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.
Neal's Yard Remedies
Cook, Brew, and Blend Your own Herbs
Neal's Yard Remedies have built a reputation for health-promoting products derived from natural ingredients. Based on their tried and tested recipes, this book contains step-by-step instructions for making medicines for common ailments; natural balms, creams and soaps; and herbal teas, smoothies, salads and soups for general wellbeing. There is also a comprehensive illustrated reference to 100 of the most useful herbs, with information on their uses, where to forage and how to grow and harvest them.
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.
The Stress Management Workbook
This workbook uses Cognitive Behavioural Therapy to help you manage stress. It features diagnostic tests and practical advice to teach you how to develop strategies to recognize and control the stress triggers in your life, and improve your communication skills, resilience, confidence and wellbeing.
All That Matters
What is stress, how can we understand it, and how can we strip away the myths that surround it? Here a leading health psychologist presents a concise and accessible introduction to stress, explaining what produces it, why people vary in their response to stress, its short- and long-term effects, its relation to physiological illness and its flipside – the relaxation response. Part of the All That Matters series.
Paleo: Monday to Friday
A Diet So Good You Can Take the Weekend Off!
The Paleo diet eliminates heavily processed foods, replacing them with fresh meat and fish, seeds, nuts, fruits and vegetables – and the health benefits are so dramatic that you can stray at the weekend and still lose weight. Here the bestselling author of The Paleo Diet shares 100 highly varied recipes that are easy to shop for and simple to prepare – from Kale and Eggs and Berry Compôte to Tomato Soup, Grilled Salmon Salad, Meatloaf, Pad Thai and Apple Pie.
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.
Free Yourself from Back Pain
In this practical guide Noel Kingsley explains how you can apply the Alexander Technique to daily life and shows how most people can prevent back pain and muscular tension by learning to eliminate harmful postural habits and restore free and expansive natural poise. The book's lively and informative text is accompanied by colour photographs and artwork showing what not to do as well as how to improve the way you tackle basic activities such as standing, sitting, driving, bending and carrying. Slightly off-mint.
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.