If you’re an exercise pioneer or just starting out, what better way to motivate yourself with pointers from these exercise books? These good reads will boost your serotonin levels and prepare you for your next workout session!
Run for Life: The Real Woman’s Guide to Running
By Sam Murphy
RUN: for HEALTH for FUN for FITNESS for WEIGHT LOSS for ENERGY for SANITY for HAPPINESS for BALANCE for ADVENTURE for CONFIDENCE for YOU Stuck on the treadmill? Keen to start running, but don’t know where to begin, or how you’ll find the time? Perhaps you’re already a runner but injury – or boredom – keeps stopping you in your tracks. If any of these scenarios sound familiar, then this book is for you. Why? Because it is written for real women: women with jobs, families, social lives, chores and other hobbies to fit in, as well as running!
Natural Born Heroes: How a Daring Band of Misfits Mastered the Lost Secrets of Strength and Endurance
By Christopher McDougall
Why read it?
The best-selling author of Born to Run now travels to the Mediterranean, where he discovers that the secrets of ancient Greek heroes are still alive and well on the island of Crete, and ready to be unleashed in the muscles and minds of casual athletes and aspiring heroes everywhere. Natural Born Heroes will inspire them to leave the gym and take their fitness routine to nature—to climb, swim, skip, throw, and jump their way to their own heroic feats.
Runner: A short story about a long run
By Lizzy Hawker
Why read it?
Runner tells Lizzy’s story and in so doing, uncovers the journey of the physical, mental and emotional challenges that runners go through at the edge of human endurance. From the school girl running the streets of London to breaking records on the world’s mountains and toughest races, Lizzy Hawker is an inspiration to anyone who would like to see how far they can go, running or not.