Sunday, 10 April 2016

4 Books To Help You Create A Positive & Healthy Lifestyle

Books books books! 
I bloomin' love books and reading in general for that matter so whilst delving into my mission of health, fitness and mindfulness recently I've come across a few books that have resonated with me so much that I feel a blog post is in order to share them all with you. From quotes to tips - these 4 books have become permanent fixtures on my bedside table.

First up - Start Your Day With Katie by Katie Piper. I have actually had this book for years but never, ever get bored of it. 
Each day there is a lovely quote or uplifting and positive message to start your day with. I have shared snaps of this book so many times across social media and I'm always getting asked what it is - is it a book? is it a diary? So here it is! 
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Next we have Health Hacks by Esme Floyd - a book I actually found on ASOS!
This handbag sized book is full of 500 simple solutions to help with everything from migraines and nausea to sleep and weight-loss.
Quick and easy snippets to guide you with more or less any symptom - dip in whenever you want more information on a health concern or problem! Definitley one to take on holiday with you too!
I literally can not recommend this enough - now to invest in the rest of the collection.... beauty hacks and fashion hacks!
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Calm is a book that came into my life whilst taking part in #calmday earlier this month and wow - this book is amazing. 
You may have heard of the Calm app  (which I've just started using and it is brilliant) but you can now create a peaceful, calm environment and mentality with your very own book by Michael Acton Smith.  
This book is FULL to the brim with different tips, techniques, things to do, facts and ideas to help you along the way.
The book is divided into eight sections including Nature, Travel, Relationships & Food, this is the perfect thing to pick up as and when you need it to help you in any aspect of your life.

There's gorgeous imagery and fantastic bits for you to fill out yourself - just head to Twitter and search #calmday to check out some of the gorgeous pages inside! If you're an anxiety sufferer/worrier like myself I highly believe this book and the matching app are  fantastic ways to help ease any negative feelings you may have.
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Last but not least is 'The Feelgood Plan: Happier, Healthier and Slimmer in 15 Minutes a Day'. This book is by Dalton Wong, Jennifer Lawrence's very own personal trainer - and I mean.... if it's good enough for J-Law, then - gimme gimme!

'Dalton taught me how to eat, move and live a delicious but healthy life' - Jennifer Lawrence

First of all I just want to say the layout of this book is incredible! It's so easy to follow, keeps my attention and Dalton along with fellow author Kate Faithfull-Williams have literally thought of everything!
Not matter what stage of fitness or health you are in this is a winner, the attitude behind it is everything I need to help me stay motivated and on the right path for me and my life.
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Do you have any books recommendations? Leave them in the comments below! 


  1. I love the look of the calm book - I've been meaning to get my hands on it for a while!

    Hannah | Oh January

  2. I want ALL of these - I've saved this post so that next time I decide to buy a new book I have remembered how much I want them! I've got 'The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up' and it really helped me (a self-confessed untidy person) see the importance of tidying and how to keep everything neat without too much upkeep.

    Steph -

  3. I've heard such great things about Katie Piper's book - I may have to pick it up for myself as a lovely coffee table book. x


  4. I've been seeing the calm book everywhere, I definitely need to get my hands on it!

    Jodie //

  5. Calm is my favourite (both the app and book!) and I find myself turning to it whenever I feel really anxious!

  6. I've heard so much about the Calm book so it's definitely on my TBR list and Health Hacks looks/sounds amazing!! Cannot wait to get!

    Dee | PromptsbyDee xoxo

  7. I've got the Calm book but haven't had a chance to look through it properly yet, so I really must make some time for it! And I've been wanting to get my hands on Katie's book for ages now, again, I must just pop it in my Amazon basket! The other two books look really great, so thank you for the recommendations! I love posts like this - it's always fun to hear about what other people find helpful!

    Jenny xx

  8. Since I read so much fiction books, I never really consider non fiction but some of these seem like they could be SO helpful, love the idea of the Calm one - think we could all use that!

    Musings & More

  9. Oh my goodness! I want all these books
    Great choices thank you x

  10. I have health hacks and I love it! perfect book :D
    Pam xo/ Pam Scalfi♥

  11. Definitely want to take a look at Health hacks! You're so right about Calm, it is the BEST book, i adore it.
    Lucy xoxo

  12. I want them all, they all sound like life-changing, must-have reads. I need. Thank you for sharing, I'll have to check these out x

    Kiran |

  13. Ohh, these books are very intriguing, especially Calm and Start Your Day With Katie. I've added these books to my Amazon wish-list and I will be downloading the Calm app as well!

    This is such an insightful post, Kirstie, and I look forward to seeing more like this!


  14. Lovely post! I really want to get my hands on the calm book since I'm an anxiety sufferer. This post was great to give me an insight into it xx

    Lauren |

  15. The health hacks book deff sounds like one I would love!

  16. Calm is one of those books I pick up every time go to a bookshop, but for some reason I've never bought it! Love the idea of that Katie Piper one too - some mornings I really need a bit of inspiration.

  17. Fab post, I need to grab some new books so have added some of these to my list!
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  19. I've seen that Calm book in UO a few times now so I will def pick it up!

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