Wednesday, March 20, 2013
I just finished reading two books that have similarities in theme on getting healthy. (I like doing that... Late last year/early this year I was REALLY into reading about both ultra-Orthodox Jews and Fundamentalist Mormons.)
I will post one review today and the other tomorrow.
In Drop Dead Healthy by AJ Jacobs, each chapter is a different month long focus: stomach, ears, butt, eyes, brains, intestines, hands, etc. As a writer for Esquire, he has an "everyman" attitude and outlook on health. He's pretty funny, too. His goal over the 2 years of writing and researching this book was "to become the healthiest American." Silly? Of course!
Jacobs tries stuff out that either has research behind it or is a really big fad. He takes a comical approach, but actually sees serious results... He eventually loses 16 pounds and reduces body fat by half! He introduced me to new concepts and even made me think about how I walk. Since he covered so much, I am not so sure how much of it I will remember. It's an easy read and I enjoyed it while riding the Metro on my commute to/from work.