You Do You

Posted on July 16, 2018

by Amy H

It’s never too early (or late) to take better care of ourselves. The Library has many titles on physical, emotional, spiritual and any other kind of health you can imagine. See the titles below for good starting places…

The Wonderful World of Wellness

The One-Minute Workout: Science Shows a Way to Get Fit That’s Smarter, Faster, Shorter” by Martin Gibala

The one-minute workout : science shows a way to get fit that's smarter, faster, shorter / Martin Gibala ; with Christopher Shulgan

Very short, intense bursts of exercise may be the most potent form of workout available. Gibala busts exercise myths (“it’s only for really fit people”), explains astonishing science (“intensity trumps duration”), lays out time-saving life hacks (“exercise snacking”), and describes the fascinating health-promoting value of high-intensity interval training for preventing and reversing disease.

Even the Stiffest People Can Do the Splits: A 4-Week Stretching Plan to Achieve Amazing Health” by Eiko

Even the stiffest people can do the splits : a 4-week stretching plan to achieve amazing health / Eiko

With yoga teacher Eiko’s guidance, people of any age and fitness level can say goodbye to those mysterious aches and pains that are caused by stiff, contracting muscles. With only five minutes of stretching a day, you’ll be experiencing a host of health benefits such better circulation, fewer joint injuries, toned muscles, improved balance, in just a few weeks! Also available in eBook.

The RBG Workout: How She Stays Strong… and You Can Too!” by Bryant Johnson

The RBG workout / Bryant Johnson; illustrations by Patrick Welsh

A lighthearted, fully illustrated fitness guide detailing octogenarian Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s twice-weekly workouts with the author, her personal trainer, demonstrates each exercise in accessible detail and is complemented by professional tips, informative sidebars and folksy health wisdom.

Waking Energy: 7 Timeless Practices Designed to Reboot Your Body and Unleash Your Potential” by Jennifer Kries

Waking Energy : 7 Timeless Practices Designed to Reboot Your Body and Unleash Your Potential / Jennifer Kries

A renowned wellness expert describes seven distinct practices from Eastern philosophy and ancient practices, including QiGong, yoga and Pilates, that you can use to transform your health, spiritual richness and longevity. Also available in eAudio.

Diet Right for Your Personality Type: The Revolutionary 4-Week Weight-loss Plan That Works for You” by Jen Widerstrom

Diet right for your personality type : the revolutionary 4-week weight-loss plan that works for you / Jen Widerstrom

Health and fitness trainer and co-star of NBC’s “The Biggest Loser” Jen Widerstrom’s groundbreaking weight-loss program to help readers drop pounds with a customized approach based on eating right for their personality type, catering to their strengths and weaknesses with motivational advice, meal plans, recipes, exercise plans and more. Also available in eBook.


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