Today is National Read a Book Day! I know that everyone is not an avid book reader like me, but reading is super important for our brain development. Unlike television or the internet.. (I'm looking at you youtube...) when reading you have to activate your imagination to bring characters and concepts to life.
Here at Primal Practice we talk a lot about health. We believe that there are fundamentals that you must do each day to maximize your health and thrive through life, rather than just survive. These fundamentals are for everyone, no matter their age. At different stages of our lives the fundamentals may be implemented differently but the concepts don't actually change. These are movement, nutrition, a fully connected nervous system, and a healthy mindset.
In honor of this national day, I wanted to share some of my favorite reads in the topics of our health fundamentals. If we can start to nail down these daily activities our bodies will definitely thank us!
Movement: Exercising through your Pregnancy by James Clapp; Deskbound by Kelly Starrett
Nutrition: Real Food for Pregnancy by Lily Nichols; The Primal Blueprint by Mark Sisson
Nervous System: Well Adjusted Babies by Jennifer Barham-Floreani; The Reality Check by Heidi Haavik
Mindset: The Fourth Trimester by Kimberley Ann Johnson ; Daring Greatly by Brene Brown
As you can see there are 2 per category. One is specifically for pregnancy and postpartum and the other is for the general population. At the office we have nearly all these books on the shelf that you can borrow for up to 2 weeks, so there is no excuse to not get reading!
Read something great? Leave a comment with what is grabbed your attention and let me know, I'm always looking for recommendations!
Peace, Love and Wellness