Summer has hit Mount Pleasant and Charleston and for many of us in the LowCountry, VACATION TIME!  And what goes best by the beach or the pool (besides a healthy cocktail)? A great READ! 

Check out three BRAND NEW BOOKS that will inspire you to live your best life this summer!  Read on!

And those healthy cocktails we mentioned above?  Check our our blog next week for recipe ideas!

FITNESS MINDSET by Brian Keane. 

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VeryWellFit ranks Brian Keane’s  The Fitness Mindset as their top pick for Best Fitness read of 2018.  Keane, world famous for his BKF90 program and popular podcast, delves into the mental aspect of exercise and fitness. 

According to VWF: “The Fitness Mindset covers many of the areas common in fitness books, including diet and interval training, but its innovation is the emphasis on psychological side of things. Keane writes about how to avoid fear and anxiety about undoing the fitness achievements you’ve made and how to manage stress more fruitfully. Amazon reviews of The Fitness Mindset praise Keane’s book for its readability and inspirational quality, giving the book a 5-star review average.”


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Nutritious Life also makes the mind/body connection with their recommendation for a top read with The Better Brain Solution.

As we all know, whether you have diabetes or not, exercising is great for keeping your blood sugar in check.  According to WebMD, “When you do moderate exercise, like walking, that makes your heart beat a little faster and breathe a little harder. Your muscles use more glucose, the sugar in your blood stream.  Over time, this can lower your blood sugar levels. It also makes the insulin in your body work better.”

Dr. Steven Malsey takes this even further to explain how lowering your blood sugar through working out improves your BRAIN function. NL explains why Malsey’s new book is relevant to everyone:  “A top physician explains how elevated blood sugar is not just damaging to your heart health but also majorly affects your brain. And he offers a prescription for a diet and lifestyle that not only prevents diabetes but also addresses memory loss and cognitive decline. It’s a case for taking care of your brain long before it’s too late.”

RUN FAST. COOK FAST. EAT SLOW. by Shalane Flanagan & Elyse Kopecky

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This is a followup to NYT Best Selling Run Fast. Eat Slow.  Like it’s predecessor, this latest installment by 2018 NYC Marathon winner Shalane Flanagan is packed with great recipes crafted by renown Nutrition Coach Elyse Kopecky, but what makes this a great for the summer are the quick and EASY recipes. These will be perfect pre & post workout and will give you enough time to hit the beach afterwards.

Women’s Health explains: “While Flanagan is not a nutritionist, she does provide plenty of quick-but-nutritious recipes crafted by that anyone can benefit from, Salter says. You’ll also enjoy her running stories, tips, and an inside look into the elite running world.”  WH recommends this book to “anyone who’s ever been curious about what elite athletes eat, or people who want to improve their race times or lose weight with running.”