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Simply Woman & Home June 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.

United Kingdom
Future Publishing Ltd
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4 Issues

in this issue

1 min
here comes the sun!

Welcome to Simply woman&home. This issue is dedicated to health and wellbeing, ensuring you start summer feeling your very best. So whether you’re looking for ways to eat better and get active, or you want to dedicate some time to your mental health and wellbeing, we’ve got all the inspiration you need! As we edge into summer this year, it feels so much more significant as we also try to navigate what we hope will be a new easier life post-pandemic. But we shouldn’t underestimate the effect the last year or so has had on us. Our report on the effects of a life lived online, on page 10, makes fascinating reading, while on page 112 readers share how volunteering both before and during the pandemic have helped them enrich their…

1 min
spring brights

Wireless Removes chlorine and salt Support small businesses…

1 min
what’s healthy right now?

Clean your clothes, protect your skin Do you have sensitive skin that reacts to household laundry products? ‘This is called contact irritation and is more likely when the skin is dry as it lets allergens enter the gaps between our skin cells and cause inflammation,’ says GP Dr Ruth Cammish. Try the new-look, no-nasties range from Surcare that’s free from fragrances, enzymes, acids or dyes and has the seal of approval from Allergy UK. Surcare Sensitive Non-bio Washing Powder, £6, and Fabric Conditioner, £1.25, both Sainsbury’s. Struggling to sleep? The number of people suffering from insomnia has risen sharply over the last 12 months with stress and anxiety causing more sleepless nights among women. In her new part-memoir, part-manual, author Miranda Levy shares how she recovered from insomnia and reveals the gamechanging tips that…

1 min
actor mel giedroyc, 53 on 5 june, lives in london with husband ben morris and their daughters, florence, 18, and vita, 17.

THIS SPRING I WILL BE… Reading… Some poetry; I love Carol Ann Duffy. I’m also going to read a juicy Anthony Trollope classic. He’s one of my favourite writers, and his book, The Way We Live Now, was influential for me when I was writing my book, The Best Things. Eating… My husband’s been baking bread for Britain in lockdown, so I might have to stop eating that or I’ll be rolling down the street! Listening to… Essa Weira’s new album. His music is beautiful and very trancey. Buying… If the shops are open, I’ll be buying all sorts of stupid things I don’t need and some fairly rogue items of clothing I’ll never wear, because it’ll be so exciting to go shopping again. Indulging in… Hopefully, some B&Bs and walking. I am gagging to…

6 min
the impact of living life online

We might be fully grown adults, but our brains never stop changing or developing in response to our experiences. So, it stands to reason that the events of the last year and the matter of living through a pandemic – with all of its emotional, social and practical implications – will have had an impact on our brains. Dr Peter Gallagher is a senior lecturer in neuropsychology at Newcastle University. He explains, ‘The brain is a very plastic, adaptable thing. It’s going through changes all the time – connections are constantly made and pruned. That’s how our memories are formed, by making and breaking connections. It’s a very dynamic organ.’ So, although we’ve been doing far less than our normal lives would usually dictate, our brains have continued to react and reshape…

2 min

LOST FOR WORDS Along with feeling out of practise when it comes to rudimentary chatter, many of us have experienced feeling at a loss for words. Experts believe that a side effect of lockdown-living has affected our concentration skills, so although we feel as though we have far less going on in our lives, our heads are buzzing with plenty of thoughts. For example, while our social lives and friendship circles have been much smaller since spring last year, the very act of living in a modern pandemic has put strain on our brains, hence feeling as if we are grasping for words that were on the tip of the tongue. Dr Clara Russell, a GP who has launched her own brain-health supplement company, Noggin, tells us that being constantly distracted is…