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8 Great Books on Personal Health

 We have been reviewing and researching Speakers on Health & Wellness for over 20 years and have seen some incredible presentations. Here are 8 of the most inspiring books on Personal Health filled with ideas, insights and practical tips everyone should read.


Dan Buettner | Speaker, Researcher, Explorer, Best-selling Author of The Blue Zones, and Global Expert on Longevity The Blue Zones by Dan Buettner, speaker on longevity & personal health, The Sweeney Agency Speakers Bureau

Dan Buettner is a National Geographic Fellow, an inspirational speaker, and multiple New York Times best-selling author. He has discovered, through multiple expeditions with teams of research scientists specializing in population studies, the five places in the world – dubbed Blue Zones – where people live the longest, and are healthiest and happiest. In Blue Zones, Dan Buettner shares 9 Lessons for Living Longer from the people who have lived the longest.  In this dynamic book he discloses the recipe, blending this unique lifestyle formula with the latest scientific findings to inspire easy, lasting change that may add years to your life.


Jenny Evans | Physiologist & Speaker on Stress & Resilience Jenny Evans The Resiliency rEvolution The Sweeney Agency Speakers Bureau

Jenny Evans is a speaker, author, and on-air expert on physiology and chemistry, as it relates to resiliency, confidence and performance. She is highly experienced, having worked with thousands of C-suite executives, leaders, and employees — from corporations, associations, and universities across the globe. Her award-winning book – The Resiliency rEvolution — has been hailed as a “smart, clever read and super-practical guide to leading a more full and resilient life.” She is also the creator of Hit the Deck – the ultimate tool for combating stress and increasing productivity and fitness.


Chris Johnson | Speaker & Author on Health, Wellness, and Peak Performance Chris Johnson On Target Living - Speaker on Health & Wellness - The Sweeney Agency Speakers Bureau

Chris Johnson is the leading authority on small steps to healthy living. As Founder/CEO of On Target Living, Chris is a highly respected expert and accomplished executive, who has spent over 30 years researching and building optimal health and performance programs for individuals and corporations. The journey to optimal health and performance begins with the ideas in On Target Living. Building sustainable changes into your company culture will decrease health risks and sick days while contributing to higher productivity rates, but these improvements will also contribute to healthier and more enjoyable lives for your employees.


Dr. Heidi Hanna |  Keynote Speaker, Author, Health & Performance Consultant Recharge by Dr. Heidi Hanna, speaker on Personal Health - how to manage stress & build resilience - The Sweeney Agency Speakers Bureau

Dr. Heidi Hanna has a master’s degree in mental health counseling from Rollins College and a Ph.D. degree in holistic nutrition. Dr. Hanna’s book Recharge teaches leaders how to train their brains to manage energy more efficiently in order to help sustain optimal health, happiness and performance, particularly during times of stress. Energy management is discussed from a holistic, inside-out approach, starting first with techniques to balance brain chemistry, build brain health and boost brainpower. With the brain in an energized state, we are then able to bring our best attention and effort to the task at hand.


James Maas |  Speaker & Author on the Power Sleep and Peak Performance Power Sleep by Keynote Speaker James B. Maas The Sweeney Agency Speakers Bureau

Dr. James B. Maas is one of the world’s most sought-after corporate,health, association, education and professional athletic team speakers. Dr. Maas’ book, Power Sleep, is a New York Times business best-seller and published in 11 languages. To be a peak performer you need to be fully alert, dynamic, energetic, in a good mood, and cognitively sharp. You must be able to concentrate, remember, make critical and creative decisions, communicate persuasively, and be productive all day long. None of this is possible without quality sleep. Furthermore, healthy sleep has been proven to be the single most important determinant in predicting longevity. It is more influential than diet, exercise or heredity-but our modern culture has become a study in sleep deprivation. 


Joe Piscatella | Inspiring and Entertaining Speaker on Health Positive Mind, Healthy Heart by author & speaker Joe Piscatella - The Sweeney Agency Speakers Bureau

Joe Piscatella is one of the world’s most respected experts on how to live a healthy lifestyle in the real world. He knows the science of balanced living, but uniquely understands the practical application of such science from his own experience. After a serious health scare, Joe Piscatella changed his life. His philosophy is you can’t change the cards you were dealt, but you can change the way you play them. He concentrated on eating healthier, managing stress, exercising effectively and keeping a positive attitude. And it’s worked. Joe recently celebrated the 36th anniversary of that surgery, making him one of the longest-lived survivors of cardiac bypass in the world.  His book, Positive Mind, Healthy Heart is a practical guide to staying healthy.


Dr. Ross Walker | Renowned Speaker on Health and Wellness Diets Don't Work by Keynote Speaker & Author Dr. Ross WAlker - The Sweeney Agency Speakers Bureau

Dr. Ross Walker  is an eminent practising cardiologist with a passion for people and health. He is regarded as one of the world’s best keynote speakers on health and wellness, reducing stress, and work/life balance. Dr Walker’s life changing message is universal. Prevention is the key. From intimate corporate presentations to his speech to 35,000 people in an outdoor stadium in India, Dr Walker is empowering his audiences along the path to wellness. His book    Diets Don’t Work distills Dr. Walker’s 25 years of experience practicing cardiology into this vital program for eating and living naturally. The results will see you lose weight, feel healthier, be more energetic and live longer. This is not a fad diet to follow for a week or a month, this is a program to live your life by.


Michelle Gielan | Founder of the Institute for Applied Positive Research and Positive Communication Expert Broadcasting Happiness by speaker Michelle Gielan - The Sweeney Agency Speakers Bureau

Michelle Gielan, founder of the Institute for Applied Positive Research, researches the science of positive communication and how to use it to fuel success. She works with Fortune 500 companies and schools to raise employee engagement, productivity and happiness at work. Michelle’s book Broadcasting Happiness illustrates how effective, positive communication is the single biggest driver of success at work. New research in the fields of neuroscience and positive psychology is showing the incredible ripple effect positive communication can have on employee engagement, productivity, and happiness at work. This book shares Michelle’s simple, yet proven techniques for positive communication that drive individual and team success.  

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Derek Sweeney is the Director of Speaker Ideas at The Sweeney Agency. www.thesweeneyagency.com. For 15 years Derek has been helping clients find the right Speakers for their events. Derek can be reached at 1-866-727-7555 or [email protected]