Healthy as F*ck by Oonagh Duncan – A Review


Healthy as F*ck: The Habits You Need to Get Lean, Stay Healthy, and Kick Ass at Life by Oonagh Duncan
Nonfiction | Health & Fitness
Published by Sourcebooks
Goodreads | Amazon
Release Date: September 17, 2019
Rating: 5_Star_Rating_System_5_stars

Note: I received a free ARC of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This in no way affects my opinion.

As I grow older, I put more and more time into self-improvement. Especially with having depression, anxiety, and bipolar disorder, it’s really important to me to stay on top of my health. It hasn’t been easy this past year, and as of this writing I’m overweight and still experimenting with medications to treat the above-mentioned conditions, but this book was a great motivator to put some new, healthy habits in place.

I requested an ARC of this book as soon as I saw it, and am so, so thankful to Sourcebooks for sending me a copy. It’s honestly the best self-help book I’ve read since starting this blog.

Healthy as F*ck is a no-nonsense look at creating healthy habits to improve your health and fitness. Oonagh Duncan doesn’t fluff up any of this book with woo-woo nonsense, which is something that I come across so often in the self-help genre. Instead, she focuses on the most important part of getting healthy – creating solid habits.

How many of us have started a new workout routine or diet, only to give it up a week later? I know I have, and I imagine most of us have at some point. Focusing on habits first is so obvious, and yet I don’t think it’s talked about enough. For that alone, I’d recommend Duncan’s book to anyone wanting to get healthier.

The other reason I love this book so much is that she emphasizes many times that you need to be happy now and in your current body before you can be happy at a lower weight. She’s completely right that losing weight won’t make you happy in and of itself. This is something I’ve lived through and can vouch for. I’ve weighed as little as 115 lbs and as much as 270. I can say for sure that in my own experience, my happiness depended on my mental health, the people I surrounded myself with, and how I chose to spend my time far more than on a number on a scale.

This book is packed with an insane amount of information. I went through an entire stack of page tabs while reading it. Since finishing it a few days ago, I’ve already found myself coming back to it over and over again for advice and to remind myself why it’s important to focus on my habits.

If you’re looking for a great book to motivate you to be happier and to make better habits that will lead to you being a healthier person, look no further. Oonagh Duncan’s Healthy as F*ck is a perfect choice.

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