I have a birthday coming and it is about this time that I start thinking I should be taking better care of myself. I joined Curves a few months ago, have lost a few pounds and inches, and have started looking for other ways to get fit and healthy. The new book shelf is a great place to browse! Here are a few books I've found interesting. I've linked the titles to Infosoup.Curves: Permanent Results Without Permanent Dieting
by Gary Heavin and Carol Colman
Here's the book to accompany the workout. The idea is based on sound nutrition and regular exercise! I'll try to stick to it.Fitness Made Simple
by John Baselow
"The Power to change your body, the power to change your life! 3 steps, 8 weeks, 1 Killer Body" The author encourages you to concentrate on nutrition, exercise and supplements. There is a DVD included to help you get started.Fighting Weight
is an inspirational account of the struggles of Khaliah Ali (the great fighter's daughter). At 325 pounds she underwent gastric surgery called banding. With the surgery she was able to eliminate her hunger and lost the weight.
In our quest for youth we sometimes go to drastic measures. Dying to be Young: From Botox to Botulism - A True Story of Survival
is about the fountain of youth going terribly wrong. My husband is a microbiologist and very suspicious of injecting a potentially fatal micro organism into the body. You will just have to see me wrinkle!Rethinking Thin: The New Science of Weight Loss and the Myths and Realities of Dieting
The author of this book, Gina Kolata, looks at the history of dieting, and follows the lives of four dieters. She tries to dispel the notion that people are obese due to lack of control. Count Down Your Age: Look, Feel, and Live Better than You Ever Have Before
by Frederic Vagnini and Dave Bunnell
This book includes a lengthy quiz asking you questions about your lifestyle. Each questions is scored and you determine how far backwards you can count down your age. My husband scored far better than I did because he eats a healthy breakfast everyday and has a daily exercise routine. Needless to say I ate a good breakfast this morning! (I usually skip it!) The authors say it is never too late to make positive changes. The Good Housekeeping Supermarket
Diet by Janis Jibrin helps you make choices even before you get to your own kitchen. Start with your shopping list! Buy the right packages and convenience foods, add a delicious assortment of fresh produce, follow the Good Housekeeping recipes, and watch the pounds drop."The Anti-Inflammation Diet and Recipe Book
by Jessica K. Black
This book addresses the idea that many chronic diseases and medical conditions begin as inflammation, "the fist response by the immune system to infection or irritation." To prevent inflammation, Black recommends eliminating common allergens along with pesticides and other contaminates. This diet is based on eating "whole foods" while eliminating processed foods.
I've just scratched the surface! To find new items go the Recently Added Materials
in Infosoup! See you at the Library!