Perhaps you might have noticed an omission from last week’s post, my Top 10 Health and Fitness Gifts for 2011.
I purposely left off books. I decided that books deserved their own list. If not, books would have easily been three quarters of my top gifts. So here’s my top 10 Health and Fitness Books to round out your gift giving this holiday season.
- Weight Training For Dummies: You need a basic vocabulary to work with when starting to weight train. This book helped me build mine and it will help you build yours.
- Tosca Reno’s Eat Clean Cookbook: The first entry on this list from Tosca Reno, this cookbook is gorgeous and full of yummy clean eating snacks and meals.
- The Body Fat Solution: Tom Venuto is a smart man.This book first works to debunk myths about fat and food. Then he gives you the specifics to clean up your nutrition and kick start your workouts. This book is not for your experienced athlete but perfect for those starting their quest for transformation.
- The Female Body Breakthrough: Love this book that speaks to women and our unique issues. The circuits will change your definition of cardio forever.
- Your Best Body Now: The second entry from Tosca Reno. Age is just a number. Let her give you the right strategies for your best body now, no matter what your age.
- The Best of Clean Eating: If you didn’t catch on to Clean Eating Magazine when it first hit the stands, then catch up with this best of cookbook. All the favorites from issues past plus a collection of new recipes.
- Diabetic Athlete’s Handbook: While this book may be for a very specific audience, it is essential for any diabetic athlete. Written for all diabetics (type 1 and 2), it guides you on eating, medication and recovery for all types of exercise using science and the first hand experience of other diabetic athletes.
- The Vegetarian Sport’s Nutrition Guide: Being an athlete and being a vegetarian are not opposites, as many people might think. Tweak your nutrition with tips from Sports Dietician Dr. Nancy Clark.
- The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Meditation: Stress is the enemy for health and fat loss. Learn tips to bring calm and mindfulness to your life.
- The Omnivore’s Dilemma: If you care about your body, you need to care about what you put into it. This book explores food at a whole new level, making you question some of those “better” choices you’re making today.
As a bonus, I have a copy of The Body Fat Solution to give away to one lucky reader. All you have to do is leave a comment on the blog, telling me what book I missed you would add to this list. Open to U.S. residents only. All comments must be posted to the blog by 10 p.m. CST Tuesday December 8. One entry per person, although you can post as many comments as you like. Winner will be chosen at random and notified via this post as well as email when possible. Good luck!