Books Worth The Read

16 Jan Books Worth The Read

For some time now I had been preparing and excitedly looking forward to my presentation ‘What If Everybody Exercised? #Amazing!’ The night finally arrived and it did not disappoint. Last evening I found myself in the company of good women and good minds. The casual ambience of the small group was warm and welcoming. They listened eagerly, asked thought-provoking questions, and willingly shared personal insight. A big thanks to my friend Deb who organized and to the women who made the evening worthwhile and enjoyable, and not without a good helping of shared laughter. Fun for sure.

I am passionate about learning, possessing an insatiable ‘Curious George’ tendency. I read, ponder, question, and debate (often with myself). Then of course I become excited and enthusiastic to share my findings in a format such as last evening. According to feedback, my talk was informative, inspirational, and fun. Informative? Perfect time for me to share one of my favourite sources of information–books–starting with the books that formed the mainstay of my material for ‘What If Everybody Exercised? #Amazing!’

Timothy Caulfield is a Professor of Health Law & Science Policy, speaker, TV host & author. In his book ‘The Cure for Everything’, Caulfield sets out to find the truth about what it takes to achieve a healthy lifestyle. We all want to be healthy. But somehow the good information about how to get healthy keeps getting twisted. This is a thorough debunking of bad science and an attempt to rescue good science.’
‘Is Gwyneth Paltrow Wrong About Everything? ‘is the question Caulfield sets out to answer in they fun, factual book that offers real advice.’

Martin Gibala–scientist, author, speaker–is a professor of kinesiology at McMaster University in Hamilton, Canada. His work focuses on the physiology of exercise and application to health and performance. Gibala shares how High Intensity Interval Training is an incredibly effective and time-efficient way to fit your exercise around your life.


Gretchen Reynolds writes the popular ‘Phys Ed’ column for the New York Times. She also contributes to a number of other periodicals in the United States, such as the New York Times Magazine, O: The Oprah Magazine, Men’s Journal, Popular Science and others. In her book ‘The First 20 Minutes’ she tackles the questions we all have and (sometimes) ask about exercise.

Charles Duhigg explains why habits exist and how they can be changed. In his entertaining and fascinating book ‘The Power of Habit’, Duhigg shares his understanding of the science of habit formation and shows us how to harness this information.

Greg Wells is a physiologist, exercise medicine researcher at Toronto’s Hospital for Sick Children, and a professor of kinesiology at the University of Toronto. In his words: ‘We must all eat, move, sleep, and think. If we do them well, we are capable of extraordinary things.’ His book ‘The Ripple Effect’  provides tremendous insight that I know you will find invaluable.

In the words of Martin Gibala, ‘exercise is one of the most important things you can do to prolong your life and improve the quality of your time here on Earth’. If you would like some inspiration, read these books. Even better, contact me to organize an opportunity of sharing my experience, expertise, and inspiration with a group of your friends. It would be fun.

Cheerios, Linda

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