Subject Week: Health and Well-being

March 06, 2023
Subject Week: Health and Well-being

“Make yourself a priority once in a while. It’s not selfish. It’s necessary! “

The idea of well-being combines aspects of physical health with mental health. In a world, where we are constantly under stress, we need to take special care of both our bodies and our minds.

Below you will find a list of books that can help you get a little more acquainted with the topic. Pick one for yourself!

  1. Atkins, R. C. (2002). Atkins’ new diet revolution. New York : Avon Books. RM222.2 .A843 2002
  2. Courtwright, D. T. (2021). The age of addiction : how bad habits became big business. Cambridge, Massachusetts. RC533 .C678 2021
  3. Mitchell, D. (2018). 50 top tools for employee wellbeing : a complete toolkit for developing happy, healthy, productive and engaged employees. KoganPage. H43 M58 2018
  4. Murthy, V. H., MD. (2020). Together : the healing power of human connection in a sometimes lonely world. Harper Wave. BF575.L7 M88 2020
  5. Pilling, D. (2018). The growth delusion : the wealth and well-being of nations. London : Bloomsbury. HD82 .P495 2018
  6. Prilleltensky, I., & Prilleltensky, O. (2021). How people matter : why it affects health, happiness, love, work, and society. Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York, NY. R42 P75 2021
  7. Sadowsky, J. (2021). The empire of depression : a new history. Cambridge, UK ; Medford.RC537 .S293 2021
  8. Becchetti, L., Bruni, L., & Zamagni, S. (2020). The microeconomics of wellbeing and sustainability: Recasting the economic process. Academic Press. RA410 .B43 2020
  9. Huffington, A. (2016). The sleep revolution : Transforming your life, one night at a time. WH Allen, an imprint of Ebury Publishing. RA786 .H84 201
  10. Power, M. (2016). Understanding happiness : A critical review of positive psychology. Routledge. BF204.6 .P69 2016


  1. Bowen, R. E., Depledge, M. H., Carlarne, C. P., & Fleming, L. E. (Eds.). (2014). Oceans and human health : Implications for society and well-being. John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated. ProQuest Central
  2. Davies, C., Walmsley, J., & Hales, M. (Eds.). (2012). Better health in harder times : Active citizens and innovation on the frontline. Policy Press. ProQuest Central
  3. Dyakova M., Hamelmann C, and Bellis MA.(2017). Investment for health and well-being : A review of the social return on investment from public health policies to support implementing the sustainable development goals by building on health 2020. World Health Organization. ProQuest Central
  4. Hales, S., McMichael, A. J., & Butler, C. (2005). Ecosystems and human well-being – health synthesis : A report of the millennium ecosystem assessment. World Health Organization. ProQuest Central
  5. Jetten, J., Haslam, C., & Haslam, A. S. (Eds.). (2011). The social cure : Identity, health and well-being. Taylor & Francis Group. ProQuest Central
  6. Lueddeke, G. P. (2015). Global population health and well- being in the 21st century : Toward new paradigms, policy, and practice. Springer Publishing Company. ProQuest Central
  7. Mathews, G., & Izquierdo, C. (Eds.). (2009). Pursuits of happiness : Well-being in anthropological perspective. Berghahn Books, Incorporated. ProQuest Central
  8. Maynard, K. (Ed.). (2007). Medical identities : Healing, well being and personhood. Berghahn Books, Incorporated. ProQuest Central
  9. Sternberg, E. M. (2009). Healing Spaces : The Science of Place and Well-Being. Harvard University Press. EBSCOhost
  10. Wells, I. E. (2010). Psychological Well-Being. Nova Science Publishers, Inc. EBSCOhost
  11. Zarbock, G., Lynch, S., Ammann, A., & Ringer, S. (2015). Mindfulness for therapists : Understanding mindfulness for professional effectiveness and personal well-being. John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated. EBSCOhost