Book Review: “Eat Move Sleep”

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I LOVE the library! I think it is one of the most brilliant institutions on planet earth. Tons of free books, movies and music. Last summer I had three years’ worth of fines built up and, wanting to finally face the music, I went in to pay them. Amazingly, the librarian reduced my fee from $80+ to somewhere around $5! I could go on, BUT…

Eat Move Sleep

THIS is why I’m not a graphic designer. 😛

…The point of this post is to review one of the books I rented – “Eat Move Sleep” by Tom Rath. Rath is not a doctor; he’s just a regular dude trying to live a healthy life. He actually discloses in the book that he has a rare genetic disorder that causes tumors to grow in his body. He eats, moves and sleeps as if his life depended on it, because it does!

This book was extremely easy to read and provided tons of interesting facts about healthy eating, exercise and sleep. His “Eat, Move, Sleep Equation” looks like this:

“Starting your day with a healthy breakfast increases your odds of being active in the hours that follow. This helps you eat well throughout the day. Consuming the right foods and adding activity makes for a much better night’s sleep. This sound night of sleep will make it even easier to eat well and move more tomorrow.”

I’ve seen this truth play out in my life, and I’m sure you have, too. It all works together, and each decision impacts the next. One major takeaway from this book was when Rath explained that, “Each bite is a net gain or loss,” meaning each food decision that does more good than harm is a net gain, and vise versa. Remembering this helps me to make good decisions throughout the day.

I recommend this book as a quick and helpful read. It provides “snackable” pieces of info that can be applied to your everyday life. Would be a great pool-side read this summer!