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Keep fit with e-audio

Young Asian woman running while listening to headphones on a bright sunny day with green leafy trees in background
28 May 2021

Summer's almost here and we're getting out and about more, so now's the time to start thinking about improving your fitness! Whether it’s going for a gentle stroll in your local park or for a jog around the block, we all know that movement is good for us. To help you get motivated and keep up the pace while exercising, why not switch your music for an e-audiobook.

Essex Libraries has a wide variety of e-audiobooks which you can download to your smartphone or audio device to listen while you’re on the move, whether at home or outside. You can download e-audiobooks from BorrowBox and Libby by OverDrive, all free to borrow with your library card. It’s easy to set up an account, simply install the apps and then search for your favourite authors or genres or just explore something new!

What better way to keep you going when you’re on the move than listening to a great story, read to you by a professional recording artist. Sometimes these are famous actors or celebrities you’ll know, and sometimes the stories are read by the authors themselves!

As you get hooked on a gripping story, you’ll be drawn into another world, and won’t even notice all the good work you’re doing for your body as you move along to the rhythm of the storyteller. It’s a great way of exercising your brain too, as you concentrate on a story, keeping you entertained during your physical exercise.

And movement can take all forms, so moving around the house while cleaning or working in the garden is all good exercise and can be so much more enjoyable with an e-audiobook.  As you’re listening to a great story, you’ll breeze through your chores without even noticing them!

Try an e-audiobook today and start improving your fitness!