One of my non-fitness goals for the New Year is to stop buying so many books but that can be difficult when part of your job is to keep up and review the latest trends in your industry and in my case, that’s health and fitness. I have tried, however, to read more from my Kindle especially since I’m running out of bookshelf space. There are so many great books that have been published recently not to mention a long list of great ebooks and audio books. So the question is, what are you looking to read to start the New Year off? Here are a few titles that you may be interested in and for a more complete list please look here.
Faster, Higher, Stronger: How Sports Science Is Creating a New Generation of Super-athletes and What We Can Learn from Them, by Mark McClusky. I just finished this book and it was excellent – I have recommended it to many. McClusky is a veteran journalist who is also a working-class athlete. He does a great job at taking you behind the scenes of what some of the top athletes are trying and willing to do to improve their sports performance level.
Your Atomic Self: The Invisible Elements That Connect You to Everything Else in the Universe by Curt Stager I have just started this but it should be a great read. Dr. Stager is a science journalist who has published a number of books and peer-reviewed journal articles. There are many interesting science-based facts that will grab your attention, like the one I tweeted today. I could not agree more with his comment: “the better you understand the world in atomic terms, the richer your experiences may become.”
A study by an Italian researcher recently put the number of cells in the human body at 37 trillion.
— Michael Wood Fitness (@michaelwoodspg) January 11, 2015