PINE RIVER LIBRARY

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2020 Health Initiative

It’s a New Year and a New Decade! What are your hopes for this year?

Rather than make big goals and resolutions that last no longer than our holiday leftovers how about trying a different approach?

Research tells us that willpower is seriously overrated when it comes to changing our behaviors (which is lucky because we don’t appear to have any!)  So what really helps?

  • Collecting reliable information
  • Leaning tangible tools and tricks that work for you
  • Connecting with a social support network
  • Making tiny changes today (as opposed to big changes tomorrow!)

This year your library hopes to help connect you with information, opportunities, and neighbors, so you can help create a community sharing struggles and achievements as we work together towards a happier, healthier, 2020.

 

Get connected with these resources:

  • Check out our list of helpful databases and websites that give accurate health information and research.

  • Join our Facebook group, where you can connect with others who would like to work towards a Happier Healthier 2020.

  • We’ve created a calendar listing local exercise opportunities. Check back here for the latest schedules of classes offered in our community.

Upcoming events and classes that you may be interested in:

Heartfelt Communication: 
Many things can get in the way of clear, connected, and resourceful communication. At the core of communication is our attempt to meet our needs. Join us to identify your needs and guess at the needs of others to develop a practice of heartfelt communication. More information here.
Thursday, February 20, 6-7:30 PM
 
Wellness Toolkit: 
Join local personal trainer for a presentation on his book The Wellness Toolbox: Debunking Myths about Fitness and Nutrition to Provide All the Tools You Need for a Healthier and Happier Life. Don Roberts’ Wellness Toolbox provides a complete guide for everything you need to know about fitness and nutrition. Based on 27 years of experience as a personal trainer, nutritional coach, weight management consultant, bodybuilder, and gym owner, Roberts illuminates fact versus myth through thoughtful science-based explanations, animated personal stories, concise tips, historical context, and humorous cartoons. Because we are bombarded with often faulty information on nutrition and fitness, Roberts felt compelled to share the knowledge and wisdom he has gleaned for the past three decades, advising clients of all types: middle-aged men and women, grandmas and grandpas, teenage boys and girls, amateur and professional athletes, couch potatoes, and weekend warriors. Eminently likable, Roberts will show you that the secret to achieving your fitness and nutrition goals is about incremental lifestyle choices. It’s time to thrive! Open your Wellness Toolbox to improve your physical health, mental well-being, and your life.

Wednesday, April 22, 6-7:30 PM

Clean Your Castle: DIY Natural Home Cleaning
Tuesday, July 7, 6-7 PM

Fad Diets, Demystified:
Thinking about trying one of today’s popular diets? Join Local Dietitian/Nutritionist Fran Sutherlin, MS, RD to learn the basics of trending diets like Paleo and Keto.
Thursday, August 13, 6-7 PM