Ten Wellness Books To Add To Your Reading List

What better feeling than settling down with a good book knowing relaxation is only a page or twos read away. It’s the way many of us escape reality and exchange life’s stressors for knowledge and story, at least until we slot in the bookmark and close the cover until next time. For all the bookworms that consider their reading time a sacred ritual, choosing the right book is no easy feat. And in a world where life is only getting busier and more mindfully demanding, picking a book that teaches healthy skills you can utilise daily is the epitome of multi-tasking. That’s right, we’re talking about wellness books.

From anxiety to good habits, healthy diets and happy rituals, we’re sharing our top must-read wellness books. You’ll leave your reading sessions feeling relaxed, calm and equipped with the knowledge to live your life more positively and happily. Go ahead, words of wisdom await you.

 

The London Wellness Guide

 

“This book features fascinating contributions from experts in fitness, nutrition, mindfulness and motivation. Combine city discovery with self-discovery to find a happier, healthier you.” - Londonwellnessguide.com

 

Fearne Cotton Happy

 "This book is a way to release what's going on inside your head and to keep heading towards the good stuff. The simple stuff. The stuff that's going to really hit up that happiness on a deep and nourishing level. Whether you dip into these pages every now and then when you feel you need it, or use it daily as a positive exercise, I hope it brings you much relief, joy and calm. Amen to the pen." - Fearne Cotton

 

21 Rituals To Change Your Life

 

“The rituals in this book have been created and designed as symbolic acts providing a framework for anyone to use to create positive change in their lives. The 7 morning rituals are designed to help you 'wake with determination'; the 7 afternoon rituals focus on 'living on purpose'; and the 7 evening rituals focus on 'retiring with satisfaction'.” – amazon.co.uk

 

Too Fat Too Slutty Too Loud

“The unruly woman has been around for as long as there have been boundaries of what constitutes acceptable 'feminine' behaviour - that is, for ever - but these days she is more visible and less easily dismissed than ever before. In Too Fat, Too Slutty, Too Loud, cultural critic and Buzzfeed writer Anne Helen Petersen explores 'unruliness' through the lens of eleven pop culture powerhouses, including Serena Williams, Melissa McCarthy, Nicki Minaj, Madonna, Kim Kardashian, Hillary Clinton, Caitlyn Jenner and Lena Dunham.” - Waterstones

 

The New Health Rules

“When we have a question about our health, we frequently toss it over to Dr. Frank Lipman, the founder of New York City’s Eleven Eleven Wellness Center… In his latest book, The New Health Rules, he breaks it down into very simple, easy-to-follow adages, and then rounds it out with truly stunning photography. He addresses everything from the tenets of a “healthy” bed to working standing up, with plenty of nutritional advice in between.” – Goop

 

The Little Book Of Hygge

“Hooga? Hhyooguh? Heurgh? It is not really important how you choose to pronounce or even spell 'hygge'. What is important is that you feel it. Whether you're cuddled up on a sofa with a loved one, or sharing comfort food with your closest friends, hygge is about creating an atmosphere where we can let your guard down... the book is packed full of original research on hygge, conducted by Meik and his team, along with beautiful photographs, recipes and ideas to help you add a touch of hygge to your life.” - amazon.co.uk

 

In The Flo

 “Most of us think that being in that state of peak performance happens by accident and that we have to take what we can get with our bodies and our lives. And as women, we believe that our bodies work against us and make it even harder to get into that peak state consistently. Well, I’ve discovered that there’s a science to being IN THE FLO for women and this book teaches you how to access your peak flow state with precision, predictability, and reliability.” - intheflobook.com

 

Nourish & Glow

“In my most comprehensive book to date, the 10-day plan is the result of over a decade of work as a nutritional therapist. This is a liberating, energising plan that celebrates Positive Nutrition. It will equip you with the building blocks needed to develop and implement a lifetime of balanced eating that is unique to you.” -ameliafreer.com

 

The Kindness Method

 “The Kindness Method is the key to breaking unwanted habits—for good! Combining her own therapeutic style, personal experiences, and techniques learned from working in the field of substance abuse, Shahroo Izadi shares simple steps that strengthen your willpower like a muscle, allowing you to sustain your motivation and make lasting change in your life.” -goodreads.com

 

Outer Order Inner Calm

“Bestselling author of The Four Tendencies and The Happiness Project Gretchen Rubin illuminates one of her key realizations about happiness: for most of us, outer order contributes to inner calm. In a new book packed with more than one hundred concrete ideas, she helps us create the order and organization that can make our lives happier, healthier, more productive, and more creative.” -outerorderinnercalm.com