12 books for a fitter, happier, and healthier you

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What are your resolutions for this new year? If maintaining a healthy lifestyle is one of them, here are 12 book recommendations to help you achieve that goal—it’s time to get fitter, and feel happier!

Why We Sleep
Why We Sleep delves in to everything from what really happens in our brains and bodies when we dream to how caffeine and alcohol affect sleep and why our sleep patterns change across a lifetime, transforming our appreciation of the extraordinary phenomenon that safeguards our existence.
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Burnout
This groundbreaking book explains why women experience burnout differently than men—and provides a simple, science-based plan to help women minimize stress, manage emotions, and live a more joyful life. With the help of eye-opening science, prescriptive advice, and helpful worksheets and exercises, all women will find something transformative in these pages—and will be empowered to create positive change. 
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Feel Better in 5
It only takes 5 minutes to start changing your life. For good. Drawing on Dr Rangan Chatterjee's twenty years of experience and real-life case studies from his GP practice, Feel Better in 5 is your daily plan for a happier, healthier you at no extra cost.
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The Joy of Movement
Exercise is health-enhancing and life-extending, yet many of us feel it's a chore. But as Kelly McGonigal reveals, it doesn't have to be. Movement can and should be a source of joy. The bestselling author of The Willpower Instinct introduces a surprising science-based book that doesn't tell us why we should exercise but instead shows us how to fall in love with movement.
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The Secrets of People Who Never Get Sick
Written by bestselling author Gene Stone, The Secrets of People Who Never Get Sick arose from his desire to discover what might actually prevent him from getting sick himself. This book, the result of that exploration, tells the stories of twenty-five people who each possess a different secret of excellent health—a secret that makes sense and that Stone discovered has a true scientific underpinning.
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The Vibrant Life
For millions of women who want to live with grace and good health comes this straight-talking and gorgeously photographed book packed with advice, resources, and practices that promote wellness, beauty, and longevity, alongside more than 70 delicious recipes.
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Breathwork

With internationally renowned author and teacher Nathalia Westmacott-Brown, you'll learn how to breathe mindfully and with control, using different breath practices for targeted outcomes - from overcoming insomnia to releasing anger or relieving depression. Breathing with purpose can help you to heal - and become the healthiest and happiest you can be.


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The 7 x 7 Plan
Find just 7 minutes a day over a week and follow one of Lucy Wyndham-Read’s workouts daily to shape up and feel your best self. Try her supporting recipes for even greater impact. No equipment is needed, the exercises are easy and effective whatever your body shape and fitness level, and “yes”, you really do only need 7 minutes a day.
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Why We Eat (Too Much)
What if everything you have ever been told about weight gain was wrong? In this taboo-busting exploration of obesity in the West, Dr Andrew Jenkinson exposes the real reasons why we eat too much and what we can do about it. Looking at the damning secrets of the food industry, the latest studies on weight gain, the dangers of dieting and the hormones that regulate our bodies, Jenkinson makes not only a compelling case for why it isn't our fault that we are struggling but he also offers a sensible model for regulating our weight.
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Eat Better, Live Longer
A four-week eating plan, with over 110 nutrient-packed recipes, helps you learn to make smarter choices about foods that can reduce your risk of certain diseases and lessen the effects of others. Use this new-found knowledge in tandem with details on how each part of your body changes as you age and which nutrients you need to support all-round health, helping you live a longer, happier life.
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Food Wise
We live in a culture awash with advice on nutrition and eating. Who do we believe? And what does it really mean to eat healthy? Food Wise is for anyone who has felt unsure about how to make the "right" food choices. It is for food lovers who want to be more knowledgeable and connected to their food, while also creating meaningful dining experiences around the table. 
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Brain Food
Like our bodies, our brains have very specific food requirements. And in this eye-opening book from an author who is both a neuroscientist and a certified integrative nutritionist, we learn what should be on our menu. 
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