Do you find exercising a bit boring?
You wouldn’t’ be the only one. Feeling mentally stimulated is an important part of many people’s lives and it’s what holds some of these people back from getting fit.
If you get tired of music easily or can’t find the right podcast to hook you, then try out an audiobook. Audiobooks are an incredible way to feed your brain while you work out your muscles. They also pass the time quickly if you’re not fond of being at the gym.
In this post, we’re going to tell you some of the best audiobooks to work out to. They aren’t necessarily the best books ever, but they’ll keep you engaged through the duration of your morning workout. Let’s get started.
The Best Audiobooks To Work Out With
Not everyone’s an audiobook fan. There are still people that resist audiobooks and kindle because they like the feeling of a book in their hand and enjoy having a library to look at and choose from.
If you’re one of these people, you’ll have to throw your principles out the window. Make a free book cover on Adobe for your audiobook and maybe it’ll feel more real to you. Here are our picks for the best audiobooks to exercise to.
“What If” by Randall Munroe
It’s funny, thoughtful, and ridiculous. If you’ve ever wondered things like “what would happen if you hit a baseball traveling at 90% the speed of light?”, then this book is for you. It’ll make your workout go by in a jiffy, but the other gym-goers might wonder why you’re always laughing.
“Outliers” by Malcolm Gladwell
You could put anything by Malcolm Gladwell on this list. One of the most dynamic thinkers of this generation is also one of the most engaging writers and speakers that we have in America. That’s why it’s so exciting that he’s chosen to narrate all his books himself.
“Outliers” examines what is behind certain people’s success. He explains why the concept of the self-made person is a myth and then goes into what opportunities and extenuating circumstances are behind the most successful people in the world.
“The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck” by Mark Manson
If you suffer from anxiety, this is the audiobook for you. In “The Subtle Art…”, Manson kicks every stereotypical self-help premise to the curb and gets to the nitty-gritty: we care too much about things that don’t matter.
This all stems out of his incredibly successful blog. He’s an engaging and honest writer and you’ll leave the audiobook with a new sense of what really matters. It’s a great listen to give you the motivation to take on the rest of your day after your time at the gym.
“No Sweat” by Michelle Segar
If you need the motivation to stay at the gym, then listen to “No Sweat”. In it, Michelle Segar breaks down why people fail to make exercise a part of their daily life and lays out a 4-point program on how to “break the cycle of failure”, so to speak.
It’s well-researched and helps you create the desire to exercise within yourself instead of trying repeatedly to do something you hate.
Follow Your Interests
The best audiobooks will help you get through your workout because they’re entertaining, well-read, and interesting. Try these ones out first and then follow your interests to figure out what to listen to next. Soon you’ll be listening to audiobooks on your drive to and from work, on your breaks, and on the weekends.
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