New Year’s Resolutions – So Far So Good

January 3, 2018

The life of a librarian is a seasonal affair. Spring means books about gardening, planting, and planning vacations. Summer means lots of books for kids out of school. In fall the cookbooks start flying off the shelves (to say nothing of the knitting titles). And winter? Well, that depends on what time of year you’re talking. If you mean November and December then the books are festive and jolly. But around the time January 1st rears it’s ugly head, there’s only one book I can count on to fly off of the shelves.

Say hello to fitness, wellness, and healthy eating!

Yes, you’ve downed more pies, cakes, chocolates, nuts, and what have you than a bear preparing for hibernation. But who cares? It’s January, baby. Time to break out those New Year’s resolutions. And, if you’re like me, you’re already downloading fitness apps and reconsidering your daily intake of calories.

In light of your newfound strength, how about some new books to bolster you along the way? Here are some of the latest fitness and healthy eating titles, sure to cure what ails you (if, “what ails you” is a l’il bit of extra tummy).

A science-backed guide to fitness provides information on how to adopt a healthy lifestyle, covering everything from stretching and workout routines to proper equipment, dietary supplements, and post-workout protein shakes. Publishers Weekly called it, “an important read for exercise hopefuls and aficionados alike”.
Jessamyn Stanley, a yogi who breaks all the stereotypes, has built a life as an internationally recognized yoga teacher and award-winning Instagram star by combining a deep understanding for yoga with a willingness to share her personal struggles in a way that touches everyone who comes to know her.
An obesity and neuroscience researcher explores how food choices are often influenced by brain circuits that control survival instincts and draws on cutting-edge neuroscience to offer guidelines for eating well and maintaining a healthy weight.
Meet your new fitness instructor . . . Walt Whitman! No lie. In the fall of 1858, a thirteen-part essay series appeared in the New York Atlas, under the title Manly Health and Training. This nearly 47,000-word journalistic effort, written by Walt Whitman under his pen name “Mose Velsor,” was lost for more than 150 years, buried in just a handful of library archives, until its recent unexpected discovery. Now we can consult it and darned if the guy doesn’t have some pretty good advice.
In this book you’ll find 140 delicious power bowl recipes created to deliver specific nutrients that provide fourteen different health benefits, including bowls for: Pre- and Post-Workout Weight Loss Cleanses and Detox Better Immunity A Healthy Heart Reduced Inflammation Better Digestion Anti-Aging And More! With detailed nutrition information and a gorgeous photo for every recipe.
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