Welcome to Health Week! I haven’t done anything like this before, but lately I’ve been focusing a lot on personal cross-training, as well as trying intermittent fasting with an eye of breaking through an old plateau, and so diet and fitness have been on my mind. The library is also partnering with a local hospital and the University of Alabama at Birmingham to do a “Medical Matters” lecture series from now until December. Some purchases and loans all came in around the same time, so I figure why not make a theme out of it? It’s well in keeping with RF’s theme of the flourishing life, which can’t ignore our physical well-being.
First up will be The Year of No Sugar, followed by (in an order TBD): Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain; Survival of the Sickest: The Surprising Connection Between Diseases and Longevity; The Courage to Start, the diary of a man who jogged his way out of obesity – starting with a lope down his driveway; and the presumably hysterical Drop Dead Healthy by A.J. Jacobs, who before has read the entirety of the Encyclopedia Britannica and followed every rule in the Bible over the course of a year.
This kicks off today and ends….whenever I finish the five books! I don’t expect to be able to read all of them before next Saturday: the Jacobs book may not even arrive next week. (Earliest due day is 11 Sept, latest projected is 18 Sept.) I’ll swing as they’re thrown.