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26 Michelle Keegan
Eat six meals a day to burn more fat • IF YOU DO ONE THING THIS MONTH
NEWS YOU CAN USE • Want the latest health intel? We’ve combed the science journals so you don’t have to
REVERSE CRUNCH • Doing endless crunches isn’t great for building abdominal strength. Doing them backwards, on the other hand…
Personalised nutrition: the next big thing? • If you’ve ever felt the way you respond to certain meals and diets seems… inexplicable, you’re not alone. But as DNA-derived diet advice gets buzzier, how much can it actually tell you?
MEDITATION APPS • It’s a wellness practice associated with monks and Silicon Valley types alike. But can you download your way to a calmer mind?
I come off the pill? • Whether you’re switching up your contraception or coming off to conceive, here’s what to expect when you stop taking your daily dose of supplementary hormones
Can I mix skincare products from different brands?
ASK ALICE • Personal trainer at Third Space London Alice Liveing on how compound moves may be the key to smashing your strength goals
‘Fitness is my lifestyle now’ • Swept up in a whirlwind love affair with fitness, actress Michelle Keegan is now the definition of ‘sculpted’. So, how did the 33-year-old, who once hated exercise, do it? Here, she shares her secret battle with self-consciousness, and the turning point that changed everything
Should you be supplementing your immunity? • While an as-yet unsolved global pandemic has been bad for business in most senses, the nutritional supplement market is booming, with sales of some vitamins and minerals up more than 100%. Before you stockpile supplements in the name of ‘boosting’ your immunity, read this
THAT’S A WRAP • ONE FOOD, FOUR WAYS | WRAPS Move over sandwiches, make way for these wrap stars: if there’s a midday meal that nails hearty, tasty and nutrient-packed (not to mention easy to make), it’s these. And if you’re fatigued by filling your wrap with falafel and hummus or leftover chilli, then behold: the good people at Leon have some fresh inspiration for you. Try them – the possibilities are endless
NOT SO FAST • With its claims of speeding up fat loss and extending your lifespan, it’s easy to see why intermittent fasting has gained an army of advocates – but not all methods are created with your body and goals in mind. Enter our expert-approved guide to help you work out which, if any, strategies are worth the tummy grumbles
FUEL FOR EVERY WORKOUT • A well-constructed lunch can provide peerless fitness fuel, piled high with all the macros and micros that you need to lift heavier, run faster and hit peak performance. It just takes a little know-how – coming right up
STRONG MIND • Boundaries – those personal Ts and Cs – are key components of good mental health. But shoddy workmanship or improper maintenance can see them crumble. Consider this your flatpack guide
‘My behaviour was so erratic, it couldn’t be explained by depression’ • Official statistics reveal that it takes an average of nine years to be diagnosed with bipolar disorder. Here, one woman shares her struggle to get to grips with the intense ups and downs of her mind
How to make good on your goals • Want to be among the 40% of January goal-setters who are still on track in June? Those who have forged a career in the art of habit-forming share their tips (and the advice best left in...