It's a brand New Year which means the time to reinvent yourself is here. We all start off the New Year with grand ideas of getting up early to go to the gym every morning and cutting down dramatically on the amount of sugar we consume only to have given up before the end of January. But, this year it's going to be different. We've got the perfect solution to the hitting-the-wall part of January, the part when you officially give up your new year's resolutions, because we've got 10 fantastically motivating health books filled with fun workouts, mindfulness techniques and hearty healthy recipes to keep you on track with your new year's resolutions all the way to December!
Improve your mental health with the advice and information in Fearne Cotton's fantastic Calm book. These days the world seems so busy that finding the time to take a breath and relax can be really tough but Fearne has found ways to help you face life's little stresses. Fearne has even included her own illustrations in this great mental health book.
Harry Judd has been on stage drumming with his McFly bandmates for years and in that time he has learnt a lot about mental health and body confidence. He shares the wisdom he has gained in this brilliant book which shows you how keeping fit and exercising regularly can improve your mental health. Though this part memoir, part fitness plan is perfect for everyone, there is a focus on encouraging men to be open about their feelings and not be afraid to face their insecurities. Uplifting and inspiring, this book is the perfect tool to see you through 2018.
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This book by top YouTube team The Lean Machines brings together healthy recipes, fun workouts and mindfulness tips to help you feel awesome! You can become toned and strong with the helpful instruction of some of YouTube's most trusted health and well-being creators. Fully-illustrated and bursting with easy-to-follow advice, you'll never struggle with motivating yourself to get into exercise and healthy eating again.
Gordon Ramsay's newest cookbook brings you a great variety of healthy recipes for you to try at home. Divided into breakfast, lunch, supper, sides and snacks, each recipe is packed with nutrients to help you lose weight and feel amazing. Plus, Gordon has put together the perfect pre- and post- workout meals to build up your strength and keep you in the best shape.
You can turn yourself into a new you this year by keeping a journal but if a blank page feels a bit intimidating and you don't know where to start, this brilliant mindfulness journal is here to help. Taking 5 minutes out of your day every morning to complete one of the simple writing tasks in this journal can really help you improve your mental health. With various quotes, illustrations and writing prompts to help you reflect each morning, you'll be quickly feeling the benefits of mindfulness in your life.
Forbes has announced Kayla Itsines as the world's number one fitness influencer and through her book of recipes, workouts and a 28-day meal plan you can easily see why. Kayla aims to motivate everyone to start exercising and feel stronger through her inspiring book. If you want to get into exercise but have always struggled to stay committed, this book, with its sections on motivation and setting goals, is definitely the book for you.
This cookbook from Weightwatchers is a must for anyone who's aiming to shed some weight in 2018. Featuring a whole host of recipes for every meal of the day, this book makes healthy eating easy. The range of delicious recipes includes meal and dessert ideas like Butternut Squash and Pancetta Cakes and Spiced Date Buns that are sure to get your mouth watering. Treat yourself to some good food low in SmartPoints this year!
This Morning's chef, Phil Vickery, is back with another excellent cookbook and this time he's determined to show type 2 diabetes sufferers that they can still enjoy delicious meals while also being careful about what they eat. The book features recipes for every meal of the day and each is designed to use less refined carbohydrates and help you lower blood sugar levels. If you have type 2 diabetes and want the chance to reclaim your diet this year, this is the book for you.
9. The Fat-Loss Plan (in stock very soon)
If you're in need of a fantastic new weight-loss plan then Joe Wicks' new book is here to help. Packed with healthy and tasty recipes, like his Lamb Kofte Tagine and Beef, Butternut and Coconut Stew, as well as workout routines with clear instructions and photos to show you how to achieve your full potential, Joe's plan will get you fit in no time. Follow Joe's 12 Steps to Success and you'll see the difference in your body and mind.
Newsreader Lucy Watson is a self-confessed foodie and in her bright and diverse cookbook she aims to prove that you can have filling and tasty meals that are completely vegan. Her range of recipes includes filling meals such as Mushroomy Mac 'N' Cheese, colourful sides like Rainbow Rice Paper Rolls and (in our opinion, best of all) sweet treats like Chocolate and Pecan Cookies. So, if your new year's resolution is to go vegan then this is the cookbook you need to keep you on track.
You really can be a new you this year with these fantastic health and well-being books.