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Boost Your Mind & Body – At the Library!
Posted 11 months ago by Heather HPosted in eBooks & eAudiobooks, Fitness, Nature, & Travel, Movies, Music, & Audiobooks, Programs and Self-help & Spirituality | Tagged with health, meditation, mental health, mind-body, streaming video, well-being and Yoga
Let’s make 2017 the year of the mind AND the body. After all, without your minds and bodies, we wouldn’t be needed, so we want to help you make yours the best it can be!
Start by trading in that expensive gym membership for a library card – and instead of spending time fighting the New Year’s resolution crowds; you’ll be reaping the rewards of getting fit for FREE in 2017.
If you have internet streaming abilities on your TV, hoopla is the way to go. Use your library card to access more than 190 videos under hoopla’s Health & Fitness category, including a really cool “virtual walk/jog/bike” series that’ll take you all over the world, while you get fit from the comfort of your home!
eBooks / Audiobooks
Get fit at your own pace by using eBooks and audiobooks! Most people don’t think of books when they think about health and fitness, but there are many beneficial books out there that offer instructions, exercise routines, meditations, and more. Start with Overdrive, which offers more than 820 eBooks and audiobooks (as well as videos) in its Health & Fitness category, including:
|The Brain Fog Fix by Dr. Mike Dow|
Available Formats: eBook | eAudiobook | Print
Is stress preventing you from enjoying your daily life? Do you find that you're becoming more distracted or forgetful? Are "the blues" sapping your spirits? Or do you simply feel not quite like yourself? Fortunately, there is a solution.
The Brain Fog Fix is an easy-to-follow three-week program designed to help naturally restore three of your brain's most crucial hormones: serotonin, dopamine, and cortisol. Rebalancing these chemicals will in turn enable the rest of your brain's chemistry to reach optimal levels. Each week of the program focuses on a different element of your life.
|Reinventing the Body, Resurrecting the Soul by Deepak Chopra|
Available Formats: eBook | eAudiobook | Audiobook | Print
Deepak Chopra presents 10 lessons to help build awareness and change the distorted energy patterns that are the root cause of aging, infirmity, and disease. Reinventing the Body, Resurrecting the Soul delivers 10 breakthroughs – five for the body and five for the soul –that lead to self-transformation.
In clear, accessible terms, Chopra shows us how to commit ourselves to deeper awareness, focus on relationships instead of consumption, embrace every day as a new world, and transcend the obstacles that afflict body and mind.
|7 Minutes to Fit by Brett Klika|
Available Formats: eBook
Whether you have just a few minutes to dedicate to exercising or are looking for a daily routine, 7 Minutes to Fit has a plan that will work for you! Rooted in scientific research about the benefits of high intensity interval training, this book features 50 illustrated interval circuits that only require a chair and your body weight to complete.
Award-winning personal trainer Brett Klika provides step-by-step explanations of basic exercise movements paired with helpful illustrations so you can get started moving your way to a healthier, more energized body. With circuits devoted to full body, arms, legs, and core, 7 Minutes to Fit is all you need for a quick and effective workout.
|Essential Yoga by Olivia H. Miller|
Available Formats: eBook I Print
From the author of the best-selling Yoga Deck comes Essential Yoga—the only hatha yoga book to offer 100+ poses, 180+ illustrations, and 50+. Practical and interactive, it focuses on the poses themselves, providing clear, concise instructions and detailed illustrations for each, all in a lay-flat format that's easy to refer to during yoga practice.
It also includes six classic moving meditations (such as Sun Salutation), 10 beginner-to-advanced sessions, and 48 mini-sequences designed to build strength for specific activities or alleviate health problems. Essential Yoga combines physical poses, breathing exercises, and meditations into a simple and complete reference guide for yoga practitioners of all levels.
Still thinking you’d like some human contact with your mind & body regime? You can get that at your Library too! We’ve put together a list of programs designed to keep you mentally and physically fit:
|January 4||6:30 p.m.||Oregon Branch||Color Me Calm|
|January 7||11 a.m.||Main Library||Keep Calm & Color On|
|January 10||6 p.m.||Birmingham Branch||Color Me Calm|
|January 23||6:30 p.m.||Waterville Branch||Color Me Calm|
|February 1||6:30 p.m.||Oregon Branch||Color Me Calm|
|February 4||11 a.m.||Main Library||Keep Calm & Color On|
|February 13||6:30 p.m.||Lagrange Branch||Color Me Calm|
|February 14||6 p.m.||Birmingham Branch||Color Me Calm|
|February 14||6:30 p.m.||Point Place Branch||Color Me Calm|
|February 20||6:30 p.m.||Waterville Branch||Color Me Calm|
|February 21||6:30 p.m.||Point Place Branch||Color Me Calm|
Yoga & Meditation Programs
|January 14||8 a.m.||King Road Branch||Royal Yoga: Morning Poses|
|January 14||2:30 p.m.||Sanger Branch||Mindfulness / Meditation|
|January 21||8 a.m.||King Road Branch||Royal Yoga: Morning Poses|
|February 11||8 a.m.||King Road Branch||Royal Yoga: Morning Poses|
|February 18||8 a.m.||King Road Branch||Royal Yoga: Morning Poses|
|February 25||2 p.m.||Sanger Branch||Mindfulness / Meditation|
More Mind & Body Programs
|January 18||7 p.m.||King Road Branch||Mercy Health Talks: Sleep|
|February 16||6:30 p.m.||Oregon Branch||Zumba for Adults|
|February 21||7 p.m.||King Road Branch||Mercy Health Talks: Heart Health|
|February 23||6:30 p.m.||Oregon Branch||Zumba for Adults|
Ready to work out your mind and body with the Library in 2017, but don’t yet have a library card? Get a card here.