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Drop Dead Healthy - One Man's Humble Quest for Bodily Perfection

A. J. Jacobs

New York Times bestselling author and king of "immersion journalism" A.J. Jacobs tackles his most challenging experiment yet: a yearlong mission to radically improve every element of his body and mind-from his brain to his fingertips to his abs. Having lifted his spirit in The Year of Living Biblically and sharpened his mind in The Know-It-All, A.J. Jacobs had one feat left in the self-improvement trinity: to become the healthiest man in the world. He doesn't just want to lose a couple of pounds, or finish a triathlon, or lower his cholesterol. First, he had to tackle a complicated web of diet and exercise advice, most which is nonsensical, unproven, and contradictory. Second, he had to consult a team of medical advisers. And finally, he had to subject himself, over the course of two years, to a grueling regimen of exercises, a range of diets and nutritional plans, and a brutal array of techniques and practices to improve everything from his hearing to his sleep-all the while testing the patience of his wife. This latest work bursts with hilarity and warmth, all the while testing our culture's assumptions and obsessions with what makes good health and allowing the listener to reflect on his or her own health, body, and eventual mortality.

New York Times bestselling author and king of "immersion journalism" A.J. Jacobs tackles his most challenging experiment yet: a yearlong mission to radically improve every element of his body and mind-from his brain to his fingertips to his abs. Having lifted his spirit in The Year of Living Biblically and sharpened his mind in The Know-It-All, A.J. Jacobs had one feat left in the self-improvement trinity: to become the healthiest man in the world. He doesn't just want to lose a couple of pounds, or finish a triathlon, or lower his cholesterol. First, he had to tackle a complicated web of diet and exercise advice, most which is nonsensical, unproven, and contradictory. Second, he had to consult a team of medical advisers. And finally, he had to subject himself, over the course of two years, to a grueling regimen of exercises, a range of diets and nutritional plans, and a brutal array of techniques and practices to improve everything from his hearing to his sleep-all the while testing the patience of his wife. This latest work bursts with hilarity and warmth, all the while testing our culture's assumptions and obsessions with what makes good health and allowing the listener to reflect on his or her own health, body, and eventual mortality.
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New York Times bestselling author and king of "immersion journalism" A.J. Jacobs tackles his most challenging experiment yet: a yearlong mission to radically improve every element of his body and mind-from his brain to his fingertips to his abs. Having lifted his spirit in The Year of Living Biblically and sharpened his mind in The Know-It-All, A.J. Jacobs had one feat left in the self-improvement trinity: to become the healthiest man in the world. He doesn't just want to lose a couple of pounds, or finish a triathlon, or lower his cholesterol. First, he had to tackle a complicated web of diet and exercise advice, most which is nonsensical, unproven, and contradictory. Second, he had to consult a team of medical advisers. And finally, he had to subject himself, over the course of two years, to a grueling regimen of exercises, a range of diets and nutritional plans, and a brutal array of techniques and practices to improve everything from his hearing to his sleep-all the while testing the patience of his wife. This latest work bursts with hilarity and warmth, all the while testing our culture's assumptions and obsessions with what makes good health and allowing the listener to reflect on his or her own health, body, and eventual mortality.

Language:

English

Length:

10h 35m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:37


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

01:57


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

09:56


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

05:38


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

04:17


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

07:22


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

10:50


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

04:59


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

04:15


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

03:27


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

07:17


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

04:59


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

07:05


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

04:50


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

04:25


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

05:59


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

03:16


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

03:09


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

08:40


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

04:07


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

04:24


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

08:31


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

09:32


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

03:26


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

10:51


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

06:13


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

03:43


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

09:22


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

07:27


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

06:38


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

03:49


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

14:36


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

06:15


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

06:45


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

08:04


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

06:07


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

03:13


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

07:44


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

07:02


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

03:28


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

01:40


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

04:30


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

10:50


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

05:01


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

04:34


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

02:31


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

03:34


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

10:09


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

03:18


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

02:50


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

10:38


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

04:11


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

05:19


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

03:12


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

05:00


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

02:18


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

07:01


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

08:37


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

03:42


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

01:43


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

04:21


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

03:59


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

05:29


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

07:47


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

03:52


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

02:52


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

04:31


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

05:52


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

02:34


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

04:21


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

01:20


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

01:51


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

05:05


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

03:45


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

08:24


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

02:24


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

07:52


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

05:56


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

05:23


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

01:55


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

05:56


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

04:41


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

03:52


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

03:04


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

03:01


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

07:00


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

03:31


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

02:09


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

03:01


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

02:56


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

06:23


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

07:01


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

02:55


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

04:08


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

15:57


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

08:47


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

08:16


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

04:42


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

06:53


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

02:38


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

05:13


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

01:59


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

02:51


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

04:34


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

08:24


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

01:21


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

09:28


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

04:50


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

05:05


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

03:51


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

08:21


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

05:43


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

03:46


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

04:35


Chapter 115
Chapter 115

07:07


Chapter 116
Chapter 116

01:51


Chapter 117
Chapter 117

03:10


Chapter 118
Chapter 118

03:49


Chapter 119
Chapter 119

06:12


Chapter 120
Chapter 120

00:39


Chapter 121
Chapter 121

01:35