Beach season is upon us, but it’s never too late to bump up your bikini-body tricks. These books include makeover tips and advice from True Blood’s Joe Manganiello and running expert Alexandra Heminsley, plus other faves. You’ll find just the inspiration you need to improve your health well beyond the backyard barbecue.
This guide proves that you can maximize your health without the boring, regimented routines. Providing insight from leading sports scientist, Professor Jamie Timmons and health journalist Peta Bee, it focuses on a new high-intensity training (HIT) workout that Dr. Michael Mosley makes both engaging and completely accessible. In just ten minutes a day and three days a week, you can improve your body, and even skip the gym.
The Chi Marathon
by Danny Dreyer
Working out is better with friends so prepare to run shotgun with your fellow amateur distance runners this season with Chi Marathon. Your leaner, healthier body will certainly thank you later.
Have dreams of running a marathon, but dread the very thought? Written by running coach and a former nationally ranked ultra marathon runner, this is a holistic approach to make running not only more enjoyable, but also injury-free by providing tips on your running technique. As one Goodreads reader, Renee, put it, “Chi running is about improving your running through advances in your technique that allow you to relax more with less muscle activation.”
Running Like a Girl
Hilarious and refreshingly honest, this memoir will inspire you to (literally) run after your dreams. Told from the perspective of a first-time runner, Alexandra Hemingsly reveals the emotions, and the unexpected joys of running. This is just the read to get any beginner off the couch, and into their sneakers.
The MELT Method
by Sue Hitzmann
Do you want to get in shape, but feel like you don’t have the time? In as little as ten minutes a day, you can start both looking, and feeling better about your body. MELT stands for Myofascial Energetic Length Technique, and focuses on your body’s connective tissues. These are the tissues that play a huge role in pain, stress, weight gain, and overall quality of health.
The Complete Book of Abs
Whether you want washboard abs or just to tone up your midsection, this definitive guide is perfect for anyone looking to strengthen their abdominal muscles. Complete with over 100 exercises and training routines, you’ll be sure to reclaim your abs.