I can’t remember where I came across this book, but it’s a unique take on starting new healthy habits. Galina and Roland Denzel are health/life/movement coaches who selected the top 52 healthy habits that make for better health and better life in general and outlined a plan to try just one new habit a week. The explore the hows and the whys of each habit and explain what steps to take in order to begin and maintain this habit in our lives.
Some of the habits that interested me were making and eating fermented foods (i.e. sauerkraut), walking, chemicals in household products, posture and movement, fasting (both food and from electronics), as well as how to vacation (it’s sad they need to tell people to do this). None of these were new to me, but the Denzels have a unique take on them that piqued my interest. I’ve noted some of the books they recommend and I’ll be hunting those down from my library.
What I found unique about the book is that each chapter just barely scratches the surface of each healthy habit. It’s just enough to help you understand what they’re talking about, yet not enough that just reading the chapter is going to give you all of the details you need. The desire to know more about some of the habits lead me to looking over their resources section, which is organized by chapter, to learn more. They also “conveniently” refer you to their website to find out more information. I gotta respect their hustle. At the same time, I think the brevity of each chapter avoided the information overload that can happen when you read a book on health and it delves into all of the science and anecdotes behind it. By avoiding this deluge of information, it made me feel like I wasn’t being forced so much as being lead to learn more about each habit.