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Women's Health Australia November 2017

Women’s Health Australia's mission is to help Aussie women feel happier and healthier (every single day!) with the ideal mix of fitness, food, nutrition, mindfulness, wellness, fitspo fashion and beauty, plus so much more.

Paragon Media Pty Ltd
R 38,29
R 288,43
12 Issues

in this issue

2 min
hello spring

Finally! It’s officially spring – the season of warmer days, sunshine, daylight savings and the sudden urge to throw off those layers and get moving. After months of hibernation, it’s the ideal time to refresh, reset and recharge everything from your fitness routine to your eating habits. The one thing holding many of us back? The motivation to actually do all these things. This issue, we spoke to one of Australia’s most successful women, Michelle Bridges. Check out our chat with her (and our exclusive plan from her new book, Keeping It Off) on page 104. Many years ago, in another interview with Michelle, I remember her saying something that’s stuck with me ever since. Despite being one of the fittest and most driven people you’ll ever meet, some days…

1 min

juicy news. shareable stats. convo starters Spike your sleep Having trouble getting enough zzzs? Research published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry found pineapple could be the answer to your sleep issues. Study participants who ate the fruit had a whopping 266 per cent increase in levels of melatonin, a hormone that regulates your internal body clock and tells you it’s time for bed. Try having a bowl for dessert – 100g will deliver around 80 per cent of your recommended daily intake of vitamin C. Now that’s double-duty fruit.…

1 min
work your confidence

30 SWAP THIS MANY MINUTES DAILY IN FRONT OF NETFLIX FOR HALF AN HOUR OF WALKING OR CHORES. IN A SEVENYEAR STUDY OF MORE THAN 400,000 PEOPLE, THIS EASY TRADE LOWERED MORTALITY RISK BY SIX PER CENT. Source: Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise Ropes yoga If your Tree Pose could use tuning up, try the latest yoga movement to hit Oz. With fans including AFLW player Katie Brennan, ropes yoga uses – you guessed it – ropes and other props to help you master poses, improve your alignment and try even more advanced stuff. In short, it takes your practice to the next level. Give it a go at Melbourne studio Universal Practice (universalpractice.com.au) and cross err’thing that even more classes pop up soon. Namaste. WORDS: ALEX DAVIES. PHOTOGRAPHY: PETRA WIEBE CONCEPT/TRUNKARCHIVE.COM/SNAPPER…

1 min
spice up, trim down

3 THIS MANY CIRCUIT RESISTANCE TRAINING SESSIONS PER WEEK OVER 10 WEEKS HELPED WOMEN IN ONE STUDY CUT BODY FAT AND BMI, PLUS BOOST THEIR LEAN BODY MASS. MUSCLE UP! Source: The Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness SLIM-STAGRAM News worth double-tapping: that Insta feed can help you drop kilos. A University of Washington study found people who use Instagram as a food diary ate more healthily and stuck to their goals. How? Followers hold you accountable, while a grid of pics shows a snapshot of your diet. Be detailed in your posts, says Kathleen Vuong (@whatkateats), who lost nearly 5kg after starting a #fooddiary account. So, instead of ‘Awesome lunch today!’ write ‘Spicy salmon salad with green tea’ – specific captions help you remember and re-create meals.…

1 min
gimme lip

GLOSS Old-school plumping glosses used bee venom to puff. Now, pain-free peptides stimulate collagen to fill out lips, while shimmer fakes fullness instantly. We like Elizabeth Arden Beautiful Color Luminous Lip Gloss in Sweet Pink, $34. MASK Like a gel sheet mask for your lips, Skyn Iceland Plumping Lip Gels ($50 for 5) douse your smackers (and the surrounding skin) with advanced plant- and marinebased actives. After 10 mins, you’ll see more volume from the extra moisture, and your lipstick will go on smoother. BALM Beyond the ultranourishing combo of 100 per cent pure argan oil and moringa butter, Josie Maran Argan Lip Sting Plumping Butter, $33, uses a lip-plumping complex that boosts circulation in your pout for that luscious, full look – both instantly and long-term. ROADTEST Clarissa Wilson, WH Brand Manager, tried Clearskincare Clinic’s new…

1 min
super spread

PLEASE EXPLAIN... nulin A TYPE OF NATURAL DIETARY FIBRE THAT MAY SUPPORT GUT HEALTH AND PROTECT AGAINST CHRONIC INFLAMMATION. ONE OF ITS SOURCES IS PURE MAPLE SYRUP. PANCAKES IT IS! Source: University of Rhode Island POP QUIZ! What’s the best way to cook red meat? ANSWER A. In a 26- year study published in Diabetes Care, the other two approaches were linked with increased risk of type 2 diabetes when people did them on the regs, especially B. Researchers reckon the high heat may play a part. Mix up your meat tekkers by stewing, boiling or even simply pan-frying – surprisingly, the latter was associated with lower risk of T2D, possibly thanks to the use of healthy vegetable oils. Steak’s up.…