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Reading list offers tips on how to stay healthy

14 July, 2017

Health chief Councillor Janet Burgess

PEOPLE with long-term conditions such as diabetes can now get advice on healthy living – at the library.

A project, Reading Well for Long Term Conditions, has a recommended reading list of books chosen by health experts and people living with long-term conditions.

All 28 titles on the list are available from Central Library, in Fieldway Crescent. They will be rolled out to other Islington libraries over the summer.

The list includes health information, memoirs and self-management titles. It covers conditions such as diabetes, stroke and heart disease, as well as common symptoms like fatigue, pain and sleep problems. The hope is it will help people to take decisions about their health.

Health chief Councillor Janet Burgess said: “This new addition builds on the success and popularity of many of our other Reading Well lists, including mental health support for young people, mood-boosting books and the carers’ collection.” The project is run by national charity the Reading Agency.

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