I’ve been doing a lot of reading, lately and recently subscribed to GoodReads to keep track of my books. I’m totally hooked!
Among its many cool features, GoodReads let me create SmarterFitter bookshelf to keep track of all the books that make me wanna be, well, smarter and fitter. Classic favorites include David Swenson’s Ashtanga Yoga: The Practice Manual, Bob Anderson’s Book of Stretching, and Michael Pollen’s Omnivore’s Dilemma.
This little exercise brought to mind how much more I rely on the Internet for fitness information rather than books. That’s kind of crazy, don’t you think? Sure, there are plenty of dubious books out there, but I’m definitely up for expanding my horizons with some literature that has at least been subject to some form of peer review.
So help me out here folks: what are your favorite health and fitness books?
I’m up for anything, and I’m super++ up for any books on strength training (without use of machines or fancy equipment), nutrition, swimming and cycling. And of course, if YOU’VE had a book published, let’s here about it. I invite you to pimp you’re warez in the comments!
And if you’re a GoodReads user, feel free to add me as a contact. See you in the stacks!