Eat Sweat Play

How Sport Can Change Our Lives

Author: Anna Kessel

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 1509808116

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: N.A

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'I’d go as far to say that this book was a life changer for my health and fitness.' Estée Lalonde Long-listed for the William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award. Sport's for everyone . . . isn't it? Society has led us to believe that women and sport don’t mix. But why? What happens to the young girls who dare to climb trees and cartwheel across playgrounds? In her exploration of major taboos, from sex to the gender pay gap, sports journalist Anna Kessel discovers how sport and exercise should play an integral role in every sphere of our modern lives. Covering a fascinating range of women, from Sporty Spice to mums who box and breastfeed, Eat Sweat Play reveals how women are finally reclaiming sport, and by extension their own bodies, for themselves - and how you can too. 'Anna Kessel's book should inspire a whole generation of women. It ought to be on the school curriculum.' Hadley Freeman
Posted in Sports & Recreation

Eat. Sweat. Play

How Sport Can Change Our Lives

Author: Anna Kessel

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1743549725

Category: Social Science

Page: 288

View: 1524

What does it mean to be a sporty woman in the 21st century? From the launch of Net-A-Sporter, serving up sports clothing for fashionistas, to the introduction of #plankie as the new Instagram selfie for yoga bunnies; exercise for women has finally gone mainstream. But if sweating has never been so hot for female celebrities, then why are there still so many obstacles for girls and women when it comes to sport? Why do girls still hate school sports lessons? Why is sport consistently defined as male territory, with TV cameras replicating the male gaze as they search out the most beautiful women in the crowd? Will women ever flock to watch football, rugby and boxing in their millions? Or turn up to the park with friends for a Sunday morning kickabout? How long do we have to wait to see the first multi-millionaire female footballer or basketball player? Eat. Sweat. Play is an engaging and inspirational work by sports writer Anna Kessel. PRAISE FOR EAT. SWEAT. PLAY "Anna Kessel's book should inspire a whole generation of women. It ought to be on the school curriculum." Hadley Freeman "Fascinating, compelling and thought-provoking" The Pool "A piercing call to arms, [Anna] argues that if women and girls embrace being active, it will lead to a sea change for women's bodies, self-image and outlook. It is brilliant." The Stylist
Posted in Social Science

Eat Sweat Play

How Sport Can Change Our Lives

Author: Anna Kessel

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 1509808094

Category: Feminism and sports

Page: 264

View: 2247

What does it mean to be a sporty woman in the 21st century? From the launch of Net-A-Sporter, serving up sports clothing for fashionistas, to the introduction of #plankie as the new Instagram selfie for yoga bunnies; exercise for women has finally gone mainstream. But if sweating has never been so hot for female celebrities, then why are there still so many obstacles for girls and women when it comes to sport? Why do girls still hate school sports lessons? Why is sport consistently defined as male territory, with TV cameras replicating the male gaze as they search out the most beautiful women in the crowd? Will women ever flock to watch football, rugby and boxing in their millions? Or turn up to the park with friends for a Sunday morning kickabout? How long do we have to wait to see the first multi-millionaire female footballer or basketball player?Every Girl Can is an engaging and inspirational work by sports writer Anna Kessel.
Posted in Feminism and sports

No Sweat

How the Simple Science of Motivation Can Bring You a Lifetime of Fitness

Author: Michelle Segar

Publisher: AMACOM Div American Mgmt Assn

ISBN: 081443486X

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 272

View: 8498

Selected as the #1 book in diet/exercise for 2015 by USA Best Book Awards. We start out with the best intentions. We're going to exercise more and get in shape! Then five days a week at the gym turns into two... then becomes none. We hit the snooze button and skip the morning run. We really do want to be healthy and fit, but we're over whelmed and overextended—and exercise feels like another chore to complete. Is it any wonder we don't stick with it? Behavior expert Michelle Segar has devoted her career to the science of motivation. In No Sweat, she reveals that while "better health" or "weight loss" sound like strong incentives, human beings are hardwired to choose immediate gratification over delayed benefits. In other words, we're not going to exercise unless it makes us happy right now. So what's the solution? To achieve lasting fitness, we have to change our minds—before we can change our bodies. In No Sweat, Segar shows us how. Translating twenty years of research on exercise and motivation into a simple four-point program, she helps readers broaden their definition of exercise, find pleasure in physical activity, and discover realistic ways to fit it into their lives. Activities we enjoy, we repeat—making this evidence-based system more sustainable in the long run than a regimen of intense workouts. Even if we don't sweat, we really benefit. The success of the clients Segar has coached testifies to the power of her program. Their stories punctuate the book, entertaining and emboldening readers to break the cycle of exercise failure once and for all. Complete with worksheets, tips, and techniques, getting in shape has never been so easy—or so much fun. Instructors can find the No Sweat Teaching and Discussion Guideon Michelle Segar’s Website: www.michellesegar.com/get-resources/
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Kicking Off

How Women in Sport Are Changing the Game

Author: Sarah Shephard

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472913841

Category: Social Science

Page: 304

View: 8503

There's a battle being fought. It's raging on the sports fields, in the newsrooms and behind the scenes at every major broadcaster. Women in sport are fighting for equality with more vigour than ever, but are they breaking down the barriers that stand in their way? Sarah Shephard looks behind the headlines to see whether progress is really being made and tells the stories that can no longer be ignored. It's time for women to switch their focus from the battlefield to the sports field, once and for all. This candid and revealing book asks the questions at the forefront of the debate about women in sport: · Why do the most successful female athletes earn less than their male counterparts? · Why do so few elite sportswomen have the profile their talent deserves? · Why are girls still growing up believing that sport is 'for boys'? With contributions from women involved in sport at the highest level, including Chrissie Wellington, Maggie Alphonsi, Kelly Smith and Nicole Cooke, who reveal their personal experiences of being at the top of their game.
Posted in Social Science

Make Your Bed

Little Things That Can Change Your Life...And Maybe the World

Author: William H. McRaven

Publisher: Grand Central Publishing

ISBN: 1455570230

Category: Self-Help

Page: 144

View: 6491

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER "Should be read by every leader in America...a book to inspire your children and grandchildren to become everything that they can." --Wall Street Journal "Powerful." --USA Today "Full of captivating personal anecdotes from inside the national security vault." --Washington Post "Superb, smart, and succinct." --Forbes BASED ON THE INCREDIBLE GRADUATION SPEECH WITH OVER 10 MILLION VIEWS ON YOUTUBE If you want to change the world, start off by making your bed. On May 17, 2014, Admiral William H. McRaven addressed the graduating class of the University of Texas at Austin on their Commencement day. Taking inspiration from the university's slogan, "What starts here changes the world," he shared the ten principles he learned during Navy Seal training that helped him overcome challenges not only in his training and long Naval career, but also throughout his life; and he explained how anyone can use these basic lessons to change themselves-and the world-for the better. Admiral McRaven's original speech went viral with over 10 million views. Building on the core tenets laid out in his speech, McRaven now recounts tales from his own life and from those of people he encountered during his military service who dealt with hardship and made tough decisions with determination, compassion, honor, and courage. Told with great humility and optimism, this timeless book provides simple wisdom, practical advice, and words of encouragement that will inspire readers to achieve more, even in life's darkest moments.
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Young for Life

The Easy No-Diet, No-Sweat Plan to Look and Feel 10 Years Younger

Author: Marilyn Diamond,Donald Schnell

Publisher: Rodale Books

ISBN: 1609615433

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 352

View: 6298

One hundred and seventy millions Americans are obese. Thirty million are "skinny fat," not outwardly big but inwardly nutrition deficient. The authors of this book, both staunch vegans for decades, were among the "skinny fat." After witnessing accelerated aging, Marilyn Diamond and Dr. Donald Schnell transformed their health through a radical lifestyle overhaul that most people over 40 will find easy and intuitive. Young for Life begins with the premise that our bodies are miraculous machines that have the potential for life-long vitality, sexuality, and youthfulness, and then shows how to reverse the signs aging through three key life-changing practices: - Whole Food nutrition for vital nutrients that combat genetic aging - Convenience exercise-6-second techniques of muscle contraction that are the foundation of shaping sexy muscle anytime, anywhere - Disease-prevention-fighting nutrient deficiency with micronutrient supplements
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The Brave Athlete

Calm the F*ck Down and Rise to the Occasion

Author: Simon Marshall, PhD,Lesley Paterson

Publisher: VeloPress

ISBN: 1937716910

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 360

View: 657

The Brave Athlete solves the 13 most common mental conundrums athletes face in their everyday training and in races. You don’t have one brain—you have three; your ancient Chimp brain that keeps you alive, your modern Professor brain that navigates the civilized world, and your Computer brain that accesses your memories and runs your habits (good and bad). They fight for control all the time and that’s when bad things happen; you get crazy nervous before a race, you choke under pressure, you quit when the going gets tough, you make dumb mistakes, you worry about how you look. What if you could stop the thoughts and feelings you don’t want? What if you could feel confident, suffer like a hero, and handle any stress? You can. The Brave Athlete from Dr. Simon Marshall and Lesley Paterson will help you take control of your brain so you can train harder, race faster, and better enjoy your sport. Dr. Marshall is a sport psychology expert who trains the brains of elite professional athletes. Paterson is a three-time world champion triathlete and coach. Together, they offer this innovative, brain training guide that is the first to draw from both clinical science and real-world experience with athletes. That means you won’t find outdated “positive self-talk” or visualization gimmicks here. No, the set of cutting-edge mental skills revealed in The Brave Athlete actually work because they challenge the source of the thoughts and feelings you don’t want. The Brave Athlete is packed with practical, evidence-based solutions to the most common mental challenges athletes face. Which of these sound like you? · Why do I have thoughts and feelings I don’t want? · I wish I felt more like an athlete. · I don’t think I can. · I don’t achieve my goals. · Other athletes seem tougher, happier, and more badass than me. · I feel fat. · I don’t cope well with injury. · People are worried about how much I exercise. · I don’t like leaving my comfort zone. · When the going gets tough, the tough leave me behind. · I need to harden the f*ck up. · I keep screwing up. · I don’t handle pressure well. With The Brave Athlete: Calm the F*ck Down and Rise to the Occasion, you can solve these problems to become mentally strong and make your brain your most powerful asset.
Posted in Sports & Recreation

The Time In Between

A memoir of hunger and hope

Author: Nancy Tucker

Publisher: Icon Books Ltd

ISBN: 1848318316

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

View: 2227

When Nancy Tucker was eight years old, her class had to write about what they wanted in life. She thought, and thought, and then, though she didn’t know why, she wrote: ‘I want to be thin.’ Over the next twelve years, she developed anorexia nervosa, was hospitalised, and finally swung the other way towards bulimia nervosa. She left school, rejoined school; went in and out of therapy; ebbed in and out of life. From the bleak reality of a body breaking down to the electric mental highs of starvation, hers has been a life held in thrall by food. Told with remarkable insight, dark humour and acute intelligence, The Time in Between is a profound, important window into the workings of an unquiet mind – a Wasted for the 21st century.
Posted in Biography & Autobiography

Eat, Sleep, Ride

How I Braved Bears, Badlands, and Big Breakfasts in My Quest to Cycle the Tour Divide

Author: Paul Howard

Publisher: Greystone Books

ISBN: 1553658183

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 256

View: 7475

For Paul Howard, who has ridden the entire Tour de France route during the race itself—setting off at 4 am each day to avoid being caught by the pros—riding a small mountain-bike race should hold no fear. Still, this isn’t just any mountain-bike race. This is the Tour Divide. Running from Banff in Canada to the Mexican border, the Tour Divide is more than 2,700 miles—500 miles longer than the Tour de France. Its route along the Continental Divide goes through the heart of the Rocky Mountains and involves more than 200,000 feet of ascent—the equivalent of climbing Mount Everest seven times. The other problem is that Howard has never owned a mountain bike—and how will training on the South Downs in southern England prepare him for sleeping rough in the Rockies? Entertaining and engaging, Eat, Sleep, Ride will appeal to avid and aspiring cyclers, as well as fans of adventure/travel narrative with a humorous twist.
Posted in Sports & Recreation

Take a Nap!

Change Your Life

Author: Sara C. Mednick,Mark Ehrman

Publisher: Workman Publishing

ISBN: 0761142908

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 140

View: 1405

Discusses why napping is important to physical and mental health, explains sleep patterns and how napping can enhance them, and includes a "Nap Wheel" on the front cover to help readers plan the optimum nap.
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The Crossover

Author: Kwame Alexander

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0544289595

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 240

View: 4129

2015 Newbery Medal Winner 2015 Coretta Scott King Honor Award Winner New York Times Bestseller "With a bolt of lightning on my kicks . . .The court is SIZZLING. My sweat is DRIZZLING. Stop all that quivering. Cuz tonight I’m delivering," announces dread-locked, 12-year old Josh Bell. He and his twin brother Jordan are awesome on the court. But Josh has more than basketball in his blood, he's got mad beats, too, that tell his family's story in verse, in this fast and furious middle grade novel of family and brotherhood from Kwame Alexander. Josh and Jordan must come to grips with growing up on and off the court to realize breaking the rules comes at a terrible price, as their story's heart-stopping climax proves a game-changer for the entire family.
Posted in Juvenile Fiction

Reality Is Broken

Why Games Make Us Better and How They Can Change the World

Author: Jane McGonigal

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101475492

Category: Psychology

Page: 416

View: 7501

A visionary game designer reveals how we can harness the power of games to boost global happiness. With 174 million gamers in the United States alone, we now live in a world where every generation will be a gamer generation. But why, Jane McGonigal asks, should games be used for escapist entertainment alone? In this groundbreaking book, she shows how we can leverage the power of games to fix what is wrong with the real world-from social problems like depression and obesity to global issues like poverty and climate change-and introduces us to cutting-edge games that are already changing the business, education, and nonprofit worlds. Written for gamers and non-gamers alike, Reality Is Broken shows that the future will belong to those who can understand, design, and play games. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Posted in Psychology

Eat Move Sleep

How Small Choices Lead to Big Changes

Author: Tom Rath

Publisher: Missionday, LLC

ISBN: 193971401X

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 256

View: 9298

Once in a while, a book comes along that changes how you think, feel, and act every day. In Eat Move Sleep, #1 New York Times bestselling author Tom Rath delivers a book that will improve your health for years to come. While Tom’s bestsellers on strengths and well-being have already inspired more than 5 million people in the last decade, Eat Move Sleep reveals his greatest passion and expertise. Quietly managing a serious illness for more than 20 years, Tom has assembled a wide range of information on the impact of eating, moving, and sleeping. Written in his classic conversational style, Eat Move Sleep features the most proven and practical ideas from his research. This remarkably quick read offers advice that is comprehensive yet simple and often counterintuitive but always credible. Eat Move Sleep will help you make good decisions automatic — in all three of these interconnected areas. With every bite you take, you will make better choices. You will move a lot more than you do today. And you will sleep better than you have in years. More than a book, Eat Move Sleep is a new way to live.
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Sweat

Author: Lynn Nottage

Publisher: Dramatists Play Service, Inc.

ISBN: 0822237644

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 99

View: 6929

Winner of the 2017 Pulitzer Prize. Filled with warm humor and tremendous heart, SWEAT tells the story of a group of friends who have spent their lives sharing drinks, secrets, and laughs while working together on the factory floor. But when layoffs and picket lines begin to chip away at their trust, the friends find themselves pitted against each other in a heart-wrenching fight to stay afloat.
Posted in Performing Arts

Girl Up

Kick Ass, Claim Your Woman Card, and Crush Everyday Sexism

Author: Laura Bates

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 150116919X

Category: Humor

Page: 336

View: 3166

Presents advice for young women on dealing with sexism and negative social media, discussing how to deal with cyber bullying, body shaming, and mental health issues and foster a positive self-image and healthy relationships.
Posted in Humor

Your Body

The Missing Manual

Author: Matthew MacDonald

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 0596801742

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 293

View: 7091

Presents an easy-to-read guide on the human body, its major organs and their functions, and common illnesses and diseases.
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The Wild Rabbit

The Solution to Our Domesticated Issues

Author: Tay Sweat

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781981393176

Category:

Page: 84

View: 6987

"Tay understands nutrition & physiology better than any doctor I've ever met." -Manish Sethi, MD "Tay Sweat is the complete package: elite trainer, nutrition guru, and motivator. He transformed my body into an elite, world-class age group sprint triathlete!!" -Dr. Rick Miller, Professor of Surgery & Chief, Division of Trauma Surgical Critical Care and Emergency Surgery Vanderbilt University Medical Center ### "The Wild Rabbit" is for those who want life and not just any life! A life that provides energy, vibrancy, spirituality, and abundance. After overcoming hypertension, heart disease, diabetes, eczema, and being 300+ pounds, Tay explains how it feels to flirt with death. After years of pain and suffering, he decided to take control of his life! He fought his way through poverty to earn multiple certifications and work side by side with some of the biggest doctors in the world. You will find out not only how Tay overcame hypertension, heart disease, diabetes, eczema, and weighing over three hundred pounds, but how he's helped thousands more do the same. ### "Whether you are eating 'rabbit food' or not, each individual has the right to eat themselves to death... or to life!" -Tay Sweat
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Medical Medium

Author: Anthony William

Publisher: Hay House, Inc

ISBN: 1401948308

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 392

View: 2288

Anthony William, the one and only Medical Medium, has helped tens of thousands of people heal from ailments that have been misdiagnosed or ineffectively treated or that doctors can’t resolve. He’s done this by listening to a divine voice that literally speaks into his ear, telling him what lies at the root of people’s pain or illness and what they need to do to restore their health. His methods achieve spectacular results, even for those who have spent years and many thousands of dollars on all forms of medicine before turning to him. Now, in this revolutionary book, he opens the door to all he has learned in over 25 years of bringing people’s lives back: a massive amount of healing information, much of which science won’t discover for decades, and most of which has never appeared anywhere before. Medical Medium reveals the root causes of diseases and conditions that medical communities either misunderstand or struggle to understand at all. It explores all-natural solutions for dozens of the illnesses that plague us, including Lyme disease, fibromyalgia, adrenal fatigue, chronic fatigue syndrome, hormonal imbalances, Hashimoto’s disease, multiple sclerosis, depression, neurological conditions, chronic inflammation, autoimmune disease, blood sugar imbalances, colitis and other digestive disorders, and more. It also offers solutions for restoring the soul and spirit after illness has torn at our emotional fabric. Whether you’ve been given a diagnosis you don’t understand, or you have symptoms you don’t know how to name, or someone you love is sick, or you want to care for your own patients better, Medical Medium offers the answers you need. It’s also a guidebook for everyone seeking the secrets to living longer, healthier lives. "The truth about the world, ourselves, life, purpose—it all comes down to healing," Anthony William writes. "And the truth about healing is now in your hands."
Posted in Body, Mind & Spirit

Don't Sweat the Small Stuff and It's All Small Stuff

Simple Ways to Keep the Little Things from Taking Over Your Life

Author: Richard Carlson

Publisher: Hachette Books

ISBN: 0786870087

Category: Self-Help

Page: 272

View: 4705

Don't Sweat the Small Stuff...and It's All Small Stuff is a book that tells you how to keep from letting the little things in life drive you crazy. In thoughtful and insightful language, author Richard Carlson reveals ways to calm down in the midst of your incredibly hurried, stress-filled life. You can learn to put things into perspective by making the small daily changes Dr. Carlson suggests, including advice such as "Choose your battles wisely"; "Remind yourself that when you die, your 'in' box won't be empty"; and "Make peace with imperfection". With Don't Sweat the Small Stuff... you'll also learn how to: Live in the present moment Let others have the glory at times Lower your tolerance to stress Trust your intuitions Live each day as it might be your last With gentle, supportive suggestions, Dr. Carlson reveals ways to make your actions more peaceful and caring, with the added benefit of making your life more calm and stress-free.
Posted in Self-Help