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Good reads can assist in reaching goals

It’s one thing to tie up the sneakers and hit the gym. But understanding why and how to do it, as well as how great athletes got to where they are, can make a huge difference. has compiled 27 books in six categories – two of them Fitness and Running - that offer different takes on fitness, health and wellness. Two other categories – Cookbooks and Nutrition – are directly related to fitness. 

Examples include “The First 20 Minutes” by Gretchen Reynolds, a New York Times writer who will help readers accomplish any fitness goal; and “Running With the Mind of Meditation” which helps improve patience, energy and focus while running.

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