A Few Books with Simple Health Adjustments to Keep You Feeling Great

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    Michele Garber

Glucose Revolution: The Life-Changing Power of Balancing Your Blood Sugar

By Jessie Inchauspé

At age 19, Jessie Inchauspé had a life-changing accident that required spinal surgery and left her feeling not quite right for many years. As a scientist with a master’s degree in biochemistry, her lingering health issues sparked an interest in understanding chronic conditions and a desire to work at the forefront of health technology. While working at 23andMe, she enthusiastically volunteered when their research team began trying out a continuous glucose monitor. Over time she realized what variations contributed to her glucose spikes and subsequent crashes. As she flattened her glucose curve, she began to finally feel like herself again. She shared her discoveries on Instagram (@GlucoseGoddess), garnering 1.2 million followers. With Glucose Revolution, Inchauspé offers simple steps to balance blood sugar, flatten glucose spikes and reverse insulin resistance. By implementing her easy hacks, readers are experiencing increased energy, diminished cravings, and improved skin, sleep and overall health … and in many cases, weight loss without dieting.  

Happier Hour: How to Beat Distraction, Expand Your Time, and Focus on What Matters Most

By Cassie Holmes

If you’ve ever wished there was more time in a day, Cassie Holmes’ new book may have your answer. As a professor of marketing and behavioral decision-making at the UCLA Anderson School of Management, Holmes has spent years researching the interaction of time and happiness. Her work on the subject has been featured in prestigious outlets from The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal to NPR. Her popular MBA-level course Applying the Science of Happiness to Life Design is a perennial favorite and led her to write her first book, Happier Hour, which focuses on our most valuable resource: time. Holmes offers groundbreaking, empirically based advice and easy-to-implement hacks to optimize time, avoid distractions, design a purposeful schedule, and create more joyful moments and days. She shows that investing our precious time in what really matters, living fulfilling days rather than merely full days, and changing the way we perceive time may ultimately be life-changing and bring deeper happiness.

The 6 Phase Meditation Method: The Proven Technique to Supercharge Your Mind, Manifest Your Goals, and Make Magic in Minutes a Day

By Vishen Lakhiani

In his latest book, New York Times best-selling author Vishen Lakhiani quickly informs readers that although meditation is in the title, the book is not a book on meditation. Rather, he amusingly admits, “We just didn’t have enough space on the front cover to call it The 6 Phase Multifaceted Psycho-Spiritual Transcendent Mind-Training Technique.” Lakhiani goes on to say that the book is for those whose minds wander or who feel they are allergic to the lotus pose. All kidding aside, the book offers six unique thought exercises used by athletes, artists, rock stars and CEOs as a productivity-inducing protocol to enhance focus and help you find peace and manifest goals, sans the special breathing, boredom and mind-clearing often associated with meditation. Bonus: Lakhiani’s book also has a companion app to aid in the magic-making journey.