A short, practical guide on how to take care of your health. A lot of what is covered in this book most people are already aware of to maintain their health such as: don't smoke, exercise regularly, watch your weight & blood pressure, eat healthy meals, get adequate sleep, etc. However, I had hoped that there would be a bit more in the way of how to regularly do all these things to help maintain one's health in the hectic everyday lives most people live nowadays. Guidance along those lines would have been helpful to incorporate into this book also.
Simplify Your Health, written by Dr. Lucas Ramirez, a neurologist and preventative medicine specialist, is a well organized guide that will help the reader achieve better health and a longer life. The basics are: don’t smoke, drink in moderation, stay at a healthy weight, be physically active, eat well, control your blood pressure and more. Ramirez explains the reasoning behind those caveats. His explanations are thorough and backed by scientific research. This well written book can put any reader on the right track to good health. Just follow his advice! 5 stars.
Thank you to NetGalley, Black Rose Writing and Lucas Ramirez, MD for this ARC.
Thoughts: If you like statistics, you will love this book. It is full of facts and figures—information on how to live a better, healthier life. Unfortunately, for me, there was nothing here that I haven’t seen before. There weren’t any tips on how to do things or recipes or exercises—just stats on what happens if you don’t do these things. According to the author, you have choices to make: Do not smoke (including marijuana), drink only in moderation, attain and keep a healthy weight, increase physical activity, improve your eating habits, check your blood pressure and get it to a safe level, take medications as prescribed, get recommended screenings, get vaccinated. That’s it. Do all these things and you’ll have a healthier life.
Except most of us already know these things. What we need is a way to do them, not statistics on what happens when we don’t do them.
Recommendations: If you’re looking to convince someone else to change to a healthier lifestyle and they are a statistics lover, this is the book for them. If you’re looking for how-to’s in order to live a healthy life, look elsewhere.
Disclaimer: Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for providing this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own and are not influenced by anyone.
Thank you to Netgalley for an advanced copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
An interesting and very sensible premise. Now to put it into practice.
Dr. Ramirez has simplified his recommendations to a short list of the most important changes you can make to help you achieve a greater life quality. You discover the research he has to back up what he tells the reader. Using his knowledge you can live longer, age with dignity, and enjoy your life. It amazed me how this book gave me some hints that I knew about and also reminded me of bad habits I had. I found his book to be informative, helpful and how I can make changes. I like the short list he gives to help us.
It’s a well written quick summary of what to do to better our health. A great reminder of what most of us already know with a lot of good stats thrown in to support.
A most enlightened book, written by an expert. Lifestyle choices can affect your chances of a major illness, and can be adjusted, such as increasing physical activity and giving up smoking. Among other things these can all affect your health. I would certainly recommend this important book. Thank you to netgalley and the publishers for giving me a copy of the book.