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‘Let’s Move in the Outdoors’ is one of several resources on how to “get moving and get healthy” that available at the Detroit Lakes Public Library. May is National Physical Fitness & Sports Month. SUBMITTED PHOTO

Let’s get moving this month!

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May is “National Physical Fitness and Sports Month.”

Did you know the number of obese adults doubled between 1990 and 2010?


According to the CNN Library, it’s also estimated that annual medical care costs of obesity are as high as $147 billion.

It’s time to get moving toward the Detroit Lakes Public Library, where you can get materials on this topic, for free.

“Let’s Move in the Outdoors,” by Jackie Heron.

Every season has outdoor activities for you to enjoy. Being in nature creates special feelings!

This book in the “Move and Get Healthy!” series will take readers through the basics of healthy outdoor activities that are outlined in First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! campaign.

Clear instructions, applicable suggestions, and quick tips for making healthy choices and being active outdoors will get your students to move and get healthy!

“Body by You: the You Are Your Own Gym Guide to Total Fitness for Women,” by Mark Lauren.

Say goodbye to long, tedious hours at the gym and boring, muscle-depleting cardio exercises.

Elite trainer and fitness guru Mark Lauren is here to show you that the best — and only — equipment you need to get in shape is free and always accessible: your own body.

This quick and easy program will save you time, money, and maybe your life. In less than thirty minutes, three times a week — and with no machinery or weights — you can achieve the toned arms, flatter abs, tighter buns, and killer legs you’ve always wanted.

You won’t build bulk; you’ll build strength, and turn your body into a fat-burning machine.

Library Happenings

  • Library Book Club meets the third Tuesday of the month at 3 p.m. All are welcome to attend! The May 20 selection is “One Summer – America 1927,” by Bill Bryson. Next, we will meet on June 17 to discuss “Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry,” by Rachel Joyce.
  • Children and their caregivers are invited to the library for story time events this week: Preschool Storytime on Thursday, May 22 at 10:30 a.m., and Family Storytime on Saturday, May 24 at 10:30 a.m.

Library Hours

The Detroit Lakes Library is open Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Thursday and Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and closed Sunday.

For more information on Detroit Lakes Library services and programs, please call 218-847-2168 or visit your library at 1000 Washington Ave.