What were you doing this time 6 months ago? According to some surveys it is highly likely that this time 6 months ago you were probably all geared up to start 2018 with some New Year’s resolutions. And according to those same surveys it is highly unlikely you have stuck to them (less than 10% of people make their resolutions stick).
A 2017 Telegraph article suggests that 8 of the top 10 New Years resolutions involve some aspect of getting physically healthier. Whether you have made some kind of health/happiness resolution and got it to stick or failed miserably, it is highly likely that Dr Rangan Chatterjee’s book “The 4 pillar plan” may be of interest to you. It gives a great scientific (but not overwhelming) explanation of the 4 main areas that he has found almost everyone can make simple adjustments to in their daily lives that will result in effective and long lasting improvements to long term wellbeing.
The 4 pillars outlined are Diet, Rest, Movement and Sleep. For each of these pillars he discusses the importance of them, the pitfalls so many of us get trapped in and gives great examples of improvements you can make. I particularly like the way Dr Chatterjee makes his advice universally applicable rather than specifying that you must follow this type of exclusion diet or do precisely this type of exercise class etc. That means that it doesn’t matter whether you are just at the beginning of your journey to improved health, or already put a lot of effort into your wellbeing. Everyone will take something away as a positive from this book.
Quite a bit of the information in the book is summarised on Dr Chatterjee‘s website (https://drchatterjee.com/book), so if you want to find out more I would suggest looking there. And then if you want to get the book for yourself you can find it as a physical or audiobook here: https://amzn.to/2H6xupZ
Dr Chris Harper