New Theme for the New Year
A list of books being featured at the White Lake Library for the New Year.
Each season, the White Lake Library features a new theme of books on a cart near the checkout counter. Right now, that cart features fitness and self-improvement books in light of the New Year and the tradition of resolutions. The following are just some of the books featured:
- You: Staying Young, by Michael F. Roizen and Mehmet C. Oz – A book that details each system in your body, such as the cardiovascular system, and tells you how to slow the decline of these systems as you grow older. In addition, this book includes a 14-day plan for "staying young" that aims at showing readers how to live longer, healthier lives.
- The Healthy Guide to Unhealthy Living: How to Survive Your Bad Habits, by Dr. David J. Clayton – This book aims at allowing readers to maintain their fast-paced lifestyles and bad habits — while getting healthy. Items addressed in this book include drinking and drugs; sex; pushing the limits of stress and sleepless nights; smoking; and fast food. The book shows readers how to make smarter choices and take shortcuts to more healthful habits to live a better, healthier life.
- This Year I Will: How to Finally Change a Habit, Keep a Resolution or Make A Dream Come True, by M.J. Ryan – This book outlines a concrete, practical strategy for following through on a resolution while handling the ups and downs of normal life. The book discusses the obstacles that keep readers from achieving goals, while also providing helpful tools and language to help quiet negative, self-defeating thoughts.
- Live a Little: Breaking the Rules Won't Break Your Health, by Susan M. Love – This book is about breaking down the prevailing health "musts" and relaxing when it comes to health. The book focuses on six areas: sleep, stress, preventive care, exercise, nutrition and personal relationships. Instead of worrying about what you aren't doing, this book gives realistic guidelines for living a "healthy enough" life – one that includes relaxation and a common-sense approach to health.
- 15-Second Principle, by Al Secunda – In this book designed to give people the tools and techniques for success, the author illustrates a system that allows people to stay focused and committed to their goals – forgetting fear, anxiety and setbacks. Secunda, a man described as having a long list of handicaps, writes about how he overcame his obstacles and became successful.
For more information on any of these books, or to see what else is available, visit the library or call 248-698-4942.