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    Page-turners to help you lose weight, get fit, eat right and keep up with all those New Year resolutions

    Valuable fitness tips, backed by celebrities who are in great shape a�� your goals of a perfect sculpted body is as easy as picking up a book. The Indian market is obliging with the latest crop of tomes offering gems like theA�myth bustingA�fitnessA�remediesA�inA�The Great Indian Diet, chalk treadmill workouts fromA�TheA�Ultimate Treadmill WorkoutA�or foam rolling inA�Taller Slimmer and Younger.A�a�?In terms of getting visibility,A�havingA�celebrityA�authors helps, as it gives a general idea of the content and itsA�credibility. TheA�amount ofA�researchA�gone into the content also counts when it comesA�to audience appeal,a�? says Caroline Newbury, VP of marketing and publicity for Random House India.

    Taller, Slimmer,A� Younger
    a�� Lauren Roxburgh
    Published by Ballantine Books;A�approx Rs 2,341
    Known for her expertise with the currently trending foam-rolling workouts,A�Lauren Roxburgh was featured in Top 50 Hottest Trainers in America (2014) by Shape magazine. She has trained celebrities like Gwyneth Paltrow, Melissa Rauch of Big Bang TheoryA�fame, and two-time NBA All-Star Baron Davis. Her bookA�Taller, Slimmer, YoungerA�will be available in India fromA�FebruaryA�2. She describes the fitness regimen for connective tissue,A�fascia, thatA�wraps around our muscles and organs and keeps them in place.A�Her book explains how foam rolling techniques also help in reshaping and elongating muscles, for extended and tension-free youthfulness. Details:A�amazon.com

    Indian Superfoods
    a�� Rujuta Diwekar
    Published by Juggernaut; TBA
    Mumbai-based author Rujuta Diwekar rues the fact that the green bananas available ten years ago have now been replaced with yellow or itsA�Californian version. This is just one of the examples that she quotesA�withA�referenceA�to her upcoming novel,A�IndianA�Superfoods, which isA�her quest to bring the attention back to our traditional foods. One of Indiaa��s first celebrity nutritionsts, she has helpedA�industrialistA�Anil AmbaniA�and actors likeA�Kareena Kapoor, Karisma Kapoor,A�Anupam Kher andA�Richa Chadda change their eating habits for the better.A� She wishes toA�documentA�the tried and tested oral wisdom of food, now replaced by the current mono-diet. Details:A�books@juggernaut.in

    Jelly Belly
    a�� Dr Aparna Sanantham
    Published by HarperCollins India; Rs 250
    Dr Anjali Tendulkar and her cricketerA�husband Sachin Tendulkar launched Jelly Belly last monthA�in Mumbai.A�It is written by the beauty and wellness consultant from Mumbai, Dr Aparna Sanantham, who is their childhood friend and who reportedly brainstormed ideas for fitness and healthy living with the duo.A�TheA�author ofA�Skin DeepA�(2010) fame, she talks about prevention and remedies for the dreadedA�belly-bulge by combining modernA�medicinesA�withA�traditionalA�remedies.A�It is also about motivatingA�readers to prioritise their fitness amidst their family and work commitments.Available at Landmark. Details: 23746974

    The Great Indian Diet
    – Shilpa Shetty
    Published by Random House India; Rs.299
    In an attempt to break the mindset that Indian food is generally unhealthy,A�actress Shilpa Shetty Kundra co-authoredA�The Great Indian DietA�with Mumbai-basedA�internationalA�fitness consultantA�and cancer specialist, Luke Cutinho. TheirA�researchA�highlights the nutritionalA�benefitsA�of locally grown vegetables, with Kundraa��sA�ownA�recipes which helped her shed 32 kgs in four and a half months after herA�pregnancy. Cutinho also gives inputs on howA�he used the Indian diet to heal some of his patients. The book was launched with much fanfare in Mumbai in November, amongst personalities like AmitabhA�BachchanA�and Anil Kapoor. Available at Starmark. Details:A�64550262

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