Keeping up with new information about healthy living can feel like a full-time job. Dietary, physical activity, and stress-reduction guidelines are constantly updated to reflect the most recent scientific findings.
So much fake news makes it hard to keep track of genuine ones. So, I’ve done all the hard work for you and found the top 5 must-read books about healthy living.
1. How to Be Well: The 6 Keys to a Happy and Healthy Life By Frank Lipman
The book, How to Be Well: The 6 Keys to a Happy and Healthy Life by Frank Lipman is a must-read for anybody interested in healthy living. By breaking down the broad idea of healthy living into six primary themes, the holistic guide takes a multifaceted approach to the issue.
The authors of “How to Be Well” break down healthy living into manageable, comprehensive measures you may take daily. These include avoiding inflammatory foods, spending time in nature, and putting friends and family first.
2. Unwinding Anxiety By Judson Brewer
Dr. Judson Brewer, MD, Ph.D., neuroscience and addiction psychiatrist expert, knows that worry is frequently the root cause of unproductive coping techniques. His famous book, Unwinding Anxiety, is based on his 20 years of study. It explains how to end the never-ending loop of worry and anxiety many of us fell into this past year.
In the new book, Dr. Brewer takes a unique approach by treating anxiety as a habit you can change or at least breakdown. He also provides a step-by-step plan for how to do this. “It has been crucial” in assisting his patients in “understanding and working with their own anxiety,” he says.
3. Stupid Things I Won’t Do When I get Old By Steven Petrow (with Roseann Foley Henry)
Mr. Petrow started making a list of “things I won’t do when I am old” shortly after he turned 50. He found the inspiration to write the book from writing an essay for Well in 2017. In the essay, he detailed everything his aging parents were doing wrong. Petrow addresses the anxieties, frustrations, and misconceptions that come with aging head-on in the book.
He provides a model for the new old age and helps you understand that getting older and being ill are two different things. Growing older is a special honor and a challenge. In this must-read guide, you’ll learn how to face this challenge with dignity, insight, humor, and optimism without hoarding.
4. Set Boundaries, Find Peace: A Guide to Reclaiming Yourself By Nedra Glover Tawwab
Maintaining personal boundaries with housemates, relatives, and significant others was difficult when none of us could leave the house during the pandemic. Now that everything is starting to relax, declining invitations to social events may prove to be a test of willpower in and of itself.
If you are having difficulty maintaining your healthy boundaries again, this book is a must. This book teaches children how to develop and keep them without feeling selfish. Nedra Glover Tawwab’s Set Boundaries, Find Peace is a comprehensive guide to establishing and upholding personal boundaries without feeling selfish.
5. Genius Foods by Max Lugavere
After learning that his mother had a neurological disorder, Max Lugavere felt compelled to investigate the link between nutrition and brain health. The journalist and healthy living specialist compiled a list of “genius foods” to keep your brain in good shape.
This book is straightforward. It comes with metaphors from Lugavere’s filmmaking past and information from medical professionals to complement Lugavere’s already considerable research. This book is aspirational and inspirational as it includes strategies to help you use the techniques it describes in real life.
Wellness is no longer about just extending your lifespan but healthspan too. You can seek recommendations and advice from countless books to lead a happy and healthy lifestyle. I highlight 5 of them here that you can keep on your reading list.