Now that you have checked out (and maybe even subscribed to) the 7 best health and fitness magazines to read, you might be wondering what else you can read that will help you on your way to a happier, healthier life. Fortunately, we have compiled a list of 5 fitness books everyone should read. These books will educate you on the best practices when working out as well as common pitfalls that you should try to avoid. These tips and tricks will help you on your fitness journey, keeping you motivated and helping you stay on track even when life gets difficult. Check out these titles to learn more.
Fitness Book #1: The Body Book
While there is no shortage of celebrity inspired health and fitness books, we feel that this one actually has merit. Unlike many other books that are geared towards getting you ready for the red carpet, this book is filled with tips that can be incorporated in your busy lifestyle.
This book focuses on nutrition, making sure that your body is getting all of the key vitamins and minerals that it needs to keep you healthy, fit, and energized. Taking care of your body is the first step toward achieving your fitness goals.
Fitness Book #2: The Fit Bottomed Girl’s Anti-Diet
We talked about how much we love the Fit Bottomed Girl’s pinterest page, and we were happy to learn that their fitness book was equally as inspirational. This book is focused on helping you find joy in your health and fitness journey. Healthy eating and regular exercise can sometimes seem like a tiring chore, but it can become a rewarding journey if you take a minute to reframe your thoughts.
Finding a workout that you enjoy can go a long way towards making your fitness routine one of the highlights of your day rather than an unpleasant chore. You should also allow yourself to have cheat meals, but make sure that you mindfully indulge in these less than healthy food choices. Nobody can stick to an extremely strict diet forever, but by allowing yourself to indulge in a small treat occasionally, you can better balance healthy eating with living a fun filled life.
Fitness Book #3: Body by Simone
More and more women are looking to get involved with nontraditional workout programs. Barre classes, dance cardio, and Zumba classes can all be a great way for women of varying fitness levels to get a workout in. Many people struggle to commit to a traditional workout program. Some have a hard time sticking with their commitment, always saying that they will go to the gym later. (But then they never do.) Some start out with good intentions but quickly become bored with their workouts.
The dance cardio and barre workouts in this book can help to keep things interesting. Body by Simone describes cardio and strength training workouts that incorporate aspects of dance cardio and barre classes. These workouts are broken down into 3 levels, ensuring that you can put together a workout plan that is right for you. As an added bonus, you can even do them at home. The book also includes tips for improving your self image, making it a well rounded guide to improving your physical and mental health.
Fitness Book #4: The 21-Day Yoga Body
If you are interested in workout tips you can incorporate at home, you will also like The 21-Day Yoga Body. This book combines 3 weeks of yoga workouts and a corresponding nutrition plan. This humorous book balances encouragement with witty remarks, making its readers keep coming back for more. We think yoga is a great way to exercise if you are just getting started on your fitness journey.
Fitness Book #5: Faster, Higher, Stronger
This book is geared towards those that are already interested in fitness tracking but want to learn more about how their health and fitness habits line up with the pros. This book digs into all of the various aspects that can affect performance levels in amature and pro athletes. It investigates everything from changes in sleep schedule to changes in diet. Some of these factors might not have the expected effect on your performance during your workouts. Check out this book and learn what the author, Mark McClusky, learned during his studies.
To learn more about how you can keep up with your fitness goals, browse our website or check out our blog posts. A New Me is here to help you stay on track and keep up your motivation.
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