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Successful aging : a neuroscientist explores the power and potential of our lives book cover

Successful aging : a neuroscientist explores the power and potential of our lives

Daniel J. Levitin

612.82 /Levitin
Health, Science

Recent studies show that our decision-making skills improve as we age, and that our happiness levels peak at age eighty-two. Levitin examines the neuroscientific evidence to challenge many of the beliefs that surround aging. He provides realistic plans for how you can make the most of your seventies, eighties, and nineties today-- no matter how old you are now. -- adapted from jacket

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Even though I am physically a couple decades away from the 60+ years developmental stage this book is most applicable to, I found the research done and compiled in this book to be both fascinating and enlightening. For me some key takeaways were; 1. Always try new things for neuroplasticity, for example, new hobbies, travel to new places, try new technologies. 2. Be social, particularly intergenerational, every generation has different qualities to offer. 3 Move your bodies, preferably outside. Survival skills are engaged even on a walk around the neighborhood because of the potential for unknown variables, and it keeps your body and mind sharp. This book is full of resilience strategies and practical, cognitive enhancing tricks everyone should do as they age as well as an appreciation for what we can learn from the wisdom of older generations. -Mari

Feel better in 5 : your daily plan to feel great for life book cover

Feel better in 5 : your daily plan to feel great for life

Rangan Chatterjee

613 /Chatterjee
Nonfiction, Health

"If you’ve ever started an intensive plan only to stop days, weeks or months later, or struggled to prioritise your health, it’s not your fault – behavioural science shows that most plans simply aren’t built to last. Feel Better in 5 is the first daily 5 minute plan that is easy to maintain, easy-to-follow and requires only the smallest amount of willpower. Drawing on Dr Rangan Chatterjee’s twenty years of experience and real-life case studies from his GP practice, Feel Better in 5 is your daily plan for a happier, healthier you at no extra cost." --From https://drchatterjee.com/.

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I might not have an hour, but I do have 5 minutes! -Melody

The how not to die cookbook : 100+ recipes to help prevent and reverse disease book cover

The how not to die cookbook : 100+ recipes to help prevent and reverse disease

Michael Greger

641.56362 /Greger
Nonfiction, Health

Dr. Michael Greger's first book, "How Not to Die," presented the scientific evidence behind the only diet that can prevent and reverse many of the causes of premature death and disability. Now, Dr. Greger puts that science into action with this cookbook. From Superfood Breakfast Bites to Spaghetti Squash Puttanesca to Two-Berry Pie with Pecan-Sunflower Crust, every recipe offers a delectable, easy-to-prepare, plant-based dish to help anyone eat their way to better health.

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I really liked this book when it first came out. It's completely plant-based, which is right up my alley, and was a popular read back in 2017. -Melody

The joy of movement : how exercise helps us find happiness, hope, connection, and courage book cover

The joy of movement : how exercise helps us find happiness, hope, connection, and courage

Kelly McGonigal

eAUDIO
Nonfiction, Health

"The bestselling author of The Willpower Instinct introduces a surprising science-based book that doesn't tell us why we should exercise but instead shows us how to fall in love with movement"--

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I love listening to books while exercising or cooking. This book is on my to-read list! -Melody

Anti-diet : reclaim your time, money, well-being, and happiness through intuitive eating book cover

Anti-diet : reclaim your time, money, well-being, and happiness through intuitive eating

Christy (Nutritionist) Harrison

613.2 /Harrison
Nonfiction, Health

Over two-thirds of Americans have dieted at some point in their lives-- and upwards of 90% of people who intentionally lose weight gain it back within five years, often gaining more weight than they lost. Harrison shows that diet culture, a system of beliefs that equates thinness to health and moral virtue, promotes weight loss as a means of attaining higher status, and demonizes certain ways of eating while elevating others. It's sexist, racist, and classist-- and embedded in the fabric of our society. Harrison exposes all the ways it robs people of their time, money, health, and happiness. She provides a radical alternative to diet culture, and helps readers reclaim their bodies, minds, and lives so they can focus on the things that truly matter. -- adapted from jacket

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Just your type : the ultimate guide to eating and training right for your body type book cover

Just your type : the ultimate guide to eating and training right for your body type

Phil Catudal

613.7 /Catudal
Nonfiction, Health

A comprehensive plan for matching diet and fitness regimens to body types, based on the proven system of somatotypes According to fitness guru Phil Catudal, 70 percent of people exercise the wrong way. To achieve lasting fitness and health, Catudal explains, you should work with your natural-born body type and do the optimal combination of cardio, strength training, and flexibility exercises and consume the right proportion of macronutrients for your physique. While fitness trends and fad diets will come and go, your body type (somatotype) is the one constant that's never going to change. Just Your Type helps anyone create an individualized workout that's tailored to their body shape and composition. Working harder isn't always the answer, but working smarter is. --

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The core 4 : embrace your body, own your power book cover

The core 4 : embrace your body, own your power

Stephanie Gaudreau

613.7045 /Gaudreau
Nonfiction, Health

"In The Core 4 Steph finally offers women a strong body and mind achieved through minimal time on the treadmill, simple workouts, targeted nutrition (that is also delicious!), and mindset practices with clear results. When you focus on The Core 4--Eat Nourishing Foods, Move with Intention, Recharge Your Energy, and Empower Your Mind--you give yourself the gifts of care, strength, and resiliency, and take a powerful step toward the life you want."--Amazon.

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Dressing on the side (and other diet myths debunked) : 11 science-based ways to eat more, stress less, and feel great about your body book cover

Dressing on the side (and other diet myths debunked) : 11 science-based ways to eat more, stress less, and feel great about your body

Jaclyn. author London

613.25 /London
Nonfiction, Health

Losing weight and feeling better shouldn't feel like a punishment. You deserve to love your routine while honing and solidifying habits that help you look and feel your best. All of this can and will be done within the context of your busier than ever lifestyle. With her extensive background in medical nutrition therapy, nutrition counseling and in the editorial setting at Good Housekeeping, London has seen it all when it comes to the struggles of understanding how and what to eat. Dressing on the side is loaded with simple, actionable strategies for prioritizing foods, eliminating the stress that accompanies food you love and cultivating confidence in your choices. The eleven chapters are inspired by the most common real life perceptions of what it takes to lose weight; London breaks what's at the heart of the issue and offers tools shortcuts and solutions that work within any scenario.

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The f*ck it diet : eating should be easy book cover

The f*ck it diet : eating should be easy

Caroline Dooner

613.25 /Dooner
Nonfiction, Health

Diets don't work. Diet programs make people believe they're lazy, weak food addicts. Dooner presents a funny, edgy, comprehensive program for chronic dieters to help them escape the plague of diet culture, regain their personal power, and reboot their relationship with food, weight and self-worth. She believes we should eat the things our bodies want, and be happy being healthy at whatever weight it might be. -- adapted from publisher info

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Seriously. Eating SHOULD be easy. -Melody

The more or less definitive guide to self-care book cover

The more or less definitive guide to self-care

Anna Borges

613 /Borges
Nonfiction, Health

"An A to Z, mental health-centric handbook that distills the "self-care internet" to four distinctive realms of self-care: physical, mental, social, and spiritual"--

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