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Women's Health UK

May 2019

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

United Kingdom
Hearst Magazines UK
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£29.99(Incl. tax)
11 Issues


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welcome to women’s health

Is it wrong to be envious of a three-year-old, especially when the child in question is your own? Maybe it is, and yet sometimes I can’t help feeling a little jealous watching my daughter – my spitting image in both looks and personality – tear around the house, with her blonde hair flowing behind her and a gleeful smile pasted across her face. From the moment she wakes up at 6am until we put her to bed each evening, she lives at full throttle, a Tasmanian devil-like ball of energy that will bulldoze anything, or anyone, that gets in her way. This constant energy (which makes long car journeys an experience, believe me) is something I don’t have, but desperately want, so I can’t help envying my daughter for the…

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energy & issue

NEVER MISS AN ISSUEGet WH delivered direct to your door every month, or choose to download it to your mobile or tablet. Go to p130 for our latest subscription offer…

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women’s health uk

Editor-In-ChiefClaire SandersonDeputy EditorVictoria JoyCreative DirectorAdam GerrardProduction EditorVictoria RudlandActing Managing Editor/Picture DirectorFrankie HillWORDSFeatures EditorNikki OsmanDeputy Chief Sub EditorJames BrownActing Beauty & Fitness EditorPerdita NourilCommissioning EditorRoisín Dervish-O’KaneEditorial Assistant/Junior WriterEmily PritchardFASHIONFashion DirectorSaskia QuirkeFashion AssistantPolly SayerVISUALSArt EditorNathalie BatesDesignerGeorge HiltonPicture AssistantEliot BrittainDIGITALDigital EditorAmy HopkinsonSocial Media EditorFrancesca MenatoBeauty & Health EditorClaudia CanavanJunior Digital WriterAlly HeadCO-CONSPIRATORSJulia BroughtonMaisie ChandlerStephen CollinsSharon FarrowMichael HedgeIlka & FranzRebecca JacobsBen Mounsey-WoodEmily MurphyMark OliverMarian PatersonMitch PayneBen RiggottPeggy SirotaLizzy ThomasIsabelle TruscottGrace WarnTom WatkinsGemma YatesManaging Director, Health & Fitness Alun WilliamsBrand Development Director Jane ShackletonActing Senior Marketing Manager Jessica HowleySenior Marketing Executive Philippa TurnerCLIENT DIVISIONManaging Director, BeautyJacqui CaveManaging Director, Fashion & LuxuryJacqueline EuweDirector of Health & SportAndrea SullivanDirector of TravelDenise DegrootDirector of MotorsJim ChaudryDirector of Watches & JewelleryAnna O’SullivanDirector of FinancePeter CammidgeClient Direct Director, Health & LifestyleNatasha BaileyClient Direct Director, Fashion & BeautyEmma BarnesClient Manager, FitnessVictoria…

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take the stairs to boost your fitness

The very definition of an oldie but a goodie. We know you know this, but now there’s yet another reason to actually follow through and bypass the lift. It’s called exercise snacking, and it’s got nothing to do with getting Wotsit dust on your yoga mat. According to a new study*, short, sweaty workouts done throughout the day are sufficient to boost your cardiorespiratory fitness. Participants were asked to do a quick warm-up (10 star jumps, 10 squats and five lunges on each side) before climbing three flights of stairs as quickly as possible (one step at a time, using the rail for support, please) three times a day, on three days a week. Doing this for six weeks improved participants’ VO² max (the optimum rate at which your body…

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news you can use

Keep it cleanWe’re talking teeth – but not for the reason you think. A new study published in Science Advances posits that the bacteria responsible for gum disease could play a key role in the development of Alzheimer’s. At the very least, damage to your gums allows mouth bacteria to enter the bloodstream, which could be bad news for your overall health. Get flossing – and we don’t mean the dance.MIND GAINSA new study* suggests aerobic exercise is more effective than flexibility and core moves at sharpening your mind. Walking, cycling or using an elliptical machine four times a week was found to improve executive function – your ability to concentrate in meetings – twice as much as stretching or toning exercises. Reason enough to get on the treadmill.REJIG YOUR…

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ask wh

I eat well during the week but fall off the wagon every weekend. Am I kidding myself that I’m healthy?It depends what you mean by ‘eat well’ and how far you’re falling off this wagon. Spend five days mainlining kale for the sake of Friday night pizza washed down with a bottle of wine? Let’s see. If, by ‘healthy’, you mean you’re trying to get lean to reach a healthy weight range, ‘you’re simply adding upwards of a few thousand calories to your weekly intake and may be taking yourself out of the calorie deficit you’ve created during the week,’ says registered nutritionist Dr Emilia Thompson. If gut health is your goal, a weekend binge is doing you no favours, either. In a recent rodent study, the gut bacteria of…