Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free. – John 8:32

One of the best ways to stay on track is by exposing yourself to information about the things you want to change. Simply put: knowledge can set you free. Below you will find a growing list of resources to immerse yourself in.

 

My goal is to sift through the hype to bring you holistic information on your health. With that being said, it’s still important to eat the meat and spit out the bones.  To avoid becoming overwhelmed with the massive world of fitness and nutrition, I suggest that you start by selecting a podcast and listening during your drive to work.

 

 

Now go build your fitness story by transforming the way you feel and the way you lead.

Helpful Resources

Stretching

True to Form, Dr. Eric Goodman UNISEX

For back and other debilitating aches and pains. These stretches will correct your posture and wake up sleeping muscles. This is a quote from the book:

“More specifically, we move in ways contrary to how our bodies are naturally constructed and equipped for us to move. Many of us endure chronic pain precisely because we do not understand how to live correctly inside the efficiently designed bodies we are born into.”

This book is an operating manual on how to live correctly in the body God gave you. 

Forever Painless, Miranda Esmonde-White* UNISEX

From the book:
The root of nearly all pain is movement—or lack thereof. We need to move our bodies to refresh, nourish, and revitalize our cells. Without physical activity, our cells become stagnant and decay, accelerating the aging process and causing pain.”

This book will heal aches and prevent them. Your body needs to be stretched everyday.

Weightlifting

Bigger Leaner Stronger, Micheal Matthews* MEN

Thinner Leaner Stronger, Micheal Mathews* WOMEN

Nutrition

Food & Mood, Elizabeth Somer & Nancy Snyerman* UNISEX

Did you know your gut is filled with neurons? That’s why you literally are what you eat. Studies show that mood and behavior are linked to your stomach.

Made to Crave, Lysa Terkeurst WOMEN

“Made to Crave is the missing link between a woman’s desire to be healthy and the spiritual empowerment necessary to make that happen. The reality is we were made to crave. Craving isn’t a bad thing. But we must realize God created us to crave more of him.”

General

Tools of Titans, Tim Ferris (Part 1: Healthy) UNISEX

For inspiration, experimentation, cutting edge fitness science, and lots of resources. Use this book with caution. Some experiments conducted in this book were monitored by professionals.

Simply put: This book will inspire you on all levels of life. 

All Day Energy Diet, Yuri Elkaim UNISEX

Two quick ways to gauge your overall health is your resting heart rate and your energy level. This book will help you double your energy in a week. 

Ben Greenfiled Fitness

Endurance athlete, world renown trainer, and holistic fitness guru. Ben’s podcast is a one stop place to get the latest and greatest in the fitness and nutrition world. Ben is also a Christian and his podcast is family friendly.

The Nutrition Diva

Upgrade your eating habits with these quick tips. The host, Monica Reinagel is devoted to bringing you the truth about nutrition.   

The Rich Roll Podcasts

Vegan endurance athlete Rich Roll interviews people with incredible fitness and nutrition testimonies.

The School of Greatness*

Hosted by Lewis Howes, former professional athlete, author, and lifestyle entrepreneur. This is a mixture of inspirational stories and wisdom from the business and health world.

Beginners Weight Training UNISEX


Turn Your garage into a gym with minimal equipment UNISEX


Common mistakes to avoid UNISEX

 

 

Body Weight Training

 

Weight Training Without Weights!  WOMEN 


The Ultimate Beginner’s Machine Workout WOMEN

Darebee UNISEX

Body-weight Training for everyone and an invaluable archive of image driven body-weight exercise routines.

Intermittent Fasting UNISEX:
From a Freedom You article: 

Why does fasting have such a powerful effect on healing the body? In the fasting state, the body scours for dead cells, damaged tissues, fatty deposits, tumors and abscesses, all of which are burned for fuel or expelled as waste. Diseased cells are dissolved in a systematic manner, leaving healthy tissue. The result is through the cleansing of the tubes, membranes and cellular structures. Ingestion of mucus-forming foods clogs the body’s microscopic tubes and membranes, all of which are the highways used by the immune system.”

If you can’t measure it, you can’t improve it. – Peter Drucker

 

In our busy American life, it’s hard to track everything. But when you can it leads to knowledge that inspires true long-lasting change. I recommend putting on the calendar periods of tracking calories, macro-nutrients, or both.

 

 

My Fitness Pal

Awesome calorie tracker

 

My Plate

Track your macro-nutrients instead of or along with your calories.

 

Strong

Weightlifting tracker

 

Run-keeper

Track your runs and share with friends. Accountability is a gift!

In the near future we will be viewing these documentaries as a staff, but if you would like to get started you can stream these on Netflix.

 

Forks Over Knives
Super Size Me
Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead
Hungry for Change
Fed Up
The Sugar Film

 


*I have not reviewed this content yet. I selected this content based on research, reviews, and the holistic approach.