These 3 books will help meet your health goals in 2017

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big-book-exercisesIf your New Year’s resolution is to be healthier in 2017, one of the best ways to get started is by getting informed.

You may not know a lot of exercises, or how to do them properly, or how to cook healthy meals. That’s okay – building a small collection of health books can teach you what you need to know and get you headed down the right path.

These three health books, whether you get them in e-book format or a hardback copy, are must-haves for your personal library if better health and fitness is your goal for the new year.

1. The Women’s Health Big Book of Exercises by Adam Campbell

This book is perfect for the fitness newbie or anyone looking to expand on their current exercise regimen. Adam Campbell, the fitness director for Women’s Health, has curated more than 600 exercises tailored for women. Whatever your current fitness level, this book can help you learn new exercises to get you to the next level. Prices vary by retailer and format. ISBN: 9781605295497.

2. Strong Is the New Beautiful by Lindsey Vonn 

Olympic gold medalist Lindsey Vonn is a world champion skier. In her new book she says she wants women to get out of the mentality of “losing weight fast” and focus on self-love and slow changes. Vonn breaks down her training routines, her philosophy and offers food and fitness advice to get women started toward better health. Prices vary by retailer and format. ISBN: 9780062400581.

3. The Whole30 Cookbook by Melissa Hartwig

The Whole30 Cookbook has been topping bestseller lists since it was released earlier this month. It’s a companion to the Whole30 program, but you can use its recipes independently without the other book. It has 150 recipes written by Melissa Hartwig, a sports nutritionist. These healthy recipes emphasize eggs, meat, fish and fresh vegetables and advocates staying away from grains, dairy, legumes and added sugars. Prices vary by retailer and format. ISBN: 9780544854413.