The Complete Pilates Tutor
By Alan Herdman
Whether you are just beginning your journey or have been practising for years, this complete course in Pilates matwork is an invaluable resource, taking you through all Pilates exercises as originally conceived and practised by Joseph Pilates. Also included are pre-Pilates moves which are especially helpful for beginners. All exercises are shown step by step for beginner, intermediate and advanced levels, with instructions on adapting poses with supports such as cushions, blocks and dynabands, and alternative moves for those with special needs along with any contraindications. Careful attention is given to how poses are executed safely and with maximum effect.A fully illustrated chapter details the anatomy and physiology of the human body, explaining its various functions and how each body system works. Advice on setting up your own practice is also included.
The Paleo Diet Made Easy Cookbook
By Joy Skipper
The Paleo diet is the latest and greatest eating innovation, helping people everywhere slim down and live healthier lives. Free yourself forever from faddy food replacements and low calorie alternatives, and simply observe one golden rule: stick to the foods the human body has evolved to eat.Follow the example of your caveman ancestors and fuel your body with a diet of meat (organic and grass-fed where possible), fish, vegetables, fruit and roots. This book is your simple and accessible guide to eating simple, delicious food within the Paleo guidelines, with a huge range of ideas for breakfasts, lunches and dinners.This beautifully-designed book has even more ways to make the paleo diet work for you. With full colour illustrations throughout, this book covers all the basics, while over 75 delicious recipes will enhance your repertoire - staying motivated on your journey to better health and weight loss needn't be a trial when you can enjoy satisfying, healthful meals like Spinach-stuffed Squid, Slow-roasted Pork Belly with Celeriac Mash and Jerusalem Artichoke Soup with Parsley Pesto. You can even enjoy desserts such as Blueberry and Raspberry Cobbler.
Easy GI Diet
By Helen Foster
Did you know that high-GI diets, while sounding healthy, can actually increase your risk of heart problems, diabetes, weight gain and possibly even some cancers? Easy GI Diet focuses on the healthy low-GI foods which give you more energy, keep hunger at bay and protect against heart disease and diabetes. Inside there are four great diet plans to choose from:the Genius weight-loss plan;the Vegetarian weight-loss plan;the energy-boosting Galvanizer plan;the GI for Life plan to maintain your new-found figure;Packed with expert information on what low-GI means and how it can help, as well as the at-a-glance GI ratings chart with over 600 entries to help you choose the right foods for you, this easy-to-follow guide contains everything you need for a new, healthier low-GI lifestyle.
GI & GL Counter
By Wynnie Chan
This is the ultimate guide to the nutritional content, including GI and GL ratings, of over 1,500 favourite foods and drinks. At a glance tables show the GI (glycemic index) rating, GL (glycemic load), fat, calories, protein and carbohydrate content. Including essential nutritional facts for every type of diet and special food needs, this handy pocket format book is in clear A-Z organization for easy use.
Living with Books
By Alan Powers
This is an inspirational book that explores over 150 ways in which books can not only be stored, but made to play a full part in the character of a home, be it large or small, minimalist or full of cluttered charm. Books are among the commonest but most treasured possessions in a home, yet their storage and display is often neglected and not given serious consideration as part of the interior design - something all the more necessary as the functions of home and workplace now often merge. Chapters are devoted to separate rooms, looking in turn at reception rooms, home offices, and libraries, as well as kitchens, bathrooms, and bedrooms, with over 180 colour photographs from around the world providing a wealth of inspiration. Ingenious space-saving devices are illustrated for storing books in odd spaces within the home - for example in staircases, corridors, and hallways. There is a chapter on caring for books, plus practical pages providing useful technical hints for planning and building bookshelves (scale, proportion, materials, fittings, etc), complete with illustrated step-by-step instructions showing how to carry out your own imaginative book-storage projects.Special double-page features appear in each chapter on topics such as ingenious designer solutions, book plates, and creating furniture out of books.
Instant Expert Paint Effects
By John Scott
John Scott is the yoga teacher who helped Madonna sculpt her body to its high level of fitness and toned physique. He is also personal yoga teacher to Sting and Trudi Styler. With this book, Scott introduces the principles of ashtanga yoga to a wider audience. Ashtanga is one of the more dynamic forms of yoga, as powerful an exercise as doing an aerobic class. However, the benefits go far deeper than a fitter body. Ashtanga yoga is a movement meditation, where the breath is the key to focusing the mind, balancing the emotions and strengthening the spirit, while toning the muscles and building stamina. Yoga is also a philosophy and discipline for developing patience, inner strength and heightened concentration. Ashtanga literally means "eight stages" - abstinence, observance, posture, breath control, sense withdrawal, concentration, meditation and contemplation. The book's sequence of practice sessions provides the foundations which should allow the practitioner to achieve his or her physical and psychological peak. It starts with a simple sequence for beginners, moving on to breath-synchronized "asanas" that massage inner organs to purify the body.The structured course develops the strength, stamina and flexibility, which should provide progressively deeper therapeutic benefits.
By Susannah Marriott