Monday, February 25, 2013

A Girl's Guide to Fitting in Fitness by Erin Whithead and Jennipher Walters

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A Girl's Guide to Fitting in Fitness 
by Erin Whithead and Jennipher Walters
128 pages
Non-Fiction Fitness
NetGalley Zest Books
March 2013 

Book Jacket Summary
Whether you’re the MVP of your basketball team, an occasional jogger, or a self-acknowledged couch potato, The Girl’s Guide to Fitting in Fitness has practical advice that you can really use. The book is organized just like a typical teenager’s school week, and shows how easy it is to wake up earlier and sharper (using yoga and relaxation techniques), eat healthier foods, and use the little in-between moments of your day—like the commute to school, or the time between classes—to incorporate a little bit of physical activity that will make a big difference. Additionally, the book includes:
Sample workouts for the morning, the school day, and the summer and weekends
Sidebars packed with special advice, information, and tips for healthier living
Quotes from other teens about how they fit fitness in
Illustrations for all of the workouts and advice In this fun and practical guide, the writing duo behind offers a real-world teen guide that’s sure to help even the most devoted TV-addict lead a fitter, healthier, and happier life—without the need for a gym or fancy exercise equipment.

My Thoughts
"If we could go back in time, what would we want to tell ourselves back in high school about living a truly healthy life style?"
This is something I wish I could go back and discuss with myself. I know we all wish we could talk to our younger self and instill some wisdom but Erin Whithead and Jennipher Walters hope to impart that wisdom with other teens. They want teens to find the right motivations when it comes to their health and fitness. I love their idea of "being motivated by your need to be the best version of yourself, not someone else." Teens have a false sense of how they look because of magazines and the way they Photoshop pictures. We should all strive to be the healthiest we can be and not strive for something we could never obtain.
Erin Whithead and Jennipher Walters give teens a basics of a fitness plan with the warm up, cardio, strength, flexibility, stretching, and the cool down. They should "set small goals and build up over time." They also recommend what to have for your workout from clothes, shoes, sports bra, watch, and a good attitude. There are real tips from teens included in each chapter and there are chapters on
eating well, eating disorders, waking up to fitness with breakfast and workout, being fit at school with PE, sports, extra curricular activities (dance, glee, flag squad, marching band, behind the scenes in the school plays), and lunches.
I highly recommend this book because of all the information provided by Erin Whithead and Jennipher Walters and these are all things I wish I knew more about when I was a teen. It is well crafted and I even learned some techniques that will help me breath easier throughout the day. Great for teen girls and for their families.

Book Pairings
Fat Cat by
The Omnivore's Dilemma for Kids by Michael Pollen


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