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Melanie C • She’s sporty (hell, she’s Sporty) and, for a global pop icon, she’s remarkably candid about her mental health struggles – so who better than Mel C to front this year’s Mind issue?
Follow a parody account for better body image
NEWS YOU CAN USE • Want the latest health intel? We’ve combed the science journals so you don’t have to
THE TO-DO LIST
Why does cleaning my ears with a cotton bud feel so good?
A tummy bug has left me feeling foggy – what gives?
Do hangovers really get worse with age?
ASKING FOR A FRIEND • ‘I SIT NEXT TO A FLU MARTYR AT WORK. HOW DO I TELL THEM TO SUCK IT UP OR GO HOME?
Dr Sophie Shotter • She’s renowned for her functional facials that impart a serious glow. Here, the aesthetic doctor reveals her go-to skincare products
Are all alt milks created equal? • Oat, hemp, almond et al are no longer the alternative choice now everyone from your auntie to your boss is on board. But aside from whether it curdles in your coffee, does it matter which you choose?
Pack a punch
WILD THING • Want to embrace animal print but boxing ain’t for you? Sling that old black backpack to the back of the wardrobe and embrace a bolder, badass gym bag instead
I have a panic attack • Phrases misused and abused in the 2019 office: ‘that’s fake news’, ‘it is what it is’, and ‘she gave me a full-on panic attack’. Whether you’ve suffered one or not, the symptoms will be familiar. But what’s really going on?
Hypnosis for public speaking • For those to whom a stage and a microphone represent a horror of American Psycho proportions, there are few words scarier than ‘speech’. Can hypnosis make a TED talker of the most stage-frightened among us? One WH staffer goes under in the name of research
DUMBBELL STEP-UP • Level up your leg day with this unilateral move
HOW CAN I SPEED UP MY GLUTE GAINS? • If you fear your glutes are more sloth than strong, here’s how to give them a lift, quick smart
GLUTE WAKE-UP CALL
Sugar & Spice • Performing for thousands at Wembley or hanging out on the sofa with her daughter, it’s all the same to Melanie C. She helped define a generation, an experience that came with highs, but also tremendous lows – so what does girl power look like for Sporty Spice in 2019?
Strong body, strong mind • Got Melanie’s motivation? Then this workout – to be completed three times a week – from her trainer, strength and conditioning coach James Collins, will suit you just fine
Fermentation: AN EDUCATION • There was a time when embarking on chemistry in the kitchen would have been considered a foolhardy quest. But it’s 2019, Tesco sells kombucha and you refer to your microbiome more than you do your partner. So take fermentation into your own hands, and eating plan, with the help of a woman who knows more about lactobacillus than Attenborough knows about the animal kingdom
BOWL FOOD • Consider this your cheat sheet to building five gut-healthy bowls. Combine the ingredients of one column or mix and match by picking one from each row. Grill foods with a drizzle of olive oil, prepare grains according to packet instructions and steam veg in a pot or a microwave
Elevate your oats • Bored of ’em already? It’ll be a long old winter with that attitude. They’re loaded with antioxidants, packed with fibre and good for your heart, so it pays to get your head in the grain. Try one of these combos and diversify your...