Your 2014 reading list: The latest health and wellness books

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Health and wellness books for 2014
Want to keep your motivation up and actually stick with your New Year’s resolutions over the coming months? Pick up one of these new health and wellness books. You’ll learn fresh approaches to eating well, working out and staying healthy, and pick up loads of tips to use in your everyday life. Whether you download one of these onto your e-reader or purchase a hard cover at one of Michigan’s best local bookstores, these titles will give you the knowledge you need to be your healthiest.
Food and Diet
The Paleo Approach: Reverse Autoimmune Disease, Heal Your Bodyby Sarah Ballantyne
Release date: January 28, 2014
Focusing on how to improve your immune system, Dr. Sarah Ballantyne incorporates current research and personal experience in this diet book. The Paleo Approach describes simple ways to eat healthier to allow your body to heal itself naturally.
Racing Weight Cookbook: Lean, Light Recipes for Athletesby Matt Fitzgerald and Georgie Fear RD
Release date: January 8, 2014
Racing Weight Cookbook is another installment of the Racing Weight Series, providing athletes with delicious recipes that combine the perfect amount of carbs, fat and protein to satisfy your appetite. These 100+, easy-to-make meals promote a well-balanced diet to help runners, triathletes, cyclists and more perform their best.
Never Goin’ Back: Winning the Weight Loss Battle For Good by Al Roker
Release date: January 7, 2014
From reaching 350 pounds almost a decade ago, to his decision to have a stomach bypass, to what he’s doing today to maintain his weight, Al Roker shares his health journey in an inspiring, candid and hilarious memoir. His hope: to inspire others to make that first step to Never Goin’ Back.
Functional Cross Training: The Revolutionary, Routine-Busting Approach to Total Body Fitness by Brett Stewart and Jason Warner
Release date: February 11, 2014
The hugely-popular fitness trend is broken down to a simple routine you can do at home. This step-by-step guide provides you with all the knowledge you need to become a more-fit you this year, including workout routines, benefits, techniques and more.
Feet Don’t Fail Me Now: The Rogue’s Guide to Running the Marathon by Ben Kaplan
Release date: January 14, 2014
If completing a marathon is on your bucket list for 2014, Feet Don’t Fail Me Now, which is one runner’s journey from bar regular to dedicated marathoner, is perfect to gain motivation and get inspired. Training plans for all levels and tips to keep you pounding the pavement day after day makes this guide a must-read for runners.
Mastering the Life Plan: The Essential Steps to Achieving Great Health and a Leaner, Stronger, and Sexier Bodyby Jeffry Life
Release date: June 24, 2014
At 75 years of age, Dr. Jeffry Life is in better shape than most men in their 20s. In this book he condenses his bestselling fitness program into a simple format for men of all ages. In addition to fitness plans, he provides diet and recipe ideas, medical research, motivational stories and more.
General Health
The Silver Lining: A Supportive and Insightful Guide to Breast Cancerby Hollye Jacobs and Elizabeth Messina
Release date: March 18, 2014
Both a memoir and support guide, The Silver Lining conveys personal stories from one woman’s journey through breast cancer. She addresses common questions, where to find support and what to expect throughout the process.
Beyond Addiction: How Science and Kindness Help People Change by Jeffrey Foote, Carrie Wilkens, Nicole Kosanke and Stephanie Higgs
Release date: February 18, 2014
A powerful guide for families, Beyond Addiction offers groundbreaking, science-based advice and support for those experiencing addiction and their loved ones. The informative-yet-warm tone provides you with motivation to work through the struggles and look to the future.
The Big Picture: 11 Laws That Will Change Your Lifeby Tony Horton
Release date: February 4, 2014
The creator of P90X, Tony Horton shares his philosophy on how to live a healthier, well-balanced life using his upbeat, “take no prisoners” approach. The Big Picture connects the importance of your physical health to every other area of your life, including your mental, financial and family health and overall contentment.
Want even more? Keep your eye out for the following titles in the coming months:
  • Bumpology: The Myth-Busting Pregnancy Book for Curious Parents-To-Be by Linda Geddes (Release date: March 11, 2014)
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