Health & Wellbeing (212)

The Couch Potatos Guide to Getting Fit

ISBN: 9781786857323

Author: Jamie Easton    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

Do you feel lumpy, lazy and de-motivated? Would you like to be healthier, but don’t really have the time or aren’t sure where to start? You don’t have to ...


Do you feel lumpy, lazy and de-motivated? Would you like to be healthier, but don’t really have the time or aren’t sure where to start? You don’t have to go straight from the couch to 5k! The Couch Potato’s Guide to Getting Fit will teach you how to incorporate exercise into your daily routine and help you take that tricky first step towards fitness. Stretches you can do while watching TV Easy exercises for around the house Go from couch potato to hot potato! Accessible and easy-to-use, this book will help you make little changes and see big results.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 128


Dimensions: 210 x 140 mm


Publication Date: 15-03-2019


$24.99
Let Go

ISBN: 9781786857569

Author: Elizabeth Archer    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

I breathe in peace, I breathe out tension Embrace the calm and happiness that comes once you’ve learned to let go. Don’t we all want to live a life full of ...


I breathe in peace, I breathe out tension Embrace the calm and happiness that comes once you’ve learned to let go. Don’t we all want to live a life full of positivity and joy, unshackled by anxiety? Well, the secret is in letting go of our fears, stress and worries, and this accessible and beautifully designed book will show you how – with practical techniques for dealing with anxiety, simple lifestyle changes and therapies you can try at home. Offering words of wisdom, positive affirmations and the low-down on the most effective treatments to explore, this is the book you need to take control of your life.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 160


Dimensions: 149 x 195 mm


Publication Date: 11-01-2019


$34.99
Hello New You

ISBN: 9781786857590

Author: Katherine Bebo    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

Being healthy doesn’t have to be hard. Eating junk food, drinking too much and rarely (or barely) exercising – we’ve all been there. Sometimes you just ne...


Being healthy doesn’t have to be hard. Eating junk food, drinking too much and rarely (or barely) exercising – we’ve all been there. Sometimes you just need a bit of help, some practical advice and a few words of encouragement to get yourself back on track. Intended for anyone with a busy life, this handbook gets straight to the point, gathering together useful tips, motivational quotes and achievable steps towards a healthier body and a happier mind. No matter where you’re starting from or aiming for, there’s something here to spur you on, including: Dietary hacks to avoid overeating, improve sleep and reach your ideal weight Good guidance on fats and carbs, which are often misunderstood An honest look at how alcohol can affect your health (and your finances) Easy ways to reduce your alcohol consumption Clever ideas for matching your workout to suit your mood and schedule Sound advice on choosing exercises that keep you motivated


Bind: paperback


Pages: 160


Dimensions: 125 x 175 mm


Publication Date: 11-01-2019


$29.99
That Terrible Time

ISBN: 9780473447496

Author: Geoffrey Rice    Publisher: Hawthorne Press

New Zealand's worst public health disaster occurred in November 1918 when around 9000 people died in the so-called "Spanish" influenza pandemic. Here are the vo...


New Zealand's worst public health disaster occurred in November 1918 when around 9000 people died in the so-called "Spanish" influenza pandemic. Here are the voices of 110 survivors describing what they saw and what happened to them in that terrible time when the victims' bodies turned black. Meticulously researched by Dr Geoffrey Rice Emeritus Professor of History and author of Black November (2005) and Black Flu 1918 (2017).


Bind: paperback


Pages: 188


Dimensions: 127 x 203 mm


Publication Date: 20-11-2018


$24.99
Rising From The Rubble

ISBN: 9781988503066

Authors: Michael Ardagh, Joanne Deely    Publisher: Canterbury University Press

How do health care workers manage disaster on an unprecedented scale? The 2011 Canterbury earthquakes were more challenging to the region’s health system than...


How do health care workers manage disaster on an unprecedented scale? The 2011 Canterbury earthquakes were more challenging to the region’s health system than anyone could have expected. The injured needed immediate treatment, buildings and equipment were badly damaged, aftershocks continued to rock the area, and communities were disrupted by flooding, liquefaction and fear. Despite this, many ordinary people – hospital and laboratory staff, general practitioners (GPs), pharmacists and others – accomplished extraordinary things in the aftermath of such devastation. Rising from the Rubble gives a compelling account of those who rallied to maintain and rebuild essential health services, maintaining continuity of care for the most vulnerable – from older people to those with kidney failure – as well as dealing with the significant ongoing impact on mental health. From the immediate emergency response after the earthquakes to sustaining health services over the following years in highly demanding circumstances, the stories of medical staff joining forces, collaborating and volunteering are infused with sadness, pride and even joy. Based on interviews with those who lived and worked through the Canterbury earthquakes, and the authors’ own experiences, Rising from the Rubble is an inspiring testament to commitment and recovery.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 304


Dimensions: 170 x 230 mm


Publication Date: 23-11-2018


$39.99
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
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