Top 10 Health and Fitness Books of 2012

Looking for some good reading to kick off the new year? Check out the top 10 books we reviewed in 2012.

We reviewed over 50 books and DVDs over the last year, covering everything from Olympic lifting, to meditation, to paleo cooking. Here are the top ten most popular titles, counting down from number ten:

Top 10 Health and Fitness Books of 2012

10. Book Review: “Weeknight Paleo” by Amber Beam (Becca Borawski)

With a goal of providing pleasing meals that are also healthy and won’t sap your time, Weeknight Paleo delivers nine weeks worth of mouth-watering and unexpected paleo recipes.

9. Book Review: “Olympic Weightlifting for Sports,” by Greg Everett (Becca Borawski)

Greg Everett’s first book is considered a “must have” by many coaches in the weightlifting world. His new book was written specifically for athletes who are NOT competitive weightlifters.

8. Book Review: “The Carb Sensitivity Program” by Natasha Turner (Logan Gelbrich)

Dr. Turner’s newest book aims to get our population off the carbs, then slowly ease them back into the diet, correcting metabolic derangement. Includes a nutrition plan and recipes.

7. Book Review: “Living Well WithPain and Illness” by Vidyamala Burch (Nicole Crawford)

Author Vidyamala Burch has put together a tremendous resource for anyone who is interested in how to use meditation for chronic pain.

6. Book Review: “Sandbag Trainingfor MMA and Combat Sports” by Matthew Palfrey & Wesley Murch (Tom Kelso)

Designed for MMA fighters, but applicable for anyone – this eBook is loaded with tons of useful exercises. It is straight-forward, well-organized, and surprisingly easy to read.

5. Book Review: “Paleo Comfort Foods” by Julie and Charles Mayfield (Becca Borawski)

Want homestyle cooking, but you are gluten-free, primal, or paleo? Paleo Comfort Foods successfully adapts classic American and Southern cuisine for a gluten-free kitchen, while keeping it tasty.

4. Book Review: “Ignite! Enrichment Through Exercise” by Chris Cooper and Tyler Belanger (Nicole Crawford)

“Ignite! Enrichment Through Exercise,” by Chris Cooper and Tyler Belanger, presents an innovative approach to learning, based in physical activity and regular movement.

3. “Book Review: “Train Like a Mother” by Dimity McDowell and Sarah Bowen Shea (Nicole Crawford)

So you’ve read “Run Like a Mother” and are ready to start training for your first race. If you want to take your ‘mother running’ to the next level, then “Train Like a Mother” is the book for you.

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2. Book Review: Olympic Lifting: A Complete Guide for Athletes and Coaches” by Greg Everett (Logan Gelbrich)

If you don’t own Greg Everett’s original book on Olympic weightlifting then your library is not complete, whether you are a coach or an athlete. Read our review to find out why this book is essential.

1. Book Review: “Every Woman’s Guide to Foot Pain Relief” by Katy Bowman (Nicole Crawford)

“Every Woman’s Guide to Foot Pain Relief,” is not just about feet. This book is really about the relationship between our footwear, foot care, and alignment, and I highly recommend it.