Every once in a while a self-help book really resonates with me. Head Strong is definitely a thought provoking book and I could find many points in this book I could identify with.
Who hasn't felt exhausted or felt like they weren't at their sharpest? Dave Asprey begins this book by sharing his own story. He was overweight and just not feeling like his brain was working to the best of it's ability, and he set out to do something about it.
There is quite a bit of scientific information, but the general public and people without a science background can still grasp what Asprey is talking about. I didn't read this entire book in one sitting or even a day, but worked on over several days.
Just a few tidbits I've taken away from this book:
- the light you take in can affect your brain. "Junk light" is just as bad as junk food. To counteract some of the junk light you will be exposed to, begin your day with some natural sunlight.
- some foods may be toxic to your body. In 2016, a sample of more than eight thousand grains found that 96% contained at least ten types of mycotoxin.
- Exercise is one of the best ways to stimulate the release of an important protein and encourages the survival of the fittest mitochondria.
- Asprey offers information about HIT workouts vs. endurance workouts, something that I often question myself.
There is so much in Head Strong to think about and plenty of ways I can make small changes in my life.
I wish making changes were as easy as reading a self-help books, but it certainly is good to re-fresh and and re-think certain habits.
Thanks to TLC Book Tours for providing a copy of this book for my review. All opinions expressed are, as always, my own.
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