7 Must-Read Books for Seniors

When you grow older and you take retirement from the mundane routine and schedule you had been following for years, you finally get a chance to open the bundle of activities you had given a backseat in your younger days. On looking back, you realize that you never really had enough time to sit and enjoy a beautifully written book amidst your busy life, but now you have a lot of time to do so.  If you are trying to get into the reading habit, these 7 books are a good place to start. You will be turning pages in no time.

1. Reversing Diabetes In 21 Days 

By addressing the cause of insulin resistance and lack of insulin, Reversing Diabetes in 21 Days provides a fresh and practical perspective on how to cure diabetes. This book carefully takes into account the Indian context, customs, tastes and thought processes to tailor the best possible step-by-step guide that an average Indian can follow. Interspersed with testimonials, stories and real-life experiences of past participants, this book will show you that type 2 diabetes and many cases of type 1 diabetes are indeed reversible!

2. Happiness - His Holiness The Dalai Lama

From the realization of mental peace to the experience of illness, suffering, death, pain, pleasure, desire and contentment, the Dalai Lama opens a window into the attainment of absolute happiness in day to day life. His Holiness The 14th Dalai Lama is the spiritual leader of Tibetan. In 1989, he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his non-violent struggle for the liberation of Tibet.

3. Light On Yoga - B.K.S Iyengar

The benefits of yoga are immense and hence it is becoming popular across the globe even for senior citizens. However, its benefits can be achieved only if it is practiced with proper discipline and order. Hence, this book has been prepared so that readers can reap all the benefits of practicing Yoga in the correct manner. To give a structured knowledge pattern about yoga, Light on Yoga has been divided into three segments. The first segment deals with the understanding of yoga. In the second part, various yogas anas and kriyas are explained. The third part deals with pranayama and it covers topics like the techniques of pranayama and its effects.

4. Wings Of Fire - APJ Abdul Kalam

The book recollects many anecdotes and stories from childhood, his time at school and college. The time spent at the Langley Research Center, NASA and Wallops Flight Facility gets a lot of attention. Personal tragedies have not been left out. The second half of the book deals with Dr Kalam, the scientist, who made a significant contribution in developing the countries guided missile program, a pioneering effort for the security of the nation. It's not with reason that he was nicknamed as the 'Missile Man of India'. The book also contains 24 photographs at various stages of his life.

5. The Power Of Your Subconscious Mind

In this book, 'The power of your subconscious mind', the author fuses his spiritual wisdom and scientific research to bring to light how the sub-conscious mind can be a major influence on our daily lives. Once you understand your subconscious mind, you can also control or get rid of the various phobias that you may have in turn opening a brand new world of positive energy.

6. How To Win Friends And Influence People

This is the book that gave birth to a self-improvement industry that spans the Globe (according to the Daily Express Newspaper). As vibrant and helpful as the day it was written, it offers a simple set of guidelines, lucidly explained, that will enable every reader gain insights into being Popular, Persuasive, Influential and Happy in all of his or her relationships.

7. Don't Lose Your Mind, Lose Your Weight

The book has been written keeping in mind the different ages and body types. It discusses the balance needed between overeating and deprivation of meals. The author highlights the misconceptions that people have regarding nutrition and dieting. With interesting incidents and quotes based on her experience, the author tries to help the readers get better insights into the internal workings of the body.    

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