Physical Health & Well-Being Books

Disease and diet. Pregnancy and menopause. Aging and exercise. We've got expert advice to help you keep on truckin' through all stages of life.

Physical Health & Well-Being Books

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Low-Cholesterol Cookbook For Dummies, 2nd Edition

Published 10-11-2022

Delicious, easy recipes backed by the latest science on lowering cholesterol Low-Cholesterol Cookbook For Dummies, 2nd Edition gives you the tools you need to make simple, healthy meals for managing cholesterol. More than 120 recipes — including 40 that are brand new in this edition — are here to fill your plate with delicious food that your taste buds and your heart will thank you for. There’s a ton of new science out there on cholesterol, and this book brings you right up to speed with the latest studies and medical wisdom for managing your cholesterol with diet. Relying on heart-healthy foods — on their own or in conjunction with a statin medication or as an alternative — a low-cholesterol diet can protect your ticker and, thanks to these recipes, can even impress family and friends. With this book: Learn the basic principles of how diet affects your blood cholesterol Discover foods that give you important nutrients and special compounds for lowering cholesterol and preventing heart disease Find the right ingredients when shopping, planning menus, and adapting recipes to support your health and please family and friends Enjoy more than 120 easy-to-prepare recipes, including breakfasts, lunches, dinners, and desserts Anyone who wants to control cholesterol while eating well has a friend in Low-Cholesterol Cookbook For Dummies, 2nd Edition.

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Hearing Loss For Dummies

Published 08-30-2022

Improve your hearing, enhance your life With new advice on just-released over-the-counter hearing aids Hearing loss can be frustrating, but in fact it’s common and treatable. Hearing Loss For Dummies, written by top experts in the field in collaboration with AARP, walks you through how to get the help you need to clearly hear the sounds of life—whether you’re at home, at work, or out and about. And hearing health is critical: Hearing loss can increase your risk of falls and injuries, isolation and depression, and even cognitive decline and dementia. Authors Frank Lin and Nicholas Reed at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine lay out the steps to hearing health: Understanding how hearing works—and how it changes as we age Finding specialists you can trust Determining whether you need testing and, if so, where to turn Learning practical solutions for hearing better at home, at work, on the phone, and in restaurants and theaters Choosing the right hearing aid, including just-approved over-the-counter hearing aids, and getting them adjusted to work for you Exploring the pros and cons of cochlear implants and other surgical options Covering the costs of hearing health careIf you’re concerned about your own or a friend or relative’s hearing, this is the one book you’ll need. For what can seem like a complicated, stressful and lengthy process, Hearing Loss For Dummies tackles the topic head-on and provides you with expert guidance to put your mind at ease on the path to better hearing.

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Chair Yoga For Dummies

Published 08-30-2022

If you can sit in a chair, you can enjoy the benefits of yoga! Chair Yoga For Dummies is a guide to developing a yoga practice that you can do while seated in a chair. Traditional yoga poses can be replicated as sitting yoga poses and stretches, enjoyable and accessible for people at all levels of experience and mobility. There's a reason yoga has been around for thousands of years. Practicing chair yoga regularly can decrease your blood pressure, anxiety, inflammation, and chronic pain. It also increases flexibility, balance, and strength. And it helps you sleep better, too. All you need to get started is yourself, a chair, and this book—couldn't be simpler. With this book on your desk, you can infuse a little namaste into your office routine or build a personalized home practice that fits your lifestyle and abilities. You’ll learn specific poses to target problem areas, and guidance on creating your own chair yoga workout plan. Practitioners can achieve meditation, flexibility goals, and more. Get guidance on creating your own custom chair yoga workout plan Reduce stress, get stronger, and feel healthier—without leaving your seat Enjoy the benefits of yoga adapted to office workers and those with decreased mobility Learn proper technique and alignment from clear illustrations and descriptions Stay active while seated!

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Parkinson's Disease For Dummies

Published 08-16-2022

Maintain a take-charge attitude and live your life to the fullest with Parkinson's Whether the diagnosis is yours or that of a loved one, Parkinson's Disease for Dummies contains everything you need to know about living with this disease. This book is an easy-to-understand, straightforward, and sometimes humorous guide that offers proven techniques for coping with daily issues, finding the right doctors, and providing care as the disease progresses. This user-friendly guide helps you navigate you through the important steps toward taking charge of your condition. You aren't alone—inside, you'll discover proven coping skills and first-hand advice, along with practical tools that will help you navigate the treatment journey. In classic, compassionate Dummies style, Parkinson's Disease For Dummies will answer all your questions, and guide you through the process of finding your own answers as well. Keep your mind sharp, stay in shape, and keep your stress under control Life a full and satisfying life after a Parkinson's diagnosis Get the most current information on Parkinson's medications and treatments Learn the best ways to support loved ones living with Parkinson's With updates on the latest in alternative treatments, dementia, and young onset PD, Parkinson's Disease for Dummies is here to show you how you can keep a positive attitude and lead an active, productive life.

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Arthritis For Dummies

Published 06-15-2022

An easy-to-understand in-depth look at of one of the most common medical conditions in the world If you’re one of the 350 million people around the world who suffer from arthritis, you know how challenging it can be to live with it. And if you care for someone who has arthritis, you know how difficult it is to help your loved one live comfortably with the disease. Arthritis For Dummies was written for you. In it, you’ll find no-nonsense guidance based on the latest arthritis research, the straight goods on medications old and new, and up-to-date info on over 40 forms of the disease, including osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, gout, and more. You’ll also find: Ten new cutting-edge treatments for arthritis A complete rundown of medications for arthritis, including the very latest ones Diet strategies to help combat arthritis pain and improve joint function The best exercises for building stronger joints and easing arthritis pain Biomechanical techniques to help ward off joint damageAn essential handbook for all who suffer from arthritis, as well as their caregivers, friends, and family, Arthritis For Dummies is the all-in-one handbook that shows you how to control arthritis symptoms, deal with chronic pain, assemble a top-notch healthcare team, and do much to help others who suffer from the disease.

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Self-Care All-in-One For Dummies

Published 05-10-2022

Take charge of your personal health and well-being with this trusted, all-in-one guide to self-care There's an old saying that goes, "You can't pour from an empty cup." It means that you can't take care of others unless you take care of yourself. And it's never been truer than it is today. In Self-Care All-in-One For Dummies, you’ll master the fundamentals of making sure that your cup is always full, so you can give to others without draining your reserves of energy and health. From mindfulness to resilience, fitness, and clean eating, this comprehensive resource takes a holistic look at what it means to take care of yourself and offers you a how-to guide to healthy and fulfilling behaviors. In this book, you'll find: Concrete strategies for incorporating self-care practices into your busy, everyday life Discussions of how to manage stress and maintain a mindful and calm demeanor and attitude in the face of modern challenges An emphasis on being kind and gentle with yourself, ensuring that you don’t hold yourself to an impossible or unrealistic standard We're all looking to improve our lives, lift our spirits, and increase our well-being. Self-Care All-in-One For Dummies proves that, while perfection may be out of reach for all of us, you can make meaningful progress toward happiness and fulfilment by taking small, manageable steps towards a calmer, more grounded you.

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Dad's Guide to Pregnancy For Dummies

Published 05-10-2022

An invaluable handbook to being the best father-to-be you can be during one of the most exciting times of your life Dad’s Guide to Pregnancy For Dummies walks you through the ins and outs of how to best support your partner through the logistical, physical, and emotional challenges of pregnancy. Yes, we know that you won’t be doing the lion’s share of the work over the next nine months, but you can do your part by getting a head start on learning critical information about the ins and outs of pregnancy, labor and delivery, and the first few months of baby care. You’ll get the lowdown on topics like setting up a nursery, how to be helpful during childbirth, and the best way to change a diaper. You’ll even find advice about when to let other people in on the fact that you’re expecting. The book also offers: Comprehensive info on ultrasounds, caesarean sections, infertility treatments, and other pre-birth and birth-related subjects Brand-new updates on using a surrogate, sperm donation, and what dads can do when they won’t be physically present during the pregnancy Strategies for handling prenatal depression Full of authoritative and easy-to-follow tips and techniques to get you ready for the big day (and all the days that follow it), Dad’s Guide to Pregnancy For Dummies is your survival guide to pregnancy, childbirth, and fatherhood.

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Plant-Based Diet Cookbook For Dummies

Published 03-29-2022

Live longer, live healthier, and feel amazing with a plant-based diet A plant-based diet has been proved to be a healthy and balanced alternative to diets that include meat. Even more importantly, it can be absolutely delicious and fun! In Plant-Based Diet Cookbook For Dummies you'll get all the recipes you need to guide you through a durable lifestyle change that will boost your energy, lower inflammation, encourage a healthy weight, and reduce your risk of disease. With over 100 foolproof and engaging recipes, this life-changing book will help you: Get started from scratch with a plant-based diet that will save you money and time Discover new recipes and grocery shopping techniques that keep your fridge stocked with healthy, delicious food Learn how to navigate restaurants and social gatherings while maintaining your new lifestyle So, if you've been wondering if it's time to make a change to your diet and lifestyle, why not give the plant-based diet a try?

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Haircutting For Dummies

Published 01-19-2022

Your short cut to stylish home hairdressing Ever wondered if you could hack it at cutting your friends' and family's hair, or could even make it as a full-blown stylist? If you've got a little creative spark—a love of crafting or painting or a talent for home makeovers—and an obsessive yen to redo the dos you see around you, it's more than likely you can make the cut. The new edition of Haircutting For Dummies shows you how to draw out your inner artist and bring your ideas to glorious life on the heads of your nearest and dearest—and will help shave dollars off your beauty budget into the bargain! In a free-spirited, chatty style, master stylist and social media corporate beauty consultant Jeryl E. Spear sits you down for a comprehensive snip-and-tell overview of how to reproduce the latest short, medium, and long hairstyles, as well as fancying things up with cutting-edge techniques like slicing, notching, and layering. Jeryl also provides a drawerful of tips on the tools you'll need to get started. Get a grip on men's and women's styles Set up shop at home Choose your tools and keep them sharp Take the first steps to embracing a beauty career Packed with detailed illustrations and model shots to guide your work, this book has everything you need to begin the creative work of making everyone you know—and the world—a smarter, more beautiful place!

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Low-Carb Diet For Dummies

Published 01-06-2022

"Low-carb" doesn't have to mean "no-fun!" Low-carb diets are a hugely popular way to lose weight and stay healthy. But, contrary to what you may have heard, eating low-carb doesn't have to mean losing all your favorite foods and treats! In Low-Carb Diet For Dummies, you'll find an easy-to-follow guide to minimizing carbs while keeping the flavor by evaluating the quality of the carbs you do eat. You will learn to control—but not entirely eliminate (unless you want to)—the intake of refined sugars and flour by identifying and choosing whole, unprocessed food instead. You'll get fun and creative recipes that taste amazing, reduce the number on the scale, and improve your health. You'll also get: Great advice on incorporating heart-healthy and waist-slimming exercise into your new diet  Tips on how to maintain your low-carb lifestyle in the long-run  Strategies for responsibly indulging in the occasional carb-y food—because "low-carb" doesn't mean "no-carb!" Perfect for anyone dieting for a short-term goal, as well as those looking for a long-term lifestyle change, Low-Carb Diet For Dummies is your secret weapon to going low-carb without missing out on some of the world's greatest foods.

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