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2017 Health and Fitness Book Selections…

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 How to Heal Your Metabolism: Learn How the Right Foods, Sleep, … Exercise… The Metabolism Miracle Cookbook: Does a strong urge to fill up on carbs sabotage your weight-loss efforts?  Introduction to Nutrition and Metabolism: Understanding the way in which nutrients are metabolised…
–  FITNESS CONFIDENTIAL: Adventures in the Weight-Loss Game –  Arthritis Care: Osteoarthritis Symptoms, Prevention, Treatment –  Yoga for Arthritis: The Complete Guide
Calisthenics for Beginners: Your Dream Body Calisthenics for Beginners:  Shape Your Body
– It Starts With Food

-The Thin Woman’s Brain

Weight Loss for People Who Feel Too Much
A Standing Desk: Is It Right For You? – You’ll Stand And You’ll Like It
– The Office Workout – Get Up!

September, 2017

How to Heal Your Metabolism will help educate you on how eating the right foods, eating the right amount of food, consuming the right food supplements,consuming the right amount of water, sleeping and resting, doing the right amount of exercise, and finding happiness will increase your metabolic rate and help heal your broken metabolism.

How to Heal Your Metabolism will question everything you thought you knew about health and nutrition. If you are ready to understand nutrition and health in a completely different light, then you need to read this book.

Does a strong urge to fill up on carbs sabotage your weight-loss efforts? Are you often tired and irritable, and is there a roll of fat around your middle? Now it’s easier than ever to eat great and lose weight. The Metabolism Miracle Cookbook includes more than 150 quick-and-easy, carb-controlled recipes and menus tailored to each step of The Metabolism Miracle diet plan.

Nearly half of all Americans have “Metabolism B” and unknowingly overproduce the fat-gain hormone insulin. These recipes are specifically formulated to help people with this hidden condition lose weight, lower blood pressure and cholesterol, decrease risk of or improve control over diabetes, and increase their energy.

From appetizers, soups, and salads to vegetables, entrées, and desserts ideal for family meals, readers will have no shortage of delicious options. Vegetarian and gluten-free choices are also included.

Understanding the way in which nutrients are metabolised, and hence the principles of biochemistry, is essential for understanding the scientific basis of what we would call a healthy diet.

Extensively revised and updated to reflect current knowledge of nutritional and dietary requirements, Introduction to Nutrition and Metabolism, Fifth Edition presents an accessible text on the basic principles of nutrition and metabolism and the biochemistry needed for comprehending the science of nutrition.

August, 2017

And a fitness book a bit more interesting!

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FITNESS CONFIDENTIAL: Adventures in the Weight-Loss Game by   Vinnie Tortorich

“I love this book! Read it and you’ll see why Vinnie’s the guy that trains me. He’ll make you laugh, get you in the best shape of your life and inspire you with his incredible but true story.”

Howie Mandel

America’s Angriest Trainer, Vinnie Tortorich, exposes the nasty underbelly of the fitness industry while getting you into the best shape of your life. Now, in this hilarious and often r-rated memoir, he holds nothing back. What’s the best piece of fitness equipment money can buy? What’s the fastest way to lose weight: diet or exercise? Why are health clubs worse than used car lots? …Vinnie tells all. So get ready to get fit, get inspired and get the dirt with Hollywood’s most outrageous personal trainer!

As with any chronic disease, when diagnosed with Arthritis, it’s important to learn what to expect. After hearing that you have arthritis, thinking of the best questions to ask your doctor comes after you’ve had a chance to think about what it means to you, how progressed you are, what the future holds and what you should and shouldn’t do to maintain the quality of life you enjoy. These are just 2 suggestions for books focused on taking care of yourself – click an image, visit Amazon and find the Arthritis book that’s right for you.

Arthritis Care
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Arthritis CareOsteoarthritis Symptoms, Prevention, Treatment, Exercise & Diet (inflammation, arthritis diet, anti-inflammation diet, arthritis cure) by Kenneth Lowes

Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common form of arthritis. To get an idea of the amount of people suffering, an estimated 12.1 percent in the United States age 25 and older are affected.

When you begin to develop osteoarthritis you may not notice any symptoms, however, the condition does eventually progress causing quite a bit of pain. It will eventually lead to further damage and an ineffective joint.

Yoga for Arthritis
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Yoga for ArthritisThe Complete Guide   by   Loren Fishman, MD and Ellen Saltonstall

A comprehensive, user-friendly medical yoga program designed for management and prevention of arthritis.

Arthritis restricts movement; yoga increases range of motion: these two were made for each other. Arthritis is the leading cause of disability in this country, limiting everyday activities for more than seven million Americans. Drugs, surgeries, and steroids can alleviate some of the discomforts, but study after study has shown that exercise is most beneficial to most forms of arthritis, specifically low-impact, flexibility-enhancing exercises – hence, yoga. In this comprehensive and thoroughly illustrated guide…

July, 2017

As beginners, there is so much we can do to stay active that we enjoy and Calisthenics is one of those exercises you’ll begin to love. Do these anyplace without special equipment. No gym to join, no weights (just you and your bodyweight!).

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Calisthenics for beginners  by Tyler Stone

Proven Guide to Get Muscles (Pictures INCLUDED) (Workout Plan, Bodyweight Exercises, Muscle, Fitness, Health)

Calisthenics is a strength training method or technique that doesn’t require barbells, dumbbells or other weight lifting equipment. All you need is your body and a couple of fixed items such as a pole, overhead bar in the park or playground, or a bench and you’re good to go! And in this book, you will discover why you should get into calisthenics and, more importantly, how to perform calisthenic exercises in order to build up your strength and become and stay physically fit.

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Calisthenics for Beginners by Diane Woods

25 Effective Beginner’s Calisthenics Exercises to Shape Your Body and Reduce Weight (calisthenics, explosive calisthenics, progressive calisthenics)

Workout is speaking to many individuals since it empowers them to construct greater muscles without going to a gym center. Workout anyplace and at whatever time, and in addition, is that there are an incredible assortment of activities for you to look over.

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June, 2017

As you know, we generally focus on exercising and being active, but it’s a combination of Diet and Exercise that will help you achieve your goal weight. There is not one magic bullet. Don’t get me wrong, exercise can help you lose that extra size you gained over the years and will help you feel better, but understanding nutrition and how to read nutrition labels (they are there to help us), is equally important to your overall health. Remember, you are what you eat, so be sure it’s more than the sugar and corn syrup you see in so many ‘healthy’ food products.

Pantry Principle
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The Pantry Principle how to read the label and understand what’s really in your food  by Mira Dessy, NE

Even though legislation generally protects us against illegal food substances, evidence shows us that many items can be unsafe, not nutritious or not healthy food choices. We don’t really know what’s in our food, trusting that if they are selling it we can eat it.

This book will help you take back control… You will discover those items that are not contributing nutrition value and may even be detracting from your health and the health of your loved ones.

Starts with Food
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It Starts With FoodDiscover the Whole30 and Change Your Life in Unexpected Ways by Dallas Hartwig, Melissa Hartwig

Since 2009, their underground Whole30 program has quietly led tens of thousands of people to weight loss, enhanced quality of life, and a healthier relationship with food – accompanied by stunning improvements in sleep, energy levels, mood, and self-esteem.

It Starts With Food is based on the latest scientific research and real-life experience, and includes testimonials, a detailed shopping guide, a meal-planning template, a Meal Map with creative, delicious recipes, and much more.

» Testimonials for Whole30 – read this by Michelle, who is following this diet along with her family – Putting My Feet in the Dirt by Michelle Cook

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May, 2017

With the warm weather fast approaching and our opportunities to be more active outdoors, a member, Merry, wrote and asked about a recommended diet book. We hope you all find these useful and help you achieve your successful weight.

Thin Woman
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The Thin Woman’s Brain Rewiring the Brain for Permanent Weight Loss  by Dilia Suriel

This book is not a diet book (I was never good at dieting) but provides ways to control eating. It’s “…sole objective is to restore the brain to its healthy relationship with food.” Amazon reviews are positive.

Reading: People Who Feel Too Much
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Weight Loss for People Who Feel Too Much  A Four Step, 8 Week Plan… Find Your Fabulous Self by Colette Barron-Reid

Let’s face it, it’s tough controlling eating because it’s something you have to do every day to survive. Learning how to control how much you eat is key to permanent weight loss. “Colette shows you how to release the extra pounds and create a new, healthy relationship with your body, your weight, and food.”

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April, 2017

Our recommendation for April is focused on learning more about standing desks. Finding out if they are right for you, then once you decide if it IS right for you, they help reinforce your motivation to take the next steps – buying the desk that’s right for you. And of course, you can always check out stand up desks on Amazon!

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Standing Desk Book
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A Standing Desk: Is It Right For You? A Guide to Improve Your Work Wellness by Shani Soloff

“A Standing Desk: Is It Right For You” will share techniques to help improve your work wellness right now. PLUS this book will walk you through an easy 3-step self-test to help you decide if a standing desk is right for you… You could save hundreds of dollars by not buying equipment that you won’t use!”

Stand and Like It Book
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You’ll Stand And You’ll Like It A Short, Functional Guide to Office Ergonomics and the Standing Desk by Kristen Hall-Geisler

“You know you should stand more. You can feel it in your back and shoulders after sitting at your desk all day. Heck, maybe even your Apple Watch is telling you to stand, but it’s so easy not to. You’ll Stand and You’ll Like it is a short, functional guide to finally making an ergonomic change for the better. Without hundreds of pages of scientific research (we all know sitting is bad), you can cut to the chase of making measurable improvements in your day to feel better, lose weight and have more energy. “

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March, 2017

Welcome to our debut of the Reading Corner. As you know, we are all about staying active and healthy – simple exercises to keep flexible and balanced while maintaining your endurance and strength.

Each month we’ll recommend a book or two you may find interesting that you can read while commuting to work or while relaxing in the backyard after a hard day at work. Even if you skim through them, you’ll be surprised at how much you learn and the more you know, the more motivated you will be. Why learn more about taking care of your body? Because you’ll get the most from your time spent on your workout. And towards that, we’re delighted you are here!

Our recommendation for March is focused on learning more about the dangers of sitting too long and a solution of planning for a little bit of exercising you can do immediately. This activity adds up over time for positive results. While these recommendations are for office exercises, they can be done anywhere. No sweat. Literally. We hope you give them a try – there are lots of exercises to choose from so you won’t get bored!

You can read a sample of these books in Amazon by simply tapping the images.

Book by James A. Levine - Get Up!
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Get Up! Why your chair is killing you and what you can do about it by James A. Levine

James goes into detail about why sitting is so very bad for us and wraps up with a 4-Step plan on how to break the sitting cycle. Another ‘must read’ especially for anyone that sits at their desk all day, then comes home to relax while watching TV at night.

Not to mention a motivating title!

The Office Workout!
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The Office Workout 75 Exercises to do at Your Desk by Kent Burden

In this book, Kent recommends going the distance toward staying active at work. With a little awareness of the need to get up and move, and taking action on that awareness, along with choosing some of the exercises and doing them, the information in his book will be a great asset to your day.

So, set your fitbit or phone alarm and take advantage of your work break at  least 2 times a day, and you’ll begin to see and feel improvement in your overall health.

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