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Take fish oil to train harder
Some like it hot • This one’s for you, spice fiends. New research indicates that those who regularly eat chilli pepper live longer, with a 25% reduction in death from any cause compared with those who never or rarely partake*. While the reason isn’t yet confirmed, previous studies have indicated chilli’s capsaicin (the spicy bit) contains powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Keep in mind for your next Nando’s order.
THE TO-DO LIST
Is there any way to control PMS-related mood swings?
ASKING FOR A FRIEND
Can breastfeeding really help your body burn fat?
Is it possible to follow a healthy diet while doing shift work?
An infrared sauna blanket for stress relief • Everyone from Jennifer Aniston to Gwyneth Paltrow has endorsed the benefits of infrared sauna bathing. But can a more accessible blanket version turn down the heat on one writer’s burnout?
WINDMILL • It might not be your run-of-the-mill kettlebell move, but this one promises strength and mobility gains galore
SIGNS YOU’RE DOING IT WRONG
FULL-BODY KETTLEBELL BURNER • Perform this workout three times, resting for 30 secs between moves and 1 min between rounds
I’M PERMANENTLY TIRED – CAN NUTRITION HELP? • Exhaustion can’t be instantly vanquished by over-achieving health foods. But if fatigue is following you around like an unwelcome shadow, tweaking your daily eats can help
POWER UP • Three energy-boosting foods to keep your body’s batteries fully charged
DO I NEED TO CHANGE MY SKINCARE ROUTINE?
SAFEGUARD YOUR SKIN AGAINST THE EFFECTS OF THE MENOPAUSE
Ahead of the curve
SUNSET SHADES • Revive your activewear wardrobe with warm, vibrant tones suggestive of long-awaited hot summer evenings
I volunteer? • Sure, you’re instantly conferred ‘excellent person’ status, but there are plenty of mind and body benefits to be reaped from pro bono do-gooding, too
ASK THE WH 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
MEET THE SQUAD • The team share their top rest-day activities
KRiSSYCeLaISMAKiNGSTRiDES • She's the poster girl for living room workouts, who's built a fitness eupire worth millions. Here, the PT and founder of the Tone & Sculpt app talks hard work, hard knocks and the power of finding your why
KEEPING UP WITH KRISSY
Lab-grown meat • The race to bring lab-grown meat to market has been gaining momentum, with Covid a surprising catalyst. WH reports on why the ultimate ‘coming soon’ food trend is finally on its way to a supermarket near you
FAKING IT • How to replicate the health benefits of meat while you wait for the cultured kind
SP CALCIUM TLIGHT ON • Calcium might be top of the podium when it comes to your nutritional knowledge, but there’s more to learn about this winning mineral. Time to bone up
OH, CALCIUM – I KNOW THIS ONE
The curious rise of manifestation • It’s the latest self-improvement buzzword. But can you really reach your goals by sheer force of will? And when it comes to your mental health and wellbeing, is this really something that should be encouraged?
THE SCIENCE OF SMASHING YOUR GOALS
‘Epilepsy left me housebound and having daily panic attacks’ • Affecting around one in 100 people in the UK, this complicated neurological condition is more than an aversion to...