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Instead of music I listen to audio books while working out. There's lots of places to get them free like a library or librivox.org. For me, it's motivation to workout because I'll want to know what happens next in the story. It's killing two birds with one stone; reading and exercising.

- Submitted by ZABEZABE 7/29/2010 in Exercise | 15 Comments
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ZABEZABE 8/19/2010 12:00:00 PM

    Another great resource for this is the Ambling Book Player. emoticon
JMAC23 7/30/2010 12:44:00 AM

    I listen to audiobooks too because it makes me anticipate my work out and want to work out longer or more often.
IMNOWINCHARGE 7/29/2010 12:12:00 PM

    This is truly a great idea that I will implement. Thanks!! :-)

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SHERRYDANNI1 7/29/2010 12:07:00 PM

    I do a lot of data entry at work and listen to them while I work and then it just overflows into my workouts. I get so into whatever I am listening to, that I don't realize how far I have walked.
HEIDISO 7/29/2010 11:51:00 AM

    I'm right there with you. I download quite a few books from librivox.org.
KERRYAJMM 7/29/2010 11:49:00 AM

    There are also lots of audio books on personal growth, success, goal setting, health and fitness! I personally loved listening to Malcolm Gladwell and Andrea Waltz/Richard Fenton!
GOLDENRODFARM 10/4/2014 8:18:00 PM

    Ah, another audio book listener, I find listening to an audio book while doing any chore or activity that takes little thought keeps me on track. I have been listening to them for years.
DIAMOND102 10/3/2014 2:54:00 AM

    "WOW" THANK YOU FOR SHARING.
PROVERBS31JULIA 10/3/2014 2:15:00 AM

    I *knew* there was a reason I downloaded books recently from Audible. Now I just need to figure out how to move them onto iphone or ipod etc. Thankx.
BANNERMAN 10/2/2014 2:04:00 AM

    Thanks for sharing.
CHEBBA 10/1/2014 6:28:00 PM

    I've often wondered about this. It might work on the 'dreadmill' (!) for me, or equipment like that or a brisk walk, jog or run outside, but wouldn't be so good when doing all the other fitness exercises. Think I'll try it. Thank you.
FABISERVANTES83 10/1/2014 2:22:00 PM

    That's actually a great idea.
DELLMEL 10/1/2014 8:54:00 AM

    Thanks
VAINVT 10/1/2014 8:34:00 AM

    I listen to audio books, too. And I only let myself listen to them while I'm exercising, so there is an extra incentive.
LEANMEAN2 10/1/2014 5:48:00 AM

    I may try this.

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