An entertaining and practical guide to getting through the day with less stress and better health.
We make thousands of decisions every day. Decisions about when to wake up, how to brush our teeth, what to have for breakfast, how to get our kids to school, the amount of coffee to drink, and on and on.
Making so many decisions is tough and can lead to fatigue and making poor decisions. And the more deliberate the decision, or the more we need to think about it, the more fatiguing the process. There are many social forces at work that make how and what we choose an unnecessarily anxious process. But it doesn't have to be.
In Relax, health policy expert Timothy Caulfield takes us through a regular day and shows the underlying science behind our actions and habits. And he reveals that a lot of our decision-making is based on misinformation. Whether he's studying cell phone use, bike commuting, or raw-milk cheese consumption, Caulfield shows that many of the things we believe to be healthier, safer, or just better, simply aren't. With solid grounding in current and reliable scientific findings, the author points to a less stressful way forward--which means we can all afford to relax a lot more.
Insightful, sometimes controversial, and always entertaining, Relax is a surprising and liberating guide to modern life.
Previously published as Relax, Dammit!