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Women's Health UK

November 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

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United Kingdom
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Hearst Magazines UK
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11 Issues

IN THIS ISSUE

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welcome to women’s health

It feels like everyone is talking about mental health. People are opening up about their feelings, owning their conditions, being honest, proud even, to be part of a growing and necessary conversation. And yet, this climate of candidness is garnering a growing cynicism. Are we, as a society, medicalising what are, in fact, perfectly normal human emotions? You can be sad and unhappy, but not depressed. Feeling anxious, a gnawing sense of unease or worry can be beneficial. You’re more likely to be better prepared if a little anxiety has crept in ahead of an upcoming exam or work presentation. But what happens when these emotions become overwhelming; physical, distressing, debilitating? And when ordinary, reactive emotions to the meandering normality of life become so intense they may be life-threatening? When someone is struggling,…

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women's health

Editor-In-Chief Claire Sanderson Deputy Editor Victoria Joy Creative Director Adam Gerrard Production Editor Victoria Rudland Acting Managing Editor/Picture Director Frankie Hill WORDS Features Director Nikki Osman Deputy Chief Sub Editor James Brown Beauty Editor Perdita Nouril Junior Fitness Editor Kirsti Buick Senior Editor Roisín Dervish-O’Kane Editorial Assistant/Junior Writer Emily Pritchard FASHION Fashion Director Saskia Quirke Fashion Assistant Abigail Buchanan VISUALS Art Editor Nathalie Bates Junior Designer Florence Ogram Picture Assistant Eliot Brittain DIGITAL Digital Editor Amy Lane Social Media Editor Francesca Menato Beauty & Health Editor Claudia Canavan CO-CONSPIRATORS Francesca Bailey Jacquie Boyd Charlotte Daly Euan Danks Emma Gold Ian Harrison Philip Haynes Ben Mounsey-Wood Emily Murphy Ellis Parrinder Mitch Payne Kasia Serafin Rachell Smith Amanda Statham Ella Tjdar Tom Watkins Abigail Wilson Harriet Wilson Managing Director, Health & Fitness Alun Williams Brand Development Director Jane Shackleton Senior Marketing Executive Philippa Turner CLIENT DIVISION Managing Director, Beauty Jacqui Cave Managing Director, Fashion & Luxury Jacqueline Euwe Director of Health & Sport Andrea Sullivan Director of Travel Denise Degroot Director of Motors Jim Chaudry Director of Watches & Jewellery Anna O’Sullivan Director of…

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follow a parody account for better body image

•Before Kim K’s bum-to-waist ratio has you sacking off social media for good, it’s worth knowing that there’s a more inclusive side to Instagram. In fact, it can actually boost your body confidence. That’s provided you’re following the right people. In a recent study, published in the journal Body Image, researchers asked over 100 women to look at either photos posted to social media by celebs and influencers (think hewn mahogany bodies in #plandid swimwear shots), or the same image posted next to its parody on @celestebarber’s account. It’ll come as little surprise that the group who saw only the celeb’s photos felt unhappier after their scrolling sesh, but those who viewed the parodies experienced an increase in body satisfaction. Celeste Barber’s take on Miley Cyrus covering her baps with…

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ut-bye

The NHS is trialling a new app that will allow you to get an at-home diagnosis and treatment for urinary tract infections. By snapping a photo of a used dipstick – a rod you wee on that doubles as an effective insult for a sibling – picked up from the pharmacist, patients can have their urine analysed via the app. The scheme is ongoing in Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire until the end of the year, and – if successful – will be rolled out nationwide. LAUGHING MATTERS Jokes not landing? Scientists have found that hearing spontaneous laughter improves a gag’s funniness rating by 15-20%, and even the canned lols boost crack appreciation by 10%*. Praise be for your easily amused work wife. CORE STRENGTH Those who eat the whole apple end up consuming roughly 10…

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the to-do list

GO | MIND BODY SOUL EXPERIENCE 18-20 October, Alexandra Palace, London Chakras out of whack? Hit up this three-day wellness festival for varieties of yoga you never knew existed, food to feed your soul and, erm, angel meditation. Crystal vendors guaranteed. £26 for three-day access. READ | NIGEL SLATER GREENFEAST AUTUMN, WINTER out 3 October (£22, HarperCollins) All the plate-scraping deliciousness you’d expect from a recipe book by Nige, without the meat. It’s every bit as delightful as the spring/summer edition. KNOW | WORLD MENTAL HEALTH DAY 2019, 10 OCTOBER Between 2005 and 2015, only 27% of those who died by suicide had been in contact with mental health services in the year before their death, so suicide prevention is this year’s theme. Find out more at papyrus-uk.org…

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why does cleaning my ears with a cotton bud feel so good?

How can something so wrong feel so… right? No, not snogging Brian from IT at Friday drinks, but cleaning your ears with a cotton bud. That you have lots of nerve endings in your ears might explain why it feels so satisfying going to town on them, but when you stick a cotton bud in your ear, you’re hitting more than just nerve endings. ‘Inserting cotton buds in the ear might feel like it gets wax out, but it also pushes excess wax even deeper into the ear canal,’ says Duncan Collet-Fenson, audiologist at Aston Hearing. ‘Inserting a foreign body into the ear canal also increases the risk of infection.’ So how should you clean your ears then? ‘You shouldn’t,’ explains Collet-Fenson. ‘Having earwax is both normal and useful, as…

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