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Start Your New Year's Resolutions with These Helpful Resources!

January 2022

Need a little help with your New Year’s resolutions?

Whether you’re resolving to exercise more, eat better, live happier, or make a career change, the library has a variety of books, videos, DVDs, and magazines to help you on your quest for better living. These are just a few of the many resources that are available free to the public at FBCL. Get fit, get healthy, and get going for a brand new you!

For simple lifestyles changes, try The Heart of Simple Living: 7 Paths to a Better Life, a book by Wanda Urbanska, or The 50 Healthiest Habits and Lifestyle Changes, written by Myrna Chandler Goldstein. Find out how people across America are transforming their lives by finding the where of their happiness in Richard Karlgaard’s book, Life 2.0. Sanjiv Chopra offers five simple things you can do to live a longer, healthier life in his book The Big Five. Learn how to harness your brainpower to make lasting changes with Joel Harper’s Mind Your Body: 4 Weeks to a Leaner, Healthier Life: 10 Core Concepts for an Optimally Balanced You (available as a book or CD, or as an e-book or e-audiobook on Hoopla).

For healthier eating, try books such as It’s Not About the Broccoli: Three Habits to Teach Your Kids for a Lifetime of Healthy Eating, written by Dina Rose, or Rethinking Thin: the New Science of Weight Loss and the Myths and Realities of Dieting, by Gina Bari Kolata. The Whole Life Nutrition Cookbook, written by Alissa Segersten and Tom Malterre, has more than 300 recipes, including ones for gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free, and egg-free dishes.

Want to start a new exercise regime, but uncertain where to begin? The Dance Off the Inches series includes options for country line-dancing, hip hop, and belly dancing. They are available on DVD and are a fun way to start! What was Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s ruling on fitness? Find out in The RBG Workout, by Bryant Johnson. If that doesn’t pique your curiosity, you can always fall back on Age-Defying Fitness: Making the Most of Your Body for the Rest of Your Life, by Marilyn Moffat. John Basebow offers a book and DVD package on Fitness Made Simple: The Power to Change Your Body, the Power to Change Your Life.

If you’ve been considering a career change, the library has a number of resources for job hunters, including newspapers from around the area, books and videos/DVDs on creating a better resumé, and much more. Learn all about a business before you apply by researching it at through one of our business databases. (Click here for FBCL's YouTube tutorials on these databases.) Herminia Ibarra’s book, Working Identity, offers unconventional strategies for reinventing your career. Discover new inspiration for recharging your career with Scott Mautz’s book Find the Fire: Ignite Your Inspiration and Make Work Exciting Again. Chris Guillebeau offers career advice in his book Born for This: How to Find the Work You Were Meant to Do.

Good luck in the new year, whatever your resolutions may be!