Assorted summer berriesI think a lot of people assume that just because I own a fitness company, staying “fit” and eating “healthy” is easy for me. It really isn’t. In fact, at times it can be a real struggle to exercise when I have other things to do or to avoid sweets and fattening foods when all I want to do is eat chocolate chip cookies.

I really do think though that it has become easier for me to make healthy choices because I have taken the time to educate myself about the benefits or exercise and eating right. Of course it’s my job to know the right answers when it comes to health and fitness topics, but on a personal note, I find it incredibly empowering and motivating to know what actually goes on inside my body when I workout hard or when I eat sweets or fatty foods.

In an effort to help anyone who is interested in learning more about the benefits of fitness and good food or current studies and hot topics related to health, I have compiled a list of some of the websites I find to be most informative and a list of some of my favorite health-related books. Enjoy.

www.mayoclinic.com
www.americanheart.org
www.nih.gov
www.healthychild.org
www.presidentschallenge.org
www.healthyamericans.org

Food For Fitness, by Chris Carmichael
Change or Die, by Alan Deutschman
Organic Inc., by Samuel Fromartz
Why Our Health Matters, by Dr. Andrew Weil
The Truth About Food, Jill Fullerton-Smith
The Encyclopedia of Healing Foods, Michael Murray

Imagine how you would feel if you were living your healthiest life!

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