books

Reading can be a transformative experience. A good book, at the very least, can be a source of learning or insight. It can even inspire action as what many people have discovered for themselves. So regardless if you want to be inspired to create healthy lifestyle changes or just want to read something interesting, here are some of the best books on health, fitness, and happiness that you may want to add to your must-read list.

1. Food Matters by Mark Bittman
When was the last time you really paid attention to what you were eating? In this book, food expert Mark Bittman makes a case for mindful eating and how conscious eating can help you live healthier. He shares some practical guidelines on paying more attention to the food you eat and nutritional recipes that should help you get started.

2. How Bad Do you Want It? by Matt Fitzgerald
Whether it is excelling in sport or sticking to a healthy diet and everything in between when it comes to life, getting the result you want often boils down to how bad you want to get it. This book provides interesting insights on how you can develop the will and mental strength to accomplish what you set out to do whether it is about losing weight or living healthy.

3. Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain by John Ratey
If you need more convincing on why you should exercise, then this book should have plenty of compelling reasons that will inspire you. Author Dr. John Ratey explores the mind-body connection and shares a lot of fascinating information on why exercise is good for your brain.

4. Stumbling on Happiness by Daniel Gilbert
Far from being a guide to being happy, Stumbling on Happiness is about taking a look at perceptions on happiness and how those views may be hindering people from experiencing it.

5. Sugar Nation by Jeff O’Connell
This book is an interesting read not just for people who eat a standard American diet or those who have a family history of obesity, diabetes, or heart disease among other health conditions. Informative and engaging, Sugar Nation is an eye-opener that will change the way you look at your diet and the food you eat.