The Right Moves: to Getting Fit and Feeling Great

The Right Moves to Getting Fit & Feeling Great by Tina Schwager, P.T.A., A.T.,C., and Michele Schuerger. The benefits of good nutrition and regular exercise can last a lifetime. This upbeat, positive book encourages girls to reach their full potential by developing a healthy self-image, eating right, and becoming physically fit. Part 1, “Pump Yourself Up,” helps girls boost their self-esteem, build confidence, set goals, handle puberty, and pamper themselves. Part 2, “Food Is Your Fuel,” focuses on diet (and diets), nutrition, “fat-free” foods, and more. Part 3, “Bodies in Motion,” invites girls to explore the wide world of exercise, design a personal fitness plan, and gear up to get moving. Includes quizzes, quotes, facts, and fun activities to guide readers along the path to total fitness, inside and out.

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The Forgiving Fork: From Whole Food to Soul Food: The Kiwi Girls’ Guide to Eating Well and Feeling Fine

Do you ever get hangry? Do you know how to read your B-mail? Are you ever tempted to spend your entire paycheck on a bag of MacGuffinberries? This visually appealing book, generously illustrated with witty vintage images, is a comedic, kind and empowering love letter to women of all ages, and will appeal to readers from mid-teens upward. It’s a down-to-earth, practical guide to navigating the confusing, conflicting and sometimes downright wacky nutritional advice being handed out every day via the media and internet, leaving women confused and lacking confidence about just what they should be eating, and why. With a humorous, cynical and realistic eye, New Zealand-born, US-based nutritionist Sandy Cowell shoots down the trend for ‘one-size-fits-all’ diets, and reveals the best way to recognise snake-oil, dodgy research and media manipulation. She translates bodily functions and concepts into easily-understood, ‘layman’s’ terms, reveals the main issue affecting our health today, and serves up a buffet of simple habits that can radically improve the way you feel. Grab your Fork, and dig in. “A wonderfully sensible book, by a wonderfully funny woman…” Sophie Bidwill, Minister for the Arts, Thunderpants New Zealand.

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Body Talk: The Straight Facts on Fitness, Nutrition, and Feeling Great About Yourself! (Girl Zone)

In a culture obsessed with physical perfection, it’s no easy feat to have a positive self-image — especially for adolescent girls. Part of the Girl Zone series, Body Talk challenges girls to rethink the image-conscious advertising that saturates the tween/teen market. With frank information on eating disorders, fad diets, and the business of beauty, the book tackles weighty issues with humor and insight. Written by award-winning author Ann Douglas and her teenage daughter Julie, Body Talk arms girls with the information and tools needed to make healthy decisions, including tips for getting active, staying motivated, planning a balanced diet, and how to take care of themselves — inside and out.

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Be Healthy! It’s a Girl Thing: Food, Fitness, and Feeling Great

Mavis Jukes is here to help girls learn how to be healthy so they can stay healthy. In this newly updated edition, Jukes and co-author Lilian Cheung, D.Sc., R.D. target what girls need to know in order to achieve an active lifestyle and how to avoid the pitfalls of body image issues. Readers will find basic nutritional information; ideas for safe exercising; tips on how to eat right no matter where they are; and lots of other kid-specific information on food, fitness and feeling great.

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