Woman 23-Aug-2021

Published by TI Media Limited Woman is a must-have weekly fix of hot celebrity news, juicy TV insider gossip, compelling real life stories and body confident fashion and beauty. Its lifestyle section offers brilliant ideas on homes and interiors, the latest product news and user-friendly advice. Woman is first for food too with healthy family friendly menu ideas.

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52 Issues

in this issue

1 min

Staying motivated through the last year and a half has been one of my biggest challenges. Our local fitness guru, Giles, held online classes, which was a real saviour, but I’d be lying if I said that staying active was easy. Our health columnist Annie Deadman has some great practical ideas on how to refresh our goals (p25). I have duly taken note… And if that’s not enough for me to stay on track, the special on p26 with a 48 hour diet plan means I really have no excuse! Plus this week, if you’re fed up with the great British weather, why not brighten your home or treat a friend to a bouquet of flowers? There’s 20% off for every reader (p16)! Have a great week.…

3 min
what a week!

STRICTLY’S BACK! It’s that time of year again when Strictly Come Dancing is officially in sight and the first few celebrities have been announced. McFly singer Tom Fletcher, Peep Show’s Robert Webb and presenter AJ Odudu will be taking to the dance floor, and history will be made in the form of 2012 Great British Bake Off champion John Whaite, who is forming the first all-male partnership, after Nicola Adams and Katya Jones made the first all-female partnership last year. In an emotional message, John told fans, ‘I’m actually crying because of how nice you’re all being. I’m so excited to be on Strictly. It’s a dream come true – and even more of a dream to be doing the first all-male partnership. There will be kids watching thinking it’s OK to be…

5 min
what’s really in harry’s new book?

Prince Harry’s tell-all memoir threatens to rock the royals to their foundation. The question is, how far will the disgruntled duke dare to twist the knife in the backs of the family he left behind? Those close to the hot-headed prince expect him to expand on the incendiary accusations he and Meghan have made since quitting Britain. As Harry puts the finishing touches on the most-anticipated royal book ever written, here are the key ‘no-go’ areas the family will pray don’t make the final edit. Diana Harry is widely expected to slam the way he feels his mother was treated by the ‘institution’. We already understand that he has harboured this anger and bitterness from the day he was forced to walk behind her coffin. Raising this emotive issue could pick at…

3 min
achievable or impossible?

In recent weeks, we have been treated to absolutely stunning photos in the media of TV presenter Davina McCall and radio presenter Carol Vorderman. They look the picture of health and radiance and, at 53 and 60 years of age respectively, are indeed an inspiration to us mid-lifers. Is it possible for just anyone to achieve that? Of course it is! I know we have health at the forefront of our minds but, let’s face it girls, we are always interested in halting the swing of an underarm and obliterating those annoying bits that hang over our trousers, aren’t we? Here’s my take on how Davina and Carol have succeeded, and how you can, too. DAVINA The popular presenter has boundless energy, which must come from good nutrition, plenty of exercise (probably…

2 min
the royal insider

WILLIAM AND KATE HEAD TO BALMORAL The family will help to distract the Queen The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s only holiday this summer will be with the Queen in Scotland, I can reveal. William and Kate have accepted an invitation from Her Majesty to bring the family up for an extended break at Balmoral. They plan to visit for ‘at least’ three days before the children go back to school at the start of September. Sources say the 95-year-old monarch is ‘delighted’ and looking forward to making up the many hours with her great-grandchildren that have been lost to the lockdown. But there is a particular reason that the Queen will welcome the chance to take her mind off other matters. Returning to Balmoral for the first time since Philip’s death has tested Her…

1 min
have you fallen off the property ladder?

With ever-rising house prices and the cost of deposits spiralling, we all know about the hordes of young people struggling to get on the first rung of the property ladder. But something you hear much less about are the thousands of women in their 50s who have fallen off entirely, the hopes of ever owning their own home again becoming a distant dream. Facing retirement as a renter, as house prices continue to rise, is daunting, and with a third of people aged 50 and above now renting, according to research by Saga, compared with just 25% five years ago, this overlooked section of our society is growing. Divorce is cited as one reason for the increasing numbers, with one in five renters over 50 single and trying to get back on…