The Body: A Complete User's Guide
How Your Body Functions and How to Keep it Healthy and Strong
This comprehensive reference guide uses fact boxes, illustrations, diagrams and medical imaging to introduce the workings of the human body. Each of the building blocks and dynamic systems of the body is explored, including cells; skin and bones; blood circulation; and brain function, and the clearly presented chapters also provide descriptions of significant breakthroughs in medical science and advice on how to maintain health and fitness.
Complete Back Workbook
A Practical Approach to Healing Common Back Ailments
Back pain is an increasingly common ailment, exacerbated, no doubt, by sedentary lifestyles and hours sitting in front of computer screens. This health manual explains the many factors that can contribute to back problems, presents advice on healing options and coping strategies for dealing with pain, and demonstrates a series of exercises that promote good posture, improve flexibility, build strength and maintain back health. Previously sold in Postscript as Healing Back.
Walking for Weight Loss
The Easy, Practical Way to Get in Shape
As a refreshing alternative to complicated aerobic routines and over-priced gym memberships, walking is a form of exercise that is free, enjoyable and a natural part of everyday life. Fitness consultant Lucy Knight explains how you really can lose weight by walking – all you need to do is correct your posture and your technique, work on your stride, speed up your pace and change your focus to transform the daily saunter into a fat-burning power-walk.
Live Longer, Look Younger
in Twenty Easy Steps
This comprehensive but accessible guide to slowing the ageing process first outlines 20 key steps to take, including advice on diet – such as eat more fruit, enjoy a glass of red wine and switch to olive oil – and lifestyle, such as be more sociable and think positively. Part two focuses on anti-ageing tips for different areas of the body. The text is packed with detailed, expert information and common sense.
Health and Wellbeing
This is an easy-to-use guide to yoga, from getting started to developing your practice. An introduction describing the many benefits of yoga is followed by step-by-step explanations of all the main poses, organized by type and difficulty. Once these are mastered, there are sequences of poses to follow for beginners and the more experienced, helpful lists of poses targeted at specific purposes, and chapters on breath control and meditation.