From Keto to Mediterranean, hot yoga to trampolining, there’s a lot of noise in the world of health and fitness. Sometimes finding the method that works best for you can feel like a bit of a maze.
Luckily, there are some fantastic books that can make road to health a bit simpler. Whether you want to reduces stress, lose weight, or sleep better, there’s a great read out there that will help you reach your goals.
Must-Read Health Books
Here’s our list of the 10 best health books that can help you reach all of your wellness goals.
1. Stress Relief Wisdom by Doc Orman
Stress Relief Wisdom promises to make your life easier, more fun, and less stressful with its ten key distinctions for stress relief, or “clarifying life principles,” that anyone can use become a more skillful thinker.
Doc Orman has been teaching people how to eliminate stress for over 30 years, and with this book he’ll show you how to relax no matter what life throws your way.
2. Yoga for Beginners by Ntathu Allen
Curious about yoga but don’t know where to start? Ntathu Allen’s Yoga for Beginners will show you how you can finally start taking care of your own physical and emotional needs with as little as five minutes per day.
You’ll discover easy and fun yoga poses designed to increase your energy and revitalize your body, along with a series of breathing exercises and guided meditations that will help you achieve emotional and physical relief from the everyday stresses of life.
3. Eat Fat, Get Fit by Kusha Karvandi
If the title wasn’t enticing enough, you’ll love Kusha Karvandi’s cutting edge approach to weight loss. Rather than teaching you all about a new fad diet, he’ll show you a new way of thinking that will lead you to the results you want.
Rather than counting every calorie and working out for eight hours every day, this book will show you how to make smarter decisions about what you feed your body so you can reach your goals while feeling energized, instead of miserable or deprived.
4. Recipes for Your Perfectly Imperfect Life by Kimberly Snyder
Kimberly Snyder is another nutritionist and personal development expert who wants you to look beyond fad diets and focus on giving your body the right fuel so you can live a happy and fulfilling life.
Along with over 100 delicious and easy plant-based recipes, Snyder will show you how to live beyond labels, heal body shame, and overcome self-judgment.
5. Do What Feels Good by Hannah Bronfman
You wouldn’t know it from looking at her, but Hannah Bronfman’s road to becoming the beauty expert, exercise junkie, and wellness entrepreneur that she is today wasn’t always easy. But she’s ready to share her lessons to prove to you that healthy is beautiful, and healthy should feel good.
Featuring over 50 recipes for “healthy hedonism,” Do What Feels Good covers everything from gut health to skin care while reminding us that every body deserves to feel good.
6. Run Fast. Cook Fast. Eat Slow. by Shalane Flanagan and Elyse Kopecky
Olympian long-distance runner Shalane Flanagan and chef Elyse Kopecky have teamed up bring you a cookbook that’s packed with fast, easy, and flavorful recipes that are also nutritious.
Ideal for athletes of all levels, these recipes are also great for families on-the-go and anyone who just doesn’t have time to plan a week of healthy meals. Featuring pre-run snacks, post-run recovery breakfasts, on-the-go lunches, and 30-minutes-or-less dinner recipes, there’s something for everyone.
7. The New Health Rules by Frank Lipman and Danielle Claro
The New Health Rules will open your eyes to the simple changes you can make to your everyday routine to achieve whole-body wellness.
Learn which foods can help you prevent Alzheimer’s Disease, discover why bacteria is so healthy for digestion, and access dozens of recipes that will help you feel stronger, happier, and healthier.
8. The Good Mood Kitchen by Leslie Korn
If it’s really true that you are what you eat, then this book promises you’ll be happier, healthier, and full of energy thanks to its delicious recipes. Packed with dozens of easy-to-read graphics, lists, and charts, The Good Mood Kitchen will teach you how to assess your unique digestive style and develop a diet that’s right for you.
You’ll also learn to identify common nutritional complications behind depression, anxiety, and other mood challenges, so you can take back your happiness one plate at a time.
9. The Effortless Sleep Method by Sasha Stephens
The Effortless Sleep Method promises a truly permanent solution to chronic insomnia with this step-by-step recovery program. Unlike other reference books written by doctors and “sleep experts,” this book will change your way of thinking about sleep.
Rediscover your innate ability to sleep without pills or sleep aids so you can rest well and live a happier, healthier life.
10. The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg
Developing the right habits (and getting rid of the wrong ones) is key to any effective health plan. While the strategies in this book can be applied to business, childrearing, or productivity, they’ll also help you form the foundation for better health.
Whether you want to lose weight, manage anxiety, or reduce stress, The Power of Habit will help you develop the right habits so you can reach your goals and keep making progress toward a better you.
Best Health and Wellness Books
When it comes to your health, it’s always best to make the most informed decisions possible.
These 10 great reads will arm you with the knowledge you need to make meaningful changes to your diet, exercise regime, or daily routine for a healthier mind, heart, and body.
What are some of your favorite health and wellness books? Share them with us in the comments below!