Aicha Zoubair

Jessica Bell

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

@KentBurden on Family, Writing & Books #Fitness #Health #AmWriting

Q. What writing are you most proud of?
Actually my upcoming book has me feeling pretty proud. It’s titled The Modern Day Hunter Gatherer and it brings together what my parents and grandparents taught me about being healthy and the latest research. Having the opportunity to honor the people who ignited then fed the fire of natural good health in me and show that much of what they said is now being proven to be more than just old wives tails and folksy adages.
Q. What are you most proud of in your personal life?
My children. My daughter is in her senior year in college and getting great grades. My son recently finished writing his first novel Flash Bang that got an honorable mention at the Los Angeles Book Festival.

Q. What books did you read growing up?
I cut my teeth on Edgar Rice Burroughs novels like Tarzan and John Carter of Mars. I was absolutely in love with the Conan the Barbarian books as well.

Q. What book should everybody read at least once?
Micheal Pollan’s The Omnivores Dilemma. If you value your health you have to read this book.
Q. Is there any book genre you really don’t enjoy?
Not really fond of romance novels.

Q. How did you develop your writing style?
  1. I write like I talk. In the beginning I used Dragon speech software and tried to just dictate my books but it didn’t take long to figure out that it was easier to write what I was thinking than fix all the  ums and half completed thoughts that come along with dictation.
  2. Q. Where do you get your inspiration from?
  3. A. I am constantly looking for ways to improve people’s health. I read a lot of science journals and keep an eye on health magazines and blogs.
Q. What is the hardest, the publishing process, the writing process or marketing?
For me it’s the writing. Writing is hard work for me. I really try to keep my books light, conversational and entertaining which isn’t always easy when you dealing with a lot of statistics or scientific information. Getting a book that is both informative and readable is really hard work.

Q. What marketing works for you?
I do a lot of marketing. I rotate between blog tours, Facebook ads, Fiverr gigs, Kindle promotions and email blasts. Each one of these things seems to help me sell books.

Sitting 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.
Nominated for the Dan Poynter Global Ebook Awards and won honorable mention at the Los Angeles Book Festival
Buy Now @ Amazon
Genre – Non-Fiction
Rating – G
More details about the author
Connect with Kent Burden on Facebook & Twitter