New Year’s Resolutions - Trying to Lose Weight Again?
Another year has passed and with the beginning of the New Year comes the excitement of a “fresh start” – the endless possibilities for what we can do and achieve in the 365 days that lay ahead of us.
Are you one of the people that when they hear the words “New Year’s resolution” your first reaction is to roll your eyes? Some people think of resolutions as a bad thing, as something that will not be done, a broken promise of some sort.
Why not look at resolutions as guidelines to help us get to where we want? I bet you never thought that your Library could help you out!
What are your goals for the New Year? Are you trying to “lose weight”?
Instead of just “to lose weight,” why not think of it as two separate goals: To Exercise and To Eat Healthier. Eventually, if we exercise and eat healthier hopefully the result will be to lose weight and you will feel better too!
I would like to start by placing a disclaimer here. Always consult your physician or health care provider before beginning any nutrition or exercise program. Use of the information contained in this website is at the sole choice and risk of the reader.
Ready to get started?
Perhaps you would like to exercise but don’t have enough time, we have the 10 Minute Solution collection of DVDs.
You can also search the catalog for a specific type of exercise such as: Pilates and yoga, or any other physical activity that would help you exercise your body. We have books and DVDs available for you, and best of all, they are FREE!
For healthy eating there are many ways you can get started. Not sure where to start? Check out the USDA’s “My Pyramid” to get an idea. There is also a National Institutes of Health website dedicated to Weight Loss/Dieting.
A simple search on “healthy cooking” in our catalog brings you many results that you can choose from and place a hold on them to check them out and see if you like the style. Don't like it? Just return the book and grab a new one! Get creative and take advantage of the myriad of titles available for you.
Remember to also check your local library's magazine rack – or even our online databases; Prevention Magazine is available online.
And of course, searching using the keyword “diet” brings up many available titles.
Have a happy and healthy new year!