This book analyses the role of technology in the realm of health. Health apps can promote medicalization and the idea that health is an individual matter, rather than a political and social one.
The authors base their arguments around three theoretical frameworks. Quantification: the growing importance in our society of markers, rankings, and scores, which thanks to digital devices is fueled by the ease with which it is now possible to collect data. Gamification: a powerful trend in digital
society, using playful features to transform what are seen as dull tasks into competitive and appealing ones. Gamified self-tracking seemingly increases our productivity without oppressing us with apparent self-governance. Finally, Medicalization: a growing social phenomenon of the transformation
of a 'normal' condition into something pathological. Several health apps presuppose a conception of the user as an individualized subject divorced from any social determinants of health. The authors investigate the possibility of people sharing their most private states leading to new forms of
Alongside this negative vision of medicalization the authors recover the now-rare concept of positive medicalization, looking at how apps can work as positive self-help devices though promoting a medical framework. A selection of digital programs related to fitness in the workplace are also
presented and discussed.
Are you wondering what the hell has happened to you since you hit 40? You’re not alone! Millions of women over 40 worldwide are suffering needlessly. Stressed out and exhausted, struggling to lose weight, suffering mood swings and PMS, or hot flushes and night sweats, life can seem like one
big struggle.What many women don’t realize is that the key to sustainable weight loss, vitality and balance is not the latest fad diet or fitness programme. For women over 40, the answer is to take back control of your hormones!It’s Not You, It’s Your Hormones is the essential
guide for every woman over 40, providing natural and practical solutions to fight fat, fatigue and hormone havoc.
A comprehensive guide to the female menopause, written for men to help them understand this often perplexing topic. It addresses all the important aspects of the menopause, including the physical, psychological, genito-urinary and long term symptoms that can occur. It gives essential information on
options available to cope with those symptoms plus good advice for men (and women!) on practical lifestyle choices. Short and easy to dip in and out of, with humorous illustrations and practical tips for what you can do (and what NOT to say), this is your essential handbook for surviving the change
in YOUR life.
Uncover your inherent masteryTake charge of your life; step into your true powerRun your mind like a master; claim your higher giftsHave you been on your path of personal transformation and spiritual growth for a while now, worked through your old fears and doubts, and learned the lessons of life?
Now you are ready for the great work – that of Mastery.The Foundations of Mastery takes personal development to a level of self-mastery. Drawing on principles of esoteric psychology, spirituality, ancient wisdom and modern-day quantum physics, this book equips you to master your mind, body,
energy, emotions and soul.A practical, interactive guide, The Foundations of Mastery offers:powerful, yet simple practices, tools and visualisations for mental, emotional and spiritual empowermentthe ‘how’ of the mastery mindset that empowers you to flow with life intuitively and create
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your ability to manifest abundance, happiness and fulfilment in your life.
Yoga for Happy Mums focuses on the real issues that mums of young children face: lack of sleep, low energy levels, stress, negative emotions (anxiety, guilt, depression, anger and irritability), fluctuating hormones, a weakened immune system, issues with body confidence and difficulties with
addictions and relationships. Each chapter includes a discussion about how the particular issue applies to mums, a questionnaire so you can identify which are particularly relevant to you, some suggested points for reflection, guidance from the Kundalini Yoga tradition (including Top Tips such as
dietary suggestions), a breathing practice, a physical Yoga set and a meditation. The book is fully illustrated, with easy-to-understand instructions so that you can practise at home. You do not need any previous experience, or to be particularly flexible or physically fit in order to practise these
sets. Kundalini Yoga is a comprehensive form of Yoga that uses the breath, sound (mantra), postures and meditation. It is an ancient tradition which can empower you to meet the challenges of modern life with grace and equanimity. Unlike other forms of Yoga which were originally practiced in
isolation, Kundalini Yoga has always been a householder's yoga, designed for people with the commitments of family and work.