Happy new year!
Made any resolutions?
For many people, the start of a new year can kickstart some new, healthier habits - the top new year's resolutions in the UK are 'To eat healthier' and 'To exercise more'. You may know about our range of Reading Well books that can help you manage your health and wellbeing - but outside of that scheme, here are our top five picks to keep your physical and mental health shipshape this year:
1. Feel better in 5: your daily plan to kick-start great health by Dr Rangan Chatterjee
It only takes 5 minutes to start changing your life. For good.
Feel Better in 5 is the first daily 5-minute plan that is easy to maintain, easy-to-follow and requires only the smallest amount of willpower.
Top tips include:
· A strength workout that you can do anywhere
· Gut-boosting snacks you can eat on the go
· Yoga moves to relax and stay supple
· Breathing exercises to calm the mind
2. Untamed by Glennon Doyle
Part inspiration, part memoir, Untamed explores the joy and peace we discover when we stop striving to meet the expectations of the world, and instead dare to listen to and trust in the voice deep inside us. From the beloved New York Times bestselling author, speaker and activist Glennon Doyle.
3. Not a Diet Book: lose fat, gain confidence, transform your life by James Smith
James Smith has already changed thousands of lives with his international phenomenon Not A Diet Book. Are you ready to change yours?
Are you sick of always wearing black and getting undressed in the dark? Are you fixated with a number on the scales? Are you afraid to step into the gym and commit to a routine? Is your confidence at an all-time low? Is all of this having a negative impact on your life, relationships and happiness?
This book will put you back in control. It is not a fad diet or a short-term training plan. It will empower you to adopt better habits that will allow you to take charge of your life.
4. Bill Bailey's Remarkable Guide to Happiness
Beloved comedian (and Strictly champion) Bill Bailey explores the nature of happiness and ways to be, well, happy. Being Bill Bailey, however, he does so in his own, remarkable, Bill Bailey way. He attempts to see beyond the mumbo-jumbo of the wellness industry and aims for the heart of real joy and contentment - and how we can all achieve it.
This collection of funny, meditative and thoughtful essays seeks out simplicity and clarity as a corrective to the endless background noise of anxiety-inducing news chatter. Whether it's whooping aloud while cycling through a pine forest, putting pen to paper, or immersing yourself in music, Bill's guide to happiness is an antidote to the frenetic whirl of modern life.
5. Healthy as F*ck: The Habits You Need to Get Lean, Stay Healthy, and Kick Ass at Life by Oonagh Duncan
Join the Movement. Ditch the Diet.
Who's ready to stop thinking about weight loss? To free their brain from thoughts about ketones, calories, and fasting? Who wants life to be more effortless, energetic, and empowered?
There's only one major difference between those rare unicorns who have managed to lose weight and the rest of us: their habits. When you acknowledge that sticking to a diet is getting you nowhere, and you make a few small changes to your everyday routine, you can get happy and healthy.