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Christmas is almost here.
If you have a fitness focused book lover on your gift list – these books are sure to please. I have read these books – multiple times. I have given copies as gifts and recommend them often. They have been tremendous tools in the informing and shaping of my faith based fitness perspective. All the books are priced well under $20 and via amazon.com orders placed this week will make it to the recipient in time for Christmas.
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Many people today find themselves enslaved to unhealthy living habits. These unhealthy habits are contributing to the deterioration of one of our greatest resources: our bodies. But God has a great future planned for you, and you need to be ready for it! You need to be looking great and feeling great, ready to do whatever God asks you to do.
In her bestselling book, Joyce provides you with a 12-key plan using God’s Word to restore mental, physical, emotional and spiritual wellness. With the guidance from this book, you can take this opportunity to achieve lifelong health for your body and soul.
During an afternoon of baptizing over 800 people, Pastor Rick Warren realized it was time for change. He told his congregation he needed to lose weight and asked if anyone wanted to join him. He thought maybe 200 people would sign up, instead he witnessed a movement unfold as 15,000 people lost over 260,000 pounds in the first year. With assistance from medical and fitness experts, Pastor Rick and thousands of people began a journey to transform their lives.
Unlike the thousands of other books on the market, this book is not about a new diet, guilt-driven gym sessions, or shame-driven fasts. The Daniel Plan shows you how the powerful combination of faith, fitness, food, focus, and friends will change your health forever, transforming you in the most head-turning way imaginably—from the inside out.
NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY
The Atlantic • The Huffington Post • Men’s Journal • MSN (U.K.) • Kirkus Reviews • Publishers Weekly
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • WINNER OF THE JAMES BEARD FOUNDATION AWARD FOR WRITING AND LITERATURE
Every year, the average American eats thirty-three pounds of cheese and seventy pounds of sugar. Every day, we ingest 8,500 milligrams of salt, double the recommended amount, almost none of which comes from the shakers on our table. It comes from processed food, an industry that hauls in $1 trillion in annual sales. In Salt Sugar Fat, Pulitzer Prize–winning investigative reporter Michael Moss shows how we ended up here. Featuring examples from Kraft, Coca-Cola, Lunchables, Frito-Lay, Nestlé, Oreos, Capri Sun, and many more, Moss’s explosive, empowering narrative is grounded in meticulous, eye-opening research. He takes us into labs where scientists calculate the “bliss point” of sugary beverages, unearths marketing techniques taken straight from tobacco company playbooks, and talks to concerned insiders who make startling confessions. Just as millions of “heavy users” are addicted to salt, sugar, and fat, so too are the companies that peddle them. You will never look at a nutrition label the same way again.
The Women’s Health Big Book of Exercises: Four Weeks to a Leaner, Sexier, Healthier You by Adam Campbell
The Women’s Health Big Book of Exercises is the essential workout guide for anyone who wants a better body. As the most comprehensive collection of exercises ever created, this makeover manual is a body-shaping power tool for both beginners and longtime fitness buffs alike. From start to finish, this 480-page makeover manual bulges with hundreds of useful tips, the latest findings in exercise science, and cutting-edge workouts from the world’s top trainers.
The Men’s Health Big Book of Exercises: Four Weeks to a Leaner, Stronger, More Muscular you by Adam Campbell
The Men’s Health Big Book of Exercises is the essential workout guide for anyone who wants a better body. As the most comprehensive collection of exercises ever created, you’ll find 619 exercises expertly demonstrated with color photographs, with dozens of movements for every muscle in your body. This book is a body-shaping power tool for both beginners and longtime lifters alike.
Celebrity trainer and Pilates guru Brooke Siler teams up with the editors of Women’s Health to offer a comprehensive, authoritative manual on this proven fitness philosophy. From moves targeting trouble zones to cardio circuits that blast fat all over, this go-to manual covers everything.
What fitness books top your favorite list?