The best 100 Healthy Living books

Healthy Living is a crucial aspect of our well-being, encompassing physical, mental, and emotional health. Our book list delves into practical strategies and insightful tips for leading a balanced and vibrant lifestyle, making it easier to navigate the complexities of maintaining good health.

Explore our collection to discover expert advice and evidence-based approaches to boost your well-being. Start your journey to a healthier you today by diving into these enriching reads!

The best 100 Healthy Living books
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Healthy Living Books: Savor by Thich Nhat Hanh and Lilian Cheung

Savor

Thich Nhat Hanh and Lilian Cheung
Mindful Eating, Mindful Life
4.2 (143 ratings)
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What's Savor about?

Savor (2010) provides advice and inspiration on how to find inner peace, joy and strength – especially for those trying to sustainably lose weight – with Buddhist teachings and techniques for appreciating the richness of life in the present moment. It also draws on the latest nutritional science research on the best ways to eat and exercise, presenting readers with a holistic method for improving their physical, psychological and spiritual well-being, and thereby transforming their lives.

Who should read Savor?

  • Anyone wanting to sustainably lose weight
  • Anyone wanting more peace and happiness in everyday life

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Healthy Living Books: The Easy Way to Stop Smoking by Allen Carr

The Easy Way to Stop Smoking

Allen Carr
Join the Millions Who Have Become Non-Smokers Using Allen Carr's Easyway Method
4.1 (213 ratings)
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What's The Easy Way to Stop Smoking about?

The Easy Way to Stop Smoking (1985, 2011) isn’t just a book about giving up cigarettes; it aims to put smoking in a completely new light. Smoking is no habit and nicotine no hard drug; smoking is an addiction, but one that can be overcome with the right mindset. These blinks outline the necessary steps and address those questions that’ll arise on your journey to a life without cigarettes.

Who should read The Easy Way to Stop Smoking?

  • Smokers struggling to quit
  • People interested in the case for quitting
  • Those who want to learn why willpower alone won’t help you quit

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Healthy Living Books: Eat, Move, Sleep by Tom Rath

Eat, Move, Sleep

Tom Rath
How Small Choices Lead to Big Changes
4.0 (313 ratings)
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What's Eat, Move, Sleep about?

Eat, Move, Sleep (2013) offers simple tips for improving your health and well-being in some very important ways. You don’t have to revolutionize your lifestyle to get in shape and increase your energy levels – little changes can make a big difference, and these blinks will show you how.

Who should read Eat, Move, Sleep?

  • Anyone hoping to lead a healthier lifestyle
  • Workaholics struggling to improve their work-life balance
  • People with stressful jobs and packed daily routines

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Healthy Living Books: 30 Ways to Reboot Your Body by Ben Greenfield

30 Ways to Reboot Your Body

Ben Greenfield
A Complete User Manual for Getting the Most Out of the Human Body
3.5 (482 ratings)
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What's 30 Ways to Reboot Your Body about?

30 Ways to Reboot Your Body (2015) gives you the keys to repairing and regenerating your body so you can take your health and fitness goals to the next level. These blinks explain the importance of digestive health, light exercise and solid routines. Get ready to have your ideas about diet and exercise challenged.

Who should read 30 Ways to Reboot Your Body?

  • People tired of struggling with inflammation, weight gain and fatigue
  • Anyone interested in a fitness plan backed by real science
  • Readers suspicious about crash diets and hard exercise fads

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Healthy Living Books: The Vitamin Solution by Romy Block and Arielle Levitan

The Vitamin Solution

Romy Block and Arielle Levitan
Two Doctors Clear the Confusion about Vitamins and Your Health
3.8 (73 ratings)
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What's The Vitamin Solution about?

The Vitamin Solution (2015) offers a clear picture of the world of vitamins to help you determine whether you need them, why you might need them and what they can do to improve your everyday life. Cut through the clutter and confusion and find out which vitamins are essential for a healthy body and mind and how you can put yourself on the path to better living.

Who should read The Vitamin Solution?

  • Athletes looking to reach their body’s optimal performance
  • People suffering from fatigue, depression or insomnia
  • Medical practitioners interested in the benefits of commonly used vitamins

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Healthy Living Books: How Not to Die by Michael Greger and Gene Stone

How Not to Die

Michael Greger and Gene Stone
Discover the Foods Scientifically Proven to Prevent and Reverse Disease
4.5 (467 ratings)
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What's How Not to Die about?

How Not to Die (2015) explains how a plant-based diet can extend your life while transforming your quality of living. These blinks offer a wealth of health-boosting nutritional information and hands-on dietary advice that you won’t get from your doctor.

Who should read How Not to Die?

  • Patients diagnosed with life-threatening conditions such as heart disease and diabetes
  • Those with a family history of such conditions
  • Anyone who is overweight, tired or generally feels unwell

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Healthy Living Books: The Sleep Solution by W. Chris Winter

The Sleep Solution

W. Chris Winter
Why Your Sleep Is Broken and How to Fix It
4.2 (504 ratings)
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What's The Sleep Solution about?

The Sleep Solution (2017) discusses the fundamentals of sleeping. It explains why keeping a consistent rhythm and schedule is important, and how insomnia is not a lack of sleep, but rather a result of dealing poorly with substandard sleep. You’ll learn how to improve your sleeping patterns and, as a result, improve your quality of life.

Who should read The Sleep Solution?

  • People who suffer from insomnia
  • Stressed out workers who take sleeping pills to get some rest
  • Anyone who thinks getting a good night’s sleep isn’t that important

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Healthy Living Books: Lying by Sam Harris

Lying

Sam Harris
3.8 (580 ratings)
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What's Lying about?

Lying (2011) explains why the act of telling lies is so dangerous. And that means all lies, from the tiny lies that people tell on a daily basis to the massive lies sometimes told on the world stage. All in all, it’s always better to tell the truth.

Who should read Lying?

  • Anyone who’s ever told a lie
  • Psychology students  
  • People interested in politics

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Healthy Living Books: Minimalism by Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus

Minimalism

Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus
Live a Meaningful Life
4.1 (377 ratings)
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What's Minimalism about?

Minimalism (2011) offers readers an alternative path that avoids nine-to-five drudgery and helps them focus on what’s important in life. Authors Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus have practical guidance on how anyone can free themselves from the financial and emotional binds of modern life to build a new and simpler lifestyle that is still authentic and rewarding.

Who should read Minimalism?

  • Readers who are ready to live a more peaceful lifestyle
  • Anxious and distracted people eager for a decluttered life
  • Anyone who’s tired of living for a paycheck

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Healthy Living Books: Body Kindness by Rebecca Scritchfield

Body Kindness

Rebecca Scritchfield
Transform Your Health From the Inside Out – and Never Say Diet Again
4.3 (239 ratings)
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What's Body Kindness about?

Body Kindness (2016) offers a refreshing approach to your overall physical and emotional health – one that allows you to tune into your own unique body and discover what is best for your well-being. This approach does away with one-size-fits-all dietary and exercise rules that often introduce a lot of added stress and anxiety into our daily lives. With small, easy-to-implement steps, you can learn how to boost their health and happiness, without the rules and rigidity.

Who should read Body Kindness?

  • Anyone tired of the latest fad diets
  • People looking for tips on living a healthier lifestyle
  • Nutritionists, coaches and psychologists

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Healthy Living Books: Do Breathe by Michael Townsend Williams

Do Breathe

Michael Townsend Williams
Calm Your Mind. Find Focus. Get Stuff Done.
4.5 (697 ratings)
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What's Do Breathe about?

Do/Breathe (2015) is a calming antidote to the stressors of contemporary life, offering a simple guide to cultivating balance, honing focus, and learning to be present. Do/Breathe takes you right back to life’s basics – like breathing, eating, and sleeping – to show how adjusting fundamental practices, habits, and mindsets can produce positive, lasting change in your life. 

Who should read Do Breathe?

  • Busy professionals who never seem to reach the end of their to-do lists
  • Dreamers whose fear holds them back from chasing their goals
  • Multitaskers who want to juggle their roles and responsibilities without losing equilibrium

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Healthy Living Books: Super Human by Dave Asprey

Super Human

Dave Asprey
The Bulletproof Plan to Age Backward and Maybe Even Live Forever
4.1 (1,685 ratings)
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What's Super Human about?

“No supplement can replicate the full spectrum of light humans need from the sun.

Super Human (2019) is a guide to the latest research in longevity. By making basic changes in your diet and adopting cutting-edge anti-aging technology, you can bypass aging for decades to come while looking as good as you feel.

Who should read Super Human?

  • Middle-aged men and women who want to age backwards
  • Young adults suffering from obesity, fatigue, or health problems associated with aging
  • Bulletproof Diet devotees

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Healthy Living Books: Food Fix by Mark Hyman

Food Fix

Mark Hyman
How to Save Our Health, Our Economy, Our Communities, and Our Planet – One Bite at a Time
4.5 (144 ratings)
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What's Food Fix about?

Food Fix (2020) shows us how the world's gravest problems, like chronic disease, inequality, and climate collapse, can all be traced back to our food and the way we produce it. Here, American physician Mark Hyman describes what we should do next, setting out the path to healthy eating and regenerative farming. 

Who should read Food Fix?

  • Anyone interested in eating and living well
  • Environmentalists and climate activists
  • Farmers looking to transition to sustainable agriculture

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Healthy Living Books: Chasing the Sun by Linda Geddes

Chasing the Sun

Linda Geddes
The New Science of Sunlight and How it Shapes Our Bodies and Minds
4.3 (103 ratings)
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What's Chasing the Sun about?

Chasing the Sun (2019) delivers a fascinating account of the sun’s influence on our day-to-day lives. Throughout history, humans have worshipped the sun and touted its restorative, healing properties. As author Linda Geddes explains, science clearly shows that the sun is one of the most important elements of our health and well-being.

Who should read Chasing the Sun?

  • Science geeks
  • Winter blues sufferers
  • Healthy lifestyle seekers

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Healthy Living Books: Body by Science by Doug McGuff, John Little

Body by Science

Doug McGuff, John Little
A Research Based Program for Strength Training, Body Building, and Complete Fitness in 12 Minutes a Week
4.5 (450 ratings)
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What's Body by Science about?

Body by Science (2009) is a comprehensive guide to building muscle. This handbook is driven by data, and it offers a scientifically proven approach to sculpting a fitter, firmer body. All you’ll need is a few minutes a week.

Who should read Body by Science?

  • Fitness buffs looking to optimize their routine
  • Couch potatoes eager to amp up their physical activity
  • Anyone curious about the science of building up muscle

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Healthy Living Books: The Alcohol Experiment by Annie Grace

The Alcohol Experiment

Annie Grace
A 30-day, Alcohol-Free Challenge to Interrupt Your Habits and Help You Take Control
4.5 (230 ratings)
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What's The Alcohol Experiment about?

The Alcohol Experiment (2018) is your practical guide to giving up alcohol for 30 days – or perhaps a lifetime. Packed with science-based tips and personal anecdotes, it offers a new perspective on alcohol and explores why we drink it, what it really does to us, and how we can give it up.

Who should read The Alcohol Experiment?

  • People who’d like to cut down on alcohol, but aren’t sure how
  • Drinkers who’ve tried – and tried – to quit
  • Anyone who wants to change their life for the better

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Healthy Living Books: The Energy Plan by James Collins

The Energy Plan

James Collins
Eat Smart, Feel Strong, Perform at Your Peak
4.4 (217 ratings)
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What's The Energy Plan about?

The Energy Plan (2019) explores a science-based approach to healthy eating. It examines the latest research from the field of nutrition, and outlines how you can use this information to make better choices about the food you eat. 

Who should read The Energy Plan?

  • Dieters wanting inspiration
  • Gym bunnies looking for fresh insights
  • Those seeking to overhaul their lifestyle

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Healthy Living Books: SuperLife by Darin Olien

SuperLife

Darin Olien
The 5 Simple Fixes That Will Make You Healthy, Fit, and Eternally Awesome
4.2 (275 ratings)
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What's SuperLife about?

SuperLife (2015) is the missing manual for your body. By outlining the five life forces fundamental to human well-being, it explains how you can harness these forces to optimize your health, feel amazing, and live long into the future.

Who should read SuperLife?

  • Future-minded people concerned about their long-term health and longevity
  • Young and middle-aged people who are suffering from premature aches and pains
  • People who want to feel their best every day

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Healthy Living Books: Breaking Up With Sugar by Molly Carmel

Breaking Up With Sugar

Molly Carmel
A Plan to Divorce the Diets, Drop the Pounds and Live Your Best Life
3.7 (146 ratings)
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What’s it about?

Breaking Up With Sugar (2019) is an empathetic, no-nonsense take on food addiction and unhealthy relationships with sugar and grain flour. Author Molly Carmel tells her story of struggling with obesity and gives readers actionable tips on how to get their relationship with sugar under control, once and for all.

Who should read Breaking Up With Sugar?

Who’s it for?

  • Anyone who knows, deep down, their relationship with sugar is unhealthy
  • People who avoid social gatherings so others won’t judge them for eating
  • Veterans of yo-yo diets

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Healthy Living Books: Head Strong by Dave Asprey

Head Strong

Dave Asprey
The Bulletproof Plan to Boost Brainpower, Increase Focus, and Maximize Performance – in Just Two Weeks
4.3 (169 ratings)
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What’s it about?

Head Strong (2017) is a cutting-edge guide to strengthening and fine-tuning your cognitive powers. From what toxic foods to avoid to the importance of healthy lighting, it leaves no stone unturned in its advice on reaching optimal mental performance.

Who should read Head Strong?

Who’s it for?

  • High-flying businesspeople looking for an edge in the boardroom
  • Health nuts interested in optimizing their brainpower
  • Anyone who struggles with brain fog, procrastination, and lethargy

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Healthy Living Books: Eat to Beat Depression and Anxiety by Drew Ramsey

Eat to Beat Depression and Anxiety

Drew Ramsey
Nourish Your Way to Better Mental Health in Six Weeks
4.3 (445 ratings)
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What's Eat to Beat Depression and Anxiety about?

Eat to Beat Depression and Anxiety (2021) is a groundbreaking look at how nutrition can influence mental health. Based on the latest scientific information, it gives the lowdown on the mind-gut connection, inflammation, and keeping your microbiome healthy. 

Who should read Eat to Beat Depression and Anxiety?

  • Those seeking a brain-boosting eating strategy
  • People craving a healthier relationship with food
  • Anyone suffering from depression or anxiety

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Healthy Living Books: Fast This Way by Dave Asprey

Fast This Way

Dave Asprey
Burn Fat, Heal Inflammation, and Eat Like the High-Performing Human You Were Meant to Be
4.5 (513 ratings)
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What's Fast This Way about?

Fast This Way (2021) is not just another book touting the benefits of fasting. Instead, it uses the most up-to-date science and the author’s years of experience to outline exactly how to sustainably fast for a long and healthy life.

Who should read Fast This Way?

  • People struggling with diet-related health problems
  • Aspiring biohackers
  • Anyone looking to up their self-discipline game

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Healthy Living Books: The Diet Compass by Bas Kast

The Diet Compass

Bas Kast
The 12-step Guide to Science-based Nutrition for a Healthier and Longer Life
4.7 (204 ratings)
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What's The Diet Compass about?

The Diet Compass (2018) boils down the latest research on health, aging, and nutrition into one scientifically-backed program that anyone can apply to their own diet. When the author, Bas Kast, collapsed while jogging at the young age of 40, he decided to radically change his diet and live a healthier lifestyle. The book is a result of years pursuing the question: What really is healthy?

Who should read The Diet Compass?

  • Vegetarians, vegans, and omnivores alike
  • Health-news skeptics
  • Anyone seeking a healthier lifestyle based on the latest peer-reviewed research

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Healthy Living Books: Exercised by Daniel E. Lieberman

Exercised

Daniel E. Lieberman
Why Something We Never Evolved to Do Is Healthy and Rewarding
4.3 (276 ratings)
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What's Exercised about?

Exercised (2020) is a cutting-edge account of physical activity, rest, and human health. Drawing on groundbreaking research in the fields of exercise science, evolutionary theory, and anthropology, it presents a unique account of the human body’s needs and abilities.

Who should read Exercised?

  • Fitness fanatics interested in a broader view of health and exercise
  • Exercise-avoiders seeking to change their ways for good
  • Amateur anthropologists and armchair doctors

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Healthy Living Books: Burn by Herman Pontzer

Burn

Herman Pontzer
The Misunderstood Science of Metabolism
4.2 (125 ratings)
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What's Burn about?

Burn (2021) shines a light on the science behind metabolism – the way our bodies burn energy. Packed with memorable insights and facts, it draws on the latest metabolic research and delves into the evolutionary history of the human body. 

Who should read Burn?

  • Gym members wondering why they aren’t shifting more weight
  • Would-be dieters unsure of which nutritional plan to follow
  • Natural history buffs

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Healthy Living Books: Stress Less, Accomplish More by Emily Fletcher

Stress Less, Accomplish More

Emily Fletcher
Meditation for Extraordinary Performance
4.5 (444 ratings)
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What's Stress Less, Accomplish More about?

Stress Less, Accomplish More (2019) shows how meditation can help busy people accomplish more in their fast-paced lives. In recent years, science has revealed what meditators have known for millennia: this simple tool can be practiced anytime and anywhere to relieve stress, gain mental clarity, and improve performance across your life.

Who should read Stress Less, Accomplish More?

  • High achievers looking to increase productivity
  • Frustrated meditators who want to establish a regular practice
  • Meditation skeptics eager to know what all the fuss is about

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Healthy Living Books: The Comfort Crisis by Michael Easter

The Comfort Crisis

Michael Easter
Embrace Discomfort to Reclaim Your Wild, Happy, Healthy Self
4.4 (288 ratings)
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What's The Comfort Crisis about?

The Comfort Crisis (2021) offers a cure for the physical and mental health problems of modern-day life. It’s all about getting comfortable with discomfort, which can mean anything from roughing it in the wilderness to contemplating death.

Who should read The Comfort Crisis?

  • People feeling disillusioned with modern life
  • Restless spirits craving an Into the Wild experience
  • Anyone interested in improving their physical or mental health

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Healthy Living Books: How to Do the Work by Nicole LePera

How to Do the Work

Nicole LePera
Recognize Your Patterns, Heal from Your Past, and Create Your Self
4.5 (581 ratings)
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What's How to Do the Work about?

How to Do the Work (2021) is a hands-on guide to healing our bodies and minds. The physical, psychological, and spiritual aspects of our health are all interconnected. By changing how we eat and exercise, engaging in mindfulness and tackling past trauma, we can heal ourselves and transform our relationships.

Who should read How to Do the Work?

  • Spiritual seekers looking for new ways to connect with the world
  • Children of emotionally unavailable parents looking to heal past trauma
  • Anyone who’s tired of feeling sluggish and burnt out

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Healthy Living Books: Set Boundaries, Find Peace by Nedra Glover Tawwab

Set Boundaries, Find Peace

Nedra Glover Tawwab
A Guide to Reclaiming Yourself
4.6 (675 ratings)
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What's Set Boundaries, Find Peace about?

Set Boundaries, Find Peace (2021) lays out everything you need to know about boundaries: what they are, why you need them, and how to implement them in your life right now. By breaking down the ins and outs of setting healthy boundaries, these blinks will leave you feeling confident and empowered to finally tackle those thorny conversations that you’ve been avoiding for so long.

Who should read Set Boundaries, Find Peace?

  • People-pleasers who don’t know how to say no
  • Couples that have trouble communicating
  • Anyone who finds setting boundaries especially difficult

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Healthy Living Books: Eat Better, Feel Better by Giada De Laurentiis

Eat Better, Feel Better

Giada De Laurentiis
My Recipes for Wellness and Healing, Inside and Out
3.9 (61 ratings)
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What's Eat Better, Feel Better about?

Eat Better, Feel Better (2021) is a guide to cultivating a balanced diet. Based on Giada De Laurentiis’s personal journey to transforming her health, it reveals how you can change your diet to control inflammation and improve your well-being.

Who should read Eat Better, Feel Better?

  • Health-conscious foodies
  • Anyone suffering from burnout, digestive problems, or fatigue
  • Fans of Giada De Laurentiis

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Healthy Living Books: The Energy Paradox by Steven R. Gundry

The Energy Paradox

Steven R. Gundry
What to Do When Your Get-Up-and-Go Has Got Up and Gone
4.2 (145 ratings)
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What's The Energy Paradox about?

The Energy Paradox (2021) delves into the hidden causes of fatigue. It explores new theories on healthy living, and outlines the foods, medicines, and everyday products that have a big impact on your energy levels. 

Who should read The Energy Paradox?

  • Dieters looking for inspiration
  • Fans of alternative medicine
  • Anyone who wants more energy

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Healthy Living Books: Move! by Caroline Williams

Move!

Caroline Williams
The New Science of Body Movement and How it Can Set Your Mind Free
4.6 (479 ratings)
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What's Move! about?

Move! (2021) is a step-by-step guide to setting your body – and mind – in motion. Drawing on recent exercise science research, it shares actionable tips for boosting creativity, improving mental health, and future-proofing your brain against the many effects of aging.

Who should read Move!?

  • Aspiring exercisers who need some motivation to get moving
  • Workout junkies looking to make the most of their fitness routines
  • Anyone guilty of saying, “I’ll hit the gym . . . tomorrow

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Healthy Living Books: Love People, Use Things by Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus

Love People, Use Things

Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus
Because the Opposite Never Works
4.4 (468 ratings)
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What's Love People, Use Things about?

Love People, Use Things (2021) is a manifesto extolling the pleasures of minimalism. This primer explains why living with fewer things can lead to less clutter and more fulfilling relationships.

Who should read Love People, Use Things?

  • Budding hoarders looking to cut back
  • Thrifty savers seeking tips on light living
  • Anyone interested in the practice of minimalism

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Healthy Living Books: The Pegan Diet by Mark Hyman

The Pegan Diet

Mark Hyman
Combine Paleo and Vegan to Stay Fit, Happy and Healthy for Life
4.4 (213 ratings)
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What's The Pegan Diet about?

The Pegan Diet (2021) is a simple, science-driven approach to nutrition that blends the best of two popular diets – veganism and paleo. The result? a way of eating that foregrounds vegetables, avoids refined carbohydrates, and makes judicious use of fats and ethically sourced animal products. The benefits of this diet speak for themselves: lower cholesterol, better gut health, more energy, and greater happiness. 

Who should read The Pegan Diet?

  • Dieters looking for a sustainable approach to weight management
  • Would-be healthy eaters who don’t want to go fully meat-free
  • Fast-food addicts who want a fresher, better diet

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Healthy Living Books: Biohack Your Brain by Kristen Willeumier

Biohack Your Brain

Kristen Willeumier
How to Boost Cognitive Health, Performance and Power
4.6 (1,104 ratings)
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What's Biohack Your Brain about?

Biohack Your Brain (2020) is a guide to caring for your most essential organ – the brain. Drawing on the latest neuroscientific research, it’s packed with actionable advice on everything from optimizing your diet for brain health to stimulating your gray cells and beating stress. Along the way, it sheds light on how you can start protecting yourself against cognitive diseases like Alzheimer’s.

Who should read Biohack Your Brain?

  • Thinkers and tinkerers
  • The stressed and anxious 
  • Self-improvers

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Healthy Living Books: The Practice of Groundedness by Brad Stulberg

The Practice of Groundedness

Brad Stulberg
A Transformative Path to Success That Feeds – Not Crushes – Your Soul
4.6 (693 ratings)
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What's The Practice of Groundedness about?

The Practice of Groundedness (2021) provides some counterbalance to all those self-help books that extol us to never stop optimizing ourselves, becoming more productive, and pushing ourselves toward more success. Drawing from both ancient wisdom and modern science, it identifies six principles of a more grounded way of living. It also tells the personal story of how the author came to understand these principles while struggling to overcome mental health issues.

Who should read The Practice of Groundedness?

  • Highly-driven people feeling burnt out, scattered, or restless
  • Professionals looking for a more sustainable approach to success
  • Anyone who wants to be more grounded

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Healthy Living Books: Feel Great, Lose Weight by Rangan Chatterjee

Feel Great, Lose Weight

Rangan Chatterjee
Long term, simple habits for lasting and sustainable weight loss
4.6 (397 ratings)
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What's Feel Great, Lose Weight about?

Feel Great Lose Weight (2020) isn’t just another diet book of quick fixes and fads. Drawing on Dr. Rangan Chatterjee’s expertise, it gives you the tools to be the mechanic of your own health, showing you how to fine-tune your eating habits and lifestyle to lose weight sustainably and feel great for the long term.

Who should read Feel Great, Lose Weight?

  • Fad-diet skeptics
  • Anyone who wants to understand the science of weight loss
  • People seeking a judgment-free, sustainable approach to improving health

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Healthy Living Books: Brain Food by Lisa Mosconi

Brain Food

Lisa Mosconi
How to Eat Smart and Sharpen Your Mind
4.6 (680 ratings)
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What's Brain Food about?

Brain Food (2018) highlights the role nutrition plays in your brain’s health. It explores the incredible brain-gut connection and reveals exactly what to eat and drink to maximize your cognitive power and prevent stress, dementia, and memory loss.

Who should read Brain Food?

  • People who want to transform sluggish minds into sharpshooters
  • Health nuts seeking simple hacks to achieve long-term well-being
  • Those who feel their brains could use a little TLC

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Healthy Living Books: The Expectation Effect by David Robson

The Expectation Effect

David Robson
How Your Mindset Can Change Your World
4.6 (1,019 ratings)
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What's The Expectation Effect about?

The Expectation Effect (2022) explores the connection between our minds, our bodies, and our outcomes. It explores how our expectations can form our realities, and reveals the extent to which self-fulfilling prophecies shape our lives.

Who should read The Expectation Effect?

  • Anyone struggling with a negative mindset
  • Psychology buffs looking for a fresh perspective
  • Health and wellness fans wanting new insights

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Healthy Living Books: How to Meet Your Self by Nicole LePera

How to Meet Your Self

Nicole LePera
The Workbook for Self-Discovery
4.3 (221 ratings)
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What's How to Meet Your Self about?

How to Meet Your Self (2022) is a practical guide to self-discovery. These simple exercises can help you to become more conscious, and more in touch with your own body and emotions, ultimately allowing you to discover your true self.

Who should read How to Meet Your Self?

  • Self seekers
  • People who feel stuck on autopilot
  • Anyone who’s unhappy and doesn’t know why

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Healthy Living Books: Clean(ish) by Gin Stephens

Clean(ish)

Gin Stephens
Eat (Mostly) Clean, Live (Mainly) Clean, and Unlock Your Body's Natural Ability to Self-Clean
4.4 (354 ratings)
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What's Clean(ish) about?

Clean(ish) (2022) is a guide to living a life that’s free from the pesticides and other toxins in our food and environment. Through anecdotes, tips, and exercises, it gently and compassionately lays out a road map to a cleaner lifestyle.

Who should read Clean(ish)?

  • Health-conscious individuals interested in living a cleaner lifestyle
  • People looking to get stronger or lose weight
  • Anyone who wants to reduce toxicity in their life

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Healthy Living Books: The Power of Fun by Catherine Price

The Power of Fun

Catherine Price
How to Feel Alive Again
4.4 (428 ratings)
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What's The Power of Fun about?

The Power of Fun (2021) explains why fun is fundamental to living a happy and healthy life and how to have more of it. Not just any old fun but True Fun – the kind of fun that makes you laugh, smile, and feel alive!

Who should read The Power of Fun?

  • "True Fun" seekers
  • Introverts who want to become fun magnets
  • Anyone who wants SPARKs to fly

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Healthy Living Books: Million Dollar Habits by Brian Tracy

Million Dollar Habits

Brian Tracy
Proven Power Practices to Double and Triple Your Income
4.4 (1,350 ratings)
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What's Million Dollar Habits about?

Million Dollar Habits (2017) is the manual to your brain and your life that you never got in school. It explains the “secrets” of success and what you need to do to unlock your full potential.

Who should read Million Dollar Habits?

  • Millionaire wannabes
  • Couch potatoes looking to get fit and healthy 
  • People who want to develop great relationships

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Healthy Living Books: Why We Eat (Too Much) by Andrew Jenkinson

Why We Eat (Too Much)

Andrew Jenkinson
The New Science of Appetite
4.1 (191 ratings)
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What's Why We Eat (Too Much) about?

Why We Eat (Too Much) (2021) illuminates the new science of metabolism. An exploration of how our bodies process the calories we eat into the fuel that keeps our cells running, it demolishes old myths about the value of dieting. When we really understand appetite, it argues, we can finally begin eating healthfully rather than attempting to starve our bodies into submission. 

Who should read Why We Eat (Too Much)?

  • Frustrated dieters 
  • Science lovers 
  • Sugar addicts

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Healthy Living Books: Younger Next Year by Chris Crowley & Henry S. Lodge with Allan J. Hamilton

Younger Next Year

Chris Crowley & Henry S. Lodge with Allan J. Hamilton
Live Strong, Fit, Sexy, and Smart – Until You’re 80 and Beyond
3.9 (178 ratings)
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What's Younger Next Year about?

Younger Next Year (2019) is an actionable guide to delaying the onset of 70 percent of normal aging signs until well into your final years. It focuses on seven rules for achieving a stronger, healthier, and younger body and mind. 

Who should read Younger Next Year?

  • Retirees who want to regain their youth
  • People close to retirement
  • Anyone craving a healthier lifestyle

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Healthy Living Books: Master Your Core by Bohdanna Zazulak

Master Your Core

Bohdanna Zazulak
A Science-Based Guide to Achieve Peak Performance and Resilience to Injury
4.3 (428 ratings)
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What's Master Your Core about?

Master Your Core (2021) provides a holistic overview of how strengthening your core can directly boost your athletic performance and mood while reducing injuries. It offers a scientific explanation of “core stability” and includes breathing, stretching, and dynamic exercises to train your core muscles and improve your overall health.

Who should read Master Your Core?

  • Desk workers who want to improve their posture and mood
  • Injury-adverse athletes looking to boost strength and power
  • Anyone craving sculpted abs with a side of mental well-being

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Healthy Living Books: Codependent No More by Melody Beattie

Codependent No More

Melody Beattie
How to Stop Controlling Others and Start Caring for Yourself
4.5 (408 ratings)
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What's Codependent No More about?

Codependent No More (1986) is a modern classic that sheds light on codependent relationships. It’s filled with helpful insights into codependency and outlines some basic tools that people can use to recover.

Who should read Codependent No More?

  • People who are compulsive caretakers
  • Those attracted to dysfunctional relationships
  • Anyone affected by a loved one’s drinking or substance abuse

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Healthy Living Books: Evolve Your Brain by Joe Dispenza

Evolve Your Brain

Joe Dispenza
The Science of Changing Your Mind
4.6 (643 ratings)
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What's Evolve Your Brain about?

Evolve Your Brain (2007) dives deep into the human brain and its structures. It demonstrates the power of neuroplasticity to change thinking, behavior, and biology.

Who should read Evolve Your Brain?

  • Curious minds who are, well, curious about their minds
  • Self-help fans seeking brain-based advice on achieving their goals
  • Anyone with a brain wondering why it didn’t come with an owner’s manual

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Healthy Living Books: Man Overboard! by Craig L. Bowron

Man Overboard!

Craig L. Bowron
A Medical Lifeline for the Aging Male
4.0 (44 ratings)
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What's Man Overboard! about?

Man Overboard! (2022) is a comprehensive guide to the most common health challenges men are likely to encounter as they get older. It not only explains the difference between low testosterone and erectile dysfunction and what to watch out for with obesity and deadly types of cancer but also provides tools for men to take control of their health to keep living an active life without too many unpleasant surprises.

Who should read Man Overboard!?

  • Men over 40 looking to build on their knowledge of common health problems
  • Anyone interested in healthcare communication
  • People wondering if Viagra is all it professes to be

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Healthy Living Books: Eat It! by Jordan Syatt and Michael Vacanti

Eat It!

Jordan Syatt and Michael Vacanti
The Most Sustainable Diet and Workout Ever Made: Burn Fat, Get Strong, and Enjoy Your Favorite Foods Guilt Free
4.5 (590 ratings)
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What's Eat It! about?

Eat It! (2022) offers a sensible, fact-based and reassuring weight-loss program for those of us who are tired of chasing the latest diet trends. You’ll find sound advice and a guilt-free approach to shedding pounds and eating sensibly.

Who should read Eat It!?

  • Anyone trying to lose weight
  • People who’d like a healthier relationship with food
  • Health-conscious individuals

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Healthy Living Books: You Can Fix Your Brain by Tom O’Bryan

You Can Fix Your Brain

Tom O’Bryan
Just 1 Hour a Week to the Best Memory, Productivity, and Sleep You've Ever Had
4.1 (716 ratings)
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What's You Can Fix Your Brain about?

You Can Fix Your Brain (2018) is a step-by-step guide to improving cognitive function and overall brain health. Through dietary choices, environmental adjustments, and other health practices, you can reduce brain fog, enhance your memory, and increase your mental clarity.

Who should read You Can Fix Your Brain?

  • People who are experiencing brain fog or are having trouble concentrating
  • Those who wish to reduce their risk of Alzheimer’s and dementia
  • Anyone who wants to feel sharper and improve their mental function

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Healthy Living Books: Outlive by Peter Attia, with Bill Gifford

Outlive

Peter Attia, with Bill Gifford
The Science and Art of Longevity
4.3 (1,052 ratings)
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What's Outlive about?

Outlive (2023) is a comprehensive guide to living a longer, healthier, and more fulfilling life. Drawing on cutting-edge science and practical advice, it empowers you to optimize your exercise, nutrition, sleep, and emotional health for maximum longevity.

Who should read Outlive?

  • Individuals seeking a healthier, longer life
  • Fitness enthusiasts wanting well-rounded advice
  • Anyone interested in optimizing mental well-being

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Healthy Living Books: Eat to Beat Your Diet by William W. Li

Eat to Beat Your Diet

William W. Li
Burn Fat, Heal Your Metabolism, and Live Longer
4.2 (76 ratings)
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What's Eat to Beat Your Diet about?

Eat to Beat Your Diet (2023) is a science-backed guide to healthy weight loss and disease-free living. It reveals surprising links between fat, metabolism, and certain nutrients, showing that eating more of the most beneficial foods is actually the path to increased health and happiness.

Who should read Eat to Beat Your Diet?

  • Those who want to lose weight
  • People looking to stave off chronic disease naturally 
  • Health-conscious foodies

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Healthy Living Books: This Naked Mind by Annie Grace

This Naked Mind

Annie Grace
Control Alcohol, Find Freedom, Discover Happiness & Change Your Life
4.2 (170 ratings)
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What's This Naked Mind about?

This Naked Mind (2015) challenges our culture's love affair with alcohol. It offers matter-of-fact, actionable insights that help free drinkers from its perceived hold.

Who should read This Naked Mind?

  • Party animals who want a permanent break
  • Mindful drinkers seeking balance
  • Curious cats who question cultural norms

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Healthy Living Books: Young Forever by Mark Hyman

Young Forever

Mark Hyman
The Secrets to Living Your Longest, Healthiest Life
4.5 (347 ratings)
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What's Young Forever about?

Forever Young (2023) challenges the notion that poor health associated with aging is an inevitable part of life. Instead, it provides a roadmap to not only live longer but to enjoy good health until death.

Who should read Young Forever?

  • Young people wanting to set themselves up for a long, healthy life
  • Older people looking to reverse the aging process
  • Those suffering from disease who want to improve their well-being

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Healthy Living Books: Change Your Brain, Change Your Life by Dr. Daniel G. Amen

Change Your Brain, Change Your Life

Dr. Daniel G. Amen
The Breakthrough Program for Conquering Anxiety, Depression, Obsessiveness, Anger, and Impulsiveness
4.0 (449 ratings)
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What's Change Your Brain, Change Your Life about?

Unlock your brain's full potential with cutting-edge techniques and personalized brain health approaches detailed in this revised and updated version of the original Change Your Brain, Change Your Life (1999) by Dr. Daniel G. Amen.

Who should read Change Your Brain, Change Your Life?

  • All brain owners
  • Brainiacs seeking to enhance their mind powers
  • Health-conscious people wanting better knowledge of brain health

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Healthy Living Books: Built to Move by Kelly Starrett & Juliet Starrett

Built to Move

Kelly Starrett & Juliet Starrett
The Ten Essential Habits to Help You Move Freely and Live Fully
4.6 (337 ratings)
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What's Built to Move about?

Built to Move (2023) is your ultimate guide to building a better, healthier, more functional body. The concept is simple – it provides a handful of simple tests to assess your movement, and a handful of easy-to-follow routines to improve it. Utilizing the latest insights of mobility, sleep, and nutrition science, you’ll learn to keep your body and mind as fit as possible with minimal effort – no matter if you’re a couch potato or a world class athlete. 

Who should read Built to Move?

  • Couch potatoes looking for a minimal movement practice to stay healthy
  • Professional athletes looking to keep their body as fit as possible 
  • Anyone who wants to move better and without pain 

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Healthy Living Books: Fiber Fueled by Will Bulsiewicz

Fiber Fueled

Will Bulsiewicz
The Plant-Based Gut Health Program for Losing Weight, Restoring Your Health, and Optimizing Your Microbiome
4.6 (326 ratings)
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What's Fiber Fueled about?

Fiber Fueled (2020) introduces you to your gut microbiome and its importance for your health. It explains how you can keep your microbiome healthy by eating a wide variety of plants.

Who should read Fiber Fueled?

  • Junk-food junkies looking for a way out
  • Weight-conscious folks searching for something that really works
  • Gut microbes that need to train their human to eat healthily

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Healthy Living Books: Retrain Your Brain by Seth J. Gillihan

Retrain Your Brain

Seth J. Gillihan
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in 7 Weeks
4.3 (638 ratings)
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What's Retrain Your Brain about?

Retrain Your Brain (2016) is all about learning practical strategies to break free from negative thought patterns and cultivate a more positive, fulfilling life. Whether you're struggling with anxiety or depression, or just want to improve your overall mental well-being, this guide is a valuable resource for retraining your brain and becoming your best self.

Who should read Retrain Your Brain?

  • Anyone suffering from depression, anxiety, or low mood
  • Life hackers looking for tools to enhance emotional well-being
  • Curious minds interested in the science behind cognitive behavioral therapy

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Healthy Living Books: Gut Feelings by Dr. Will Cole

Gut Feelings

Dr. Will Cole
Healing the Shame-Fueled Relationship Between What You Eat and How You Feel
4.5 (87 ratings)
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What's Gut Feelings about?

Gut Feelings (2023) illuminates the vital connections among emotions, the gut microbiome, and health. Taking a holistic approach to body, mind, and mood, the author offers a three-week plan to address the underlying causes of chronic illness, including stress, shame, suboptimal nutrition, and sleep.

Who should read Gut Feelings?

  • Self-help fans looking for mind-body approaches
  • Those looking for more clarity on their relationship with food
  • Wellness gurus looking for the latest on reducing inflammation and enjoying better health

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Healthy Living Books: The 12-week Fitness Project by Rujuta Diwekar

The 12-week Fitness Project

Rujuta Diwekar
4.1 (281 ratings)
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What's The 12-week Fitness Project about?

The 12-week Fitness Project (2021) offers an alternative to restrictive diets that addresses health beyond the scale, creating sustainable change that draws on time-tested wisdom to improve overall well-being.

Who should read The 12-week Fitness Project?

  • Frustrated dieters wondering why restriction seems to work against them
  • Wellness seekers looking for better sleep, more energy and better digestion
  • Those looking to incorporate more variety in their diets while creating sustainable lifestyle change

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Healthy Living Books: Superhuman by Habit by Tynan

Superhuman by Habit

Tynan
A Guide to Becoming the Best Possible Version of Yourself, One Tiny Habit at a Time
4.3 (692 ratings)
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What's Superhuman by Habit about?

Superhuman by Habit (2014) is a simple guide to creating habits that’ll lead to positive, lasting change. Drawing on personal anecdotes and well-known examples, it covers how to choose and build a habit, and shares several common habits that can lead to a healthier, happier future.

Who should read Superhuman by Habit?

  • Anyone who wants to improve their day-to-day
  • Self-starters looking to upgrade themselves
  • People who’ve struggled in the past to build good habits

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Healthy Living Books: Ayurveda by Vasant Lad

Ayurveda

Vasant Lad
The Science of Self-Healing - A Practical Guide
4.0 (55 ratings)
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What's Ayurveda about?

Ayurveda (1984) explores the ancient Indian art of healing and wellness, offering an enlightening guide to achieving harmony in body, mind, and spirit. It presents practical instructions on customizing diet, exercise, and sleep routines based on one’s unique physical constitution, or dosha. Through Ayurveda, all of us can find a pathway to a healthier, more balanced life. 

Who should read Ayurveda?

  • Holistic health practitioners looking to incorporate Ayurveda into their lives
  • People looking for a comprehensive, natural approach to health and wellness
  • Spiritual seekers wanting a deeper understanding of the mind-body-spirit connection

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Healthy Living Books: The Joy of Saying No by Natalie Lue

The Joy of Saying No

Natalie Lue
A Simple Plan to Stop People-Pleasing, Reclaim Your Boundaries, and Say Yes to the Life You Want
4.1 (157 ratings)
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What's The Joy of Saying No about?

The Joy of Saying No (2022) is a practical guide for people pleasers. It explains what people pleasing is, why it impacts well-being, the different ways it manifests in behaviors, and how it can be overcome, so that people can live more authentically.

Who should read The Joy of Saying No?

  • Life-long people pleasers 
  • Individuals who struggle to say no or set healthy boundaries
  • People aged 20 to 80, who were raised in the Age of Obedience

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Healthy Living Books: Ultra-Processed People by Chris van Tulleken

Ultra-Processed People

Chris van Tulleken
The Science Behind the Food That Isn't Food
2.9 (202 ratings)
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What's Ultra-Processed People about?

Ultra-Processed People (2023) exposes the alarming dominance of ultra-processed foods in today’s diets. It uncovers the hidden consequences of these foods on our health, environment, and societal norms, and explores solutions to transform our current food culture.

Who should read Ultra-Processed People?

  • Health enthusiasts 
  • Parents seeking to provide the best nutritional choices for their children
  • Doctors and nutritionists

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Healthy Living Books: Breaking the Cycle by George N. Collins with Andrew Adleman

Breaking the Cycle

George N. Collins with Andrew Adleman
Free Yourself from Sex Addiction, Porn Obsession, and Shame
4.2 (45 ratings)
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What's Breaking the Cycle about?

Breaking the Cycle (2011) outlines a series of tried and tested exercises that widen the gap between sex addicts and their compulsive sexual behaviors. Sticking to these techniques builds confidence in sex addicts to move on from their obsession toward a richer life that prioritizes their wellbeing and relationships.

Who should read Breaking the Cycle?

  • People trying to overcome sex and porn addiction
  • People trying to understand the nature of sex addiction
  • Counselors or anyone trying to help a sex addict

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Healthy Living Books: Allen Carr's Easy Way to Quit Emotional Eating by Allen Carr

Allen Carr's Easy Way to Quit Emotional Eating

Allen Carr
Set Yourself Free from Binge-Eating and Comfort-Eating
4.2 (228 ratings)
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What's Allen Carr's Easy Way to Quit Emotional Eating about?

Allen Carr's Easy Way to Quit Emotional Eating (2019) guides compulsive eaters past the mental traps that lead to overindulgence. It applies the "Easyway" method which has already helped millions quit smoking and expands on it to uncover the psychological roots of our unhealthy impulses, freeing us to rediscover balanced eating habits.

Who should read Allen Carr's Easy Way to Quit Emotional Eating?

  • Emotional eaters looking to quit
  • Individuals skeptical about willpower-based methods
  • Anyone looking to adopt healthier eating habits

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Healthy Living Books: Eat More, Live Well by Megan Rossi

Eat More, Live Well

Megan Rossi
Enjoy Your Favourite Food and Boost Your Gut Health with The Diversity Diet
4.4 (239 ratings)
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What's Eat More, Live Well about?

Eat More, Live Well (2021) offers a fresh take on the diet and health connection, building on the importance of a diverse and thriving gut microbiome for health, well-being, and longevity.

Who should read Eat More, Live Well?

  • Frustrated calorie counters looking for a tastier way to health
  • Scientific minds curious about the relationship between gut microbes and well-being
  • Anyone looking for a more sustainable way to lose weight, increase energy, and live with more abundant health

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Healthy Living Books: The Oxygen Advantage by Patrick McKeown

The Oxygen Advantage

Patrick McKeown
The Simple, Scientifically Proven Breathing Techniques for a Healthier, Slimmer, Faster and Fitter You
4.3 (315 ratings)
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What's The Oxygen Advantage about?

The Oxygen Advantage (2015) reveals how simple breath control can unlock untapped power to improve fitness, focus, and overall well-being. 

Who should read The Oxygen Advantage?

  • Athletes or fitness enthusiasts looking to gain an edge in endurance, performance, and workout recovery
  • Those interested in boosting concentration, mental clarity, and accessing meditative states through breathing
  • People looking for holistic health approaches rooted in evolutionary biology and ancestral lifestyles

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Healthy Living Books: Quit Like a Woman by Holly Whitaker

Quit Like a Woman

Holly Whitaker
The Radical Choice to Not Drink in a Culture Obsessed with Alcohol
4.0 (30 ratings)
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What's Quit Like a Woman about?

Quit Like a Woman (2019) encourages women to reconsider their relationship with alcohol, uncovering the misogynist underpinnings of how alcohol is packaged and marketed to women and proposing a new, feminist road map to sobriety. Through personal anecdotes, insights, and research, the narrative provides a road map for individuals seeking a path to sobriety that aligns more closely with their own experiences and identities.

Who should read Quit Like a Woman?

  • Women who feel increasingly dependent on alcohol to wind down and relax 
  • Newly sober women eager for guidance on this exciting journey
  • Women in recovery who are tired of patriarchal programme-speak

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Healthy Living Books: Scarcity Brain by Michael Easter

Scarcity Brain

Michael Easter
Fix Your Craving Mindset and Rewire Your Habits to Thrive with Enough
4.1 (281 ratings)
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What's Scarcity Brain about?

Scarcity Brain (2023) reveals how our ancient scarcity mindset now backfires in a world of abundance. Michael Easter traveled the world consulting innovators on tactics to counter scarcity cues – from a Las Vegas slot machine designer detecting triggers to coffee-making monks finding happiness in alone time. By understanding our cravings, we can shake the worst habits and use what we have better for a more satisfying life.

Who should read Scarcity Brain?

  • People looking to break bad habits and addictions
  • Those interested in the science behind human behavior
  • Anyone seeking to take control of their life and live more fully

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Healthy Living Books: Spoon-Fed by Tim Spector

Spoon-Fed

Tim Spector
Why almost everything we've been told about food is wrong
3.9 (161 ratings)
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What's Spoon-Fed about?

Spoon-Fed (2020) explores the widespread confusion and misinformation about nutrition, shedding light on the dearth of substantial scientific support for many prevailing food myths. The book delves into the influence exerted by the food industry on government dietary recommendations and urges readers to critically assess diet plans, official advice, and food labels, prompting a reevaluation of their relationship with food.

Who should read Spoon-Fed?

  • Those looking to develop a healthier diet and lifestyle
  • People with dietary restrictions or conditions
  • Skeptics of fad diets and food marketing

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Healthy Living Books: Moms on Call by Laura Hunter & Jennifer Walker

Moms on Call

Laura Hunter & Jennifer Walker
Basic Baby Care 0-6 Months
4.6 (7 ratings)
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What's Moms on Call about?

Moms on Call (2012) offers invaluable insights from experienced nurses into the multifaceted world of parenthood. Dive deep into expert advice on sleep routines, feeding regimens, health challenges, and child safety. Empower yourself with tried-and-true strategies, ensuring confidence and calm on your parenting journey.

Who should read Moms on Call?

  • New parents seeking sleep and feeding routines
  • Caregivers wanting infant health tips
  • Pediatric nursing and childcare students

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Healthy Living Books: 100 Ways to Change Your Life by Liz Moody

100 Ways to Change Your Life

Liz Moody
The Science of Leveling Up Health, Happiness, Relationships and Success
4.3 (557 ratings)
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What's 100 Ways to Change Your Life about?

100 Ways to Change Your Life (2023) is a guide that offers you a wide range of practical tips and strategies for making impactful changes in various aspects of your life. Covering topics from health and wellness to personal growth and happiness, it’s designed to inspire and motivate you to implement small but significant adjustments to suit your individual needs and goals.

Who should read 100 Ways to Change Your Life?

  • Wellness devotees and productivity fanatics who’ve lost sight of simple happiness
  • Dreamers who’d love to start doing, if they could only stick to their goals
  • Anyone who feels there could be more to life than the status quo

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Healthy Living Books: Built from Broken by Scott H. Hogan

Built from Broken

Scott H. Hogan
A Science-Based Guide to Healing Painful Joints, Preventing Injuries, and Rebuilding Your Body
4.1 (54 ratings)
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What's Built from Broken about?

Built from Broken (2021) is your guide to injury prevention and natural pain relief. Whether you’re a couch potato, fitness enthusiast, or full-on athlete – this new approach to understanding joint health will lead you out of the pain/injury cycle toward a stronger, more functional body.

Who should read Built from Broken?

  • Fitness enthusiasts looking to overcome joint pain and injuries
  • Athletes seeking to prevent common sports injuries and improve their recovery
  • Anyone who feels their body breaking down and wants to rebuild strength

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Healthy Living Books: In an Unspoken Voice by Peter A. Levine

In an Unspoken Voice

Peter A. Levine
How the Body Releases Trauma and Restores Goodness
4.4 (225 ratings)
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What's In an Unspoken Voice about?

In an Unspoken Voice (2010) examines how you can release trauma’s grip and restore well-being and vitality to your body, through gentle awareness of sensation and movement. The Somatic Experiencing approach provides proven techniques to process unresolved experiences and return to flow.

Who should read In an Unspoken Voice?

  • Anyone struggling with anxiety, depression, or unexplained somatic issues that may have roots in past trauma
  • Those fascinated by the mind-body connection and the wisdom inherent in our organic processes
  • Individuals looking to enhance their resilience and capacity for self-regulation in stressful times

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Healthy Living Books: The Hormone Shift by Tasneem Bhatia

The Hormone Shift

Tasneem Bhatia
Balance Your Body and Thrive Through Midlife and Menopause
4.3 (44 ratings)
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What's The Hormone Shift about?

The Hormone Shift (2023) is an empowering roadmap to managing hormone changes through all stages of life – especially menopause. With an East-meets-West perspective, it combines scientific knowledge and compassionate advice to help women understand and navigate the big hormonal transitions in their lives.

Who should read The Hormone Shift?

  • Women approaching or going through menopause who want to understand the changes in their bodies
  • Women of any age seeking natural solutions for hormone-related issues like PMS, irregular periods, and infertility
  • Anyone interested in integrative medicine and combining Eastern and Western medical approaches

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Healthy Living Books: What Doesn't Kill Us by Scott Carney

What Doesn't Kill Us

Scott Carney
How Freezing Water, Extreme Altitude, and Environmental Conditioning Will Renew Our Lost Evolutionary Strength
4.0 (217 ratings)
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What's What Doesn't Kill Us about?

What Doesn't Kill Us (2017) investigates the human body’s potential to overcome extreme environmental conditions through engaging with frigid temperatures and high altitudes. It presents a compelling argument for the health benefits of environmental conditioning and the ways it can help individuals reconnect with their evolutionary resilience. By outlining techniques that challenge the body’s comfort, it offers a glimpse into the potential for improved physical and mental fortitude.

Who should read What Doesn't Kill Us?

  • Fitness enthusiasts interested in alternative training methods
  • Adventure sports athletes and trainers
  • Advocates of the paleo lifestyle and diet

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Healthy Living Books: Essential Reiki by Diane Stein

Essential Reiki

Diane Stein
A Complete Guide to an Ancient Healing Art
3.5 (42 ratings)
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What's Essential Reiki about?

Essential Reiki (1995) delves into Reiki, an ancient healing technique that involves the transmission of universal life energy through a healer’s hands. It emphasizes physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual healing, rooted in the intuitive and respectful use of hand placements over various body points or chakras. This practice, based on the innate human and animal instinct to touch areas of pain for comfort, is independent of any religious belief and centers around the ancient life force known as Ki.

Who should read Essential Reiki?

  • Holistic health enthusiasts
  • Spiritual healing practitioners
  • Alternative medicine students

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Healthy Living Books: How Not to Age by Michael Greger

How Not to Age

Michael Greger
The Scientific Approach to Getting Healthier as You Get Older
4.2 (348 ratings)
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What's How Not to Age about?

How Not to Age (2021) delves into the scientific understanding of the aging process, exploring biological mechanisms and lifestyle choices that can influence longevity and vitality. It offers a comprehensive look at research-based strategies, from diet and exercise to sleep and stress management, to slow down aging and improve overall health. Get practical advice, debunk the myths, and discover effective, scientifically grounded approaches to aging well.

Who should read How Not to Age?

  • Health enthusiasts 
  • People who plan to live past 100
  • Anyone curious about separating myth from fact in the anti-aging industry

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Healthy Living Books: How to Be the Love You Seek by Nicole LePera

How to Be the Love You Seek

Nicole LePera
Break Cycles, Find Peace, and Heal Your Relationships
4.1 (95 ratings)
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What's How to Be the Love You Seek about?

How to Be the Love You Seek (2023) is part candid memoir, part practical manual to improving your romantic relationships. Supported by personal experience and patient case studies, it argues that deep inner work is the essential prerequisite to secure, loving outer relationships – and outlines the process to make this transformation possible. 

Who should read How to Be the Love You Seek?

  • Anyone looking to improve their romantic relationship(s) 
  • Individuals committed to moving past old wounds and trauma 
  • People interested in self-development and personal growth 

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Healthy Living Books: How to Eat to Change How You Drink by Brooke Scheller

How to Eat to Change How You Drink

Brooke Scheller
Heal Your Gut, Mend Your Mind, and Improve Nutrition to Change Your Relationship with Alcohol
4.0 (137 ratings)
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What's How to Eat to Change How You Drink about?

How to Eat to Change What You Drink (2023) draws on cutting-edge science to reveal how food can help change your relationship with alcohol. With a comprehensive 30-day plan to optimize meal timing, food, and lifestyle changes, this guide teaches you how to eat yourself sober.

Who should read How to Eat to Change How You Drink?

  • Sober and sober-curious people
  • Anyone looking to develop a healthier relationship with alcohol 
  • Anyone searching for an alternative, holistic approach to sobriety and self-improvement

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Healthy Living Books: Dopamine Detox by Thibaut Meurisse

Dopamine Detox

Thibaut Meurisse
A Short Guide to Remove Distractions and Get Your Brain to Do Hard Things
4.4 (531 ratings)
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What's Dopamine Detox about?

Dopamine Detox (2020) is a concise guide that addresses a prevalent issue in today's distraction-filled world, offering you practical strategies to overcome procrastination and enhance focus. It reveals the impact of excessive dopamine stimulation on your ability to concentrate and tackle demanding tasks. Through a step-by-step approach, it empowers you to implement a dopamine detox in just 48 hours, enabling you to regain control over your attention and pursue your goals with renewed clarity.

Who should read Dopamine Detox?

  • Chronic procrastinators
  • Goal-setters struggling to find motivation
  • Professionals seeking enhanced productivity methods

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Healthy Living Books: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy by Olivia Telford

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Olivia Telford
Simple Techniques to Instantly Be Happier, Find Inner Peace, and Improve Your Life
4.5 (264 ratings)
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What's Cognitive Behavioral Therapy about?

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (2020) explores a range of mental health topics, including managing anxiety, overcoming guilt, handling addiction, and integrating mindfulness into your daily life. Filled with practical tips, exercises, and real-world examples, it offers a user-friendly approach to enhancing mental well-being.

Who should read Cognitive Behavioral Therapy?

  • Anyone who has experienced depression or anxiety
  • People interested in mental health disorders and solutions
  • Psychology students exploring therapeutic techniques

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Healthy Living Books: Younger for Life by Anthony Youn

Younger for Life

Anthony Youn
Feel Great and Look Your Best with the New Science of Autojuvenation
3.8 (63 ratings)
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What's Younger for Life about?

Younger for Life (2024) provides a roadmap to preventing and reversing visible signs of aging holistically. It introduces the multifactorial process of autojuvenation and offers a step-by-step guide to tapping into your body’s natural ability to renew and repair itself through foods, supplements, skincare, stress management, and in-office procedures.

Who should read Younger for Life?

  • Young adults wanting to guard against unnecessary aging
  • Older adults seeking to treat and slow signs of aging
  • Medical professionals and students interested in holistic approaches

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Healthy Living Books: Quantum Body by Deepak Chopra, MD., Jack Tuszynski, PhD & Brian Fertig, MD

Quantum Body

Deepak Chopra, MD., Jack Tuszynski, PhD & Brian Fertig, MD
The New Science of Living a Longer, Healthier, More Vital Life
3.0 (48 ratings)
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What's Quantum Body about?

Quantum Body (2023) presents a groundbreaking exploration of health and well-being, delving into the intricate relationship between quantum science and our physical existence. It introduces the concept of the quantum body, an infinite, subatomic entity that profoundly influences your physical and mental state and health, yet frequently goes unrecognized.

Who should read Quantum Body?

  • Health enthusiasts interested in quantum science
  • Anyone exploring nontraditional health approaches
  • Fans of Deepak Chopra's work

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Healthy Living Books: 28-Day FAST Start Day-by-Day by Gin Stephens

28-Day FAST Start Day-by-Day

Gin Stephens
The Ultimate Guide to Starting (or Restarting) Your Intermittent Fasting Lifestyle So It Sticks
4.3 (34 ratings)
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What's 28-Day FAST Start Day-by-Day about?

28-Day FAST Start Day-By-Day (2023) offers an original intermittent fasting program for forming lasting habits, even after prior lapses. Simple daily check-ins build self-awareness and resilience as readers discover renewed health over 28 days of time-restricted eating.

Who should read 28-Day FAST Start Day-by-Day?

  • Anyone seeking sustainable weight loss and improved metabolic health
  • People looking to boost energy, mental clarity, and general wellbeing
  • Individuals who've tried fasting before but struggled to stick with it

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Healthy Living Books: Zero Sugar / One Month by Becky Gillaspy

Zero Sugar / One Month

Becky Gillaspy
Reduce Cravings - Reset Metabolism - Lose Weight - Lower Blood Sugar
3.5 (227 ratings)
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What's Zero Sugar / One Month about?

Zero Sugar / One Month (2024) is a roadmap aimed at helping individuals eliminate sugar from their diet to achieve long-term health. It provides actionable advice, including guides on what to eat, how to resist temptation, and a day-by-day timeline of what to expect – along with motivational anecdotes and tips to navigate emotional challenges and build confidence throughout the 30-day journey. 

Who should read Zero Sugar / One Month?

  • Individuals looking to reduce their sugar intake for weight loss or health reasons 
  • Health-conscious folks seeking a structured, time-bound nutrition challenge 
  • Anyone curious about sugar’s impact on their health and well-being

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Healthy Living Books: The 5 Resets by Aditi Nerurkar

The 5 Resets

Aditi Nerurkar
Rewire Your Brain and Body for Less Stress and More Resilience
4.5 (202 ratings)
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What's The 5 Resets about?

The 5 Resets (2024), is a comprehensive guide to how we can better manage stress with the help of five key life-enhancing strategies. Brought to life by the stories of a Harvard doctor and her patients, it focuses on making manageable lifestyle adjustments to improve mental and physical health, fostering resilience and balance in the process.

Who should read The 5 Resets?

  • Professionals facing workplace stress and burnout
  • Busy parents and caregivers seeking a better work-life balance
  • Entrepreneurs managing stress and growth

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Healthy Living Books: Little Treatments, Big Effects by Jessica Schleider

Little Treatments, Big Effects

Jessica Schleider
How to Build Meaningful Moments That Can Transform Your Mental Health
3.2 (26 ratings)
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What's Little Treatments, Big Effects about?

Little Treatments, Big Effects (2023) addresses the widespread issue of unmet psychological needs and introduces single-session interventions as a novel complement to traditional approaches. It argues for systemic changes in mental health care and demonstrates how these brief interventions can create significant impacts.

Who should read Little Treatments, Big Effects?

  • Individuals seeking accessible mental health care solutions
  • Mental health professionals interested in brief intervention strategies
  • Caregivers looking for quick, effective ways to psychologically support youth

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Healthy Living Books: Break the Cycle by Dr. Mariel Buqué

Break the Cycle

Dr. Mariel Buqué
A Guide to Healing Intergenerational Trauma
3.0 (206 ratings)
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What's Break the Cycle about?

Break the Cycle (2021) delves into the deep-seated generational trauma and challenges implicating many families. It emphasizes breaking free from cycles of pain and encourages readers to embrace change, healing, and emotional growth for a promising future.

Who should read Break the Cycle?

  • Individuals facing generational trauma
  • Seekers of emotional healing
  • Advocates of change and personal growth

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Healthy Living Books: Gut Check by Steven R. Gundry

Gut Check

Steven R. Gundry
Unleash the Power of Your Microbiome to Reverse Disease and Transform Your Mental, Physical, and Emotional Health
3.1 (230 ratings)
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What's Gut Check about?

Gut Check (2023) explores the critical role that our gut bacteria play in determining our overall health. It argues that nurturing a healthy microbiome can lead to a longer, more vibrant life, against the backdrop of conventional dietary beliefs.

Who should read Gut Check?

  • Health enthusiasts
  • Longevity seekers
  • Diet skeptics

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Healthy Living Books: Hello Sleep by Jade Wu

Hello Sleep

Jade Wu
The Science and Art of Overcoming Insomnia Without Medications
3.5 (41 ratings)
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What's Hello Sleep about?

Hello Sleep (2023) delves into the often-misunderstood nature of insomnia, emphasizing that the key to overcoming sleepless nights lies not in exerting more effort but in mending your relationship with sleep. It offers a wealth of concrete, science-backed strategies, aimed at helping you to rediscover a sense of wonder and appreciation for your sleep.

Who should read Hello Sleep?

  • Anyone battling chronic insomnia
  • Readers seeking science-backed sleep improvement strategies
  • Fans of compassionate health and wellness guidance

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Healthy Living Books: Languishing by Corey Keyes

Languishing

Corey Keyes
How to Feel Alive Again in a World That Wears Us Down
4.4 (152 ratings)
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What's Languishing about?

Languishing (2024) delves into the often-overlooked state between mental well-being and mental illness: languishing. It offers a comprehensive analysis of how individuals can find themselves stuck in this state of stagnation and emptiness and presents a compelling guide for recognizing and addressing this state. Through an exploration of strategies for enhancing well-being, it empowers readers to transform their mental health landscape, advocating for a proactive approach to emotional and psychological resilience.

Who should read Languishing?

  • Individuals experiencing burnout or feeling overwhelmed by life
  • Wellness and life coaches
  • Anyone curious about or looking to improve their mental well-being

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Healthy Living Books: Practical Optimism by Sue Varma, M.D.

Practical Optimism

Sue Varma, M.D.
The Art, Science, and Practice of Exceptional Well-Being
4.3 (150 ratings)
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What's Practical Optimism about?

Practical Optimism (2024) offers actionable strategies for fostering well-being and resilience in everyday life. Through nurturing relationships, forming positive habits, and cultivating self-compassion, individuals can enhance their mental and physical health while thriving amidst life's challenges.

Who should read Practical Optimism?

  • Anyone looking for a boost of positivity in their lives
  • People coping with depression or anxiety
  • Those eager for more confidence and resilience

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Healthy Living Books: Beyond the Pill by Jolene Brighten

Beyond the Pill

Jolene Brighten
A 30 Day Program to Balance Your Hormones, Reclaim Your Body, and Reverse the Dangerous Side Effects of the Birth Control Pill
3.9 (36 ratings)
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What's Beyond the Pill about?

Beyond the Pill (2019) is a guide to navigating the variety of health issues caused by the birth control pill. Whether or not women continue to take the pill, they can gain insight into their mental and physical health, and take active steps to feel better.

Who should read Beyond the Pill?

  • Women currently taking the birth control pill
  • Women who have recently stopped taking the pill, or who are thinking of stopping
  • Anyone interested in the effects of hormonal contraception

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Healthy Living Books: The Mindful Body by Ellen J. Langer

The Mindful Body

Ellen J. Langer
Thinking Our Way to Chronic Health
4.5 (132 ratings)
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What's The Mindful Body about?

The Mindful Body (2023) delves into the intricate connection between the mind and the body, presenting the idea that they aren’t separate entities but rather one unified system. Backed by cutting-edge research, it explores how changing our thoughts and perceptions can profoundly impact our physical well-being.

Who should read The Mindful Body?

  • Psychology enthusiasts exploring mind-body connection theories
  • Individuals seeking holistic approaches to health and wellness
  • Anyone interested in mindfulness insights

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Healthy Living Books: Uptime by Laura Mae Martin

Uptime

Laura Mae Martin
A Practical Guide to Personal Productivity and Wellbeing
4.4 (51 ratings)
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What's Uptime about?

Uptime (2024) is your roadmap to mastering productivity and achieving a harmonious work-life balance. It guides you through establishing a system for managing priorities, whether in a work environment or your personal life, so you’ll never again feel overwhelmed by your to-do list. Find more time for yourself, make technology work for you, and experience a sense of calm accomplishment in all facets of your existence.

Who should read Uptime?

  • Busy professionals seeking work-life balance
  • Entrepreneurs looking to align their actions with their goals
  • Overwhelmed individuals craving intentional living

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Healthy Living Books: Stress Resets by Jennifer L. Taitz

Stress Resets

Jennifer L. Taitz
How to Soothe Your Body and Mind in Minutes
4.3 (27 ratings)
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What's Stress Resets about?

Stress Resets (2024) offers a plethora of quick and scientifically validated methods for managing stress. It introduces you to effective exercises that promise to ease your stress quickly without intensive meditation, medications, or alcohol. Through practical tips and exercises, it teaches you to regulate your emotions and build resilience, fundamentally changing how you perceive and handle stress.

Who should read Stress Resets?

  • Busy professionals looking to enhance their stress management skills
  • Stressed students needing focus and anxiety relief
  • Overwhelmed parents seeking emotional balance

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Healthy Living Books: You, Happier by Daniel G. Amen, MD

You, Happier

Daniel G. Amen, MD
The 7 Neuroscience Secrets of Feeling Good Based on Your Brain Type
4.5 (53 ratings)
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What's You, Happier about?

You, Happier (2024) is a guide to achieving lasting happiness and well-being by understanding and adapting to your own specific brain type. Packed with practical strategies and science-backed insights, it offers a roadmap to improving brain health and unlocking the keys to feeling good, both mentally and physically.

Who should read You, Happier?

  • People struggling with anxiety, depression, or other mental health challenges
  • Health-conscious individuals looking to improve their overall well-being
  • Anyone seeking practical strategies to boost happiness, resilience, and life satisfaction

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What's the best Healthy Living book to read?

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What are the Top 10 Healthy Living books?

Blinkist curators have picked the following:
  • Savor by Thich Nhat Hanh and Lilian Cheung
  • The Easy Way to Stop Smoking by Allen Carr
  • Eat, Move, Sleep by Tom Rath
  • 30 Ways to Reboot Your Body by Ben Greenfield
  • The Vitamin Solution by Romy Block and Arielle Levitan
  • How Not to Die by Michael Greger and Gene Stone
  • The Sleep Solution by W. Chris Winter
  • Lying by Sam Harris
  • Minimalism by Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus
  • Body Kindness by Rebecca Scritchfield

Who are the top Healthy Living book authors?

When it comes to Healthy Living, these are the authors who stand out as some of the most influential:
  • Thich Nhat Hanh and Lilian Cheung
  • Allen Carr
  • Tom Rath
  • Ben Greenfield
  • Romy Block and Arielle Levitan