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News you can use • Want the latest health intel? We’ve combed the science journals so you don’t have to
Driving force • Fire up your hips, glutes, legs and core with the explosive and dynamic single-arm hang clean
I’m tired all the time – could I have a B12 deficiency? • Exhaustion: a symptom of the season. But new guidelines point to another culprit. Here’s how to tell if your tiredness is masking something more sinister
Can a humidifier save my winter skin?
…I have a festive fitness break? • If letting your trainers gather dust delivers anxiety of in-law proportions, we have important news. Slackening your sweat schedule can help you come back stronger. Here’s how…
Snowboarding for confidence • There are few skills that provide a neater metaphor for picking yourself up after a fall than snowboarding. Here, one writer shares what failing taught her about trying
Ask the Fit Squad • Want to run further, lift heavier or nail your first pull-up? Each month, we put your questions to our team of the finest fitness brains to give you the tools you need to make good on your goals
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The dazzle and defiance of Amy Dowden • It’s unlikely to come as a surprise that behind the megawatt smile of the 33-year-old Strictly star is a heart of gold. But there’s also a core of steel – and a powerful, perceptive voice on the way we treat those who are unwell
Why faux-tein is the new protein • First came fake beef. Now there’s a plant-based alternative to every form of protein – and they’re all vying for a place on your plate this winter. From the ‘kebab’ to grab after a work party to the protein for your Boxing Day pie, here are the ones worth knowing about
Cocktails with benefits • It’s schmooze season, and not for the reason you think. Smoothies meet booze in these fruity cocktail recipes that nudge you closer to your five a day. Who said wellness couldn’t be festive?
Need for seed • Sidekicks no more. Seeds add texture, flavour and a bucketload of nutrients to snacks and meals. Why wouldn’t you make them the star of the show?
THE SITUATION WITH SEED OILS • Oils pressed from seeds, such as rapeseed, corn, grapeseed and safflower oil, have been targeted on social media as toxic to your health. Believable or BS? Here are the main critiques…
Feeling a little short-fused? • ’Tis the season, after all. It might not be the most encouraged of emotions – especially for women – but facing your anger head-on is the first step to handling it
Tame your temper • Rather than plastering on a smile and pushing down your anger, try these simple steps to keep it in check
How to be decisive • You could use a Magic 8 Ball to help you make a choice when you’re unsure. But while you’re waiting to ask again later, let our experts explain the best ways to get unstuck
‘My grief is morphing into something gentler’ • A break from British norms around dying helped WH’s health editor process a profound loss more effectively than months of therapy. As the sun sets on the first full year without her mother, she shares what she’s learned
Grief and mental health • Julia Samuel is a leading psychotherapist specialising in grief and the bestselling author of Grief Works
Can your health make you fitter? • We’re used to gut health being discussed in the same breath as mood. Now, research is shedding light on the link...