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Blast some novelty into your routine • If you do one thing this month
NEWS YOU CAN USE • Want the latest health intel? We’ve combed the science journals so you don’t have to
THE TO-DO LIST
Q I’ve had a break from lifting – any advice for rebuilding my routine?
Tension melter • The standing ‘YWT’ is a simple-yet-effective movement to implement when training your upper half
What does a budget-friendly supermarket shop look like? • Feel like the price of health just got heftier? Dietitian Azmina Govindji explains what a cost-effective food shop adds up to
Therabody SmartGoggles for sleep • First, there was the muscle gun. Now Therabody wants to do for your REM what it has done for your DOMS via new SmartGoggles
How do I know if my skin barrier is damaged?
…I skip stretching • Like hand-washing your knitwear and flossing every time you brush your teeth, you know you should stretch, but do you? Here’s the cold, hard truth about not warming up
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
GREAT REASONS TO GET THE DIGITAL EDITION
Infinite possibilities • She was never one to shy away from a challenge, and P!nk is still finding new ways to push herself. At 43, she feels stronger than ever and is getting ready for a brand new tour. Warning: her nothing-is-off-limits attitude is contagious
Sugar rush • Health and fitness fanatics are biohacking blood glucose to optimise energy, performance and more. But at what cost?
Welcome to the fed state fan club • From weight loss to endurance, the benefits of not munching before movement have been drilled into us for years. But as research calls this idea into question, is it time we debunked the fasted-state fallacy?
Chop chop • If your food processor is gathering dust, consider this your cheat sheet to help you whip up dips, slaws and more
After hours oats • Turn your morning bowl into an evening feast with a savoury base and tons of toppings. Most important meal of the day, take two
Is your future looking fertile? • For women desperately trying to conceive, there’s no information more valuable than the knowledge of when and how their longed-for baby will arrive. It’s this very vulnerability that fertility psychics are tapping into. WH reports on an emerging industry
ARE YOU OVER THINKING IT? • From what to have for lunch and which colour to paint your bedroom to the side-eye you’re 99% certain your boss gave you, overthinking is an epidemic – and it’s harming your health goals. Here’s how to think your way out of it
‘I’d be a happier, healthier person if I wasn’t a doctor’ • Doctors are significantly more likely to take their own lives than the general population. Here, one woman shares the devastating toll the profession has taken on her mental health
Breathe like an athlete • Improving your CO₂ tolerance can help you optimise both your physical and mental performance. Is a new PB as easy as breathing in and out?
Free to move • Think of the word ‘mobility’ and we suspect physio comes to mind. But training your range of motion can deliver gains to both strength and performance