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Women's Health South Africa

December 2019

Women’s Health provides active, health-conscious women with a new and much-needed kind of magazine – one that’s as smart and funny as they are; that’s founded on diligent reporting, scientific research, and intimate, entertaining writing and that never underestimates its readers or seeks to intimidate them with false ideas about what makes women worthy of admiration. Don’t expect same-old, boring fitness advice – you’ll get short, targeted workouts that use the latest research to help you sculpt the body you’ve always wanted in record time. Pages of fresh, delicious recipes make healthy eating a treat and expert advice will empower you to take control of your health and your career. You’ll also get practical fashion and beauty tips that work for you and sex tips that guarantee satisfaction! Whether your goal is to finally rock a bikini with confidence, get ahead at work, ace your first 10-kay or get a handle on your health niggles, Women’s Health will help you get there – and make sure you enjoy the journey!

Country:
South Africa
Language:
English
Publisher:
Media 24 Ltd
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11 Issues

IN THIS ISSUE

2 min.
end-of-term mindfulness

Is there any better feeling in The Known Universe than the idea that a holiday – areal one when everyone else is also on holiday, thus no hangover guilty feelings – is just a few sleeps away? Nope. Me neither. Forgive the Insta speak here, but #realtalk… Everyone I chat to seems to agree that 2019 has been a bastard of a year! Only a moment ago, the WH team was sound-checking the tunes at Fit Night Out Jozi – hello August, old friend! – and the next we were rolling into our December countdown with nary a “how’re you doing”! What is up with that? Busy has become the four-letter word I dread using. And, trust me – as my punks can attest – I love a four-letter word more…

2 min.
women's health south africa

EDITOR Danielle Weakley (danielle.weakley@media24.com,@danweakley) Doll’s House kaftan – for beach, for cocktails and even for empty December office days. CREATIVE DIRECTOR Robert Cilliers (robert.cilliers@media24.com,@robdcilliers) Maui Jim Kaupo Gap sunnies – I lost my last pair to the ocean. DEPUTY EDITOR Wanita Nicol (wanita.nicol@media24.com, @wanita.nicol) I live in my plakkies – Ihave a pair for every occasion! FOOD & MANAGING EDITOR Amy Hopkins (amy.hopkins@media24.com, @amy_hoppy) My DCT lip balm and Cotton On sling bag (perfect for dancing). SENIOR COPY EDITOR Leigh Champanis-King (leigh.champanisking@media24.com,@leighthechamp) An ice-cold beer... For hydration purposes. ART DIRECTOR Pia Hammond (pia.hammond@media24.com, @piahammond) My water-proof bucket hat – I love that it stays put when I’m surfing. SENIOR JOURNALIST Ondela Mlandu (ondela.mlandu@media24.com, @ondela_m) My straw sun hat! It’s stylish and goes with every single outfit. SENIOR JOURNALIST Yamkela Mdaka (yamkela.mdaka@media24.com, @alekblak) I can’t live without my shades! MANAGING EDITOR: DIGITAL Susan Barrett (susan.barrett@media24.com,@susanjbarrett) A novel – preferably trashy. DIGITAL EDITOR Gina Beretta (gina.beretta@media24.com,@gina_dionisio) SPF 50 sun stick… So I don’t cook myself like aChristmas turkey on the mountain. CONTENT PRODUCER Cally Silberbauer (cally.silberbauer@media24.com, @callysilberbauer) Does beer…

4 min.
ask us anything

Is being overtired really a thing? ANSWER: It may sound like something out of an Alanis Morissette song, but exhaustion really can stop you from sleeping. Ironic or not, overtiredness occurs when your mind and body are out of sync: mentally, you’re burnt out, but, physically, your body’s not tired enough to hit the sack. “The frenetic pace of modern life means you’re often in danger of depleting your mental energy without tiring your body,” says Dr Nerina Ramlakhan, author of Fast Asleep, Wide Awake. It might feel like the last thing your fatigued brain wants to do, but exercise can help. “A strategic body-weight workout will stem excess adrenaline built over a stressful day by releasing adenosine, helping the sleep hormone melatonin to work more effectively,” she explains. Plus, skip…

2 min.
hello world!

#WHFITFLUENCER WHO: @tshi_amor With 123 000 followers and counting on Insta, chances are you’ve come across Phuti Moabelo, our #FitFluencer this month. A few scrolls down her feed and you can’t help but be captivated not only by her girl-next-door style aesthetic, but also her commitment tofitness. “I got into fitness because I’ve always had an obsession with being super small/skinny and I never really loved my body,” she admits. “But I soon realised that there’s more to do at the gym besides cardio and that’s when I fell in love with strength training.” Lifting weights makes Phuti feel like she’s in control of everything. She particularly enjoys hip thrusts, dead lifts and doing squats with the Smith machine. “I split my upper body and lower body workouts and I’m usually at…

1 min.
wh in numbers how do you rate?

73 THE PERCENTAGE OF READERS WHO SAID PMS SYMPTOMS STOPPED THEM FROM EXERCISING. WE GET IT! THE BLOATING, FATIGUE AND OVERWHELMING DESIRE TO STAY IN BED WITH RUSKS DOESN’T SEEM TO GO HAND-IN-HAND WITH A SWEAT SESSION. THE THING IS, DOING LOW-IMPACT EXERCISE, LIKE YOGA OR PILATES, HAS SHOWN TO RELIEVE PMS SYMPTOMS AND BOOST MOOD. 49 percent of you said you're excited for summer racing season and have committed to a race! One of the ways to stay motivated to train is to enter a race and use it as a goal to work towards! 31% OF YOU SAID YOU’RE STILL LOOKING FOR A FITNESS GOAL. A GREAT WAY TO GET STARTED IS TO GET SOME FRIENDS TOGETHER AND JUST START. IT DOESN’T HAVE TO BE A MARATHON! IT CAN BE…

1 min.
birth control with benefits

1 Protect your knees Active ladies, take note! Oral contraceptives may lower the risk for ACL tears in athletes because they control monthly hormone surges that can impact injury risk, found a new study in The Physician and Sportsmedicine. 2 Ease migraines The nasty headaches-on-steroids are linked to a drop in oestrogen that occurs right before your period, so an uninterrupted, placebo-free BC regimen (like a continuous Pill, implant or IUD) can prevent these fluctuations and decrease migraine severity. 3 Improve daily energy Fatigue and weakness could be a sign of low red blood cells (anaemia). The Pill minimises heavy bleeding by preventing ovulation and causing the shedding of a thinner uterine lining. You lose fewer oxygenating cells, so you feel stronger.…