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Holiday Gift Guide: 5 Books for a Healthy Body

Looking for holiday gift ideas for book lovers? Here are our picks for books that can help everyone on your list in their quest to eat healthy food, exercise and love their bodies.

The Skinny Rules
Bob Harper
From the trainer and fitness expert best known for his butt-kicking, fat-burning workouts on The Biggest Loser, this book distills Harper’s healthy eating knowledge into 20 straightforward principles. Make them into habits, and he guarantees you’ll never need another diet book again. Read more…

Life Is Your Best Medicine
Tieranona Low Dog, MD 
For the woman who takes a holistic approach to health, this book is an inspiring guide. Dr. Low Dog draws on her diverse background in midwifery, massage therapy, herbal medicine and Western medicine to give advice that touches every aspect of wellness—from food and movement to relationships and meditation. Read more…

The Sprouted Kitchen
Sara Forte
Whole foods, simple techniques, beautiful photos—that’s what makes a great cookbook in our book. This debut collection from popular food blogger Sara Forte is both comforting (Creamy Coconut Barley with Pomegranate Molasses) and sophisticated (Stacked Watermelon with Feta and White Balsamic), and includes a fun mix of dinner recipes, snacks, treats and party food. Read more…

Yoga Cures
Tara Stiles

Ever twist yourself up in a pretzel with pain? Tara Stiles shows you how to ease pain with easy yoga moves which relieve everything from arthritis to depression to runner’s aches. Read more…

Easy Sexy Raw
Carol Alt
In her third book about raw foods, supermodel Carol Alt shares the diet that has helped her feel and look her best for 20 years. Her tips and tricks demystify raw food preparation methods, and 130 easy recipes provide practically endless meal inspiration. Read more…

Need more gift inspiration? Check out our picks for the best Healthy Mind books of 2012.

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