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Must-Read Books for Health and Wellness

How many of us have said that if we had more more free-time, or knew what books were worth our interest, that we would take the opportunity to read and learn? Well, look no further. If you’ve found yourself with more time on your hands lately, or you’re searching for some great reads about health and wellness, this list is definitely for you. These books are sure to introduce you to new insights and healthier habits, so sit back with a mug full of hot spring water, steep your favourite tea, and enjoy learning something new about these topics!


Why We Sleep: Unlocking the Power of Sleep and Dreams — Matthew Walker

This New York Times bestseller is by sleep expert Matthew Walker, who “reveals his groundbreaking exploration of sleep, explaining how we can harness its power to change our lives for the better.” Sleep has incredible impact when it comes to our health, and is definitely an area of our lives we should be prioritizing. If you’re seeking a stronger immunity, and improved brain function, be sure to give this book a read!


The Joy of Cooking — Irma S. Rombauer, Marion Rombauer Becker, Ethan Becker

Originally published in 1931, and re-produced many times since, this book is one of the

most-published cookbooks in North America. It’s full of great modern recipes, amazing facts about ingredients and food, and reliable cooking tips. A rich, exciting diet with lots of variety and flavour is a staple of a healthy lifestyle, which this book will definitely help you achieve.

The Keto Diet: The Complete Guide to a High-Fat Diet — Leanne Vogel

If you’re interested in learning about, or trying, the ketogenic diet, this cookbook features 125 recipes and 5 meal plans that help with weight loss. The keto diet promotes the burning of body fat through foods that are rich in natural fats, and this book explains everything you need to know! Even if you’d just like to learn some extra healthy recipes for your family, this book is a great read.

The Complete Cookbook for Young Chefs — America’s Test Kitchen

Since you’re going to be spending time learning and cooking, why not bond with your kids at the same time? This cookbook holds over 100 recipes that are both kid tested and approved, featuring recipes for breakfasts, snacks, dinners, and desserts. Step-by-step tips are also included, to help make the cooking process easy and enjoyable. Now is the perfect time to teach your children about healthy eating and show them the joy of exploring food!

Physical Activity

Body by Science — John Little, Doug McGuff

This book is a research-based program for strength training, body building, and fitness, all within 12 minutes a week. Inside, you’ll find high-intensity exercises that will help to increase your strength, metabolism, and muscle mass. Even if you’re not looking to switch up your current exercise routine, this book will give you a better understanding of your body, leading to overall improved health.

Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain — John J. Ratey

A journey through the mind-body connection, this book supports the perspective that exercise greatly benefits our mental, hormonal, and cognitive health! This published research is a first of its kind, and promises to change how we perceive daily exercise, as well as change the way we think. Pick up this book if you’re looking for ways to improve both your brain health and physical well-being.


Tides and the Ocean: Water’s Movement Around the World from Waves to Whirlpools — William Thomson

While this book is not directly related to your body’s health, learning more about the behaviour of water is something everyone should do. Pure, clean water is our greatest necessity next to healthy food, yet many don’t understand how beneficial it is to our bodies, or how the earth sustains us through hydration.

For additional resources about pure drinking water and healthy living, check out our Cedar Springs Blog. At Cedar Springs, we’re committed to providing you with the safest, purest spring water, so that your health and wellness continues to be the best it can be!