Sunday, April 17, 2011

Fit Soul Fit Body by Brant Secunda and Mark Allen

Publisher: Benbella Books
Age Group: Adult
Rating: 4/5
Source: Publisher

From setting appropriate goals for each type of fitness to learning how to feed both body and soul, this ground-breaking guide goes beyond the typical health mantras—eat right, exercise regularly, reduce stress—and explores the emotional and physical obstacles to corporeal and spiritual fitness. Based on the immensely successful training of a six-time Ironman triathlete by a renowned Huichol Indian healer, this handbook seeks to remedy the conspicuous absence of spirituality in typical Western exercise regimens by explaining how to incorporate the divine into everyday exercises and why the two issues are inexorably linked. After years of respective training, both parties realized that the art of prayer and its signature mindfulness could increase not only one’s physical abilities but also the mind, and that fitness wasn’t just a matter of good cardiovascular health and strong muscles. Whether training for intense competition or just reaching fitness goals, this indispensable resource discusses how to exceed mental limitations and become successful in any physical, emotional, or spiritual journey.

This book was amazing. It's really a helpful guide for anyone in getting over stress and taking a stand and doing something. The way Brant and Mark wrote this book was a very easy read and while reading it, I found myself taking out sticky notes and sticking them on the pages so I could remember some of their advice.

Don't shy away from this book because it's a self help book. It's good for anyone. Being a high school student about to go to college, is very stressful and so many things are happening right now and this book helped me realize how to take things slowly and take the stress away from very small things.

It also has a meal guide. There are times when I'm in a big rush and I don't eat breakfast, but in this book there is a sample breakfast, lunch and diner menu for a one week which can help you get on track. Overall, I enjoyed this book a lot and would reccomend this book to anyone because it truly is a great book.

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