Jump Start the New Year with DK Canada Books ~ Reviews

| January 5, 2017 | 67 Comments

Jump Start the New Year with DK Canada!

The New Year is here! Do you have resolutions or goals set to make this year a fabulous year for yourself? I usually have three goals I try to accomplish each year. They are to try something I have never done before, to become more active and to eat healthier. Sometimes, I need to be pointed in the right direction to get going with my goals at the beginning of the year. DK Canada asked me to choose three books to help me to jump start the New Year!

There are the three books I am using to get a jump start on 2017:

Arm Knitting

I love knitted items. They are warm, cozy, and great to have on hand, especially in the winter. Since I like trying my hand at new things as one of my goals each New Year, I thought I would choose Arm Knitting to put together some fun and handy pieces. Arm Knitting teaches readers to create 30 items, from clothing and blankets to bags and rugs with step-by-step instructions to follow. The best part about arm knitting is that no needles are required!

I really loved that there was a section at the beginning of the book for not so handy knitters like myself. It shared each of the techniques you would be using to create all of these pieces. I was also impressed with some of the projects that can be made with arm knitting. I want to get to work on a Boho bag to carry around this spring, a toy hammock for all of the wayward toys around my children’s room and a huge knit blanket to snuggle up under on chilly winter nights.

Walking for Fitness

Another goal of mine for 2017 is to be more active. Now that all of my children are in school, it allows for me to have more time to get moving without being distracted. There are so many walking and bike trails around my home I should be taking advantage of no matter what time of the year it is. I chose Walking For Fitness. This title gets readers up and out power walking around their home to take advantage of the benefits of this simple and popular exercise.

There were so many great tips I picked up from this book! Walking For Fitness taught me how to pick the right shoe for walking, it gave health and food tips to use to improve performance and shared various levels of walking programs to get walking to enhance well-being. I also enjoyed that there are so many instructions to help me learn how to stretch and strengthen my body to help me perform this exercise better.


Cook Healthy & Quick

I am always trying to improve what I putting inside of my body. My other half and I are also trying to find new foods to make for our family. When I found Cook Healthy & Quick, I was really happy because there are times that we are in a rush, and feel as though we do not have the time to prepare a healthy meal.

This book shares 300 recipes to help readers whip up healthy meals and snacks that can be made in about 30 minutes. At the beginning of Cook Healthy & Quick, a section entitled “Recipe Choosers” features many of the dishes in different categories and separates them into prep times between 10 minutes and 35 minutes. This way, a meal can be easily made that is nutritious without having to wait too long to eat it.

These three books from DK Canada are going to help me get a great jump start to this New Year. They are helping me to try something new, continue to be active, and eat healthier. The instructions shared in all of these titles were easy to understand and follow to achieve each goal. I also love the photography used to help illustrate instructions or the finished result of a move, project or dish. My 2017 will be made better with these three books on hand! 

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Disclaimer: I received books from DK Canada in order to write this review. The views I shared are my own.






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  1. tanyab79 says:

    I would choose to jump start 2017 with the Cook Healthy and Quick. Could use more ideas for healthy meals that are quick and convenient.

  2. Jennifer says:

    I have always wanted to try arm knitting, so that book for sure!

  3. DebP says:

    Walking for Fitness would best suit my needs.

  4. sabina edards says:

    I now walk about 22km each day (I got a fit bit zip which counts steps and goes onto your cell as well) I had a health scare in May and I am now addicted to walking…I have even been walking home from work when its -37C out…I find that if I don’t walk home I am too restless and don’t sleep well. I go out constantly in my town to walk (I’m playing pokemon go LOL) I’ve lost a total of about25-27 pounds now and can’t wait til it warms up again.
    BUT I am actually interested in the cook book LOL…because now I need to eat healthier

  5. Cheryl says:

    I would pick the Cook Healthy and quick but I think our daughters woud really enjoy the arm knitting 🙂

  6. Marra says:

    I would love to jumpstart 2017 by reading Arm Knitting

  7. Jennifer L. says:

    I would choose Arm Knitting because I’m just getting back into knitting and crocheting. I find it very relaxing.

  8. kathy downey says:

    The book i would choose to help me jump start 2017 is Walking for Fitness

  9. Amy C says:

    I would choose the Arm Knitting book.

  10. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    I got quite excited when I saw DK books as a giveway, they make such beautiful and interesting books. I wish everybody who enters the very best of luck.

  11. Athena says:

    I’d choose Cook Healthy & Quick

  12. Carole Dube says:

    The book I would choose to help me jump start 2017 is Walking for Fitness.

  13. Michelle james says:

    The cookbook would be the one that I would look forward to first

  14. Alison Braidwood says:

    I’d go for Cook Healthy & Quick. Because the “quick” aspect of that is important to me.

  15. lori butler says:

    I would choose the cookbook

  16. Ginger Gervais says:

    Walking for fitness 🙂

  17. jan says:

    I would choose the knitting book to read first

  18. maria says:

    I would pick the arm knitting

  19. Amber Y says:

    I would choose the arm knitting book. I think it would be a lot of fun to learn.

  20. missbobloblaw says:

    I would choose the ARm Knitting book- it looks like fun!

  21. Shelley Butcher says:

    Walking for fitness!

  22. Wendy Jensen says:

    Cook Healthy and Quick is the book that I would pick to jump start 2017.

  23. Lynn M says:

    Walking for fitness.

  24. Morgan Stewart says:

    I would choose the walking for fitness book to help me start my 2017 since exercising was my New Year resolution.

  25. SarahJ says:

    I need Cook Healthy and Quick, although I’ve always wanted to try arm knitting.

  26. Anne Derkat says:

    I would choose the cook book. Am always looking for healthy recipes.

  27. Amanda Shaw says:

    I would like to learn about arm knitting. Seems interesting!

  28. krysta d says:

    The book that I would choose to help me jump start 2017 is “Idiot’s Guides: Meditation”:)

  29. Erin Lewis says:

    I would choose the Cook Healthy and Quick book.

  30. Marlene V. says:

    I would love the Cook Healthy & Quick cookbook.

  31. Amie Gaudet says:

    I have been hoping to try arm knitting ever since I first heard about it. This book is one I would love to #win I would also #readandreview it on my book review blog.

  32. Mary Warner says:

    Walking for Fitness. The cold is keeping me inside and I would love to get out and walk.

  33. Rosa Cross says:

    I would choose Cook Healthy & Quick. I love cookbooks.

  34. Londia says:

    Walking For Fitness as I enjoy to go for walks and this would give me better understanding to help to get fit.

  35. Calvin F. says:

    Cook Healthy & Quick cookbook because I like cooking, but don’t want to spend too much time.

  36. Casey Miller says:

    Arm knitting looks cool! Thanks!

  37. Robyn Bellefleur says:

    I think the Walking for Fitness would help me kick start this year.

  38. Jennifer I says:

    I would pick cook healthy quick

  39. Sandi Tymchuk says:

    Walking for Fitness would be my choice!

  40. surinder gurm says:

    cook healthy and quick book, need some new ideas

  41. Aarone Mawdsley says:

    the arm kniting looks pretty good

  42. Brenda says:

    The cook healthy and quick book would be my choice. I never come up with great ideas for quick healthy meals.

  43. Diana S says:

    I would choose Walking for Fitness.

  44. Dayle B. says:

    Walking for fitness, looks interesting.
    As I like to walk this would be excellent
    to make every step count.

  45. Theresa C. says:

    Walking For Fitness! We have already decided to try and walk every day this year.

  46. Maryanne says:

    Arm knitting looks cool!

  47. Kim K says:

    I’d love to try out arm knitting as one of my try something new resolutions.

  48. Juliee Fitze says:

    I would pickWalking for Fitness.

  49. Stephanie LaPlante says:

    I would definitely choose Cook Healthy & Quick!

  50. Julie KH says:

    I would love to win the cookbook so that I can start the year with some new inspiration. Current repertoire is stale.

  51. SS says:

    I would choose to jump start 2017 with the Cook Healthy and Quick

  52. Liberty says:

    Walking For Fitness is the one I would choose.

  53. Caryn Coates says:

    I would choose Cook Healthy and Quick

  54. Melinda says:

    Cook Healthy & Quick would be a great way to start the new year.

  55. SweetPanda says:

    I would choose Walking for Fitness. That’s my goal to get fit this year

  56. Angela Mitchell says:

    The Cook Healthy and Quick cookbook is exactly what I’m looking for in a cookbook this year.

  57. Monique L.S. says:

    The book “Cook Healthy & Quick” could help me achieve some goals this year.

  58. Nicole Jubleew says:

    I would choose Walking for Fitness to help me jump start 2017

  59. Christy Birmingham says:

    I would choose the “Walking for Fitness” book to help me get into great shape!

  60. Elnaz S says:

    I would choose Arm Knitting – it’s something I’ve been wanting to learn for a while!

  61. Monica Shelly says:

    I would enjoy checking out the Arm knitting book, got a scarf for Christmas, and it looks pretty interesting, thanks

  62. Carol M says:

    I would choose Walking for Fitness

  63. Lee-Ann S says:

    I keep having people tell me I need a hobby so Arm Knitting it is please.

  64. Wanda Tracey says:

    I would choose Arm Knitting.It looks like great fun and would be very interested to learn this technique.

  65. Ina Samson says:

    Cook Healthy and Quick would probably help me best since my New Year’s resolution was to eat cleaner.

  66. Karine says:

    I would first use the cook healthy and quick book, i love convenient and healthy cooking!

  67. KD says:

    I would start with walking for fitness, and share it with my mom too!

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