4 Health & Wellness Books You Need On Your Bookshelf

I AM A GEEK. A huge bookworm As a child, when all my peers would complain about getting summer reading assignments, I would happily skip my way to Barnes & Noble to go pick out my books and start reading. With my passion for fitness and health, it is no coincidence that I tend to gravitate towards books that talk about health, fitness, and  body positive topics. I would like to share 4 books I currently have or on my reading list that I think every young girl or woman would love! 

The Body Book

The Body Book is not your typical celebrity vanity project. Cameron Diaz Truly explores the science behind food, hunger and mental well-being. She teamed up with various health professionals in order to provide her readers with the best information out there. She breaks down medical jargon into clear, common terms and speaks to readers as though we're her old friends. The book has three sections: Nutrition, Fitness, and the Mind. She shares how to love our hunger and embrace it rather than starve ourselves to have the "ideal" body type (which doesn't exist btw). She explains why we need the macronutrients: Fats, Carbs and Protein in our daily diet. She shares the importance of moving your body and fueling it daily. I have read this book from cover to cover and always reference it for inspiration. I definitly recommend this book to anyone. 

Make Your Own Rules Diet

I have been following Tara Stiles for a little over a year now. I am a big fan of hers. I loved her book. She focuses on three main things: meditation, healthy eating  and yoga as the foundation of a complete mind & body well being. She is one of the reasons why I got into yoga. At first, I thought her book was a cookbook with a ton of recipes. However, it offered much more. She offers motivation to have daily at home yoga and meditation practices.  The photos, recipes and yoga sequences were beautifully displayed. Looking to incorporate yoga, mindfulness and healthy eating into your daily routine? This book is for you! 

Tone It Up: 28 Days to Fit, Fierce & Fabulous

There is so much I can say about the writers of this book Karena & Katrina. They are the owners of the very popular and successful Nutrition Plan & Fitness Community Tone It Up. These women and their amazing community are the reasons why I got into health and fitness. Yep! I am a #TIUGIRL!  I was lucky to have met Karena & Katrina at one of their book signing events in Dallas last year. To learn more about that experience click here. I love how the book  is broken down in a step-by-step format with tidbits on how to stay motivated daily with healthy recipes, workouts and  challenges. The daily mantras are awesome, and the 28-day regimen is an amazing way to jump start a personal goal to becoming the best version of yourself. 

Pretty Happy

"When you understand yourself and connect to how you can become body smart, you realize pretty quickly that the perfect and  the ideal body is not the goal. Instead, the goal is feeling good in your body. That’s what leads to confidence, to feeling and looking fit, and being pretty happy."  - Kate Hudson

Who doesn't love Kate Hudson? When I heard that she recently wrote a book about health and self love, I immediately made a note to purchase it. From what I gathered so far from reviews and skimming through some of the chapters in the book is that Kate Hudson speaks about fitness, nutrition and health. She offers tips on boosting your self-esteem and what is the key to healthy living.  The key to healthy living is "about simplicity, positivity and throwing the idea of perfection out the window." She stresses that there are no secrets to success, other than hard work and being "pretty happy" in all aspects of life. I can't wait to crack open this book. 

What are your favorite health and wellness books? Please share below. I am always looking for new books to add to my reading list! 

xoxo Shamirafit