Anyone who wants to be more active but doesn’t think they’re athletic enough to pull it off will rejoice over Vegan Fitness for Mortals. Packed with practical information and achievable programs for both aerobic and weight-bearing exercise, this book provides enough great tips to motivate even the most avowed couch potato.
Acclaimed athlete, trainer, and nutrition consultant Ellen Jaffe Jones describes how to develop basic routines for walking, running, biking, swimming, weight lifting, and yoga. She also explains how and why to incorporate warm-up and cool-down exercises into a workout, gives advice on which gadgets and gear will help improve performance, and shares important tips on how to stay injury-free. There are additional ideas for utilizing the everyday environment—from walls to furniture—to instantly fit in exercise anywhere, anytime.
A committed vegan for many years, Jones conquered serious health challenges by becoming a runner and adopting a plant-based diet. She makes a powerful case for why eating vegan can augment the benefits of exercise and help prevent exercise-related injuries. Included is information on how to transition to a nutritious vegan diet, along with some of Jones’s favorite quick meal ideas.