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Simply Woman & Home

Simply Woman & Home January 2021

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!

This time last year I was excited at the prospect of a new decade. And I think many others were too. But then a few months later, we ended up in lockdown 1.0, thanks to COVID-19. What a 12 months we’ve had, and while the vaccine sounds promising (at time of writing, we’d just been told of the Pfizer and BioNTech inoculation), it’s hard to know what 2021 will hold. However, I hope this issue of FGY allows you some respite. Turn to page 26 for the simple changes you can make to boost your sleep. On page 72, tone at home with our exclusive Pilates plan; and on page 40, eat sustainability with four delicious recipes that are good for you and the planet! There’s also a whole array…

1 min
feel good fast

SKIN SAVIOUR Lumene Nordic Hydra Arctic Spring Water Enriched Facial Mist 100ml, £12, feelunique.com…

2 min
what’s healthy right now?

Everyone’s talking about… drinking less Feel like you’d like to indulge a little less? According to national statistics, exceeding the recommended 14 units of alcohol in a week is most common among adults aged 55 to 64 – and research reveals that one in three older adults have increased their boozing during the pandemic. Drinking less can also improve mental health. The new We Are With You over 50s alcohol helpline is a free, national service offering information and support for those aged over 50. Chat about reducing your intake on 0808 8010750 (12pm to 8pm, Monday to Friday, and 12pm to 4pm at weekends). PROTECT YOUR PEEPERS Hormone changes during perimenopause and the menopause can lead to dry eyes. It’s no surprise that our eyes are also feeling tired and strained due…

1 min
good morning britain’s charlotte hawkins, 45, lives in london with her husband, mark herbert, and their five-year-old daughter, ella rose this winter i will be…

Reading… Piers Morgan’s book, Wake Up. He sent it to me, so he’ll be quizzing me to see if I’ve actually read it! Eating… Green powder that you mix with fruit juice as it tastes awful on its own! I’m trying to be a bit healthy at the moment because, throughout lockdown, everything went a bit crazy and normal eating patterns went out of the window! Listening to… my Mindful Moments playlist on Spotify. I genuinely like listening to it, because it has my favourite pieces of classical music on, and I can listen when I need a bit of de-stressing. Buying… More clothes because I haven’t bought any recently, and I’ve really missed getting dressed up and going out. Usually I’ve got all sorts of events to go to, and I’m getting…

4 min
the top 2021 health trends

FITNESS KEEPING FIT AT HOME… You don’t need a mountain of equipment to strength train in your front room. The Activ5 pocket gym is a handheld device that helps you to tone using your own body as resistance, while the companion app tracks results and provides more than 100 unique workouts. (£129.99, activ5.co.uk) KEEP FIT APPS There was a whopping 180% increase in traffic to health and fitness apps in the first three months of lockdown*, and that trend looks set to continue. These are some of the biggest hits that will help us through 2021: danceSing on Demand An online choir that also keeps you fit with virtual singing classes, dance fitness workshops and Pilates. (£20 a month, dance-sing.uk). Prescription workouts from home For people with longterm conditions, these will be huge and the NHS-approved Exi app is…

5 min
embrace the power of hope

‘Even on the really tough days, there is always a way to have fun and find joy’ The New Year is traditionally infused with hope for new beginnings, however, this year, things may feel different, as it may be harder to be hopeful when there is so much bad news. Despite this, I promise that there is always joy and pleasure to be found, even on the darkest days. I’m here with a gentle invitation to help you rediscover your hopes. Hope is powerful because it allows us to believe in the possibility of something better ahead, and provides us with the strength to try something that will carry us towards that brighter future. Here are some ways you can help yourself journey back to hope. But before we start, be kind…