Thursday, December 31, 2015

I Hereby Resolve...

The cynical joke about New Year’s resolutions is that we tackle them with vigor at the start of the year, gradually lose momentum, and succumb to our former habits; however, you needn’t look further than your library to find guidance and encouragement for whatever goal you want to achieve.  The following are samples of titles at our library which can help you towards your goal of achieving a healthy body, healthy eating habits, and a healthy mind.

Healthy Body

Water exercise by Melissa Layne
Water Exercise is ideal for cross-training workouts and beginning to advanced fitness workouts. It will also help you recover from injury or manage a chronic condition. With underwater photos and simple instructions for each exercise, you will learn fun exercises in Water Exercise you can do in shallow or deep water. 

Better body workouts for women by Dean Hodgkin and Caroline Pearce

In Better Body Workouts for Women, fitness experts and elite athletes Dean Hodgkin and Caroline Pearce provide you with your own personal training toolkit. You’ll discover the best methods for assessing your current fitness level, identifying physical strengths and deficiencies, setting and refining training goals and selecting and customizing the programs to make an immediate, lasting impact. 

Body trainer for men by Ray Klerck  

Fitness expert and writer Ray Klerck, one of the world’s most sought-after personal trainers, has produced a comprehensive fitness guide specifically tailored to the unique needs and goals of men. In this book, you will find workout programs that can be performed at home or in the park as well as in the gym, making this resource completely accessible and convenient. 

Flow yoga for beginners (DVD) a Yoga, Tribe and Culture production for Acacia 

Flow yoga, also called vinyasa yoga, combines flowing movement with rhythmic breathing for a dynamic mind-body workout. Like a moving meditation, flow yoga unites mind, body, and breath. Your mind clears, your body calms, even as your pulse quickens.

Healthy Eating

The whole life nutrition cookbook : over 300 delicious whole foods recipes, including gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free, and egg-free dishes 
by Alissa Segersten and Tom Malterre

Food is powerful medicine and whole foods, or foods in their natural unrefined forms, offer us vitamins, minerals and antioxidants that prevent diseases and create a state of balance and health within us.  Readers will learn to prepare foods that promote optimal health, prevent disease, and energize the body. 

by Patricia Barnes-Svarney and Thomas E. Svarney

Your fitness, health, and well-being depend on food and proper nutrition. Yet, knowing what is in the foods we eat, understanding the differences between good and bad fat, learning which foods are good sources of vitamins, keeping up on the latest scientific discoveries, or discerning the effectiveness of different diets can be challenging.

Everyday detox : 100 easy recipes to remove toxins, promote gut health, and lose weight naturally 
by Megan Gilmore  

Most diets and cleanses have all-or-nothing rules that encourage unhealthy cycles of intense restriction followed by inevitable bingeing. In this healthy guide to detoxing naturally, nutritionist and blogger Megan Gilmore shares 100 delicious, properly combined recipes that will leave you feeling satisfied and well nourished while promoting weight loss and improving digestion and sleep.

Reinventing the meal : how mindfulness can help you slow down, savor the moment, and reconnect with the ritual of eating by Pavel Somov, PhD

In Reinventing the Meal, you’ll learn how to reconnect with your body, mind, and world with a three-course approach to mindful eating. Inside, you’ll find mindfulness exercises to help you slow down and enjoy your food, pattern-interruption meditations to infuse presence into your eating life, and unique stress management tips to prevent emotional overeating. 

Healthy Mind

8 keys to practicing mindfulness : practical strategies for emotional health and well-being by Manuela Mischke Reeds  

This book will invite you to sharpen your awareness and ask yourself with more frequency, “What do I notice right now?” or “How do I need to respond or be with this situation?”  Whether you are new to mindfulness or a seasoned practitioner, you can make the conscious decision to change your approach to life. Moment by moment you have the opportunity to cultivate awareness that will make a difference in how you engage with the world on a daily basis.

How to relax  by Thich Nhat Hanh

With sections on healing, relief from nonstop thinking, transforming unpleasant sounds, solitude, being peace, and more, How to Relax includes meditations you can do to help you achieve the benefits of relaxation no matter where you are. 

Big magic : creative living beyond fear by Elizabeth Gilbert

With profound empathy and radiant generosity, Gilbert offers potent insights into the mysterious nature of inspiration. She asks us to embrace our curiosity and let go of needless suffering. She shows us how to tackle what we most love, and how to face down what we most fear. She discusses the attitudes, approaches, and habits we need in order to live our most creative lives.
Rewire : change your brain to break bad habits, overcome addictions, conquer self-destructive behavior by Richard O'Connor, PhD

Rewire gives readers a road–map to overcoming the most common self-destructive habits, including procrastination, excessive worrying, internet addiction, overeating, risk-taking, and self-medication, among others. 

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