Body, Mind, & Spirit Books

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Body, Mind, & Spirit Books

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Loneliness For Dummies

Combat the rising epidemic of loneliness with trustworthy information and advice Loneliness for Dummies helps readers understand loneliness and how to take steps to overcome this unwanted feeling. At some point in life, loneliness affects everyone. It can be triggered by unusual situations and events like children leaving home, losing a loved one, working remotely, moving, divorce, or retirement. It can also occur seemingly without reason. Thanks to this book, you don’t have to be afraid of being lonely. Loneliness For Dummies explains that loneliness is a natural reaction that signals us to make a change. You’ll learn the signs to look out for to assess loneliness, why people feel lonely, and most importantly, step-by-step actions you can take to reduce your feelings of loneliness. Read case studies of people who have felt lonely to see how they overcame loneliness. This book includes a simple scale to help you measure how lonely you feel, so you can identify which changes to make and assess your progress. Learn why people feel lonely, including the situations that trigger loneliness and what this uncomfortable feeling means Discover the signs of loneliness so you can recognize it in others and step in to help Complete a questionnaire to gauge your own loneliness and identify steps you can take to feel less lonely Make changes to your lifestyle that will lead to greater satisfaction in the long run This is the perfect Dummies guide for anyone who is currently feeling adrift without social connections and wants to make a change. Organizations looking for a reference for students or outreach professionals will also appreciate Loneliness For Dummies.

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Stoicism For Dummies

The philosophy that will help you become more resilient in the face of life’s challenges Stoicism For Dummies will teach you the basic principles of stoic philosophy and show you how it can help you navigate the ups and downs of life. We all face challenges and setbacks, and, if we have the right mindset, we can sail through them with ease. This book offers a comprehensive look at Stoic philosophy, uncovering its strengths and attractions and shedding light on its limitations, both in the ancient world where it was developed, and in our world today. Learn how you can apply stoic principles for personal growth and better living, and how you can adapt this philosophical outlook to your unique circumstances. Written in terms anyone can understand, this friendly Dummies guide helps you understand stoicism, and also apply it in your life. Understand the basics of stoic philosophy, including virtues and practices Learn how to keep calm and carry on when life throws you curveballs Apply stoic principles to improve your relationships and quality of life Discover the history of stoicism and how its principles can apply to today’s world This book is great for anyone who wants to learn more about stoicism and its benefits.

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Macro Diet For Dummies

Lose weight, build lean muscle, and boost daily energy levels without giving up your favorite foods. Macro Diet For Dummies teaches you everything you need to know to master the popular meal plan that has helped athletes, celebrities, and people just like you build lean muscle and lose fat for good. On the macro diet, you track macronutrients instead of calories, so you know you’re giving your body the correct balance of daily nutrients to feel energized, strong, and healthy. And the great thing is that, as long as you balance your macros and meet your daily goals, you can eat whatever you want. You'll reach your weight and health goals without feeling deprived of your favorite foods. Macro Diet For Dummies is a jargon-free guide that provides all the tips and tools you need to develop your own macro-based dietary plan and maintain it for life. Learn to find the best macro balance for you and prep delicious and satisfying meals that will help you get where you want to be. Read about macronutrients and why they’re so important for weight loss, better body composition, and optimal health Learn how to determine the macro balance that works best for your body and how to calculate the precise amount of carbs, protein, and fat that you need each day Use free tracking tools to monitor your daily intake and keep your program going strong Get 30+ delicious recipes that will put you on the path to macro success Thanks to this easy-to-follow Dummies guide, you can lose weight, make your fitness goals easier to reach, and lead a healthier life.

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Calisthenics For Dummies

Get strong and stay healthy with workouts you can do at home Calisthenics For Dummies will teach you how to become stronger and leaner, have more energy and less stress, and live longer, all while enjoying an exercise program that saves you time and money. With calisthenics and bodyweight exercise, you don’t need any equipment—just a little space and the knowledge to train comprehensively. This book teaches you the basics, with workouts covering all the muscle groups and important advice on how to stay injury-free. You’ll find suggestions for multi-week programs that you can ease into, taking the intimidation out of working out. Get motivated and get moving right away with this simple Dummies guide. Get lean, lose weight, and build strength Add an easy, quick workout routine to your self-care strategy Exercise anywhere, any time—no gym membership or equipment needed Improve your coordination, balance, and joint health This is book is great for anyone looking for a workout that they can do anytime and anywhere, without having to spend a fortune on equipment. Calisthenics For Dummies will give you the power to improve your health and stay fit.

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Perimenopause For Dummies

Get to know perimenopause and manage troublesome symptoms Perimenopause For Dummies is a practical and comprehensive guide to the emotional, mental, and physical changes that begin to happen as you approach menopause. Demystify the connection between hormones and aging and make informed choices about how to deal with symptoms like weight gain, hot flashes, depression, mood swings, and insomnia. You’ll learn about natural remedies and medical interventions that can ease the transition between fertility and menopause. Most importantly, you’ll know what to expect, so the changes happening in your body won’t take you by surprise. This Dummies guide is like a trusted friend who can guide you through your life’s next chapter. Learn what perimenopause is and identify the most common symptoms Understand how perimenopause can affect your body, emotions, and libido Ease symptoms with hormonal solutions, diet, and exercise Discover ways of supporting yourself or your loved ones through perimenopausePerimenopause For Dummies offers clear, compassionate answers for anyone who is currently experiencing perimenopause or who is ready to learn more about it.

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COVID-19 For Dummies

Everything you need to know about the disease, the pandemic, and the future of COVID-19 COVID-19 For Dummies gives you reliable, up-to-date information on what COVID-19 is, how it spreads, how it can be treated, and how to manage long COVID. What is a coronavirus? What is a variant? What should we be doing to protect ourselves and our families from COVID-19 infection? This jargon-free guide answers all your basic questions. You’ll also learn the fundamentals of immunology, how vaccines work, and the types of vaccines used for COVID, as well as what we can do to protect ourselves from this ongoing spread. Expert author Edward K. Chapnick explains who is at the greatest risk and what treatments are available, so you can be confident that you have the knowledge you need to stay safe and healthy. With this guide: Gain the knowledge to protect yourself and your loved ones from COVID-19 Understand what vaccines are used for COVID and how they work Learn how to recognize and manage the symptoms of long COVID Discover how viruses spread, mutate, and cause illness Be informed about which treatments work—and which do not COVID-19 For Dummies is a quick crash course for people with COVID-19 and long COVID who want to learn more about how to treat and manage their symptoms. Anyone who wants to know more about this new disease — without wading through all the misinformation — will appreciate this trustworthy Dummies guide.

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Self-Defense For Dummies

Get street-smart. Unleash your inner warrior. Forget everything you thought you knew about self-defense. Those graceful martial arts moves that are so effective in the movies are likely to get you killed on the street. In fight-or-flight mode, you won’t have the calm thinking and fine motor skills to execute them. You need a simpler approach with a few fundamental moves that are easy to remember and perform yet devastating to an attacker. The solution? Self-Defense For Dummies, your guide to avoiding attacks, neutralizing attackers, and protecting yourself and your loved ones. In this book, you discover a self-defense system that works in the real world, where armed criminals target the most vulnerable and don’t fight fair. Discover strategies to make yourself a hard target, as opposed to an easy one Heighten your awareness of your surroundings and potential threats Sharpen your self-defense instincts and respond proactively to impending danger Master hand-to-hand combat basics and defend against grabs and holds Learn how to use weapons and defend against them

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Narcissism For Dummies

Recognize narcissists in your life and set healthy boundaries to start healing today Narcissism For Dummies pulls back the curtain on a growing and misunderstood personality. This book digs into dimensions of narcissism, grandiosity, malignancy, and vulnerability, giving you the knowledge and perspective you need to identify narcissists in your life and set limits on unacceptable behavior. It also takes a look at how society plays a part in fostering narcissism, for example through social media. You'll walk away from Narcissism For Dummies with a clearer sense of the personality trait, as well as necessary coping mechanisms and tools to deal with the narcissists in your life. Deal with narcissistic parents, bosses, coworkers, relatives, romantic partners, and beyond Discover tactics and exercises for identifying, disarming, and protecting yourself from narcissists Set limits, establish healthy boundaries, and rebuild your self-confidence Understand narcissistic personality in all its manifestations Anyone whose life has been touched by narcissism will find this book helpful, whether you're coming to terms with a loved one's diagnosis, dealing with a narcissist in the workplace, or working to move forward after leaving a narcissistic relationship.

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Living Gluten-Free For Dummies, 3rd Edition

Gluten-Free … Happily! Everything you need to know about a gluten-free lifestyle If you’re one of the millions of people considering giving up gluten, Living Gluten-Free For Dummies, 3rd Edition will help you break free and improve your well-being. Covering the practical, medical, scientific, and emotional aspects of the lifestyle, this book will inspire you with all the details on the benefits of giving up gluten, common and hidden sources of gluten, how to deal with the social and emotional challenges, tips and insight on shopping and eating out, and recipes for creating delicious, gluten-free meals and snacks. This new edition is updated with the latest research, information on testing, trending topics in the gluten-free community, what you should believe and what you shouldn’t, and easy-to-remember insights on living a happy, healthy gluten-free lifestyle. With this book: Understand how gluten affects the body and the benefits of going gluten-free Arm yourself with the latest research Connect the dots between behavior and gluten Learn to decipher labels and avoid hidden gluten sources Discover foods that are inherently gluten-free Develop an awareness of the social and emotional implications of a gluten-free lifestyle and how to deal with challenges Set yourself up for success when eating away from home Enjoy tips for raising happy, healthy gluten-free kids Eat gluten-free without breaking the bank This is the perfect read for anyone who needs a guide to managing a gluten-free lifestyle. If you are considering eliminating gluten for any reason, Living Gluten-Free For Dummies, 3rd Edition is for you.

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Epidemiology For Dummies

Become a disease detective with this easy-to-understand resource Epidemiology For Dummies is packed with key concepts, practical applications, and real-life examples in the study of disease transmission and control. It's a must-have for students in all public-health-related fields, and for curious learners, too. This Dummies guide will help you conquer even the trickiest epidemiological concepts. In this introduction to the fascinating, complex science, you’ll learn—in terms anyone can understand—all the basic principles of epidemiology, plus how those concepts translate to public health outcomes and policy decisions. Learn the basic principles and concepts of epidemiology Discover real-world examples and public health threats Understand the complex social factors that influence health Embark on a public health career or just pass your epidemiology courseAnyone who wants or needs to understand the fundamentals of epidemiology and the science behind public health will love Epidemiology For Dummies.

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