Women’s Health is the first UK magazine to bring you health, beauty, fitness, fashion, weight loss, food & sex, all wrapped up in one super-glossy lifestyle title
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24 Binky Felstead • It’s positive vibes only for the Made In Chelsea star, as she talks new goals, new love and how she really feels about turning 30
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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
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Should I change my diet according to my cycle? • While eating chocolate buttons like they’re blueberries is a time-honoured PMS salve, nutritional science holds further insights. Dietitian Laura Tilt shares how to temper the effects of your cycle – all month long
DEFICIT LATERAL LUNGE • It may be a mouthful, but this is just PT-speak for a side lunge with a bit of a lift – and it’s a move that really pulls its weight
Blue light glasses • The light emitted from screens has been blamed for interfering with your body clock and disrupting sleep patterns. Could a simple pair of specs make a difference?
SHOULD I BE WORRIED ABOUT INDOOR POLLUTION?
I stop eating sugar? • With die-hard sugar swervers claiming steadier energy levels, less stress and transformed taste buds, you might be tempted to join in. But what goes on in your body when you ditch the sweet stuff?
The beat goes on
ASK ALICE • Third Space PT and WH columnist Alice Liveing answers your fitness, health and lifestyle questions each month
Positive vibes only • The last time Alexandr a ‘Binky’ Felstead fronted Women’s Health, she spoke of shaking off her reality TV persona and dropping her cutesy posh-girl nickname in preparation for a more grown-up, sophisticated new era. But when we speak, the 30-year-old mum-of-one has done a prodigal son with the scripted reality show that made her famous, the familiar moniker is back and yet… she seems happier than ever. From new goals to a new love, there’s a lot to catch up on
Bring on the bright side • Binky’s four feel-good life lessons for lockdown and beyond
THE FOOD PHARMACY • Got a problem that you’d usually pop a pill for? Help may lie in your fridge instead
GO ON, AVO GO!
The fibre SWAP SHOP • 30 – yep, that’s the number of grams you should be clocking up per day when it comes to fibre. Here’s how to get your intake without resorting to a diet of beans and bran
Still struggling to hit your 30g? • Add these ingredients into your weekly meal roster to get you over the line
NO-WILT SALADS • Few things make for a sorrier sight than limp lettuce leaves. Raise your working week lunch game with these make-ahead salads that will still be going strong come Wednesday
Are you paying ATTENTION? • Forget mindless scrolling with no end in sight. We’ve found the secrets to sidestepping distractions, fresh from a Silicon Valley tech guru-turned-focus expert. Here’s how to make them work for you, and reclaim some of your precious time
THIS ADVICE WILL CHANGE YOUR LIFE • Now that we have your attention, read on for four steps to reclaiming your focus
IS TALKING THERAPY FAILING WOMEN OF COLOUR? • Research shows Black, Asian and minority ethnic women are more likely to be diagnosed with a common mental health condition and less likely to receive treatment. WH asks if mental healthcare has a diversity problem
LOOKING FOR THE ONE? • Your cheat sheet for accessing inclusive, effective talking therapy
‘Alopecia doesn’t define me any more’ • When rugby player Heather Fisher, 36, began to lose her hair, her confidence plummeted. Here, she shares the emotional toll it took and how sport and...