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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.

Weightloss Warrior

Weightloss Warrior

Author: Tiffiny Hall Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/04/2011

Weightloss Warrior is a fun, fresh take on losing weight - it's a 'no-diet' book detailing the importance of healthy eating, building a positive self-image and becoming your own expertly trained warrior within (to protect you from bad choices, help you kick bad habits and give you powerful self-defences). An easy-to-follow guide to long-lasting transformation from the ground up, Weightloss Warrior comes complete with tasty illustrated recipes as well as expert motivational advice and tried-and-tested weightloss strategies. Based around five chapters inspired by the coloured belts of Taekwondo, the book leads readers from white belt to black belt through a process that's not simply turning over a new leaf but preparing the ground for a new self, planting the seeds of change, nurturing your new focus and glorying in growing a whole new you. This full-colour book will entice even reluctant readers to take up the challenge and win the battle within.

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Weight Watchers Get Set for Summer

Weight Watchers Get Set for Summer

Author: Nicola Graimes Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/06/2015

When the sun shines, it's hard to think of anything better than a barbecue with friends and great food, so fire up the barbie and enjoy some Turkey and Bacon Burgers, Beef Tataki or Lime and Coriander Salmon Skewers. Or, for a family picnic, why not pack up the Giant 'Sausage Roll' or Picnic Loaf and head off to your favourite spot? Get Set for Summer has ideas for all occasions, with recipes for everyday, for weekends, for enjoying good food with friends and for al fresco eating. For super snacks, reach for the Honey Dried Apples or Cool Dogs. At lunchtime, the Beef Wrap with Horseradish Cream or Chinese Noodle Soup will hit the spot; and for an ideal meal without meat try the Linguine with Broad Beans and Rocket or the Lemongrass and Ginger Tofu Fritters. After work, when everyone's hungry, the quick Sausage Pizza or simple Weekday Chicken and 'Chips' are just the thing.

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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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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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Visualization for Weight Loss The Gabriel Method Guide to Using Your Mind to Transform Your Body

Visualization for Weight Loss The Gabriel Method Guide to Using Your Mind to Transform Your Body

Author: Jon Gabriel Format: Paperback Release Date: 06/01/2015

In Visualization for Weight Loss, Jon Gabriel expands on the most talked about tool in his bestselling book, The Gabriel Method: visualization. This powerful technique helped Jon drop 220 pounds without dieting or deprivation because it didn't depend on calorie counting or extreme exercise - rather it changed his biochemistry and neural pathways. In turn, this helped lower stress and its associated inflammatory chemicals in his body, allowing him to lose weight easily and naturally. Examining the importance of visualizing for weight loss, Jon takes readers through the latest research on the power of the mind in order to show why this technique works. And then he lays out concrete, unintimidating advice about how to implement visualization into their lives. In addition to teaching readers how to move into the most powerful brain state for enacting change, Jon includes visualizations to help readers: overcome disempowering beliefs surrounding food and weight loss; melt away stress; conquer fears of losing weight; rediscover the joy of movement; create healthy new habits; kill food cravings and addictions; and achieve better sleep. Jon not only provides readers with these visualizations but also teaches them how to create their own personalized visualizations that can be even more powerful. He then presents a four-month visualization strategy that can be easily included in anyone's life - no matter what time constraints they face.

Unthink And How to Harness the Power of Your Unconscious

Unthink And How to Harness the Power of Your Unconscious

Author: Chris Paley Format: Hardback Release Date: 14/08/2014

Your life is dominated by your unconscious mind: by thoughts you're unaware of and movements you don't realise you are making. Words, colours, mannerisms and other cues you don't realise are affecting you, change what you think. The confidence you have in your ability to reason and to consciously choose what to do is caused by a series of illusions that scientists are only just beginning to understand. The discovery of these illusions will change the way we see ourselves more than the discoveries of Darwin and Copernicus. Unthink explores the unconscious decisions we make, and covers a variety of topics, ranging from how we choose politicians and romantic partners to more abstract subjects such as whether we can consciously decide to move our fingers. The counter-intuitive observations that Chris makes in the book include: * If you want someone to fancy you, wear red and meet them somewhere frightening. * When waitresses repeat customers' orders back to them instead of just saying 'yes' they receive bigger tips. * To reduce your shopping bill, start at the beer and snacks end of the store and work backwards. * If you sit someone in an upright chair when you give them good news they will be prouder of their achievements. * Having a picture of your family on your desk might make you work harder, but you'll be rattier when you get home! Chris Paley shows us how we can understand ourselves and others better, by having a greater understanding of the way that the unconscious mind has an impact of the way we live our lives.

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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!