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FitOn HealthJune 264 min read

Top Summer Reads for Health and Wellness Enthusiasts

Summer is the perfect time to dive into new inspiring reads that promote health and wellness. Whether you're lounging by the pool, enjoying a quiet evening at home, or taking a much-needed vacation, these books offer valuable insights into personal well-being and self-improvement. Our curated list includes some of the most compelling titles to help you rejuvenate your mind, body, and spirit this season. Here's a closer look at our top picks for your summer reading list:

The best books to enhance your health and wellness this summer


1. "Good Energy"

By: Dr. Casey Means

"Good Energy" uncovers the unexpected link between metabolism and overall health, presenting groundbreaking research and practical strategies to boost your energy levels. This comprehensive guide introduces readers to the concept of "good energy," essential for optimal physical and mental well-being. Dr. Means integrates cutting-edge research with practical advice, offering a four-week plan to enhance metabolic health using accessible tools and technology. Perfect for executives seeking to enhance their vitality and productivity, this is a must-read for anyone looking to unlock their full potential.

2. "How to Know a Person"

By: David Brooks

David Brooks offers a profound guide to understanding others in "How to Know a Person." Drawing on psychology, philosophy, and his own experiences, Brooks provides strategies for deepening our connections with others, fostering empathy, and enhancing our interpersonal relationships. 

3. "The Power of Regret"

By: Daniel H. Pink

In "The Power of Regret," Daniel H. Pink explores the universal emotion of regret and how it can be harnessed for positive change. Through extensive research and compelling stories, Pink reveals that embracing our regrets can lead to better decision-making and personal growth. This book is an essential read for those seeking to turn past mistakes into future successes.

4. "The Wellness Trap"

By: Christy Harrison

Christy Harrison's "The Wellness Trap" critically examines the pitfalls of the wellness industry, shedding light on how well-intentioned health advice can sometimes lead to unhealthy obsessions. Harrison provides practical advice on how to navigate the wellness world with a balanced and informed approach. This book is ideal for executives striving to maintain a healthy lifestyle without falling into common wellness traps.

5. "Why We Sleep"

By: Matthew Walker

Matthew Walker's "Why We Sleep" is a groundbreaking exploration of the vital role sleep plays in our lives. Walker, a renowned neuroscientist, presents the latest scientific findings on how sleep affects our health, productivity, and overall well-being. This eye-opening book offers practical tips for improving sleep quality, making it a valuable resource for busy professionals.

6. "The Joy of Movement"

By: Kelly McGonigal

Kelly McGonigal believes that movement should be a source of joy. "The Joy of Movement" celebrates the transformative power of physical activity. McGonigal combines scientific research with personal anecdotes to illustrate how movement can boost happiness, reduce stress, and enhance overall well-being. This inspiring read encourages readers to find joy in movement and incorporate it into their daily routines.

7. "The Anxious Generation"

By: Jonathan Haidt

Jonathan Haidt's "The Anxious Generation" addresses the alarming rise in mental illness among young people. Haidt examines how technological changes and societal pressures are contributing to this epidemic, offering insights and solutions to help reverse these trends. This book is a crucial read for executives concerned about the mental health of their employees and future generations.

8. "The Untethered Soul"

By: Michael A. Singer

Michael A. Singer's "The Untethered Soul" is a spiritual guide to personal freedom and enlightenment. Singer explores the concept of self, offering practical advice on how to release negative thoughts and emotions to achieve inner peace. If you're aiming to improve your mental and emotional well-being, this book is a perfect fit for you.

9. "Four Ways to Wellbeing"

By: Nicola Elliot

"Whether you've got 30 seconds or 30 minutes, you will find tips, tricks, exercises and expert advice that fit with your lifestyle," in this guide to achieving balance in life. Elliot outlines four key areas — physical health, mental clarity, emotional resilience, and social connection — offering practical tips and exercises to enhance each aspect. This holistic approach to wellness makes it a valuable resource for busy professionals.

10. "Eat Smarter"

By: Shawn Stevenson

Unlock the secrets to transforming your metabolism, upgrading your brain function, and revitalizing your overall health. This essential guide merges cutting-edge scientific research with practical strategies, empowering people to make informed dietary choices that optimize both their well-being and performance. Whether you're aiming to boost energy levels, sharpen mental acuity, or achieve long-term vitality, Stevenson's insights provide a roadmap to success in both personal and professional realms. 

11. "Protocols"

By: Dr. Andrew Huberman

"Protocols" serves as a comprehensive guide to understanding and optimizing the functions of the human body. Authored by experts in physiology and health, this book provides practical protocols and strategies for enhancing physical performance, improving mental clarity, and achieving overall well-being. Whether you're looking to boost energy levels, optimize sleep patterns, or enhance cognitive function, "Protocols" offers evidence-based advice and actionable steps to help you achieve peak health. 

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