Health and Fitness
Pilates Made Easy
From the Number One Women's Health Magazine
For those who want to practise Pilates regularly at home, this easy-to-follow guide provides a safe and effective programme suitable for all ages and all levels of fitness. There are concise instructions accompanying step-by-step photographs that demonstrate every exercise in beginner, intermediate and advanced workouts. The book includes a pull-out visual guide to use during a workout to see at a glance what comes next.
A Practical Approach to Healing Common Back Ailments
The problems of back and neck pain have reached epidemic proportions, resulting in widespread suffering and loss of productivity. Healing Back looks at the causes and symptoms of spinal ailments and examines strategies for dealing with them. The emphasis is on the understanding of good posture and the integration of stretching, strengthening and healing exercises into daily life, but the book also provides information on remedial therapies, including alternative treatments such as acupuncture and shiatsu massage.
Cut The Carbs!
The Australian-born food and travel writer Tori Haschka presents ‘100 recipes to help you ditch white carbs and feel great’. The dishes come from far and wide – soups from Turkey, Tuscany and Peru, a tagine from Morocco, pudding from Salzburg – but Haschka’s versions cleverly banish the white carbohydrates: there are beans where once potatoes ruled, cauliflower ‘couscous’, and ground flaxseed and ground almonds instead of flour in the Almond Blueberry Pancakes.
The Secret Life of Sleep
Beyond the data of modern scientific sleep research, the author explores every kind of information and writing about sleep, but looks particularly at how knowledge about it exists in cultural practices, rituals, oral teachings, proverbs and song. Arranged in chapters following the progress of a night’s sleep, the book discusses topics as diverse as sleeping babies and the meaning of dreams to reveal the importance of sleep and the interdependence of our waking and sleeping lives.
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.
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.
You Are What You Eat
Total Health Overhaul
Working on the assumption that once you understand exactly what those greasy chips are doing to your arteries, it will be much easier to say no, this book explains why some things are bad for us and offers a total programme of realistic - and tasty - alternatives to change the way we eat. The 'kick-start plan' maps out the first four weeks of a new life of healthy eating and exercise, then you can graduate to the 'forever plan'.
Healthy Eating for Diabetes
Chef Antony Worrall Thompson, who suffered from the pre-diabetes Syndrome X, teamed up with a dietician to create the 100 recipes presented here alongside scientific information from a leading diabetes research charity. With exciting dishes for every meal of the day, including Salmon Timbales, Thai Fish Soup, Tuscan-Style Lamb and Poached Figs in Red Wine, you can enjoy your food while benefiting your overall health and improving your diabetes outlook.