Books are such a gift. Aside from that chocolate crispy layer of an ice cream cake, there is NOTHING better on this planet than listening to a great book while going for a nice walk.
It doesn’t hurt that this is my view:
Audiobooks and Podcasts
Audiobooks and podcasts are FANTASTIC tools when it comes to achieving your fitness goals. This is especially true if you’re not the biggest fan of exercise. For more details on why, check out my post on Temptation Bundling and also my Serial Challenge for Gym Haters.
You don’t have to suffer while you exercise. If you keep a healthy diet, a nice walk with a book is just fine to keep you in shape.
- For awkward people – You’ll always have new things to talk about
- For premature geriatrics – Music is loud
- For people who hate exercise – A compelling book means a 30 minute walk becomes two hours
- For people who want to impress other people – Your friends will wonder how you got so fit AND so smart
Pro-tip: If you’re buying from Audible.com, listen to a sample first. Make sure you like the narration.
Pro-pro-tip: Audiobooks are expensive. Many local libraries provide free remote access to a wide variety of audiobooks. Call your library to find out if they offer this service.
Here is my audio-reading list from the past few months:
- “Bold” by Peter Diamandis and Steven Kotler
- “The Omnivore’s Dilemma” by Michael Pollan
- “In Defense of Food” by Michael Pollan
- “Go Wild” by John Ratey & David Perlmutter
- “Thinking in Pictures” by Temple Grandin
- “The Autistic Brain” by Temple Grandin
I highly recommend any of the books from this list. I especially enjoyed the Temple Grandin books.
If you have any recommendations, I’d love to hear. My preference is non-fiction, but I’m open.
And now, for my walk 🙂
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