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Women’s Health COLLECTIVE
If you do one thing this month Swap small talk for big talk
In the know • Want the latest health intel? We’ve combed the science journals so you don’t have to
☑ THE TO - DO LIST
Can I manage long Covid with my diet? • A low-histamine diet is being touted as a method of managing long Covid symptoms. Dietitian Laura Tilt explores the evidence
Weighted bird-dog row • Take on this stabilising move if you want a fresh challenge for your balance and core strength
☑ DOMINO EFFECT
Metabolism tracking to make better food choices • A vape-like device claims to ‘hack your metabolism’ to help you choose the foods that will support your health goals. One writer gives it a go
What skincare is safe to use during pregnancy?
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COMING UP ROSES (AND DAISIES) • Flower power is back. We will be taking no further questions at this time
What happens when… …I fast? • Clock-watching: not just for office hours. Timing your calorie intake could also lead to some serious gains, but only if you do it right. This is what you need to know
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 • Gym kit you can’t do without?
GREAT REASONS TO GET THE DIGITAL EDITION
RAISING THE BAR • Diane Kruger likes to be in control. But as any new mum can attest, your time isn’t often your own, so a fresh fitness outlook became the actress’s only opportunity to reconnect with her spirit. Here’s how she found her way back to herself
First rate fuel • Morning meal starting to feel monotonous? Take inspiration from these five nutritious, flavour-packed dishes that will sustain you as you begin the day. Prepare to feel more motivation to hop out of bed
Crunch time • Nuts (we’re talking tree nuts here, beyond the basic peanut) contain loads of nutrients and fit into just about every meal. Meet the mighty morsels
Speedy star • Whip up a comforting – and protein-packed – baking-tray dinner that incorporates paprika chicken, crisp chickpeas, juicy tomatoes and crushed garlic. Hearty, satisfying and comin’ right up
Glutathione • Not a vitamin, not a mineral, but a protein steadily building a rep as the newest nutrient to watch. Best read this before you supp up
Brain gains • ‘Sports psychology’ may conjure images of Emma Raducanu gearing up for match point or Dina Asher-Smith zeroing in on a photo-finish victory. But performance science has much to offer us mortals, too. Read this, then go forth and apply the advice to win at home, at work and in life
Psych yourself up • You can enhance your own mental wellness right now by implementing some simple behaviours. Dr Wieland emphasises that these are skills – not to be confused with tricks or hacks. Meaning: practising them regularly returns the real results
TEACHER TRAINING • With so many types of mental health professional, shopping for the right expertise can be confusing. Here’s your guide…
‘One day you’ll realise you’re not broken, just different’ • After spending most of her life feeling isolated and faulty – and on the receiving end of treatments for various mental illnesses – in 2020, 39-year-old writer Kat Brown discovered that she had the neurodevelopmental condition ADHD. Here she pens a letter to her...