New books for a new year

If you’re looking for some reading material to motivate you to accomplish your new year’s resolutions, look no further than some new additions to our consumer health collection.

Deskbound: standdeskbounding up to a sitting world

Starrett, Kelly. Juliet Starrett.; Glen Cordoza. 2016

Available at Victoria General Hospital Library and Bill Larson Library (Grace Hospital) (WE 104 S796 2016) 

As recent studies show that too much sitting can wreak havoc on your health, a physical therapist and best-selling author provide creative solutions to stop sitting and strategies for at work and school that will improve productivity and health.


productivityThe productivity project: accomplishing more by managing your time, attention, and energy better

Bailey, Chris. 2016

Available at Neil John Maclean Health Sciences Library (BF 637 T5 B35 2016)

Among the many counterintuitive insights Bailey writes about are removing or shrinking the unimportant; striving for imperfection; scheduling less time for important tasks; the 20 second rule to distract yourself from distractions, and the concept of productive procrastination. He offers over 30 best practices that will help every one of us to accomplish more.


Why diets make us fat the unintended consequences of our obsession with weight lossdiets

Aamodt, Sandra. 2016

Available at Bill Larson Library (Grace Hospital) (WD 212 A112 2016)

In this book, neuroscientist Sandra Aamodt combines personal anecdote with research and current evidence to make a case against dieting, and provides alternative avenues for changing behaviours that will influence our ability to stay healthy and live long happy lives.


brave-enoughBrave enough

Strayed, Cheryl. 2016

Available at Neil John Maclean Health Sciences Library (PS 3619 T744 A6 2016)

This collection of quotes compiled by the acclaimed author of best-selling book Wild contains motivational prose that could apply to anyone in the pursuit of a goal or greater capacity for love, compassion, forgiveness or endurance.



To help Manitobans learn more about health and medical topics, the University of Manitoba Health Sciences Libraries offer the Consumer and Patient Health Information Service. This service provides information on health and medical topics such as:

  • Symptoms and descriptions of diseases
  • Drug therapies
  • Medical tests
  • Current treatments and therapies
  • Nutrition
  • Surgical procedures

This service is offered at all Winnipeg Hospital Libraries. Health Sciences Centre staff are served at the Neil John Maclean Health Sciences Library. Materials at any location can be sent to your institution.

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