Better Health by the Book

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Better Health By the Book

Aging Vibrantly by the Book

What's the most important ingredient to healthy aging? Ask Karen Kansler, RN, MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital's community outreach nurse and arthritis navigator, and she'll tell you, "A willingness to learn and approach things from a new perspective - to see the brighter, funnier side of things - all these have positive health benefits," she says. "There are literally thousands of wonderful books, magazines, online publications - you name it - that offer great advice about living longer and feeling good."

Book Smart

Better Health by the Book is an every-other-month book club that will explore a wide range of health and life-related topics for today's health-conscious, busy consumer. You'll get the best advice out there - everything from cutting-edge medical options to over-the-top motivational advice. "Sharing what you've learned in a group setting allows you to make lifelong friends and share best-bet tips for improving your life and your health," says Karen.

Our Next Featured Book

Our next Better Health by the Book session will take place on Tuesday, September 9 at 7 p.m. at Greetings & Readings, Hunt Valley Towne Centre in Hunt Valley, MD. For this meeting, we will be reading the book titled “Change 1 Thing: A Doctor’s 12 Step Plan for Permanent Weight Loss, Disease Prevention and a Lifetime of Incredible Health” by Teresa Fuller, MD, Ph.D. This book looks at a program for gradually making individual changes to your diet and eating habits, so that your extra weight stays off for good.

A Partner in Learning

Better Health by the Book is held at Greetings & Readings of Hunt Valley, a locally-owned family bookstore committed to community partnerships. Participants will be able to purchase reading materials at the store in advance of the book club meetings, and have a good time browsing, too.

"The remarkable thing is that, every day, we have a choice to be happy or not, to be informed or not, to be healthier or not. It's up to us to make good choices."

For more information, please call 443-444-4100.