Whether you want to lose a couple of kilos, boost your fitness, eat well or get more out of your life and relationships, Women's Health's experts will help you look and feel your absolute best – because it's good to be you (we're just here to cheer you on).
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IN THIS ISSUE… Redefine Fitness
Forge a New Path • Trying something new may bea daunting, but a mindset shift can help. Think about something you're good at, then imagine a rookie asking for help. You likely don't look down on them for lack of experience; you're happy to show them the ropes. Keith Rollag, author of What to Do When You're New: How to Be Comfortable, Confident, and Successful in New Situations, says, “Putting yourself in the ‘expert’ position helps you realise we overestimate the risks and underestimate the benefits of trying new things.”
Give Peas a Chance • New analysis from the US Food and Drink Administration (FDA) found that pea milk is one vegan option that compares favourably with cow's milk in terms of nutrient levels – researchers looked at phosphorus, magnesium, zinc and selenium. Pint of petit pois, anyone?
Tell the Tooth • Turns out your dentist wants to know more than just whether you're flossing on the regular. It's also smart to let them know about any supplements, herbal remedies or meds you're taking, says Australian Dental Association President Dr Stephen Liew. That's because some have the potential to increase our risk of bleeding, which then impacts how procedures (like tooth extractions) are managed. Chew on that.
8200 Fresh Moves • SCORING AT LEAST THIS MANY STEPS DAILY IS ASSOCIATED WITH A LOWER LIKELIHOOD OF DEVELOPING HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE, DIABETES, SLEEP APNOEA AND GASTROESOPHAGEAL REFLUX DISEASE.
Get Your Glow On • The best way to glow? Gradual tanning formulas that look believable and nourish your skin. St Tropez Luxe Tan Tonic Drops ($39.99, priceline.com.au) are loaded with niacinamide and vitamin E – just pop two drops into your moisturiser daily – while Orro & Co's Ravello Gradual Tanning Lotion ($35, orroandco.com) is boosted with avocado oil and vitamin C.
Ash Barty Made Me Do It • The popularity of tennis is at a high, thanks to local legends and home-soil tournaments. Will you join the rise of the grassroots grand slammers?
FIND THE RIGHT RACQUET • With these top tips from tennis coach Tina Keown
OFF-COURT CHAMPS • The athletes who are changing the game beyond the baseline
Hard Knocks • The female brain is more susceptible to lasting damage from a head injury. Here, WH explores why we all need to care about concussion
Domestic Abuse • Let's not forget that one in three women is a victim of domestic violence at some point in her lifetime
How Smart Is a Smart Toilet? • Scientists want your toilet to be the smart tracker of poop. Let's flush out some of the facts
Protein Power • One of the OG macronutrients – and where we get it – is undergoing a rethink. And pros are (loudly) singing protein's praises
Can You Eat Too Much Fruit? • As new research links consuming too much fructose with metabolic disorders, you might wonder if you should cap your fruit intake. Spoiler: it's not that simple
Pick of the Bunch • There's a strong case for including this lot in your fruit plans
Epic Home Gym • Want to transform your garage from a dumping ground into a pumping ground? (Sorry, had to.) Here's how our editor did it
Can Yoga Boost Your Sex Life? • Research suggests a regular practice could lead to more pleasure. Intrigued? Thought so. Time to hit the mat
Find Your Happy Pace • If the constant pursuit of more, more, more has left you totally tapped out, know that you can seek contentment...