Whether you are a beginner or looking to take your exercise routine to a new level, consider reading these three great fitness books. With so many health books on the market it can be difficult to navigate through all the information. These three authors will show you how to transform your body. Each book offers advice and simple, detailed instructions on stretching and strength training. By taking their suggestions you can change the way you feel about yourself and your life.
Your Best Body Now by Tosca Reno with Stacy Baker
As a woman matures, her body changes. Her metabolism slows, and she begins to lose muscle mass. Authors Tosca Reno and Stacy Baker believe you do not have to succumb to the natural process of aging. In "Your Best Body Now," they tell you how you can look fabulous at any age. They provide basic knowledge for women who have ignored their bodies through the years. You will learn how to lift weights, stretch, eat healthily and keep a positive attitude. The authors have detailed advice for women in their 30s, 40s, and 50s. Throughout the book, you will read interviews with women who started exercising late in life. Reno began her own fitness journey at the age of 40. She has since become a swimsuit model and bestselling author. This book is informative and inspiring.
Anatomy of Exercise by Pat Manocchia
Having the correct posture and stance when exercising is essential. Otherwise, you won’t receive the full benefits of training. Pat Manocchia’s "Anatomy of Exercise" will help you maximize your workout. The book contains full-color illustrations of the male and female anatomy, with labels for each muscle. He details common movements, such as warm-ups, stretching and lifting weights. Each exercise has descriptions of correct starting positions, actions and movement path. Manocchia tells you the correct stance and common mistakes. Along with these descriptions, he has pictures of men and women performing the exercise. You can see which muscles will benefit from training. This book allows you to develop a routine based on your own needs. It is a fantastic resource for beginners and lifelong fitness enthusiasts.
Yoga Wisdom & Practice by B.K.S. Iyengar
Many people have found that yoga is a fantastic way to develop flexibility and strength. They report feeling calmer and more centered after each yoga session. B.K.S. Iyengar’s book, "Yoga Wisdom and Practice" will help you learn the postures and philosophy behind this popular method of exercise. Originally from India, Iyengar has been a Hatha Yoga teacher for 70 years. He founded the Iyengar Yoga Institute, which has locations around the globe. His book contains pictures and descriptions of yoga postures, along with helpful tips. He also answers common questions, such as which yoga props are most beneficial. Iyengar tells readers that he began his yoga practice to relieve health issues. Yoga helped him become flexible and more aware. Alignment and balance are key to his philosophy, hence his extensive use of props. You will also learn how yoga creates physical and mental discipline. Reading this book will feel like you are receiving a private tutorial with a world-renowned teacher. He gently educates and inspires readers to start their own yoga practice.