Pretty Happy: Healthy Ways to Love Your Body by Kate HudsonPretty Happy: Healthy Ways to Love Your Body by Kate Hudson

Pretty Happy: Healthy Ways to Love Your Body

byKate Hudson

Hardcover | February 16, 2016

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I didn’t just wake up one day understanding how to take care of myself. I had to learn how to do so over time, and I continue to learn—each and every day. This is a process, and my body is constantly changing. So is yours. And when I learned how to accept that I will always be like this, I relaxed. Our bodies do not stand still for time.

When you understand yourself and connect to how you can become body smart, you realize pretty quickly that the perfect, the ideal is not the goal. Instead, the goal is feeling good in your body. That’s what leads to confidence, to feeling and looking fit, and being pretty happy. Doesn’t that sound great? I think so! 

In almost every interview she gives, Kate Hudson is asked the same questions: What do you eat? How do you stay so fit? What workout do you do? What’s your secret? Well, the secret is that the sound bites the media loves so much don’t tell the story, and the steps you need to take to have a healthy, vibrant and happy life can’t be captured in a short interview. The key to living well, and healthy, is to plug into what your body needs, understanding that one size does not fit all, all the time, and being truly honest with yourself about your goals and desires.

Like everyone else, Kate is constantly on the move, with a life full of work, family, responsibilities and relationships. In Pretty Happy, Kate shows how she honors her relationship with herself through exercise, making the right choices about what she eats, and constantly going back to the drawing board and starting fresh, instead of holding herself to unrealistic standards of perfection and giving up when she falls short. Focusing on the Four Pillars of Health to enhance her well-being, Pretty Happy shows the benefits of:

  • Cultivating an Intuitive Relationship With Your Body
  • Eating Well
  • Awakening Your Body through movement
  • The Miracle of Mindfullness

Full of questionnaires to help you assess your Body Type and your stress levels, advice about cleanses and keeping your diet and body balanced, and plenty of interactive Drawing Board exercises, Pretty Happy is a beautiful, insightful, and personal look at health from the inside out, an authentic plan for an authentic life from a woman who truly lives what she speaks.

“Kate Hudson’s Pretty Happy is a smart, insightful and realistic primer for making healthy habits part of your everyday life. I met Kate in person, and judging by my impression of her, she must be doing things right. From exercise to mindfulness to knowing what your body really needs to thrive, she pushes you to throw away your ideas around perfection and find your own Pretty Happy.”—Alejandro Junger, New York Times bestselling author of Clean, Clean Gut, and Clean Eats

“Though it may seem like sporting that signature winning smile is her natural state of being, Kate Hudson’s path to happiness is an active one. She refuses to wait for happy to happen. Instead, Pretty Happy details all the ways she makes it a priority every day. Honoring our bodies with clean eating and smart cleansing, our minds with meditation, our purpose with authenticity, and our fun with spontaneity, playfulness and pole dancing - yes! - this is a hands-on approach to owning our potential. And if you've ever found yourself wondering how she maintains that famous bod, Kate is spilling the beans on that, too in her trademark best friend-who's-been-there style - lucky us!”—Daphne Oz

Title:Pretty Happy: Healthy Ways to Love Your BodyFormat:HardcoverDimensions:256 pages, 9.12 × 7.38 × 0.87 inPublished:February 16, 2016Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0062434233

ISBN - 13:9780062434234

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Couldn't put it down Definitely one of my favourite lifestyle books, really good read. Very well put together and appealing to the eye
Date published: 2017-08-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Enjoyed this book Interesting book with good tips and ideas, like her view & balanced lifestyle.
Date published: 2017-06-28
Rated 3 out of 5 by from It's ok I had a tough time getting into this book and couldn't finish it. I have nothing against her, just couldn't get through it.
Date published: 2017-03-26
Rated 2 out of 5 by from I just couldn't get into it... I found the narrative to be repetitive with a lot of preamble. The credentials of the "doctor" behind the alcaline diet are currently under scrutiny which is another turn off. On the positive side, it has lots of lovely pictures and illustrations.
Date published: 2017-02-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from surprised I was surprised by this book considering Kate Hudson is mainly an actress. Opened my eyes to her being more than that. A great read and very insightful and helpful.
Date published: 2017-02-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great book! loved reading this - helpfultips
Date published: 2017-02-01
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Alright I found her writing very repetitive but it makes a good coffee table book
Date published: 2017-02-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for mindfulness of the body I bought this book at the beginning of last year- It really helped me to be mindful of my body,and get on track for the new years resolutions! I highly recommend it!
Date published: 2017-01-22
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Nice Read It was a good review over reminding us to love the body were in.
Date published: 2017-01-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice book! It had a lot of resources and information, but I felt like a lot of it was repeated. I liked the board exercises throughout the book
Date published: 2017-01-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice book! I liked reading it, and it comes with a lot of resources and info, but I felt like a lot of the stuff was pretty repeated. I did like the board exercises throughout the book!
Date published: 2017-01-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Inspiring A really inspiring book. I haven't been able to read the entire thing yet but she has some really good tips. My mom read my copy and liked it so much she bought her own! Some really unique opinions and advice. Plus it's a beautiful book.
Date published: 2016-11-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved this book! I bought this book awhile ago and I love it so much I keep reading it over and over. Inspirational book that guides you through everyday life with healthy life choices
Date published: 2016-11-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Useful info This book has a lot of useful information that really breaks things down that you can actually use in your day to day life. Has some good recipes and quizzes in there too.
Date published: 2016-11-05
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Poor editing :( The book had quizzes/tests...the marking of scores did not add up to the description that aligned with your numbers...they were backwards...this happened on two different quizzes in the book. This shows poor editing. I lost interest in the book due to this flaw. One word - proofread.
Date published: 2016-05-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Puts all the basics together! I really enjoyed this book. It put all the basic pillars of well being together.
Date published: 2016-03-06

Editorial Reviews

This guide to becoming “pretty happy” is a simply charming path to calm self-confidence.