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 the 100th issue of Women’s Health
Aim for weekly orgasms
Cushioning the blow
Can you eat too much fruit? • As new research links too much fructose with metabolic disorders, should you cap your fruit intake?
Back bonus • Level up the traditional superman exercise with this fresh resistance challenge
Pole dancing • Like the tango, it originally emerged from the sex industry. Could embracing sensual, erotic movements be the key to building body confidence?
Do I need a vajacial?
…I get cravings on my period • Snack budget overtaken your tampon spend? You’re in good company. This is what goes down when your hunger hormones go up
On your bike
PASTEL PICNIC • Matching the tablecloth is in, you see – get your sweat on in summer’s prettiest gingham prints
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 favourite stretch
GREAT REASONS TO GET THE DIGITAL EDITION • HEALTH • BEAUTY • FITNESS • FASHION WEIGHT LOSS • FOOD • SEX
‘I do things that make me feel strong’ • As Lizzie McGuire, Hilary Duff played the girl every 1990s pre-teen wanted to be. Now she’s back on screens playing another relatable millennial woman in How I Met Your Father. As filming begins for season two, she shares the gruelling garage workouts that built her body – and the inner work that built her mind
Strong start • We picked the brains of nutritionists for their first-meal formula. The verdict? Combine protein, fibre and healthy fats, then add fruit or veg. Incoming: six recipes that do just that
Drink up • Welcome to the WH Lab, where we put health-related products through rigorous testing to see which items deserve a place in your wellness arsenal
Are you sexually authentic? • As a buzzword, ‘authentic’ has infiltrated everything from Instagram to parenting. Now, sexual authenticity is coming to the bedroom. Has faking it had its big finish?
How to access your authentic sexual self • Unsure what sparks your joy in the sack? Follow these steps
What we’re getting wrong about consent • It’s a crucial component of relational health. And yet, all too often, consent is written off as a one-time conversation. Get it right and it offers a route to stronger connections, improved communication and better sex, too
‘I thought being asexual meant there was something repellent about me’ • It may not get the same airtime as other sexualities, but asexuality is as valid and complex as any other. Here, one asexual and aromantic woman shares how her sexuality has affected her wellbeing
Asexuality and aromanticism: the expert view • Dr Silva Neves specialises in psychosexual and relationship therapy and issues affecting diverse sexualities
How to build a workout like a PT • If the idea of putting together your own muscle-making plan is Ikea flatpack territory, worry not. With a little guidance, you’ll be your own PT in no time. Zero Allen keys required
MOVE THIS WAY • Consider this your glossary of the main patterns every exerciser should know. Select a move from each bucket to develop a strength workout that nets results. Gains are just around the corner
FULL-BODY STRENGTH • This workout hits every movement pattern and muscle group. Do it up to three days a week. Once comfortable, bring in other must-do moves listed in each category to keep the...