Health books are not just about eating right. While having a healthy diet is important, it is not the end all and be all of health aspects. In order to live a lifestyle that works to the benefit of your body you need to cover fitness as well. To help, here are some of the best health related books on the market.
The End of Overeating
David Kessler, former head of the Food and Drug Administration, wrote The End of Overeating to help people understand how to change their relationship with food. Instead of simply pointing out the dangers of eating poorly, he approaches the information like a scientist. He shows readers why there are cravings for sugar, fat, and salt. Throughout the pages of the book he shows how relationships with certain foods form and how many Americans have become obsessed with food.
Like all addictions, breaking the bad food habit is not easy. Kessler takes the time to not only explain the relationships and why they are bad, but he also shows readers how to overcome the problem. There is a reward process and change can’t take place overnight, but it can be done.
In Omnivore’s Dilemma, Michael Pollan takes a different approach to sharing important information about food. Instead, he shows the reader where their favorite foods come from. He also takes the time to detail how these foods are produced and how it can be harmful to health.
Some readers have attributed this book as their number one reason for becoming strictly vegetarian or even vegan. It might make some readers reconsider what foods they put on their table and question what their food source is. The main goal, however, is to enlighten the reader to what food goes through before it is available in grocery stores in order to help them make the best choices for their families.
Health is not only about what you eat, but also about getting active. Yoga Anatomy by Leslie Kaminoff is designed to be useful for both new and seasoned yoga practitioners. There are detailed descriptions followed with anatomical illustrations of each pose so that readers can get them right during their practice. Readers will also be taught how and why the body moves the way it does. Each pose also has a description of the benefits of the posture in the text.
Running for Women
Running is a great way to get your body active and start burning calories. Getting started is always the hard part. Running for Women by Olympic Distance Runner, Kara Goucher, gives a step-by-step guide in order to help women get off the couch and into motion. Goucher approaches each step with a story of how something she went through during her own training and trials affected her. Not only does she cover the important information on how to get going but she covers important information including equipment, snacks, and training with a friend.
Anti Cancer: A New Way of Life
Frighteningly enough, everyone has potential cancerous cells in their body. Why some of them mutate and begin forming cancerous tumors for some and not for others is a mystery. However, Anti Cancer A New Way of Life is written for those who either are battling or have battled cancer. It is designed to help them learn to live a healthier lifestyle in order to beef up their natural defenses to battle the disease. The book is written by David Servan-Schrebier, a scientist, doctor, and cancer survivor.
Cookbooks and books on food are only part of what it takes to be healthy. Learning about adding physical activity can help you get off the couch and start living a healthier lifestyle.