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Fitness and health books are a great source of information, wisdom and inspiration. We feature the best of the fitness books, health fitness books, nutrition books and diet and nutritions books that we have used and find valuable. If you would like to recommend a book, please send us an email howtobefit@aol.com

The Abs Diet: The Six-Week Plan to Flatten Your Stomach and Keep You Lean for Life
The Abs Diet
Whether you want to change your body to improve your health, your looks, your athletic performance, or your sex appeal, The Abs Diet offers a simple promise: if you follow this plan, you can accomplish your goal.
ABSolution
ABSolution
Shawn Phillips gives you everything you need to learn to build your own absolutely fantastic abs.
Lose Fat, Not Faith
Become the Journey
Jeremy Likness has literally rocked the weight loss industry. This book without question is a must for everyone's personal success library. Simply, Jeremy's material is outstanding. What he shares is such powerful wisdom that we all need to live a healthy fulfilled life. His material is a must for your personal success library
Body for Life: 12 Weeks to Mental and Physical Strength
Body for Life
Body for Life: 12 Weeks to Mental and Physical Strength details a 12-week program designed to get readers in shape, fast, using targeted weight training. Bill Phillips is one of bodybuilding's best-known gurus, and in this tremendously successful book he adapts traditional bodybuilding techniques to help ordinary people break through their fitness barriers. The legendary trainer provides a surefire strategy for developing the motivation and energy to rebuild your body and your life. ANNOTATION
Body for LifeŽ for Women: A Woman's Plan for Physical and Mental Transformation
Body for Life®
for Women
Body for Life For Women program is tailored just for women - to help them achieve dramatic weight loss and body-changing fitness in just 12 weeks! The #1 New York Times bestseller Body-for-Life helped millions of people the world over to build stronger bodies and enjoy a higher quality of life. Now Pamela Peeke, M.D., M.P.H., bestselling author of Fight Fat After Forty, adapts the unique insights of the Body-for-Life program to the specific hormonal, metabolic, and physiological requirements of women so they can achieve the same life-transforming results.
Body Intelligence: Lose Weight, Keep it Off, and Feel Great About Your Body without Dieting
Body Intelligence
Body Intelligence - This is the intelligent way to eat well, lose weight, and live life to the fullest. There are no rigid meal plans, no low-fat recipes, no carb and calorie counters. Instead, Body Intelligence offers a unique weight-control plan that goes to the root of most eating problems--the thought patterns that affect the way people eat, the way they see themselves, and the way they live. It's a complete, lifelong program that can open minds and transform bodies--without dieting.
Cooking Thin with Chef Kathleen: 200 Easy Recipes for Healthy Weight Loss
Cooking Thin
with Chef Kathleen
Cooking Thin with Chef Kathleen - You have to respect a chef who's gone from a size 22 to a size 8 on her own spa cuisine. Kathleen Daelemans, whose Cooking Thin show appears on the Food Network, did just that at her luxury spa restaurant in Maui, Hawaii, and got critical raves in the process. Whether you want to lose weight or just add some healthy recipes to your repertoire, you'll enjoy the 200 delicious-looking recipes in her book. At the spa, Chef Kathleen's rules were simple: No one had to weigh or measure food; the "d" word -- diet -- was never mentioned; and every meal or snack time was an opportunity to get in good calories. She uses the same approach in her book.
Core Performance: The Revolutionary Workout Program to Transform Your Body and Your Life
Core Performance
Core Performance: The Revolutionary Workout Program to Transform Your Body and Your Life - The first program that delivers strength and muscle mass, endurance and a lean body, balance and flexibility, athletic quickness and power -- all in less than an hour a day.
For an excerpt from Core Performance, click here
Core Performance Essentials: Twenty-Five Exercises to Create a Lean, Powerful, Injury-Resistant Physique for Life
Core Performance Essentials
Core Performance Essentials boils down fitness essentials into a quick, easy-to-follow routine that requires minimal equipment and can be done in a hotel room, family room-even an office. It offers the benefits of yoga-with exercises designed to improve flexibility, joint stability, and balance-yet it also demonstrates easy, necessary strength moves using just body weight.
For an excerpt from Core Performance Essentials, click here
Diet Simple: 192 Mental Tricks, Substitutions, Habits & Inspirations
Diet Simple
Katherine's Tallmadge's updated best-seller is chock-full of proven weight loss pointers backed by recent science and research. It also offers 29 new recipes -- including desserts and party foods -- and easy-to-follow tips for all.

Firefighter's Workout Book: The 30 Minute a Day Train-for-Life Program for Men and Women
Firefighter's
Workout Book
The Firefighter's Workout Book covers all aspects of fitness, including aerobic, strength, and flexibility training that can be tailored to meet individuals' varying fitness levels. Readers are shown how to set reasonable and attainable goals to help them stay motivated and focused.
The author, who was decorated for bravery three times, urges readers to set goals for themselves and to make the time to exercise. His advice is safe and inspiring, and the workout is easy to follow. Stefano even urges readers to be wary of exercise programs that promise quick results--yet he does promise that by following this workout readers will see a noticeable difference in their bodies within three months.
The Flavor Point Diet: The Delicious, Breakthrough Plan to Turn off Your Hunger and Lose the Weight for Good
The Flavor Point Diet
The research-proven new diet, based on sound medical science, that enables you to lose weight quickly, safely, and for life—simply by combining foods by the right flavors, at the right time! From Dr. David Katz, director of the prestigious Yale Prevention Research Center and medical correspondent at ABC News, comes a groundbreaking diet drawn from cutting-edge science that maximizes eating pleasure, optimizes health, and guarantees permanent weight loss. And it doesn't require any calorie counting or restrictions on food groups.
The Great American Detox Diet: 8 Weeks to Weight Loss and Well-Being
Great American
Detox Diet:
The Great American Detox Diet is really an "antidiet" book. It shows us that by detoxing our diets and learning to eat whole, healthful foods we can literally change our lives. Alex Jamieson shows us how to clean up our lives by replacing packaged foods with whole, fresh, healthful foods that will strengthen our systems, restore our vitality, and protect us from major illnesses and disease. She also gives us the dirt on what's really in that fast-food hamburger, microwavable dinner, or box of cookies, and encourages us to become "food detectives" so we can avoid the often-hidden ingredients that make processed food so unhealthy. For an excerpt from The Great American Detox Diet, click here
Healing Pain: The Innovative, Breakthrough Plan to Overcome Your Physical Pain and Emotional Suffering
Healing Pain
Healing Pain: The Innovative, Breakthrough Plan to Overcome Your Physical Pain and Emotional Suffering - An estimated 70 million Americans suffer from chronic pain, yet very few doctors know how to treat it. Ann Berger, MD, is determined to change all that. In Healing Pain, Dr. Berger:
• helps readers better describe their pain to their doctors-improving diagnosis and treatment
• shows how self-help efforts and spirituality can make a powerful difference in pain control
• explains which prescription and over-the-counter medications relieve pain and how to take them
• reveals the important roles that complementary therapies-like imagery, hypnosis, and acupuncture-play in managing chronic pain
• shares stories based on hundreds of case histories of dramatic healing through unexpected routes
For an excerpt from Healing Pain, click here
Heart Rate Monitor Book for Outdoor and Indoor Cyclists: A Heart Zone Training Program
Heart Rate Monitor Book for Cyclists
Two fitness experts team up to show cyclists how to optimize training by incorporating heart rate monitoring into their workouts. Provided are 25 workouts at three training levels; a heart rate chart showing the five zones athletes should target; information on indoor bikes and trainers; and a sample log book.
Heart Rate Monitor Workbook: For Outdoor and Indoor Cyclists
Heart Rate Monitor Workbook For Cyclists
Written by two premier fitness experts and set up in a friendly workbook format, this book provides training rides in three fitness categories. Each workout includes a description of the ride and its purpose, a heart rate chart showing the five heart zones athletes should shoot for, the total number of heart zone training points, and a profile of the workout.
Sally Edwards' Heart Zone Training
Heart Zone Training
Designed to work for all sports and at all levels, from beginners through high-performance athletes, this collection of groundbreaking techniques from a top competitor in the Ironman Triathlons includes tips on setting up an exercise program, lowering body fat, and increasing strength and stamina.
The High Performance Heart: Effective Training for Health, Fitness and Competition with the Heart Rate Monitor
The High Performance Heart
At last, scientific training methods are within reach of the average athlete. You can break with the fallacy of 'No pain, No gain.' Equally useful for competitive athletes, coaches and those whose athletic ambitions are limited to the search for fitness and wellbeing, this book shows how to set up specific training schedules that require less time and drudgery while achieving much more than conventional training regimens.
High School Healthy Hearts in the Zone
High School Healthy Hearts in the Zone
If you are teaching children and youth lifetime physical and health education, this is the only heart-based curriculums on the market. The book is a teacher and coaches’ guide. The book includes lesson plans, workouts, fitness testing, circuit training, and how to buy and to select monitors.
Lean, Long and Strong: The 6-Week Strength-Training, Fat-Burning Program for Women
Lean, Long and Strong:
Lean, Long and Strong - Personal trainer Wini Linguvic offers a nice, well-rounded strength training program for women that's easy to follow with plenty of variety. This book will appeal to all levels of exercisers, since she's thoughtfully divided each program according to fitness level.
For an excerpt from Lean, Long and Strong, click here
Lean Mom, Fit Family: The Six Week Plan to a Slimmer You and a Healthier Family
Lean Mom, Fit Family
Lean Mom, Fit Family: The Six Week Plan to a Slimmer You and a Healthier Family - Lean Mom, Fit Family is a 6-week plan for moms who want to slim down, shape up, and bring their families along for the fun. Readers start by taking a quiz that allows them to track their progress throughout the 6-week program. They'll then take simple actions to improve their scores and reshape their health. From Sena's favorite ways to get families moving to easy meal planning, including 50 great-tasting, slim-down recipes, this motivational and easy-to-follow 6-week plan will improve the whole family's fitness--one member at a time.
For an excerpt from Lean Mom, Fit Family, click here
Look Great at Any Age: Defy Aging, Slim Down, and Optimize Health in Just Sixty Minutes a Week
Look Great
at Any Age
Look Great at Any Age - In this generously illustrated paperback, Brad Schoenfeld, shows women how to look youthful and buff in just 60 minutes a week. In Look Great at Any Age, he adapts his High-Energy Fitness program to the specific health and fitness needs of maturing women. Schoenfeld emphasizes the importance of strength training for all women because of his belief that toning muscle through weight training is the most efficient way to enhance bone strength and accelerate fat burning. More than 100 photographs help readers to coach themselves through these invigorating workouts.
Look Great Naked: Slim Down, Shape up and Tone Your Trouble Zones in Just 15 Minutes a Day
Look Great Naked
Look Great Naked - Hate looking in the mirror at those pesky trouble zones? Now with just 15 minutes of exercise a day, your abs, buttocks, and thighs can be slimmer, firmer, and shapelier, allowing you to walk by that mirror with pride.
Look Great Naked explains and illustrates the author, Brad Schoenfeld's, acclaimed High Energy Fitness system of training that gives every woman the ability to improve her appearance-and overall fitness. Both informational and inspirational, Look Great Naked provides cutting-edge advice to help a woman reach her physical potential.
Marathoning for Mortals: A Regular Person's Guide to the Joy of Running or Walking a Half-Marathon or Marathon
Marathoning for Mortals
In Marathoning for Mortals, you'll find the courage to train, the willpower to persevere, and the tenacity to finish one mile after another. Once considered a feat for superhuman athletes, the marathon is now within every mortal's grasp. Former couch potato John Bingham has joined forces with coach Jenny Hadfield to create a winning plan that works for every mortal -- even you. John & Jenny stick with you every step of the way, from your first insecure thoughts to your last-minute jitters to your supreme joy at the finish line.
Marathon: The Ultimate Training Guide
Marathon: The Ultimate Training Guide: Advice, Plans, and Programs
Marathon: The Ultimate Training Guide
Hal Higdon has written the most successful book ever for marathon runners. A bestseller now in its third edition, this book of training advice not only will get you to and through your first marathon but will also guarantee success in marathons to come. Whether your goal is to finish, to set a personal record, or to qualify for the Boston Marathon, Higdon will show you how.
Micromiracles: Discover the Healing Power of Enzymes
Micromiracles
Micromiracles: Discover the Healing Power of Enzymes - The only definitive resource on enzyme therapy by the nation's leading expert, a pioneering medical doctor who has used enzymes to treat allergies, asthma, fatigue, chronic pain, and many other ailments-with astonishing success! The scientific evidence continues to mount, pointing to enzyme deficiencies as the cause of a vast majority of health problems. In this important, groundbreaking book, Dr. Ellen Cutler-who has been prescribing enzymes to her patients, and taking them herself for more than 20 years-shows readers how to assess their bodies' unique enzyme needs and create totally personalized enzyme regimens.
No Sweat Exercise Plan: A Harvard Medical School Book
No Sweat
The No Sweat Exercise Plan: A Harvard Medical School Book - A leading Harvard Medical School doctor introduces his innovative exercise plan that helps you lose weight through your day-to-day activities. Media coverage of health and fitness is at an all-time high. Everyone wants to be fit and healthy but not everyone has the time, energy, or motivation to hit the gym or do laps around the track. "Light" exercise has been recommended by doctors for years, but no one knew how much was enough to make a difference. The No Sweat Exercise Plan offers you a unique point system for tracking how much exercise you are really doing, and giving you a goal to achieve each week.
Nutrient Timing: The Future of Sports Nutrition
Nutrient Timing
Nutrient Timing: The Future of Sports Nutrition - In Nutrient Timing, exercise physiologist John Ivy, Ph.D., and biochemist Robert Portman, Ph.D., argue that when athletes eat is as important as what they eat. Citing dozens of recent studies, they make a solid case. Although Nutrient Timing is aimed primarily at an audience of strength athletes, there is a lot of information in the book that is valuable to endurance athletes as well. Most endurance athletes are aware that it's beneficial to drink a carbohydrate sports drink during exercise. But according to the authors of Nutrient Timing, there are many other beneficial ways to use nutrition during and after exercise that most endurance athletes don't know about.
The Pain-Free Back: 6 Simple Steps to End Pain and Reclaim Your Active Life
The Pain-Free Back
The Pain-Free Back: 6 Simple Steps to End Pain and Reclaim Your Active Life - Whether it's the result of injury, arthritis, or an intense game of tennis, back pain is an all-too-common cause of serious discomfort that can debilitate even your most dedicated effort to maintain a healthy and active lifestyle. It doesn't have to be that way. Dr. Harris McIlwain has devoted his career to bringing relief to those who suffer from back pain and arthritis, and in The Pain-Free Back, he shares his clinically proven six-step program for achieving and maintaining a healthy back. With Dr. McIlwain as your guide, you'll be able to identify what's feeding your pain and, more important, how to eliminate it without expensive medical procedures. Anyone who experiences back pain will find this an essential aid to recovering a full and active life.
Power of 10: The Once-A-Week Slow Motion Fitness Revolution
Power of 10
A Week's Worth of Exercise in a Single Workout? "People don't believe it. Then they try it. Then they recruit their friends." Power-of-10, the revolutionary slow motion fitness system that will transform your body and the way you think about exercise, rest, and nutrition forever.
Precision Heart Rate Training
Precision Heart Rate Training
Fine-tune your workout intensity! Precision Heart Rate Training fully explains why and how to train with a heart rate monitor. Editor Ed Burke introduces the basic concepts of heart rate training. Then an all-star panel of experts explains how to design and use training programs for seven different sports and activities.
Ready, Set, Go! Synergy Fitness for Time-Crunched Adults
Ready, Set, Go!
Synergy Fitness
Discover how to release your fitness hormone and tap into the most powerful body fat cutting, muscle toning, energy creating, anti-aging substance known in science. Your body makes it--releasing it has been the secret--until now.
Runner's World Complete Book of Running: Everything You Need to Run for Fun, Fitness and Competition
Runner's World Complete Book of Running
The sport of running is ever changing, be it the shoes we wear or the goals we set, the training methods we use or the role models we emulate. But there is one constant: For more than 30 years, Runner's World magazine has been recognized worldwide as the leading authority on running. Now, the collective wisdom of some of the most savvy running writers and editors can be found in one book. Whether you are a beginner or veteran runner, here is advice -- both timeless and cutting-edge -- guaranteed to maximize your performance and pleasure.
Runner's World Complete Book of Women's Running: The Best Advice to Get Started, Stay Motivated, Lose Weight, Run Injury-Free, Be Safe, and Train for Any Distance
Runner's World Complete Book of Women's Running
Packed with how-to advice, tips, strategies, and more than 100 photos, the Runner's World Complete Book of Women's Running brings the sport to life through the eyes of dozens of women runners of all ages and abilities. They share their stories in testimonials and personal accounts throughout the book, providing insight, encouragement, and motivation to what the author, Dagny Scott, calls that "special sorority on the roads."
Runner's Yoga Book

Runner's Yoga Book
A comprehensive approach to fitness that will improve performance and prevent common injuries by teaching the athlete how to develop body awareness, balance strength and flexibility, improve concentration, increase energy, and manage stress. Over 400 photos and illustrations show students at various levels of experience. Includes routines for 21 other sports. "Precise, practical, and specific - an ideal home companion."--Runner's World..
Smart Eating
Smart Eating
Smart Eating

In this companion volume to his best-selling Smart Exercise, America's most famous health crusader teams with Ronda Gates to show you how to achieve and maintain your ideal weightwithout ever dieting. The secret is choosing the right foods, and the authors tell you exactly how to determine what your body needs. Especially useful is the unique Smart Eating Food Target: this simple graphic, which grades foods according to their fat and fiber content, is a handy way to remember all you need to know about the best foods for you. Smart Eating is right for everyone - men and women, vegetarians, people with weight problems, athletes, healthy people who just want to eat smart. And the 200 recipes specifically keyed to the Food Target make it easy to prepare and cook meals that are as nutritious as they are tasty.
The Sonoma Diet
The Sonoma Diet
The Sonoma Diet - Inspired by the sun-drenched foods and vibrant lifestyle of California's breathtakingly beautiful wine country, The Sonoma Diet is a surefire weight loss plan based on wholesome, satisfying, flavorful meals. Here's the perfect answer for diet dropouts frustrated by low-carb and low-fat diets. Instead of depriving you of the balanced nourishment you need, The Sonoma Diet emphasizes readily available Power Foods (like whole grain breads and sweet berries) that deliver heart-protective nutrients with a minimum of calories. And you'll eat these foods in smart combinations that boost their health benefits, their flavor, and your weight loss success. Your days of struggling with those extra pounds are about to end. Welcome to The Sonoma Diet, where eating for weight loss and pleasure is a satisfying lifestyle.
Nancy Clark's Sports Nutrition Guidebook
Sports Nutrition Guidebook
Nancy Clark's Sports Nutrition Guidebook - Readers will be able to create winning diets. But they won't spend hours in the kitchen, give up eating out or totally avoid fast food. The nation's leading sports nutritionist tells you how to get the maximum benefit from the foods you choose with customized eating plans. You'll learn how to eat before games or tournaments and how to eat afterward for optimal recovery. Clark covers current food, drink, and sport supplement options and explains which are best - and why - based on individual energy expenditure. She also gives advice on trendy diet alternatives like the Zone, Atkins, thermogenics, and Ultra Slim-Fast.
Strength Training Past 50
Strength Training
Past 50
As one of the out-of-former-shape, over-50 guys targeted by this excellent workbook, I found the hard-hitting, enthusiastic, fact-packed introduction to be very interesting, highly informative, and a powerful motivator.
Triple Whammy Cure: The Breakthrough Women's Health Program for Feeling Good Again in 3 Weeks
Triple Whammy Cure
The Triple Whammy Cure - Is this your life? You've been feeling just plain awful for far too long -- depressed, exhausted, achy, stressed-out, bloated, and forgetful. In fact, you're beginning to find it hard to remember the last time you felt really well -- or even just okay. So you go to the doctor -- perhaps even a series of doctors -- who tell you either that your test results are normal and you're fine or that you have to learn to live with your symptoms. Maybe they even prescribe medications that don't help or that knock you out with side effects. You're fed up. You want your health back. If this sounds familiar, read on. For an excerpt from The Triple Whammy Cure, click here
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