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Lifestyle & Health

Looking to change your life? Whether it’s physical, emotional or spiritual change you seek, these books may have some answers. If you’re seeking to enlighten, enlarge or explore your mind, check out our Mind & Body section for a more comprehensive range of books.

Rushing Woman's Syndrome The Impact of a Never-Ending to-Do List and How to Stay Healthy in Today's Busy World

Rushing Woman's Syndrome The Impact of a Never-Ending to-Do List and How to Stay Healthy in Today's Busy World

Author: Dr Libby Weaver Format: Paperback Release Date: 27/06/2017

Never before have women been in such a hurry to do so many things and be there for so many people. The pace of modern life has drastically increased - but even though our minds can go faster and technology allows us to get more done, our bodies still have cavewoman-like biology - which means they cannot respond healthily to the new and constant pressures we experience. In this book, nutritional biochemist Dr Libby Weaver explains how a stressful, fast-paced lifestyle can have dangerous effects on all areas of a woman's health, including: - Nervous system - how an imbalanced nervous system may be causing you to gain weight and disrupting your sleep - Adrenal glands - why adrenal fatigue may be making you feel tired but wired - Reproductive system - how your daily stresses may be affecting your menstrual cycle or fertility - Digestive system - why stress could be at the heart of your bloating, cravings or unpredictable appetite - Emotions - how your emotional landscape holds the key to leading a fulfilling life without the need to rush.

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Sleep Better The Science and the Myths

Sleep Better The Science and the Myths

Author: Graham Law, Shane Pascoe Format: Paperback Release Date: 15/06/2017

Scientific research into sleep has dramatically increased during the past decade, with greater understanding of the hormonal and brain activity during sleep which has a key influence on your health and wellbeing. This expert, accessible book presents a combination of sleep hygiene, evidence-based techniques, psychological skills, and mindfulness practices to help improve your sleep. It examines common myths and stereotypes which may damage your chances of sleeping well, and gives tips for dealing with your sleep problems effectively.

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Cooking for Family and Friends 100 Lean Recipes to Enjoy Together

Cooking for Family and Friends 100 Lean Recipes to Enjoy Together

Author: Joe Wicks Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/06/2017

Joe has helped hundreds of thousands of people to transform their bodies and feel amazing with his effective workouts and simple recipes. Cooking for Family and Friends is a beautifully photographed collection of Joe's easy favourites and crowd-pleasers, such as Roast Chicken with Celeriac Mash and Bacon Greens, BBQ Ribs with Dirty Corn, and Tandoori Chicken Thighs with Chapattis. All the recipes are big on flavour and packed with the hero ingredients you need to impress your mates, fuel your workout and burn fat.

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Insight The Power of Self-Awareness in a Self-Deluded World

Insight The Power of Self-Awareness in a Self-Deluded World

Author: Dr Tasha Eurich Format: Hardback Release Date: 18/05/2017

Do you understand who you really are? Or how others really see you? We all know people with a stunning lack of self-awareness - but how often do we consider whether we might have the same problem? Research shows that self-awareness is the meta-skill of the 21st century - the foundation for high performance, smart choices, and lasting relationships. Unfortunately, we are remarkably poor judges of ourselves and how we come across, and it's rare to get candid, objective feedback from colleagues, employees, and even friends and family.

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The Clever Guts Diet How to Revolutionise Your Body from the Inside Out

The Clever Guts Diet How to Revolutionise Your Body from the Inside Out

Author: Michael Mosley, Tanya Borowski Format: Paperback Release Date: 18/05/2017

Your gut is astonishingly clever. It contains millions of neurons - as many as you would find in the brain of a cat - and is home to the microbiome, an army of microbes that influences your mood, weight and immune system. In this groundbreaking book, Dr Mosley takes us on a revelatory journey through the gut, showing how junk food and overuse of antibiotics have wiped out many good gut bacteria, leading to a modern plague of allergies, food intolerances and obesity. Setting the record straight on everything from prebiotics to probiotics, fermented foods to fasting, Dr Mosley provides scientifically proven ways to control your appetite and boost your mood. The Clever Guts Diet is packed with delicious, healing recipes, menu plans, checklists and tips - all the tools you need to transform your gut and change the way you eat for ever.

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The Good Gut Guide Delicious Recipes & a Simple 6-Week Plan for Inner Health & Outer Beauty

The Good Gut Guide Delicious Recipes & a Simple 6-Week Plan for Inner Health & Outer Beauty

Author: Liz Earle Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/05/2017

Delicious recipes and the ultimate wellbeing plan for a healthy gut in 6 weeks. Following on from SKIN, bestselling lifestyle and wellbeing writer Liz Earle presents her brand new plan, The Good Gut Guide. The book takes a close look at the link between the gut and our physical and mental health and provides a practical, easy-to-follow 6-week programme to improve your wellbeing from within. Beautifully illustrated throughout, each week focuses on a different aspect of transforming your digestive system. From detox and cleansing, healing and repopulating, to nourishing the good guys, balancing your whole body and, finally, maintenance and radiance from the inside out.

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We Need to Talk A Straight-Talking Guide to Raising Resilient Teens

We Need to Talk A Straight-Talking Guide to Raising Resilient Teens

Author: Ian Williamson Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/05/2017

Because healthy relationships are key to good mental health, and at a time when mental health issues amongst adolescents are increasing at an unforeseen rate, helping them to build and sustain these relationships has never been more important.

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The Nordic Guide to Living 10 Years Longer 10 Easy Tips to Live a Healthier, Happier Life

The Nordic Guide to Living 10 Years Longer 10 Easy Tips to Live a Healthier, Happier Life

Author: Dr. Bertil Marklund Format: Hardback Release Date: 27/04/2017

This compact guide provides wisdom from the Nordics, a region long known for its healthy and progressive lifestyle. It debunks myths on things we have been told are not good for us but actually can be: did you know drinking coffee will promote your health? Or that more people die of lack of Vitamin D than they do of skin cancer? By providing pragmatic and realistic advice, Dr Marklund gives you the power to make a difference in your own life today and for the future.

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We all need a little direction sometimes and this section is crammed full of great ideas for ways of improving your outlook, in all aspects of your wellbeing. Help from the shelf. From tips for good nutrition and taking care of your body (Optimism: Reflections on a Life of Action by Bob Brown) to coping with all the emotional situations in life, relationships, bereavements, stress, depression (Mind Whispering: A New Map to Freedom from Self-defeating Emotional Habits by Tara Bennett-Goleman). Discover the potential you have for being the ‘you’ you’ve always wanted to be or the ‘you’ you had no idea was in there.

Take a look at our monthly recommendations to find exactly what you’re looking for. Bear in mind though (and even ‘body and spirit’ too …), that just ‘reading’ them may not be enough. There’ll be homework!