Top 10 Health Guide Books of 2016 – India

 

Good health is not just physical well-being. Good health is about physical, mental and emotional well-being. The top health guides of 2016 and the best books to read on health suggest that attaining the perfect balance between these three is the key to fitness. Compiled here are the best health guide books of 2016 that come highly recommended

 

Feed Zone Table: Family-Style Meals to Nourish Life and Sport

This bestselling book by Biju Thomas and Allen Lim is for all those willing to go the extra mile to fix their diet. Whether you want to shed those extra kilos, trim your waistline or just eat healthier, this book will guide you through all the basics. There are easy-to-follow meal plans, exercises, shopping lists and pretty much everything you need to know about living a healthy lifestyle. This all-in-one resource is the one thing you will need to jumpstart your diet and feel good about it.

Read it For:
Over 100 recipes that cover a variety of categories and meal preferences.
Don't Read it For:
This guide is essentially recommended for sportspersons.
What makes this book stand out?:
llustrated charts and graphics about the essentials of a sportsperson's diet to make life easier.

The PCOD – Thyroid Book – Compiled From Women and the Weight Loss Tamasha

Poly Cystic Ovarian Disorder is a more common and pressing issue nowadays than people realize. With sedentary lifestyle and stress becoming more rampant, more and more women have been developing this condition that affects a woman's hormones and reproductive system. Find all the help you will need through this compilation by Rujuta Diwekar.

Read it For:
Understanding the link between PCOD and weight loss issues.
Don't Read it For:
Do not rely on the book alone and do not resort to self-diagnosis.
What makes this book stand out?:
The book is a complete, easy-to-read compilation of all the information you will need about PCOD.

The Nalini Method: 7 Workouts for 7 Moods

Rupa Mehta has been called a 'pint-sized guru' by Vogue. This has less to do with her size and more with the thousands of people she has helped towards a more physically and emotionally fulfilling life. Now with her latest book, The Nalini Method, she has brought her revolutionary techniques of shedding emotional weight and achieving the right balance of body and mind.

Read it For:
Innovative mood-based techniques that fuse yoga, pilates, barre exercises and several other eccentric exercises into a fitness plan cut out for you.
Don't Read it For:
This style of fitness is unique and requires a personal coach to overlook its execution. If the fitness plan is not followed as intended, the results may be difficult to realize.
What makes this book stand out?:
It is very important for people to understand the importance of balancing mind and body well-being. This book does exactly that, by focusing on finding the right energy.

A Taste of Well-Being: Sadhguru’s Insights for Your Gastronomics

We are living in an age where a variety of cuisines are just a restaurant away, and to choose what eat has become a complicated decision. New fads come in every day, what is deemed healthy today becomes unhealthy the next. In all this information overload, what is really the correct diet to follow? Sadhguru says that the answer lies within. According to the Yogic tradition, food has life and has a prana of its own. Upon consumption, the quality of the food affects the qualities of our body and mind. With this principle in mind, Sadhguru presents a range of recipes to fortify your diet.

Read it For:
Specialised recipes rooted in the Vedas and aimed at the overall well-being of the mind and body.
Don't Read it For:
Since India has a diverse demographic, some recipes may not be suited for all palates.
What makes this book stand out?:
Valuable insights from the Sadhguru on the nuances and mechanism of eating and digestion.
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I am The Mind

Deep Trivedi, a pioneer in spiritual healing and psychodynamics explores why even though every human has the capability to achieve success and joy, very few fail to do so. Find out how your lack of awareness may be disrupting the functioning of your mind to its full potential.

Read it For:
Find out time-tested remedies that can make you the master of your own mind.
Don't Read it For:
Excessively exaggerated claims about brain power that are far from being scientifically proven as of now.
What makes this book stand out?:
Psychological answers are interspersed with 23 interesting anecdotes.

When All Is Not Well: Depression, Sadness, and Healing – A Yogic Perspective

When All Is Not Well addresses a very sensitive yet overlooked issue in our society, depression. While some call it sadness, others will tell you to just cheer up, or that it is just all in your mind. Well, of course, it is in your mind, but it is real, and a potential health hazard. Swami brings in his own case files to discuss the issue and ancient yogic wisdom coupled with Ayurvedic knowledge to combat it.

Read it For:
An indispensable set of remedial measures perfected over years of learning and experience.
Don't Read it For:
In a line, the book tells you to buck up, get out there and get a life. What it fails to do is to help with that delicate transition and how to deal with relapses.
What makes this book stand out?:
A new perspective on a sensitized issue that has been begging for attention since long now.

The Eat Right Prescription: From India’s Leading Weight-Loss Surgeon

Dr. Muffazal Lakdawala is a much sought-after expert and consultant on the 'healthy' way of losing weight. He has helped thousands of people lose weight simply by guiding them how to eat right. He, along with his team, has now come up with an exquisite collection of lip-smacking weight loss recipes that will leave you with zero regrets

Read it For:
Learning how to use your kitchen ingredients and a normal diet to shed those extra kilos.
Don't Read it For:
It is found that even though these recipes are useful, it is equally important to inculcate them in your life as a habit and teaming them up with proper exercise.
What makes this book stand out?:
Sound advice for those who want to lose weight and become healthy. The book steers clear of fad diets and shortcuts.

Mindful Parenting: The First 1,000 Days

Every first time parent gets nervous and anxious about the 'right thing to do' when it comes to parenting. While every person you meet has some advice to offer, it is impossible to know if it is the right advice or not. This is because parenting is more than a set of rules, it is a style that reflects you and your way of life. It is impossible to cover the exhaustive expanse of parenting basics but Mindful Parenting has covered the essentials in this extremely helpful and practical book.

Read it For:
A reassuring book that reminds you that you are not alone in feeling all those parenting pressures.
Don't Read it For:
Unnecessarily lengthy descriptions that can be made more concise and effectual.
What makes this book stand out?:
Interviews about parental experiences that will answer all your questions and doubts about parenting.

Light on Yoga: The Definitive Guide to Yoga Practice

The world's most renowned and respected yoga teacher. B.K.S. Iyengar writes about the correct way to practice yoga based on his learnings and ancient wisdom. This definitive work by the yoga master sheds light on the 'yoga for all' phenomenon that is gripping the world.

Read it For:
A classic sourcebook for anyone willing to learn the art of yoga from the basics.
Don't Read it For:
The book is excellent for background reading and understanding of yoga but it must be practiced under the supervision of a trained professional.
What makes this book stand out?:
Iyengar's wise inputs and perspective that have made yoga the huge success it is today.

Indian Superfoods: Change the Way You Eat

It is time to do away with your goji berries and acacia seeds. Indian Superfoods urges you to pay attention to the rich bounties of nature back home. Nutrition expert Rujuta Diwekar advocates that your grandmother's advice on what to eat is exactly what you need to transform your health. You don't have to look too far to achieve this since according to Diwekar, all the answers lie in our kitchens.

Read it For:
This book makes it to this list for the sheer effort of bringing the power of Indian superfoods to light.
Don't Read it For:
Repetitive content that fails to capture the interest of the reader beyond the names of the superfoods enlisted.
What makes this book stand out?:
A commendable attempt at reviving the Indian culture and its richness through superfoods that have been known to exist for thousands of years and yet have somehow lost their touch amidst the shimmering West.

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