Healthy Living

Heath Books

One of the best ways of staying healthy is by staying informed. Get information on the health topics important to you by reading health-related books. To get you started we put together of list of current titles that cover different topics like diet, sleep, disease, and cutting-edge medical technoogy. Download a copy of the list here or stop in at the library to pick up a print copy.

Zika Virus 

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) in response to an increase in requests for information on the Zika Virus has put together resources that you can share with members of your community.

MedlinePlus now includes a health topic page on Zika Virus in English and Spanish.

The Specialized Information Services group of NLM has also created a Zika Virus Health Information Resources web site that includes content syndication.

If you need Zika Virus information in languages other than English and Spanish you may visit HealthReach from NLM and locate Zika Virus material in different languages.

Local Medical Providers

Hospitals:

Robert Wood Johnson

St. Peter's

Walk-In Clinics:

JFK Urgent Care on Stelton Road in Piscataway

Watchung Urgent Care

East Brunswick Urgent Care

Medemerge in Greenbrook

 

Diet 

choosemyplate.gov

Eat Healthy

Know Your Farmer

Food Safety

 

Exercise

Get Active

Outdoor Exercise

fitness.org

7 Benefits of Regular Physical Activity

 

Trustworthy Medical Websites 

Mayo Clinic

WebMD

East Brunswick Public Library

 

 

Summer Programs at Piscataway Library

“Think with the whole body” - Taisen Deshimaru

EXERCISE YOUR MIND (AND BODY) @ YOUR LIBRARY

Join us throughout the summer for raffle contests featuring all types of brain teasers! Both branches of Piscataway Library will have different puzzles available each week. When complete, they can be submitted to the Information Desk at Kennedy or Westergard Library and you will receive a raffle ticket. Only submit the same puzzle once. At the end of the each week, a raffle ticket will be pulled and the winner will receive a gift card. Every participant will be invited to a special end-of-the-summer event, “Healthy Eating Tips & Tasting,” presented by a nutritionist.

Walking Challenge  July 11-August 1

  • Register by July 11 at the Information Desk at either library
  • Keep track of the number of steps you walk each week
  • Come to the library where you registered to log in your steps (you can come weekly, or whenever is convenient for you). We are using the honor system!
  • Two participants who take the most steps between July 11 and August 1 will receive a prize.

Body & Mind Events at Kennedy and Westergard Libraries

EVENT                                              Place                                      Date(s)                                 Time

Zumba!                                               Westergard                            6/13, 6/20, 6/27                  7:30

Keep Bugs Off-Naturally!                      Kennedy                                 6/22                                 7:00

Cardio/toning                                       Kennedy                                 6/23                                 7:00

Book Discussion                                  Kennedy                                 6/28, 7/26, 8/30                7:00

Art Talks                                             Kennedy                                 6/29 & 8/18                      6:30

Country Line Dancing                           Kennedy                                 6/30                                7:30

Art Therapy @ Your Library                  Kennedy                                 7/6, 7/13, 7/20, 8/31         7:00

Color Your World-Adult Coloring           Westergard                              7/7 & 8/25                        7:00

Cardio/toning                                     Westergard                              7/11, 7/18, 7/25                10:00am

Exercise Challenge Stations               Westergard                             7/14                                  7:00

Writer’s Group                                   Kennedy                                 7/11, 7/28, 8/18, 8/25         7:00

Ping Pong Tournament                      Westergard                               7/23                                 1:00

Contagious Optimism                        Kennedy                                  8/3                                   7:00

Game Night                                      Kennedy                                 8/11                                  7:00

Dance Galore                                   Westergard                              8/17                                 7:00

 

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR ALL PROGRAMS, EXCEPT FOR THE WRITER’S GROUP SESSIONS AND GAME NIGHT. Be sure to sign in with email at every program you attend in order to be invited to our “Healthy Eating Tips & Tasting” program.  There will be a sign-in sheet available at each event.

Kennedy 732.463.1633 – Westergard 732.752.1166