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Fit for the Summer

Oh that Valentine candy…is it gone yet? If it is, you may be dreading the Great Bathing Suit Hunt. Why not drop the dread and pick up some weights instead. Enjoy the memory of all that sweet chocolate and the anticipation of showing off a fit, healthy body in the coming summer. There are so many ways to conquer slack, sloth, and fat these days that the only problem may be picking which training is your best route to strength, agility, and endurance. Richland Library has a great selection of books to introduce you to the many fitness programs available. You can train like a Navy Seal or find inner balance as well as outer beauty with yoga or the Alexander Technique. You can sculpt your body with weight training or swim your way to endurance and a lean, lithe body. Many of these books offer motivational and nutritional advice to help keep you on target. Feel better about that box of candy yet? Come on down to Richland Library and find your path to good health and fitness.


Ellen B. Says: Alexander Technique: Regain Your Natural Poise and Alleviate Stress.
Amazon Says: Poor posture can lead to a number of problems, including back pain, stiff necks, headaches, irritability and even depression. This highly illustrated guide shows how to use th more...
Amazon Says: Poor posture can lead to a number of problems, including back pain, stiff necks, headaches, irritability and even depression. This highly illustrated guide shows how to use the Alexander technique to alleviate such problems.' less...
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Aqua Fitness by Mimi Rodriguez Adami
Ellen B. Says: Aqua Fitness: The Low-impact Total Body Fitness Workout.
Amazon Says: The complete guide to a low-impact, water resistance total body fitness workout. For anyone looking for a highly effective and pleasurable way to work out, here's a no-impact more...
Amazon Says: The complete guide to a low-impact, water resistance total body fitness workout. For anyone looking for a highly effective and pleasurable way to work out, here's a no-impact routine that uses waters buoyancy to put less stress on joints and heart while providing the same level of training as on land. Packed with full-color, step-by-step photographs of shallow and deepwater programs, Aqua Fitness provides all the information you need to make the program work for you. Suitable for all ages, this book shows you the basic moves, exercises for muscle toning, and workouts for people with special needs. less...
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Ellen B. Says: Fitness Swimming.
Amazon Says: Want more from your workout? Whether you seek to improve your technique, trim your times, swim greater distances, or simply improve your fitness level, Fitness Swimming wil more...
Amazon Says: Want more from your workout? Whether you seek to improve your technique, trim your times, swim greater distances, or simply improve your fitness level, Fitness Swimming will help you achieve your goals, all in full-color. Expert swim coach Emmett Hines has created 60 new workouts and 16 sample programs, each arranged into suggested training zones to correspond to your fitness level and performance goals. Over a dozen cutting-edge technique drills help you progressively build an effective freestyle stroke. The text covers stretching, warm-up and cool-down methods, heart rate zone targets, expanded instruction for stroke efficacy, progressive drills, conditioning tips, and fitness assessments. Fitness Swimming has all the information you need to chart progress and maintain peak performance. less...
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Ellen B. Says: The Navy SEAL Physical Fitness Guide.
Amazon Says: Written by some of the most knowledgeable fitness specialists, medical doctors and physiologists around, this guide covers anything and everything there is about physical trai more...
Amazon Says: Written by some of the most knowledgeable fitness specialists, medical doctors and physiologists around, this guide covers anything and everything there is about physical training and achieving super results. The Navy SEAL Physical Fitness Guide features over 300 tables and figures. less...
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Stronger After 40 by Josef Arnould
Ellen B. Says: Stronger After 40.
Amazon Says: This work stands out in the field of health and fitness literature because it is extraordinarily useful, informative, and accessible for a wide spectrum of readers. To adults more...
Amazon Says: This work stands out in the field of health and fitness literature because it is extraordinarily useful, informative, and accessible for a wide spectrum of readers. To adults of any age and almost any level of health, it is a safe, understandable, and inspirational introduction to strength training as a means to achieve better health and enjoy life more. To experienced exercisers, it offers many new concepts to improve training effectiveness. To health professionals—doctors, therapists, and trainers—it provides clear procedures for evaluating patients and monitoring their exercise progress. To college students and faculty members in exercise science, it is a highly organized text based upon two decades of clinical usage. To library patrons, it is one of the most comprehensive books ever written on strength training and the relationship between strength and health. Composed with passion, humor, and social awareness, this ruggedly bound reference book will inspire many readers to reread many chapters for many years. less...
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