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Health, Lifestyle & Well-being Books

  • LYKK
    Meik Wiking
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    Meik Weiking, CEO of the Happiness Research Institute and the author of The Little Book of Hygge, wants to introduce you to lykke (pronounced 'luu-kah) - a Danish term that translates as happiness.

    Denmark is often regarded as one of the world's happiest countries and it's easy to see why: they have equal parental leave for men and women, free higher education and even burn more candles per household than anywhere else in the world.

    Meik explains how we can learn so much from the Danes' way of life but also talks about how about how the keys to happiness are buried all around the world. From how we spend our time to the way we chat with neighbours and even cook dinner, he reveals how every little thing has an impact on our happiness - and how we can learn from the world's happiest nations.
  • GFGH
    Harry Judd
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    McFly and McBusted drummer (and former Strictly champion) Harry Judd reveals how keeping fit can be beneficial to your mental health in this inspiring read. It's part a memoir where he looks back at the lessons he's learned during his career and part a fitness plan that will help you feel more positive.

    Harry explains how despite all his successes, including 19 hit singles, he has been prone to anxiety and other mental health issues and this book has been designed to inspire people (especially men) to find the help they need - be it through exercise or in another way. He explains all the health-boosting benefits of exercise and dance and shows how these can improve your mood.

    Suitable for all ages and all genders and ideal for the family to work through together, there's something for everyone in the exercises in this book and none of the solutions require expensive kits. Harry's approach to better mental health is fast, fun and free. The fitness solutions have all been thoroughly researched and are designed to transform the way you feel.
  • REFL
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    This contemporary introduction to the ancient practice of reflexology is perfect for anyone who wants to learn about the non-invasive nature of holistic healing.

    Reflexology brings the body into a state of deep relaxation where healing can take place. By applying pressure with your thumbs and fingers to specific parts of the feet, you will be able to bring relief to the corresponding part of the body.

    This book will help you understand where to find the reflex point on your foot and where this relates to on your body, as well as showing you how to apply the correct pressure technique. The double-page spreads make make it easier to find reflex points. BY following these tips, you can relieve pain, alleviate stress, reduce anxiety, prevent ailments and improve vitality.
  • TLSS
    Louise Young
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    Whether you have a photo shoot, a fancy dress party or just want to recreate some of the defining poses of the past 100 years, this is the beauty bible for you.

    It provides step-by-step instructions for recreating every look from the dark and smouldering eyes of a jazz-age flapper to the electro icons of the 1980s. Focusing on make-up and hair, it's fully illustrated with step-by-step photography and is entirely practical.

    This book is full of inspiring photographs and the instructions have been written by Louise Young, a renowned film, TV and fashion make-up artist and Loulia Sheppard, a film industry hair stylist.
  • NYHH
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    The experts at Neal's Yard will show you how to make herbal concoctions, aromatic oil blends, cleansers, balms, face masks and body scrubs in the comfort of your own kitchen with this incredible hardback.

    All extremely beneficial for your health, this book not only shows you what the various herbs and oils will treat but also how you can harvest and grow them and combine them to make a remedy. It even offers advice on the correct dosage to apply.

    There are step-by-step, photographic demonstrations to help you on the way to making the remedies. They can be used to treat up to 40 common complaints.
  • HMBT
    Juliette Goggin
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    Cosmetic experts Juliette Goggin and Abi Righton show how, using only natural ingredients, you can make skincare and haircare products easily at home.

    Truly inspirational, the products can be made using just a few basic materials and some kitchen equipment. The first part of the book looks at the things you will need to make the cosmetic projects; while the second includes 37 recipes for the face, body and hair, plus suggestions for adaptations.

    Including step-by-step instructions for home-made face and body scrubs, cleansers, toners, hand creams, body butters and bath bombs, the projects cater for all skin and hair types. It even includes ideas on how you can package them.
  • TQGG
    Capt. Peabody Fawcett
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    If you know a gentleman who takes great pride in their appearance and wants to scrub up in even better shape, they'll love the hints and tips included in this quintessential guide.

    Showing chaps how they can look their best every day of the year, this book draws from Captain Fawcett's far-flung travels, culturally rich experiences and extensive historical research and even has advice from barbers, style aficionados and master craftsmen of essential grooming items.

    Centuries-old techniques are showcased with step-by-step instructions and there are also illustrations, photographs, witty observations and literary quotations to pore over.
  • AMSK
    Edward Dickens
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    From the best dad dancing to improvised bedtime stories, this hilarious book is full of essential tips for any dad-to-be or new father.

    From Dad jokes that are perfect for the airport to mastering the art of papier-mache and making the most of your garden, this book is full of fun and inspiring advice that will make you succeed as a Dad! There are even tips on putting on a magical Harry Potter-themed party.

    Both old and new skills are covered - from managing a sleepover to mastering snapchat. This book is fully illustrated and comes with 'Amazing Dad' vouchers. It really is the Daddy of all parental advice books.
  • AGEB
    Boris Entrup
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    Ageless Beauty is a book that explains how you're never too old to learn new tricks. It will encourage you to try out a whole new style, whatever your age.

    It provides tips on working with the changes in your skin and reveals how to celebrate your features with an inspiring collection of glamorous, elegant and downright fabulous looks.

    From minimalist look to a bold rock-star chic style, there's something for everyone. With this book, you can learn how to pamper your body, style your hair and boost your confidence.
  • WUGY
    Department Store For The Mind
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    Artists, designers, writers, psychologists and speakers explain how everyday activities can be good for you and spark moments of inspiration in this fascinating book.

    It reveals how seemingly mundane jobs like cleaning, cooking and washing up can positively impact on our bodies, minds and relationships. There are cases of families bonding over the washing up and explanations of how chores can help make playful households.

    Based on ancient wisdom, this is a brilliant book for anyone who dreads their daily doings and wants to make them more creative and liberating. Of course, it also explains how making a cup of tea can be a truly wondrous ritual.
  • I Quit Sugar: The Ultimate Chocolate Cookbook - Hardback - 9781509858361 - Sarah Wilson
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    Sarah Wilson, the brains behind the successful I Quit Sugar cookbooks, shows how even if you do live a sugar-free life, that doesn't mean you have to stop eating chocolate!

    Sarah has ideas for every occasion and they range from special breakfasts to show-stopping bakes. We really enjoyed the dark choc and sea salt popcorn (perfect for a movie night) and the mocha and hazelnut layer cake. Other tasty treats are raspberry ripple, coconut butter and vegan chocolate mousse.

    All the sugar-free recipes are easy to follow and this book even has a handy key to paleo, gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan, kid-friendly and freezer-friendly recipes.
  • EVCN
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    This little book offers confidence-boosting tips for every day of the year.

    The advice will encourage you to open up your life's journey and become more fearless and assertive as you boost your self-confidence.

    The quotes come from the likes of Sir Winston Churchill, Carrie Fisher and Charlie Chaplin, while the actions include taking a new perspective, stepping out of your comfort zone and remembering that everyone is essentially winging it!
  • EVHP
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    Brighten up every day of the year by taking inspiration from the quotes, actions and achievable goals featured in this delightful and inspiring little book.

    Although happiness can seem elusive at times, this book will encourage you to focus on all those little things that can make a huge impact. Split into a day-by-day basis, it's the perfect book for you to dip into when you need a pick-me up.

    Among the suggestions are to dance, listen and volunteer and the quotes come from the likes of Audrey Hepburn, Aristotle and A.A. Milne.
  • KNES
    Jaime Thurston
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    We could all do with a little more kindness in our lives and this beautifully illustrated gift book finds Jaime Thurston (the founder of charity 52 Lives) explaining how much of a big difference a small act of kindness can make.

    It uses the voices of those who the charity has helped to offer 52 simple actions that anyone can do to spread kindness and positivity. It explains how being kind can also have a huge effect on your own happiness as well as those who you help.

    Inspiring people to live a more connected and fulfilling life, this book is also packed with inspirational quotes and plenty of personal stories to inspire you. Among the suggestions it makes are: Be a Seat Vigilante
    Be Kind to Unkind People
    Lend Your Ear
  • CKJW
    Joe Wicks
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    In his latest cookbook, The Body Coach Joe Wicks presents over 100 tasty recipes that will help you balance a healthy diet with cooking for a crowd.

    From easy favourites to sensational crowd-pleasers, every single recipe is big on flavour and packed with hero ingredients. Among Joe's favourites are roast chicken with celeriac mash and bacon greens, BBQ ribs with dirty corn and Tandoori chicken thighs with chapattis.

    Entirely dedicated to food (although Joe does make sure he mentions how important exercise is), the nutritious recipes are presented in full-colour photographs and are ideal for sharing.
  • HL2109
    Parragon Books
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    Diet Doodle Diary contains weight loss tips and humorous illustrations, as well as plenty of blank spaces for you to record your thoughts, doodle your inspirations and goals, and log exercise and food. With a removable jacket and a really cute cover with no title, no one has to know what you're writing about!
  • CONU
    Laura Agar Wilson
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    Coconut oil is a genuine super oil and this unique book explores its various health-giving uses. A fully comprehensive guide to coconut oil and its benefits, it will appeal to existing devotees, new users and anyone interested in living a healthier life.

    Coconut oil can be used in everything from smoothies to face masks and cleaning products to health remedies. This book is full of tips, advice and easy-to-follow instructions for using the oil and you'll be delighted by the results. You can use it for everything from removing stains to sorting out a sore throat!

    Packed with stunning photos, this is an inspiring and comprehensive book that will show you how to use coconut oil in beauty, health, home and cooking (where it's a replacement for butter!).
  • HKGU
    Robert Winston
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    Professor, scientist, TV presenter and bestselling author Robert Winston provides a guide to growing up that will help you help your tweens tackle their route through puberty.

    From the menstrual cycle to sexting and cyber-bullying, this visual guide to adolescence is full of straightforward and unpatronising advice. It tackles key topics including sexuality and body image and offers advice on internet safety.

    The stunning graphics and illustrations help make these tricky topics far more accessible. This is a quick-reference guide that belongs on every family's bookshelf as children grow up...
  • Tom Kerridge's Dopamine Diet - Hardback - 9781472935410 - Tom Kerridge
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    Tom Kerridge
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    Popular chef Tom Kerridge has managed to lose 11 stone over the past three years. The reason why? His Dopamine Diet - a diet that lets you keep all of the good stuff and none of the boring.

    The Michelin-starred chef's recipes in this cookbook all feature ingredients that will trigger the release of dopamine (the 'happy chemical') in your brain and are sure to leave you feeling good. It will encourage you to ditch alcohol and starchy carbs and replace them with protein, fruit and vegetables.

    With no need to count the calories, this book shows you how to make healthy dishes that still contain the dairy products and quality meats you love - as well as chocolate. Among our favourites were the fried halloumi with roasted onion salad; soy-glazed cod with garlic, chilli and ginger; and braised beef with horseradish.
  • MVSH
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    Any man who is interested in styling and grooming will find this to be an essential grooming bible. It features 60 classic styles for both hair and beards - all with fully illustrated and simple, step-by-step instructions.

    Inspired by style bloggers, sports stars, actors and models, groomed hair is getting more and more fashionable and this book pulls provides consolidated and authoritative advice on the best techniques.

    There's advice for different haircuts, types and lengths and all the secrets behind beards, buzzcuts and man buns are revealed!
  • LAGO
    Linnea Dunne
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    Like the Danish term hygge, the Swedish lagom has no equivalent in the English language but can be loosely translated as 'not too little, not too much, just right'. This book shows you how to love the lagom way of life.

    Sweden is one of the happiest nations on Earth and it's widely believed it comes from the Viking term 'laget om', which was said when mugs of mead were passed around in a circle so everyone just had a sip. A liberating concept that praises the idea that anything more than 'just enough' is a waste of time, lagom is also inspired by the core belief of responsibility and common good.

    By following the lagom way of life, you can live happier, reduce your environmental impact, improve your work-life balance and free your home from clutter. It also encourages you to enjoy good food the Swedish way and cherish your loved ones.
  • BWGD
    Nina Olsson
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    Full of vibrant vegetarian (and a few vegan!) recipes full of nourishment, Bowls of Goodness is a book bursting with new ideas for simple suppers.

    With food that is all about balance and fun, the dishes are wholesome and cover everything from home-cooked comfort food to plant-based recipes, salads and smoothies - all foods that can be served in a bowl.

    All very tasty, among the highlights are creamy avocado and crispy kale soba noodles, a cosmic green smoothie and chai-poached bears with coconut ice cream.
  • NRDC
    Dr. Bertil Marklund
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    You've lived the hygge way, now take some inspiration from Sweden and find out about lagom - a well-balanced approach to living a healthier and happier life.

    Written by Dr Bertil Marklung, a doctor and researcher at Gothenburg University, this essential book makes the most of contemporary research to provide you with pragmatic and realistic advice that will make a difference to your future.

    Debunking many myths (it turns out coffee is good for your health, after all!), the compact guide explains how the things we have been told are bad for us can sometimes be quite the opposite.
  • HTMS
    Sally Hornsey
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    Using traditional methods that incorporate both moisturising oils and butters, How to Make Your Own Soap presents readers with a wealth of soap recipes - in traditional bars, liquid or cream form.

    Including step-by-step instructions, stunning photographs and even packaging ideas for gifting your new creations to friends and family, the book teaches how to make soaps from scratch using natural products rather than purchasing commercial alternatives.

    A creative and health-promoting hobby, soap making is a hot new trend amongst hobbyists that shows no signs of slowing.