Your Plan for a Balanced Life provides real-world strategies that equip you to start making choices to achieve the balanced life most of us only dream of.Most people work too much, eat the wrong foods, sleep too little, and don't exercise. They are overweight, tired, and out of balance. Dr. Rippe understands the challenges of daily life and provides practical strategies in Your Plan for a Balanced Life that allow each person to start making simple, daily choices that will result in a life of healthy balance.The groundbreaking program introduced in this book is based on the FDA's MyPyramid Program and a new Wellness Pyramid developed by the Rippe Lifestyle Institute. Created by cardiologist and lifestyle medicine specialist James Rippe, MD, the Balanced Life Index is a scientifically proven test used to measure your success based on the three major components: Nutrition, Activity, and Wellness. It assesses where you are and shows where you can be.