“Books are a uniquely portable magic.” – Stephen King
There are no better words to explain the scope and brilliance of books. They guide us, provide us the knowledge, motivate us, ignite the fire within us to do better. No matter what the topic, there is always a book for it, a plenty on health and fitness, which sometimes makes the task a little difficult as to which to pick, and that’s where we come in. Today we are sharing with you our pick of 3 books on health and fitness that you should read this year to progress on your health route. We won’t say they are the top 3 because that is never possible as change is the only constant. So here goes:
In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto (By Michael Pollan): Interesting title right, also an interesting read. The book was on New York Non-Fiction Best Seller list for 6 weeks. We have all heard, ‘we are what we eat’ and a lot of focus these days is on food and nutrition. So what’s different about this book? It is in the fact that the author urges people to uncomplicated food, he says focus should be on food and not nutrition-based diets. Most of items we consume he says aren’t really food, just food supplements. His ideology is simple, ‘Eat food, not too much, mostly plants.’ He puts forward the notion that all this science-based nutrition driven food items are actually not achieving the result they were supposed to, which was to keep us healthy. He suggests simple measures like, not eating anything that your great-grandmother would not consider as food. If the food product makes a tall claim, then consider it not healthy. Avoid supermarket, go for local markets, farmers produce. In a way it makes sense, our ancestors surely seemed healthier than us. The rest you can find in the book
The Telomere Effect (By Elizabeth Blackburn & Elissa Epel): Do you believe that our thoughts and environment have an effect on health. Well, this one is right in that lane. Elizabeth Blackburn who won the Nobel prize for the discovery of telomeres (they protect our chromosome) in 2009, has extended the telomeres and their effect on or longevity in this book. The authors of this book go on to explain how everything including our thoughts has an impact on telomeres and how telomeres can affect our health and life. They suggest making every-day small changes that have a positive impact on our telomeres which in turn means healthier lives for us.
Brain Food: The Surprising Science of Eating for Cognitive Power (By Lisa Mosconi): Without nurturing our brain do you think we can achieve total health and fitness. I think not. But still often in our attempts to nurture ourselves, the efforts are more towards the physical side, and the mind is ignored. However, the author explains that the mind needs nourishment too and has different needs. In this book, she tells you recipes, food items to eat and avoid, and a quick test to analyze your brain health, all with the aim to make mind healthier. And we believe once the mind has been mastered the body will follow.
You may have noticed that our collection is not the conventional type, without any particular diets or exercise regime, but we understand there are more aspects to health and fitness than just getting the physique. So, what are you waiting for, go pick them up.