Books To Improve Your Health This Summer
Reading is a great way to ensure your longevity. In fact, not only is reading informative but reading books in general has been linked to a number of health benefits.
Books can improve your health by exercising your memory, and keep your brain younger for longer. Reading also improves your empathetic skills and reduces your stress levels.
Must-Have Summer Books List
If you’re looking to live better, smarter and much, much longer, be sure to bury your head in one of these awesome books.
1. Unfu*k Yourself: Get Out of Your Head and Into Your Life – Gary John Bishop
Have you ever struggled to get out of bed? Not from your body feeling tired but simply because you’re being weighed down by your own thoughts? If the answer is yes, then this book from Gary John Bishop is exactly what you need to lighten the load of those heavy thoughts. One way in which he does this is by encouraging you to act and if you choose not to, then you need to face the fact that you’re not willing.
The wrong thoughts can be extremely detrimental to your general well-being. Yet, Bishop’s book offers a no-nonsense approach on how you can control those negative thoughts. So, this summer, if you need a good pick-me up and some headstrong advice on you can literally get out of your own head and back into your life, then this is the book for you.
2. Come as You Are: The Surprising New Science That Will Transform Your Sex Life – Emily Nagoski Ph.D.
Looking to engage in a healthy sex life this summer? Then this is a book that both you and your partner will enjoy.
Sex is normal, yet we often steer away from discussing the different degrees of sexual relationships. Be it our wants, desires and even garnering a better understanding of how our bodies function sexually. Thankfully, unlike other sex-advice books, Nagasaki’s book offers an insightful, fascinating and incredibly useful guide for women on everything pertaining to the science of sex. From helping you overcome any emotional blockers that are affecting your sex life to ensuring that you grow confident in your own sexual identity. Come As You Are is the perfect summer read to get you back into the sex-swinging of things.
3. Happy Gut: The Cleansing Program to Help You Lose Weight, Gain Energy, and Eliminate Pain – Vincent Pedre, M.D
Despite the passing years and changing seasons, one thing that will always remain constant is the importance of gut health. In fact, anything that compromises your gut health can later lead to a number of health problems. Thankfully, this book by Dr. Vincent Pedre is the ultimate guide to a healthy gut, which then means a healthier you.
Having suffered from IBS for years, Dr. Pedre understands the importance of gut health. So much so that he formulated the GUT C.A.R.E. program – Cleanse, Activate, Restore, and Enhance. This step-by-step guide, along with yoga postures, recipes and meal plans, is found in Happy Gut. Additionally, the meal plans come with gluten-free and vegetarian options. Thus, making the book a must-have for anyone looking to give their gut health a fresh start this summer.
4. The Power Source: The Hidden Key to Ignite Your Core, Empower Your Body, Release Stress, and Realign Your Life – Lauren Roxburgh
The pelvic floor is a group of muscles located below the pelvic area. It is responsible for bladder control, supporting the vagina and uterus, stabilizing your hips, encouraging lymphatic drainage and enhancing sexual sensation. With so many responsibilities, it’s important to maintain the strength of these muscles.
Aging, obesity, childbirth, hormonal changes, surgery, excessive heavy lifting and even chronic coughing can impact the strength of the pelvic floor muscles. In her latest book, celebrity trainer and international body alignment expert Lauren Roxburg highlights the importance of our pelvic floor – referring to it as the ultimate power source. She offers a guiding approach to how you can better cater to the health of the pelvic floor, which will then help you empower your body and realign your life.
5. The Longevity Paradox: How to Die Young at a Ripe Old Age (The Plant Paradox) – Dr. Steven R Gundry MD
Aging is a natural, unavoidable process so why do we fear it so much? It may be hard to believe but aging doesn’t always mean deteriorating. In fact, aging can be done well and one can spend the years enjoying a long and healthy life.
Showcasing how we can thrive as we age, Dr. Gundry offers a practical and informative approach to the power of healthy aging. In great detail, he emphasizes the importance of gut bacteria, debunks popular theories of longevity and offers daily, practical solutions that’ll ensure you enjoy a long and healthy life for all the summers to come.
Finding a great book to read can have some real health benefits. So choose titles that are engaging in fun and above all will improve your health this summer.