As we fly through October and finish out the last part of 2018, many are probably already thinking about what they want to accomplish in the new year. But why wait for 2019 when you can use this season as an opportunity to make changes in your life? For once, I’m trying to think of Fall as another opportunity to make some changes.
I don’t know about you, but I work in an office environment where I sit and stare at a screen all day. Although this has been a common work setting for years it can have some long-term negative effects on your body.
I’ve noticed some of my colleagues starting to make small changes to their everyday work setting. For example, using one of those swiss exercise balls as an office chair, or using blue light glasses to protect their eyes from the computer screen. I’ve also seen some stay away from those sweet treats or chips in the office kitchen!
If you are interested in making small changes to improve your health, don’t wait! Here are my suggested books to read to learn more about health and how to easily make changes:
By: Frank Lipman, MD
This is by far one of my favorite books I’ve read in a while, mainly because it covers all the major segments of someone’s life in today’s world. It’s easy to understand, and the best part is you don’t have to start from the beginning. You can pick any section you want to start with based on what you are interested in learning more about.
There are six pillars: Eat, Sleep, Move, Protect, Connect and Unwind. All key parts to our life that are in jeopardy due to toxicity in our food, unhealthy work styles, etc. I broke down a few of these pillars in my August post on the blog. If you want a book that can help you make incremental changes and gives you the tools to do it, this is the book for you!
By: Mark Rippetoe
Ladies, I want to remind everyone that strength training and weightlifting is not only for the men! Contrary to popular belief, it’s not going to make you “bulky” like I hear so many women say, and that I have also been guilty of saying. We ALL need strength.
This book is written by a strength training coach, Mark Rippetoe. The program he has created helps you achieve strength with incremental changes in your weightlifting. There are only a few movements that you have to do in this program, so don’t worry, you won’t be living on the squat rack for two hours. If you are looking to build up your physical strength and don’t know where to start, I recommend this program.
By: Cassie Mendoza-Jones
Mental health is equally important to physical health. This book is currently in the mail on its way to me, but it covers a topic that I think we all need to revisit or remember: don’t worry about what other people think. This is something I have always struggled with and I’m sure I’m not alone! Accepting and loving yourself for who you are is extremely important for your health. Otherwise, all of your energy will be wasted by worrying about things that are not important.
There are plenty of books out there aimed at helping people be the best versions of themselves. Have you stumbled across any of the books I listed above? Are there any books you have read lately that have helped you improve your health? We want to hear about them! Comment below or shoot us a note with your thoughts on a book that has helped you in some way.