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Make Your Move to Better Fitness in May

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The President’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports reminds us to “Get Moving in May!” in order to celebrate National Physical Fitness and Sports month each year.    The library has resources to help you plan your moves.  You might try a lifetime wellness course at Universal Class. With your PLYMC Library Card, you have access to… read more >>

February is National Heart Health Month

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Did you know that the leading cause of death in the United States is heart disease?  In fact, it is at the top of the list worldwide as a cause of death, even when you consider the deaths from the pandemic as noted in an NPR news broadcast. Thankfully, there’s lots you can do to help improve your heart health.   The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute of the National Institutes of… read more >>

New Year, New Body – with Online Resources

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Welcome to 2021! With a new year, many people make “New Year’s Resolutions.” If you have made a resolution to improve your health through diet and exercise, well, the library has online resources to help you meet that goal.  A one-stop resource for all your fitness and diet choices is Hoopla. This streaming resource, which… read more >>

Fitness Books to Check Out and Get Active

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Hello, everyone!  This is Rebekah, and I’m going to give you some recommendations for fitness books that you can check out and get active. Whether you’re new to exercise or looking to try at home workouts, you’re sure to find something that works for you.   All the books below are available in our catalog, or you can search… read more >>

Pilates for Beginners

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Over the last few months, we have realized how quickly our circumstances can change. Our routines and habits can be disrupted, leaving us to come up with creative ways to adapt.  One of the most common changes has been the change to our workout routines. As fitness centers, studios and gyms closed, people have had… read more >>

Fit in 15 Minutes: Fitness Resources

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Need some inspiration for a short and snappy workout? If you can fit 15 minutes into your schedule, we’ve got the resources to help you get fit. Compiled here are some of my favorite 15-minute or less workout resources, free with your library card. Hoopla Fitness Videos Take advantage of Hoopla’s Bonus Borrows. With Hoopla you stream or download content to your devices. Normally you can… read more >>

Fitness for Children with Tracy & Allie

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Need to stretch and move around a bit? Check out some fun children’s videos, books and websites to get you on your toes. Fitness is the well-being and overall health of self. Fitness does not only mean physical health, but also mental and emotional as well. Having a balance between nutrition, exercise and rest is ideal to keep a person healthy. The… read more >>