I’m guessing the answer is a resounding YES to that question. I definitely know I need more vegetables in my diet. So guess what!?! This is the season for the best meals ever! I am positively giddy when fresh local vegetables and fruit start showing up in the produce isles and, even better, at our farmer’s markets in town.
Make your healthcare wishes known and guide you, your family and your friends through the process of Advance Care Planning for a living will and durable power of attorney for health care decisions.
Copies of Kansas State University’s Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care, and Living Wills Fact Sheets are available in the library’s Health Information Neighborhood.
Listen or download the library’s premier podcast – HUSH! In Episode 21, enjoy a discussion (26:27) about Medical Memoirs — books by doctors, nurses and patients about their experiences in unique or compelling situations. Have you read any of our recommendations? Plus continue the discussion on the library’s Goodreads group!
Get started knowing your numbers – check your blood pressure and BMI at the library’s Health Information Neighborhood, and enter our Know Your Numbers contest. One lucky winner will be drawn from all entries submitted by April 21, 2012. to win a $10 gift certificate to the Millennium Café.
Walk Kansas 2012 is coming — March 18 – May 12. Join a team of 6 people who will track minutes of physical activity and food choices during the 8-week challenge.
Form your own team, or find out how to join a community team at a Walk Kansas Kickoff being held at the library on Saturday, March 10 from 2-3pm!
Many hot names in fitness DVDs are hitting our shelves — Denise Austin, Jillian Michaels, Jane Fonda, Bethenny Frankel — check one out today!
Revitalize your workout routine or inspire yourself to try something new! 6 different fitness kits are available for customers interested in physical fitness and exercise materials at the library.
February 3, 2012 is Go Red for Women day from the American Heart Association. Watch a funny yet serious 3 minute video starring Elizabeth Banks, and learn the warning signs of a heart attack. More women die of cardiovascular disease than from the next four causes of death combined, including all forms of cancer. But 80 percent of cardiac events in women could be prevented if women made the right choices for their hearts involving diet, exercise and abstinence from smoking. Learn more at goredforwomen.org
Community Blood Center will be hosting a Blood Drive for whole blood donations on Tuesday, January 10, 2012 from 10:00 am to 1:30 pm in the Marvin Auditorium at the Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library.
Revitalize your workout routine or inspire yourself to try something new! Check out an AbsBall Core Workout Kit with instructional DVD for 3 weeks from the library.
Revitalize your workout routine or inspire yourself to try something new! Check out The FIRM 5 lb. Kettlebell Kit with instructional DVD for 3 weeks from the library.