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Metropolitan Library System Recommends These Healthy Reads

As a new year begins, many start a new journey in wellness. Our friends at the Metropolitan Library System have curated a list of books available at your library to help you on your healthy path.

  • Healthy Habits Suck : How to Get Off the Couch & Live a Healthy Life... Even If You Don't Want To by Dayna Lee-Baggley. Sticking to a healthy lifestyle is hard,. This book will help readers discover how their values can motivate them to do the hard work of living healthfully and deal with emotions that get in the way of engaging in beneficial behaviors.
  • Living with a Green Heart: How to Keep Your Body, Your home, and the Planet Healthy in a Toxic World by Gay Browne. Mindfully living a life aware of your impact on the environment can also help your personal well-being, but it can feel overwhelming. This book provides a guideline for making important changes in your lifestyle, food choices, environment, even relationships for living more healthfully and sustainably.
  • Ageless Vegan: The Secret to Living a Long and Healthy Plant-based Life by Tracye Lynn McQuirter. Even if you aren't interested in going full vegan, this book has great recipes to help jumpstart your healthy eating habits. Importantly, it focuses ways to get the best nutrients to promote longevity and prevent heart disease. 
  • Happy Not Perfect: Upgrade Your Mind, Challenge Your Thoughts, and Free Yourself From Anxiety by Poppy Jamie. It can be easy to fall into a pattern of stress, hustle, and overdoing it, leaving you burned out and unhappy. This book presents practical tools to break patterns of avoidance, challenge fears of not being good enough, and stretch the mind with new, healthier, thought habits. 

For more information on the Metropolitan Library System and how to get a library card, visit metrolibrary.org.

DID YOU KNOW:  You can now check out passes at your local Metropolitan Library System to visit the Museum of Osteology and the Oklahoma History Center and its affiliate museums free of charge with your library card with the Experience Pass program, which started last year with the Oklahoma City Museum of Art. 

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