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Complete Running and Marathon Book (Paperback)
Running is one of the best ways to keep fit and this comprehensive yet easy-to-follow guide is perfect for any aspiring runner - from those preparing to take their first steps on a light jog right up to anyone preparing to make 2014 the year they conquer a marathon. Everyone can learn plenty from its indispensable advice. Learn how to run faster, further and smarter with the visual guidance in this book, showing the bio-mechanics of running together with tips on kit, training, warming up, cooling down and eating right. Featuring training programmes for 5K, 10K, half-marathon and marathons, and great advice to boost your confidence if you're just starting out, this is a must-have no-nonsense guide to see you through 2014 and make sure you cross that finish line in style.
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The First 20 Minutes (Paperback)
More is now known about exercise, health and fitness than ever before and in The First 20 Minutes: The Surprising Science of How We Can Exercise Better, Train Smarter and Live Longer, New York Times columnist Gretchen Reynolds provides tailored practical and user-friendly advice on how to make the most of your daily fitness regime. Whether you are a sprinter, marathon runner or looking to lose weight or run a faster 5k, this book provides evidence-based answers to help you train more efficiently, recover quicker and reap a wide range of physical and mental benefits.
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Get Fit for Summer (collection)
As thoughts drift towards holidays and summer months, many people strive to achieve a body they can be proud of. This four-book collection, from the experts at DK, will show you how you can enjoy the convenience of working out at home with minimal equipment. All the books feature techniques from fitness training, Pilates, yoga and physical therapy and all of these are coded in levels of difficulty. The Stretching book will help you loosen up while Skinny Jeans will ensure you can wear your favourite trousers by the time the sun comes out. There are also books to help you achieve a Flat Tum and Toned Bum just in time for the summer season.
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The Bad Back Book (Paperback)
If you suffer from back pain, or know anyone who suffers from this painful symptom, then The BMA Bad Back Book may be able to help. Showing how you can take charge of back pain and providing advice for exercises to strengthen your back and improve the posture, the book covers all aspects of back care. There are clear and simple diagrams that show the anatomy of backs and necks, as well as specialised sections that deal with back pain in specific scenarios such as home, work, driving and gardening. There is also advice on where you can seek help and how you can get the best results from rehabilitation.
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Walking for Fitness (Paperback)
This is a total fitness programme from power-walking expert Nina Barough. Keep fit, tone-up and lose weight - walking is the perfect way to achieve optimum health, hassle free. Power-walking expert Nina Barough reveals there is a world of difference between a casual stroll and an energising, body-sculpting power walk. Founder of the annual Moonwalk, Nina explains how this low-impact form of exercise can be done by anyone, anywhere at anytime and her total walking programme will help you achieve health, vitality and weight-loss. This book was made for walking!
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BMA Illustrated Medical Dictionary (Paperback)
With easy-to-understand explanations of over 5,500 medical terms, this fully updated reference dictionary is a useful addition to any family's bookshelf. Fully illustrated, the dictionary provides more than just basic definitions with information on how it affects the patient as well as advice on possible treatments also included. This resource dictionary will help you know when to seek medical treatment and also provide you with the correct details on a range of anatomical terms, disorders, tests and drugs.
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The Back Bible (Paperback)
A useful and practical guide for anyone who suffers from back problems, and for those who want to avoid them, The Back Bible offers a wealth of invaluable advice. Written by Jenny Sutcliffe, the book features a physiological rundown of common problems that can affect your back, neck and shoulders as well as advice on managing back pain and the meditation that is available. A must-have reference book for the whole family that offers proven approaches to caring for your back.
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Family Health and First Aid (Paperback)
This title includes information from treating cuts, sprains and bandaging in an emergency to making decisions on headaches, fevers and rashes: plus all you need to know about the long-term health and fitness of your family. This title is packed with over 1100 photographs, artworks, diagrams and illustrations, all in colour, specially commissioned to teach essential first-aid techniques and to show symptoms clearly. It provides information on how to cope and care in an emergency - from splints, simple bandages and slings to resuscitation and life-saving technique, all shown step-by-step. It tackles the health issues that will affect your family all the way through their lives. It provides quick-reference boxes that identify the most obvious symptoms of an illness, while the text analyses possible diagnoses and appropriate responses. The first half of the book is packed with a wide range of information on every aspect of first aid and life saving, with special sections on babies and toddlers; outdoor safety and travel; and, planning a safe and secure home. Informative flow charts, symptom lists and warning boxes are featured, and background information explains how to stay healthy and prevent accidents. In the second half of the book hundreds of medical conditions are examined, discussed and diagnosed. Practical and jargon-free advice is given on every type of illness, from everyday complaints such as colds, headaches and fatigue, through to serious conditions including strokes, kidney stones and Parkinson's Disease.
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First Aid Handbook (Paperback)
An authoritative manual that brings all the safe accessible and reliable first aid information you will need together into one handy volume. Understanding at least the basics of first aid is a vital skill that everyone should master, and this book is the perfect teacher. This fully illustrated, comprehensive guide provides expert, up-to-date information on the safest and easiest ways to prevent and deal with all kinds of problems and emergencies. It includes chapters that cover special life-saving techniques, problems specific to babies and small children, outdoor safety, safety tips for active hobbies or travelling abroad, and how to avoid accidents and dangerous medical situations, complementary therapies and alternative treatments and solutions.
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Total Home Workout (Paperback)
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Written by Chrissie Gallagher-Mundy, Total Home Workout is an inspirational book that aims to get you in shape, whether you're a keep-fit fanatic or a fitness phobic. According to the book, all you need is 20 minutes of focused exercise a day to reshape your body. Simple exercises and routines that easily fit in with your lifestyle are included, enabling you to see the results of your workout quickly!
15 Minute Home Workouts (Paperback)
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If you want to work out at home effectively but don't have the time, find out how by following the 15 Minute Home Workout Book and DVD Set. Forget gyms, expensive kit, and hours of punishing fitness regimes; choose from a range of 15-minute pilates, yoga and abs workouts, back exercises and strength-training programmes and get your body tip-top in no time. Clear at-a-glance photos show you exactly what to do and the live action 60-minute DVD demonstrates a choice of workouts to suit your fitness needs and mood. This is a total fitness package - exercising at home has never been easier or quicker.
The Fitness Book (Paperback)
Find a fitness workout that works for you with the home fitness bible. Whether you want to fit into your skinny jeans, brave a swimming costume in six weeks or squeeze in some exercise during your lunch break, "The Fitness Book" will help you find a workout that fits perfectly into your busy lifestyle. From stretching to strength-training and yoga to Pilates, over 500 exercises are covered plus questionnaires and tests help you identify the perfect workout for you. Tips on motivation and advice on healthy eating will keep you on the right track when the going gets tough. Easy to follow, enjoyable and achievable, "The Fitness Book" is your own gym membership for life so cancel your costly subscription and find a routine that really works for you.
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Running: How to Get Started (Paperback)
Running is one of the most popular activities worldwide, and provides an incredible feeling of achievement as well as offering an enjoyable and accessible way to get fit. This superb book is an ideal reference guide for beginners, with easy-to-follow advice and guidance on getting started, staying motivated, and improving your performance. To help you begin to run, the first part of the book provides practical advice, including basic health checks, progressive walk/run programmes, a six-week plan of running for fitness, and exercises to build up strength. Appropriate clothing and equipment, stretching exercises and warm-up routines are described. Once you have achieved a certain standard you may want to try an event, and there is a special section devoted to explaining what kinds of events are suitable, from a 5K walk/run to a marathon. With over 300 photographs and illustrations, including step-by-step instruction, this expert book is essential reading for anyone who wants to begin and to improve their running. This title is the perfect introduction to one of today's fastest-growing and most popular activities, full of tips to help you stay motivated. It provides a fascinating insight into the world of running and its history, with a survey of the greatest runners and famous races. It includes start-up advice on basic health checks, running kit and footwear, core strength training and stretching exercises, and more. As you develop your distance and running skills there are progressive walk/run programmes and guidance on building up miles and hill running. It contains expert advice on pre-run and post-run nutrition, and entering and training for events. Clear and instructive step-by-step photographic sequences throughout make it easy to start and keep running.
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How to manage your arthritis by becoming an expert patient. Arthritis is one of the most common causes of disability, affecting areas in and around the joints and bringing misery to a staggering 10 million people in the UK and 46 million in the USA. Arthritis occurs not just amongst older age groups but across all age ranges, and impacts hugely on the lives of sufferers and their families. Dr Chris Jenner's easy-to-read and highly informative book shows that much of the suffering experienced as a result of this painful condition is unnecessary. Starting with a no-nonsense look at the condition itself, Dr Jenner focuses on the many ways in which arthritis can affect daily life and leads the reader through the variety of options available to sufferers. He shows how the effects of this potentially debilitating disease can be minimised so that quality of life is restored.
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Rheumatoid Arthritis (Paperback)
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Jasmine Jenkins' book will enable you to understand more about Rheumatoid Arthritis and the medication involved, reduce the pain that you experience and use joint protection techniques. It will also help you appreciate the importance of exercise and good posture, as well as giving hints on how to relax and manage your stress. The perfect book to help you adapt to the changes in your working and leisure life and achieve a positive outlook. It also contains an A-Z of well being and a list of useful resources.