Top 10 Health and Wellness Books
The most important trend over the past ten years has been the increased interest in health and wellness. With so much emphasis on this industry, there has been a huge boom in books surrounding self-care, fitness and nutrition. Ultimate Library were the sole providers of books for Sweaty Betty live 2019 and we have used our expertise to put together a comprehensive list of some of the best titles on the market, helping to guide the intrepid reader through the wealth of options that are now available on our shelves.
Happy health reading!
1. The Last Diet by Shahroo Izadi
Soon to be released – Izadi tells you how to lose weight without telling you what to eat. Using her experience in treating addiction, Izadi delves into our consciousness, helping us to understand and identify where our unhealthy habits come from in order to help change them.
2. The Skincare Bible by Dr Anjali Mahto
Equipped with years of expertise, leading dermatologist Dr Mahto investigates our largest organ in porous detail. Tackling complaints from acne to psoriasis, this book is the definitive companion to what will work best for you, which will leave you feeling confident in your own skin.
3. 10% Happier by Dan Harris
After experiencing a publicly televised panic attack, Harris realised it was time to change his life and the stress that had powered him through a competitive career in journalism needed to be addressed. This book follows a non-believer’s conversion to the power of meditation, as he explains how he went from non-zen newsroom anchor to a meditative master.
4. The F*** It Diet by Caroline Dooner
The anti-diet Bible that strongly suggests dieting doesn’t work! Dooner tackles the flaws and pitfalls of diet culture and offers readers a new perspective on their relationship with food by helping to heal the physical, mental and emotional scars that diet culture has caused us as a culture.
5. Eat, Drink, Run by Bryony Gordon
Following the success of her mental health memoir, Mad Girl, Bryony Gordon took up running to try to shake off some of the limitations she had placed on herself. Why couldn’t she be a ‘runner?’ We follow Bryony as she takes on the daunting challenge that is the London marathon.
6. Kintsugi Wellness by Candice Kumai
Using her Japanese heritage, Kumai guides her readers on a journey through the ancient traditions and practices that cultivate inner strength and happiness. She interweaves these practices for living a gracious life with recipes that are healthy and nourishing, to try to give you the tools to live well in every way.
7. Do What Feels Good – Hannah Bronfman
Hannah offers an authentic account of how healthy is beautiful as long as it’s you. From recipes, to fitness and skincare tips, Hannah offers insights from some of the world’s experts to increase understanding about your own unique chemistry. A holistic approach to health, because self-care should not mean self-punishment.
8. Run Fast. Cook Fast. East Slow – Shalane Flanagan, Elyse Kopecky
The four-time Olympic runner Shalane Flanagan changes the way athletes approach food in this brilliant cookbook, which she wrote and developed with chef Elyse Kopecky. Flanagan shares the best recipes for ‘hangry athletes’ as well as practical advice about how to nourish yourself and enjoy eating when fitness is your profession.
9. Prajna: Ayurvedic Rituals for Happiness – Mira Manek
Deriving from the Sanskrit word for wisdom, this book aims to bring one of the world’s oldest healing systems into your everyday. Manek extracts the Indian philosophy to help promote positive change. With rituals and routines for the whole day, this is certain to leave you feeling more grounded.
10. Eat Yourself Healthy – Dr Helen Rossi
Expert dietician and former consultant at The Gut Clinic, Dr Rossi offers recipes and remedies for a healthier digestive system. As well as delicious tummy friendly treats, she addresses common complaints such as IBS and bloating, offering a comprehensive guide to help you feel healthier from the inside out.