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Want to get fit and learn about what exercise does to the body? Try some of these fitness books here at The Works. One size certainly doesn't fit all when it comes to most things, especially fitness. That's why we stock a wide range of gym & exercise books, to help people find the best book for them.

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An inspiring, positive and practical guide for kids from Marcus Rashford MBE, footballer and child food poverty campaigner. It’s hard to know what is possible until you start. You have to be able to dream big and be prepared to work towards your dreams. I’ve achieved a lot so far, but it didn’t come in one go; big things rarely happen overnight, and good things rarely happen as if by magic . . . Marcus Rashford is famous worldwide for his skills both on and off the pitch – but before he was a Manchester United and England footballer, and long before he started his inspiring campaign to end child food poverty, he was just an average kid from Wythenshawe, South Manchester. Now, Marcus Rashford MBE wants to show YOU how to achieve your dreams, in this positive and inspiring guide for life. Written with journalist Carl Anka, this empowering guide is packed full of stories from Marcus’s own life. Perfect for readers who need to hear that they already are champions – they just might not know it yet. Product Information: • ISBN: 9781529068177 • Author: Marcus Rashford, Carl Anka • Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books • Format: Paperback • Pages: 224 • Dimensions: 22.1 x 15.2 x 1.8 cm

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What can you change today, and not put off until tomorrow? Dr Alex is on a mission to empower us to make our own health choices, take positive control and feel equipped and inspired to make those small changes today that energise and future-proof for life. What you do consistently has a direct impact on your day-to-day health, your immune system, your mental health, your metabolism, your energy levels and how you fight disease generally. Your lifestyle is often your body's biggest support system and the more robust you can make that the more you can rely on it to get you through. Think of it like your life insurance policy. Live Well Every Day addresses the very modern health challenges of today's world - anxiety, social pressure and mental health, immune system health, how to be fit, flexible and eat well in a sedentary world, sexual health, gut health and more... Get the facts, pick your goals and take action with Dr Alex. Product Information: • ISBN: 9781783254316 • Author: Dr. Alex George • Publisher: Aster • Format: Paperback • Pages: 240 • Dimensions: 23.5 x 15.24 cm

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It's more important than ever before that we get in shape, stay healthy and live well - Dr Chatterjee is back to show you how. Weight loss isn't a race. It isn't one size fits all. Drawing on twenty years of experience as a GP, Dr Rangan Chatterjee has created a conscious, long-lasting approach to weight loss that goes far beyond fad diets and helps to find the best solutions that work for you. Packed with quick and easy interventions this book will help you: • Understand the effects of what, why, when, where and how we eat • Discover the root cause of your weight gain • Nourish your body without any crash diets or gruelling workouts • Build a toolbox of techniques to help you lose weight, for good 'This is not a diet book. This is a whole new way of looking at what, why and how we eat and helps you design your own plan to build a better, healthier relationship with food' - Fearne Cotton With Feel Great, Lose Weight you can make sustainable, medically-approved lifestyle changes and become a more energised, confident and healthy you. Product Information: • ISBN: 9780241397831 • Author: Dr Rangan Chatterjee • Publisher: Penguin Life • Format: Paperback • Pages: 272 • Dimensions: 23.1 x 19.1 x 2 cm

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Lucy Wyndham-Read wants us all to love our bodies and feel our best quickly and easily with her 7-minute Body Plan. Whatever your fitness level, body shape, or age, you can feel amazing after just 1 week of her 7-minute workouts, recipes, and motivational messages. Find just 7 minutes a day over a week and follow one of the workouts daily. No equipment is needed, the exercises are easy and effective - and yes, you really do only need 7 minutes a day. Try her quick healthy recipes for even greater impact. Each move is designed for a maximum calorie burn and can be done in the smallest of spaces, at home or even in the office! Pick a workout for your particular goal such as T-shirt-ready Arms, Love My Legs, or Super Health Fix - and you're likely to get hooked and want to do more. Start now, believe in yourself, see the change, and love your body! Product Information: • ISBN: 9780241430033 • Author: Lucy Wyndham-Read • Publisher: DK • Format: Paperback • Pages: 224 • Dimensions: 22.71 x 18.42 x 1.78 cm

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Introducing the toolkit for being a strong women, in both mind and body, from your favourite global fitness sensation Krissy Cela! Fitness is not just a physical journey... but a mental one too. Many women second-guess themselves and put their desires last... Join Krissy in Do This For You as she takes the challenge head-on, sharing her empowering, no-nonsense approach to leading a guilt-free, active, healthy and most importantly, happy lifestyle! Delve into her expert coaching and build a positive framework to 'sculpt the mind' by finding what motivates you whilst challenging your mental barriers and preconceptions - providing simple techniques to build healthy habits that last. It is time to reframe your thoughts around eating well and exercise and keep things realistic, achievable and fun! Listen to what your body needs and develop a deeper sense of self-confidence and determination with Krissy Cela today! Product Information: ISBN: 9781783254200 Author: Krissy Cela Publisher: Aster Format: Hardback Pages: 224 Dimensions: 21.8 x 13.8 x 2.2cm

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With Laughter Yoga, join the worldwide movement and discover how laughter really is the best medicine! This book will show you how to bring laughter into your life at any time of the day - no special equipment needed, no new wardrobe, no expensive classes, not even a sense of humour! Laughter Yoga is all about voluntary laughter - how you can learn to laugh even in the absence of humorous stimuli, and reap the extraordinary, scientifically proven benefits, which include stress reduction, pain relief, weight loss and enhanced mood. If you act happy, you'll become happy - your body can't tell the difference. The exercises in Laughter Yoga combine voluntary laughter with yogic breathing to give you a full mind-body workout. And it turns out that laughter is the fastest way to reduce stress and the best kind of cardio: 30 minutes of hearty laughter is equal to thirty minutes on the rowing machine. Product Information: • ISBN: 9781529311105 • Author: Dr Madan Kataria • Publisher: Yellow Kite • Format: Paperback • Pages: 256 • Dimensions: 19.6 x 12.8 x 1.8 cm

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Get to grips with all things physiology with all of the key yoga Asanas in this Science of Yoga phenomena! Enjoy the in-depth details and pose with confidence and control to become the most professional Yoga master. With scientific research given to support the facts and annotated artworks throughout, achieve the excellence and put in your practice with the ultimate guide to Yoga. Optimise the benefits of yoga to your body and mind now! Product Information: ISBN: 9780241442340 Author: Ann Swanson Publisher: DK Format: Paperback Pages: 216 Dimensions: 23 x 19 x 2cm

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This book is packed with simple, easy-to-understand explanations of how diabetes works and practical, positive advice for preventing or living with it. Illustrated in full colour throughout, it includes step-by-step illustrated sequences, flowcharts, and diagrams. Routines such as how to monitor and control blood glucose are explained in the clearest possible way. Find out how the types of diabetes differ, what signs to look out for, how to care for children with diabetes, how to reduce the risk of long-term complications, what to do in emergencies, and how to stay motivated and positive. The Diabetes Handbook will help you make successful lifestyle choices to promote health, be active, eat healthily, and thrive, not just survive. Product Information: ISBN: 9780241393260 Author: DK Publisher: DK Format: Paperback Pages: 208 Dimensions: 23.2 x 19.7 x 1.6cm

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Eat Shop Save is the ITV phenomenon helping families across the UK to get seriously fitter, healthier and richer. In this 8-week healthy-eating plan to accompany the hit TV series, you'll find 80 brand-new recipes, as well as simple weekly meal planners to help you achieve and maintain a healthy lifestyle. Award-wining chef and qualified nutritionist Dale Pinnock will transform the way you eat forever with delicious, effortless and unbelievably affordable recipes. Crammed with nutritional facts, creative twists and time-saving tips - you'll feel fantastic and save hundreds of pounds along the way! Product Information: • ISBN: 9780600636328 • Author: Dale Pinnock • Publisher: Hamlyn • Format: Paperback • Pages: 208 • Dimensions: 24.6 x 18.8 x 1.6 cm

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Discover the hard science that will help you run faster, endure for longer, and avoid injury. Analyse your running style and learn how to enhance your gait for optimum efficiency and safety. Transform your performance with exercises targeting strength, flexibility, and recovery - each exercise annotated to reveal the muscle mechanics so you know you're getting it right. Understand the science behind your body's energy systems and how to train to maximise energy storage and conversion. Follow training and exercise programmes tailored to different abilities and distances, from 5K to marathon. Whether you are new to running or an experienced racer, this book will help you achieve your goals and stay injury-free. Product Information: ISBN: 9780241504505 Author: Chris Napier Publisher: DK Format: Paperback Pages: 224 Dimensions: 23.9 x 20.4 x 2.3cm

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Get active without the fuss with a programme of simple exercises for every body. This quick-flick fan offers 30 easy-to-follow routines to build up your endurance, strength and flexibility. Wherever you are on your fitness journey, you'll find exercises to suit you. Product Information: • ISBN: 9781789051483 • Author: Igloo Books Ltd • Publisher: Igloo Books Ltd • Format: Paperback • Pages: 50

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Join the phenomonal Joe Wicks on this next health-boosting adventure on how to cook better, healthier delicious food for beginners and experts alike! Dive into the 30-day plan from the nation's favourite PE teacher as he helps you create new habits, keep on track and feel brilliant inside and out. Helping millions of people to keep fit and cook healthy, simple recipes, there is no better man for the job than food and fitness sensation Joe Wicks, aka the Body Coach! Now, he is back with this 30 Day Kick Start Plan to make it easier than ever before to make healthy food, lose weight and get more active! Discover one hundred delicious, sustaining recipes and six brand-new HIIT workouts to help you get in shape. Including combined weekly plans that can help you prep like a boss, this approach is easy to personalize according to your own day-to-day habits and will help everyone kick start a healthier lifestyle without looking back! Product Information: • ISBN: 9781509856183 • Author: Joe Wicks • Publisher: Bluebird • Format: Paperback • Pages: 272 • Dimensions: 24.6 x 19 x 1.7 cm

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As a child, Sarah Robb O'Hagan felt destined to become a champion, but her early efforts at sport, music and theatre failed to reveal a natural superstar. Unwilling to settle for average, she learned through a series of dramatic successes and epic failures to follow her own path to success. The bolder choice is to embrace Extreme You: to bring all that is distinctive and relevant about yourself to everything you do, and to bring out the Extreme in the people and the culture around you. Inspiring, practical and funny, Extreme You is Sarah's training programme for developing the drive, originality and fierce attitude to become the best version of you. Product Information: • ISBN: 9780349412313 • Author: Sarah Robb O'Hagan • Publisher: Piatkus • Format: Paperback • Pages: 320 • Dimensions: 19.6 x 12.6 x 2.8cm

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Wim Hof is widely celebrated for his astounding achievements, breaking world records withstanding extreme temperatures and running barefoot marathons over deserts and ice fields. Most of all, he's shown us that these feats are not superhuman - but that all of us have the ability to be stronger, healthier and happier than we've ever imagined. In The Wim Hof Method, this trailblazer of human potential shares his simple three-pillar approach that anyone can use to improve health and performance - and see real results within just a few days. Refined over forty years and championed by scientists across the globe, you'll learn how to harness three key elements of Cold, Breathing and Mindset to master mind over matter and achieve the impossible. Product Information: ISBN: 9781846046292 Author: Wim Hof Publisher: Rider Format: Hardback Pages: 224 Dimensions: 22.5 x 14 x 2.5cm

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Drawing on more than a decade's experience working with former tennis World Number One Sir Andy Murray, The Way of the Tortoise introduces you to the benefits of the slow lane and reveals why it's the only true path to a high-performance mindset. Taking inspiration from Aesop's well-known fable of the Hare and the Tortoise, internationally renowned trainer Matt Little recognizes that there is no fast path to success. Taking the slow lane can not only help you reach your goals more effectively, it can make your successes more sustainable by increasing your motivation, energy and resilience. Packed full of examples from the highly adaptable worlds of sport and business, as well as Matt's own remarkable career, The Way of the Tortoise reveals, through practical exercises and techniques, the essential strategies we can all use to achieve extraordinary results. Product Information: • ISBN: 9781789292602 • Author: Matt Little • Publisher: Michael O'Mara • Format: Hardback • Pages: 256 • Dimensions: 23.4 x 15.3 x 2.35 cm

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Lose weight. Gain confidence. Transform your life. Are you sick of always wearing black or getting undressed in the dark? Perhaps you are afraid to step into the gym and commit to a routine? Join James Smith in this revolutionary book that will help fix bad habits... because trust me, it is so much simpler than everyone wants you to believe! Armed with every tool you will need to achieve incredible results, from dieting, training and staying in shape to identifying the fads, cons and nonsense that gets in the way of progress. Gain control and empower yourself to adopt better habits... transform your life today. Product Information: • ISBN: 9780008374273 • Author: James Smith • Publisher: HarperCollinsPublishers • Format: Hardback • Pages: 295 • Dimensions: 24 x 16 x 3cm

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Welcome to the Velorution! Women's cycling is having a moment. From Olympic heroines like Victoria Pendleton, through fashion designers, models and celebrities, to the super-cool girls on the street, everybody who is anybody is travelling on two wheels. Full of fun and inspiration, with gorgeous photography and quirky illustrations throughout, The Girl's Guide to Life on Two Wheels is a practical and stylish guide to help you find the confidence and motivation to embrace cycling as part of your daily life.  From choosing a bike and staying safe on the roads to looking great on two wheels and embracing the unique style cycling offers, Cathy will arm you with everything you need to get on your bike. Whether you used to cycle as a kid or have never been on a bike in your life, no matter what age you are, where you live or how fit and active you are - if you've ever thought you'd love to cycle but 'can't', this book will show you that you can, and you can do it in style. Product Information: • ISBN: 9781849753715 • Author: Cathy Bussey • Publisher: Ryland Peters & Small • Format: Hardback • Pages: 128 • Dimensions: 24.77 x 20.32 x 1.91 cm

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Join Tom Kerridge as he combines nutritious recipes with handy tips and plans for keeping fit in this latest book, designed to overhaul our unhealthy lifestyles! From traditional favourites with a fraction of the calorie content, be prepared to Lose Weight AND Get Fit at the same time, without having to sacrifice the tasty flavours of food! An ideal book for everyone who knows they want to exercise more and lose some weight but are too much of a foodie to start making any sacrifices. Product Information:• ISBN: 9781472962829• Author: Tom Kerridge• Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing• Format: Hardback• Pages: 272• Dimensions: 246 x 189 mm

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The essential day-to-day guide for training for and nailing your first marathon. ‘When it comes to running a marathon, it’s not actually about making it to the finish line, it’s about having the guts to make it to the start line.’ In this beautifully designed and not-at-all scary marathon training guide, Chris Evans breaks down how we can all get ourselves off our sofas, up on our feet and onto that start line. And all in just 119 days! Fizzing with energy, great tips and hard-won experience, this is the perfect guide for anyone keen to take up their own marathon challenge, and to change their lives forever. ‘Chris is a mad keen runner. I hope this book inspires others to get out and do it.’ – Sir Mo Farah ‘An awesome way to get to the start line of your first ever marathon and reach the finish line having enjoyed every moment!’ – Paula Radcliffe Product Information: • ISBN: 9780008480752 • Author: Chris Evans • Publisher: HarperCollins • Format: Hardback • Pages: 304 • Dimensions: 22.7 x 15.9 x 2.4 cm

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If you think there are only two types of people that frequent the gym – body builders and you – think again. The Serena Williams Grunter, The Enabler, The Centre of Attention, The ‘But First, Let Me Take a Selfie’ Girl, these are just a few of the characters you might encounter during your post-work work out… but which gym junky are you? Perhaps you’re the Disco Devotee, so caught up in the Beyoncé blasting out from your Beats headphones that a misplaced dance move takes out the person waiting patiently behind you for a turn on the cross-trainer. Or maybe you’ve got plenty in common with the Hoarder, a quasi-Neanderthal usually found holed up in a corner with every. single. kettle bell scattered under his feet like a pile of spat out bones. With over 25 hilarious entries covering everything from gym style to gym etiquette, anyone who’s ever signed up for a spin class or benched their own body weight will recognise the Lycra-clad cardio queens and protein-shake chugging posers profiled in Gym Junkies. Product Information: • ISBN: 9781911026501 • Author: Simon Glazin • Publisher: Dog 'n' Bone • Format: Hardback • Pages: 48 • Dimensions: 18.54 x 12.32 x 1.27 cm

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