The new healthy eating and lifestyle book from the inspirational and widely followed personal trainer, Kayla Itsines.
Eating your way to a healthier spine! So, you think you’ve tried all options in your crusade against scoliosis? By now, you might have gone through the entire arsenal of bracing, exercise and even surgery. Unfortunately, your curve might still come back to haunt and cause more discomfort than ever before! Before you think, scoliosis correction is all about restoring your spine’s curve; it’s time to review the deformity again! Treating scoliosis requires a comprehensive approach, one which will restore your body’s natural alignment, along with preventing the inevitable spinal degeneration that comes with age. Nature intended all mechanisms of the human body to function in unison and perfect harmony with each other. With even one of them not working in tandem, abnormalities and deformities are bound to occur. Food we eat! A wise man once said, “We are what we eat!” True to the core, it is! Our gut and digestive system form the base for a healthy body and mind. On the contrary, when our food intake comprises of food products that might not be right for our body, the results can be absolutely disastrous! Not only this, even if those food products are otherwise appropriate, they might not just suit your body. That is where individual body typing comes in! Known as metabolic typing in the specialists’ jargon, it helps you to categorize your own, individual body type into three different categories and plan your food intake accordingly. Through the metabolic typing, you will know all about… - Foods and ingredients that are best suite your own genes- Food items that otherwise might be healthy, but are not right for you- Specific food groups that might enhance or deplete your energy levels- Foods that might facilitate your specific health goals, such as weight loss or gain and muscle toning With such immense benefits of body typing in view, here comes ‘Your Scoliosis Cookbook’ – a one of its kind, never-before guide to customizing your diet and a vast collection of delicious, healthy recipes to suit your palette and treat scoliosis, all at the same time! The book brings to you the amazing and time-tested secrets of the optimal nutrition for spinal health in the form of an easy-to-follow guide. Just follow our step-by-step instructions on how to find out your own body type. Once you are done, all you need to do is to pick up the recipe to suit your taste buds and choose the ingredients according to the results of your Metabolic Type. Whether you are the carbohydrate, protein or the mixed types, there is something in there, especially for you! So, just explore, cook and feast! With painstaking research and years of practice, Dr. Lau separates fact from fiction. In this book, he busts popular myths, one by one, and explores what approach works, what alternatives a scoliosis patient has and how it is possible to create a comprehensive plan to achieve peak physical and spinal health. Inspired by the extraordinary resilience of the Aboriginal groups of Australia and native African tribes that rarely suffer from scoliosis, Dr. Lau prescribes an easy-to-follow, clinically proven program that harks back to what our bodies were originally designed for and need to survive on. This book will set you on the path to total recovery by simply following the three-step process. "Modern medicine, alone, has failed to effectively manage the condition of Scoliosis," said Dr. Lau. “The treatment program I designed combines ancient wisdom with modern research and technology, culminating in the best overall results. Today, as a practicing chiropractor and nutritionist, I am more certain than ever that scoliosis, and other disorders, can be prevented and treated effectively." Who is the Health in Your Hands Program for? Just so that you know the great results you are in for, here’s what this book will help you in: - Reduce pain and inflammation related to scoliosis- Enhance spinal growth and development- Strengthen your muscles- Normalise muscle tightness’s- Rebalance your hormones- Boost you energy levels- Prevent spinal degeneration- Help you achieve your ideal body size- Reduces your allergic reactions- Give you a higher immunity- Improved sleep The book is easy to read for anyone even without medical knowledge to understand but is in-depth enough and fully referenced for fitness & rehabilitation professionals. Medical professional that have purchased the book include Chiropractors, Personal Trainers, Yoga instructors, Osteopaths, Medical Doctors and Occupational Therapist.
HIIT, or High-Intensity Interval Training, is a new workout trend that involves short, intense bursts of exercise following by periods of lower-intensity exercise or rest. The science behind HIIT is that through these intense bursts of activity, the body burns more calories in a shorter period of time than traditional exercise routines that take longer and provide less fat-burning benefits. Although HIIT may just sound like another trend, there's considerable science that says the benefits are real, and it's considered to be one of the most efficient and effective ways to get in top physical condition and burn more fat in less time. Idiot's Guides: High Intensity Interval Training is a full color, visual guide that is packed with over 80 exercises, structured routines, and fun yet intense programs that can be done anywhere, and at any time. Step-by-step, readers will learn how to do exercises the right way and reach a new level of fitness and reap fitness benefits that other, more traditional workouts can't offer.
Drop Two Sizes
Author: Rachel Cosgrove
Publisher: Rodale Books
Groundbreaking research has shown that weight loss does not equal fat loss. The dreaded number on the scale and emotional backlash that come with years of frustrating yo-yo dieting is often what holds readers back from successfully losing weight. Women's Health fitness expert Rachel Cosgrove empowers readers to finally do what they've always wanted: throw out the scale! Readers start by creating a personalized action plan that includes a commitment to the program and to themselves. Cosgrove walks them through invaluable goal-setting skills, helpful strategies, and behavioral techniques that they can use daily to guarantee success. More importantly, readers will learn to finally let go of the number on the scale and focus on losing inches and fitting into their favorite skinny clothes! Drop Two Sizes includes effective, at-home strength and cardio routines that require little more than two dumbbells, as well as day-by-day menus, recipes, and suggestions for planning and cooking healthy meals, with the help of registered dietitian Chris Mohr, PhD, RD, CSSD. Packed with helpful advice and the powerfully inspiring stories and before-and-after photos of real women who have lost two clothing sizes (and more!) over 8 to 12 weeks, Drop Two Sizes proves that anyone can change their body and their life, for good!
The ultimate cheat sheet that sets out a workable and flexible plan for successful weight loss to fit every lifestyle and diet choice. In this “worst-case diet survival handbook”, nutritionist and founder of Foodtrainers™, Lauren Slayton offers strategies and tips to avoid the most disastrous diet booby traps. Along with her no-nonsense nutrition and exercise advice, readers will discover that the missing component of most weight-loss schemes is planning. Planning to succeed and planning for the obstacles on the way to slim are as vital as what and when to eat and how to incorporate fat-burning activity into your day. All too many dieters give up when they hit a few road bumps created by work, family, socializing, travel, fatigue or indifference. Slayton comes to the rescue with: • The Big 10 “Do-Not-Pass-Go” Basics, from high protein breakfast to “closing the kitchen” after dinner! • Top Ten Things to Avoid to Get Healthy and Slim Down Fast • The 4 P’s -- Plan, Purchase, Prep and Promise -- to get and stay on track • The 4-Step Treat Training Strategy to survive the “Witching Hour” Dozens of smart, simple ways to cope with the big obstacles to slim: family, restaurants, travel, entertaining, alcohol and more. Slayton provides the know-how and the what-to-do-when-things-go-south to help readers keep on track, no matter what diet they follow.
Get The Glow
Author: Madeleine Shaw
In GET THE GLOW nutritional health coach to the stars Madeleine Shaw shows you that eating well can easily become a way of life, resulting in the hottest, healthiest and happiest you. Healthy eating shouldn't be about fad diets, starvation or deprivation. Instead, Madeleine's philosophy is simple: ditch the junk and eat foods that heal your gut so you can shine from head to toe and really get the glow. Lavishly illustrated with sumptuous photography, GET THE GLOW is a cookbook to be savoured. Madeleine shares 100 delicious, wheat- and sugar-free recipes bursting with flavour and nutritional value leaving you feeling full and nourished. Every mouth-watering dish is easy to make, contains ingredients that can be found in your local supermarket and won't break the budget. You'll lose weight, feel healthier and will glow on the inside and out. Including a six-week plan and advice on kitchen cupboard essentials and eating out, Madeleine's down-to-earth and practical guidance will help you to embrace GET THE GLOW as a lifestyle for good. This book will inspire you to fall back in love with food, life, and yourself.
Presents a collection of diet, weight loss, and fitness tips from some of Hollywood's most famous celebrities, including Jessica Alba, Cameron Diaz, Jennifer Aniston, and Halle Berry.
Author: Bret Contreras, Kellie Davis
Publisher: Victory Belt Publishing
This is not your run-of-the-mill fitness book. Developed by world-renowned gluteal expert Bret Contreras, Strong Curves offers an extensive fitness and nutrition guide for women seeking to improve their physique, function, strength, and mobility. Contreras spent the last eighteen years researching and field-testing the best methods for building better butts and shapelier bodies. In Strong Curves, he offers the programs that have proven effective time and time again with his clients, allowing you to develop lean muscle, rounded glutes, and greater confidence. Each page is packed with information decoding the female anatomy, providing a better understanding as to why most fitness programs fail to help women reach their goals. With a comprehensive nutritional guide and over 200 strength exercises, this book gets women off the treadmill and furnishes their drive to achieve strength, power, and sexy curves from head to toe. Although the glutes are the largest and most powerful muscle group in the human body, they often go dormant due to lifestyle choices, leading to a flat, saggy bum. Strong Curves is the cure.
Chances are that whatever athletic level you have achieved, there are some serious gaps in your OVERALL strength program. Gaps that stop you short of being able to claim status as a TRUE man. The good news is that--in Convict Conditioning--Paul Wade has laid out a brilliant 6-set system of 10 progressions which allows you to master these elite levels. And you could be starting at almost any age and in almost in any condition! Paul Wade has given you the keys--ALL the keys you'll ever need-- that will open door after door after door for you in quest for REAL physical accomplishment. Yes, it will be the hardest work you'll ever have to do. And yes, 97% of those who pick up Convict Conditioning, frankly, won't have the guts and the fortitude to make it. But if you make it even half-way through Paul's Progressions, you'll be stronger than almost anyone you encounter. If you're a 3-percenter, in particular, then this book is for you. Have at it!
The Protein Book
Author: Lyle McDonald
You Are Your Own Gym
Author: Mark Lauren, Joshua Clark
Publisher: Ballantine Books
From an elite Special Operations physical trainer, an ingeniously simple, rapid-results, do-anywhere program for getting into amazing shape For men and women of all athletic abilities! As the demand for Special Operations military forces has grown over the last decade, elite trainer Mark Lauren has been at the front lines of preparing nearly one thousand soldiers, getting them lean and strong in record time. Now, for regular Joes and Janes, he shares the secret to his amazingly effective regimen—simple exercises that require nothing more than the resistance of your own bodyweight to help you reach the pinnacle of fitness and look better than ever before. Armed with Mark Lauren’s motivation techniques, expert training, and nutrition advice, you’ll see rapid results by working out just thirty minutes a day, four times a week—whether in your living room, yard, garage, hotel room, or office. Lauren’s exercises build more metabolism-enhancing muscle than weightlifting, burn more fat than aerobics, and are safer than both, since bodyweight exercises develop balance and stability and therefore help prevent injuries. Choose your workout level—Basic, 1st Class, Master Class,and Chief Class—and get started, following the clear instructions for 125 exercises that work every muscle from your neck to your ankles. Forget about gym memberships, free weights, and infomercial contraptions. They are all poor substitutes for the world’s most advanced fitness machine, the one thing you are never without: your own body. From the Trade Paperback edition.
The Parisian Diet
Author: Dr. Jean-Michel Cohen
Publisher: Rizzoli Publications
France’s leading nutritionist Dr. Jean-Michel Cohen pinpoints why you struggle with weight loss diets and offers a plan for achieving your ideal weight while embracing life’s pleasures. Dr. Jean-Michel Cohen, France’s most popular dietician, has helped over two million patients worldwide reach their ideal weight and stabilize long term, all while savoring healthy, balanced meals. His progressive three-step weight loss plan includes 325 easy-to-prepare recipes, helpful hints, and practical checklists to get the weight off and keep it off. Strongly opposed to "extreme" diets and the inevitable weight gain that ensues, Dr. Cohen proposes a holistic approach that addresses the physical, psychological, and cultural factors that impact our ability to control our relationship with food. Once we understand our behavior, it’s easy and rewarding to see the pounds melt away. His diet proposes food substitutions to adapt recipes to your personal preferences and allows you to indulge in the occasional craving as long as you compensate beforehand and afterwards. With Dr. Cohen’s foolproof supermarket tactics and the diet’s inherent flexibility, you’ll find it easy to continue until you reach your goal weight, losing up to 30 pounds in three months. The simple, delicious, and satisfying menus offer a wide variety of choice, and emphasize the best-practices of the French way of eating, from using fresh produce, to balancing your intake throughout the day, to the pacing of mealtimes. The Parisian Diet is not a flash-in-the pan diet, it’s a new approach to food and a way to celebrate life, helping you look and feel your best. From the Hardcover edition.
Taller, Slimmer, Younger
Author: Lauren Roxburgh
Publisher: Ballantine Books
From the A-list bodyworker, trainer, and alignment expert dubbed “the body whisperer” by Goop comes Taller, Slimmer, Younger—a powerfully simple daily foam roller routine to help you sculpt longer, leaner muscles, stand an inch taller, look ten pounds slimmer, and renew your body and mind. Are you ready to roll? ALIGN YOUR BODY, ALIGN YOUR LIFE There’s a new buzzword in the fitness world: fascia. It’s the connective tissue that wraps around your muscles and organs and helps keep everything in place. But in our increasingly busy and often stressful lives, tension and toxins are often stored within our fascia, resulting in serious long-term consequences including poor posture, excess weight, acute anxiety, and chronic pain. Fitness and alignment expert Lauren Roxburgh—who has worked with such stars as Gwyneth Paltrow, Gabby Reece, Melissa Rauch, and Baron Davis—has the solution to keep your fascia supple, flexible, and strong. Using only a foam roller, you can reshape and elongate your muscles for a leaner, younger look, while also releasing tension, breaking up scar tissue, and ridding yourself of toxins. In just fifteen minutes a day, Roxburgh’s 21-day program will guide you through a simple series of unique rolling techniques that target ten primary areas of the body, including the shoulders, chest, arms, legs, hips, butt, back, and stomach. The result is a healthy, balanced, aligned body that not only looks but feels fantastic. Advance praise for Taller, Slimmer, Younger “As an athlete with a lifelong passion for fitness and wellness, I am always looking to get an edge in my body, and Lauren Roxburgh has helped me do just that. Lauren’s philosophy will rejuvenate your body and spirit, helping you look and feel lighter and brighter, reducing stress and tension, while dramatically improving your stance in your body and also in your life!”—Gabby Reece, U.S. beach volleyball champion “This book is sure to become the body bible for anyone who wants to live a healthy, fit, and balanced life.”—Melissa Rauch, actress, The Big Bang Theory and True Blood “Lauren’s method has rejuvenated my spirit, giving me more energy and strength, which has allowed me to perform better on and off the court.”—Baron Davis, two-time NBA all-star “Lauren’s method sculpts the body’s soft tissues, slimming and streamlining whatever part you work. She’s a ‘body whisperer!’”—Goop “If you’ve never tried foam rolling, I highly recommend it. [Lauren Roxburgh’s] program is designed to improve posture, release tension and stress, activate and strengthen the core, and heal from the inside out. When I was a model, I used a foam roller to lengthen my muscles. I’m so excited to get back into it once I give birth! Oh, and Goop dubbed her ‘The Body Whisperer.’ Enough said.”—MollySims.com
The Warrior Diet
Author: Ori Hofmekler
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
Along with the many benefits of leisure-class living comes obesity and its attendant ailments. In The Warrior Diet, Ori Hofmekler looks not forward but backward for a solution–to the primal habits of early cultures such as nomads and hunter-gatherers, the Greeks, and the Romans. Based on survival science, this book proposes not ordinary dietary changes but rather a radical yet surprisingly simple lifestyle overhaul. Drawing on both scientific studies and historical data, Hofmekler argues that robust health and a lean, strong body can best be achieved by mimicking the classical warrior mode of cycling—working and eating sparingly (undereating) during the day and filling up at night. Specific elements from the Warrior Diet Nutritional Program (finding ideal fuel foods and food combinations to reduce body fat) to the Controlled Fatigue Training Program (promoting strength, speed, and resilience to fatigue through special drills), literally reshape body and mind. Individual chapters cover warrior meals and recipes; sex drive, potency, and animal magnetism; as well as personalizing the diet for women. Featuring forewords by Fit for Life author Harvey Diamond and Fat That Kills author Dr. Udo Erasmus, The Warrior Diet shows readers weary of fad diets how to attain enduring vigor, explosive strength, a better appearance, and increased vitality and health. From the Trade Paperback edition.
NYC Ballet Workout
Author: Peter Martins
Publisher: Harper Collins
New York City Ballet Workout is a revolutionary fitness program that will help you begin to develop lean abs, firm buttocks, a contoured waist, sculpted legs, slim thighs, strong arms, perfect posture, flexbility you never thought possible--and grace and poice of a dancer. More than three hundred stunning step-by-step and other photographs throughout make this the most beautiful and easy-to-use exercise book ever created.This elegant book is unlike any exercise book ever published. Graced with more than 300 instructional exercise photographs and extraordinary duotone portraits of New York City Ballet dancers, The New York City Ballet Workout explores the company's philosophy of balancing art, life, and fitness. By combining elements of New York City Ballet's balletic regimen with practical strength-building exercises, The New York City Ballet Workout can help people achieve a strong, graceful, and flexible body--one that displays the impeccable poise that is the trademark of New York City Ballet dancers. Many exercises of The New York City Ballet Workout were once confined to the world's elite rehearsal studios. Now, as refined by Peter Martins and his company, these exercises have been designed as a comprehensive, holistic approach to the body that can be used by anyone from the out-of-shape to the serious athlete, to attain a lean, hard, beautiful body. From flexibility to endurance, this is a complete exercise program for men and women.