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Bodybuilding for Beginners by Kyle Hunt

5124Oipt0qL._SX403_BO1,204,203,200_Let me start off by saying that you don’t have to want to be ripped with big bulging muscles to get some good use out of this book. It has some great steps to help you tone your body and start getting into shape.

With that said, Bodybuilding for Beginners by Kyle Hunt is an excellent resource if you’re trying to get fit, no matter who you are. It’s more than a book about lifting weights, it’s a guide to building muscle and getting toned healthily.

The book starts with the basics, like finding a gym, making a workout plan, and listing essential techniques. It includes excellent nutrition tips, which makes it stand out. You don’t have to join a gym to benefit from this book; Most of the exercises can be done from home if you have the right equipment (and some of them require no equipment at all).

Starting with warm-ups, you’ll find fitness techniques for all the muscles you want to work on. The book finishes off with an actual 12-week guide filled with the exercises you need to do to build muscle and burn fat.

I got this cool book free from the publisher!

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Breathwork By Valerie Moselle

41ESq-O5iAL._SX322_BO1,204,203,200_CalmiGo is my go-to when I need to focus my breathing. CalmiGo is a handheld device that helps you take even breaths so that you can find calm (hence the name). I love it, but I also love learning more about how breathing helps with health and wellness, both physically and mentally.

Because I know the many health benefits of breathwork, I was happy to get a free copy of ‘Breathwork: A 3-Week Breathing Program‘ from the publisher. I was mesmerized from the moment I opened the book.

I like that the book is broken down into weekly lessons, and it’s about more than just breathing. There are body positions which help with breathing and relaxation.

From the typical yoga “breath of fire” to basic 3-minute baseline breathing, you will learn breaths to help you deal with anything life throws your way.

Not only do I recommend this book if you want more calm in your life, I highly suggest checking out CalmiGo for relaxed breathing on-the-go.

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Empath Empowerment In 30 Days

51rU3awSmhLI’m an empath. Baby, I was born this way. It’s not easy. Rose Rosetree knows the struggles of the empath, and that is what empowered her to write a book to help those of us who may still be struggling with our gift of empathy.

Empath Empowerment in 30 Days‘ is a guide that will take you deep into the mind of the empath. It touches base on narcissism, something you should know a little something about if you’re an empath.

Learn about your emotional intelligence. Learn how to protect yourself. Learn how to know when you’re clogged.

This is an impressive learning guide. I applaud Rosetree for sharing her knowledge and lessons with readers. There’s a lot of information in this 200+ page book. I recommend taking the entire month to get through it so that you’ll get the most out of the lessons and have a chance to hold onto all that you learn.

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Getting To Good: A Guided Journal by Elena Welsh

51BysSCJL1L._SX351_BO1,204,203,200_I am obsessed with journals this year, and Getting To Good is at the top of my favorites list. Why am I so into journals this year? I’ve tried the diary thing, and I also tossed them after a couple of years, not wanting to look back at the past. Guided journals, however, give you direction and they push you to be more positive. Oh, I’m journaling without the guides as well, but each journal I have has a specific duty.

Getting To Good forces you to focus on the things that make you happy. It contains entries like “What type of friend do you want to be?” and “List what fuels you” with specific areas to think about.

This book will do more than make you focus on positivity, it will fuel your fire to be a better person, chase your dreams, and even treat yourself better.

I definitely recommend this book if you’re trying to better your life and be a happier person.

 

 

I got this book for free from the publisher for this unbiased review.

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The Healing Power Of Herbs by Tina Sams

41sAS4igiSL._SX404_BO1,204,203,200_Whether you’re new to herbal healing or you’re looking for some new recipes to try out when it comes to herbal medicine, The Healing Power Of Herbs offers some good information to get you on a healthier life path.

Within the pages of this book, you’ll learn the basic uses of 30 common herbs that you can grow right in your own home or backyard. Along with the information on the herbs, the author also shares some of her tried and true recipes that will assist you in healing what ails you.

What I loved most about this book is the way it is put together. Each section focuses on one herb (in alphabetical order). The recipes for each herb are right there with the basic information on it. It’s easier to find the recipe you’re looking for this way, instead of having them all thrown together after you read about each individual herb. And, if you find yourself unable to pinpoint an herb or recipe you were looking for, there is a remedy index and an ailment index.

 

This book was free from the publisher. This is an unbiased review.

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Anger Management Workbook For Kids by Samantha Snowden, MA

51kVJoaew8L._SX398_BO1,204,203,200_As a Holistic Life Coach and Spiritual Counselor, I love reading books that give me insight in helping people of all ages. When I was working toward my life coaching degree I took a class in anger management, and the ways we express and deal with anger have always intrigued me.

I was fascinated with this Anger Management Workbook For Kids. In fact, I feel like plenty of the fun activities and tips within this book could be used for adults too. Some of us act just like children when we’re mad, don’t we?

This book is an amazing workbook that will help any child dealing with anger issues find new ways to express feelings of annoyance, frustration, and more. Every page has activities and questions that help children learn to pay attention to anger and how it makes them feel. They’ll learn what triggers anger for them, and how to just let it go.

My absolute favorite part of this book is the final quarter of it. This is where the author gets more in-depth with the natural ways you can decrease anger – like using breathing techniques and guided meditation.

This is an absolute must-have book for parents that want their children to learn healthy ways to cope with feelings of anger, even if it’s something as small as a wrinkled forehead because it’s time for bed!

I received this book free from the publisher, and this is an honest and unbiased review.

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Pilates For Beginners by Katherine Corp and Kimberly Corp

51ORbD-OR7L._SX260_I got into Pilates when I picked up a video that combined Yoga and Pilates together. I enjoyed the higher intensity (at the time) of Pilates and found it meshed well with the lower intensity and flow of Yoga. Since then, my husband has started doing Pilates. We like the focus on the core you get from this type of workout.

We’ve both been doing Pilates enough to feel like we’re no longer beginners, but we’re still new to this type of fitness. Because of that, I figured a book on Pilates that was geared toward the beginner would be a great addition to both our home library and our workout reference materials.

I like that there are plenty of pictures in this book so you can see what you’re supposed to be doing. However, it’s also rife with words – so you get to read the step-by-step instructions to ensure you’re doing each move correctly.

Even if you have some Pilates videos, or follow along with classes online, this book is still beneficial to you. Why? Well, aside from walking you through the basic moves of this workout regimen, Pilates For Beginners also includes some useful information that will help you do it right!

My favorite parts of the book are the visualizations and the precautions. The visualizations let you know how to picture your body to help you properly do each move (like picturing yourself as a tree…). The precautions let you know if this is a safe position for you to take or not depending on health conditions and other factors.

This is an A+ book, and it would make an excellent gift for the newly fitness-minded person in your life!

I received this book free from the publisher, and this is an honest and unbiased review.