REVIEW – The Healthy Living Yearbook by Tracy Griffen

Healthy Living Yearbook – Get Fit and Enjoy It, In Every Season
Author: Tracy Griffen

By Edinburgh's Tracy Griffen

The Healthy Living Yearbook is a fitness almanac packed full of tips for well-being, nutrition, exercise motivation and ways to maintain a healthy lifestyle.  Written by Edinburgh-based personal trainer Tracy Griffen, she notes that there’s a distinct seasonal cycle in Scotland and details what foods are in season, recipes which use these foods and exercise ideas to match our particular weather patterns.  On top of this are hints on how to avoid the temptation of naughty foods and naughty habits (particularly helpful reading when the nights are getting darker and colder and a girl’s thoughts turn to comfort eating).

It is laid out month by month so you can dip into it for some monthly motivation or read through the entire book looking for a full-on fitness overhaul.  A set of monthly articles are there to inspire with healthy ideas to increase energy levels, maximise workouts, hone exercise techniques and tips to keep your diet on track.   The recipes featured range from simple healthy meal suggestions such as butternut squash soup and baked apples to the more exotic and interesting, like tempeh with mushrooms and homemade sushi.  There’s also an exercise of the month, suitable for all weathers, to encourage you to try something different.

It’s a perfect book for those who aren’t looking for a prescriptive guide to health and fitness but would rather make a lifestyle change for the better and keep up the good work throughout the year.

A recommended read.

Review by Katey Lee who blogs at Edinburgh Eats

Further information

You can look at Tracy’s Personal Training website, like her on Facebook and follow her on twitter @TracyGriffen.

You can purchase the book via her website and various places around town (listed in sales link).

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