5 books for a healthier 2010

Resolving to read more? Put these healthy book picks at the top of your list this year

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Food Rules by Michael Pollan

Food Rules by Michael Pollan

Still confused about what's healthy and what's not? Skip reading labels and head to Michael Pollan's new book Food Rules: An Eater's Manual instead. With tips including "Don't eat anything your great-grandmother wouldn't recognize as food," "Eat animals that have themselves eaten well" and "Eat when you are hungry, not when you are bored," this guide offers a no-nonsense approach to eating well, all in a small-format book that will fit easily in your purse.

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Live a Little! by Susan M. Love and Alice D. Domar

Live a Little! by Susan M. Love and Alice D. Domar

Overwhelmed by the rules of a healthy life and by always aiming for 100%? According to Susan M. Love, M.D., and Alice D. Domar, Ph.D., authors of Live a Little!, it's time for all of us to relax. They're real women and they offer realistic advice on how to take care of your health without obsessing-and how to let your standards drop a little without feeling guilty.

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women's health encyclopedia

Women's Health Encyclopedia

New for 2010, Best Health brings you the Women's Health Encyclopedia, a comprehensive look at women's health written by women physicians. It's a one-stop must-have resource that will answer all your questions about your health and your body.

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Thrive Fitness by Brendan Brazier

Thrive Fitness by Brendan Brazier

You may have heard of Brendan Brazier's bestselling book The Thrive Diet, a comprehensive look at how plant foods provide the optimal nutrition for your body. In Thrive Fitness, Brazier returns with a look at how to find the best fitness program for your lifestyle and how to prepare the foods that will help you be your best. Bonus: the book includes a strength-training program (with photographs) and 30 performance-specific recipes.

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Climate Cover-Up by James Hoggan and Richard Littlemore

Climate Cover-Up by James Hoggan and Richard Littlemore

The reality of global warming has become commonplace knowledge, and yet climate-change deniers are still taking up a large chunk of media space. So, what's the real truth? In Climate Cover-Up: The Crusade to Deny Global Warming, James Hoggan and Richard Littlemore of well-known website DeSmogBlog.com explain why the so-called public debate about the existence of global warming is a creation of public relations-and how in fact, at the level of science, there is no controversy at all.