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Simply Woman & Home August 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
4 Issues

in this issue

1 min
feel good, be happy!

Welcome to Simply woman&home. It’s turning out to be a summer like no other, so we’ve packed this issue with health and wellbeing advice to make you feel amazing – and happy – wherever you are! On page 112, we meet Jo, Louise, Pauline and Stella, whose inspirational stories of liberation through age are guaranteed to make you smile. Our fitness feature on page 78 will convince you that it really is never too late to start moving, and on page 14, we’ve found the happiness hacks you need to bring more fun into your life. Follow our expert advice on skincare and hair solutions, plus healthy eating and exercise, and by the end of August you’ll be brimming with body confidence. All that and, on page 45, we’ve tracked down the…

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hot tropics

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what’s healthy right now?

Anyone for tea? Our love of a good brew is celebrated during Afternoon Tea Week (9th-15th August), although we hardly need an excuse to enjoy this great British tradition. A cuppa can be comforting and a way to connect with others – but that’s not all. Studies show that drinking black tea may reduce the risk of stroke, diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Pop the kettle on, then. Handy protection Hands age faster than other body parts because they’re most exposed to damaging UVA sun rays. As the skin on your hands gets older, prevent the development of sunspots by applying Green People’s new Edelweiss & Green Tea Hand Guard – it blends SPF30 sun protection with skin-replenishing, ingredients (£17.50, greenpeople.co.uk). Turn to p54 for more sun protection advice Everybody’s talking about… PCR TESTS If you’re travelling…

5 min
embrace the blue

If you’ve ever fallen asleep to the sound of the sea or been brave enough to take an invigorating, wild skinny-dip, you can’t deny the positive effects of being in and around water. The ancient Greeks soaked in mineral-rich thermal springs to help them feel better and seaside trips were often prescribed by doctors during Victorian times. And it seems they were on to something, because now there’s a body of science-led evidence to prove that water can indeed heal. Keen to learn more? Here’s how to ride the wave of ‘blue therapy’. JOIN THE BLUE GYM The great outdoors is a healthy place to relax and recharge, as many of us discovered when embracing the goodness of green spaces during the pandemic. But along with fields, forests and our favourite parks,…

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‘the coast helps me to cope’

‘I grew up on the Wirral Peninsula in a house just a few seconds’ walk from a peaceful stretch of water at the mouth of the River Dee. My childhood memories are of wrapping up in all weathers to take family walks along the water’s edge or eating ice creams while watching windsurfers catch a breeze from the Irish Sea. Now, it’s the first place I head back to if I’m sick, run-down, or when the stress of urban life gets too much. I’ve made big career decisions while gazing out over that expanse of water and have healed from relationship break-ups with morning runs along the shore. When I finally leave the hustle and bustle of the city for good, I know that I’ll settle at the coast. Being…

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5 ways to soak up blue space

1 SWITCH UP YOUR WALKS Blue space walking is a simple way you can connect with water. ‘Check an online map to find your nearest water sources such as a river, lake, or canal, and factor them into your weekly walks,’ says Catherine. 2 SOOTHE WITH SOUNDS Listening to water inspires calmness, focus and creativity. Even the smallest garden or balcony has room for a battery-powered water feature, or download an app that has sounds of the ocean. Try Naturespace (free, App Store and Google Play). 3 HAVE A RESTORATIVE BATH A relaxing dunk in the tub will deliver benefits, says Catherine. Add healing minerals that are found in seawater – Westlab Soothing Dead Sea Bath Salt contains magnesium and potassium (£4.99 for 1kg, Holland & Barrett). 4 TAKE AN ENERGISING SHOWER As advocated by Wim Hof,…