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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.

Live to Eat Cooking the Mediterranean Way

Live to Eat Cooking the Mediterranean Way

Author: Michael Psilakis Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/01/2017

Cooking the Mediterranean way means deliciousness, not deprivation: a nearly endless array of satisfying weeknight meals for your family can start with just seven Mediterranean staples, from Greek yogurt to simple tomato sauce.

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Deliciously Ella with Friends Healthy Recipes to Love, Share and Enjoy Together

Deliciously Ella with Friends Healthy Recipes to Love, Share and Enjoy Together

Author: Ella Mills Woodward Format: Hardback Release Date: 26/01/2017

In the follow-up to her amazing bestseller Deliciously Ella Every Day, Ella makes it easy to prepare delicious food for you, your friends and family, whatever the occasion. No more wondering whether certain dishes go together, Ella makes life simple with her menus - whether you are planning a laid-back brunch, a last-minute lunch or a fancy supper, Ella has it covered with wonderful hearty and filling recipes that celebrate her natural eating philosophy.

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Walking for Fitness Make Every Step Count

Walking for Fitness Make Every Step Count

Author: Nina Barough Format: Paperback Release Date: 16/01/2017

Keep fit, tone-up and lose weight with Try It! Walking for Fitness. Walking is the perfect way to achieve optimum health, hassle free, for all ages and abilities. Power-walking expert Nina Barough reveals there is a world of difference between a casual stroll and an energising, body-sculpting power walk. This book was made for walking!

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Super Clean Super Foods

Super Clean Super Foods

Author: Caroline Bretherton, Fiona Hunter Format: Hardback Release Date: 16/01/2017

If you're feeling overwhelmed by clean eating advice, look no further. Super Clean Super Foods is the ultimate nutritional guide to superfoods, telling you all you need to know to power up your plate. Super Clean Super Foods offers an introduction to over 90 delicious superfoods including quinoa, acai, buckwheat, chia seeds, kale, tumeric, coconut, and matcha, showing you the nutritional benefits of each.

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The Well-Dressed Salad Fresh, Delicious and Satisfying Recipes

The Well-Dressed Salad Fresh, Delicious and Satisfying Recipes

Author: Jennifer Joyce Format: Hardback Release Date: 12/01/2017

Recipes include well-known Mediterranean classics such as Tabbouleh and Fattoush to contemporary fusion dishes like Raspberry Duck with sugared pecans. With more and more people aspiring to eat healthier diets, and with such a large variety of fresh and interesting ingredients now readily available, there has never been a better time to try new salads ideas.

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Leaner, Fitter, Stronger Get the Body You Want with Our Amazing Meals and Smart Workouts

Leaner, Fitter, Stronger Get the Body You Want with Our Amazing Meals and Smart Workouts

Author: Tom Exton, James Exton, Max Bridger, Lloyd Bridger Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/01/2017

Ditch the fads, ditch the fat and get lean for life - let Max, Lloyd, James and Tom show you how. This book is not a quick fix - it's a new way of life. With Max, Lloyd, James and Tom as your guides you'll never feel tied down by a regime, like you can't accept a drinks invitation or like you have to force down that poached chicken fillet that you'd rather swap for fries. Feauturing: over 60 easy-to-do recipes from PB & J French Toast and cookie dough protein bars to hearty salads, stir fries and roast chicken with a twist; breakfasts, lunches, dinners, snacks and on-the-go, the sweet stuff and 4-ingredient heroes; workouts for every body: Tabata circuits, home workouts, buddy training, gym how-to's and stretches and advice to keep you motivated, life hacks for fitting fitness into your life (and not the other way around!) and a host of myth-busting. These guys know their stuff; let them be your go-to-experts to getting leaner, fitter and stronger for good.

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Live Better and Longer

Live Better and Longer

Author: Dr Michel Cymes Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/01/2017

Did you know that pomegranates help reduce dental plaque? That fridges are germ factories? That those little everyday movements can wreck your back? The mega French bestseller that reveals the truth about healthy living, and why it's never too late. Good health is an invaluable gift. But how can you maximise your own individual potential? How can you give your body the best MOT it has ever experienced? This fantastically accessible and helpful book is based on 4 basic and essential principles: 1) understanding superfoods - what they are, how they benefit your body and your mind and how to eat them; 2) breaking harmful habits - how to change those bad habits of a lifetime; 3) being fit - the importance of exercise, and how to incorporate it into your daily life; 4) essential tips to stay in shape - from good sleep to cold showers, from gut health to brainfood, everything is covered! This book is the friend who wants to see you succeed, the mate who knows you inside out. Whether you are a gym bunny or starting from scratch, Live Better and Longer gives you the best advice by France's most established doctor.

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Soupologie: Cleanse, Slim, Nourish, Glow Plant-Based, Gluten-Free Soups to Heal, Cleanse and Energise

Soupologie: Cleanse, Slim, Nourish, Glow Plant-Based, Gluten-Free Soups to Heal, Cleanse and Energise

Author: Stephen Argent Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/01/2017

All recipes are LED (low-energy density) food, filling you up with volume without too many calories. Each recipe has icons to show which common ailments are targeted such as stress, fatigue, weakened immunity and more. Recipes are plant-based and gluten-free, so can be enjoyed by everyone, but serving suggestions will add in other delicious 'soupolo-twists' so you can adapt things to your own taste. Soup is the natural follow-on from juicing and is so much more achievable: soup can be served as a meal, unlike a juice. The book is fully photographed by award-winning food photographer Jean Cazals.

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The Bikini Body 28-Day Healthy Eating & Lifestyle Guide 200 Recipes, Weekly Menus, 4-Week Workout Plan

The Bikini Body 28-Day Healthy Eating & Lifestyle Guide 200 Recipes, Weekly Menus, 4-Week Workout Plan

Author: Kayla Itsines Format: Paperback Release Date: 29/12/2016

The body transformation phenomenon and #1 Instagram sensation's first healthy eating and lifestyle book! Millions of women follow Kayla Itsines and her Bikini Body Guide 28-minute workouts: energetic, kinetic, high-intensity interval training sessions that help women achieve healthy, strong bodies. Fans not only follow Kayla on Instagram, they pack stadiums for workout sessions with her, they've made her Sweat with Kayla app hit the top of the Apple App Store's health and fitness charts, and they post amazing before and after progress shots. Kayla's audience is avid and growing, with over 10 million followers worldwide. The Bikini Body 28-Day Healthy Eating & Lifestyle Guide features: - 200 recipes such as fresh fruit breakfast platters, smoothie bowls, and salads - A 4-week workout plan which includes Kayla's signature 28-minute workouts - Full-colour food shots and photos featuring Kayla throughout Kayla's international 2016 Sweat Tour sold out in only 4 hours!

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!