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30 Minutes to Fitness: Power Splits With Kelly Coffey-Meyer
"Power Splits" includes two strength workouts presented in a time-saver format and followed by a Finisher to enhance the overall effectiveness of the workouts. Workout One is an upper-body workout. "Upper Split" focuses on the five most commonly performed exercises for each muscle group to ensure proper form while building strength. This workout finishes with a ten-minute "Boxing Finisher" to trim your waistline and increase muscle definition. Equipment used: a step (or bench), moderate to heavy Dbs, and EggWeights (or 1-2lb) Workout Two is a lower body strength workout. "Lower Split" focuses on the three most common dumbbell moves performed by avid gym-goers. This lower body session is followed by a body-weight-only "Leg FInisher" to promote well-toned legs and glutes. Equipment Used: moderate to heavy DBs.
52 ways to walk : the surprising science of walking for wellness and joy, one week at a time
Streets, Annabel, author.
We think we know how to walk. After all, walking is one of the very first skills we learn. But many of us are stuck in our walking routines, forever walking in the same place, in the same way, for the same time, with the same people. With its thought--provoking and evidence-backed weekly walk routine, 52 Ways to Walk will encourage everyone to improve how they walk, while also encouraging them to seek out new locations (many on their own doorsteps), new walking companions (our brains age better when we mix up our fellow walkers), new times of the day and night, and new skills to acquire while walking. Inspirational, backed by science, illuminated with human anecdote, and bolstered with how-to tips, 52 Ways to Walk will inspire, challenge, support, and encourage everyone to become more ambitious with their walking practice, revealing how walking may be the best-kept secret of the supremely healthy and happy, the creative and well-slept–those with the best posture and sharpest memories. Just about everything, it appears, can be improved and enhanced by clever and judicious walking. It turns out you actually can get more from life, one step at a time.
Clean(ish) : eat (mostly) clean, live (mainly) clean, and unlock your body's natural ability to self-clean
Stephens, Gin, author.
In Gin Stephens's New York Times bestseller Fast. Feast. Repeat., she taught you how to fast (completely) clean as part of an intermittent fasting lifestyle. Now, whether you're an intermittent faster or not, Gin shows you how to become clean(ish) where it counts: you'll learn how to eat (mostly) clean and live (mainly) clean to unlock your body's natural ability to self-clean. Instead of aiming for perfection (which is impossible) or changing everything at once (which is hard, and never leads to lasting results), you'll cut through the confusion, lose the fear, and embrace the freedom that comes from becoming clean(ish). As you learn how to lower your toxic load through small changes, smart swaps, and simple solutions, you'll evolve simply and easily toward a clean(ish) lifestyle that works for you.
Eat better, feel better : my recipes for wellness and healing, inside and out
De Laurentiis, Giada, author.
Many of us make the effort to eat well, but along with kale salads and grilled chicken breasts, we consume too many foods that simply aren't doing us any good. De Laurentiis shares her personal journey, and the recipes she's relied on without giving up the foods she loved. Join her on the road to healthy, balanced living with a meal plan that will help you control inflammation and boost gut health and immunity.
Eat to Beat Depression and Anxiety
A revolutionary prescription for healing depression and anxiety and optimizing brain health through the foods we eat, including a six-week plan to help you get started eating for better mental health. Depression and anxiety disorders are rising, affecting more than 58 million people in the United States alone. Many rely on therapy and medications to alleviate symptoms, but often this is not enough. Now, we know there has been a missing factor. With the latest scientific advances in neuroscience, nutrition, and the mind-gut connection, we have discovered that how and what we eat greatly affects how we feel, physically, cognitively, and emotionally. Our brains consume twenty percent of everything we eat. And when the brain is deprived of essential nutrients, we suffer. In this groundbreaking book, Dr Drew Ramsey helps us forge a path towards greater mental health through food. Eat to Beat Depression and Anxiety breaks down the science of Nutritional Psychiatry and explains what you should eat to positively effect brain health and improve mental wellness. Dr. Ramsey distills the latest research ground-breaking research on nutrition and the brain. By focusing on increasing brain cell health (neruoplasticity), reducing inflammation, and cultivating a healthy microbiome, he discusses the twelve essential vitamins and minerals most critical to your brain and body as well as anti-inflammatory foods which feed the gut. Ramsey helps readers to assess barriers to self-nourishment and offers techniques for enhancing motivation. To get us started, he provides a kick-starter Six-Week Depression and Anxiety Mental Health Food Plan to incorporate key food categories, like leafy greens and seafood, along with simple, delicious, brain-nutritious recipes. Following the proven method Dr. Ramsey has used with patients for nearly a decade, you can confidently use food to help lift yourself out of anxiety and depression and control your own journey to full mental health.
The end of craving : recovering the lost wisdom of eating well
Schatzker, Mark, author.
For the last fifty years, we have been fighting a losing war on food. We have cut fat, reduced carbs, eliminated sugar, and attempted every conceivable diet only to find that eighty-eight million American adults are now pre-diabetic, more than a hundred million have high blood pressure, and nearly half now qualify as obese. The harder we try to control what we eat, the more unhealthy we become. Why? Mark Schatzker has spent his career traveling the world in search of the answer. In The Dorito Effect, he revealed the startling relationship between flavor and nutrition. In Steak, he was one of the first authors to recognize the critical importance of regenerative agriculture. Now, in The End of Craving, he poses an even more profound question: What if the key to nutrition and good health lies not in resisting the primal urge to eat, but understanding its purpose? Beginning in the mountains of Europe and the fields of the Old South, Schatzker embarks on a quest to uncover the lost art of eating and living well. Along the way, he visits brain scanning laboratories and hog farms, and encounters cultural oddities and scientific paradoxes--northern Italians eat what may be the world's most delicious cuisine, yet are among the world's thinnest people; laborers in southern India possess an inborn wisdom to eat their way from sickness to good health--that reveal how decades of advancements in food technology have turned the brain's drive to eat against the body, placing us in an unrelenting state of craving. Only by restoring the relationship between nutrition and the essential joy of eating can we hope to lead longer and happier lives. Combining cutting-edge science and ancient wisdom, The End of Craving is an urgent and radical investigation that will fundamentally change how we understand both food and ourselves.
The expectation effect : how your mindset can change your world
Robson, David (Science journalist), author.
A journey through the cutting-edge science of how our mindset shapes every facet of our lives, revealing how your brain holds the keys to unlocking a better you. What you believe can make it so. You’ve heard of the placebo effect and how sugar pills can accelerate healing. But did you know that sham heart surgeries often work just as well as placing real stents? Or that people who think they’re particularly prone to cardiovascular disease are four times as likely to die from cardiac arrest? Such is the power and deadly importance of the expectation effect--how what we think will happen changes what does happen. Melding neuroscience with narrative, science journalist David Robson takes readers on a deep dive into the many life zones the expectation effect permeates. We see how people who believe stress is beneficial become more creative when placed under strain. We see how associating aging with wisdom can add seven plus years to your life. People say seeing is believing but, over and over, Robson proves that the converse is truer: believing is seeing. The Expectation Effect is not woo-woo. You cannot think your way into a pile of money or out of a cancer diagnosis. But just because magical thinking is nonsense doesn’t mean rational magic doesn’t exist. Pointing to accepted psychology and objective physiology, Robson gives us the practical takeaways we need to improve our fitness, productivity, intelligence, and happiness. Any reader who wants to take their fate into their own hands need only pick up this book.
Fridge love : organize your refrigerator for a healthier, happier life--with 100 recipes
Hong, Kristen, author.
A one-of-a-kind guide to organizing your fridge--including practical tips for meal prep and storage, plus more than 100 recipes--that makes it easier to eat better, save money, and get the most out of your food.
Good enough : a cookbook : embracing the joys of imperfection & practicing self-care in the kitchen
Brown, Leanne, author, photographer.
Good enough is a cookbook, but it's as much about the healing process of cooking as it is about delicious recipes. It's about acknowledging the fears and anxieties many of us have when we get in the kitchen, then learning to let them go in the sensory experience of working with food. It's about slowing down, honoring the beautiful act of feeding yourself and your loved ones, and releasing the worries about whether what you've made is good enough. It is. A generous mix of essays, stories, and nearly 100 dazzling recipes, Good Enough is a deeply personal cookbook.
Intuitive fasting : the flexible four-week intermittent fasting plan to recharge your metabolism and renew your health
Cole, Will (Functional medicine expert), author.
The most effective and achievable guide to intermittent fasting, outlining a unique plan that merges the science behind fasting with a holistic approach to eating, from the bestselling author of Ketotarian and The Inflammation Spectrum.
Let's get physical : how women discovered exercise and reshaped the world
Friedman, Danielle, author.
A captivating blend of reportage and personal narrative that explores the untold history of women's exercise culture--from jogging and Jazzercise to Jane Fonda--and how women have parlayed physical strength into other forms of power.
Life force : how new breakthroughs in precision medicine can transform the quality of your life & those you love
Robbins, Anthony, author.
Transform your life or the life of someone you love with Life Force -- the newest breakthroughs in health technology to help maximize your energy and strength, prevent disease, and extend your health span -- from Tony Robbins, author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Money: Master the Game. What if there were scientific solutions that could wipe out your deepest fears of falling ill, receiving a life-threatening diagnosis, or feeling the effects of aging? What if you had access to the same cutting-edge tools and technology used by peak performers and the world's greatest athletes? In a world full of fear and uncertainty about our health, it can be difficult to know where to turn for actionable advice you can trust. Today, leading scientists and doctors in the field of regenerative medicine are developing diagnostic tools and safe and effective therapies that can free you from fear. In this book, Tony Robbins, the world's #1 life and business strategist who has coached more than fifty million people, brings you more than 100 of the world's top medical minds and the latest research, inspiring comeback stories, and amazing advancements in precision medicine that you can apply today to help extend the length and quality of your life. This book is the result of Robbins going on his own life-changing journey. After being told that his health challenges were irreversible, he experienced firsthand how new regenerative technology not only helped him heal but made him stronger than ever before. Life Force will show you how you can wake up every day with increased energy, a more bulletproof immune system, and the know-how to help turn back your biological clock. This is a book for everyone, from peak performance athletes, to the average person who wants to increase their energy and strength, to those looking for healing. Life Force provides answers that can transform and even save your life, or that of someone you love.
Microbiome thyroid : restore your gut and heal your hidden thyroid disease
Kellman, Raphael, 1960- author.
The leader in Microbiome Medicine offers a revelatory guide to the gut-thyroid connection, with cutting-edge information--and a surprising source of thyroid illness. If you are one of the 20 million Americans living with thyroid disease or one of the thousands living undiagnosed, Dr. Raphael Kellman understands your suffering. Between inaccurate diagnosis, a wide spectrum of symptoms, and doctors who may not be familiar with the intricacies of thyroid dysfunction, it’s hard to get the treatment you need. While general hypothyroidism and Hashimoto’s thyroiditis are the most commonly known thyroid issues, there is an underdiagnosed and yet incredibly prevalent condition: Non-thyroidal Illness Syndrome (NTIS). It can cause unexplained fatigue, memory issues, problems with focus and decision making, and even dementia, and affects as many as 20% of Hashimoto’s sufferers. Luckily, Dr. Kellman has a clinically proven, expert protocol that has given thousands of patients a path to health--and now he’s delivering it to you. You’ll discover: How your thyroid function affects your overall health--and how its dysfunction can explain your troubling symptoms; The 4P Protocol for healing the microbiome; How everyday household products, cosmetics, plastics, and medicines can disrupt your hormonal systems--and how to detox; A 30-Day Thyroid Rescue program, including meal plans and lifestyle changes. Microbiome Thyroid helps you take control of your environment, your diet, and your life, guiding you toward the right diagnosis, the right treatment, and overall hormone balance.
Mindful sketching : how to develop a drawing practice and embrace the art of imperfection
Dean, Peggy (Illustrator), author.
Develop a visual mindfulness practice--and enjoy the mental health benefits of mindful drawing! Embrace imperfection and express your own unique creativity by learning how to stay in the moment as you draw with this how-to guide to mindful sketching. Mindful sketching is a life-changing drawing practice that offers the benefits of being in the moment while developing a mindfulness habit that draws on your own creativity: Combine the mental health benefits of mindfulness with the joy of sketching with this how-to guidebook by beloved art teacher Peggy Dean that walks you through the basics of staying present while you draw—and teaches you how to enjoy your work without self-criticism; Peggy leads readers through the basics of why and how to begin mindful sketching with instruction on materials, techniques, and working with different subject matter and locations; plus offers step-by-step exercises to guide you through the learning process, and fun sketching prompts; Learn how to stay in the moment while you’re working, draw what you see around you, and embrace the results. Enjoy the mental state of calmness, flow, and non-judgmental self-expression that is mindfulness...Grab your sketchbook and get started--yes, you can draw!
Nom nom paleo : let's go!
Tam, Michelle, author.
Weeknight suppers should be healthy and flavor-packed but also fast and simple. Weekends and celebrations, on the other hand, are the perfect excuse to craft elevated (but easy!) crowd-pleasers. This cookbook offers crazy-delicious recipes for all occasions, and every single one is free of grains, gluten, dairy, and refined sugar.
One : pot, pan, planet : a greener way to cook for you and your family
Jones, Anna (Food writer), author.
Quick, sustainable, and stylish meals from the culinary superstar--Instagram darling, all around "Queen of the Greens" (Deborah Madison-meets-Melissa Clark)--who's poised to break out in the U.S. with a cookbook that perfectly reflects the way we want to cook and eat today.
Pajama pilates : 40 exercises for stretching, strengthening, and toning at home
Mankin, Maria, author.
Dining table stretch for hips, glutes, hamstrings, and calves. Kitchen counter standing plank to improve posture. Featuring simple to follow exercises with no special equipment required (you don't even have to change out of your pjs!), this book makes it fun and easy to get healthy, whether you're in bed easing into the day, in the bathroom brushin your teeth, or in the kitchen waiting for the coffee to brew.
Two meals a day : the simple sustainable strategy to lose fat, reverse aging, & break free from diet frustration forever
Sisson, Mark, 1953- author.
Tired of struggling through regimented diets that become unsustainable? Confused about the changing fads, over what's healthy and what's not? Sisson presents a comprehensive lifestyle approach based on the principles of intermittent fasting. He teaches readers how to gracefully burn body fat while keeping your energy, focus, and positive attitude. The eating style is nourishing and easy to adhere to for a lifetime. It includes a fitness routine, recovery, and strategies for overcoming self-limiting beliefs and behaviors. Sisson's plan has everything you need to hit the ground running and pursue enjoyable and lasting lifestyle transformation.
Unbelievably vegan : 100+ life-changing, plant-based recipes
Morgan, Charity, author.
More than 100 big, bold, sock-you-sideways plant-based vegan recipes from the breakout star of The Game Changers, chef Charity Morgan. When private celebrity chef Charity Morgan's husband, former NFL linebacker Derrick Morgan, decided to go vegan, she was skeptical. But after Derrick noticed results--more energy, increased stamina, better sleep--and his teammates noticed how good his home-cooked meals looked, many of them asked Charity to cook for them too. Before she knew it, she was delivering meals for nearly two dozen NFL players, and soon enough, Charity and her two ever-so-active elementary school-aged children went vegan too. She hasn't looked back. In her highly anticipated first cookbook, Charity, who was featured in the documentary The Game Changers about how elite athletes use a vegan diet to enhance their performance, breaks the myth that giving up animal protein means sacrificing taste. She taps her Creole and Puerto Rican heritage and love of bold flavor and spice to create a collection of flavor-bomb plant-based alternatives like Creole Krab Cakes with Tarragon Remoulade, Smoky Jambalaya with Blackened Veggies, and Beer Battered Fysh and Chips. Using oyster mushrooms to stand in for chicken thighs, ground walnuts instead of pork, and cashew cream instead of heavy cream and cheese sauces, Charity proves that vegan food can be healthy, fun, filling, and highly flavorful.
Who Is Wellness For?: An Examination of Wellness Culture and Who It Leaves Behind
In this thought-provoking book, part memoir, part journalistic investigation, the acclaimed writer and poet, a Muslim queer Bangladeshi, reveals how wellness culture has become a luxury good built on the wisdom of Black, brown and Indigenous people--while ignoring and excluding them.
Sit up straight : future-proof your body against chronic pain with 12 simple movements
Pham, Vinh (Physical therapist), author.
What if we could easily acquire long-lasting protection for our bodies and escape the chronic pain caused by our sit-all-the-time, slouch-too-much lifestyles? Vinh Pham is a world-class physical therapist who has worked with a broad range of clients--from Olympians to NBA stars to MMA fighters to Golden Globe and Grammy Award–winning artists. Early in his career, he discovered a disappointing truth: most of his patients came to him already in pain. They had lifestyle habits that misaligned their joints and tightened their muscles. And the recent epidemic of prolonged sitting--which represents an all-day assault on the body--has only made things worse. If you’re sitting for more than thirty minutes at a time without getting up, you may be heading toward a world of hurt. Vinh’s answer to the host of muscle maladies that ails us has been a revolutionary concept: why not futureproof? Instead of reacting to chronic pain after it flares up, what if we focused on a “movement discipline” that not only prevents injuries but leads to longer lives, healthier bodies, and a clearer mind? A precise and simple toolkit for tweaking the way we move (or refuse to move), Sit Up Straight outlines a process that starts with a daily posture regimen. Performed correctly, Vinh’s twelve simple movements, which can be done in twenty minutes, will lock in protection for the rest of the day. But Vinh goes further. He provides stretching and exercise routines for many of the specific ailments that affect us--from hamstring pulls to sciatica to rotator cuff problems--and, best of all, he offers a series of customized movements based on age, gender, and the kind of work we perform.
Healthy air fryer : 75 feel-good recipes. Any meal. Any air fryer
Discover inventive ways to use your air fryer with recipes that make it easier to add more vegetables, fruits, and grains to your meals and snack time! The team at America's Test Kitchen have rigorously tested them, so these recipes are guaranteed to work in every air fryer.
Dr. Colbert's healthy gut zone
Colbert, Don, author.
Most chronic diseases actually begin in the gut. Did you know that there's also a powerful gut brain connection and whatever inflames your gut will eventually inflame your brain, causing memory loss, brain fog, fatigue, and invite all kinds of neurodegenerative diseases into your brain, but when you heal your gut, it helps to protect your brain.
Wellness by design : a room-by-room guide to optimizing your home for health, fitness + happiness
Gold, Jamie, 1960- author.
To truly feel your best, you need your living space to work as hard as you do. Gold explores how simple changes to things like lighting, fixtures, storage, and outdoor space can make a huge difference in how you feel every day. She offers a room-by-room guide to refreshing your space so that it supports muscle and bone health, encourages clean eating, prevents disease, and promotes safety, fitness, serenity, and joy.
Food IQ : 100 questions, answers, and recipes to raise your cooking smarts
Holzman, Daniel, author.
When food writer Matt Rodbard met chef Daniel Holzman while covering the opening of his restaurant, The Meatball Shop, on New York's Lower East Side, it was a match made in questions. More than a decade later, the pair have remained steadfast friends--they write a popular column together, and talk, text, and DM about food constantly. Now, in Food IQ, they're sharing their passion and deep curiosity for home cooking, and the food world zeitgeist, with everyone. Featuring 100 essential cooking questions and answers, Food IQ includes recipes and instructions for a variety of dishes that utilize a wide range of ingredients and methods. Holzman and Rodbard provide essential information every home cook needs on a variety of cooking fundamentals, including: Why does pasta always taste better in a restaurant? (The key to a perfect sauce is not pasta water, but a critical step involving...emulsification); When is it okay to cook with frozen vegetables? (Deep breath. It's very much OK, but only with certain types); What is baker's math, and why is it the secret to perfect pastry every time? (It uses the weight of flour as the constant and...we have a handy chart for you). Rodbard and Holzman also offer dozens of delicious recipes, such as Oyakodon--Chicken and Eggs Poached in Sweet Soy Sauce Dashi, The Cast Iron Quesadilla That Will Change the Way You Quesadilla, and 40 Minute Red Sauce. Throughout this culinary reference guide and cookbook readers can expect to find both wisdom and wit, as well as stunning photos and illustrations, and illuminating conversations with notable chefs, writers, and food professionals such as Ina Garten, Roy Choi, Eric Ripert, Helen Rosner, Thérèse Nelson, Priya Krishna, and Claire Saffitz. From grilling to sous vide, handmade pasta to canned fish, and deconstructing everything from salt and olive oil to organic produce and natural wine, Food IQ is a one-stop shop for foodies and home cooks, from novices to the most-adventurous culinarians. You don't know what you don't know.
Move the body, heal the mind : overcome anxiety, depression, and dementia and improve focus, creativity, and sleep
Heisz, Jennifer J., author.
Jennifer Heisz shares paradigm-shifting research on how exercise affects the brain, finding that intervals of intense workouts, or even leisurely walks, help stop depression and dementia, lessen anxiety and ADHD, and encourage better sleep, creativity, and resilience. Physical inactivity is the greatest risk factor contributing to dementia and anxiety--it's as much a factor as genetics. In addition, exercise's anti-inflammatory properties make it the most effective treatment strategy for those who are depressed and don't respond to anti-depressants. The book focuses on overcoming inertia; using exercise to help fight addictions; how we can improve our memory with fitness even as we age; and, importantly, how exercise can help us sleep better, improve focus, and be more creative. Included are easy to use plans for unique aerobic and resistance workouts designed to strengthen the brain.
The invisible kingdom : reimagining chronic illness
O'Rourke, Meghan, author.
A landmark exploration of one of the most consequential and mysterious issues of our time: the rise of chronic illness and autoimmune diseases A silent epidemic of chronic illnesses afflicts tens of millions of Americans: these are diseases that are poorly understood, frequently marginalized, and can go undiagnosed and unrecognized altogether. Renowned writer Meghan O'Rourke delivers a revelatory investigation into this elusive category of "invisible" illness that encompasses autoimmune diseases, post-treatment Lyme disease syndrome, and now long COVIDynthesizing the personal and the universal to help all of us through this new frontier. Drawing on her own medical experiences as well as a decade of interviews with doctors, patients, researchers, and public health experts, O'Rourke traces the history of Western definitions of illness, and reveals how inherited ideas of cause, diagnosis, and treatment have led us to ignore a host of hard-to-understand medical conditions, ones that resist easy description or simple cures. And as America faces this health crisis of extraordinary proportions, the populations most likely to be neglected by our institutions include women, the working class, and people of color. Blending lyricism and erudition, candor and empathy, O'Rourke brings together her deep and disparate talents and roles as critic, journalist, poet, teacher, and patient, synthesizing the personal and universal into one monumental project arguing for a seismic shift in our approach to disease. The Invisible Kingdom offers hope for the sick, solace and insight for their loved ones, and a radical new understanding of our bodies and our health.
The whole body reset : your weight-loss plan for a flat belly, optimum health and a body you'll love - at midlife and beyond
Perrine, Stephen, author.
The first-ever weight-loss plan specifically designed to stop-and reverse-age-related weight gain and muscle loss, while shrinking your belly, extending your life, and creating your healthiest self at mid-life and beyond.
Plant power : flip your plate, change your weight
Smith, Ian, 1969- author.
An essential guide to harnessing the power of plants and enjoying the benefits of a plant-forward diet, by Ian K. Smith, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Clean Lean. For dieters who want to utilize the benefits of fruits, vegetables, and complex carbs-without eliminating the meat, dairy, fish, and fats they love-Dr. Ian K. Smith's new book Plant Power delivers the most flavorful and favorable plant-based foods to their plates. In a detailed but easy-to-implement four-week program, readers will, day-by-day, flip their diet from 70% meat/30% plants to 30% meat/70% plants, leading to natural and pain-free weight loss, keeping them feeling full and satisfied. In Plant Power, readers will learn: - The unique power of plant protein vs. animal protein - How to buy fruits, vegetables, fish, and meat: Does organic matter? Is frozen OK? What about farm-raised? Or grass-finished? - If plant-based burgers and beyond are all they promise to be: the good, the bad, and the to-be-avoided - 25 key recipes to use as daily basics: they'll effortlessly move dieters from grab-and-go junk to first-quality fill-ups Plant Power makes moving to a plant-based diet painless, while benefiting the planet, saving readers money, and maximizing their performance without sacrificing taste and the foods they love.
The power of the downstate : recharge your life using your body's own restorative systems
Mednick, Sara C., author.
Leverage your built-in rhythms of Upstates and Downstates to enhance energy, sharpen thinking, balance moods, fuel fitness, and more. If you're like most people, the relentless daily grind of go-go-go, do-do-do, can run down your energy and deplete your resources. While most of us find our lives full of "Upstate" moments that rev up our stress engines, it doesn't have to be this way. World-renowned sleep researcher Sara C. Mednick, PhD, shows us how we can access the most replenishing and repairing aspects of sleep through activities and moments that happen during our day by diving into our "Downstate." Dr. Mednick shows that bringing ourselves back to the Downstate is critical for our health, well-being, and cognitive longevity. Drawing on her original findings--and those of others across many fields of medicine--Dr. Mednick creates a comprehensive picture of the Upstate/Downstate rhythms that orchestrate all of our bodies' vital systems, along with a novel theory that aging is caused by spending less and less time in Downstate activities. The Power of the Downstate offers practical, evidence-based insight into how we can all enable those systems to work together in better harmony...Get ready to be more alert, productive, and cognitively sharp during the day, feel greater intimacy and affection, and enjoy consolidated, restorative sleep at night...not to mention expand your years of mental and physical vitality.
Sweat : a history of exercise
Hayes, Bill, 1961- author.
Exercise is our modern obsession, and we have the fancy workout gear and fads from HIIT to spin classes to hot yoga to prove it. Exercise--a form of physical activity distinct from sports, play, or athletics--was an ancient obsession, too, but as a chapter in human history, it's been largely overlooked. In Sweat, Bill Hayes runs, jogs, swims, spins, walks, bikes, boxes, lifts, sweats, and downward-dogs his way through the origins of different forms of exercise, chronicling how they have evolved over time, dissecting the dynamics of human movement. Hippocrates, Plato, Galen, Susan B. Anthony, Jack LaLanne, and Jane Fonda, among many others, make appearances in Sweat, but chief among the historical figures is Girolamo Mercuriale, a Renaissance-era Italian physician who aimed singlehandedly to revive the ancient Greek "art of exercising" through his 1569 book De arte gymnastica. Though largely forgotten over the past five centuries, Mercuriale and his illustrated treatise were pioneering, and are brought back to life in the pages of Sweat. Hayes ties his own personal experience--and ours--to the cultural and scientific history of exercise, from ancient times to the present day, giving us a new way to understand its place in our lives in the 21st century.
Dance explosion! : more Afro-Caribbean step
Dance Explosion is Debra Bono's much anticipated follow-up to her acclaimed "Afro-Caribbean Step" DVD. Remember that smooth, controlled movements are effective for increasing the intensity in your workout. When you use momentum, you decrease the intensity. Debra designed the workout to maximize the aerobic benefit while minimizing the risk of injury due to momentum. Safety first! If you are unfamiliar or uncomfortable working on the step, take it out of your routine and work on the floor. As a dancer, Debra kept the Afro-Caribbean choreography in mind and you'll feel at home on the floor or on the step. Enjoy! Contains an 8-minute warm-up, a full 46-minute step workout, a 5-minute conditioning segment, and a 5-minute cool down.
Intelligent fitness : the smart way to reboot your body and get in shape
Waterson, Simon, author.
Simon Waterson's job is to turn actors into athletes. Now you can learn how to transform your fitness and wellbeing with the film industry's most in-demand trainer. Simon's client list reads like a who's who of A-list actors. He has transformed Daniel Craig into the formidable James Bond for five blockbuster films, shaped Chris Evans into superhero Captain America, trained Chris Pratt for Guardians of the Galaxy and prepared actors such as Thandiwe Newton and John Boyega for the recent Star Wars films. From 3.30 a.m. training sessions in the desert with Jake Gyllenhaal to virtual workouts with Bryce Dallas Howard, Simon reveals the real training programs he used to take these actors to peak physical health. Sharing his practical and highly accessible approach to reimagining your body, Simon encourages you to focus on training, recovery and nutrition to build on your performance, rather than aesthetic. Packed full of behind-the-scenes insights, as well as 007 photographer Greg Williams' exclusive photographs, this is an essential training manual for any age and fitness level that will motivate you to reboot your body and train like a star.
Ultimate guide to weight-free exercises : with detailed instructions and anatomical illustrations for 154 weight-free exercises
Liebman, Hollis Lance, author.
Improving your strength doesn't require an expensive gym membership or tons of equipment-you can make significant gains just from using your own body weight and the exercises in this book. The Ultimate Guide to Weight-Free Exercises includes more than 200 exercises that you can do anytime, anywhere. Step-by-step photographic instructions and detailed anatomical illustrations guide you through each exercise so that you can perform them safely and with confidence. All the major muscle groups are covered in this helpful guide, along with suggested routines to keep your workouts fun and rewarding.
Fast burn! : the power of negative energy balance
Smith, Ian, 1969- author.
A motivational diet plan to blast fat-and keep it off-by Ian K. Smith, M.D., the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Clean Lean. New York Times bestselling author-and new anchor host of the syndicated television show The Doctors-Ian K. Smith, M.D.'s unique new plan takes intermittent fasting to the next level, combining the power of time-restricted eating with a detailed program that flips the body into a negative energy state, scorching fat on the way to weight loss and physical transformation. Many IF books leave readers to figure out what and how much they should eat during their feeding window, and even how long to fast each day. Smith knows that even readers highly motivated to change their weight and their health need marching orders, and they're all here in Fast Burn!'s nine-week program. Dr. Ian believes in cleaner eating-forget perfect-and the two positively disruptive Jigsaw Weeks he works into his Fast Burn! program not only mix things up so Fast Burners stay on track, but introduce refreshing and less structured plant-based weeks to the program. Fast Burn! goes beyond the daily meal plan, but also includes simple and achievable exercises-with both gym and out-of-gym options-for every week as well as thirty-three recipes focusing on improved calorie quality, including the plan's signature Burner Smoothie, to use throughout the three stages of the program.
Yoke : my yoga of self-acceptance
Stanley, Jessamyn, author.
Remember Jessamyn Stanley? How could you not? She's the proudly fat, Black, queer yoga teacher and charismatic author of Every Body Yoga, who drops a lot more f-bombs than namastes and refuses to pray at the church of Lululemon. Now she's back, here to take us even further on a personal and provocative journey into what it means to "practice yoga." Where Every Body Yoga, with 59,000 copies in print, taught us how to do yoga, Yoke tells us why. In Yoke, which draws its name from a literal translation of the Sanskrit root "yuj," from which the word "yoga" derives, Jessamyn writes about what she calls the yoga of the everyday-a yoga that is not just about poses but about applying the hard lessons we learn on the mat to the even harder daily project of living. This yoga of the everyday is about finding within life's toughest moments the same flexibility, strength, grounding energy, and core awareness found in a headstand or Tadasana or cobra pose. In a series of deeply honest, funny, gritty, thoughtful, and largely autobiographical essays, Yoke explores issues of self-love, body-positivity, race, sex and sexuality, cannabis, and more, all through the lens of an authentic yoga practice. Every reader is invited to find this authentic spirit of yoga in their own lives and practice. To yoke.
30-minutes to fitness. Super sculpt
Kelly Coffey-Meyer's 30 Minutes to Fitness includes two very different workouts that will sculpt and define your body from head-to-toe. Workout One starts with 15 minutes of moderate-intensity super sculpting drills followed by fifteen minutes of step aerobics. Equipment: A step and super light DBs. Workout Two challenges you in a completely different way. Kelly takes you through tabata rounds consisting of loop band work for your lower body, shadowboxing with light dbs to sculpt your upper body, and hi-impact moves on a high step for a metabolic blast.
I didn't do the thing today : letting go of productivity guilt
Dore, Madeleine, author.
Any given day brings a never-ending list of things to do. There's the work thing, the catch-up thing, the laundry thing, the creative thing, the exercise thing, the family thing, the thing we don't want to do, and the thing we've been putting off, despite it being the most important thing. Even on days when we get a lot done, the thing left undone can leave us feeling guilty, anxious, or disappointed. After five years of searching for the secret to productivity, Madeleine Dore discovered there isn't one. Instead, we're being set up to fail. I Didn't Do the Thing Today is the inspiring call to take productivity off its pedestal--by dismantling our comparison to others, aspirational routines, and the unrealistic notions of what can be done in a day, we can finally embrace the joyful messiness and unpredictability of life.
Own your past, change your future : a not-so-complicated approach to relationships, mental health, and wellness
Delony, John, 1978- author.
Your mental health matters. In his new book, national bestselling author Dr. John Delony unpacks why the weight of our past is what’s keeping us from being happy and healthy. Delony’s clear, five-step plan to being well includes: grieving and healing from past hurt; defining what trauma really is and how to identify it; making friends as an adult--it’s not easy, but it’s necessary; changing your thoughts--it is possible; taking control of your actions. Dr. John Delony’s simple yet powerful approach to mental health will keep you laughing while challenging your thoughts and actions. Learn how to leave the past where it belongs so you can get on the path to healing.
State change : end anxiety, beat burnout, and ignite a new baseline of energy and flow
Berzin, Robin, author.
Functional medicine innovator and founder of nationally renowned practice Parsley Health, Dr. Robin Berzin's definitive work on how to fight the physical ailments at the root of the international epidemic of burnout, anxiety, and stress.
Clarity & connection
Yung Pueblo (Writer), author.
A collection of poetry and short prose focused on understanding how past wounds impact our present relationships. The author describes how intense emotions accumulate in our subconscious and condition us to act and react in certain ways. In a spare, poetic style, he guides readers through the excavation and release of the past that is required for growth.
Laziness does not exist : a defense of the exhausted, exploited, and overworked
Price, Devon, author.
A social psychologist uncovers the psychological basis of the "laziness lie," which originated with the Puritans and has ultimately created blurred boundaries between work and life with modern technologies and offers advice for not succumbing to societal pressure to "do more."
Subtract : the untapped science of less
Klotz, Leidy, 1978- author.
Blending behavioral science and design, Leidy Klotz's Subtract: The Untapped Science of Less offers a scientific appreciation of why we underuse subtraction-and how to access its untapped potential. When humans solve problems, we overlook an incredibly powerful option: We don't subtract. We pile on "to-dos" but don't consider "stop-doings." We create incentives for high performance, but don't get rid of obstacles to our goals. Whether considering a stack of Legos, preparing a grilled cheese sandwich, or writing an essay, Leidy Klotz shows that we consistently overlook the principle of subtraction as a way to improve. Our mental preference for addition-for adding to what's already there rather than thinking of taking away-is so wide-spread and strong that we would prefer to accommodate wrong ideas than simply remove them. Drawing from his own pioneering research and scientific research throughout history, Klotz examines cultural, political, and economic trends underlying our neglect of subtraction, asserting that we have billions of years of evidence showing that lifeforms are perfectly capable of subtracting to improve. Proposing a new way to frame our behaviors, Klotz shares thought-provoking examples and anecdotes to supplement his proven techniques on implementing a new perspective and understanding of subtraction. By learning to use the counterintuitive approach of subtracting, we can revolutionize not just our day-to-day lives, but our work across every field and industry. Subtract shows how this innovative approach to life is the key to unlocking our greatest potential.
Everyday vitality : turning stress into strength
Boardman, Samantha, author.
In this work, the author defines vitality as the positive feeling of aliveness and energy that lies at the core of wellbeing, and offers strategies for cultivating this feeling. Vitality is associated with positive health outcomes like productivity, better coping with stress and challenges, greater mental health and the ability to manage negative emotions. Boardman believes that meaningful connections and other-oriented actions are what strengthen us. Everyday Vitality explains how to identify such experiences in readers' own lives, develop them, and use them as a foundation to counter stress.
The burnout epidemic : the rise of chronic stress and how we can fix it
Moss, Jennifer (Entrepreneur), author.
A Timely and Powerful Guide to an Urgent and Growing Phenomenon. In her compelling new book, Moss argues our current strategies are getting it all wrong--that self-care won’t cure burnout and organizations need to entirely rethink their approach to wellness. Leveraging her latest research and evidence-based solutions, this book will help leaders and individuals prevent burnout for healthier, happier, and more productive workplaces. We tend to think of burnout as a problem we can solve with self-care: more yoga, better breathing techniques, and more resilience. But evidence is mounting that applying personal, Band-Aid solutions to an epic and rapidly evolving workplace phenomenon isn't enough--in fact, it's not even close. If we're going to solve this problem, organizations must take the lead in developing an anti-burnout strategy that moves beyond apps, wellness programs, and perks. In this eye-opening, paradigm-shifting, and practical guide, Jennifer Moss lays bare the real causes of burnout and how organizations can stop the chronic stress cycle that an alarming number of workers suffer through. The Burnout Epidemic explains: What causes burnout--and what organizations can do to prevent it; Why traditional wellness initiatives fall short--How companies can build an anti-burnout strategy based on prevention, not perks--How leaders can measure burnout in their own organizations--What leaders can do to develop a healthier culture that's high on resilience and curiosity. As the pandemic has shown, self-care is important, but it's not a cure-all for burnout. Employers need to do more. With fascinating research, new findings from the pandemic, and interviews with business leaders around the globe, The Burnout Epidemic offers readers insightful and actionable advice that will empower them to help themselves--and their employees--feel healthier and happier at work.
The ballerina mindset : how to protect your mental health while striving for excellence
Fairchild, Megan, author.
Learn how to thrive in intense, competitive environments with these secrets from one of America's premiere ballerinas--and get a sneak peek at what her life is really like. Ballet may look glamorous and effortless to audience members, but it requires grueling discipline. It's a competitive and physically and mentally demanding career that combines elite athleticism, artistry, and performance. Not only do dancers rehearse for six to eight hours a day before performing at night, but they also must make it all look easy! As a principal ballerina with New York City Ballet and a one-time Broadway star--not to mention a mother of three and an MBA student--Megan Fairchild is all too familiar with these challenges. In The Ballerina Mindset, she shares all the wisdom she's learned from her nearly two-decade career, drawing upon her own experiences to show us how she learned to overcome challenges ranging from stage fright to negative feedback to a packed calendar to weight management--and how we can do the same. Inspiring, warm, and revelatory, The Ballerina Mindset is the perfect how-to guide for dancers, athletes, artists, and anyone struggling to stay sane in a high-pressure environment.
The heart of wellness : bridging western and eastern medicine to transform your relationship with habits, lifestyle, and health
Chinnaiyan, Kavitha M., author.
Transform your relationship with habits, lifestyle, health, and disease using Dr. Kavitha Chinnaiyan's remarkable approach to health. The Heart of Wellness shows you how to optimize the workings of the body and mind so that the bliss of your true nature can be revealed. Presented in two parts, this book begins by exploring the nature of disease: the causative and risk factors, the role of diet, exercise, and medication, and how Eastern and Western medical practices can come together. A holistic practice is then outlined, based on the author's successful Heal Your Heart Free Your Soul program, that will guide you toward good health and better living.
Food52 big little recipes : good food with minimal ingredients and maximal flavor
Laperruque, Emma, 1992- author.
Put down the long grocery lists. Food52’s Big Little Recipes is minimalism at its best. From pasta sauce you’ll want by the gallon to chewy-dreamy oatmeal cookies, this cookbook is packed with crowd pleasers and smart techniques--showing just how much you can accomplish with essentials you can count on one hand. Can long-winded classics, like chili or eggplant Parmesan, work for busy weeknights? Why, yes. Will chicken noodle soup taste even more chicken noodle-y with just three ingredients? Absolutely. Does subbing in olive oil for butter in lemon bars really make a difference? You bet. With Emma Laperruque by your side, you’ll learn how to make every step count and flavor sing. (She’ll even prove that water--yes, water--can be invaluable in everything from ultra-tender meatloaf to veggie burgers.) There’s no shortage of extras, too. You’ll find tons of need-to-know tips, mini-recipe spreads, and choose-your-own-adventure charts to give meal-planning a burst of energy: A fervent case for simpler homemade stock, a loving ode to canned tuna, a very good reason to always have bananas in your freezer, and more. This’ll be your new sidekick for every meal--fresh-as-heck salads, brothy comfort foods, brawny meats, briny fishes, and hearty vegetables that’ll take center stage. Big Little Recipes shows busy home cooks how to turn less into more.
Write for Your Life
In this clarion call to pick up a pen and find yourself from “one of our most astute chroniclers of modern life” ( The New York Times Book Review ), #1 New York Times bestselling author Anna Quindlen shows us how anyone can write, and why everyone should. What really matters in life? What truly lasts in our hearts and minds? Where can we find community, history, humanity? In this lyrical new book, the answer is clear: through writing. This is a book for what Quindlen calls “civilians,” those who want to use the written word to become more human, more themselves. Write for Your Life argues that there has never been a more important time to stop and record what we are thinking and feeling. Using examples from past, present, and future—from Anne Frank to Toni Morrison, from love letters written after World War II to journal reflections from nurses and doctors today— Write for Your Life vividly illuminates the ways in which writing connects us to ourselves and to those we cherish. Drawing on her personal experiences not just as a writer but as a mother and daughter, Quindlen makes the case that recording our daily lives in writing is essential. When we write we not only look, we see; we not only react but reflect. Writing gives you something to hold onto in a changing world. “To write the present,” Quindlen says, “is to believe in the future.”
Why has nobody told me this before?
Smith, Julie (Psychologist), author.
Filled with secrets from a therapist's toolkit, Why Has Nobody Told Me This Before teaches you how to fortify and maintain your mental health, even in the most trying of times. Dr. Julie Smith's expert advice and powerful coping techniques will help you stay resilient, whether you want to manage anxiety, deal with criticism, cope with depression, build self-confidence, find motivation, or learn to forgive yourself. Why Has Nobody Told Me This Before tackles everyday issues and offers practical solutions in bite-sized, easy-to-digest entries which make it easy to quickly find specific information and guidance
Vibrant : a groundbreaking program to get energized, own your health, and glow
Stephenson, Stacie, author.
With practical steps to improve everything from brain health and energy to immunity and weight, Vibrant introduces readers to a new way of looking at health, as something each person can control for themselves, rather than something that happens to them.
Better stretching : 9 minutes a day to greater flexibility, less pain, and enhanced performance, the JoeTherapy way
Yoon, Joe, author.
A nine-minute routine to improve stretching, mobility, and strength, by personal trainer, massage therapist, and instagram sensation Joe Yoon. Better Stretching teaches readers to stretch smarter to feel looser, move more easily, and peak perform. These stretches are fast and easy. Readers will learn to make areas of tightness and discomfort feel better immediately-and how to make those benefits last. Author Joe Yoon proves you don't need 90 complicated minutes to get more agile and less achy-you just need 9. Yoon's stretches are easy and fast and made for people at all levels of fitness, whether you sit at a desk most of the day, are a high-level athlete, or somewhere in between. Better Stretching is broken up into three parts to help readers find what suits their bodies best. Part One is a compendium of stretches and mobility exercises; Part Two is comprised of strengthening exercises, including routines for specific needs like avoiding the hunching and soreness from sitting behind a desk or prepping for a workout; and Part Three gives readers three different 30-day routines to ease them into making stretching a regular part of their daily lives, as well as to develop smart and healthy stretching habits. Better Stretching is for readers who want to: - improve their athletic performance - prevent injury - use stretching as exercise. Better Stretching's simple, straight-to-the point stretches with over 125 clear accompanying photos will have readers looser and more limber in 30 days.
Yoga where you are : customize your practice for your body + your life
Bondy, Dianne, author.
Everything you need to build a custom yoga practice that supports YOU, just where you are. This empowering guide celebrates readers of all backgrounds, body sizes, and abilities. It offers poses, variations, sequences, and tools to find freedom in your practice, make it truly your own, and deepen your self-compassion and love.
5-minute core exercises for seniors : daily routines to build balance and boost confidence
Brehse, Cindy, author.
Having a strong core can improve mobility, reduce aches and pains, prevent falls, and build everyday confidence. 5-Minute Core Exercises for Seniors makes it easy to incorporate daily exercise into your life with a collection of 40 individual movements and 25 quick routines for strengthening the major muscles in your core. These simple, practical exercises mimic typical daily movements--no gym membership or special equipment required. You'll find routines specifically designed for moving around the house, living actively, relieving aches and pains, and fun workouts with a partner. Maintain good form and get the most out of every exercise with step-by-step instructions and helpful illustrations. Get to know your core. Learn the muscle groups that make up your core, the benefits of keeping them strong, the importance of breathing and stretching, and the latest science behind exercise for seniors. Enjoy a wide variety of exercises. Discover a range of seated, standing, on-the-mat, and weighted exercises for targeting the muscles in your core. Benefit from expert tips and insights. Find handy reminders to help you engage the right muscles and prevent injury, as well as modification tips to increase or decrease the intensity of each movement to meet your needs.