Staff-picks: Stay healthy with these online courses and ePublications!

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Lockdown bringing you down? Feeling unhealthy being at home all the time? Take a look at our list of staff-picked eBooks, movies and documentaries to get into eating healthy, exercising and keeping active. They're all available free with your Randwick City Library card number and PIN – just click the links and create an account with your RCL credentials.

We'll be creating lists of all the fabulous resources that your RCL card can bring to you so keep an eye out for our series of staff-picks!

eBooks and eAudiobooks for wellness

Feed Your Brain: 7 Steps to a Lighter, Brighter You!, Delia McCabe:

This eBook is split into two parts. The first is very explanatory and talks about how the brain works, how what we eat affects it and Delia’s 7-step approach to changing our eating habits. The second part gives a load of easy recipes and ideas to change your eating habits for a healthier brain. Try this if you think you’ve been eating too much Uber Eats!

Ultimate Wellness: The 3-Step Plan, Prof. Kerryn Phelps AM:

Professor Kerryn Phelps AM explains all your health questions in this eBook. Are you stuck in a health rut? Why can't I get a good night's sleep? What really works when it comes to weight loss? Dr Phelps explains all this and more. This is a book that gives a holistic approach to living healthy and feeling great.

Restore: 20 Self-Care Rituals to Reclaim Your Energy, Shannah Kennedy and Lyndall Mitchell:

If you’re feeling bored, tired or lacking something, this book might just help revitalise you. There are 20 self-help techniques to get you back on your feet and recharge your natural energy. Try this eAudiobook if you’re needing a pick me up.

Courses and docos to get you going

Yoga for a Healthy Mind and Body, The Great Courses:

Yoga is kind of the textbook example of care through exercise. This awesome course series is a great first step for newcomers and explains all the basic moves concisely. It’s also great for people who already practice. Give this one a go if you’re in need of some exercise you can do from home.

Super Size Me, Morgan Spurlock:

Morgan Spurlock’s classic doco outlines just how bad fast food is for the human body. His grueling month-long challenge to only eat McDonalds has incredibly adverse effects. Consider this one a “what not to do” example.

What’s with Wheat? Tracing the Causes and Effects of Gluten Intolerance, Cyndi Omeara:

This is a hard hitting investigation into the growing epidemic of wheat and gluten intolerance. Why is it that after eating wheat for thousands of years, it has been linked to so many health problems today? Find out how in this short documentary.

International magazines in other languages

Clara Magazine (Spanish)

La revista femenina más real y completa. Abarca desde moda, cosmética, dietas, salud y cocina, combinada con una presentación en página amena y dinámica hacen de Clara una revista muy completa, llena de consejos, ideas y trucos que ofrecen a la lectora las soluciones más efectivas para aplicar a su día a día.

Evergreen 常春 (Chinese)

A monthly magazine on general health, including healthy eating.


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