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Reframe your beginner’s mindset
Good brews • Put the kettle on while we tell you why doing so could keep you healthier. Supported by The Heart Foundation, the study found elderly women were far less likely to have extensive build-up of abdominal aortic calcification (related to higher cardiovascular risks) if they consumed high levels of flavonoids, found in both black and green tea. Not a fan of builder’s? You can find them in berries, citrus fruits and nuts, too.
Muscle maker • Combine two classic exercises – a plank and row – for a core-crushing stability challenge
Can fermented foods help you manage stress? • They’re the gut-health MVP, but should fermented foods be considered bona fide cortisol calmers?
…I’m sleep deprived • A solid seven hours can be as elusive as a sunny bank holiday. But understanding the impact of a restless night can help you fight back
Is skin cycling worth the hype?
The tampon test for vaginal health • It’s a revolutionary way – using a familiar method – to get you more intimately acquainted with your vulva. But do we really need more data?
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 time of day to exercise
GREAT REASONS TO GET THE DIGITAL EDITION • HEALTH • BEAUTY • FITNESS • FASHION • WEIGHT LOSS • FOOD • SEX
Scene Stealer • As the most popular winner of the most popular reality dating show, Ekin-Su Cülcüloğlu seems well placed to make good on her mission: breaking the mould of what people expect from the former Love Island lot. But can the 28-year-old actress – and gym-loving self-improvement evangelist – actually pull it off?
Who is nutrition advice really serving? • From research and education to the advice that informs our food choices, biases are baked into the nutrition industry. Are we missing out on a world of nutrients?
The cost of living and nutrition
Raising the steaks • Grab some smoked paprika to add instant fire to a plain cut of steak. Double the protein with a tin of lentils on the side
Craft the life you (actually) want • You may think purpose is a destination, but psychology professionals say it’s more of a project – one you have to continually reshape
Identity shift • A major health event can fundamentally transform how you view yourself. But wellbeing experts can help you find a new sense of direction. Right this way…
MEET YOUR MATCH
Care crew • Solace from the passenger seat helps keep someone with chronic illness on a path forward. Experts share how to thoughtfully show up for someone in their time of need
‘I feel that my body has let me down’ • It affects one in three women after childbirth, yet a silence of shame means urinary incontinence is rarely discussed. Here, Georgie Lane-Godfrey explains the toll leaking for years on end can take on your mind
INCONTINENCE AND MENTAL HEALTH • Dr Sula Windgassen is a psychologist and researcher specialising in chronic health conditions
Get set • Rearranging your reps into different set styles is an easy way to refresh your routine, providing you know why, when and how to use each kind. Consider this your handbook
MAKING PRE 8/10 AN EFFORT • While fitness trackers can give you a rough idea how hard a workout was,...