“Vegan Fitness for Mortals” By Ellen Jaffe Jones

This article was published in “Book Reviews” section of the Vegetarian Journal

Looking for a healthier lifestyle? Vegan Fitness for Mortals: Eat Your Veggies, Be Active, Avoid Injury, and Get Healthy for Life is the place to start! Beginning with her familial history, Jones explains what brought her to a vegan diet and fit lifestyle. Her family members battled obesity, breast cancer, heart disease, and poor lung health all their lives; her doctors said she was destined for a similar path as her weight continued to increase into her adult years. After many unsuccessful fad diets, she realized that fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and consistent exercise were the medicine she needed. Once readers learn of her personal journey, they’ll know she’s a trustworthy source, especially as today she’s a medal-winning athlete and personal trainer.

Before diving into fitness plans, Jones tells readers about the benefits exercise can create in other areas of life — more energy, better brain functioning, improved sex drive, deeper sleep, and decreased effects of aging — backing up her claims with scientific studies. This motivates readers to embrace fitness since it will aid them in all areas of life. Encouraging readers to start with a plan and schedule while bearing in mind their age, gender, and genetics, it’s clear she wants each individual to find activities that fit their lifestyles and specific needs; she strives for everyone to achieve!

Jones weaves the benefits of vegan diet into her promotion of exercise in a conversational yet convincing manner. From reducing inflammation to aiding in recovery, readers will be inspired to eliminate meat and dairy from their diets in order to see results! Anyone who is looking to start a vegan diet but is unsure can find recommendations, recipes, and nutrition basics.

The book contains various fitness plans from walking, running, and biking to swimming, weight training, and yoga. Each activity section has tips, programs, and various exercises for beginner, intermediate, and advanced athletes alike, catering to a wide audience. Additional chapters on gear and gadgets, warms ups and cooldowns, and injury prevention will help readers with any activity or fitness plan they choose.

Vegan Fitness for Mortals is an essential resource for anyone looking to move more and eat better. Even seasoned athletes will be reminded of their fitness basics by reading Jones’ book. With a friendly tone and simple suggestions, Jones makes exercise and veganism easy for everyone to begin.

Vegan Fitness for Mortals (ISBN: 978-1-570-67340-5) is a 188-page book. It is published by Healthy Living publications and is available both online and at your local bookstores.


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