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Women's Health Australia October 2019

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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Pacific Magazines Pty Ltd
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12 Issues

IN THIS ISSUE

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happy 2.0

This month, we’ve been talking a lot about the concept of happiness, and what it means in today’s world. Once upon a time, if you’d asked a random selection of people, it’s likely the answer would involve words like family, friends, time, purpose and (in short) elements that lead to those warm, fuzzy feelings of contentment and peace we all chase. And rightly so. But in a refreshing turn of events, leading researchers are starting to paint a more realistic view of happiness, the fact it’s impossible to feel happy 100 per cent of the time, and that learning to embrace the full spectrum of emotions (including, yes, sadness) is an important and healthy part of life. Turns out making even the smallest mindset tweaks (including rewriting your own internal…

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women's health australia

Jacqui Mooney Editor Lizza Gebilagin Deputy Editor Adam Williams Creative Director Lisa Balemi-Hughes Art Director Alex Davies Features Editor Harriet Sim Editorial Coordinator/ Junior Writer Kate Fraser Head of Pictures – Fashion & Health Penny Carroll Contributing Writer Iantha Yu Contributing Beauty Writer Sophie Newton Editorial Intern Lauren Williamson Digital Content Manager – Health Lucy Bode Digital Content Editor Clarissa Wilson Brand Solutions Director Jessica Lay Brand Solutions Manager Sam Maguire Brand Solutions Executive Allan Webster Print Advertising Operations Manager Fran Vavallo Vic Sales Director Angela Coley Qld Sales Director Andrew Cameron Executive Creative Director Courtenay McDermott Senior Marketing Manager – Health Ellie Fletcher Marketing and Events Executive Valeriya Chemerkina Business Analyst – Health Adam Blount Head of Consumer and Retail Brendan O’Donnell National Business Manager – Retail Robert McIntosh Circulation Manager Pre-Media Solutions Digital Imaging Mark Jones Production Controller Daniel Moore, Chrystal Glassman Copy Directors Gereurd Roberts Chief Executive Officer Guy Torre Chief Financial Officer Louisa Hatfield Group Content…

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ask wh

THE BIG QUESTION Should foam rolling hurt this much? Answer If there’s a fine line between nice pain (think: a massage) and pain-pain (a bikini wax), foam rolling might just be that line. “The pain comes from the initial pressure undoing knots and releasing trigger points,” explains PT James Pisano. And unlike planning your best mate’s hens’ weekend, in this scenario, added pressure helps. Foam rolling frees up your fascia – the fibrous tissue surrounding your muscles – stretching and loosening it so that other structures can move more freely. “With regular use, the initial pain should pass, as knots will have less time to build up,” says Pisano. But roll wrong and you could create more inflammation and tension. Roll ‘right’ by moving outwards from the centre of the pain and…

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on our radar

AVO ICE-CREAM Is there anything avocados can’t do? Even the bruised ones are still giving us life as the base for a creamy vegan dessert called Gelavo. The brainchild of Curtin University food scientists, it comes in many flavours. Best of all, by diverting second-grade avos from landfill, it’s sustainable. Praise be. CONTRACEPTIVE BLING Forget the pill, scientists are working on a new way to deliver contraceptive hormones – via jewellery. The plan is to use special backings on earrings, watches, rings or necklaces to apply hormones to the skin, which will then be absorbed straight into the bloodstream. Yep, cute and smart. BRIDAL BIKE SHORTS Let’s hear it for Zoë Kravitz, who has officially made bridal bike shorts a thing. The actress donned white lycra shorts, a bra and a pearl-beaded sheath for her…

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what the smell?

Ever caught a whiff of something that actually wasn’t there? No, this isn’t some mind-bending Black Mirror sitch, it’s a legit condition known as Phantosmia. A US study published in JAMA Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery found one in 15 adults over the age of 40 have smelled a phantom odour. Researchers say the causes vary, from nose issues such as sinus infections and common colds, to conditions of the brain or nervous system, such as migraine and stroke. So go see your doctor if something smells fishy.…

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pop quiz!

Which approach best curbs overeating? A Mediterranean diet B Western diet C Neither ANSWER: A If the Med diet needed any more fuel for its already-stellar rep, it’s just been served. In a small three-year study, researchers discovered that non-human primates on the eating plan were less likely to overeat compared with those on a typical Western diet. They also ended up with lower body weight and less body fat. A key feature of the winning approach? Protein and fat primarily came from plant sources rather than animal ones. Pass the avo and legumes, will you? SOURCE: WAKE FOREST SCHOOL OF MEDICINE 120 IF YOU END UP WITH A COOKIE EVERY TIME YOU GO ON A COFFEE RUN, GET A WHIFF OF THIS: BASKING IN THE SCENT OF INDULGENT EATS FOR THIS MANY SECONDS (AKA TWO MINUTES)…

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