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Get out in nature to make healthier food choices
NEWS YOU CAN USE • Want the latest health intel? We’ve combed the science journals so you don’t have to
Is the Nordic diet the new Mediterranean? • A diet hailing from Scandinavian shores is trending. But is it worthy of the buzz?
THREE NORDIC FOODS TO ADD TO CART
Mobility magic • Introducing the narrow squat: a subtle yet powerful tweak to fire up your bottom half and boost your range of motion
Digital hypnosis • The trance-like state is trending on TikTok. But can you really be hypnotised via a screen?
What is facial fitness?
…I go sober for October • Sober-tober, Oct-sober – call it what you will. But for the sober-curious, it’s another opportunity to renounce rioja and the like. This is what happens when you go a month without drinking
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 health apps
MARVELLOUS MEDICINE • FROM THE SCOTTISH HILLS TO THE HOLLYWOOD HILLS, KAREN GILLAN’S TRAJECTORY IS THE ENVY OF ASPIRING ACTRESSES EVERYWHERE. BUT IT’S THE JOURNEY SHE’S BEEN ON WITH HERSELF THAT MAKES HER A WOMEN’S HEALTH COVER STAR. FROM READING PSYCHOLOGY STUDIES IN HER SPARE TIME TO CONFRONTING ANXIETY HEAD-ON, THE MARVEL ACTRESS REVEALS WHY HER REAL SUPERPOWER IS SELF-CARE
The WH Sports Nutrition Awards • As anyone who’s ever had a mouthful of chalky protein shake will tell you, not all nutrition products are created equal. From protein bars to pre-workout fuel, muesli to milk alternatives, we’ve scoured the shelves to bring you the best products to optimise your nutrition. Your workout won’t know what’s hit it
Probiotics: the future of hormonal health? • From PMS to PCOS, new research suggests that a solution to countless hormonal issues could lie in the gut microbiome – and how you feed it. WH reports on the promising new science of probiotics
The probiotics worth popping
Fluoride • There’s more to it than the tube of toothpaste by your sink. Ready to brush up on the facts?
Smoke show • Toss everything in the griddle pan (even the limes) for a fast feast that delivers on flavour
Scraps to riches • Composting is the most direct way you can impact climate change – even more so than recycling your plastic. Ready to get your hands dirty?
Redefining failure • Unhappy with an aspect of your life yet feel as if you really shouldn’t be? Let’s explore – and resolve – this catch-22
Success looks like… • …living by your own standards, with these smart strategies
Are you being brokefished? • Living costs are rising, but what happens when a ‘skint’ friend isn’t as cash-strapped as they claim? From secret savings to subsidised splurges, WH explores the murky wealth gap dividing friendships
Money talks: so how can you?
‘Seeing my prescription dwindle feels like a ticking time bomb’ • Nicola Merchant spent months searching for a treatment for her debilitating menopause symptoms. Having finally found a solution in HRT, the nationwide shortage means she’s running out – and the emotional impact is devastating
HRT the expert view
Level up your training • Hit a plateau with your workout regimen? Look no...