Motivation. It seems to be the missing ingredient for getting going with a lifetime exercise program. I’m always amazed at the motivation people have when they’re first diagnosed with bone loss.
To keep that initial boost of energy high, I often recommend reading Younger Next Year for Women by Chris Crowley and the late Henry M. Lodge, MD. Motivation! It gets the exercise job done.
If you haven’t read this gem of a book, then you’re in store for a real treat. I refer to it as “Required Reading” for my strength training class participants. It’s funny, compelling and super-inspiring.
Crowley and Lodge are an attorney and physician, respectively, and do a fabulous job of telling us just what we need to hear to stay on the fitness bandwagon. “Life is an endurance event: train for it!” is their motto, and after reading their book, you’ll be on board. They combine knowledge of the science of fitness (Lodge) with experience transitioning from unfit to fit (Crowley) in a wonderfully readable and enjoyable book. Don’t miss this one.
Honestly, I haven’t seen a more motivating book than this one for getting people going with a lifetime exercise routine. It will inspire you to keep moving, no matter what! Motivation–it’s the key to fitness and stronger bones.
PS-I’m a fan of Audible books because I can get my “reading” time in while walking, doing dishes, and even cycling. But if you have the time to read a hard copy of Younger Next Year for Women, it’s much better than the Audible version. It’s a very funny book and the Audible narration doesn’t do it justice to boost your motivation. You can get a hardback or paper copy for pennies, so go retro with this one!