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Health and wellness: Books

Guide to library resources that may be useful in supporting a healthy lifestyle.

Browsing the Collection

Most of the library's resources are shelved according to the Library of Congress classification system. This system arranges items on the shelf by subject. Some call numbers of interest are: 


Includes exercise, nutrition, sleep.

Please ask at the library helpdesk if you need help locating an item and we will be happy to help! Or you can search our library catalogue.

Transformative Yoga

Transformative Yoga reveals the key transformative process embedded within the yoga tradition. This book offers a complete set of beginner, intermediate, and advanced yoga posture sequences with photographs, and includes yoga meditations for boosting energy, releasing stress, and accessing your inner bliss.

Creating Healthy Organizations

Covers employee motivation, job satisfaction, and quality of work life.

Consumer Reports on Health

This newsletter contains articles that review health issues and health products and provide advice on the effectiveness of various treatments for the consumer.

Get Up

In Get Up! , health expert James A. Levine's original scientific research shows that today's chair-based world, where we no longer use our bodies as they evolved to be used, is having negative consequences on our health, and is a leading cause of diabetes, cancer, and heart disease.

Food, Inc

Lifts the veil on the food industry, exposing how our food supply is now controlled by a handful of corporations that often put profit ahead of consumer health, the livlihood of the farmer, the safety of workers and our own environment. Food, Inc. reveals surprising - and often shocking truths - about what we eat, how it's produced and who we have become as a society.

Food for life report

Brand new Canadian publication providing objective science-based health and nutrition information.

Books available for loan

Examples of books you may find helpful include:

Subject Guide

Hilary Kelly
Library, room 3021
705 566 8101 x7290

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