Recommendations for Adults:
The Terrible and Wonderful Reasons Why I Run Long Distances by Matthew Inman (Sept 2014)
From the New York Times best-selling author Matthew Inman, aka "The Oatmeal," comes this collection of comics and stories about running, eating, napping and one cartoonist's reasons for running across mountains until his toenails fall off.
Presence: Bringing Your Boldest Self to Your Biggest Challenges by Amy Cuddy (Dec 2015)
A Harvard psychologist and TED star shares strategic advice on how to live in accordance with one's inner resources to overcome social fears and self-doubt while heightening confidence, productivity and influence.
52 Small Changes for the Mind by Brett Blumenthal (Dec 2015)
A wellness expert offers a plan for better memory, decreased stress, improved productivity, and lasting happiness by making one small, attainable change every week, whether it be eating more brain-powering foods or developing music appreciation.
Smart Fat: Eat More Fat, Lose More, Weight, Get Healthy Now by Steven Masley (Jan 2016)
The innovative guide that reveals how eating more fat - the smart kind - is the key to health, longevity, and permanent weight loss.
Fit Dog: Tips & Tricks to Give Your Pet a Longer, Healthier, Happier Life by Arden Moore (Jan 2015)
This book guides owners to expert care for their loyal companions in all ways, from daily fitness and health care to pet-proofing a home for a senior dog's safety. Also check out Fit Cat by Arden Moore (Jan 2015).
Recommendations for Teens:
Yoga for Your Mind and Body by Rebecca Rissman (Apr 2015)
Presents yoga techniques and poses to promote brain power, stress relief, strength, and fitness.
Body and Soul: A Girl's Guide to a Fit, Fun and Fabulous Life by Bethany Hamilton (May 2014)
As a professional surfer who has overcome challenges, the author shares her expertise and an athlete and a Christian, showing girls how spiritual health is just as important as physical health.
Paleo Girl by Leslie Klenke (June 2014)
Presents a health, fitness, and lifestyle guide for teenagers that includes a seven-day paleo eating guide, stretching and exercise moves, and how a paleo lifestyle can affect puberty.
The Anxiety Survival Guide for Teens by Jennifer Shannon (Sep 2015)
This guide helps teens to skillfully work through situations that cause anxiety so they can focus on their goals.
Recommendations for Children:
Good Morning Yoga: A Pose-by-Pose Wake-Up Story by Mariam Gates (Mar 2016)
Invites young readers to practice a morning yoga routine to jumpstart the day and shows them how to focus, self-monitor, and self-soothe. Also try Good Night Yoga: A Pose-by-Pose Bedtime Story by Mariam Gates (Apr 2015).
What's So Yummy? All About Eating Well and Feeling Good by Robie H. Harris (Sept 2014)
Gus, Nellie, and baby Jake visit their community garden before shopping at the farmer's market and grocery store to gather healthy ingredients that they help prepare for a picnic, in a story that explains the role of nutrition in health.
Move Your Body! My Exercise Tips by Gina Bellisario (Jan 2014)
Natalie's team isn't ready for the big race on Field Day, so Ms. Starr teaches them about exercise and stretching to help them prepare.
Meditation is an Open Sky: Mindfulness for Kids by Whitney Stewart (Mar 2015)
Describes nine simple meditation exercises to help kids find focus, manage stress, and face challenges.