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My body is not a cage: 5 books to take better care of your health

Find out what you can do for your body to keep it fit and fine

In everybody’s life, the moment of realization happens: what am I doing to my body and health? The lucky ones are those who get this thought before starting feeling unwell. Alas, many people let their bodies down by making the wrong choices and implementing bad habits. In America, it is a real problem, as reports show that only 3% of adults take care of their lifestyle. However, Europeans also cannot be called the ones who take responsibility for their health, as a survey from the UK shows.

Of course, it’s none of anybody’s business what kind of life you live. Nonetheless, it’s your mental obligation to take care of yourself and your body. Here are 5 books that will help you accept the flesh you live in and make it fit, strong, and most importantly, loved.

The Body Book: The Law of Hunger, the Science of Strength, and Other Ways to Love Your Amazing Body by Cameron Diaz & Sandra Bark

The world of celebrities always glitters around us from screens, ads on the streets, and magazines. We see the perfect skin, the perfect body, the perfect everything. Often, it forces us to compare ourselves with the images of unreachable goddesses and feel bad about how we look. Little do we think that sometimes there is not much health behind this flawlessness.

In her honest and inspiring book, Cameron Diaz shares her insights on accepting your body. Moreover, there are plenty of tips, supported by scientific facts and personal experiences, that will help you become more self-aware and realize what impact your actions have on mental and physical health.

Skincare: The Ultimate No-Nonsense Guide by Caroline Hirons

Do you know that your skin is the biggest organ in your body? Well, that’s true! It breathes, renews, and protects you from the dirt and pollution of the outer world. So if it plays such a crucial part in a human organism, why do we always neglect taking care of it? And no, skincare doesn’t just stop on the face stage.

Caroline Hirons is a fully-trained advanced aesthetician, running her blog with over 115 million views! In her book Skincare: The Ultimate No-Nonsense Guide, she reveals the best tips and tricks on how to keep your skin healthy and make it glow all life long. It’s truly life-changing!

The Joy of Movement: How Exercise Helps Us Find Happiness, Hope, Connection, and Courage by Kelly McGonigal

You’ve probably heard the saying ‘movement is life.’ Well, not a lot of people can argue it. After all, our bodies were created to feel the wind in our hair while running, experience overwhelming emotions while dancing, and the whole wide range of other feelings we have while exercising. After all, it is scientifically proven that not only does physical activity makes us fit, it also has a positive effect on our mental health and well-being.

If you are still skeptical about it, it’s time for you to read The Joy of Movement by Kelly McGonigal! Being a health psychologist, she will definitely convince you why it is so crucial for us to move our bodies. It is a revolutionary narrative that goes beyond familiar arguments in favor of exercise to illustrate why the movement is integral to our happiness and humanity.

Strong Looks Better Naked by Khloé Kardashian

We would be surprised if you didn’t know who the Kardashians are. Of course, you may not remember all Ks, but the surname says it all anyway. Long story short, Khloé suffered a lot of criticism towards her appearance and body shape since the infamous reality TV series has aired. Being compared to her two older sisters, she was feeling down. Before all those humiliating comments online, she didn’t even think that there was something wrong with her. And there wasn’t, actually.

Since then, the youngest of the Kardashian sisters changed drastically. You can hardly recognize that one Khloé from 2010 in this gleaming lady. However, inside she stayed the same warm-hearted girl who now shares her health and self-acceptance path in Strong Looks Better Naked.

SuperLife: The 5 Forces That Will Make You Healthy, Fit, and Eternally Awesome by Darin Olien

We are totally responsible for our health. And from that, one of the most important actions towards showing your body some love is beneficial food choices and habits. Whether you are a newbie in this topic or you simply want to dive deeper into the subject, this book is perfect for you.

In his book, Darin Olien shares 5 fundamental forces that are the most crucial components of every healthy lifestyle. SuperLife overflows with practical and useful tips and techniques for you to apply to your everyday life. If you want your life to take a 180-degree turn, then for sure it’s time to read SuperLife: The 5 Forces That Will Make You Healthy, Fit, and Eternally Awesome!

Whether you are a man or a woman, our bodies are temples that deserve to be respected in the same way. No one is internal, yet it is in our hands to elevate our longevity and live a happy and fulfilled life. Every body is a good body as long as it is healthy. Every shape is a good shape as long as you love and accept it.

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