Fall Reading - September

Bookworms can see some serious perks to their health and happiness. Taking care of your health goes well beyond the gym… Exercising your mind is good for your general well-being. Flipping pages can make you more intelligent, less stressed, empathetic to others, improve your memory, increased focus, stronger analytical thinking skills, better writing and so much more.

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Check out our favorite reads this month:

  1. The Subtle Art of Not Giving A F*ck, By Mark Manson

    Don’t write-off this book based on the title like we almost did. As humans who’ve survived 34-40 years on this planet, We can say with confidence that most people care what other people think. It’s natural human behavior unless you are a sociopath. But we would probably be a lot happier if we cared a little bit less and just lived in accordance with our values. In this book, Manson makes the argument, backed both by academic research and well-timed jokes, that the good life is about giving a f**k about what matters to YOU. It’s a good fun entertaining read. We’ve enjoyed the stories, humor, and insight as well as the narrator if you pick up the audio version.

  2. The Dorito Effect, By Mark Schatzker

    We heard about this book through The Model Health Show.

    It’s no secret that food-based illnesses have become deeply ingrained in our culture.  Since the late 1940s, we have been slowly leeching flavor out of the food we grow. Simultaneously we have taken great leaps forward in technology, allowing us to produce in the lab the very flavors that are being lost on the farm. Thanks to this largely invisible epidemic, seemingly healthy food is becoming more like junk food: highly craveable but nutritionally empty. We have unknowingly interfered with an ancient chemical language - flavor - that evolved to guide our nutrition, not destroy it.

    Click here to read the captivating excerpt.

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