Bethany Hamilton has become a fitness expert by virtue of being a professional athlete who has excelled--and she's done it while overcoming incredible challenges. Whether you know Bethany or not, whether you surf or not, everyone has challenges, and in Body and Soul: A Girl'... Read More
This book includes workouts specially developed for young girls by Bethany's personal trainer, recipes and information on healthy eating based on "Bethany's food pyramid", which follows the Mediterranean diet, and advice on deepening your spiritual health, for a total body wellness book perfect for growing girls. This isn't a book about Bethany, this is a book about wellness, becoming your best "you", through physical and spiritual balance, because spiritual health is just as important as physical health.
Page Count: 160
- Product type: Book
- Format: Softcover
- Release Date: May 6, 2014
- UPC: 9780310731054
- Volumes/Discs: 1
- Pages: 157
- Publish Date: May 6, 2014
- Language: English
- Audience Age Maximum: 14
- Audience Age Minimum: 11
- Audience Gender: Female
- BISAC: "JNF024040"
- ISBN: 0310731054
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- A wonderful book for preteen/teenage girls! by Katie on 2/23/2015
Being a preteen-teenager is hard. It was the most awkward part of my life and I still shutter at pictures from that time. Granted for a part of that time I had a loose perm (don't judge, it was the the 90's and there were no flat irons at that time). But that wasn't the most difficult time. It was the not knowing of how to take care of myself in a healthy way. Starting those habits need to be started early, and I didn't know where to start, and like a stubborn teen, I didn't want to talk to my parents. Some of the books I found, they were dry and just didn't click with me.
I want to avoid that with my kiddo, so I was interested to see what Body & Soul was like. I remember the story of Bethany Hamilton from years ago and then really liked the movie Soul Surfer that came out a few years ago. I figured, if there was anyone who could relate with girls, she was the girl. Every time I saw her in interviews or hear her story, she always was positive and was a wonderful motivator, and she had a wonderful passion for Jesus.
I have to say, that the book she crafted with the help of her trainer really is a wonderful book for girls. It is a positive book that offers such encouragement that is needed at that age. It also presents the reader with a wonderful assortment of workouts and some fantastic recipes, simple, but good and healthy ideas. I loved how there was so much ginger. I feel in love with ginger when I was pregnant, it was one of the few things that helped my stomach. I love seeing the different ideas to add it to.
This book focused on healthy eating and clean living, but it also focused on confidence. What a hard struggle for a girl to battle in this day and age and Bethany covered it well and incorporated some wonderful verses through out the book.
I think this book is wonderful for mothers of girls and for preteen/teenage girls. It is a wonderful mix of information.
Thank you to Family Christian Blogger Program, I received a copy of this book for free in exchange for an honest review.
- Food, exercise, and taking care of yourself, as a teen girl this was a great book to read. by Alexa on 2/12/2015
Body and Soul by Bethany Hamilton is a great book for teenage girls. It gives great recipes for healthy food choices and meals. She also demonstrates exercise moves and workouts that show the step-by-step process. In the back of the book there is a section called “The Perfect Plan”, it is whole week plan showing what to eat and prepare. She has another section called “Get Your Eat On “ it shows girls what to eat and what not to eat, different food portion sizes, and what different ingredients in food do to your body. There are very inspirational bible verses throughout the book. She gives great encouragement when it comes to eating right and feeling great about ourselves. It has many other tips: tackling your challenges, finding the good in eating right, and ways to stop food temptations. This book has also encouraged me to start eating right, exercising, and being healthy. This would be a great gift for any young woman.
- Inspirational, Well Written and Thorough by Patty on 12/10/2014
This is a wonderful book for any girl. The positive messages that it conveys to stay spiritual and well balanced is uplifting. I like that there are so many wonderful photos in the book that help portray exercises and healthy foods. Bethany is such a positive role model.