Friday, January 13, 2017

Women in Sports

The library is highlighting our Sports and Fitness collection this month so pick up a few items today.
Women in sport have come a long way baby!  Title IX, which gave women equal opportunities in sports, was established in 1972.  Before Title IX, 1 in 27 women played sports.  Today, 2 in 5 women play sports!  Women's Sports Foundation's first president Donna de Varona, who herself was an Olympic gold medal swimmer, said "since 1972, thanks to increased funding and institutional opportunities, there has been a 545% increase in women playing college sports and a 990% increase in women playing high school sports."  You go girl! 

Try a few of the following books geared towards women:

She's Tough: Extreme Fitness Training for Women
Kylie Hatmaker
613.7045 Hatm

Roar: How to Match Your Food and Fitness to Your Unique Female Physiology of Optimum Performance, Great Health, and a Strong, Lean Body for Life
Stacy T. Sims
613.711 Sims

Core Performance Women: Burn Fat and Build Lean Muscle
Mark Verstegen
613.7045 Vers

And if you need more proof that women athletes are here to stay, go no further than the 2016 Olympics where U. S. female athletes won 61 medals including 27 gold!  That's more than the U. S. men who won a total of 55.

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