This week I want to share with you some recommended reading for everyone: easy-to-read books which I consider essential for anyone interested in learning about the foundations of fitness and leading a healthy lifestyle. They are in no particular order.
The Primal Blueprint by Mark Sisson
I like this book for several reasons; it dispels a lot of myths both with regards to exercise and eating. It also gives you a new way to think when it comes to your daily routine. Mark has an excellent website with loads of information (http://www.marksdailyapple.com).
The Liberation Diet by Kevin Brown & Annette Presley
This is another book that will change the way you look at modern diets. It is a simple read with a great message about the consequences of our typical approach to losing weight and getting healthy.
Natural Health & Weight Loss by Barry Groves
This book appealed to me because of the easy-to-understand language of what really constitutes a healthy diet. It contains a lot of great information on how to lose weight without counting calories as well as how to avoid diabetes, heart disease, and lead a long healthy life.
Cereal Killer by Alan Watson
The author sheds new light on how government delusion, slippery science, and just greedy companies are making our children sick and obese. After reading this book you will understand why diabetes is soaring and obesity is an epidemic.
Stretch Book by Jim and Phil Wharton
If you are looking for a way to feel better, recover from your workouts, and reduce stress, then this book is for you. It contains a great catalog of simple stretching routines.
Real Food: What to Eat and Why by Nina Planck
This is a good first-hand look at someone who grew up on real food, switched to vegetarianism, and ultimately switched back to real food. It also highlights the author’s role in the development of farmers’ markets in London, presented in a novel-like, easy-to-read fashion.