Women’s Health Australia's mission is to help Aussie women feel happier and healthier (every single day!) with the ideal mix of fitness, food, nutrition, mindfulness, wellness, fitspo fashion and beauty, plus so much more.
Women's Health Australia
Science says you need a laugh
Strike a Pose • Dust off that mat: adding yoga to your regular training regimen is a winner for cardiovascular health, according to a three-month study of people with high blood pressure. And, stretch…
What's in a Mane? • You may be familiar with lion’s mane, a type of mushroom used in traditional medicine in Asia for centuries. According to a new pre-clinical trial by the University of Queensland, certain active compounds in the mushie could significantly impact the growth of brain cells and improve memory. Researchers reckon the discovery can support efforts to protect cognitive health. Watch this ’shroom space.
Go On a Mate Date • Feeling a bit ‘meh’ today? Just one quality conversation with a friend - whether it’s a proper catch-up or simply joking around - is enough to boost happiness and lower stress by the end of the day. An IRL chat works best, say University of Kansas pros, but a phone call still sparks the uplift.
Strong & Stable • Take on the weighted bird-dog row if you want a fresh challenge for your balance and core strength
Jetset Scents • If the wanderlust is real right now, the Amouage Escape Discovery Set (from $69, libertine parfumerie.com.au) could be just the ticket to tide you over until your next vacay. Each of the four minisized fragrances is inspired by exploring Oman (where they’re made). Meet the scent line-up…
Shooting for Gold • As she preps for Paris 2024, Hockeyroos star Grace Stewart talks legacy, ice baths and the moments that matter
Inside Grace's Bag
Identity Shift • A major health event can change how you view yourself. Experts share advice for finding a new sense of direction
Care Crew • Solace from the passenger seat helps keep someone with chronic illness on a path forward. Experts share how to show up for someone thoughtfully in their time of need
Golden Hours • Humans have different ‘chronotypes’ or tendencies to want to wake or sleep at specific times. It’s actually influenced by genetics – but chronotypes don’t always match up with our lifestyles. Neuroscientist Dr Claudia Aguirre and sleep scientist Dr Matt Walker share how to ID yours and score more energy to boot.
Power Players • Nutrition experts share the foods they have on rotation for fuelling their energy, workouts, health and happiness
Bowled Over • From lentil to chickpea, alternative pastas are everywhere. But which deserve an enthusiastic molto bene? We asked pros to dish on some of the different types
Free to Move • Working on your mobility can spell massive strength and workout gains. Here’s how
Earbuds for Exercise • A good soundtrack can boost your workout - and how you listen to it matters. We put earphones to the test to see which deserve a spot in your kit
Ready, Set, Play • So powerful is playfulness for wellbeing that some experts rate it up there with exercise and sleep. Fun times ahead
Do You Have Rust-Out? • If you’re fed up and uninspired at work - or drafting a resignation as we speak - this may be the career pep talk you need
Desire Deep Dive • We delve into the science of your sex drive and how to communicate what you really want
A Dab of Dopamine • The beauty world is welcoming a trend said to leave your disposition brighter than your cheeks. So, can make-up really make you happy?
Flying Solo • With experts hailing the neurological benefits of solo travel, WH makes the case for booking a...