Do you love to read? Is it your passion to expand your mind? I highly recommend checking out the latest craze with these latest books.
Books have a way of allowing us to learn more about ourselves from others as well as grow in knowledge. This makes it all worth it.
Personal trainer, sports nutritionist and social media superstar Natalie Jill knows a thing or two about turning things around. Not that long ago she found herself overweight, financially strapped and facing a divorce. Wanting to be healthier, she unprocessed her diet, started working out at home, and it worked out so well for her that she became a fitness model at the age of 39. Now in her mid-40s, Jill teaches others how to jump-start their own health and fitness journeys with simple guidelines (no eating in front of the TV, at your desk or standing up), bodyweight workouts that don’t require a gym membership or lots of equipment, and simple clean meal plans. The new book is a recipe-intensive version of the online program that she has offered through her website, nataliejillfitness.com. The book lays out a seven-day meal plan with 77 recipes including a Raspberry Twist Smoothie, Lime Guacamole, and Pesto and Sun-Dried Tomato Turkey Meatloaf. There’s also a chapter on exercise with simple bodyweight exercises for every body part.
Beth Shaw, founder of YogaFit, has long believed that yoga is for everybody and has designed programs for sports teams and pro athletes. This book features sport-specific moves to help you in your athletic endeavors, whether you’re a softball star, a bodybuilder, kickboxer, CrossFitter or a weekend swimmer of jogger. Plenty of photos help you get in the right position. In addition to the sport-specific poses, there’s also sections on warming up and cooling down, the use of props and weights, breathing, visualization and guided imagery.
Dr. Sanjiv Chopra, a Harvard medical professor and author (and brother of Deepak Chopra), has written a concise, little book that outlines just five things to help ensure a better life, and one of them involves drinking coffee — something we can totally get behind. The other chapters tout the benefits of vitamin D in sunlight, exercise, meditation and eating nuts — all relatively simple and enjoyable practices that can lengthen our lives. Did I just give you a huge spoiler alert on the book? Perhaps, but instead of you having to wade through studies that may or may not be too complex or have biases, Dr. Chopra analyzes data from reputable universities and outlines how that venti coffee and handful of almonds can help you live longer.