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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NEWS YOU CAN USE • Want the latest health intel? We’ve combed the science journals so you don’t have to
Squat and snatch • The single-arm dumbbell snatch ignites nearly every major muscle group from head to toe – need we say more?
Can what I eat really make me happier? • That the unmistakable odour of baking bread delivers a dose of dopamine isn't breaking news. But does the food on your plate influence your brain for reasons beyond olfactory overwhelm? Dietitian Tai Ibitoye chews over the science
Can I use AHAs and retinol together?
A PERFECT PAIR • These complexion-smoothing combos can help you achieve your #skingoals
Gua sha for glowing, smooth skin • Not long ago, gua sha hung on the wellness periphery, but traditional Chinese medicine has been gaining traction in skincare, thanks to its natural approach. Is it key to creating a smooth, plump visage?
I sleep too much • Surely you can’t have too much of a good thing, especially where sweet, sweet slumber is concerned? This is what happens in your body when you overcook the REM
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MICRO TREND WATERPROOF RUCKSACKS • On a city commute or a hike through the woods? Wherever you’re going, these bags will keep your kit dry, come rain or shine
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 secrets to better sleep
Doing It Like Davina • If anyone’s responsible for bringing the once-whispered life stage of menopause out of GP pamphlets into the public discourse, it’s Davina McCall. And the 54-year-old is just getting started. Here, she talks about making good on your fitness goals, dealing with ‘dry vagina’ and why her beloved pet pooch is on HRT, too
How to own your fitness goals • Want to turn exercise from a chore to a habit? Davina shows you how
Constant cravings • From protein balls to popcorn bags, it’s a boom time for the snack food industry, with many of us forgoing three meals in favour of day-long grazing. But is this habit as salutary as some claim or are these micro meals doing subtle damage to your health – quinoa crisps included?
Hitting the sweet spot • Trying to limit your sugar intake? The content of your pick-me-ups might vary more than you think.
Fish with flair • Want a one-pot wonder that serves up a serious dose of flavour? Pairing cod fillet with potatoes in a parsley sauce, this dish is basically the highbrow and healthy equivalent of fish and chips. Don't mind if we do…
The 13 biggest food myths of all time • Navigating the factual maze that is the modern nutrition industry is no easy task – even the most clued up among us can lose our way. Yesterday’s cure-alls are tomorrow’s compost as diets drift in and out of favour. To shed a little light, we asked a panel of experts to tell us about the myths and pseudoscientific theories they frequently come up against – then debunk them. Here’s your bite-sized guide
The truth tellers • WH’s no-nonsense nutritional sages
Plant-based party • Vegan veteran or just dabbling? Either way, we’ve got three recipes that’ll make you want to serve your next meal meat-free
Down to earth • Better acquaint yourself with these seasonal goods from the ground: high in antioxidants and big on flavour. Here are five of our favourites…