You’ve probably heard someone say that knowledge is power. We find that statement to be extremely true. One of the most reliable ways to access helpful information—tips and tools that can improve your quality of life—is by reading books.
So, if you and/or your spouse have been thinking about becoming more physically fit, you might be wondering if there is a marriage fitness book on the market that can assist you. Well, there is a book entitled Marriage Fitness: 4 Steps to Building & Maintaining Phenomenal Love by Mort Fertel. There’s also Emotional Fitness for Couples: 10 Minutes a Day to a Better Relationship by Barton Goldsmith, Ph.D. However, the first is a marriage fitness book about how to improve your marriage from a holistic perspective and the other is an emotional fitness read. Neither deal specifically with the body.
That’s not to say that there aren’t some other fitness books out on the market that you and your spouse can gain a lot of wisdom from. Below, we’ve enclosed a list of five that we feel every couple should add to their personal physical fitness library.
1) You Are Your Own Gym: The Bible Of Bodyweight Exercises For Men And Women (Mark Lauren). What’s awesome about this particular book is it shows you how to do some effective exercising without spending a ton of money on a gym membership. Plus, there are applicable tips for both men and women. The key message from You Are Your Own Gym is to do simple things on a consistent basis in order to achieve maximum results.
2) 8 Steps to a Pain-Free Back: Natural Posture Solutions for Pain in the Back, Neck, Shoulder, Hip, Knee, and Foot (Esther Gokhale). Did you know that approximately 90 percent of Americans battle with some type of back pain? And when your back is not feeling right, it’s hard to exercise, enjoy intimacy or get into top physical condition. That’s why 8 Steps to a Pain-Free Back is also on our list. When your back (and spine) are in good shape, you are well on your way to getting the rest of your body up to par.
3) Better Each Day: 365 Expert Tips for a Healthier, Happier You (Jessica Cassity). We can certainly understand if you and your spouse’s schedule is so hectic that there isn’t a ton of time for reading. If that is indeed the case, Better Each Day is basically like a fitness devotional in the sense that you’ll get helpful tips for the mind, body and spirit for each day of the year. You can read it while you’re brushing your teeth or having breakfast in the morning; that makes getting into shape so much easier to do.
4) Foodist: Using Real Food and Real Science to Lose Weight Without Dieting (Darya Pino Rose). If you and your spouse are looking to shed a few pounds but you’re so sick of the world of dieting, Foodist just might be able to help. It walks you through how to eat healthy and ultimately lose weight without abandoning any one food category. It also provides some tips on how to effectively incorporate food and exercise into your overall weight loss program.
5) The Forest Feast: Simple Vegetarian Recipes from My Cabin in the Woods (Erin Gleeson). Whether you and your partner are vegetarians, you want to do a natural body cleanse or you simply want to add a cookbook to your marriage fitness book collection, The Forest Feast is a perfect addition. That’s because it’s chocked full of all kinds of unique and tasty recipes from watermelon mozzarella salad to asparagus tarts. Plus, there are pictures and preparation techniques too. All in all, this book a delightful way to get excited about eating right and getting into peak physical fitness condition.
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