Wellness Resources 101 by Kari Denison

“The first wealth is health.” Ralph Waldo Emerson. 

A good diet and appropriate physical activity lend to overall wellness and health.  March is National Nutrition Month and the Library has tremendous resources to lend a hand on the subject. 

Yearning to try new ways to get moving?  Look no further!  The Library has instructional DVDs and books for adults and children on physical activity from skateboarding, yoga, fly fishing, hiking, Thai Chi and more. A few titles on physical activity are “Skate boarding” by Clive Gifford; “Yoga for You” by Rebecca Rissman; “Sunset Tai Chi” [DVD] produced and directed by David Silver and written by Ramel Rones & David Silver;  and “Hiking Montana: A Guide to the State’s Greatest Hikes” a Falcon Guide by Bill Schneider.

Love to cook but stuck in a rut?  The Library has a wide variety in our large collection of cookbooks ranging from yogurt making, smoothies, paleo to vegan, plus more. Two of our newest cookbooks are “The Essential Instant Pot Cookbook: Foolproof Recipes For Your Electric Pressure Cooker” by Coco Morante; “The Clean Plate: Eat, Reset, Heal” by Gwyneth  Paltrow.

Without a doubt mental health plays an important role in wellness and nutrition.  We have shelves of books that focus on mental health and self-improvement.  A few of our newest arrivals in this genre are  “Best Self: Be You, Only Better” by Mike Bayer; “Women Rowing North: Navigating Life’s Currents and Flourishing as We Age” by Mary Pipher; “The Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Sourcebook: A Guide to Healing, Recovery, and Growth” by Glenn Schiraldi, PhD; “Strong Memory Sharp Mind: Anti-Aging Strategies for Your Brain” by Frank Minirth, MD.

Be merry and stay healthy!

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