Olympic Skiier Pens Motivational Book

Olympic gold medalist Lindsey Vonn has just announced her first book, Strong is the New Beautiful. The book hopes to be “the perfect companion for living life to the fullest”, with passages alternating between health guidance and providing insight based on Vonn’s personal experiences living and competing on the national stage.

Of course, Vonn drops knowledge you’ll only get from the hard training it takes to become the world’s fastest female skier, but the book is aiming to be more than the obligatory fitness regimens and dieting tips. Vonn discusses her mental health openly, which is something we take for granted with our sports stars, and insists that people of every type and disposition can find a balance of beauty and health.

As HarperCollins describes it: “In Strong Is the New Beautiful, she interweaves her training and diet regimen with compelling stories of her life growing up in the heartland, her love of skiing, the challenges she’s faced—including injuries, illness, and depression—and her secrets to wellness, fitness, and recovery.”

Strong is the New Beautiful is set to be released in October.


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