Thursday, October 3, 2013

The Pillars of Health | Book Review

There is a new book out about health called The Pillars of Health by John Pierre.  The premise of this book is a help you improve your life by improving your health and fitness and your nutrition all at the same time.  While Pierre promises he can help improve your life by improving your health, he also promises that it will be fun in the process. 

While this book is filled with helpful information such as diet, exercise, and nutrition plans it is all information that I have previously seen in other books, websites, media outlets and nothing was new to me.  The basics of his plan are to eat a vegetable-based diets, avoid processed foods, and to get as much exercise as possible through the four pillars that he lists this book.

The four pillars consists of nutrition, mind, motion, and compassion. These are the four cornerstones of his “lifelong wellness” plan, that if you already live a healthy lifestyle, you would earn you know about these.  I do like the fact that he addresses the mind and body connection and offers ideas on how to improve your brain function and mental acuity.  He shows that the body is connected as a whole and for you to have a healthy body everything must work in unity.

What I don’t like about the book is the images of the exercises that are all in black and white. This gives the book a feel reminiscent of a 1980s fitness book. Plus all of the information has already been included in other books which makes this redundant for myself.  Although, if you are new to living a healthy lifestyle, this book might just be the one for you. 

There is one more thing I would like to say as a positive about this book and it’s that it has some great recipes in it, the only downside is they are scattered throughout the book which makes it to find the recipe you want.  You just might even read over them if you’re not paying attention.

*I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher for the purpose of this review.  All opinions are my own.*

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