Now that the New Year is in full swing, it becomes a mission for everyone to better themselves. The mind and body are the focal points people usually want to improve. When it comes to mental health and proper physical health, we sometimes can turn a blind eye. However, this year will be different because you will have read these five amazing recommended mind and body wellness books.
1. Atomic Habits – James Clear
Breaking habits and replacing them with new ones can be beneficial to your lifestyle. James Clear is an expert in this field and has had many professional speaking opportunities to go further in-depth about bad habits. This is an easy guide and awareness book to keep track of your behaviors and how to create positive ones that benefit your mind and body.
2. Heads Up – Melanie Siebert
This is a go-to guide filled with real-life stories on mental health, mental illness, and recovery. No longer suffer in silence. Pioneers in the psychiatric field have fought for better treatments. Consider this book a diagnoses guide beyond the biomedical, and instead shows you the latest science. Our mental health is more than just what’s in our heads, it’s about balancing the mind, body, heart, and spirit. Some research is based on the voices of indigenous individuals and gives a new perspective on our overall health.
3. The Mind-Gut Connection – Emeran Mayer, MD
The Mind-Gut Connection provides insight into neuroscience and the latest discoveries that have been researched. Between the biological link of mind and body, the gut, and brain, research has been studied traditionally in Ayurvedic and Chinese medicine. It’s never been done in Western culture.
You will learn how the relationship between the brain, gut, and microbiome — microorganisms inside the body that communicate — are all connected and affect you. Dr. Mayer is the executive director of the UCLA Center of Neurobiology of Stress. You will learn about this science’s development and how it can be learned.
4. If Our Bodies Could Talk – James Hamblin, MD
Have you ever had any questions regarding health and wellness? We all have at some point. Sometimes the most common questions are oversimplified or mischaracterized by social media and unreliable sources.
Topics like aging, diets, sleep deprivation, our immune system, caffeine, multivitamins, and more are addressed in If Our Bodies Could Talk. Through Hamblin’s medical training and interviews with scientists and medical practitioners, he brings engaging content, social context, and clarification for those questions and other uncertainties that affect our bodies and minds.
5. The Wellness Project – Phoebe Lapine
The Wellness Project is a healthy choice guide to a better you. The author’s year-long investigation of better eating habits is based on her diagnosis of an autoimmune disease in her twenties. She has tried all kinds of diets and programs with never-lasting results. So she took the wheel and began her directives, with very less sugar intake, natural beauty products, and touching the spiritual side. These are just a few of the things she has learned and done for herself in her way.
You get to read the research and trials she has conducted that impacted her lifestyle greatly. It’s a hilarious and insightful memoir of sorts about health, wellness, and the sacrifices to get there. It also includes 20 healthy recipes!
Any of these books can be used for your overall health and getting into a better lifestyle. The new year is all about opportunity. Try out one or all five books, let’s see what new you emerges this year.