to-follow descriptions of complete dinners for your new real food diet and lifestyle. These recipes are simple, delicious and quick to make.

Are you tired of fad diets that promise the world and leave you feeling hungry and feeling like a failure? This eating clean cookbook will help you steer clear of overly-processed, empty calorie foods that can make you fat and keep you from feeling your best.

Clean Eating isn’t a diet or a fad. Clean Eating is a lifestyle change that doesn’t restrict real food from your plate.

The Clean Eating Dinner Cookbook & Diet Plan will show you:

Exactly what clean eating is and how simple it is to incorporate into your busy lifestyle.
How to enjoy a lifetime of natural, unprocessed, real foods that are not only healthy but taste great.
The health benefits of a clean eating diet and lifestyle and why removing things like refined sugar, GMOs, chemicals, pesticides, hormones and overly-processed foods will improve your health and help you look and feel great.

More than 50 Clean Eating Recipes you’ll love and that will fit into your busy schedule.
How to read and understand food labels, what they say, what they want you to believe, what they really mean, and how to decipher the label and choose the foods that are healthiest for you and your family.
˃˃˃ If you want to lower your risk of developing cancer, type 2 diabetes or heart disease, you should not pass up this book!

We have been conditioned to believe that in order to be healthy, we have to deprive ourselves of good-tasting, satisfying food. This is simply not true. You can eat real food–even things you’ve been taught were off-limits like bacon and burgers! Wellness expert Kent Burden combines the latest research and a compelling and entertaining history of food in this comprehensive guide which even includes a chapter on Clean Eating beer, wine and spirits.

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