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Feel Better In 5: Your Daily Plan to Feel Great for Life

4.23  ·  Rating details ·  1,244 ratings  ·  148 reviews
'One of the most influential doctors in the country' Chris Evans
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It only takes 5 minutes to start changing your life. For good.

Feel Better in 5 is the first daily 5-minute plan that is easy to maintain, easy-to-follow and requires only the smallest amount of willpower.

Top tips include:

· A strength workout that you can do any
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Paperback, 272 pages
Published December 2019 by Penguin Life
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what.heather.loves
I've been following Dr Rangan Chatterjee on his Instagram and via his podcast, he has lots of good advice, so I decided to buy his new book. Based on the idea of three five minute 'health snacks' a day this is a straightforward, quickly and personalised solution.

Broken down into three areas - mind, body and heart, each of which includes different health snacks taking approximately five minutes each. You can either choose three of your own or pick a group of three chosen by Dr Chatterjee for help
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Marina
Apr 23, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: non-fiction
Dr Chatterjee is back! After loving his first book (4 Pillar Plan) and feeling lukewarm about his second (The Stress Solution), I was hoping for a return to form with Feel Better in 5.
This is a pick n mix guide to little five minute habits or ‘health snacks’ you can incorporate into your life. Most of them are hardly new ideas but I guess I wouldn’t expect them to be, and there are some examples of fun things that can be beneficial too. Exercises are included – there are step by step photos but
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Literary Redhead
What an effective book with easy changes to improve mind, body and emotions.

Dr. Rangan Chatterjee, a pioneer in progressive medicine and star of BBC's Doctor in the House, offers a program based on the newest scientific research that makes lasting health achievable in just three 5-minute periods per day, five days a week.

Features 30+ health tips including:
. Yoga for agility
. Breathwork for calm
. Snacks for gut health
. Portable workout for strength

I can’t wait to try it!

5 of 5 Stars

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Literary Redhead
What an effective book with easy changes to improve mind, body and emotions.

Dr. Rangan Chatterjee, a pioneer in progressive medicine and star of BBC's Doctor in the House, offers a program based on the newest scientific research that makes lasting health achievable in just three 5-minute periods per day, five days a week.

Features 30+ health tips including:
. Yoga for agility
. Breathwork for calm
. Snacks for gut health
. Portable workout for strength

I can’t wait to try it!

5 of 5 Stars

Pub Date 0
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Vanessa
Mar 30, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: non-fiction
A lot of the information in this book wasn't particularly new to me, and definitely not mind-blowing in its originality, but I really liked the suggested approach that Dr Chatterjee puts forward here. Coupled with a once again gorgeous looking physical copy, this is a welcome addition to the other books by him that I already own. Whether or not his health snack strategy works for me in the future remains to be seen. But it is absolutely doable, and I'm looking forward to seeing what techniques I ...more
Bianca
Oct 28, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I usually roll my eyes at this kind of titles even though I'm aware they're catchy and people like doing as little as possible (quilty!) and get the most/best results.
Anyway, I'm a subscriber to Dr Chatterjee's newsletter so when I saw it on the library shelf I just grabbed it, after all, I need inspiration and a kick in the behind to be mindful, exercise, eat healthily and all the other good things that we all know are good for us.

As expected, this didn't provide me with any new information, bu
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Alice
Jan 04, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
This is one of the most insightful books I’ve read regarding health and well-being. It encourages us to take only 15 minutes out of our day to create daily habits that will benefit us for the rest of our lives.

It’s easy to push aside exercise or wellbeing activities saying “I don’t have time”, but this book proves that you don’t need hours to make a change.

It has reminded me that I have the power to change things I once felt hopeless over and I’m really excited to start trying some of the acti
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Rachel
*thank you to Netgalley, Dr. Rangan Chatterjee and BenBella Books for a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review*


4.5 stars

I highly approve this book. Not only is it informative, it's easy to understand and follow and it just makes so much sense.

So many people think they are to blame if they find losing weight so hard. Which I get. It takes a massive amount of mental energy and focus and by the end of the day you are usually so drained that it feels not worth it. But it shouldn't be th
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Louise
This was a very easy to read prescription for a better life. With 'self-help' books such as this one I would usually just go to a section I think will be useful. In the case of this book however I read it from beginning to end and quite relished the experience. Dr Chatterjee's writing has an encouraging, participatory bent and although many of the 'health snacks' he suggests you do each day seem overly simple, they are obviously the result of extensive research and testing on the Dr's part and e ...more
Lindsay
Jan 05, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book speaks lots of common sense. In fact so much common sense that we shouldn’t really need to buy it, but yet we fall into the same traps over and over again. This is a great January read as it’s the month of good intentions and epic failures. If that sounds like you then read this book!!
Rather than make big sweeping lifestyle changes this book just asks for 15 minutes of your day 5 days a week. This 15 minutes is divided into 5 minute snacks. No not eating but 5 minutes of exercise, 5 mi
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Sian Thompson
Apr 10, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It’s a great book. Great for reference and to dip in and out of. I really rate Dr Chatterjee for functional health and well-being advise. He is my go to.
Michelle
Sep 27, 2020 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
An interesting concept for a BuzzFeed article, a dull dull book
Iona  Stewart
Aug 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I much appreciated Dr Chatterjee’s previous two books but I now realize that this one is actually the best, though I didn’t think so at first.

I didn’t like it so much at first because there isn’t much text and it thus isn’t like the other books. But the great thing about it is that it helps us all to really get started on doing things to improve our life (or find new ways to do so).

The basic idea is that though most of us cannot spend much time every day on various pursuits (exercises), we can a
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Kevin Tedds
Feb 04, 2020 rated it it was ok
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Ann T
Jan 03, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Another fabulous book by Dr Chatterjee. This is the GP we all wish was our local dr. He is motivating, compassionate and driven to listen to patients and provide treatments to heal the body that don’t include an easy prescription. The methods he shows in this book are simple and quick to fit into your daily schedule, you just have to commit to yourself to follow through.


I loved the photographs throughout the book and appreciated the links to his podcast, recommended reading and recommended websi
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Eglė
Oct 08, 2020 rated it really liked it
Great premise which would work for a lot of people and would have tangible benefits to their health and well-being. The suggestions are well researched and backed up by science which is as expected when written by a doctor.
MRS DAWN
Great book with great advice. Need to read final chapters and implement in my daily life.
Mabawsa Ritchie
Jun 23, 2020 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Pretty poor. Like opening an Instagram stream. Sorry I wasted my money.

I much preferred his first book.
Michelle
Feb 04, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I really believe in Dr Chatterjee's ideas and am really excited to get started on my feel better in 5 journey. I highly recommend this book if you are looking for ways to make a positive change and impact on your life. ...more
Annie Crozier
Jan 08, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I have never bought a "self-help" book before, I've just never been that kind of person. After hearing Dr Chatterjee interviewed by Chris Evans though I thought I'd give it a go and I loved it. Such simple ideas that even a sceptic like me can take on board and do. If I can't manage 15 minutes a day to look after myself using incredibly simple tools there's something wrong. However, get back to me in a year and we'll see if it worked. ...more
Charlotte
Feb 03, 2020 rated it liked it
I love the podcasts and and all the information can be found there but as motivation plan then it’s a good start with straight forward simplistic advice. I found the case studies repetitive.
I’m starting day one today!
Sharon Gausch
Jun 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Dr. Chatterjee delivers again! When I started this book, I wasn't sure it was going to be for me, and the term "health snack" really grated on my nerves. As I read on though, I realized this book is chock full of bite-size things we can do on a daily basis to improve our health and wellbeing. Dr. Chatterjee provides numerous suggestions for 5-minute activities we can do to improve our mental health (mind), our physical health (body), and our emotional health (heart), and his plan consists of doi ...more
Zeeshan
Jan 08, 2020 rated it really liked it
Love his podcasts, have followed him since the first book and though I bought this one more out of support than thinking there will be much new material wise, there is something about his common sense, practical style that leaves you inspired to get up and just make that change! No lofty goals just five minutes of choosing three bitesize activities that will have ripple effects on your wellbeing. Who can’t afford to make time for that? Easy to read, accessible and encouraging, a great way to sta ...more
Janet
Oct 25, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I have downloaded his podcast and decided to listen to his book. I am going to try some of his tips. Some I already do but I like the idea that 5 mins a day is enough to make a difference. I liked this.
Jamie
Jun 03, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a great book, a very quick read. Very similar to James Clears atomic habits and uses habit-stacking as a way to reinforce the health snacks detailed in this book.

The snacks themselves are very helpful. Good for dealing with a wide range of issues.
Trevor
For years, my mother has been at me to significantly change my diet. I’ve been very resistant, not least because I don’t actually think I have such a terrible diet. Over a decade ago, I talked her into getting the internet. You see, both of us are Irish, and we remain Irish despite having lived most of our lives in Australia (she’s much more Irish than I am, of course, even if we both were born there) and so our being bloody-minded just goes with the territory. You know, there are very, very goo ...more
Anne Macnamara
Mar 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: bought
Loved this, his best book yet. Full of wisdom and ideas for taking control of your health and life - I raced through it and now want to implement (already started the body 5 and so easy to fit into your day). And a reminder to listen to Dr Rangan’s podcast, which is always a treat with interesting guests and more wise words.
Angie
Aug 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The promise is: change your life in 5 minutes of time, 3 times a day, 5 days a week.

Can you do it? Will it work? Yes, and Yes!

This book is full of practical recommendations from Dr Rangan Chatterjee, a highly influential doctor in the UK, know for his podcasts and BBC TV series. Dr Chatterjee suggest that most people fail in their quest to be healthier because they introduce too many changes at once, or changes that are just too time consuming to keep up.

This method offers 5 minute interventions
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Alicia Bayer
Oct 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is an excellent self-help book from a medical doctor who proposes doing just three five-minute "health snacks" a day to greatly improve physical and emotional health. He breaks them down into sections -- mind, body and heart. You anchor each of these new habits to something you already do every day, like brushing your teeth. All you have to do is commit to doing each one for 5 minutes, 5 days a week (I plan on every day, personally).

What I especially like about the plan is that you get to
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Theresa
May 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I have previously read a digital copy of How to Make Disease Disappear by Dr Chatterjee. I had also listened to his "Master Class" on the CALM app. I really love his idea, concept of making small changes in our lives to improve our health. I used to teach fitness, so I was very wrapped up in the long, killer workouts, plus obsessive behavior with food (you can be too focused on eating healthy). I really enjoyed How to Make Disease Disappear (US release of his book, The 4 Pillar Plan), but I want ...more
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