I’ve got a book for you to read. It doesn’t matter if you’re a guy, girl, older, young, or middle-age, single, married, parent, super healthy or would-like-to-be-healthier, totally into healthy crunchy stuff, or not. It's called “How to Be Well: The 6 Keys to a Happy and Healthy Life,” by Dr. Frank Lipman. Buy it, mark it up, doggie-ear the corners, apply its principles, and in doing so, discover some fundamental keys to wellness. As I talked about in this post, much of being well is not about huge interventions, but rather about the things we do on a daily basis: simple lifestyle habits that stack up, build on one another, and create a wonderfully vibrant foundation. This book walks you through core principles of wellness like movement and eating, teaching you exactly how to implement them in your own life. It gives you practical advice, easy resources, and realistic tools for your wellness toolbox for ANY season. I have a high respect for Dr. Lipman and his vast experience in functional and integrative medicine is evident as I read through the information he presents in this book.
Ever wonder why you feel so happy singing at the top of you lungs in the car or why your mind feels clearer after doing a “digital detox” or experiencing that sense of accomplishment when you create something with your hands? This book explains the why and how behind making intentional choices for our health. It’s quite possibly the best book I’ve read on wellness without going into the fancy lingo and nitty gritty technical verbiage. And while you’re at it, hop over to the website bewell.com for more great hacks.
Two last things I want to mention real quick: #1 pg. 210-211 have mature content that you probably don’t want your kids/little people reading. Use your discretion as you see fit. And #2, as a disclaimer, I don’t necessarily recommend or endorse all the information in the book and website. Use these things as tools to help you on your own journey. They will give you some great pointers, but at the end of the day, it’s up to you to decide for yourself what changes you’re going to make.
That’s it for today! Now I would love to hear YOUR favorite books on wellness. Comment below and let me know what’s made a difference in your life.