Exercise with Your Ears!

Autumn is creeping up on us, which means it’s the perfect temperature to exercise outside. If you want something new to listen to while cycling across the city’s paths, running next to a creek, testing your pull-up strength at one of the multiple outdoor fitness stations, or increasing your heart rate at Red Rocks, we’ve got you covered. Most listed titles are available as audio ebooks and may require you to download an app.

No Sweat: How the Simple Science of Motivation Can Bring You a Lifetime of Fitness by Michelle Segar

Is getting outside when your couch is calling to you the hardest part of this whole exercise thing? This audiobook will get you started with its practical four-point program, based on decades of research, that says willpower isn’t the fundamental difference why some people voluntarily wake up early to workout rather than hitting the snooze button. Stories of others who added exercise into their daily routine are included for inspiration and motivation!

Fitness Junkie by Lucy Sykes and Jo Piazza

Download this e-audiobook and you’ll be able to count laughter as a workout. If you’re looking to ease your way back outdoors after a summer of ice cream cones and milkshakes, this satire will distract you as you push through your first week’s efforts. Janey, CEO of a couture wedding dress firm, has to shed 30 pounds or lose her job. What begins small with barre classes spirals after she meets an ex-supermodel, now a shaman.

The First 20 Minutes: Surprising Science Reveals How We Can Exercise Better, Train Smarter, Live Longer by Gretchen Reynolds

Would you rather hear about the science behind how to exercise better? Listen to New York Times "Phys Ed" columnist Gretchen Reynolds to discover details on how to enhance your fitness program for both casual and serious exercisers. Reynolds takes a holistic approach, considering not only the physical but also the mental aspects needed. Spoiler alert: those strenuous classes aren’t necessary because we don’t need to exercise more. Simply standing while watching a short episode on Netflix or, if you want to push yourself, strolling for 20 minutes will make you healthier.

How Bad Do You Want It by Matt Fitzgerald

Triathlon athlete and endurance coach Matt Fitzgerald supports the assertion that endurance is not just a test of physicality but also a test of mental strength. That explains the triathlon quote: “Success in the sport is, above all else, about enduring suffering.” The ability to endure, he says, gives athletes with strong mental fitness an edge over those who may be physically stronger. Listen to interviews with elite runners, cyclists, rowing, and triathletes as you push your limits.

Search for other audio ebooks in Overdrive or in RBdigital. If you haven't downloaded Libby, the new Overdrive app, do it now! Hate waiting in lines? RBdigital almost always has audio ebooks available, no holds necessary. This blog post gives more information on how to get started.

Would you rather run as if the rhythm is gonna get you? Tune into Volume to listen to local music, whether you prefer electronic, hip-hop, punk, or world music. Stream or download for when you’re on the trails.

If you’re more of the type to exercise indoors with A/C, we’ve got you covered with books on CD.

Explore how meditation, inspirational music, and subliminal phrases can enhance your training or workout. Total Fitness Training, read by the author, Kelly Howell, can be used for any cardio activity.

If you want the athlete’s bible on how to reach your peak, no cheating necessary, hear about Tom Brady’s process in TB 12 Method: How to Achieve a Lifetime of Sustained Peak Performance, designed for all ages. Even if you never win a Super Bowl or a MVP award, you can follow Brady’s step-by-step guide for training, hydration, nutrition, supplements, recovery, and mental fitness.

Browse other options in our health section, around call number 613.7, or by searching our catalog.

Written by Dodie on September 17, 2018


Sonu on November 28, 2018


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