The Body Book…Healthy Words to Live By

Healthy Words to Live By…from The Body Book: The Law of Hunger, The Science of Strength, and Other Ways to Love Your Amazing Body by Cameron Diaz with Sandra Bark

One of my favorite healthy quotes (it’s on my refrigerator) is “Take care of your body. It’s the only place you have to live.” -Jim Rohn

I gathered more great quotes from a (somewhat) unlikely place…The Body Book: The Law of Hunger, The Science of Strength, and Other Ways to Love Your Amazing Body. On first glance at this book, I was a bit skeptical about what Cameron Diaz can tell me about my body…she probably has a private chef, nutritionist, and private trainer…and maybe she does, but this book is not about that. The Body Book is a very easy, but engrossing read…full of scientific information, personal experiences, and inspirational advice.

I’m an online learning designer by day and, to me, this book read like a really interesting, beginner’s nutrition/health class. The Body Book is divided into 3 parts…Nutrition, Fitness, and Mind.

The book covers a lot of information including: macronutrients and micronutrients, complex carbs and simple carbs, how much protein you need to eat per day…depending on how active you are, the importance of sleep, the dangers of preservatives, the 4 types of muscles, and the importance of sweating.

Good Tips from The Body Book

Place a large container of water on your bathroom sink every night before bed. After brushing your teeth in the morning, drink the entire bottle.

Aim to get sweaty every day.

Thirst means you’re dehydrated (not just thirsty), so up your water intake.

Healthy Words to Live By from The Body Book

“Today, tomorrow, and twenty years from now, your nutrition is worth your attention and your time, because nutrition is health, and health is everything”.

“Your sleep is as important to your health as your nutrition and fitness…It gives your body time to repair muscles, create new tissue, build protein, and release growth hormones—and some of these functions can happen ONLY while you sleep.”

“…getting older is a blessing and a privilege, and if you lay the foundation for a healthy life in your younger years, your older years may well be some of the best of your life.”

“Healthy is not an accident, a gift, or a rabbit’s foot. It is a HABIT”.

 

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