Calorie Bargain: The Athlete’s Book of Home Remedies: 1,001 Doctor-Approved #Health Fixes and Injury-Prevention Secrets for a Leaner, Fitter, More Athletic Body! by Jordan Metzl and Mike Zimmerman (Rodale, 2012)
The Why: Jordan Metzl really knows his stuff. He’s a physician and a serious athlete who has completed nine Ironman triathlons and 29 marathons. He understands the mind of the athlete, how psychologically devastating any injury can be, and what it takes to get you back in your game as quickly and safely as possible.
Here is the way the publisher describes the book: “Whether you’re a hard-core competitor or a weekend warrior, this book belongs on your shelf. The Athlete’s Book of Home Remedies is your go-to resource for safe, effective, do-it-yourself treatments whether you have a strain, sprain or pain that you’ve never felt before.
“When you get hurt, you have fears. You have questions. Ice or heat? Should I see a doctor? Will I need surgery? This book answers those questions and allays those fears. Dr. Jordan Metzl, one of the nation’s leading sports medicine physicians, breaks down all the information into easy-to-follow strategies for effective self-treatment while letting you know in no uncertain terms when you should go see your own doctor, pronto.
“The book also answers other common training questions like, ‘What should I eat to fuel my workouts?’ and ‘What exercises can I do to prevent injury and perform at the next level?’ ”
The Health Bonus: The book can help keep you moving and active by avoiding #injuries (as well as resolving current injuries more quickly).
What We Liked Best: The “eye-popping” illustrations of each injury.
The Price: $16.98 (on Amazon.com).
Where to Buy: Amazon.com or BN.com, and most major bookstores.