5 books for a healthier 2010
Resolving to read more? Put these healthy book picks at the top of your list this year
Food Rules by Michael Pollan
Still confused about what’s healthy and what’s not? Skip reading labels and head to Michael Pollan’s new book Food Rules: An Eater’s Manual instead. With tips including “Don’t eat anything your great-grandmother wouldn’t recognize as food,” “Eat animals that have themselves eaten well” and “Eat when you are hungry, not when you are bored,” this guide offers a no-nonsense approach to eating well, all in a small-format book that will fit easily in your purse.
Live a Little! by Susan M. Love and Alice D. Domar
Overwhelmed by the rules of a healthy life and by always aiming for 100%? According to Susan M. Love, M.D., and Alice D. Domar, Ph.D., authors of Live a Little!, it’s time for all of us to relax. They’re real women and they offer realistic advice on how to take care of your health without obsessing-and how to let your standards drop a little without feeling guilty.
Women’s Health Encyclopedia
New for 2010, Best Health brings you the Women’s Health Encyclopedia, a comprehensive look at women’s health written by women physicians. It’s a one-stop must-have resource that will answer all your questions about your health and your body.
Thrive Fitness by Brendan Brazier
You may have heard of Brendan Brazier’s bestselling book The Thrive Diet, a comprehensive look at how plant foods provide the optimal nutrition for your body. In Thrive Fitness, Brazier returns with a look at how to find the best fitness program for your lifestyle and how to prepare the foods that will help you be your best. Bonus: the book includes a strength-training program (with photographs) and 30 performance-specific recipes.
Climate Cover-Up by James Hoggan and Richard Littlemore
The reality of global warming has become commonplace knowledge, and yet climate-change deniers are still taking up a large chunk of media space. So, what’s the real truth? In Climate Cover-Up: The Crusade to Deny Global Warming, James Hoggan and Richard Littlemore of well-known website DeSmogBlog.com explain why the so-called public debate about the existence of global warming is a creation of public relations-and how in fact, at the level of science, there is no controversy at all.