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​Stretch your muscles and your mind. Our selection of books explores the physical as well as the philosophical challenges in life. Some titles come in large print. This list updates when we add new titles to our collection. 

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Sleep easy by Bernice Tuffery

Sleep easy

Bernice Tuffery

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"Bad sleep sucks. Sleep deficiency defies our biology and sabotages our days. Yet more than a third of us struggle to get to sleep or stay asleep at night. We can shake off the odd sleepless night, but when sleep difficulties persist, things start to...

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The well gardened mind by Sue Stuart-Smith

The well gardened mind

Sue Stuart-Smith

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"How can getting outdoors help us to look after our mental health? In a powerful combination of contemporary neuroscience, psychoanalysis and brilliant storytelling, The Well Gardened Mind investigates the magic that many gardeners have known for yea...

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Ageless by Andrew Steele

Ageless

Andrew Steele

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"A startling chronicle by a brilliant young scientist takes us onto the frontiers of the science of aging, and reveals how close we are to an astonishing extension of our life spans and a vastly improved quality of life in our later years. Aging--not...

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The book of overthinking by Gwendoline Smith

The book of overthinking

Gwendoline Smith

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"Overthinking is also known as worrying or ruminating and it's a form of anxiety that many people suffer from. Psychologist and bestselling author Gwendoline Smith explains in clear and simple language the concepts of positive and negative overthinking,...

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Sleepless by Anders Bortne

Sleepless

Anders Bortne

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"Anders Bortne enjoys a good life in Oslo. Happily married with two delightful children, he works as a speechwriter and has a cartoon strip in the newspaper. But Anders has been sleepless for 16 years and it's taking a toll. No remedy has gone untested;...

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The great secret by Jennet Conant

The great secret

Jennet Conant

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"The gripping story of a chemical weapons catastrophe, its cover-up, and how one army doctor's discovery led to the development of chemotherapy. On the night of December 2, 1943, the Luftwaffe bombed a critical Allied port in Bari, Italy, sinking sev...

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Maybe you should talk to someone by Lori Gottlieb

Maybe you should talk to someone

Lori Gottlieb

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"As a therapist, Lori knows a lot about pain, about the ways in which pain is tied to loss, and how change and loss travel together. She knows how affirming it feels to blame the outside world for her frustrations, to deny ownership of whatever role she...

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Fake by Stephanie Wood

Fake

Stephanie Wood

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"Women the world over are brought up to hope, even expect, to find the man of their dreams, marry and live happily ever after. When Stephanie Woods meets a sweet, sophisticated man who owns land and businesses, she embarks on an exhilarating romance with...

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Age later by Nir Barzilai

Age later

Nir Barzilai

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"How do some people avoid the slowing down, deteriorating, and weakening that plagues many of their peers decades earlier? Are they just lucky? Or do they know something the rest of us don't? Is it possible to grow older without getting sicker? What if...

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The body by Bill Bryson

The body

Bill Bryson

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"'We spend our whole lives in one body and yet most of us have practically no idea how it works and what goes on inside it. The idea of the book is simply to try to understand the extraordinary contraption that is us.' Bill Bryson sets off to explore...

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Exercised by Daniel E. Lieberman

Exercised

Daniel E. Lieberman

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"This highly engaging landmark work, a natural history of exercise--by the author of the best seller The Story of the Human Body--seeks to answer a fundamental question: were you born to run or rest The first three parts of Exercised roughly follow t...

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Tamam Shud by Kerry Greenwood

Tamam Shud

Kerry Greenwood

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In 1948, a man was found dead on Somerton Beach in Adelaide, Australia. Well-dressed and unmarked, he had a half-smoked cigarette by his side, but no identity documents. Decades later, the Somerton Man's identity and death remain mysteries. From his ...

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Can you hear me? by Jake Jones

Can you hear me?

Jake Jones

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"A young man has stopped breathing in a supermarket toilet. A pedestrian with a nasty head injury won't let the crew near him on a busy road. A newborn baby is worryingly silent. An addict urinates on the ambulance floor when denied a fix. This is the...

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The lady's handbook for her mysterious illness by Sarah Ramey

The lady's handbook for her mysterious illness

Sarah Ramey

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"The darkly funny memoir of Sarah Ramey's years-long battle with a mysterious illness that doctors thought was all in her head--but wasn't. A revelation and an inspiration for millions of women whose legitimate health complaints are ignored. In her h...

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The natural health service by Isabel Hardman

The natural health service

Isabel Hardman

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In 2016, Isabel Hardman's mind "stopped working" as she fell prey to severe depression and anxiety. She took long-term sick leave and, despite several relapses, has returned to work with a much-improved ability to cope, having since become one of the...

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The XX brain by Lisa Mosconi

The XX brain

Lisa Mosconi

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"Women are twice as likely as men to be diagnosed with Alzheimer's Disease, and women are far more likely than men to suffer from anxiety, depression, migraines, brain injuries and strokes. The XX Brain reveals groundbreaking research showing that wo...

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Thinsanity by Graham Mackintosh

Thinsanity

Graham Mackintosh

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"We are becoming more and more obsessed with being thin ... as we get fatter and fatter! The craziest part is that most weight loss 'solutions' are actually part of the problem. Diet and exercise programs fail 97% of people in the long-term, resulting...

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999 by Dan Farnworth

999

Dan Farnworth

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"Dan Farnworth brings vividly to life his astonishing experiences as a medic working on the frontline of the UK Ambulance Service. When the 999 call goes out, he has little idea what he will find - and how he will cope with the challenges he faces when...

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Mindfulness for insomnia by Catherine Polan Orzech

Mindfulness for insomnia

Catherine Polan Orzech

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"If you're one of countless people who suffer from insomnia and its negative effects, the soothing mindfulness practices in this book will help ease you back to truly restorative sleep. Here, you'll learn how to break the cycle of anxious thinking, r...

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Volume control by David Owen

Volume control

David Owen

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"The surprising science of hearing and the remarkable technologies that can help us hear better. Our sense of hearing makes it easy to connect with the world and the people around us. The human system for processing sound is a biological marvel, an i...

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How death becomes life by Joshua D. Mezrich

How death becomes life

Joshua D. Mezrich

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"A gifted surgeon illuminates one of the most awe-inspiring achievements of modern-day medicine: the movement of organs between bodies. At the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Dr. Joshua Mezrich creates life from loss,...

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Seven signs of life by Aoife Abbey

Seven signs of life

Aoife Abbey

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What if your ability to manage your emotions was the difference between life and death? For an Intensive Care doctor, this is part of the job. Fear in the eyes of a terminally ill patient. Grief when you make a potentially fatal mistake. Disgust at caring...

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The nature cure by Andreas Michalsen

The nature cure

Andreas Michalsen

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"Average life expectancy is higher today than at any other period in our history, but our prolonged lives have come at a price: a rise in chronic disease. Naturopathy, or natural medicine, focuses on uncovering the roots of health and resilience. It works...

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Our wild calling by Richard Louv

Our wild calling

Richard Louv

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"The author shows how cultivating the powerful, mysterious, and fragile bond between humans and other animals can improve our mental, physical, and spiritual health, protect our planet, and serve as an antidote to the loneliness of our species."--Provided...

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The rabbit effect by Kelli Harding

The rabbit effect

Kelli Harding

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"Discover an eye-opening and provocative new way to look at our health based on the latest groundbreaking discoveries in the science of compassion, kindness, and human connection. For all of its rigor and science, medicine is full of stories--mysteri...

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