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Get healthy and fit: An audiobook roundup

Candace is a full-time freelance book editor whose clients include both major publishing firms and prominent independent presses. She is also a freelance book reviewer and journalist, covering books in a wide range of genres. When she's ...

Listen your way to a new you

January is the month of new beginnings and fresh starts. Almost everyone hopes the new year will bring better health and fitness. Why not learn by listening? Audiobooks offer the easiest way to get motivated for making important changes.

The Body Fat Solution
The Body Fat SolutionBy Tom Venuto
Read by L. J. Ganser (10 hours)

The subtitle of Tom Venuto's The Body Fat Solution sums up this audiobook well: Five Principles for Burning Fat, Building Lean Muscle, Ending Emotional Eating, and Maintaining Your Perfect Weight. Venuto's goal is to move us away from the concept of dieting and toward the idea of eating good foods in moderation. After teaching us how to have a more healthful relationship with food, he takes us out of the kitchen into the gym, where he guides us through exercises designed to burn fat and build muscle. Venuto's motivating message and tips are read by L. J. Ganser, who takes a conversational tone, making us feel as if we were being helped by a friend. A printable exercise guide comes with the audiobook.


The Vitamin D Cure
The Vitamin D Cureby James Dowd and Diane Stafford
Read by Kevin Pierce (6 hours, 30 minutes)

Making sure your diet includes enough vitamin D is not a fad — it's a current recommendation from most mainstream doctors. But knowing how much of the vitamin to take and in which form can be confusing. James Dowd and Diane Stafford's The Vitamin D Cure has the answers. The authors not only give us advice on supplementation and planning meals, but they also outline the many benefits of this important nutrient. You likely know that vitamin D plays a role in bone health, but did you know that it's also a cancer preventative and helps with weight loss and pain management? Kevin Pierce's clear and expressive voice makes this fascinating audiobook accessible to everyone. Don't forget to print out the accompanying reference guide.


Never Goin' Back: Winning the Weight-Loss Battle for Good
Never Goin' BackBy Al Roker
Read by Al Roker (6 hours, 45 minutes)

Whether you have 10 pounds to lose or 150, you'll be inspired Al Roker's often difficult journey to his present healthy weight. The well-known TV weatherman weighed more than 300 pounds when he finally made up his mind to change his lifestyle for good. In his new memoir, Never Goin' Back, Roker shares his lifelong struggle with the scale and with food. Because he reads the audiobook himself, we immediately connect to Roker as he openly talks about his many failures with popular diets and then shares how he finally found success. His innate sense of humor and his personal experiences make this memoir the ultimate motivational listen for all of us who wants to discover our slimmer selves.


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