Health & Wellbeing (207)

Why Running Matters

ISBN: 9781786859464

Author: Ian Mortimer    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

You might run for fitness. You might run for speed. But ultimately, running is about much more than the physical act itself. It is about the challenges we face ...


You might run for fitness. You might run for speed. But ultimately, running is about much more than the physical act itself. It is about the challenges we face in life, and how we measure up to them. It is about companionship, endurance, ambition, hope, conviction, determination, self-respect and inspiration. It is about how we choose to live our lives, and what it means to share our values with other people. In this year-long memoir, which might be described as a historian’s take on Haruki Murakami’s What I Talk About When I Talk About Running, the celebrated historian Ian Mortimer considers the meaning of running as he approaches his fiftieth birthday. From injuries and frustrated ambitions to exhilaration and empathy, it is a personal and yet universal account of what running means to people, and how it helps everyone focus on what really matters.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 320


Dimensions: 129 x 198 mm


Publication Date: 15-03-2019


$27.99
Believe and Achieve

ISBN: 9781786859457

Author: Chris Naylor    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

Supercharge your confidence and upgrade your ‘win’ with this collection of motivational quotations from the world’s most eminent business people, politici...


Supercharge your confidence and upgrade your ‘win’ with this collection of motivational quotations from the world’s most eminent business people, politicians, writers and honest-to-goodness ass-kickers. This book will show you the way to success! BELIEVE AND ACHIEVE.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 160


Dimensions: 116 x 146 mm


Publication Date: 13-09-2018


$24.99
Flu Hunter

ISBN: 9781988531311

Author: Robert G. Webster    Publisher: Otago University Press

When a new influenza virus emerges that is able to be transmitted between humans, it spreads globally as a pandemic, often with high mortality. Enormous social ...


When a new influenza virus emerges that is able to be transmitted between humans, it spreads globally as a pandemic, often with high mortality. Enormous social disruption and substantial economic cost can result. The 1918 Spanish influenza pandemic was undoubtedly the most devastating influenza pandemic to date, and it has been Dr Robert Webster’s life’s work to figure out how and why. In so doing he has made a remarkable contribution to our understanding of the evolution of influenza viruses and how to control them. A century on, Flu Hunter is a gripping account of the tenacious scientific detective work involved in revealing the secrets of this killer virus. Dubbed ‘Flu Hunter’ by Smithsonian Magazine in 2006, Dr Webster began his research in the early 1960s with the insight that the natural ecology of most influenza viruses is among wild aquatic birds. Painstaking tracking and testing of thousands of birds eventually led him and the other scientists involved to establish a link between these bird virus ‘reservoirs’ and human influenza pandemics. Some of this fascinating scientific work involved exhuming bodies of Spanish flu victims from the Arctic permafrost in a search for tissue samples containing genetic material from the virus. Could a global influenza pandemic occur again? Webster’s warning is clear: ‘... it is not only possible, it is just a matter of when.’


Bind: paperback


Pages: 220


Dimensions: 150 x 230 mm


$35.00
The Unconventional Career of Dr Muriel Bell

ISBN: 9781988531304

Author: Diana Brown    Publisher: Otago University Press

Whether or not you have heard of pioneering nutritionist Muriel Bell, she has had a profound effect on your health. Appointed New Zealand’s first state n...


Whether or not you have heard of pioneering nutritionist Muriel Bell, she has had a profound effect on your health. Appointed New Zealand’s first state nutritionist in 1940, a position she held for almost a quartercentury, Muriel Bell was behind ground-breaking public health schemes such as milk in schools, iodised salt and water fluoridation. The first woman in New Zealand to be awarded the research degree of Doctor of Medicine (MD), in 1926, her subsequent pioneering research on vitamins and minerals helped to prevent deficiency diseases, and later, optimise health. Bell’s early research into fats and cholesterol tackled the complexity of nutrition-related aspects of coronary heart disease. At the base of her commitment to science lay a deep social concern, especially for women and children. In service to this cause Muriel Bell worked tirelessly. As a lecturer in physiology from 1923 to 1927, she had been one of the first women academics at Otago Medical School. In 1937 she became a foundation member of the Medical Research Council, serving for two decades while simultaneously she was the sole woman on the Board of Health. Her nutritional advice – common sense to us today but revolutionary at the time – was to eat more fruit, vegetables and milk products and to cut down on sugar, fat and meat. Muriel Bell was a trailblazer by anyone’s definition, unswervingly committed to the understanding that we are what we eat; that nutrition is a cornerstone of individual and public health. Diana Brown tells the story of this extraordinary woman in this long-overdue biography.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 196


Dimensions: 150 x 230 mm


Publication Date: 01-11-2018


$35.00
The Little Book of Modern Grooming

ISBN: 9781786855374

Author: Rufus Cavendish    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

From shaping your beard to the ultimate skincare routine, this sleek volume offers hacks, techniques and tips to keep you looking fine as hell. Discover natural...


From shaping your beard to the ultimate skincare routine, this sleek volume offers hacks, techniques and tips to keep you looking fine as hell. Discover natural alternatives to keep costs down and tackle bathroom bottle clutter. With this advice-filled book you’re just a page-turn away from looking great and feeling even better.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 160


Dimensions: 120 x 158 mm


Publication Date: 13-09-2018


$27.99
How To Relax

ISBN: 9781786855381

Author: Laura Milne    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

Close your eyes, take a deep breath and unwind… Reaching complete relaxation in the midst of our busy lives might seem hard to achieve, but it’s easier tha...


Close your eyes, take a deep breath and unwind… Reaching complete relaxation in the midst of our busy lives might seem hard to achieve, but it’s easier than you think: a few simple methods and techniques can make all the difference. Bursting with tips, calming statements and activities, How to Relax will provide you with everything you need to channel your inner peace and help you feel content.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 160


Dimensions: 148 x 210 mm


Publication Date: 15-09-2018


$27.99
The Bariatric Bible

ISBN: 9781911621010

Author: Carol Bowen Ball    Publisher: Grub Street

After Carol Bowen Ball underwent bariatric surgery she found there was very little practical information for weight-loss surgery patients and as a result she wr...


After Carol Bowen Ball underwent bariatric surgery she found there was very little practical information for weight-loss surgery patients and as a result she wrote the first (and to date only) UK bariatric advice and cookery book – Return to Slender. At the same time she launched BariatricCookery.com a website to support the same patients. A year later she wrote a sequel Return 2 Slender… Second Helpings. Both books have been widely praised by the professional bariatric community as well as pre-op and post-op patients. The recipes in The Bariatric Bible are designed and developed to help at every stage after weight-loss surgery. They are colour-coded to suit the 3 main stages afterwards. These are: the Red or 1st Fluids Stage, the Amber or 2nd Soft/Puréed Stage, the Green or 3rd Eating for Life Stage. They will have a nutritional analysis breakdown. This includes measured calories, protein, carbohydrate and fat levels. Recipes are also further coded for suitability for freezing and for vegetarian eating. A new bariatric lifestyle however isn’t just about food – it is also about exercise, changes in behaviour and relationships, adhering to essential medications; coping with unsettling situations that can de-rail the best of intentions, dealing with social situations like eating out; finding new ideas for a changing body through fashion and beauty advice; and making new healthier habits to replace old destructive ones. As a result the book will be the most comprehensive book of any currently on the market. The book will cover the types of surgery on offer for those who want to know more so that they (along with their bariatric team) can make the best choice from the selection available. It will also look at and advise on the many pre-op diets that are required prior to surgery – sometimes to lose weight as part of the qualification process and also as the liver-reducing diet prior to surgery itself for safe intervention. However, it will mainly focus on advice and recipes for after surgery to help the post-op patient maximise their best chance of long-term success with weight-loss and better health.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 224


Dimensions: 170 x 240 mm


Publication Date: 20-07-2018


$55.00
Be A Warrior Not A Worrier

ISBN: 9781786855671

Author: Elizabeth Archer    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

‘You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face.’ Eleanor Roosevelt Ditch fear. Discover yo...


‘You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face.’ Eleanor Roosevelt Ditch fear. Discover your inner warrior. There is so much to worry about: work, relationships, money, health… But instead of panicking over what could happen, why not choose a different path – one where you let go of worry and focus on getting the most out of life instead? Prepare to discover your inner fearlessness with this collection of simple but effective tips for breaking free of anxiety, tackling obstacles with resilience and resolve, and reaching for your dreams. Bursting with confidence-boosting statements and inspirational quotes from those who tackle life head-on, this book will supercharge your strength and help you become a warrior, not a worrier.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 160


Dimensions: 149 x 195 mm


Publication Date: 09-08-2018


$34.99
How To Quieten Your Mind

ISBN: 9781786855268

Author: Anna Barnes    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

Inner peace is within your reach A busy mind is one of the hazards of modern-day life, and it can be a huge drain on your energy and well-being. But be assured:...


Inner peace is within your reach A busy mind is one of the hazards of modern-day life, and it can be a huge drain on your energy and well-being. But be assured: whether you find it difficult to keep unwanted thoughts at bay or you’ve just got a hundred and one things to think about, there are ways to relax and unwind that can be learned, practised and perfected. Filled with helpful tips, soothing statements and calming activities, How to Quieten Your Mind will put you back in the driving seat and help you to feel relaxed, more in control and at peace with yourself.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 160


Dimensions: 148 x 210 mm


Publication Date: 09-08-2018


$27.99
You Have The Right To Remain Fat : A Manifesto

ISBN: 9781911545163

Author: Virgie Tovar    Publisher: Melville House UK

A scathing attack on diet culture, fatphobia and ingrained sexism from bold author, activist and body image expert Virgie Tovar. Growing up as a fat girl, Virgi...


A scathing attack on diet culture, fatphobia and ingrained sexism from bold author, activist and body image expert Virgie Tovar. Growing up as a fat girl, Virgie Tovar believed that her body was something to be fixed. But after two decades of dieting and constant guilt, she was over it—and gave herself the freedom to trust her own body again. Ever since, she’s been helping others to do the same. Tovar is hungry for a world where bodies are valued equally, food is free from moral judgment, and you can jiggle through life with respect. In concise and candid language, she delves into unlearning fatphobia, dismantling sexist notions of fashion, and rejecting diet culture’s greatest lie: that fat people need to wait before beginning their best lives.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 128


Dimensions: 127 x 178 mm


Publication Date: 16-08-2018


$24.99
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