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Health & Fitness
Women's Health UK

Women's Health UK

June 2020

Women’s Health is the first UK magazine to bring you health, beauty, fitness, fashion, weight loss, food & sex, all wrapped up in one super-glossy lifestyle title

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United Kingdom
Language:
English
Publisher:
Hearst Magazines UK
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11 Issues

in this issue

3 min.
welcome to women’s health

At Women’s Health, we seek to always find the positive in any situation. To do so during a global pandemic is a big ask, but I’ve been happy to see the very real impact that widespread lockdown has had on reducing air pollution. No one would have wished it to happen in this way, but it raised questions for me. Who doesn’t want to preserve the future of the planet and enrich their own lives, as well as those of generations ahead of us? Why has it taken such a catastrophic event to force our hand? And can you truly make a difference to the environment if you start small? We’ve delved into all areas of sustainable living in this issue. From eco-friendly skincare and following a more ethically minded diet…

1 min.
22 kate beckinsale

COVER PHOTOGRAPHY: BEN WATTS. STYLING: KRISTEN SALADINO. HAIR: SCOTT KING AT THE ONLY AGENCY USING ORIBE. MAKE-UP: MOLLY R STERN AT SWA AGENCY USING CHANEL. MANICURE: EMI KUDO AT OPUS BEAUTY USING OPI. KATE WEARS: (ON THE COVER) BIKINI TOP, JADE SWIM; BOTTOMS, ALLSISTERS; EARRINGS, JANE D’ARENSBOURG; RING, TULESTE (ON THE COLLECTOR’S EDITION) TOP, FILA; BOTTOMS, BOND-EYE; EARRINGS, GOLD & HONEY; RING, JOANNA LAURA CONSTANTINE (ON THIS PAGE) SPORTS BRA, KORAL; TROUSERS, ADAM SELMAN SPORT; TRAINERS, FILLING PIECES…

1 min.
drink tea to live longer, but go loose-leaf for the planet

As health headlines go, this one is up there with chocolate improving your orgasms. New research suggests that the shoulder-relaxing, Headspace-mimicking power of a hard-earned brew is only half the story. When researchers from the Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences in Beijing tracked the health of 100,000 adults, they found that those consuming at least three cups of tea a week could expect to live 15 months longer, due to a reduced risk of cardiovascular disease thanks to tea’s polyphenols. Better make it loose-leaf, though. Research published in the journal Environmental Science & Technology last year found that steeping a single plastic teabag – commonly used in the bougier pyramid-style bags – releases around 11.6billion microplastics into the tea. These eventually end up in the oceans, destroying ecosystems. Not a…

2 min.
news you can use

Conscious spending Stuck between which set of metal straws to buy next? Maybe stick with what you’ve got for now. A study from the University of Arizona found that those who simply consume less are generally happier than those who do their bit by buying green products. Researchers posited that people feel freer with fewer things, suggesting less consumption is the way to go for purse and planet. REWARDING BEHAVIOUR It might be more than just dodgy knees holding back your 10k dream. A study* has found that people are motivated by reward (post-race pint?) when they first decide on a goal, then their focus shifts to the difficulty of the effort required. The key to getting it done is to consider the effort needed when setting the aim, then focusing on the…

1 min.
the to-do list

READ | THINK LIKE A MONK by Jay Shetty (£16.99, Thorsons), out now Podcaster Jay Shetty has condensed the wisdom he gleaned from his time as a monk into this manual. Read on for practical tips for squashing negativity and living a more meaningful life. Sounds easy enough, right? KNOW | SEACUTERIE The latest food trend making waves in the UK, ‘seacuterie’ boards are putting a maritime twist on traditional cheese and ham: think octopus salami and salt-cured tuna steaks. Head to page 31 to make sure your catch of the day is sustainable. EAT | CHICP DIPS £3.75 for 35g, chicp.co.uk These deliciously sustainable dips use surplus and imperfect vegetables in a range of brightly hued hummuses. Bring to your next dinner party for guaranteed bragging rights – and a pretty good canapé, too.…

1 min.
i’m heavier than i used to be – should i be worried about diabetes?

Lots to break down there. ‘Diabetes is what happens when the body is unable to sufficiently control your glucose levels,’ explains diabetes consultant Dr Partha Kar. Type 1 is an autoimmune disease, with a large hereditary component – the one you’re probably referring to is the lifestyle-driven type 2. ‘People with type 2 diabetes produce insulin, but it won’t work efficiently, causing glucose to build up in their blood,’ says Dr Kar. By hindering circulation, this build-up impacts blood flow through the arteries to the heart and brain – increasing the risk of heart attack and stroke – and other smaller blood vessels, risking nerve damage, limb loss and sight loss. To the point about whether you should worry about getting ‘heavier’: if you’ve increased muscle mass, that doesn’t present…