Looking for a program to lead you to a path to improved health and fitness in 2014? Check out these five new books to get you on the right track.
Men Don't Diet, Men Refuel (Harmony Books)
John La Puma MD, a board-certified practicing internist, TV personality and New York Times best-selling author, offers a 24-day eating plan to shed fat, boost testosterone and pump up strength and stanima. The book is based on a program that has helped men lose weight, boost energy, improve sleep and enhance erectile function.
Quick Strength for Runners (VeloPress)
In “Quick Strength for Runners,” running coach and personal trainer Jeff Horowitz outlines a smart strength-training plan in which runners, in less than an hour a week, can learn how to strengthen their core and key running muscles to build a better runner’s body and help prevent injuries.
Endurance Sports Nutrition, Third Edition (Human Kinetics)
Sports dietitian and former elite runner Suzanne Girard Eberle has updated her respected guide to endurance fueling. The third edition includes meal planning recommendations for vegetarian athletes and those with food allergies and intolerances as well as profiles, advice from elite endurance athletes and strategies for avoiding the most common pitfalls of training.
Racing Weight Cookbook (VeloPress)
In 2009, fitness writer Matt Fitzgerald came out with his five-step plan for endurance athletes to get leaner and lighter in “Racing Weight,” and now a companion cookbook written with registered dietician Georgie Fear includes more than 100 recipes and tips galore for athletes who want to enjoy great-tasting meals while managing their weight.
Healthy You: 14 Days to Quick And Permanent Weight Loss and a Healthier, Happier You (Healthy You Ventures)
Dawna Stone, the founder of Women’s Running magazine, offers up an easy-to-follow road map to help you reach an ideal weight and a healthier lifestyle. Whether you’re trying to lose a few pounds or are a constant dieter struggling to drop weight, “Healthy You” offers insights on how to develop wholesome eating habits that will lead to permanent weight loss.