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How to access these resources
If you would like to borrow any of the books listed and they are not located at your home College, please ask Library staff to request it for you.
Library staff are professionals and will treat your request with respect and discretion. They won't divulge any information about what you have borrowed.
The full list of books to support you during difficult times can be accessed here - Reading Well books
How to be healthy - Books
Cooking Without by
Publication Date: 2000
The recipes in 'Cooking Without' obtain their flavour from ingredients that are health promoting rather than high levels of salt, fat or sugar. Ingredients such as gluten, dairy produce and yeast, which cause many individuals to have health problems, have also been excluded.
Cycling for Fitness by
Publication Date: 2000
This is a practical handbook for regular exercisers and active sports participants who are keen to learn more about the invaluable contribution cycling can make to a well-balanced training programme. It answers key question such as what does cycling have to offer me?; which form of cycling should I choose?; what should I look for when choosing a bike?; how shuld I plan my training prgramme?: how useful are heart rate monitors and cycle computers?; what should I eat and drink to enhance my training?
Get fit running by
Publication Date: 2005
Running offers you a great way to get around - and improves your level of health and well-being at the same time. Whatever your motivation, Get Fit: Running contains practical advice to help you buy the right gear, avoid injury, run safely, and improve fitness, with achievable training goals to keep you focused.
Get fit swimming by
Publication Date: 2006
Get Fit: Swimming is the essential practical handbook that no new swimmer should be without. Whether you want to swim for pleasure or simply to get fir and lose weight, swimming offers you a great way to improve your level of health and well-being. Whatever your motivation, this handy pocket-sized book offers all the practical advice you need to get started.
The Happy Handbook by
Publication Date: 2010
The Happy Handbook aims to provide you with a compendium of modern life skills and tools to help you to thrive in the twenty tens and embrace modern living in the happiest, healthiest and most positive way. You will discover information on 25 essential life skills and each one is summarised with useful tips to support you in improving the quality of your life.
Nourish : mind, body & soul by
Publication Date: 2014
Deliciously healthy is what we all aspire to be. We get so much more out of life when we feel positive and energized and therefor it is such a shame when the everyday pressures of life build up and we find ourselves doing almost anything simply to get by and end up a long way from the ideal that we still wistfully have in mind.
Swimming for Fitness by
Publication Date: 2001
From useful swimming equipment to tips on training for distance, speed and strength, this practical handbook contains advice about all aspects of swimming, as well as a variety of progressive training programmes.
How to be healthy - Websites
Big White Wall
Big White Wall offers anonymous online mental health support 24 hours a day 7 days a week.
At Big White Wall you can speak to someone who understands what you are going through, anytime, anywhere.
Eat Better, Feel Better
Eat Better Feel Better can help you make changes to how you shop, cook and eat, so you and your family can eat better and feel better. From tips to recipes to advice, you'll find all the help you need.
NHS Choices - Exercise
If exercise were a pill, it would be one of the most cost-effective drugs ever invented. Find out how you could benefit from being more physically active.
NHS Inform - Self-help guides
Find out what you can do to look after your mental and physical wellbeing with advice on a variety of health issues.
One You - for your body
Being healthier is not just about doing the right thing – it's about making changes to fit your lifestyle and make you feel good.
Save the Student!
Advice on shopping on a budget as a student.
The Student Room - Benefits of Exercise
Explains the benefits to your studies if you maintain an exercise regime.
Take Life On
Advice on getting active, eating healthier, etc. from the Scottish Government.
Think Positive is NUS Scotland’s student mental health project. The project aims to find ways to support students experiencing mental ill health, tackle stigma and discrimination, and promote wellbeing in colleges and universities