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Healthy Living Reading Challenge 2016

You love to read, but you let life get in your way and barely picked up a book last year.  You love challenges; they keep you motivated. Healthy living is a priority in your life or you want it to be. You are motivated by being in a group.  If so, then the Healthy Living Reading Challenge 2016 is for you. #ISWReadingChallenge.

Books clubs are fantastic. I run a local Healthy Living Book Club where we meet once a month at a local coffee shop to discuss a healthy living book that we read for the month.  I started it last July. The women in the group are fantastic, and I look forward to the meeting every month.  We are currently reading, Super Genes by Deepak Chopra, M.D. and Rudolph E Tanzi, Ph.D. However, if you aren’t local, you can’t join.  Plus, book clubs limit you to a specific book.  What if you don’t want to read that book?

Healthy Living Reading Challenge 2016 - Inner Savvy Wellness

Instead, I have created a challenge to read 12 Healthy Living books in 2016 based on categories.  This was inspired by Modern Ms. Darcy.  She runs a 2016 Reading Challenge for fiction on her blog. Technically you could read non-fiction too, but most people read fiction. By the way, if you love to read, you have to check out her blog.

I believe it is important to read health and fitness books in order to stay informed on the latest in activities, research, and opportunities for your health.  The challenge list is simple, doable and flexible. That is what makes it fun.

Track your books on this challenge.  Print out the PDF and check the books off as you read one for each category.  You can write the name of the book next to it.  Keep it simple.  You can use Goodreads.  I have been on Goodreads since 2009 with over 600 books read to date.  I love being able to see what I read and what I like.  Check out Goodreads.

Another part of this challenge is to join our group Pinterest board. Come over to Pinterest and be motivated and inspired by each other on this year-long journey to reading 12 healthy living books. To join the board, follow me on Pinterest, or I won’t be able to invite you to the group. Then leave a comment on this post with your Pinterest email address, so I can send you an invite.  If you are concerned about leaving your email here, then send me an email at Inner Savvy@gmail.com to request to join the Healthy Living Reading Challenge board, and I will add you.

Pin, share, and stumble the challenge graphic on your social media to inspire yourself and your friends to join in. #ISWReadingChallenge

I hope you join me in reading 12 Healthy Living Books in 2016.  I will be doing this challenge, reading 12 healthy living books for my local book club, and participating in Modern Ms. Darcy’s 2016 Reading Challenge.  That is only 36 books. For me, who read over 70 in 2016, that leaves plenty of room to pick up books that aren’t part of any challenge.

I will be doing updates on the challenge monthly here. Plus I will be talking about the topics in Savvy Circle.  Come over and join the supportive community of women over 40 who are talking about and encouraging each other daily on healthy living.

This reading challenge may be what you need to approach healthy living reading with a structure that is flexible and supportive, and may challenge you to read something you wouldn’t normally read. Won’t you join?

Healthy Living Reading Challenge 2016 - Inner Savvy Wellness

Direct Links to Monthly Healthy Reading Challenge Reviews:
August – The Sleep Doctor’s Diet Plan: Lose Weight Through Better Sleep
July – Start Here: Master the Lifelong Habit of Wellbeing
June – Thin from Within & Why Meditate?
May – Childhood Disrupted & One Spirit Medicine
April – When Breathe Becomes Air & Alignment Matters
March – Tox-Sick & The Blue Zones
February – Change Your Thinking, Change Your Shape & Goddesses Never Age
January – Endless Energy & Super Genes

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35 comments

  1. This is an awesome challenge! I’ve never read a whole book specifically about healthy living but I think the guidelines you set forth in this challenge are a really great place for beginners to start, even if they don’t want to do the whole challenge.

  2. Nicky says:

    I always wanted to join a book club, but haven’t made time to do it. I’m an avid reader and the categories you list are a good way to add future books in my already long reading list.

    • Karen G says:

      Hi Nicky, I really would suggest either finding a local one or starting one. I really love my local group. It is motivating and so fun to get to know other readers. Glad you like the categories. Hope they help you out.

  3. Marissa says:

    Sounds like a great challenge! Can’t wait to see the specific books you pick for the challenge. I love MMD, too 😉

    Thank you for sharing with #TheCozyReadingSpot

  4. Valerie says:

    I’d love to join a book club but there aren’t any out here in the country. I’m bookmarking this so I can refer back to it.

    Thanks so much for joining Simple Saturdays.

    • Karen G says:

      Valerie, I live outside of the city limits, so when I created a book club, we meet at a coffee shop in town. It is worth it to get together and meet. I encourage you to start one in whatever area you want. I wasn’t sure any one would want to read health books for a book club but I posted in a local healthy living facebook group and got enough people to join. Good luck in finding or starting a book club.

  5. I’m so glad you shared this challenge with me on my 25 Reading Challenges to Unleash Your Inner Bookworm post. I see you had linked it up with our Small Victories Sunday Linkup earlier this year but I must have missed it. As someone with a chronic illness who is trying food trials, it’s important for me to take control of my health. I’ve got a couple books I’ve been meaning to read that would qualify as well.

    • Karen says:

      Tanya, Thanks for hosting Small Victories Sunday. I enjoy the link up. I love your Reading Challenge post. What a great resource of many reading challenges. Sorry to hear you have a chronic illness. You can manage your illness and sometime reverse it. Keep positive and don’t give up.

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