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Mindful Menopause

Mindful Menopause

Author: Sophie Fletcher Format: Paperback Release Date: 06/05/2021

With the right tools, you can change your experience of menopause. In this supportive book, and its ten relaxing audio downloads, mindful hypnotherapist Sophie Fletcher equips you with powerful skills to manage the challenges of perimenopause and menopause. Drawing on years of experience helping women at times of transition, Sophie will show you: Effective ways to harness the mind, body and hormone connection Visualisations, affirmations and mindfulness exercises to reduce anxiety and stress Techniques to ease insomnia, weight gain and hot flushes Mindful Menopause will ensure you feel empowered, in control and ready to embrace this liberating time of life.

Running For My Life How I built a better me one step at a time

Running For My Life How I built a better me one step at a time

Author: Rachel Cullen Format: Paperback Release Date: 11/01/2018

Suffering from depression but desperate for 'normality', Rachel Cullen found herself in failing relationships, the wrong career and a reliance on alcohol and chocolate to get her through each day. Stuck in an endless cycle of mental misery, she put on a pair of old trainers. She'd never been able to think of herself as a 'runner' before, and the first time she forced herself out the door, she knew it would hurt. Everywhere. She just didn't realise how much it would heal her, too. Interspersed with Rachel's real diary entries, from teenage non-runner to London Marathon finisher (just months after giving birth), she questions if she really can outrun her demons.

Going into Hospital A Guide for Patient, Carers and Families

Going into Hospital A Guide for Patient, Carers and Families

Author: Oliver Warren, Dean Franklin, Charles Vincent Format: Paperback Release Date: 31/07/2015

Going Into Hospital? A Guide for Patients, Carers and Families sets to calm nerves and soothe brows, and basically make the whole process go much smoother for patients and their families alike. The authors, who have many years of experience working in hospitals, have packed their book with simple and practical advice and tips about how hospitals work, based on the most common questions and concerns they hear from their patients. First and foremost, Going Into Hospital? is very informative. The book suggests the right questions to ask before admittance, offers guidance on preparing for a hospital visit and lifts the veil on the whole process.

Pretty Unhealthy

Pretty Unhealthy

Author: Nikki Stamp Format: Paperback Release Date: 09/01/2020

Pretty Unhealthy is written in a personal and chatty style to educate, inform and entertain. When heart surgeon Dr Nikki Stamp was diagnosed with high blood pressure, she began to look more closely at not just her own lifestyle but what being healthy really means. In modern society, health and beauty have become intertwined, with people’s looks and size being (falsely) seen as an indication of their overall physical and mental health. This book wades through the barrage of health information reaching us on a daily basis via books, websites, blogs, social media posts and magazines/newspapers. How do we know what to believe? How much of this often-conflicting information is based on actual science and written by qualified experts, rather than the popular so-called ‘wellness experts’? And is it really making us healthier – or just more miserable? Dr Stamp covers various contemporary topics, including diet fads, exercise trends, body positivity & body image and weight bias. This isn’t a diet manual – it’s about how to get back a healthy relationship with food and exercise, concentrating on how we feel rather than how we look. This book won’t tell you what to eat and drink – that has to be your decision – but it will tell you how to be in control of your own choices, rather than be influenced by the pseudoscience, false hope and ‘magic bullets’ around you.  I ended the book thinking about my lifestyle and what I enjoy and how, above all, it’s important to be kind to myself. Can’t get better messages than that.

French Women Don't Get Facelifts Aging with Attitude

French Women Don't Get Facelifts Aging with Attitude

Author: Mireille Guiliano Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/01/2015

In the natural sequel to her international bestseller French Women Don't Get Fat, Mireille Guiliano tackles the delicate subject of aging - showing how women of forty and beyond can 'attack' the upcoming decades with attitude and style. Witty, perceptive and bursting with Mireille's personal experiences, the book covers everything from skincare secrets and fashion tips to the role of relationships and the importance of relaxation. The path to aging elegantly lies in lifestyle choices and attitude adjustments rather than Botox and collagen fillers. After all, while American, Brazilian and Chinese women lead global cosmetic surgery figures, French women don't even make the Top Ten.

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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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Still Hot!

Still Hot!

Author: Kaye Adams, Vicky Allan Format: Paperback Release Date: 17/06/2021

Every menopause has its own story. It's time we listened to them. The Big M - not to mention the Big Peri-M - is a subject reduced to whispers or the cheap laughs of a hot flush. No one quite tells you the truth. No one prepares you for it. But now that silence is lifting. So, let's be bold and wise; let's overshare. Let's rejoice as we step free of the menopausal closet. The menopause is not one story, but many and diverse . . . and, whatever your experience, you are not alone. Measured, rebellious, fierce and upfront, each of STILL HOT!'s 42 voices speaks straight from the heart.  

An Extra Pair of Hands

An Extra Pair of Hands

Author: Kate Mosse Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/06/2021

An Extra Pair of Hands is an emotional journey, following Kate Mosse as she became a carer for her father, mother and then mother-in-law in a short space of time. This is a book about what it’s like to be a carer, not as a paid employee but to be there for your family at times of illness, crisis and increasing fragility – because you want to be, not because it’s just part of a job. I felt like I was there in her memories, not only during her practical day-to-day activities and dealing with their essential needs, but also the impact on her own mental health. Carers silently, stoically and heroically do what they do out of love and for little or no reward. It can be hard, both physically and emotionally – always thinking of, and dealing with, loved ones’ needs other than their own. In her book, Kate Mosse also touches on the impact of pandemic and lockdowns and the shielding of older & vulnerable people. An Extra Pair of Hands is a celebration of family and love and an exploration of grief and ageing – it’s raw, witty, heartbreaking and honest.

Older and Wider

Older and Wider

Author: Jenny Eclair Format: Hardback Release Date: 02/07/2020

THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER! 'If you're after an in-depth medical or psychological insight into the menopause, I'm afraid you've opened the wrong book - I'm not a doctor . . . However, I am a woman and I do know how it feels to be menopausal, so this book is written from experience and the heart and I hope it makes you laugh and feel better.' JE Older and Wider is Jenny Eclair's hilarious, irreverent and refreshingly honest compendium of the menopause. From C for Carb-loading and G for Getting Your Shit Together to I for Invisibility and V for Vaginas, Jenny's whistle-stop tour of the menopause in all its glory will make you realise that it really isn't just you. Jenny will share the surprising lessons she has learnt along the way as well as her hard-won tips on the joy of cardigans, dealing with the empty nest (get a lodger) and keeping the lid on the pressure cooker of your temper (count to twenty, ten is never enough). As Jenny says, 'I can't say that I've emerged like a beautiful butterfly from some hideous old menopausal chrysalis and it would be a lie to say that I've found the 'old me' again. But what I have found is the 'new me' - and you know what? I'm completely cool with that.'

Get Up! Why Your Chair is Killing You and What You Can Do About it

Get Up! Why Your Chair is Killing You and What You Can Do About it

Author: James A. Levine Format: Paperback Release Date: 26/08/2014

That the average adult spends 50 to 70 percent of their day sitting is no surprise to anyone who works in an office environment. But few realize the health consequences they are suffering as a result of modernity's increasingly sedentary lifestyle, or the effects it has had on society at large. In Get Up!, health expert James A. Levine's original scientific research shows that today's chair-based world, where we no longer use our bodies as they evolved to be used, is having negative consequences on our health, and is a leading cause of diabetes, cancer, and heart disease. Over the decades, humans have moved from a primarily active lifestyle to one that is largely sedentary, and this change has reshaped every facet of our lives - from social interaction to classroom design. Levine shows how to throw off the shackles of inertia and reverse these negative trends through simple changes in our daily lives.

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The Cancer Prevention Manual Simple Rules to Reduce the Risks

The Cancer Prevention Manual Simple Rules to Reduce the Risks

Author: Ian N. Olver, Fred Stephens Format: Paperback Release Date: 22/10/2015

Stories in the media about the cancer-causing risks present in everyday life can cause alarm and confusion, and make it difficult to know how to alter one's lifestyle. The Cancer Prevention Manual, Second Edition, is a handy guide to all key issues in cancer prevention, presenting medical and scientific information in a plain, accessible style.

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The Fatigue Solution : Increase Your Energy in Eight Easy Steps

The Fatigue Solution : Increase Your Energy in Eight Easy Steps

Author: Eva Cwynar, Sharyn Kolberg Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/03/2012

Banish fatigue and learn how to be bright eyed and bushy tailed with this simple step-by-step programme that begins with finding out the foods that help cause tiredness, taking readers through learning about toxins, improving sleep and sex, getting more exercise and what your Doctor can do with health check-ups to identify any problems. Using well regarded expert authors Hay House is a publisher that always seem to be ahead of the curve when it comes to publishing books about topical health issues.

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