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Health and Wellness

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The Metropolitan Library System provides access to a wide variety of health and wellness information and resources. Whether you prefer exploring our physical and digital collections, attending health and wellness programs, or need to connect with outside trustworthy organizations and sites, we are dedicated to help you find what you need to make informed decisions about your health and wellness. 

 

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Learn Something New

Tim, Central Information Services

It’s a new year. Some of us have made resolutions, and many of us have already broken them. To help you get back on track, we’re here with suggestions to learn something new this year and solutions for how we can help. 

1. Learn a Language&nbs...

Events

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Stay Active & Independent for Life (SAIL)

10:00am - 11:00am
Library Online
Registration
Library Branch: Library Online
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Health & Wellness
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 493
Event Description:
Seniors stay active and independent! SAIL is designed to increase muscle strength, range of movement and improve activities for daily living. A chair is used for seated exercises and standing support and class can be modified depending on fitness lev...

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This event is an online event offered through video and web conferencing software.  If you register for this program, you will be emailed the link to connect digitally.   Please note, you may need to install an app or computer application to attend this program.  If you have any issues connecting, please reach out to askalibrarian@metrolibrary.org.

This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Staying Active and Independent for Life (SAIL)

12:00pm - 1:00pm
Ralph Ellison Library
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Registration
Library Branch: Ralph Ellison Library
Room: Meeting Room B (Ralph Ellison)
Age Group: Teens, Adults
Program Type: Health & Wellness
Event Description:
Staying Active and Independent for Life (SAIL) is a fitness program for older adults, which can be done sitting or standing. Performing exercise that improves strength, balance and fitness is critical for staying active and reducing the risk of falls...

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The library makes every effort to ensure our programs can be enjoyed by all. If you have any concerns about accessibility or need to request specific accommodations, please contact the library.

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Tai Chi

1:00pm - 2:00pm
Choctaw Library
Registration
Library Branch: Choctaw Library
Room: Meeting Room (Choctaw)
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Health & Wellness
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 7
Event Description:

Let’s get stronger, together! Evidence suggests that Tai Chi is an effective means of improving balance, strengthening muscles, and building confidence to prevent falls. Tai Chi is a low-impact dance-like exercise that can be performed almost anywhere.

Let's get stronger together! Evidence suggests that Tai Chi is an effective means of improving balance, strengthening muscles and building confidence to prevent falls. Tai Chi is a low-impact, dance-like exercise that can be performed almost anywhere...

Disclaimer(s)

The library is not liable for injuries to people, damage to their property or loss of property belonging to individuals or groups, using the meeting rooms.

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Total Wellness

5:15pm - 6:30pm
Midwest City Library
Library Branch: Midwest City Library
Room: Forum (Midwest City)
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Health & Wellness
Event Description:
Total Wellness is a FREE interactive weight loss program for adults to help prevent diabetes and heart disease. Classes meet for eight weeks. The goal of the class is for everyone to lose 5% of their body weight and become more active. During class, ...
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Intermediate Tai Chi

10:15am - 11:15am
Southern Oaks Library
Registration
Library Branch: Southern Oaks Library
Room: Meeting Room A (Southern Oaks)
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Health & Wellness
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 7
Event Description:
The Intermediate Tai Chi class teaches participants ways to improve their overall mind, body and spirit through a series of slow continuous movements. The class meets twice a week on Tuesdays and Thursdays for six weeks. To register please sign up on...
This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Sound Bath Meditation

6:30pm - 7:30pm
Northwest Library
Library Branch: Northwest Library
Room: Meeting Room AB (Northwest)
Age Group: Teens, Adults
Program Type: Cultural Experiences, Health & Wellness, Live Performances & Entertainment
Event Description:
Join wellness practitioners Anna and Mark for a relaxing sound bath and meditation at your local library! A sound bath is a deeply-immersive, full-body listening experience that intentionally uses sound with sound bowls and other instruments to invit...
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Databases

A B C E F G H I J L M N O P R S T U V W

A to Z Food America

This resource contains more than 2,000 state, regional, and ethnic recipes - including food culture articles - as well as historical and reference articles including an ingredients section. This is the largest food database of its kind focused solely on diverse American cuisine. 

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A to Z World Food

This resource contains 7,000 traditional recipes from 174 countries, along with thousands of ingredient, food culture, and reference articles, making this the largest food database of its kind. 

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Consumer Health Complete

Designed to support the information needs of patients, Consumer Health Complete provides access to easily understandable health and medical information. You can search and browse medical encyclopedias, reference books, fact sheets and pamphlets, magazine articles, and more. This resource is provided by the Oklahoma Department of Libraries.

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Health Source: Consumer Edition

Provides the full text of many consumer health magazines (including Better Nutrition, Harvard Health Letter, Men's Health, Muscle & Fitness, Prevention, Vegetarian Times, and others), health-related pamphlets and health reference books. This resource is provided by the Oklahoma Department of Libraries.

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Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition

Provides over 500 scholarly full-text journals focusing on many medical disciplines. Coverage of nursing and allied health is particularly strong, including full text from Issues in Comprehensive Pediatric Nursing, Issues in Mental Health Nursing, Journal of Advanced Nursing, Journal of Child & Adolescent Psychiatric Nursing, Journal of Clinical Nursing, Journal of Community Health Nursing, Journal of Nursing Management, Nursing Ethics, Nursing Forum, Nursing Inquiry, and more. This resource is provided by the Oklahoma Department of Libraries.

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MEDLINE

MEDLINE provides authoritative medical information on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, preclinical sciences, and more. This resource is provided by the Oklahoma Department of Libraries.

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Collections

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Health Materials in Our Catalog

If you need more specific health and wellness topics, please see a librarian.

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Digital Magazines on Libby

Our digital magazine collection available in the Libby app contains thousands of current and back issues of your favorite magazines like Car and Driver, Cosmopolitan, Food Network Magazine, Kiplinger's, National Geographic, Newsweek, Rolling Stone, Vanity Fair, US Weekly, Wired and much more. Issues are always available to check out and do not count against eBook and Audiobook checkout limits in Libby. New to using Libby? Learn more and download the app here.

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General Health Information/Services

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Dental/Vision/Hearing

National and local dental, vision and hearing health resources.

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LGBTQ2S+ Health

National and local health resources for those in the LGBTQ2S+ community.

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Native Americans

National and local health resources for Native Americans.

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Parenting & Kids

National and local health resources for parents and kids.

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Women’s Health

National and local health resources for women.

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