There is a lot of good information out there (please do email me your favorites!) Below is a list of books and videos that I think of when folks ask me about diet and exercise, posture and gesture. They are approachable and fairly representative my views.
Caveat emptor: I do not agree with everything these good people have to say.
Food - defined - and a brilliant seven word mantra: eat food, not too much, mostly plants. Real food... who knew?
This book offers beautifully photographed and fascinating glimpses into the very many diets from around the world. Clearly, many different diets work.
An elegant approach to answering "what is the healthiest diet and lifestyle?" Read about the cultures that produce the most centenarians per capita.
This book is full of cheerful, sound advice that is applicable at any age. We will live longer than we planned - let's live well.
A conversation-style book that I highly recommend. Like the books above, this is not a fad program or recipe book. This one comes close to how I eat!
Well researched, brief, and dedicated to health outcomes as opposed to aesthetic or athletic outcomes. There are differences between fitness and health!
Let us not vilify one posture and pedestalize another, let us focus on postural fixity instead. Read this if you are interested in using chairs :-)
I disagree with the glowing review on the cover. That said, this is an excellent book full exercises in postural awareness and exercises in body use.
This is a brief "visual lecture" from Doctor Mike Evans that is as informative and inspiring as it is entertaining. Shall we exercise for fitness, using the tools and approaches of an athlete? Or for aesthetics, as swimsuit model? Or should we prioritize health and quality of life? There is some overlap and more importantly some mutually exclusive territory. Checkout the video below as well!
James O'Keefe, a research cardiologist, presents a compelling argument for regular, gentle exercise. If you want to be healthy you don't have to "go hard or go home," and you need not worry about the "no pain, no gain" pseudoaxiom. This video (and the one above) are aimed at those of us who want to live fully as much as we want to live long.
We are training for tomorrow