The five best audiobooks for working out, according to fitness gurus Base Body Babes

1 The Brain That Changes Itself by Norman Doidge
So much of our work is based on dealing with people’s thoughts and actions, so understanding brain function and thought patterns is really important to us so we can better understand and help our clients. This audiobook provided us with an in-depth understanding of the way the brain works, mindset and how thought patterns impact our mental, emotional and physical state. We are all very aware of the benefits of physical activity and the importance of incorporating it in our daily lives, however training the brain, encouraging mental stimulation and growth is just as important for overall health and we loved this audiobook for helping us better understand how it all works.

2 Practising Mindfulness: An Introduction to Meditation by The Great Courses
This audiobook gave us a greater understanding of meditation, teaching us what it is, why we do it and how to practice it by using different meditation techniques. We now have a new outlook on not only what meditation is, but how we can be more mindful and easily incorporate meditative awareness into our day-to-day tasks.

3 Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World by Cal Newport
As women who run several businesses and live very busy and somewhat chaotic lives, we are always looking for ways to help us be as efficient and productive as possible. As most people in today’s world, we are constantly faced with distractions, so were instantly drawn to the title of this audiobook and enjoyed discovering tools to help us stay focused and on track to achieving our goals.

4 Dare: The New Way to End Anxiety and Stop Panic Attacks Fast by Barry McDonagh
As personal trainers, we see on a daily basis the effects that stress can have on the body. This audiobook really helped us better understand stress and anxiety and how to deal with it, so we can better help our clients improve their health and wellbeing.

5 Breaking The Habit of Being Yourself by Dr Joe Dispenza
We have heard a lot about Joe Dispenza recently and were really intrigued to learn more about his philosophies. Although quite scientific, this audiobook made us think in new ways, from both a spiritual and scientific perspective, which was quite interesting and enlightening.

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