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Recommended Books & Audio Visual Materials

The following recommended books are available at the Fairfield Public Library.  Click here to check the status of a book Fairfield Public Library Online Catalog

In addition to the books and audio visual materials listed below, take a look at the Nutrition Action Healthletter, published by the Center for Science in the Public Interest, in the periodical room at the library.  This user friendly newsletter is a "consumer reports" of food and physical activity issues.

Books

The Great Life Diet - (Denny Waxman) 2007 - 613.2W
"In seven steps, "The Great Life Diet," which essentially weds a diet of whole grains, beans, vegetables, and soups to a lifestyle that nourishes the mind and the spirit, offers a balanced and orderly approach to an active, fulfilling daily life."

Women's Health Perfect Body Diet (Cassandra E Forsythe) 2008 - 613.25F
"This excellent addition to the literature on women's health and weight loss will help veterans of the dieting roller-coaster overcome hunger, build lean muscle mass, burn fat and maintain energy and mood levels." 

Kim Lyons’ Your Body, Your Life  (Kim Lyons) 2008 - 613.7L
"Lose weight, increase strength, shape up, and have more energy than ever before! Shed your negative self-image and change your attitude toward yourself and your body forever."

The EatingWell Diet  (Jean Harvey-Berino) 2007 - 613.25H
"With more than 100 recipes from "EatingWell" magazine's popular RHealth in a HurryS column, this guide provides dieters with the steps to the university-tested VTrim Weight-Loss Program."

The Sneaky Chef  (Missy Chase Lapine) 2007 - 641.5622L
"Simple strategies for hiding healthy foods in kids' favorite meals."

The Story of Tea (Mary Lou Heiss) 2007 - 641.337H
"A comprehensive, fully illustrated connoisseurs guide to tea, this volume includes a global history, an encyclopedia of tea varietals, and guidelines for selecting, storing and brewing tea. The latest research on the benefits of drinking tea is also included."

The Good Mood Diet  (Susan M Kleiner) 2007 - 613.25K
"A leading nutrition authority on eating for strength offers a diet that will let participants eat feel-good foods with both ideal timing and combinations--a balance of protein and fats to go with carbohydrates." 

Moveable Feasts (Sarah Murray) 2007 - 382.41M
"From ancient Rome to the 21st century, the incredible journeys of the food we eat."

The Swiss Secret to Optimal Health (Thomas Rau,  M.D.) 2007 - 613.2R
"For the first time, a world-renowned physician shares the secrets that draw clients from around the world to his clinic seeking health benefits and overall well-being."

The Fattening of America (Eric Finkelstein) 2008 - 362.196398F
"How the economy makes us fat, if it matters, and what to do about it."

Leslie Sansone’s Eat Smart, Walk Strong (Leslie Sansone) 2006 -  613.7S
Sansone applies her proven six-week plan format to reforming the way readers eat. 

WomenHeart’s All Heart Family Cookbook (Kathy Kastan) 2008 - 641.56311K
"Featuring the 40 foods proven to promote heart health."

Dr. Divot’s Guide to Golf Injuries (Larry Foster, M.D.) 2004 - 617.1027F
"Who gets injured playing out on the golf course? Odds are you will if you aren't careful!"

Andy Pruitt’s Complete Medical Guide for Cyclists (Andrew L. Pruitt) 2006 - 617.1027P
"Top riders in the professional peloton depend on Andy Pruitt to soothe their aches and pains and help them ride faster and smoother. Now Andy's advice can help you ride more comfortably and with more power."

Ani’s Raw Food Kitchen (Ani Phyo) 2007 - 641.563P
"These delectable, easy recipes emphasize fresh, animal-free ingredients and how to include more organics into the daily diet." 

Water Exercises for Osteoarthritis (Ann A Rosenstein) 2007 - 616.722R
"A richly illustrated book with all of the elements that go into a water exercise program for osteoarthritis: equipment, warm-ups, stretching, aerobic exercises, strength exercises, balance exercises, exercises focusing on the abdominals, neck exercises, cool downs."

Good Calories, Bad Calories (Gary Taubes) 2007 - 613.263T
""Science" writer Taubes suggested in a "New York Times Magazine" article that the accepted wisdom regarding weight control is wrong. Now he deepens his argument to demonstrate that refined carbohydrates are most likely the culprits in obesity and other chronic diseases." 

Mindless Eating, Why We Eat More Than We Think (Brian Wansink) 2006 - 616.85W
"In this illuminating and groundbreaking new book, a food psychologist will help readers change the way they look at food, and the facts needed to easily make smarter, healthier, more mindful and enjoyable choices at the dinner table, in the supermarket, in restaurants, at the office--even at a vending machine."

Volumetrics Eating Plan (Barbara J. Rolls) 2005 - 641.5635
"One of America's leading nutritionists, author of the popular "Volumetrics Weight-Control Plan," encourages readers to quit "dieting" for good, to feel full on fewer calories, and to lose weight while never feeling deprived."

Audio/Visual Materials

Mindless Eating, Why We Eat More Than We Think  (Brian Wansink) (audio book) 2007 - 616.85W
"In this illuminating and groundbreaking new book, a food psychologist will help readers change the way they look at food, and the facts needed to easily make smarter, healthier, more mindful and enjoyable choices at the dinner table, in the supermarket, in restaurants, at the office--even at a vending machine."

Yoga and Pilates  (DVD)  2003 - 613.7046Y
"A new and highly effective form of exercise that blends the flexibility, meditative and weight loss elements of Yoga with the muscle strengthening and toning of Pilates."

Live Long, Live Well with Robert Pritikin  (DVD, Video) 2001 - 613.2L
"In this program, Robert Pritikin offers hope for health and happiness by taking small steps and finding one's own source of motivation"

The Lotte Berk Method  (video) 2003 -  613.7045L
"The Lotte Berk Method combines elements from modern and classical dance, orthopedic back exercises and Hatha yoga into an effective program that firms, lengthens and shapes muscles to their optimal form."

Baby-Reps! Postnatal Workout  (DVD) 2005 -  613.704B
"Demonstrates exercises for the new mother, using her baby as a workout partner. Inspired by natural everyday movements that moms perform with their babies."

Shaolin Cardio Kickbox  (video) 1999 - 796.815D
"David Carradine presents a complete fitness program based around the natural, simple and graceful movements of the "Shaolin Five Animals". "

Exercise: A Video from the National Institute on Aging  (video)  2001 - 613.70446E
"6 min. introduction, 42 min. of stretching, balance, and strength-building exercises."

Discoveries…America Connecticut  (video) 2006 - 974.6C
"Discover Connecticut, an historic collection of treasures with deep connections to the sea and proud agricultural traditions"

Learn to Dance in Minutes-The Latin Dances  (video) 1994 - 793.33L1994
"Learn to dance the rumba, cha-cha, salsa/mambo, and the tango."

The Beginner’s Guide to Camping  (DVD)  2004 - 796.54B
"In this program, you'll learn everything you need to know with great tips for the novice camper and seasoned veterans as well."

Madusa’s Tae Kick Boxing Workout  (video) 1999 - 796.815M
"Tae kick-boxing workout by Madusa Miceli an All-Asian Female Kick-Boxing Champion."

All quotations are taken from the Fairfield Public Library online catalog.

April 3, 2008