Part of a healthy lifestyle and exercise is rest & recovery days. What better way to spend your rest and recovery day than binge watching Netflix, It is my guilty pleasure. To keep myself motivated I go straight to documentaries on health and wellness. I’m always intrigued by these shows and I love learning more about the body. Here are a few of my favorites!
I love this documentary because, it touches base on one of my biggest sore spots: ADVERTISING! The way that the food industry has manipulated Americans into thinking we are making healthy choices when in realty all we are really doing is getting more unhealthy and making them money sickens me. I can’t stand being lied to and that is all the food industry as done.
This is one of the first food documentaries I ever watched and it change how I look at food forever. It’s a bit raw and honest, just what I look for in a good documentary. It’s hard to learn the truth about where my food comes from and how it’s processed, but it lead me to make some healthy changes so I guess honesty is what I needed.
WHAT THE HEALTH
This one stirs some deep thinking on my part and brought to light some fishy tactics. Why on earth world McDonald’s give money to fight cancer or obesity when they are a huge part of the problem? Something isn’t right and this documentary digs deep into that!
This is a deep documentary all about your inner self and what power you have to heal your self from the inside out. It’s enlightening and I’ve watched it a few times reminding myself what power my own thoughts and beliefs have over my life.
THE TRUTH ABOUT ALCOHOL
Javid Abdekmoneim is a British doctor who took a long hard look at alcohol consumption. It’s a bit more fun than most documentaries, but it’s also full of insightful information. This documentary may just change how you look at that drink in your hand.
HUNGRY FOR CHANGE
I really enjoy the way this is filmed, you observe someone watching the film and making changes along side of you, it’s unique. The documentary goes into details about how we are not eating the right foods and how our bodies aren’t designed to function on the crap food the industry’s sell us. It motivated me to make changes and I’ve stuck with them because, I understand why I made the changes.
I get a little irritated with all the vegetables people push on me, they just aren’t my favorite. I’m like a child who eats veggies because someone hid them in my sauce. This documentary won’t drone on about being vegan. It takes a look at the Keto type diets that are high fat and high protein. I appreciated them explaining so many of the myths away!
What’s your favorite health, food, or fitness documentary? I’m always looking for my next binge session film!