No need to wait for the new year to make a healthy living resolution... November is Living Well Month at the Toronto Public Library, so why not start now?
To help you get started, the Toronto Public Library is offering a series of programs and Living Well displays at your local branch. Librarians have also compiled booklists of favourite titles to help you attain your goal of living well. Here is a selection from those booklists:
Walking as a mode of transportation has been largely replaced by other things but Rubenstein provides research into the benefits of walking for individual health as well as providing benefits for society.
Designed for anyone wishing to lead a healthier lifestyle, this book offers nutritional tips, advice for motivation and workouts that will improve cardiovascular health, strength and flexibility.
Curious about the impact of exercise on your body? Time Magazine editors use medical equipment to find out exactly what happens during physical activities and look at which techniques may be the most effective.
Based on the latest scientific research, Rebecca Katz has developed more than 120 recipes which aim to improve brain health.
Holistic nutritionist Joy McCarthy, creator of the blog Joyous Health, shares her nutritional secrets for increased energy, balanced hormones, improved digestion and low blood pressure and cholesterol.
Paulette Lambert is the Director of Nutrition for the California Health & Longevity Institute and ABC's Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition expert. In The Wellness Kitchen, she shares simple and healthy recipes from her teaching kitchen.
Whether it’s natural inclination or learned behaviour, Dr. Amit Sood believes happiness is a habit. Combining knowledge from neuroscience, psychology, philosophy, and spirituality, he presents a series of exercises help to train people’s brains into choosing happiness.
In this step-by-step guide to the myths, realities, and benefits of meditation and the practice of mindfulness, the author introduces the tools of meditation, what it does, and how to make it work in daily life. Included in this expanded edition is a chapter on the cultivation of loving kindness and its relevance in today’s world.
A mindfulness approach helps people connect to the present moment. As a leader in mindfulness psychology, Dr. Elisha Goldstein takes this approach one step further by offering practical techniques to make permanent life changes.
For additional reading on these topics, check out these recommended reads for adults, children and teens: