Healthy Living

A healthy lifestyle is something we all aspire to, but what exactly is a healthy lifestyle, and how do we achieve it?

Our titles will help you answer these questions. Whether you're planning a healthier way to live or you're trying to lose weight, or you need advice about superfoods, what they do or even how to grow them, then these books can help.

Healthy living isn't just about looking after your body however, but also your mental health. If you're struggling with negative thoughts and anxiety, or would like to reduce stress and remain calmer under pressure, there is something here for you too.

Together, these books can help guide you and provide you with practical tools to look after mind, body, heart and soul.

Format: Paperback
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9781526761224
Pub Date: 30 Jan 2020

Format: Paperback

Pub Date: 30 Jan 2020

Pages: 336

ISBN: 9781526761224

Description: This latest, completely revised edition of the bestselling The Food Bible contains the most up-to-date research and information from the world’s top authorities on every aspect of food and diet, making it an indispensable reference book. It discusses all the important food issues - from the ‘vegan versus meat’ debate to modern food farming and processing; from from the ‘high carb to high protein’ debate to which oil to choose for health protection. It guides you through the minefield of contradictory dietary advice with clear nutritional information. Beginning with an explanation of the basic elements that make up food – proteins, fats, carbohydrates, fibre, vitamins, minerals and the ‘new’ non-nutrients such as probiotics, the book explains how to combine them for balanced, healthy eating. The Food Bible takes an in-depth look at all the common ailments and health problems, and discusses which foods to avoid and which can help prevent or alleviate them. There is a wealth of useful information on what to eat at every stage of your life and how best to keep your weight under control. The book contains a collection of tempting, healthy and nutritious recipes for all occasions and a final chapter containing invaluable, detailed analysis of over 300 everyday foods.
RRP: £19.99
Format: Paperback
Pages: 144
ISBN: 9781526751607
Pub Date: 07 Oct 2019

Format: Paperback

Pub Date: 07 Oct 2019

Pages: 144

ISBN: 9781526751607

Description: An allergy diagnosis can be overwhelming and life changing but this book provides brings together all the in-depth information and practical tips you need. It includes interviews with the country's leading allergy experts, advice from people living with allergies and has been endorsed by Allergy UK. Living With Allergies provides insight into each allergic condition, how to cope at different life stages and information on diagnosis, treatment and everyday management. It also includes tips the doctors don't tell you: How do you manage allergy anxiety? How do you keep your child safe at school? How can you travel abroad with allergies? This book will help you learn how to live with allergies in a proactive and positive way.
RRP: £12.99
Format: Paperback
Pages: 136
ISBN: 9781526725882
Pub Date: 30 Sep 2019

Format: Paperback

Pub Date: 30 Sep 2019

Pages: 136

ISBN: 9781526725882

Description: From almonds to walnuts, chia to sunflower seeds, nuts and seeds are rising stars of the nutrition world. Rich in healthy fats, protein, vitamins, minerals, plant chemicals and the all-important fibre needed to guard against disease, diets containing nuts and seeds have long been linked with greater health and longevity. Nuts – and seeds – are bursting with exactly the right combination of nutrients we need to keep our bodies working as they should to help us stay healthy throughout life. The latest scientific research now suggests that just a handful of nuts a day could help you stay a healthy weight and lower your risk of type 2 diabetes, heart disease, stroke and some cancers. Patsy Westcott scans the science and explains how including nuts and seeds in your daily diet could supercharge your health and vitality and help you age healthily.
RRP: £14.99
Format: Paperback
Pages: 120
ISBN: 9781526732095
Pub Date: 30 Sep 2019

Format: Paperback

Pub Date: 30 Sep 2019

Pages: 120

ISBN: 9781526732095

Description: We are constantly bombarded with information about diet and fitness and how important this is to a healthy lifestyle, and there is an increasing focus on pregnancy as a phase of life when this really matters. Sifting out the evidence-based, accurate information can be a challenge, and that’s where How to Stay Fit and Healthy during Pregnancy comes in. This evidence-based book is for every pregnant woman, and even those who have had no previous interest in exercise and diet will find encouragement to adopt a healthier lifestyle when they are expecting. For those who have been very aware of their fitness and health, there is guidance on how to adjust your regime to pregnancy. How to Stay Fit and Healthy during Pregnancy takes you right through the nine months of pregnancy,and looks at different ways to keep fit and supple when you are expecting. It explains the current guidance on healthy eating in pregnancy, also covering supplements and complementary therapies. It looks at common health problems that can occur when you are expecting and how best to help yourself through them. How to Stay Fit and Healthy during Pregnancy also recognises the importance of mental health and how this can be affected during and after pregnancy. It takes you through to the birth of your baby and lays the foundations for healthy parenthood ahead.
RRP: £14.99
Format: Hardback
Pages: 121
ISBN: 9781526732217
Pub Date: 04 Mar 2019

Format: Hardback

Pub Date: 04 Mar 2019

Pages: 121

ISBN: 9781526732217

Description: Allergies are on the rise and now affect over 40% of the UK population. Living with allergies has a huge impact on day-to-day life and this book provides practical tips for all the family. Through interviews with leading allergy experts and people managing the conditions, it provides insight into each allergic condition and how to manage them at different life stages. It contains in-depth information on diagnosis, treatment, immunotherapy and coping with allergy anxiety, plus tips the doctors don't tell you. How do you manage your allergies at social events? How do you keep your child safe at school? How can you travel abroad with allergies? This book brings together all the information and advice you need to understand your allergies and manage them in a proactive and positive way.
Format: Hardback
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9781526725059
Pub Date: 18 Feb 2019

Format: Hardback

Pub Date: 18 Feb 2019

Pages: 336

ISBN: 9781526725059

Description: This latest edition of the bestselling "Food Bible" contains the most up-to-date research and information from the world's top authorities on every aspect of food and diet, making it an indispensable reference book. "The Food Bible" explains the facts about GM and organic food, the latest research on food allergies, as well as containing expert advice on what to eat at every stage of your life, and guides you through the minefield of sometimes contradictory dietary advice with clear nutritional information. Beginning with an explanation of the basic elements that make up food - proteins, fats, carbohydrates, fibre, vitamins and minerals, the book explains how to combine them for balanced healthy eating. It then takes an in-depth look at over 80 common ailments including arthritis and heart disease, and discusses which foods to avoid and which can help to alleviate or eliminate the problem. There is a detailed examination of the controversial area of diets and weight control, providing a wealth of useful information on how to put your health first at all times. There is a collection of wonderfully, tasty, healthy and nutritious recipes for all occasions and a final chapter containing invaluable, detailed analysis of over 300 everyday foods.
Format: Paperback
Pages: 120
ISBN: 9781526737472
Pub Date: 30 Jan 2019

Format: Paperback

Pub Date: 30 Jan 2019

Pages: 120

ISBN: 9781526737472

Description: If you care about what you eat, you should care about how you grow it. Gardeners can demonstrate that by going beyond organics to veganics - growing without animal inputs - they are a driving force in saving the environment. This book gives you the tools to grow without harming the planet and animals, and explains why moving beyond organics towards super organic vegan gardening is the way to show you are genuinely concerned about environmental issues and the industrial commodification of living, sentient creatures. From advice about how to make and buy natural fertilisers and compost, to putting nutritional values on what you grow, and to how to cook it, and how to share your plot with wildlife, this book covers all the bases. The foreword is by RHS Chelsea Flower Show best in show winner Cleve West, who is a passionate vegan gardener. Vegan Organic Network and Garden Organic have backed the book too.
Format: Paperback
Pages: 135
ISBN: 9781526732415
Pub Date: 05 Dec 2018

Format: Paperback

Pub Date: 05 Dec 2018

Pages: 135

ISBN: 9781526732415

Description: Nile Wilson first shot to fame in 2014, when he became the only British gymnast to win five gold medals at the European Junior Gymnastics Championships. The same year, he won four medals as a senior in the Commonwealth Games and is the current Commonwealth Champion on the horizontal bar. In 2016, he won bronze at the Rio Olympics and is tipped to win gold at the next World Championships and Olympics. He has recently won three gold and two silver medals at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games. Nile is also a YouTube sensation, with over 750,000 subscribers to his channel. His videos are not only educational, but also highly entertaining and to date have been viewed over 45 million times! Nile is very passionate about his sport and works tirelessly to encourage more people to get into gymnastics. His book will be a guide for anyone new to the sport and will show just how easy it is to get and stay fit using gymnastics.
Format: Paperback
Pages: 102
ISBN: 9781526725844
Pub Date: 05 Nov 2018

Format: Paperback

Pub Date: 05 Nov 2018

Pages: 102

ISBN: 9781526725844

Description: What is a migraine? If you asked five different people who live with migraines, you'd probably get five different answers. Why? Because migraines are different for everyone. Your migraine attacks are unique and the experience you have during an attack won't be exactly the same as anyone else's. As there's no one way to get a migraine, there's also no one way to prevent or treat them. Researchers used to think migraine was a vascular condition, or one related to the blood vessels, but it's now classed as neurological, which means it's related to the nervous system. What's more, they don't yet know what causes you to get migraines, and there's no test you can have to get diagnosed. So migraines are a bit of a mystery. Frustrating, right? Don't worry. You don't need to know why you suffer from migraines to understand how to reduce the number of attacks you get or even avoid them altogether. The aim of this book is to help you figure out the best way to prevent your migraines. The first step is to try to understand your own experience. Then you'll be in the best position to to work out how to reduce the number of of attacks you have, or even avoid them altogether.
Format: Paperback
Pages: 142
ISBN: 9781526720450
Pub Date: 12 Sep 2018

Format: Paperback

Pub Date: 12 Sep 2018

Pages: 142

ISBN: 9781526720450

Description: A simplified explanation of probiotics and what they can do for and to the human body is long overdue. Despite the fact that people use the term probiotics a lot in the media as well as in everyday life there appears to be some confusion as to whether probiotics are something that occurs naturally in a healthy human gut or ‘biome’, something that is added to your yogurt or whether it’s simply a pot of pills that you need to take when you’re ill. Gut Health and Probiotics will take readers on a quest to understand what both probiotics and prebiotics can do for their long term gut health and how this might affect a broad range of body systems from skin health to mental health. Along the way readers will discover how useful probiotics are in both preventing and curing specific ailments, as Jenny explains just how simple it is to feel great from the inside-out.
Format: Hardback
Pages: 104
ISBN: 9781526729972
Pub Date: 22 May 2018

Format: Hardback

Pub Date: 22 May 2018

Pages: 104

ISBN: 9781526729972

Description: The number of sugar intolerant people continues to grow year on year. In the UK, more than eight million people are affected and in the US, around 30% of the population cannot eat sugar. Worldwide, this figure is estimated at over 200 million! For many, this has meant giving up the treats and pastime they dearly loved. In this exciting new cookbook, acclaimed chef Sophie Michell shows that it is possible to bake tasty treats without using sugar. From tasty titbits to cakes that will make any afternoon tea, Sophie shows how using no or very little sugar doesn't have to make your baking any less delicious. Featuring over forty recipes, Baking Without Sugar is the perfect addition for any health conscious baker's library.
Format: Paperback
Pages: 160
ISBN: 9781526714336
Pub Date: 11 Apr 2018

Format: Paperback

Pub Date: 11 Apr 2018

Pages: 160

ISBN: 9781526714336

Description: ''Gardening is where science meets art, where nature meets nurture and where food and health unite.'' In an age of clean eating and fad diets, the term super food has become synonymous with inflated prices and overstated claims about the disease-fighting, anti-aging, life-enhancing powers of certain foods. Sales of fruits and vegetables like kale, beetroot and blueberries have rocketed, but why spend money on products that have travelled miles around the country or even the globe only to sit in a supermarket wrapped in plastic for days, when you could grow your own? This lively, engaging book weeds out the hype and unearths the secrets of what makes a food a super food. Discover a wide array of fruits and vegetables all with their own super qualities, and learn how to sow and plant them yourself, free from chemicals and full of goodness. In the comprehensive directory of crops you'll find information about the nutritional benefits of an A to Z of fruits and vegetables, followed by practical advice for planting and growing, plus mouthwatering recipes for making the most of your harvest. Experience the delight of following your food's journey from seed to plate, and the gratification of picking and eating your own produce. Indulge your taste buds with tasty, nutritious meals, where the key is pleasure not avoidance. It's time to take control of what you eat and grow your way to better health.
Format: Paperback
Pages: 282
ISBN: 9781526717337
Pub Date: 15 Nov 2017

Format: Paperback

Pub Date: 15 Nov 2017

Pages: 282

ISBN: 9781526717337

Description: Everyone deserves a balanced and organic diet, for good nutrition and the right remedies can really make a difference. Superfoods explores the exceptional results certain foods can have for your general health, from fighting off the signs of ageing to preventing cancer. Discover a wide array of fruits, vegetables, grains and more, all with their own bedazzling health benefits - free from chemicals and full of goodness. To help readers to envisage how all of these foods can be used, Superfoods provides utterly delicious recipes for each and every food mentioned - see just how simple it can be! Eating superfoods helps to maintain a healthy body and a healthy mind. Upon doing so, you will notice a difference in your skin, and feel a real difference from within yourself. Julie Neville discusses the health benefits of removing chemicals from your diet and listening to what your body needs, as well as how eating organically was shaped by her own life experiences. This delightful book demonstrates the pleasures and ease of keeping a natural and chemical-free diet and lifestyle. Be healthier and happier; learn how to eat for your body; how to remove chemicals from your diet, and still indulge, and most importantly: how to feel genuinely superb.
RRP: £14.99
Format: Paperback
Pages: 135
ISBN: 9781473895041
Pub Date: 03 Oct 2017

Format: Paperback

Pub Date: 03 Oct 2017

Pages: 135

ISBN: 9781473895041

Description: If you want to gain a better understanding of eating disorders, including anorexia, bulimia and binge eating disorder, this book is for you. It looks at theories about the causes of eating disorders, including susceptibility studies, personality traits, genetics, the effects of personal circumstances, societal/media pressures, family influences and more. The health risks are covered and the damage caused by eating disorders is made clear. This information, especially, will help some sufferers find the strength and determination to fight their disease and break free. The book explains the logic of eating disordered individuals, with some using food or weight control as a coping mechanism to block out painful emotions. It will enable the reader to better understand why some people with eating disorders behave as they do. It looks at the latest research, and new and emerging treatments are discussed, as well as established treatments and their success rates. In addition to conventional treatments medical, psychological and therapeutic the book considers complimentary therapies that may support an individual's recovery. It also includes nutritional information, to help those who are frightened of food, because they feel out of control around it, or are afraid of being overweight. There is a chapter on adjusting to change, recovery strategies and a look at why pro-ana communities are unhelpful, suggesting healthier social groups and past-times. The book contains extensive case studies of people who have battled with anorexia and bulimia, looking at some of the things that may have played a role in their disease, such as abuse, bullying, loneliness, low self-esteem, unhappiness and pressures to conform.
Format: Paperback
Pages: 243
ISBN: 9781473892798
Pub Date: 02 Jun 2017

Format: Paperback

Pub Date: 02 Jun 2017

Pages: 243

ISBN: 9781473892798

Description: 365 Ways to Feel Better offers simple but effective tools for each day of the year. Eve Menezes Cunningham integrates her background in coaching, counselling, yoga and other therapies to share practical tools for mind, body, heart and soul. With an overall aim of supporting people in feeling better in all areas of their lives, Eve encourages the reader to learn to trust in their own capacity to heal and feel better, with a playful approach to their self-care. From goal setting to inner child work, chakras to beneficial yoga poses, breath practices to psychological tools, meditation techniques to aura cleansing, this book offers a taste of a comprehensive range of mind-body tools to help you boost your health and wellbeing yourself. 365 Ways to Feel Better is for anyone who wants to boost their wellbeing in a holistic, side-effect-free way. Self-help fans will enjoy it but also, complementary therapists, energy workers, yoga instructors, therapists and yogis, counsellors, coaches and more.
RRP: £14.99
Format: Paperback
Pages: 204
ISBN: 9781473878792
Pub Date: 15 May 2017

Format: Paperback

Pub Date: 15 May 2017

Pages: 204

ISBN: 9781473878792

Description: Would you set aside time each day for the next week or two if it helped transform your body and life and helped you lose the weight that you want? If so, then read on! Diets come and go but medical advice on what constitutes a good diet has stayed exactly the same and this book promotes changing your lifestyle for the better through positive reinforcement about how we view ourselves and food. It includes diets from around the world that influence our own eating habits, healthy lifestyle swaps, the triggers to why we eat and how to overcome any barriers we are feeling around weight loss. Think fats and carbs are bad for you? Find out how they can actually be part of a healthy balanced diet! With edible flower ice lolly recipes and unique alternate therapies, this book will help each individual to achieve their goals. Eat Yourself Thin has been written so that readers feel good about themselves, through changing their mind set and how we think about foods and diets. There are facts, studies, healthy recipes and personal experiences, with plenty of humour thrown in. After all, weight loss can be a struggle with cravings, urges and stress and laughter is always the best medicine!