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Library Health & Wellness Resources


Wellness Works Committee:  Library Reserve Collection 


Students, faculty, and staff may check out these materials from the circulation desk. Most items check out for 21 days.

General Wellness


Title

Author

Format

Description

Campus

Body for Life

Bill Phillips

CD (set of 2)

12 weeks to mental and physical strength

Coon Rapids

Eating Well for Optimum Health

Dr. Andrew Weil

DVD

Information on how to make the best dietary choices for overall health and well being

Coon Rapids

Healthy Aging

Dr. Andrew Weil

Print book & DVD

Keep our bodies, minds, and spirits in excellent working order though all phases of life.

Coon Rapids

One Body, One Life

Gregory Joujon-Roche

Print book

Program that combines cardio and strength training, core training and Pilates, yoga and martial arts, cutting-edge nutrition, and mind-body tools.

Coon Rapids

Pedometer

Omron

 

Track your steps

Coon Rapids

6 Weeks to a Hollywood Body

Steve Zim

Print book

Designed to help people of all shapes and sizes transform their bodies through Hollywood-style eating, and cardio and sculpting exercises.

Cambridge

You-the Owner’s Manual: an Insider’s Guide to the Body that will make you Healthier & Younger

Dr. Michael F. Roizen

Print book

Outlines steps to achieving overall physical health, addressing each area of the body in a series of chapters designed to challenge popular myths while informing readers on a range of dietary, exercise, and therapeutic concerns.

Cambridge

Why Does Working @ my Computer Hurt so Much?

Perry Bonomo

Print book

A comprehensive guide to help you prevent and treat computer induced repetitive stress injuries

Coon Rapids



Exercise


Title

Author

Format

Description

Campus

Basic Yoga Workout for Dummies

 

DVD

Step-by-step instruction of  12 essential yoga postures and makes it easy to practice at your own level. Incorporates standing, seated, and lying down poses to increase muscle tone, enhance flexibility, and provide relaxation. Includes a bonus intermediate yoga workout.

Coon Rapids

Firm & Fit Stott Pilates

 

Moira Stott-Merrithew

DVD

A flowing repertoire of stretching, strengthening, and stabilizing exercises.

Both

Pilates for Every Body

Denise Austin

DVD

Workout designed to strengthen, streamline and reshape your body.

Both

Shape Pilates for Pink

Mari Winsor

DVD

Blend of Pilates and resistance band moves in an easy-to-follow core workout.

Both

Spring Forest Qigong

Chunyi Lin

DVD, CD, booklets

Describes and demonstrates Qigong technique and exercises.

Both

Walking: the Ultimate Exercise for Optimum Health

Dr. Andrew Weil

Audio book on CD

Transforms the simple exercise of walking into one of the most powerful self-healing tools known to medicine, providing an invigorating program that offers all the tools necessary to begin a daily walking practice.

Cambridge

Yoga Sculpt

Kathy Smith

DVD

Includes 3 complete workouts. This workout package will lengthen and strengthen your muscles, while calming your mind. These workouts will help reduce back pain and improve balance and flexibility.

Both

Yoga Zone-Flexibility and Stress Release, Intermediate

Alan Finger

DVD

Learn exercises and postures that build strength and flexibility, and how to identify body areas where tension builds and how to release it.

Both



Mental Health


Title

Author

Format

Description

Campus

8 Meditations for Optimum Health

Dr. Andrew Weil

CD

Access your own natural healing ability using music & guided imagery

Coon Rapids

Against Depression

Peter Kramer

Print book

Depression, linked in our culture to a long tradition of "heroic melancholy," is often regarded as ennobling--a source of soulfulness and creativity. Tracing this belief from Aristotle to the Romantics to Picasso, and to present-day memoirs of mood disorder, Kramer suggests that the pervasiveness of the illness has distorted our sense of what it is to be human. There is nothing heroic about depression, he argues, and he presents the latest scientific findings to support the fact that depression is a disease.

Coon Rapids

Coping with Difficult People

Robert Bramson

Audio book on CD

In business and in life,  how to deal with bullies, complainers, know-it-alls, and everyone else who gives you a hard time

Coon Rapids

Delivered from Distraction: Getting the Most out of Life with ADD

Edward M. Hallowell

Print book

A guide to living with attention deficit disorder. Examines a variety of treatment options

Cambridge

Happiness: a Guide to Developing Life’s Most Important Skills

Matthieu Ricard

Print book

Ricard makes a passionate case for happiness as a goal that deserves at least as much energy as any other in our lives.

Cambridge

Healing Anxiety and Depression

Daniel G. Amen

Print book

Reveals the major anxiety and depression centers of the brain, offers guidelines and diagnostic tools to determine the specific type of anxiety and depression, and provides a comprehensive program for treating each type.

Cambridge

Heal Yourself with Medical Hypnosis

Andrew Weil

Audio book on CD (set of 2)   

Explains the value of hypnosis in overcoming a variety of conditions, including insomnia, asthma, skin conditions, and immune function. Gurgevich explores four techniques for self-inducing trance states and leads a complete hypnosis healing session suitable for any condition.

Cambridge

How to Stop Worrying and Start Living

Dale Carnegie

Print book

Stopping worry at its source. Carnegie shows, in down-to-earth, specific terms, how to turn the destructive frustration of worry into creative paths.

Coon Rapids

Making a Good Brain Great

Daniel G. Amen

Print book

Gives you the tools you need to optimize your brain power and enrich your health and life in the process.

Coon Rapids

Mindbody Tool Kit

Dr. Andrew Weil

CD, workbook, and mind-training cards

Breath work, meditation, guided imagery, and sound therapy

Both

Mindfulness for Beginners

Jon Kabat-Zinn

Audio book on CD

5 guided meditations grounded in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction; developed to give the individual a means to accept things as they are and to work with stress, pain, illness, and sorrow.

Coon Rapids

Positive Energy

Dr. Judith Orloff

Print book

The complete prescription that will stop you from feeling constantly drained and enable you to live a more vibrant life.

Cambridge

Self-Healing with Guided Imagery

Dr. Andrew Weil

Audio book on CD (set of 2)  

Offers insights on the mind-body connection and how guided imagery can relieve chronic pain, ease stress and anxiety. Includes 3 complete exercises to teach listeners the basics of guided imagery.

Cambridge

Self-Healing with Sound and Music

Dr. Andrew Weil & Kimba Aream

Audio book on CD (set of 2)

The latest in medical research that demonstrates how music heals the body and mind; breathing and vocalization techniques for harnessing this potential. Useful for relaxation, meditation, bodywork, or creative endeavors.

Coon Rapids

The Soul of Healing Meditations

Deepak Chopra

CD

The soothing narration of Chopra over the trancelike music of Adam Plack. Serves as an introduction to meditation for neophytes and as a more advanced tool to help overcome a physical ailment or emotional toxicity.

Both

Spring Forest Qigong Meditation Music

Chunyi Lin

CD

Enhance your meditation and practice of Qigong

Coon Rapids

Stumbling on Happiness

Daniel Gilbert

Audio book on CD (set of 6)

Describes the foibles of imagination and illusions of foresight that cause each of us to misconceive our tomorrows and misestimate our satisfactions.

Coon Rapids

The Wellness Book

Herbert Benson

Print book

Comprehensive guide to maintaining health and treating stress-related illness.

Coon Rapids

You Can Heal Your Life-the Movie

Louise L. Hay

DVD (set of 2)

Insight into Louise’s personal story and shows how her views on self-esteem, abundance, and the metaphysical causes behind physical ailments were developed. It also reveals how she applies these concepts to her own emotional, spiritual, and professional life. Includes firsthand accounts from people who have been positively affected by Louise’s work.

Cambridge