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Women's Health UK September 2018

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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Welcome to our fifth annual Naked issue – a celebration of women’s bodies in all their beautiful, fierce and powerful glory. I’m particularly proud of it this year because it features professional sportswomen – all at the top of their game, yet with wonderfully different body shapes. If ever there was proof that there is no one body type that typifies a healthy lifestyle, it’s the women you’ll find on pages 93 to 101. From a CrossFit champion to an England international footballer, these women use their bodies as tools to win, and their strength and agility are breathtaking. But first, let’s take a minute to talk about our cover star – Hollywood actress Jenna Dewan. A trained dancer, she’s completely at ease in her skin, and this confidence shines through…

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this month i’m…

Celebrating… Women’s Health’s win of Consumer Magazine of the Year at the PPA Awards – basically the Oscars of publishing. Using… Syoss Air Dry Volume Foam Spray. Good hair products don’t have to cost a small fortune. Syoss is my new high-street find. Following… @braveryco. I’m in awe of cancer survivor Emily Somers, who has designed boldprint headscarves for women battling cancerrelated hair loss. Wearing… LK Bennett trainers. I found these just as my current faves fell apart. That’s sustainability, right there.…

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the faces from the issue

THE BEAUTY GURU The Organic Pharmacy founder Margo Marrone gives us an insight into her beauty regime on p21 My one luxury item on a desert island would be… A soft pillow with a silk cover. During the day, it would be a mineral-based SPF 50. Skin-friendly breakfast? Overnight oats with kefir, chia seeds, flaxseed and blackcurrant powder. THE PERSONAL TRAINER PT Max Lowery takes you through a resistance loop workout to take your glute gains to the next level on p74 Nutrition rule you swear by? An extended overnight fast means I use body fat as fuel, which has a whole host of wider health benefits. Lunch is always my first meal of the day. Ultimate indulgence? Ice cream or craft beer. Or both! THE FOOD WRITER Everyone’s favourite foodie Melissa Hemsley shares some of her…

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burn fat with your eyes closed

We’re all for multitasking: sending a vital WhatsApp message mid-wee (or number two – don’t pretend you don’t do it), foam-rolling your quads while catching up on Love Island, doling out essential life advice to mates while knee-deep in slogan tees in a Topshop changing room. So assume we’re knocking out burpees while we explain how you can burn fat while you’re sleeping. Sound too good to be true? Ye of little faith. Research published in the journal Oxidative Medicine And Cellular Longevity suggests that consuming pineapple or banana before hitting the hay can turn your body into a fat-burning machine while you’re busy getting some zeds. Researchers gave six tropical fruits to 30 healthy volunteers an hour before they went to bed to measure the influence of the fruit…

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in the know

A LENTIL NOTE Reduce your blood glucose levels by 20% by swapping half the rice on your plate for lentils. The researchers behind this revelation, published in the Journal Of Nutrition, found that pulses, such as lentils, can slow down digestion and the release of sugars into the bloodstream, which ultimately reduces your blood sugar levels, cutting your risk of developing type-2 diabetes. Short on time? Add a few grain pouches into your weekly shop. Don’t say we don’t keep your finger on the nutritional pulse. GO NUTS You remember sticking your tongue inside a near-empty jar of Nutella to get every last bit. (No? Just us?) Well, channel your inner anteater once more, because Pip & Nut Chocolate Orange Almond Butter – free from palm oil and refined sugar – has hit…

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the big question

Q Is it really so bad to wolf down your meals in minutes? Well, it’s not great. Not only is there a body of research linking express-noshing with weight gain, recent research from scientists at Hiroshima University, Japan, has tied it to metabolic syndrome – a combination of disorders that increase your chances of developing cardiovascular disease and type-2 diabetes. So, what’s going on? ‘Wolfing down your meal might lead to overeating because you outpace the appetite hormones that tell your body you’re getting full,’ explains Dr Megan Rossi, researcher at King’s College London. ‘I often tell my clients that how they eat is just as important as what they eat,’ adds Harley Street clinical and sports dietitian Rick Miller. ‘Chew each bite until it’s smooth to help your body prepare…