Healthy Lifestyle Reading List

  • No Body's Perfect

    by Kimberly Kirberger Year Published:

    From the co-author of the best-selling CHICKEN SOUP FOR THE TEENAGE SOUL books comes a constructive and inspirational book designed to help girls learn to love themselves by first loving their bodies.

    Kimberly Kirberger, co-author of the best-selling CHICKEN SOUP FOR THE TEENAGE SOUL books and a renowned expert on teen issues, addresses the topic of body image in LOVING YOUR BODY / LOVING YOURSELF. Many problems in girls' lives stem from a lack of self-esteem and self-love: eating disorders, depression, drug use, and more. Through powerful stories and poems from real teens, as well as personal tales and advice from the author, this book strives to help girls learn to accept, love, and appreciate their bodies--and, in turn, to love themselves.

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  • Total Teen: Tracy Anderson's Guide to Health, Happiness, and Ruling Your World

    by Tracy Anderson Year Published:

    Ignite your muscles. Clear your mind. Fuel your body. 

    In a world where no selfie gets snapped without a flawless filter and your Instagram idols could teach classes on how to master angles, lighting, and retouching, it’s essential to create a rock-solid relationship with what’s real and what’s beautiful. Here’s the truth: you are real. You are beautiful. You are unique. Fitness pioneer Tracy Anderson is here to be your guide as you fully come to that realization, and fortify yourself with the tools to be your best—physically, mentally, and emotionally.

    Total Teen gives you a solid foundation to lead a balanced life—with absolutely no calorie counting, no fad diets, and no unrealistic workout routines. It’s a body-positive approach to taking care of and honoring your total self. Learning how to move, connect, and nourish yourself to let your light shine bright. Inside, you’ll find exercises, activities, and recipes as well as prompts and questions to spark new ways of thinking and new ways of being. You’ll be amazed at how good you can look and feel, and how powerfully you can show up for every aspect of your life. Begin now, and you’ll have a head start that will be with you forever.

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  • Eating Mindfully for Teens

    by Susan Albers Year Published:

    Turn mindless eating habits into mindful eating habits! In this breakthrough workbook, Susan Albers—author of Eating Mindfully and the New York Times bestseller, Eat Q—offers powerful mindfulness-based activities and skills to help you stop overeating.

    Do you zone out while eating? You’re not alone! It’s easy to polish off a bag of chips or a giant bowl of popcorn while marathon-streaming your favorite TV show. And while indulging here and there certainly won’t hurt you, mindless eating can become a harmful habit in the long run—leading to obesity, health problems, and negative body image. So, how can you start making healthier food choices?

    Using the same highly effective approach as the breakthrough book Eating MindfullyThe Eating Mindfully Workbook for Teens will show you how to deal with the day-to-day challenges of making healthy decisions about food. Instead of resorting to fad diets, you’ll learn how to avoid overeating in the first place, be more aware of your body, and really enjoy meals—instead of just popping food in your mouth without thinking.

    It’s not easy to make smart food choices in our fast-paced, fast food culture. This workbook can help guide you, one bite at a time.

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  • Yoga Exercises for Teens: Developing a Calmer Mind and a Stronger Body

    by Helen Purperhart Year Published:

    Yoga provides not only an excellent, low-impact workout, it also helps young people in key areas such as body awareness, flexibility, concentration, stress reduction, and self-expression. The exercises and games in this easy-to-follow guide are specifically designed to fit the needs of teenagers and to show teens how to work out and train their bodies in a relaxed way. It requires no advance knowledge or preparation and can be used by anyone working with teens between the ages of 10 and 20. The exercises are divided into static postures, dynamic postures, and exercises in pairs. There are also visualization and meditation exercises based on the four elements of nature as well as an introduction to the basics of yoga philosophy. The book can be used with large and small groups or as part of a parent-teen activity. Practicing yoga together is a perfect opportunity for parents and teens to exercise, talk, and spend time together in a healthy, positive manner.

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