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Simply Woman & Home November 2020

Simply Woman & Home is the only wellbeing and fitness title on the market that offers women of any age, any shape, any fitness level, particularly women over 40, the inspiration to feel fabulous every day. Simple changes that fit real life are the prescription to make the most of their looks, feel younger, fitter, slimmer, reduce stress, increase vitality and live a healthier life. The magazine is divided into sections focusing on wellbeing, beauty, diet, fitness, health and ‘inner you’ and is packed with tips, expert advice and best buys.

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United Kingdom
Future Publishing Ltd
4 Issues

in this issue

1 min
welcome to feel good you!

As we get stuck into the final quarter of the year, it’s time to appreciate how far we’ve all come. It has been an unforgettable year so far, and who knows what lies ahead? In this issue, you’ll find all the motivation, advice and guidance you need to stay positive, no matter what life throws at you as the days get shorter and temperatures drop. On page 78, try our morning yoga flow to kick-start your day, or if running is more your thing, you can follow our eight-week 5km run guide on page 72. On page 112, four women share the singular pieces of advice that’s got them through the toughest of times; they’ve now come out the other side smiling. Staying in? Make nights at home more appealing by whipping…

1 min
feel good fast

STAY HYDRATED Water Bottle, £12, Typhoon Pure at John Lewis & Partners…

3 min
what’s healthy right now?

Everybody’s talking about…wild breathing Ease stress, sort sleep issues and boost your libido with this breathing technique that draws on ancient traditions and scientific understanding of how the breath changes our physiology. Want to give it a go? Online yoga platform Movement for Modern Life has created a 10-day breath challenge that will trick your body into feeling calmer, relaxed or more energised. Sign up for a 14-day free trial at movementformodernlife.com. STAND BY YOUR MAN Show support for the men in your life by embracing Movember. The month-long campaign in November raises vital awareness of men’s health issues such as prostate and testicular cancer, mental health and suicide prevention with the goal of reducing premature deaths by 25% in the next 10 years. Can you convince – and sponsor – your partner, son,…

8 min
find your happy place

For many of us, it’s taken a global pandemic to wake up to the need to take better care of our mental wellbeing. As we get to grips with this new world of social distancing, constantly changing quarantine rules, while simultaneously navigating the challenges of working from home, we have become forced to try and approach life in a new way. Of course, there are days when demands pile up and things feel utterly overwhelming – there always have been after all. We end up slowly sinking to the bottom of the ocean instead of seamlessly riding the wave. These new-found situations we find ourselves in have also brought with them a rollercoaster of emotions. One minute we’re feeling revved up and motivated to stick to our usual schedules; the next…

5 min
healthy houseplants

Love a trip to the garden centre? Then you’re in luck. It’s time to forget dated 70s vibes; houseplants are a top interiors trend. ‘The houseplant has seen a revival and sales continue to grow,’ says lifestyle expert Catharina Björkman. And, seeing as there’s more to plants than decoration, this is great for our wellbeing. It was in the 1980s when scientists at NASA first confirmed plants were proven air purifiers. Almost four decades later, those findings still stand. ‘Plants can help maintain optimum humidity, reducing the likelihood of respiratory tract infections,’ says medical herbalist Hannah Charman (physichealth.uk). ‘They can improve oxygen levels, which, in turn, helps with alertness. Plus, they release chemicals called phytoncides, to regulate the immune system.’ ‘Plants release chemicals called phytoncides, to regulate the immune system’ EASING BODY AND…

2 min
sleep savers

Only 11% of Brits claim to have no difficulty falling asleep. But for the rest of us, struggling to drop off or waking in the night can become the norm. ‘We can’t force sleep, and it gets worse the more we stress about it,’ says sleep expert James Wilson (thesleepgeek.co.uk). Luckily, there are soothing aids to help. JUICY BENEFITS Montmorency tart cherries are a natural source of the sleep hormone melatonin and, according to studies, drinking the juice can increase sleep time by more than an hour a night. Try this natural concentrate to get your daily dose. 100% Nah Montmorency Cherry Concentrate, £16.99, 500ml, nahlife.com GOODNIGHT GUMMIES These passion fruit gummies are formulated with 5HTP extracted from griffonia seed – a known ingredient to maintain serotonin levels and improve sleeping patterns. Chew on…