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Get Motivated to Live a Healthy Life

Sometimes getting fit is as much a mental game as a physical one. If you are looking to get (or keep) your brain in the game of living a healthier life, here are some books to add to your night table reading.

Strong: Nine Workout Programs for Women to Burn Fat, Boost Metabolism, and Build Strength for Life

Available in hardcover on November 10, 2015, this book by Lou Schuler and Alwyn Cosgrove offers a comprehensive exercise program for women who want to maximize their bodies’ potential and fully develop their strength. The second book by Schuler and Cosgrove, Strong gives women a variety of total-body workouts, with detailed instructions for more than 100 exercises, as well as sound nutritional information—not another trendy fad diet.

My Fight / Your Fight

Looking for a fitness book to inspire? Famed judo Olympic medalist and UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey (with the help of contributing writer Maria Burns Ortiz) shares her life story, including how she handled the early loss of her father. As Rousey writes in the book opening, “Once you’ve conquered the worst things that could happen, there is no need to fear the unknown.”

The Oxygen Advantage: The Simple, Scientifically Proven Breathing Techniques for a Healthier, Slimmer, Faster, and Fitter You

No matter what your physical condition, we all breathe. Trainer Patrick McKeown, who has worked with many Olympic and professional athletes, shares his knowledge and insight about how simply breathing better can improve your health and well-being. His scientifically backed Body Oxygen Level Test (BOLT) determines how well your body is using oxygen to start. Then McKeown shares breathing exercises to improve your oxygen efficiency. His techniques have been shown to increase athletic performance, improve sleep and help maintain weight loss.

Runner’s World Meals on the Run: 150 energy-packed recipes in 30 minutes or less

Whether you are a runner or not, Joanna Sayago Golub’s new recipe book will be sure to inspire your next meal time. The energy-packed recipes are not only good for you, but also are quick and easy to prepare. Each of the 150 options are marked to let you quickly determine if they fit in with your special dietary needs—vegetarian, vegan, low-calorie or gluten-free. And if you are a runner, these satisfying and fresh-focused choices will help fuel you to go the distance during your next run.