just-one-thing-10Synopsis: “If you were going to do just one thing to transform your health, what would it be?
We all want quick and easy ways to improve our health, but when it comes to diet, fitness and well-being it can be hard to separate the facts from the fads. And harder still to find changes that fit easily into our daily lives.
Based on the popular BBC podcast, Just One Thing, this book brings to life Dr Mosley’s mission to find things you can introduce into your daily routine which will have a big impact on your mental and physical health. Did you know that eating chocolate can help your heart, that singing can give you a natural ‘high’ and that having more house plants can improve your mood and boost your productivity?
Dr Michael Mosley unearths a range of Just One Things whose impacts are so surprising and intriguing you will be desperate to try them out. He chats to experts, road tests all his tips and enlists some special guests to help you find that one small thing that could really make a difference to how you feel.”

My Review

This was such an inspiring book! I’ve followed Michael Mosley’s books and TV programmes for a few years now and enjoy his ideas about diet and physical health. In fact before reading this book I’d already implemented a couple into my daily routine after all the indulgence over Christmas and New Year, without realising they were in the book, so that was a nice surprise!

I’d heard a couple of episodes from his podcast that this book is based on, and I thought they were really good ideas and very easy to implement. Just like the podcast, he explains each idea, backing it up with science, and also with case studies from people who tried them.

I really liked that right at the beginning of the book he tells you to only try one thing at a time, as it just won’t work if you do more.work. Also if the one thing you do try doesn’t work, don’t worry about it, as it might not be the right time for it, so try something else instead. Isn’t that refreshing?

There are so many brilliant ideas that I want to try, like improving my balance by brushing my teeth whilst standing on one leg, dancing and singing more, eating chocolate, yes really, and standing up more, rather than sitting around reading all day! πŸ˜‰

Highly recommended!

Thanks so much to Octopus Publishing and NetGalley for my digital copy via the NetGalley app.