It is that time of year again. If you’re like me, you ate too much during the holiday season and the cold weather was one more reason not to make it to the gym. Maybe it was just the cherry on top of a long list of bad diet and health decisions you made this year, but next year will be different… a common story.

The sad truth is that 80% of people’s fitness New Year’s resolutions fail in January or by early February. But you don’t have become a statistic! We have an exciting lineup of health and fitness programs here in January, and you can check out some of the titles and resources listed below to help you start your journey towards a better you!

Health & Fitness Programs

Saturday, January 4, 10:45 a.m.
Dance, work out, party and have fun! Bring gym shoes, a towel and water. Register now!

R & B Line Dancing
Sunday, January 12, 2 p.m.
Get up and line dance with the Lines ‘N Motion Dance Group. Register now!

Eating Healthy 101
Wednesday, January 15, 7 p.m.
Learn nutritional fact vs. marketing fiction and get empowered to make choices best for you and your family. Register now!

Thursdays, January 23 & 30, 7 p.m.
A Bolingbrook Park District instructor will show you how to relax and stretch. Bring a yoga mat or large towel and a bottle of water. All levels of experience welcome. Registration opens January 2 & 9.

Eating Healthy on a Budget
Wednesday, January 29, 7 p.m.
Eating well shouldn’t cost your whole paycheck. Learn how to choose healthy foods for your lifestyle and save money by doing so. Registration opens January 8.

Books on Diet, Exercise and Habits

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DASH for Weight Loss: An Easy-to-Follow Plan for Losing Weight, Increasing Energy, and Lowering Blood Pressure by Jennifer Koslo

“The DASH diet is an easy-to-follow plan to lose weight, increase energy and lower blood pressure with 100 recipes; consistently ranked the #1 overall diet by U.S. News & World Report.”

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Keto Basics: Your Guide to the Essentials of the Keto Diet—and How It Can Work for You! by Adams Media Inc.

“Keto Basics is here to show you how easy to follow the keto diet can be, and how you can make it work for you, not the other way around! It offers simple, easy to understand explanations and one hundred tips, tricks and advice on how to adapt the keto diet to fit your needs! 

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Paleo Power Bowls: 100 Easy, Nutrient-Dense, Anti-Inflammatory Meals by Julia Mueller

“Eat your way to health with a packed, wholesome, customizable paleo bowl. Quick, healthful and comfortingly delicious, the bowl food trend is the busy person’s answer to jump-starting the ultimate paleo lifestyle! Nourish your body with one hundred gluten-free, dairy-free and refined-sugar-free bowl recipes for a hearty breakfast, lunch and dinner.”

This title is also available for download through hoopla!

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Smarter Workouts: The Science of Exercise Made Simple by Pete McCall

“Smarter Workouts examines why exercise is important, the basic science of how various types of exercise apply different kinds of stimuli to your body, and which types one should do to help improve health and achieve specific results, providing the tools needed to make exercise an integral part of life”

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The Happy Runner: Love the Process, Get Faster, Run Longer by David Roche

“The Happy Runner breaks down the science of performance psychology, introduces training principles and provides real-world stories to show how runners can successfully apply the authors’ Some Work, All Play (SWAP) principles into their daily running routines”

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Atomic Habits: Tiny Changes, Remarkable Results: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones by James Clear

“A leading expert on habit formation reveals practical strategies to form good habits, break bad ones and master the tiny behaviors that lead to remarkable results.”

This title is also available for download through OverDrive and hoopla!

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The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business by Charles Duhigg

“Duhigg takes us to the thrilling edge of scientific discoveries that explain why habits exist and how they can be changed.”

Don’t forget to check out the author’s second book, Smarter Faster Better: The Secrets of Being Productive in Life and Business.

This title is also available for download through Axis 360 and OverDrive!


More Resources

If you need even more information on staying healthy, don’t hesitate to look through our digital collection and eResources!

  • Consumer Health Complete offers hundreds of magazines, articles and journals on many popular health topics.
  • Hoopla has more than 30 free workout videos from Jillian Michaels, The Firm and more.
  • RBdigital Entertainment’s Learn It Live offers more than 350 health and wellness on-demand classes and videos covering everything from diet and exercise to meditation and mental well being.