When you think of fitness, what comes to your mind? Gyms, morning jogs, diets, etc., right? Books would be the last thing to come to your mind, because that’s not where you go to improve your fitness, right? Wrong. Many books on fitness, from physical exercises to nutrition to lifestyle advice, help you reach your goals in a more accessible, quicker, and more effective way.
Whether you’re looking for some motivation or better tips to improve your health and fitness, books are always a great resource to tap into. And audiobooks ensure you can listen to books while working out or doing boring chores! The fitness audiobooks mentioned here are bound to give you some new insights into your body and your relationship with it, and how you can improve it over time. Let’s not waste any more time and jump straight to our list of the 7 best fitness audiobooks you shouldn’t miss.
1. Fitness Confidential, written and narrated by Vinnie Tortorich
For years, Vinnie has trained athletes and Hollywood stars aplenty. Now in this memoir and guide and a lot more packed in one, he reveals all his secrets without holding anything back. Searingly honest and frank, the book is as entertaining as it is informative. Whether you want to know about the dirty secrets of the fitness industry in the world of blockbusters or the ways in which health clubs operate, this is the book to go for.
Vinnie narrates the book himself, channeling the same passion and energy that is so much inherent in his writing. This creates an experience that is very enjoyable while also giving you plenty to learn from and adopt in your own life. Whether you seek inspiration to start your own fitness journey, want some tips on getting in shape, or just need a fun and interesting memoir to read, you should try this one!
2. The Little Book of Big Lies: A Journey into Inner Fitness, written and narrated by Tina Lifford
Fitness is not just about having some hunky muscles and showing off your abs on social media. It’s also about building your emotional strength and mental resilience over time, so you live an emotionally healthier and more stable life. With years of first-hand experience behind her, Tina Lifford helps you build all those emotional skills that you might not ever have learned before.
With a combination of candid personal stories and practical advice, she trains you to create a new sense of self. Someone who’s comfortable in their own skin, someone who loves themselves, someone who tries to find the best possible path in every aspect of their life. The audiobook has been narrated by Tina herself and is an essential piece for everyone who wants to learn how to build a strong emotional foundation.
3. The Great Courses: Nutrition Made Clear, written and narrated by Roberta H. Anding
The Great Courses is known for its comprehensive and brilliant courses that help you gain new skills or learn a new subject or topic. And this series of lectures is a great place for someone to learn all the fundamentals of nutrition, no matter how much background knowledge you might have on the subject matter. This audiobook is necessary even more so because of the sheer quantity of misconceptions that are a part and parcel of our daily lives.
To avoid that, it’s necessary for you to learn how to find information that is scientifically backed and medically accurate. Not only do you learn how to find the right information when it comes to your nutrition, but you’ll also learn to calculate your dietary requirements and create plans accordingly. Prepared in a manner that is perfect for all kinds of individual needs, this is a one-stop guide for learning all you need to know about nutrition and how it affects you.
4. The Big Fat Surprise: Why Butter, Meat, and Cheese Belong in a Healthy Diet by Nina Teicholz, narrated by Erin Bennett
Oh no, I can’t have that! It’s got all those unhealthy saturated fats, can’t you see? These are statements common in everyday conversations. In fact, there are good chances you’d have heard someone say it too or might have said so yourself. But as Nina shows throughout her book, for decades over decades, scientists and trainers have gotten it all wrong. A combination of bias and arrogance has resulted in a large amount of simply wrong information.
For years, she has interviewed hundreds of experts in nutrition science and read research papers to get beneath all the false claims made over the years. And through it all, a truth comes to the surface: the truth that more dietary fat is beneficial for you. In fact, because of reducing the whole fats in your diet, average health has only fallen over the years, something that needs to be reversed. Bennett heightens the impact of Nina’s words with her brilliant narration that keeps you coming back for more.
5. Body Love: Live in Balance, Weigh What You Want, and Free Yourself from Food Drama Forever by Kelly LeVeque, narrated by Erin Bennett
Yep, another audiobook narrated by Erin Bennett, and this one’s sure to entertain you thoroughly as well. Are you tired of all the rigid diet plans (like keto, remember?) and the sea of misinformation that is a part of the fitness world today? Then this audiobook might just be the answer for you.
Kelly uses her years of experience as an expert in health care and nutrition to show you a simple four-step program. This is created in a way that allows you to consider all your specific requirements while finding a balance between your emotions and habits. No matter the kind of hurdles you’ve faced before, this audiobook helps you find the right kind of lifestyle that is both sustainable and effective.
6. Endure: Mind, Body, and the Curiously Elastic Limits of Human Performance by Alexander Hutchinson, narrated by Robert G. Slade
Controversial and revolutionary, this is a book that shows the impossible limits of human endurance and how it can be stretched far beyond where we usually stop. Hutchinson uses modern research on endurance to suggest that the constraints we place on ourselves are often a product of both our body and mind.
Looking at each physical limit, he shows the delicate connection that exists between our minds and muscles through stories of extraordinary people. Using his experience as both a successful physicist and a long-distance runner, he proves how we’re capable of pushing ourselves just a little further than where we imagine the finish line to be. Robert Slade narrates the audiobook in a crisp and clear style to ensure you have a great listening experience.
7. Health at Every Size: The Surprising Truth About Your Weight by Linda Bacon, narrated by Emily Durante
Being thin doesn’t equate to good health. Fats aren’t always bad. Dieting isn’t mostly a great option to choose. And yet, these are norms instead of exceptions in our society. Discarding all the conventional stereotypes and standards about health and what it means to be healthy, Linda shows how to treat your body with more respect and lead the kind of life that you love.
The program it recommends has been proven to be effective in improving both your physical and emotional health by feeling good in your own body. The book is filled with data points and research related to the program. Not just that however, but it also includes powerful messages to keep you company in your journey, the book completely transforms your relationship with your body and food in general. Durante narrates the audiobook in a casual and comforting voice for you to have a fun time listening to this.
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