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
Welcome to Women’s Health
Jillian Michaels • The global fitness guru on life after Covid, co-parenting after a split and why she can’t live in California any more
Practise lo-fi yoga for lower back pain
Ring the alarm • Want the latest health intel? We’ve combed the science journals so you don’t have to
THE TO-DO LIST
BICYCLE CRUNCH • Think of this exercise as the meal deal of abdominal moves – you’ll target three muscle groups in one core-shaking exercise
Can I trust the health claims on food packaging? • From sliced bread to snack bars, the stuff in your shopping trolley is often labelled with phrases indicating its benefits for your body. But do these promises bear any weight?
Can a face cream prevent skin sagging?
HITCH A LIFT • Help defy gravity with these collagen and elastin-boosting face creams
Wearable tech for period pain • Forget popping painkillers and hugging a hot water bottle, there’s now a device that claims to ‘switch off’ menstrual cramps. But can it really bring relief?
I GET VACCINATED? • The brightest minds in medical science have produced it, and the NHS has done an incredible job rolling it out at speed. But what exactly goes on in your body when the Covid-19 vaccine sinks into your system?
CREATURE COMFORTS • With fresh takes on classic animal prints creeping their way into collections of late, it’ll be hard not to go wild
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 gym pet peeves
Jillian Michaels • The last time WH caught up with the tough-talking international fitness guru, she warned against downplaying the health risks of being obese. Within weeks, a global pandemic that disproportionately affected overweight and obese people took hold. Here, she reflects on cancel culture, life after Covid and the importance of recognising that weight doesn’t equal worth
LIFE ACCORDING TO JILLIAN
The unlikely return of the cleanse • The sweet health promises of juice and smoothie cleanses have been revealed to be anything but. Now, this roundly debunked diet method is flowing back into fashion – but why?
SIMPLE STRATEGIES FOR SUSTAINABLE WEIGHT LOSS • No tricks, no gimmicks – just the advice from qualified experts that’s proven to actually work, long-term
The rise of the … NUTRITIONAL NOBODIES • What these underrated eats lack in celebrity endorsements, inflated price tags and merch, they make up for in nutritional benefits. From surprising sources of vitamin C to low-key high-fibre heroes, this lot are worth adding to cart
AND THE NOT-SO-SUPER FOODS… • Not all ‘good for you’ foods deliver on their promises. These are the ones worth striking from your shopping list
GET YOUR LICKS • Treat yourself to this summer’s coolest healthy-ish trend: alternative ice creams. From big names to small start-ups, brands are churning out tubs with smarter macro balances and natural ingredients. Presenting: the cream of the crop
SPOTLIGHT ON POTASSIUM • While it might ring more bells as one of those elements you had to learn to pass Key Stage 4 chemistry, potassium has an important nutritional role to play, too
TINNIES IN THE PARK • Not the can of G&T you sink on a sun-soaked afternoon, but a cost-effective and nutritious way to get the most out of your store cupboard. Take one of these dishes – all...