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Do the lotus for better sleep
NEWS YOU CAN USE • Want the latest health intel? We’ve combed the science journals so you don’t have to
How can I be an ally to other runners?
What’s the smart way to eat less meat? • Going plant-based for the climate is, for many, a no-brainer. But if you still fancy feeding your inner carnivore from time to time, here’s what you need to know about cutting down
I go hard on caffeine • Contrary to popular belief, mainlining flat whites is a serious buzzkill. Rewire your coffee habit to filter out the jitters and drink up the bean’s full benefits
HAMSTRING CURL • Curls: not just for your hair. Add this living room-friendly move to your legs-day routine to help counter the all-day-sitting curse
How do I know which cleanser to buy?
STATEMENT SHORTS • Cycling shorts are still going strong. Your go-to legwear is as versatile and comfy as ever, but with that little something extra
Morning sex for a stronger connection • Thanks to largely MIA commutes, getting down before you get up is, for many, no longer out of the question. Can you score a new level of closeness from this type of daily grind?
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 reveal their go-to full-body moves
Liveing well • Alice Liveing built more than an app in those stay-at-home months – she’s heading back out into the world with a whole new outlook. Here, she explains why finding her niche in the fitness industry – along with the ‘right’ therapist – has left her feeling happier than ever
Alice’s back-to-the-gym workout • The following session is from Alice’s Energise plan – designed to build full-body strength and mobility. This workout, suitable for beginners, consists of four supersets, some of which require gym equipment. Complete one set of exercise A before moving on to B. Rest for one minute before starting again at A
SUN-DRENCHED SUPPERS • No sweaty hummus or charcoal chipolatas here. The latest culinary offering from vegan chef Rachel Ama is a masterclass in plant-based flavour that will see you cruising towards your dietitian-recommended 30 plant sources per week. It’s also ideal inspo for al-fresco dining. Just add a glass of something chilled
THE BEET GOES ON ONE FOOD, FOUR WAYS | BEETROOT • Beetroot can do it all. Incredibly versatile, it contains endurance-boosting nutrients prized by athletes and heart-healthy antioxidants that make it a mainstay of every dietitian’s shopping list. But if you don’t really know your way around it, you’re not alone. Enter chefs Jacob Emerson and Jeremy Lee at Quo Vadis in London’s Soho with recipes to help you make the most of this little purple powerhouse
How to build a SUPERFOOD • The idea that exotic plants possess special powers has spawned an industry worth billions – and the public’s appetite for chia seed puddings and spirulina smoothies is showing no sign of abating. But is it all just a clever marketing pitch?
THE REAL SUPERFOODS • Put down the powder. Dietitian Sophie Medlin shares five foods that actually deserve superfood status
SPOTLIGHT ON… MANGANESE • If you’re scratching your head with this one, join the club: scientists still haven’t fully figured manganese out. But with benefits ranging from...