Healthy Living

Sound mind, body and spirit—it’s an old adage of total and complete wellness. Start your trek to wellness with this month’s selection of books from the Stark County District Library, including a plethora of ways to achieve the goal of healthier eating, a surprising look at the power of water—both inside our bodies and in nature—and a take-no-prisoners guide to overcoming obstacles.

Sound mind, body and spirit—it’s an old adage of total and complete wellness. Start your trek to wellness with this month’s selection of books from the Stark County District Library, including a plethora of ways to achieve the goal of healthier eating, a surprising look at the power of water—both inside our bodies and in nature—and a take-no-prisoners guide to overcoming obstacles.

Books_BlueMind“Blue Mind: The Surprising Science That Shows How Being Near, In, On, or Under Water Can Make You Happier, Healthier, More Connected and Better at What You Do” by Wallace J. Nichols (hardcover, Little, Brown and Company, 2014, 333 pages, $14.85).

Discusses the importance of humans’ connection to water and how people are drawn to being in, on, or around oceans, rivers and lakes, and points to recent findings in neuroscience that indicate that proximity to water can improve mood, performance, health and success.

Books_StartsWithFood“It Starts with Food” by Dallas & Melissa Hartwig (paperback, Victory Belt Pub., 2012, 320 pages, $23.72).

An outline for a clear, balanced, sustainable plan to change eating habits forever. During the last three years, the Hartwigs’ underground Whole30 program quietly has led tens of thousands of people to weight loss, improved quality of life and a healthier relationship with food.

 

 

Books_CleanEats“Clean Eats: Over 200 Delicious Recipes to Reset Your Body’s Natural Balance and Discover What It Means to be Truly Healthy” by Alejandro Junger, M.D. (hardcover, HarperOne, 2014, 342 pages, $16.49).

Features more than 200 delicious, easy-to-prepare, healthy recipes all aimed at helping you restore your natural ability to heal yourself.

Books_SpartanUp“Spartan Up!: A Take-No-Prisoners Guide to Overcoming Obstacles and Achieving Peak Performance in Life” by Joe De Sena (hardback, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2014, 195 pages, $13.20).

De Sena, the driving force behind the enormously popular Spartan Race, breaks down obstacles from his many races, detailing how each parallels real-life experiences and showing you how to conquer your greatest obstacle, embrace your greatest friend, make limitations vanish and establish a new normal, and achieve the ultimate.

 

 

Books_TheBigFatSurprise“The Big Fat Surprise: Why Butter, Meat & Cheese Belong in a Healthy Diet” by Nina Teicholz (hardback, Simon & Schuster, 2014, 479 pages, $15.39).

Challenges popular misconceptions about fats and nutrition science, revealing the distorted claims of nutrition studies while arguing that more dietary fat can lead to better health, wellness and fitness.

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Juice: Recipes for Juicing, Cleansing & Living Well” by Carly de Castro (hardback, Ten Speed Press, 2014, 160 pages, $13.84).

A lushly illustrated and accessible guide to juicing and juice cleansing, featuring 75 recipes for making organic juices, milks and other concoctions at home to provide the vital nutrients a healthy body needs to function at an optimal level.

BOOKS PROVIDED BY THE STARK COUNTY DISTRICT LIBRARY | www.starklibrary.org