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Recommended Reading List – I LOVE Reading, Here’s a List of Some of My Favourite Health Books

I Love To Read - Recommended Reading List

Those of you who know me, know that I read ALOT. I love reading and when I’m chilling out you can usually find me with a book in my hand.

I get asked a lot about books that I’d recommend, so here are some of my favourites that will enhance your life!

Motivation

Atomic Habits by James Clear –

OMG I LOVE this book.  If there is one book that I recommend my clients read, it is this one. Getting your habits down is instrumental to a healthy lifestyle. James gives clear, useable guidance on how to improve your current habits and get new ones integrated into your life.

Highly recommend this book.

The Power Of Habit by Charles Duhigg

Another great read, this one is more about the science behind habits and why we do what we do. Really interesting.

Fitness

How to Eat, Move and Be Healthy by Paul Chek

My go to book for all things diet, fitness and health related. I love Paul Chek, I studied at his institute and am a proud CHEK Practitioner. This man is so far ahead of the curve, there’s not much about body. mind and spirit that he doesn’t know. His system is so comprehensive and really gives you a way forward to improve all aspects of your health and mindset. This book WILL change your life.

Return to Life Through Contrology – Joseph Pilates

A MUST read for anyone practicing Pilates. This is THE man.  Much like Paul Chek, Pilates was an innovator in his time. This is his original work that he wrote when he was in his 60’s and he models all the exercises in the correct order. Anyone reading this book will realise that Pilates was a more therapeutic method rather than the diluted exercise program that it appears today (obviously, not in my classes, as I try to stay true to the method).

General Health

Why We Sleep – Matthew Walker

This book will totally change your attitude towards sleep. From the evolution of sleep to how our brains ‘clean’ themselves whilst asleep – you will be making sure that you get your 8 hours in every night.

 

The Untethered Soul – Michael Singer

This is a great book if you struggle with that voice in your head. You know the one that tells you that you’re not good enough, clever enough, pretty enough! Who is that voice anyway? If we can listen to that voice, where are we, who are we?  This book really makes you think about the way that we talk and listen to ourselves. What’s holding you back from achieving your dreams…usually it’s yourself.

This list will continue to grow and I’ll add to it regularly. If you’ve got any books that you would recommend, then let me know and I’ll give them a whirl.

The Body Keeps the Score – Bessel Van Der Kolk

This is a really interesting read, all about the effects of trauma on the body, mind and soul.

The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari – Robin Sharma

I really enjoyed this book, it teaches some ancient wisdom in a very modern way. A good read.

Roar – Dr Stacy Sims

If you’re a woman or if you train women, then you need to read this book. ‘Women are not small men’ and cannot train like a man. Most training theory and drug and supplement trials are done on men, because a women’s menstrual cycle is ‘too complicated to factor in’. Therefore many of the modern theories have not be tested on women, this includes nutrition, training and lifestyle factors. This book is great for challenging that view, and looking at a new way forward.

Happy Reading Bookworms!

Jill x

 

 

 

(The above links are part of the Amazon Affiliate Program – so for each sale I make a small amount. I’m only recommending books that I have read and that I enjoyed).

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