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Books for Boomers

Books for Boomers

By Sue Schafer Manager, Sylvania Branch, Toledo Lucas County Public Library

May is Sports and Fitness month, and you probably can’t wait to take advantage of the new warm weather. Here are some book suggestions to keep you active and healthy, as well as help you shape up for summer!

Younger Next Year: The Exercise Program, Workman Publishing, 2016
By Chris Crowley
This is the definitive exercise book that the one-million-plus readers of the Younger Next Year® series have been waiting for—and the exercise book that takes the intimidation out of starting a workout routine.

Anatomy of Exercise for 50+, Firefly Books, 2012
By Hollis Lance Liebman
The exercises in this book support good health at any age, but for those over 50 they can help in the prevention of age-related problems like joint mobility, balance and fatigue, as well as medical conditions like heart disease, colon cancer, diabetes, osteoporosis, arthritis, and Alzheimer’s.

Fitness after Forty: Your Strong Body at 40, 50, 60 and Beyond, American Management Association, 2015
By Vonda Wright
The author is the creator of a unique exercise program tailored to the needs of mature athletes. You will learn how to approach exercise in a new way, gain flexibility, benefit from aerobic exercise, and much more.

Get Up! Why Your Chair is Killing You and What You Can Do About It, Palgrave Macmillan, 2014
By James A. Levine
Health expert James A. Levine’s original scientific research shows that today’s chair-based world, where we no longer use our bodies as they evolved to be used, is having negative consequences on our health and is a leading cause of diabetes, cancer, and heart disease. Levine shows how to throw off the shackles of inertia and reverse these negative trends through simple changes in our daily lives.

This is Your Do-Over: The 7 Secrets to Losing Weight, Living Longer, and Getting a Second Chance at the Life you Want, Scribner, 2015
By Michael Roizen
From the best-selling coauthor of the YOU series, this is the ultimate guide to reversing damage, optimizing health, and living a life filled with energy and happiness.

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