EXPLOREMY LIBRARY
Health & Fitness
Women's Health South Africa

Women's Health South Africa

September 2020

Women’s Health provides active, health-conscious women with a new and much-needed kind of magazine – one that’s as smart and funny as they are; that’s founded on diligent reporting, scientific research, and intimate, entertaining writing and that never underestimates its readers or seeks to intimidate them with false ideas about what makes women worthy of admiration. Don’t expect same-old, boring fitness advice – you’ll get short, targeted workouts that use the latest research to help you sculpt the body you’ve always wanted in record time. Pages of fresh, delicious recipes make healthy eating a treat and expert advice will empower you to take control of your health and your career. You’ll also get practical fashion and beauty tips that work for you and sex tips that guarantee satisfaction! Whether your goal is to finally rock a bikini with confidence, get ahead at work, ace your first 10-kay or get a handle on your health niggles, Women’s Health will help you get there – and make sure you enjoy the journey!

Country:
South Africa
Language:
English
Publisher:
Media 24 Ltd
Frequency:
Back issues only
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in this issue

3 min.
it's spring! time for fresh starts

URGH, HOW TO EVEN WRITE A DEAR JOHN LETTER LIKE THIS? It’s not you, it’s me. The devastating effect this pandemic has had on our economy means it is no longer commercially viable for us to continue publishing an internationally licensed brand. But you’ll know even more than me that Women’s Health has been so much more than that – I truly believe that what we built these last few years was the best, most inclusive and accessible girl-power local media brand out there. I’m so proud of it and of its legacy – and its fierce, fantastic, go-getting, rule-breaking cover stars! I wanted every woman to feel like she had the voice and the validation to throw herself into Lycra and feel f**cking amazing, empowered and endorphin-busting! And I swear…

1 min.
thank you to all the people who made the magic happen over the last 11 years

There are too many to namecheck, but here’s a start: launch editor Kate Wilson; our cohorts and editors over at Men’s Health: Jason Brown, Arthur Jones and Rob Cilliers; our power local cover stars: Jo-Ann Strauss, Gail Mabalane, Lee-Ann Liebenberg, Lira, Jeannie D, Bonang, Pearl Thusi, Melinda Bam, Lesley-Ann Brandt, Princess Charlene of Monaco, Mapule Ndhlovu, Demi-Leigh Tebow, Unathi, Takkies, Lorna Maseko, Ayanda Thabethe, Rolene Strauss, Connie Ferguson, Marciel Hopkins, Leandie du Randt, Liesl Laurie, Thembi Seete, Nadia Jaftha, Zuraida Jardine – Zee, thank you for being so wise and mindful and gorgeous on our last cover. And the real stars of the show behind the scenes at WH: Wanita Nicol, Amy Hopkins, Gina Beretta, Susan Barrett, Leigh Champanis-King, Pia Hammond, Yamkela Mdaka, Ondela Mlandu, Cally Silberbauer and Chandré Davids.…

2 min.
women's health

EDITOR Danielle Weakley danielle.weakley@media24.com, @danweakley Stepping onto our biggest stage at Fit Night Out Jozi and witnessing the electricity of a 3 000-strong crowd moving together. CREATIVE DIRECTOR Robert Cilliers robert.cilliers@media24.com, @robdcilliers #FNO Jozi: sharing this incredible event with two of the most amazing art directors. DEPUTY EDITOR Wanita Nicol wanita.nicol@media24.com, @wanita.nicol The reactions of our cover stars when they see their covers for the first time. FOOD & MANAGING EDITOR Amy Hopkins amy.hopkins@media24.com, @amy_hoppy I’ve loved all our events, but organising and hosting WH Supper Clubs are a real highlight! SENIOR COPY EDITOR Leigh Champanis-King leigh.champanisking@media24.com, @leighthechamp All the after-hours bonding with the team – that’s when the real magic happened! ART DIRECTOR Pia Hammond pia.hammond@media24.com, @piahammond Carrying a 45L cooler box of drinks down Clifton 2nd steps with Chandré for our end-of-year party. All worth it in the end. SENIOR JOURNALIST Ondela Mlandu ondela.mlandu@media24.com, @ondela_m The WH birthday tradition – I love how the workouts…

2 min.
11 years of wh the faces, the people and our big milestone moments

The First Cover BRIGHT AND BREEZY KRISTEN BELL, WHO WENT ON TO BE A THREE-TIME COVER STAR OVER THE YEARS. THE FIRST MEMBER OF THE #FITFAM: JO-ANN STRAUSS. TEN YEARS AFTER LANDING THE TITLE OF MISS SA, BUT LONG BEFORE MARRIAGE AND KIDDOS. JO-ANN IS AS EFFERVESCENT AND GORGEOUS NOW AS SHE WAS THEN – AND IS PREGNANT WITH HER FOURTH CHILD. NAKED ISSUES – THE ORIGINAL ONE WITH ZOE SALDANA. YEESH, THESE CAUSED A STIR EVERY YEAR! CELEBRATING THE AMAZING FEMALE FORM IN ALL ITS BODY-POSITIVE GLORY CAME WITH LOTS OF RULES IN ORDER TO BE ALLOWED ON SHELF IN YOUR LOCAL SUPERMARKET! THANK YOU, ZOE, CHRISSY TEIGEN, SOFÍA VERGARA AND LESLEY-ANN BRANDT. OUR FIRST – AND ONLY – TRIPLE COVER IN CELEBRATION OF WH’S FIFTH BIRTHDAY. COVER STAR ALUMNI JO-ANN,…

3 min.
ask us anything seriously, anything at all...

73 percent In a recent poll, we asked readers if they prefer to buy beauty products with recyclable packaging… This is how many of you replied in the negative, which isn’t great for our environment. Consider going green and switch to recyclable packaging, where you can. HOW MANY LASER HAIR TREATMENTS DO YOU ACTUALLY NEED TO HAVE? ANSWER The short answer is you don’t need to have any. But, if you want dolphin-smooth shins ASAP, we’re sorry to say that permanently removing body hair via laser takes longer than your five-minute shower shave. “Skin tone, as well as the colour, thickness and density of hair all impact how many treatments are needed,” says Maria Dinopoulos, a skincare clinic owner. “We generally recommend a minimum of six sessions per area [think: bikini line, legs, underarms]…

1 min.
wh socialgram hello world...

At Women’s Health, we don’t just dig documenting our healthy, active lifestyles – we love it when you do too! Check out our social stars this month, as well as our highlights on social media #WHFITFLUENCER @LAIKYNMABONA Having spent a major part of her life playing sport, the decision to focus on fitness and exercise in her adult years was a natural progression for our September #FitFluencer Babalwa Mabona, who is a banker for a leading banking and wealth management group. She subscribes to a more functional and agile form of training that incorporates strength, plyometrics, yoga and a variety of dynamic movement combinations. “Lockdown has allowed me to home in on what makes me feel good and my training schedule varies daily,” she says. “My most consistent movement is running, coupled with…