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Best Non-Fiction Books {for seniors health, fitness, and nutrition}

There’s a wealth of knowledge in books. Although many people enjoy reading fiction, non-fiction books have been seeing a boost in readership in the past decade or so.

It’s the information age and people want to stay in touch with the latest and greatest. Seniors deal with a variety of issues as they age, and the best non-fiction books targeting seniors’ health, fitness and nutrition have become increasingly popular.

There are a lot of seniors who didn’t spend a lot of time worrying about their fitness when they were younger.

Many of these same people have come to realize as they enter their golden years that it’s time to get a grip on their quality of life. People are waking up to the fact that they could be living a much longer, happier life than past generations.

It stands to reason, that if a senior wants to live as long as possible and enjoy an excellent quality of life they will have to make a conscious decision to take better care of themselves.


Swimming is an excellent sport for seniors to take up. Seniors swimming two or three times a week can do wonders for their cardiovascular system. Better yet, swimming is one of the best exercises for improving seniors’ balance.

Best Non-Fiction Books {for seniors health, fitness, and nutrition}
Books can teach you the value of swimming for fitness.

As seniors age, many of them worry about falling. Some will even shuffle slowly, living in fear of losing their balance and breaking a hip. Many scientific studies have been done in order to try to understand what sports benefit seniors the most.

Weight training and swimming both rank very high. Seniors who choose to do weight training (resistance training) can increase their overall fitness level. When seniors strengthen their core and leg muscles it will go a long way toward improving their overall balance as well.

Swimming teaches people how to balance both their upper and lower body on top of the water, and this pays dividends when they’re back on dry land.

Running and walking are also two very good ways for seniors to stay fit. For those who can’t run, walking is an excellent option. Not that long ago a 100-year-old man finished the Toronto Marathon and took staying fit as a senior to a whole new level.

Have a look at these fitness books for seniors.

Make the Pool Your Gym: No-Impact Water Workouts for Getting Fit, Building Strength and Rehabbing from Injury

Younger Next Year
Using the power exercise to reverse aging and stay fit, strong, and sexy.

Seniors On the Move
A guide to the quality of life and longevity. How to make the most of the seniors years. Larger print for seniors.

Senior Fitness For Men Over 60
Exercises and routines for looking ten years younger and feeling stronger than ever. Illustrated with large text.

Sit and Be Fit(DVD)
An arthritis workout


Many seniors live in fear of Alzheimer’s and resulting dementia, strokes, heart problems and a host of other diseases that seniors are susceptible to.

However, these fears can be alleviated if seniors can learn how to give themselves the best chance of avoiding these health issues.

There are many books on these and many other diseases that can explain in depth what causes them, how to recognize them, and how to deal with them should you suffer from one of them.

Both of these books can be very helpful in dealing with Alzheimer’s and Heart Disease.

The End of Alzheimer’s
The first program to prevent and reverse cognitive decline.

No More Heart Disease: How Nitric Oxide Can Prevent–Even Reverse–Heart Disease and Strokes


It can be very confusing for seniors when it comes to picking the best diet.

Best Non-Fiction Books {for seniors health, fitness, and nutrition}
How do you decide what diet is best? Maybe books have the answer.

It’s important to understand nutrition as it often comes down to a senior making some diet choices in order to improve their overall health. Most times it’s not that complicated. The formula for a long, healthy life might be found in books that are full of relevant information for seniors.

How do you choose between the Keto Diet, Paleo Diet, Atkins Diet, Mediterranean Diet or one of the countless other new fad diets that seem to be springing up almost every year?

Is a Vegetarian, or Vegan diet the answer? Maybe the best diet to follow is the ones people living in the Blue Zones of the world follow.

What exactly is it that enables seniors in the Blue Zone to routinely live to be a hundred years old or more, while at the same time having an excellent quality of life?

Is it what they do for exercise, what they eat, their geographical location or all of the above?

Have a look at these books on the Blue Zone.

The Blue Zones, Second Edition: 9 Lessons for Living Longer From the People Who’ve Lived the Longest

The Blue Zones Solution: Eating and Living Like the World’s Healthiest People
by National Geographic

Read about them and decide for yourself what nutrition plan is best for you.

The Essential Keto Diet for Beginners: 5-Ingredient Affordable, Quick & Easy Ketogenic Recipes Lose Weight, Lower Cholesterol & Reverse Diabetes 21-Day Keto Meal Plan

The 30-Minute Mediterranean Diet Cookbook: 101 Easy, Flavorful Recipes for Lifelong Health


Caregivers play a big role in looking after seniors and there are many books on the market to help them deal with the many issues they might face when looking after the senior in their life.

Best Non-Fiction Books {for seniors health, fitness, and nutrition}
The right book may make the journey easier for the caregiver.

For instance, how should they approach the task of being a caregiver if they are new to it? How do they balance their own lives while at the same time devoting time to looking after a senior?

What’s the best way to deal with the physical, emotional, and mental strain of trying to live life on two fronts? There are some excellent books on the market that can help with this.

Most are written by authors who have found themselves in the same situation.

Here are some excellent books for Caregivers.

The 36-Hour Day– A family guide to caring for people who have Alzheimer’s Disease, Related Dementias, and Memory Loss.

Creating Moments of Joy Along the Alzheimer’s Journey– A Guide for Families and Caregivers, Fifth Edition, Revised and Expanded


Books can be a very valuable source of information on any number of topics.

Whether you are looking for information on health, fitness, nutrition, longevity, or caregiving, there is sure to be a book that can provide you with the insight that will enable you to make a more informed decision on any number of important topics.

We live in the information age and this is important to those who seek out books to help them better understand a variety of subjects.

It’s important because books make seeking out information so inexpensive when you consider the benefits.

I hope this article has been able to point out some of the best non-fiction books for seniors’ health, nutrition, and fitness.

Would you like to share your thoughts on this topic? Feel free to leave a comment at the bottom of this page.

13 comments / Add your comment below

  1. Great post on non-fiction books seniors should read for their health. My grandparents themselves are having lots of problems with their fitness now, my grandma particularly worse than my granddad. They’ve been trying to include daily walks and been using protein powders and supplements to get the right amount of nutrients. Among health, fitness, and nutrition, I also want to add in a stress factor and reducing stress. Books on helping seniors feel more relaxed will help them live longer and happier as well.

    1. Hi Kevin. Thank you for taking the time to write a comment. Books are full of important knowledge for seniors. If the cost of a book will change a person’s life for the better than it is well worth it.

  2. This article is in depth and content filled. The importance of book in our present world can never be undermined, I always enjoy Non -fiction fitness book and I will love to check out some of the listed books in your article.i am so eager to know about the basics of swimming and I hope it will be a nice experience. 

    1. Hi Charles.  Thank you for your comment. I hope you do buy a book about swimming. It’s an ideal exercise for most people, but most of all seniors.

      Many studies have shown that swimming is one of the best exercises to help seniors have better balance when they are walking.

  3. Hi, Ray
    I guess your age is about the same as my father. I think the Books mentioned in your post are very useful for the elderly; I live in China, also a Chinese, and the culture is different from you, but I think the knowledge in books is borderless, so thank you for the topic.

  4. Hi Ray,

    Thanks for writing this post about best non-fiction books for Seniors, I am a senior myself and this type of website is of interest to me, it’s only when you start to get older that you begin to realize how important your health is to you and how equally important your mental health is. Reading books is a great way to keep your mind active,you have covered all the bases including fitness, nutrition and the mind in your post, there are some very good recommendations there, I particularly like the book ” No More Heart Disease” I believe that people over the age of 40 plus should read it because it goes into great detail as to the causes of heart disease and how you can prevent or reverse heart disease. Would you agree?

    How do you keep yourself healthy and fit? thanks for writing such a valuable post it will be helpful to people like me in the battle to stay fit,healthy and to live as long as possible.


    1. Thank you for your review Fintan.

      I think it’s important for seniors to search our every avenue for staying fit and healthy, especially with people around the world who are living so much longer.

      I am careful about my diet and exercise several times a week. It doesn’t take much to stay in top health. It just takes motivation.

  5. Am seeing many useful books in here that can be of help for adult that want to remain fit and healthy. Yes, I can find a book that i can recommend for my uncle who happened to be a retired lecturer. Senior fitness for men over 60 will sure work well for him to manage and retain his health and body stature. This alzemier workout book will also be of help for my mentor. Thanks for this useful book collection.

    1. Hi Stella.

      Thank you for your comment.

      Books are an excellent source of information and an ideal gift for the senior in your life.

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