Need new lunch-hour material? We’ve rounded up the most useful takeaways from top new health titles, so you can fast-track your way to ultimate wellness.
Summer Fit All Year Round by Sally Fitzgibbons
If anyone knows how to keep on top of the health game, it’s world-champ surfer Sally Fitzgibbons. She’s developed a detailed four-week food and fitness plan (complete with heaps of yummy recipes) that will help you take care of your mind, body and spirit no matter what the season. Her top tip? Start the day off right. The Aussie athlete swears by a 10min morning meditation to keep her centred and focused.
You Do You: How to be Who You Are and Use What You’ve Got to Get What You Want by Sarah Knight
Yup, you’d be forgiven for thinking it was simply an expression reserved for Insta tiles. But in 2018, ‘you do you’ is practically a movement. Knight, the internationally bestselling author of The Life-Changing Magic Of Not Giving a F**k, has devised a straight-talking guide to standing up for who you are and what you want, need and deserve. The idea is that harnessing your own quirks and weirdness will boost your confidence and, in turn, nix insecurities.
F*cked: Being Sexually Explorative and Self-Confident in a World That’s Screwed by Corinne Fisher and Krystyna Hutchinson
From the comedian hosts behind top-rated US podcast Guys We F****d comes a funny, raw and refreshingly real sex-ed book that will resonate with anyone fed up with double standards in the bedroom. The premise? We need to squash the stigma associated with female desire. That means being upfront about our kinks and fantasies, having honest conversations with our partners and owning our sexuality.
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Buddhism For The Unbelievably Busy by Meshel Laurie
These days, we’re almost hardwired to be busy. Between work demands, family responsibilities and social commitments, sometimes it can feel like you’re just treading water. Laurie’s secret to sanity? Stop the consumerism. The comedian and media personality believes in the Buddhist theory that busyness is partly a result of our tendency to “treat-seek” when we’re overwhelmed. In this book, she rounds up all her favourite teachings, ideas and spiritual beliefs to help us free ourselves from the daily grind.
Open Wide by Melissa Ambrosini
Want to experience mind-blowing, heart- expanding connections? Of course you do. Ambrosini explains that by taking time for self-reflection, you’ll set a precedent for all other relationships in your life. “If you don’t treat yourself with love, why would other people treat you with love?” she writes. Turning regular dating advice on its head, this guide is packed full of practical info. Think: how to learn your worth, unleash your orgasmic energy and unveil your inner goddess.
Immune: How Your Body Defends and Protects You by Catherine Carver
Fact: the human body is pretty darn incredible. It houses an army of billions of soldiers championing the war between us and microscopic enemies. But how do they know what to attack and what to defend? And why are some diseases harder to fight than others? In this intriguing read, science academic Carver answers every question about how our internal surveillance system works and how we can use its power to stop sickness for good.