4 IMPORTANT BOOKS ABOUT SPORTS
Answering the question, “Is there something to read?” and recommending books about sports, nutrition, immunity, diet myths, and the unshakable power of yoga. Books that are based on science, but that don’t make you sleepy. Interesting, useful, effective.
The Joy of Movement: How exercise helps us find happiness, hope, connection, and courage, Kelly McGonigal
It is proven that physically active people are happier and more satisfied with life. Movement can save you from loneliness, restore joy, and teach you resilience. Kelly McGonigal, Ph.D., psychologist and Stanford professor and author of the bestseller “Willpower,” explains this phenomenon, drawing on research in neurobiology, psychology, and anthropology. She cites real-life stories of people who have used the movement to realize themselves and cope with serious illnesses.
How does participation in a marathon push the boundaries of human ability? Why do Parkinson’s patients take dance classes? In this book you will learn the unobvious benefits of sports, how to love movement and bring it into your life.
The Energy Plan: Eat Smart, Feel Strong, Perform at Your Peak, James Collins
Food is fuel. Whether you’re an athlete, office worker or homemaker, you can boost your productivity with food.
James Collins is a sports nutritionist who has worked with Arsenal of London, the England and France national teams, and star athletes. For more than 10 years he developed an approach to nutrition, which would allow to “squeeze” the maximum benefit from food.
An energy plan is not a newfangled diet, but a stable way of life. You’ll learn how to look and feel full of energy with purposeful recharging. You’ll also enjoy the benefits of a full reservoir of energy. The methods are practical and simple, and you won’t have to wait for results: your productivity will be off the charts.
Immunity by Jenna Macchiocchi
Immunity is the flux that binds all the elements on which our health depends. Jenna Macchioki, an immunologist with 20 years of experience, has written an understandable book about the immune system, explaining why some people get sick often and severely and others don’t get sick at all, whether colds can cause colds, whether vaccinations and antibiotics are bad, what autoimmune diseases are and why allergies occur.
If you want to know what affects your health beyond doctor’s appointments, but are tired of articles about the benefits of celery juice, you will find valuable information in this book. You won’t make mistakes, you won’t waste money on unnecessary medications, and you’ll understand how to really help yourself and your family.
The Diet Myth: The Real Science Behind What We Eat, Professor Tim Spector
We are not what we eat. We are the trillions of microbes that live inside us. From this book by respected scientist Tim Spector, you’ll learn how our microbes are connected to our health and how to find the right diet for you. Why can some people consume lots of carbohydrates, while others get fat quickly if they overdo it in calories? Why is eating a high-fat diet dangerous for some and not for others? Why do some people enjoy eating red meat, while others get cardiovascular disease?
Professor Spector debunks major diet-related myths. Everyone’s microbiome is different, which is why you can’t blindly follow general recommendations. The book will broaden your horizons and help you reconsider your eating habits.