Book Review: The Ripple Effect by Greg Wells


Title: The Ripple Effect

By: Greg Wells

Genre: Non-Fiction

Pages: 302

Release Date: April 4th, 2017

Publisher: Collins

Rating: ★★★☆☆


Summary from Goodreads:

In his new book, Dr. Greg Wells offers concrete strategies on how to get better and stay better—not just for a few weeks or a few months, but for life. Optimal well-being is obtained through a commitment to the “holy trinity” of healthy living—eating better, moving better, sleeping better. Together these lead to peak physical performance.

With tremendous insight into the physiology of the human body and the reasons mankind has evolved the way it has, The Ripple Effect exposes exercise and diet myths, inspiring you and leading you on a clear path to achieving a health and fitness transformation. With small—and very achievable—daily changes in your life, you'll see the incredible effects of aggregate gains that professional athletes know.

You'll learn how:
-Eating broccoli provides the body with more protein per calorie than eating steak
- Using one teaspoon less of sugar per day would help you lose four pounds of fat per year
- Walking for fifteen minutes per day decreases your risk of cancer by fifty per cent
- Playing games like tennis can prevent Alzheimer’s disease
- Losing ninety minutes of sleep reduces daytime alertness by nearly a third
- Replacing an hour of television with an hour of sleep could help you lose over fourteen pounds in a year

And much more.


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I find these kind of books to have great suggestions that I can apply to my own life, but why do they have to be so bland? This one especially.

Take what you want from this book, but just keep in mind that you won't have any fun doing it. I've read self-help books that have fun stories and a writers voice that is easy to read and entertaining, but Greg Wells is very analytical and straight forward. There's not much going on between the lines other than the plain old facts.

I found a lot of useful info within these pages, but it took me a while to finish the book. Still, a worthy read for anyone looking for this kind of information.

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