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Women's Health Australia

Women's Health Australia April 2020

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.

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1 min

6117KJ | 45G CARBS | 48G PROTEIN | 40G FAT | SERVES 4 WEST-AFRICAN CHICKEN AND PEANUT STEW ◆ 2 tbs vegetable oil◆ 8 chicken drumsticks◆ 1 large onion, roughly chopped◆ 5cm fresh ginger, peeled and grated◆ 4 garlic cloves, crushed◆ 1 scotch bonnet chilli, deseeded and finely chopped◆ 2 tbs tomato puree◆ 75g creamed coconut◆ 100g smooth peanut butter◆ 500g sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 3cm chunks◆ 1 red capsicum, roughly chopped◆ 400g tin of kidney beans, rinsed◆ Salt and pepper 1. Heat 1 tbs oil in a casserole dish over a medium-high heat, add the drumsticks and cook until brown, then set aside. 2. Next, add the remaining oil, then fry the onion for 10 mins. Add the ginger, garlic, chilli and tomato puree, fry for 2 mins, then stir in…

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“my bridesmaid ghosted me after my wedding”

“I’d been friends with Lauren* for 27 years. She was one of my bridesmaids. A couple of years after getting married, my husband and I moved an hour out of the city for a slower life. With the location, it became a little harder to catch-up, but every time I tried, Lauren would give an excuse not to. Then one day she just stopped replying to my texts and calls. We went from having three decades of friendship to ‘I don’t even want to communicate with you.’ I never did find out the reason, and it really hurt me at the time, but now I just think that maybe I wasn’t what she needed in that stage in her life anymore. I remind myself not to take it too personally.…

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our kinda girl... sophie dillman

Women Are Tough “We’ve handled [endometriosis] in silence since the beginning of time. The condition is still misunderstood, misdiagnosed and granted so little funding for research. I was diagnosed about seven years ago. I was having pain and discomfort during my period and wanted to know what was going on. I’ve had some months of excruciating pain, bloating, fatigue, bleeding and hormonal imbalance, then some with no symptoms. This disease can be incredibly unpredictable. I’m honoured to be working with Endometriosis Australia. Endo can make you feel very isolated, but there are support systems, social media pages and people willing to listen. You’re not alone.” Exercise Is My Meditation “I do roughly five training sessions a week. I work with Chief Brabon and Emilie Brabon-Hames at the SKWOD Sweat & Social Club in…

1 min
when the rain starts to pour

FINETUNE YOUR RESOLUTION SKILLS “Some friendships can survive a fallout, if both sides are willing to discuss things.” Accept your part: “In any conflict, there’s a percentage contributing to it from each side.” TURN DOWN THE SELF-DOUBT “Strengthening your internal support system helps when you feel alone”. It’s time to dial up your self-love and do what feels healing to you, whether it’s journalling or karaoke. DON’T FORCE CLOSURE If you can’t work through things, “Don’t push the sadness and grief away. Recognise things change and instead use the experience to help grow.” PLAY FAIR If you bump into your old mate, be gracious. “Remember that even if they’re not a friend they are still a person, with their own story. Treat them as you wish to be treated.” NURTURE THE SUPPORT YOU DO HAVE “List your friends and…

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good mood moves

If you’re pondering adding another meat-free day to your week, let us serve up further inspo – the plant-based life could be a winner for your mental health. That’s the latest from University of Kansas scientists, who recommend prioritising whole foods, plants and fare rich in omega-3 fatty acids (we see you, walnuts) for “optimum psychological benefit”. Oh, and pick up a dumbbell here and there, too. A six-year Uni of Southern Qld study found people who combine strength and aerobic workouts may be less likely to develop depression. 2.7 WHEN KIDS WERE PLONKED IN FRONT OF A CHILD-FRIENDLY TV COOKING SHOW FEATURING NUTRITIOUS FOOD, THEY WERE THIS MANY TIMES MORE LIKELY TO CHOOSE A HEALTHY SNACK COMPARED WITH WATCHING AN EP FEATURING UNHEALTHY EATS. DELICIOUS STUFF. SOURCE: JOURNAL OF NUTRITION EDUCATION…

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pro tips

Staying Power Polished off a lifting or boxing session, only to notice your nails have gone to shit? We feel you. Score longevity with regular mani appointments, suggests Pham. “This will ensure your natural nails are kept healthy.” If you’re more of a DIYer, Winder advises, “Take the time to do all the manicure steps – prep, painting and finishing. Laying the correct foundation is the only way to get long-lasting results.” Oh, and another thing? “Don’t be too heavy-handed with your polish,” adds Winder. “Opt for a fine polish application that’s lightly layered and more chip resistant. Also reapply a top coat every couple of days.” TRY: JINsoon Power Coat Strengthening Base Coat, $28 The new Frenchie Unlike the blunt French manis of the early ’00s, the new incarnation is low-key and subtle.…