It’s a New Year and there’s ample opportunity for a new, improved, fitter, healthier you!
Let us help you keep your New Year’s resolution of getting fit and staying healthy.
Lorain Public Library System has a wide collection of health, fitness and wellness books, magazines and DVDs to help you lose weight, build muscles and keep a nutritious diet.
Learn, through Pilates, Tai Chi, Yoga and Zumba routines, how to correct your posture and alleviate back problems, relieve stress, and get a full-body workout!
Make getting fit and staying healthy a fun process with our resources.
Happy New Year!
Resource list prepared by Librarian Scott Machol, Lorain Public Library System, 11/13/12
Over 65 million Americans suffer from back pain each year, making it one of the most common reasons why people in the United States seek medical care. Back problems—such as sciatica and herniated discs—may be a result of injury, arthritis, increased stress on the spine over time, or a myriad of other causes. However, it is never too late to adopt a healthy lifestyle. Yoga can become an integral part of improving your overall health and well-being. Gentle Yoga for Back Pain shows you how to integrate yoga into your exercise routine to promote back health.
You know the importance of good health, but how do you achieve it? And how do you maintain it through the years as your body and lifestyle change, introducing obstacles to physical activity and optimal nutrition? In ACSM’s Complete Guide to Fitness & Health, you will find the answers and much, much more. This book features step-by-step instructions and full-color photos for the most effective exercises, sample workouts, practical advice, age-specific physical activity guidelines, and strategies for incorporating exercise into even the busiest of lifestyles.
Slim down and firm up with this revolutionary new walking program from Prevention magazine's Fitness Director, Michele Stanten, for permanent weight loss! Over the course of 8 weeks, you'll learn innovative interval walking and workout techniques that will blast fat and tone all of your trouble spots three times as fast as conventional walking. Routines are as short as 20 minutes, there's no need for a gym, and there's no fad dieting - you just walk off the weight faster and easier than you ever thought possible!
The Women's Fitness Book is like having a personal trainer in the palm of your hand. It includes advice on healthy eating and weight loss; tips on motivation, setting goals, and nutrition; instruction on how to establish and maintain fitness levels; and questionnaires and tests to accurately assess readers' starting point and progress. The Women's Fitness Book is a comprehensive tool, providing everything necessary for women to get healthy, sculpt the body they want, and maintain that healthy body for life.
Whether you want to focus on body-sculpting with Pilates, fire up your muscles with strength-training exercises, get a stronger back, sculpt beach-ready abs, or relax and revive with yoga, Home Workout has an exercise program to suit every goal and mood. Featuring four complete routines from each of these books in the 15 Minute series - Everyday Pilates, Gentle Yoga, Better Back, Total Body Workout, and Abs Workouts, Home Workout offers the home exerciser fantastic choice, expert guidance, and great results! This book also includes a DVD.
The former fitness editor of Men’s Health magazine presents the ultimate no-excuses workout book for time-pressed men and women at every fitness level. For most people, the hardest hurdle to overcome in following a fitness regimen is simply finding the time to do it. But as this book shows, it is possible to burn fat, build muscle, and stay fit—no matter how much (or little) time one has.
Pilates for Every Body makes Pilates body conditioning technique available to anyone, regardless of fitness level, offering full-body workouts that require only a mat, a chair and towel or blanket. For each move, Austin offers visualizations and other tips to achieve the correct posture for each pose. She also includes mini-routines to help readers get into condition fast and target specific problem areas as well as special tips for beginners or out-of-shape individuals and those with back problems or stiff and painful joints.
T’ai Chi for Seniors gives you all the information you need to undertake a safe, health-improving exercise regimen. These ancient Chinese exercises are fun and low impact and help to alleviate the pains of arthritis, fibromyalgia, carpal tunnel syndrome, and many other "senior" diseases. Whether you are just beginning T'ai Chi or simply looking for a supplemental text to use out of class, this is your guide.
Cooking Light is a trusted source for those who want to cook and enjoy healthy, delicious food. Whether you’re in a hurry to prepare a quick and easy dinner tonight or need a game plan for the perfect party, Cooking Light offers nutritious, kitchen-tested recipes for everyday living or special occasions. And whether you’re a novice or an adventurous cook, you’ll find great food and healthy lifestyle tips in every issue.
With so many sources of health information out there, it's great to find a single magazine devoted to collating, simplifying, and explaining it all. Fitness is a woman-oriented magazine that presents a practical and realistic guide to maintaining a lifestyle that's healthy for the body, mind, and spirit, complete with everything from exercise and dieting tips to advice on beating stress.
Men's Health is an essential read for guys who want to look better, feel better, and live better. But Men's Health isn't just a magazine. It's the solution - for every bit of chaos, confusion, or suffering that the world can inflict on the male of the species. Belly fat. Exercise plateaus. Exercise excuses. The fast-food menu. The magazine gives men the tools, strategies, and motivation to handle all of this and more.
Prevention provides lively, trusted, credible family health information that women need in an inviting, invigorating, approachable format. America's leading healthy lifestyle magazine is based on a simple and powerful promise: Make little changes; get big results. Prevention speaks to readers in a reassuring, familiar voice about family health, food, nutrition, workouts, beauty, cooking and more.
Runner’s World will motivate and inspire you. Each monthly issue of Runner’s World brings you advice on new running techniques, introduces you the latest running products and national and international race information. You will find the strategies, tips and advice to fuel your performance, prevent injuries, burn fat, shed stress, and achieve your personal goals. Runner’s World is filled with the powerful information that will help you run faster and farther and have more fun doing it.
This is not your ordinary walking workout! Kathy Smith’s Power Walk for Weight Loss is a new spin on her favorite exercise. She’s combined the latest techniques for total body toning with walking to give you all-over results fast! Finally, you can sculpt your abs, and define your arms and shoulders, all while you walk! Plus, you'll burn more calories in less time!
The Absolute Beginners Step & Dance Aerobics workout program is designed to help the exerciser that is just starting out. The detailed tutorial segment will teach you step and dance terminology and how to effectively perform all of the basic moves for your session. Great for active seniors too!
Open up to the pearls of wisdom that organic movement has to offer. Welcome to Discover Tai Chi for Beginners Workout Essentials. Enjoy soaring confidence, reduced stress, and exhilarating movement as you explore the mysteries of the ancient martial art of Tai Chi. Join wellness veteran and Tai Chi expert, Scott Cole, as he guides you through the seamless program of basic postures to renewed strength, flexibility, mobility, and vitality.
Now you can experience all the traditional benefits of yoga — such as balance, flexibility, and strength — with an added calorie-burning advantage. Yoga Weight Loss Workout for Dummies offers step-by-step instruction for both standing and mat exercises and includes useful modifications so that you can move at your own pace and level. You can build stamina, strength, and flexibility while you burn extra calories.
Everyone, from the absolute beginner to the most accomplished athlete, can benefit from stretching on a regular basis. Whether preparing for a sporting event or just winding down from a stressful day, stretching can prevent injuries, improve posture and circulation and help you become more limber and relaxed. Now, renowned fitness instructor Tamilee Webb has developed stretching routines that will provide increased flexibility and vitality to people of all ages, lifestyles and levels of fitness. Total Stretch for Beginners will stretch the major muscle groups to help prevent injuries soreness.
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