No matter how healthy one is, there is always room for improvement. Everyone wants to be healthier but figuring out what to do to get healthier can be difficult. Especially with opposite advice being given from separate but seemingly credible sources. Also health data keeps changing as new discoveries are made or more data is collected so it’s important to keep up with the latest research so we can better apply it to our lives. So for those who need to learn about health and for those who want to stay up to date with the latest health data, here are some of the best health books of 2020:
02/9The 12-Week Fitness Project by Rujuta Diwekar
This is the newest book by trainer and dietitian Rujuta Diwekar. She has several celebrity clients, whose fitness speaks for the effectiveness of her advice.She’s a big advocate for eating sensibly and following traditional practices and this book is a guide to incorpoating sustainable healthy habits in one’s life to get fitter and healthier. The habits are spread aross 3 months, by end of which it promises to have participants slimmer, healthier and with a better sleep schedule.
03/9FLO: Unlock Your Hormonal Advantage and Revolutionize Your Life by Alisa Vitti
‘FLO’ is a book more for women, though men should read it too, especially those who work in health and fitness fields. In a world where most diets what have been successful for men are pushed for all genders, this book teaches readers about the female hormone system and how best to work with the female body keeping their ever-changing hormones in mind. It has important tips on how to deal with imbalance related issues and explains what is necessary for smooth periods.
04/9Boundless: Upgrade Your Brain, Optimize Your Body, and Defy Aging by Ben Greenfield
Written by triathalonist and fitness & nutrition expert Ben Greenfield, this book is a comprehensive guide on how to improve one’s health at many levels. It tells of way to exercise the brain and the nervous system to have a better functioning mind and higher IQ. It details how to eat and exercise to nurture your own body to remain physically fit and healthy and how to apply all current health data to improve one’s body, mind and immunity , leading to a longer and happier life. It’s a comprehensive and practial approach to health.
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05/9Sleep by Petra Hawker
More and more studies emphasise the importance of sleep but thier well meaning recommendations are hard to heed for those with sleeping disorders. This book is a guide to obtain a better sleep with several proven methods to help overcome sleeping issues. The author leads the Sleep Psychotherapy service at The London Sleep Centre offering Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I) and other forms of Counselling, Coaching and Therapy to assist with Sleep Health and Wellbeing.
06/9Together by Vivek H. Murthy
This book takes a different perspective on mental health. The author looks into lonliness and highlights how it is responsible for the increase in suicide rates, the amount of people taking opioids and other psychiatric medication and the over-diagnosing and pathologizing of emotional and psychological struggles. It explains how social connection will help in curing those problems and many others. Dr. Vivek H. Murthy is the former Surgeon General of the United States, appointed by President Barack Obama himself. The book will release on 20th April 2020.
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07/9Why Good Sex Matters by Nan Wise
The author, Nan Wise, is a licensed psychotherapist and cognitive neuroscientist. She has worked as therapist helping people gain a satisfying sex life for over 30 years and now she studies anhedonia, which is the inability to experience pleasure from activities usually found enjoyable. In her book she explores how people seem to be having less sex and those who have a lot of sex are deriving less pleasure from it as ahedonia is becoming common in our modern world filled with so much pleasure and freedom. She explores peoples relationship with pleasure(sexual and otherwise) and explains what is wrong with it and how we can reclaim it.
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08/9Self-Care Down There by Taq Kaur Bhandal
This title indicates that the book is for women for it’s mainly about pelvic and vaginal health, though, of course, all interested can read it. It covers everything from biology and recommended hyegine to beauty standards and sex friendly habits. It shirks away from all old fashioned ways of approaching a woman’s body and it a good book to gift a teenager, though it’s bound to have many things even adults would benefit from learing. The author Taqdir Kaur Bhandali is a menstrual cycle charting coach and the founder and CEO of IM With Periods
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09/9The Healthy Deviant by Pilar Gerasimo
This book cleverly points out that staying healthy is only difficult because of the society we live in, which is why so few people manage it. The book highlights how faulty society held us back and then details how to overcome several ingrained but incorrect habits or beliefs that kept us from being healthy, explaining what true health really is and how to reclaim it. It’s filled with practical steps and a plan to reclaim true health with tools to help track the process. The author is an award winning health journalist.
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