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Best issue 4

Best delivers a varied and lively mix of ideas and inspiration to inform and entertain real women and help them get more out of every aspect of their busy lives. Best is topical, practical, offering more variety than any other weekly by embracing traditional topics in a modern way.

United Kingdom
Hearst Magazines UK
52 Issues

in this issue

1 min
best monthly

At this time of year, dropping a few pounds before jetting off on holiday is usually our main diet and fitness goal. However, this year the world has changed and all our priorities have shifted to keeping everyone safe, healthy and well. With that in mind, we’ve packed this issue full of ideas to inspire and help you over the coming month. We’ve picked our favourite apps to help you be more active at home (page 39) and some brilliant ways to keep healthy and mentally focussed. You are what you eat, so check out our Time to Eat plan, as it’s a great way to avoid skipping meals and shed a few stubborn pounds. I can’t wait to tackle the colouring projects (page 78) and try one of the…

5 min
what’s new… health, fitness, diet, mindfulness

KEEP DANCING! Some of our favourite Strictly stars are beating cabin fever with – you’ve guessed it – a spot of dancing, and they’ve been taking to social media to share their routines. Reigning Strictly champ Oti Mabuse hasn’t been slumped on the sofa. Far from it, she’s been showing off her best moves and having plenty of laughs with dancer hubby Marius Lepure – and offering everything from kids’ classes to salsa parties for fans to join in online. Spanish Strictly hunk Gorka Marquez – who has baby Mia with girlfriend Gemma Atkinson – has also been busy, offering daily dance classes in a series entitled Bailando En Casa. Dancing, we know, is great for mental health and fitness, so what better way to lift spirits than learning the Suzie…

2 min
get beach-body ready

ABS-OLUTELY FABULOUS DAVINA MCCALL TV presenter, fitness guru and mum-of-three Davina, 52, focuses on a protein-rich diet to get beach-ready – eating eggs, fish, fruits and vegetables. Feeling hungry already? Well, the fitness fanatic manages to stay full throughout the day by snacking on nuts, hummus and cooked prawns. To keep those abs, she also eats ‘smart carbs’ such as sweet potato or wholegrain bread and tries the exercises on ownyourgoalsdavina.com. Perhaps we’re undermining the willpower needed, but this doesn’t sound too gruelling. Bring on the washboard stomach – we can dream! LADY IN RED AMANDA HOLDEN She’s no stranger to showing off her astonishing figure in incredible poolside snaps – but who wouldn’t if they looked like BGT’s Amanda?! The stunning mum-of-two, 49, revealed it’s healthy food and moving that gets her in tiptop…

3 min
amanda’s big bgt shape-up

If there is one thing we can count on in these strange times, it’s Amanda Holden to light the way when it comes to keeping in shape and looking great. She’s someone you can be sure will be putting in the hard work to look and feel great – even if she needs to start working out in the front room, thanks to Coronavirus… The toned star is already in incredible shape, but as she heads down the road to her milestone 50th birthday next February, the Portsmouth-born blonde seems determined to hit her physical peak – and getting the body of dreams by 50 seems to be her 2020 mission. The mum-of-two spends the first few months of the year shaping up for the return of Britain’s Got Talent (on 11 April). ‘A…

5 min
healthy inside and out!

When you look at me, what do you guess my age to be? I’m fair-haired, like to wear a splash of make-up – but more importantly, I’m careful about what I put in my body and I think it’s helped to keep me looking younger than my age - 50 next birthday. I’ve always loved animals and, for as long as I can remember, I’ve wanted to help them. When I was six years old, my dad brought home two tiny chicks and, while they lived in a coop in the garden, they also pottered around the house and liked a cuddle. As I watched them grow, it got me thinking about meat and why I ate it. I didn’t want any animals being harmed, so even though I was young, I…

2 min
‘i’ve finally learned to love exercise!’

Her trademark curves and buxom figure are just as much a part of brand Nigella as her tantalising and sensual recipes. But after a lifetime of swearing off the gym and hating exercise, the slimmed-down celebrity chef has admitted that exercise is now as ‘fundamental’ to her life as water. ‘It wasn’t vanity that jump-started my interest exactly, though it’s certainly true that if you like eating as much as I do, at a certain age you just have to start moving. ‘But I wanted to feel stronger, both physically and emotionally. Of course, exercise benefits the body – no one needs convincing of that – but I was unprepared for how much it helps the mind,’ she revealed. ‘I have never been on a diet to try to lose weight,’ she confirmed –…