Be fit, veggie-style.
"Thrive Fitness," written by Ironman athlete Brendan Brazier, is a companion for Vega's "Thrive" and "Thrive Foods" books. While the other books address healthful lifestyle and food choices, "Thrive Fitness" translates Vega's philosophy of well-being to the realm of athletic training. The book includes a Thrive-inspired breakdown of workout foods, illustrated exercises, and a six-week training plan that will produce the usual training plan benefits — strength, endurance, weight loss, and fewer sport-related injuries, to name a few.
"Thrive Fitness" goes a step beyond similar plans in other publications because it isn't just a training manual. It's not just about hitting a fitness target, it's about effecting a lifestyle change that makes your fitness target a constant reality without interrupting your normal, everyday life. This produces benefits like better sleep — which helps with recovery — lower salt and sugar cravings, and even less risk of cardiovascular disease. Brazier is careful to indicate that, while it's designed to help endurance athletes of all stripes achieve lasting fitness goals, the philosophy in "Thrive Fitness" also benefits individuals with goals that don't necessarily end in a competition event.