New Books to Inspire You to Reach your Wellness Goals in the New Decade

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Grit & Grace: Train the Mind, Train the Body, Own Your Life

By Tim McGraw

Fans of Tim McGraw will undoubtedly have noticed a dramatic change in his physique. Ten years ago the country music superstar had a reality check when his eldest daughter commented on his noticeably unhealthy onscreen appearance in a movie trailer. Ironically, his tremendous success in music and film combined with life on the road had taken a toll on his overall health. McGraw recognized that he needed to make his physical health a priority or risk damaging his career and his personal life. Fast-forward a decade and McGraw, now 52, is 40 pounds lighter and in the best health of his life. Yet McGraw’s transformation isn’t merely physical; he has transformed his whole life. As he explains, “My mind is clearer, my sense of purpose is sharper and my relationships are deeper. Consistent physical exercise helps me bring focus to my life and to the people who mean the most to me.” In his new book, McGraw shares his inspirational story and offers readers practical advice, tools and encouragement so they too can create transformational change in their health, mind and overall well-being.


Fix It with Food: More Than 125 Recipes to Address Autoimmune Issues and Inflammation

By Michael Symon and Douglas Trattner

When celebrity chef and restaurateur Michael Symon was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis and external lupus, he suspected the cause may be rooted in what he was eating. He publicly committed to resetting and changing his diet and sharing the experience with his social media followers. The positive results of his dietary tweaks were acute and immediate. By eliminating foods known to cause inflammation such as sugar and dairy, his issues seemed to instantly vanish. His fans encouraged him to share his recipes. Fix It with Food is the result. In the 125 recipes he shares with readers, Symon offers ways to satisfy cravings without creating inflammation and chaos in the body. Symon provides guidance to identify foods that may be triggers in an individual’s diet and how to build a meal plan that works around those triggers, leading to better overall health.


The Body: A Guide for Occupants

By Bill Bryson

In his latest book, best-selling author Bill Bryson takes on the human body—applying his trademark curiosity and wry humor to consider the complexity of how the body functions and its miraculous ability to heal itself. As Bryson explains, “We spend our whole lives in one body, yet most of us have practically no idea how it works and what goes on inside it. The idea of the book is simply to try to understand the extraordinary contraption that is us.” Filled with mind-blowing facts and amazing anecdotes, Bryson unravels the mystery and marvel of the “wobble of flesh” each of us occupies, providing a deeper understanding of and appreciation for the true miracle that is the human body.