’I really enjoyed reading it as not only was it informative and interesting but left me wanting to improve my lifestyle and stay as fit and well as I possibly can.’
Title: Sorted : The active woman’s guide to health
Author: Dr Juliet McGrattan
Reviewer: Nicola Hamilton, Community Staff Nurse, Northamptonshire Healthcare Foundation Trust
What was it like?
Loved reading this book! It is like a best friend for health and fitness conscious women of any age with topics ranging from mental health, being a new mum and the menopause. It discusses in an accessible, understandable way what common illnesses to look out for, points of concern and positive suggestions to maximise personal wellbeing. Real life personal experiences / case histories from female healthcare professionals, busy mums and fitness enthusiasts are parachuted in to maintain interest and introduce a personal rapport with the reader. Also more detailed information on key heath issues like irritable bowel disease, painful periods and exercise are included.
I really enjoyed reading it as not only was it informative and interesting but left me wanting to improve my lifestyle and stay as fit and well as I possibly can.
What were the highlights?
The use of different coloured text boxes and images in the book and the way the author dealt with a different health issue in each chapter both contributed to making the book a fun and interesting read. It also made it easy to use for quick reference if the reader had any concerns, questions that needed answering.
The book cover was eye-catching and modern with a strong identity.
Strengths & weaknesses:
Strengths were as per highlights and I honestly can’t think of a negative!
Who should read it?
The book’s target market would be women between the ages of 20 to 50 however any woman with an interest in their health and how to be the healthiest version of themselves possible would enjoy it.