Sunday, January 20, 2008

Fountain of Youth

Puddles of Shame?
Or so we have discussed after eating one too many low food chain sweets over the holidays...

A number of heath and fitness books have peppered the hardcover bestseller non-fiction lists of late. What better time to dream of spring and plan for a healthier you? These plus others are available at the library.

In Defense of Food by Michael Pollen
Pollen offers deceptively simple advice: "Eat food, not too much, and mostly plants."

The 12 Second Sequence by Jorge Cruise
Cruise is a spokesperson for Bally Fitness Centers and 'ballyhoos" his success stories online and in TV interviews. First in series of three planned books.

You: Staying Young by Michael F. Roizen, M.D., & Mehmet C. Oz, M.D.
The Roizen/OZ health and fitness franchise continues with an offering geared to those a little older than those (ahem) a little younger.

Living Well by Montel Williams
Popular talk show host Montel, who lives with MS day-to-day, describes his diet regimen. Briefly: "no white flour, white sugar, salt, anything bleached" and a preference for yams over potatoes. Sounds smart and yammy-yummy.