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Want to get fit and learn about what exercise does to the body? Try some of our Fitness Books. One size certainly doesn't fit all when it comes to fitness. That's why we stock a wide range of gym & exercise books, to help people find the best book for them. Just use the filters below to find your next fitness book.

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Is a vegan diet healthier? Should I try going low-carb? Is it always a bad idea to skip a meal? Are superfoods all they're cracked up to be? Is fat still bad for you? Can I eat to improve my chances of conceiving? Science of Nutrition cuts through the noise of conflicting diet advice with clear answers backed up by the very latest research. Recognising that there is no one-size-fits-all when it comes to nutrition, this ground-breaking book has the answers to all your food-related questions, covering every conceivable topic - from gut bacteria to weight management, to heart health and immune support, to vegan diets and intermittent fasting, and everything in between. With an accessible Q&A approach and informative graphics, this nutrition book will debunk popular food myths and diets, redefine nutrition in the modern world, and enable you to make informed decisions that are best suited to you, about what, when, and how to eat. The book's easily digestible and evidence-based advice empowers you to explore the benefits and importance of nutrition, alongside the downright misleading when it comes to the world of food and diet, and to equip yourself with the knowledge and confidence to assess and enhance your approach to nutrition. Product Information: • ISBN: 9780241506462 • Author: Rhiannon Lambert • Publisher: DK • Format: Hardback • Pages: 224 • Dimensions: 26.3 x 22.1 x 2.4cm    

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The brilliant new book from the multiple Sunday Times bestselling author that will explain the principles behind maintaining a healthy mind and body. The mind and body are often talked about as separate entities, but it’s only when they work in harmony with one another that one can truly push oneself to the highest heights. In his new book, Ant Middleton lays out and explains the principles that he lives by to best keep his mindset and body as strong as they can possibly be. Product Information: • ISBN: 9780008472276 • Author: Ant Middleton • Publisher: HarperCollins • Format: Hardback • Pages: 336 • Dimensions: 24 x 15.9 x 3.2 cm

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Think like Britain's greatest living Olympian: Ten steps to push your limits and achieve the impossible from the one of the world's greatest swimmers From one of the best elite athletes on the planet comes a book bursting with no-nonsense advice on how to locate your inner gladiator, and first-hand wisdom to help you push yourself beyond what you thought was possible. Adam Peaty shows you how to take more control of your life and helps you both discover and develop your talents. He shares his own ten secrets to a winning mental attitude, whether it be at home, at work, on the sports field, or within ourselves. Let's be better than we were yesterday. Product Information: • ISBN: 9781529418422 • Author: Adam Peaty • Publisher: Quercus • Format: Hardback • Pages: 256 • Dimensions: 23.6 x 15.8 x 3 cm

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Welcome to The Death Zone. Fourteen mountains on Earth tower over 8,000 metres above sea level, an altitude where the brain and body withers and dies. Until recently, the world record for climbing them all stood at nearly eight years. So I announced I was summiting them in under seven months. People laughed. They told me I was crazy, even though I'd sharpened my climbing skills on the brutal Himalayan peaks of Everest and Dhaulagiri. But I possessed more than enough belief, strength and resilience to nail the job, having taken down enemy gunmen and terrorist bomb makers while serving with the Gurkhas and the UK Special Forces. Throughout 2019, I came alive in the death zone. Soon after, I was showing the world a new truth: that with bravery and enough heart and drive, the impossible was possible... Product Information: • ISBN: 9781529312263 • Author: Nimsdai Purja • Publisher: Hodder Paperbacks • Format: Paperback • Pages: 320 • Dimensions: 19.6 x 12.6 x 2.8cm

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It’s time we celebrated women in adventure. What does "toughness" mean to you? Perhaps it’s being physically fit and mentally resilient. Perhaps it’s doing something no one else has done before. Perhaps it’s breaking down boundaries and proving what you can do, in spite of the naysayers. Perhaps it’s travelling alone, immersing yourself in new cultures and meeting new people. Perhaps it’s running ultramarathons in the blistering heat and beating the competition. Perhaps it’s conquering your fears. The badass adventurers in this collection are all fearless, intelligent, compassionate and curious about the world – and they all happen to be female. From endurance obstacle races to arctic expeditions, from mountain climbing to wingsuit flying, from horse trekking to swimming the English Channel, they have set the bar high for what women are capable of. Let yourself be inspired by their stories of grit, courage, determination, triumph and heartbreak – you never know, it might lead to something incredible! Product Information: • ISBN: 9781787833005 • Author: Jenny Tough • Publisher: Summersdale • Format: Paperback • Pages: 304 • Dimensions: 19.7 x 12.9 x 2.6cm

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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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Listen to your body. Calm your mind. Find your strength. Forget prescriptive 28-day plans and fad diets that are sooner or later abandoned. The truth is they don't work - and they don't make you happy. Pop powerhouse Ellie Goulding's much sought-after fitness and health philosophy is based around becoming the brightest, strongest version of yourself. This means prioritising self-care and flexibility, and approaching wellness from a perspective that is sustainable; one that doesn't leave you feeling like you've failed and, most importantly, allows room for fun and creativity. Combining a mindful approach to exercise with delicious, nutritious recipes, this book will help you kickstart healthy habits, develop a positive mindset and establish clear and achievable goals. Going far beyond diet and exercise, Ellie shares a holistic approach to feeling and being your best. From learning to listen to your body to establishing permanent rituals that work for you, it encompasses all that improves your relationship with your physical and mental health. In her first book Fitter. Calmer. Stronger, Ellie shares her favourite recipes, workouts and training principles. Drawing on her own experiences, as well as the advice of friends and experts like Matt Roberts, Fearne Cotton and Katie Taylor, these are tools and techniques you can implement every day to build a calmer, stronger you. Product Information: • ISBN: 9781841885063 • Author: Ellie Goulding • Publisher: Seven Dials • Format: Paperback • Pages: 288 • Dimensions: 23 x 18.8 x 2.6 cm

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Don't let the title fool you. This isn't a book about high fiving everyone else in your life. You're already doing that. Cheering for your favourite teams. Celebrating your friends. Supporting the people you love as they go after what they want in life. Imagine if you gave that same love and encouragement to yourself. Or even better, you made it a daily habit. You'd be unstoppable. In this book, Mel teaches you how to start high fiving the most important person in your life, the one who is staring back at you in the mirror: YOURSELF. If you struggle with self-doubt (and who doesn't?) ... If you're tired of that nagging critic in your head (could somebody evict them already?)... If you're wildly successful but all you focus on is what's going wrong (you're not alone)... If you're sick of watching everybody else get ahead while you sit on the couch with your dog (don't bring your dog into this)... ...Mel dedicates this book to you. Using her signature science-backed wisdom, deeply personal stories, and the real-life results that The High 5 Habit is creating in people's lives around the world (and you'll meet a lot of them throughout this book), Mel will teach you how to make believing in yourself a habit so that you operate with the confidence that your goals and dreams demand. The High 5 Habit is a simple yet profound tool that changes your attitude, your mind-set, and your behaviour. So be prepared to laugh and learn as you take steps to immediately boost your confidence, happiness, and results. It's time to give yourself the high fives, celebration, and support you deserve. Product Information: • ISBN: 9781788174107 • Author: Mel Robbins • Publisher: Hay House Inc. • Format: Hardback • Pages: 102 • Dimensions: 27.94 x 21.59 x 0.86cm

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Why stress causes weight gain How fasting makes you less hungry Why sunflower oil is unhealthy How cold showers can cut your carb cravings Davinia Taylor was overweight, depressed and unmotivated. She couldn't walk around the block, let alone go for a run or do an exercise class, and she struggled to keep up with her four young sons. In desperation she turned to biohacking to sort her head out - the unexpected bonus was that she lost nearly three stone and has kept it off for years through a series of health tricks from cold showers, to MCT oil, to ancestral eating. She spent tens of thousands of pounds on specialists and Harley Street doctors, trying the most cutting-edge therapies available, only to discover that the true secrets of feeling amazing are very easy and affordable. Start with eating for your mental health, and weight loss is an effortless side effect. Divided into four sections: Mood, Food, Movement and Rest, the book takes a holistic approach to weight loss, reminding you that true health is not just about what you eat. It's Not a Diet concludes with a two-week reset programme to put Davinia's advice into action easily and achievably. Product Information: • ISBN: 9781398703421 • Author: Davinia Taylor • Publisher: Orion Spring • Format: Paperback • Pages: 256 • Dimensions: 23.2 x 15.2 x 2.2 cm

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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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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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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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Eat to optimise your performance and reach your true potential – no pain, all gains. From Ross Edgley, comes the definitive fitness cookbook, which will leave you feeling stronger, healthier and at your best. In a world where over 90% of diets fail, Ross decided to study the performance of extreme athletes, fitness specialists and the military to get to the bottom of which foods (and how much of them) are needed to optimise performance and reach your true potential – no pain, all gains. Ross shares over 100 tried-and-tested dishes in The World’s Fittest Cookbook, a flavour-filled toolkit that will revolutionise your food prep and your weight loss, with such tasty recipes such as: • Grilled Chicken, Pomegranate & Almond Salad • Full English Crumpet Melts • Brazilian Bean Stew • Crispy Chicken & KFC Style Gravy • Glazed Honey & Mustard Beef Short Ribs • No-Bake Biscoff Cheesecake • Pronuts The World’s Fittest Cookbook is the must-have companion for a fitter, happier self – so you can have your cake and bench-press it too. Product Information: • ISBN: 9780008465612 • Author: Ross Edgley • Publisher: Harper Collins • Format: Paperback • Pages: 240 • Dimensions: 23 x 18.9 x 1.6cm

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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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Viral Scottish yoga star Finlay Wilson is back with Wild Kilted Yoga. Get ready for more tartan, more dramatic scenery and more tips and tricks to make your yoga practice extra special. This beautiful book features four special yoga sequences that can be done alone, plus a bonus fun sequence for couples to do together. Finlay's book will take you on a journey through some of Scotland's most stunning locations and will leave you feeling zen and grounded. Building on the foundations of yoga from his bestselling first book, Kilted Yoga, Finlay guides you through unique yoga sequences which are suitable for all levels: strong heat-building poses for Fire, flowing and graceful movements for Water, steady and grounded poses for Earth, and lightness and poise for Air. All you have to do is enjoy the stunning photography, feel at one with nature and roll out your yoga mat - kilt optional! Product Information: • ISBN: 9781529377149 • Author: Finlay Wilson • Publisher: Yellow Kite • Format: Hardback • Pages: 160 • Dimensions: 19 x 15.8 x 1.4 cm

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