Reading health books is important, but you may not yet know why…

After all, you’ve probably already seen the countless studies that indicate that it’s healthy to read, but you may not consider the logical extension: Reading health books not only offers tips and tricks–ways to support your journey toward a healthier lifestyle, but it also helps to in grain the idea of healthy living into your everyday life.

Here are 5 top reasons to make health books part of your life, no matter what your reading or interest level:

  1. Focus: The books allow you to focus on an area of your health, so you won’t be overwhelmed by trying to “fix” everything all at one. You can take your situation chapter-by-chapter, and build yourself up to a state of well-being.
  2. Community/Book Club: As we work toward getting back to a state of health, it’s important to remember that we are not alone. We’re all in this together, and books offer unique opportunities for sharing and collaborating on the search for “what will work” for you. Some of the most valuable book-related interactions are health book clubs and other support groups, made up of those who will offer encouragement as you work toward your healthy goals.
  3. Credible Sources: Books allow you access to inspiring and revolutionary doctors, researchers, coaches, and laypersons. Just because they’ve written (and published) a book, though, doesn’t mean you should accept them as credible sources. Reader beware. Learn, but don’t take everything you read as the gospel truth.
  4. Entertainment: It may not seem like fun when you first start reading (and studying) health books, but you’ll find that some authors add humor and fascinating fact to a topic that might otherwise seem terribly dry and boring.
  5. Don’t stop now: Make reading health books as much a part of your life as you do the healthy food, exercise, stretching, and reducing stress. Why? Because, healthy living is a lifestyle choice. It’s something that is part of every day, every meal, and even the “off” moments.

Nobody said we’re perfect–thank goodness! We’re all human… We make mistakes. But, if it means a longer (happier?) life, the whole health-book reading and living is worth it!

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