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Women's Health October 2018

Women's Health readers strive to better their whole lives. And that's exactly why Women's Health reports on all the topics that interest them. In every issue you'll find topics on success strategies, nutrition, weight loss, health, fitness, special reports, sex & relationship, beauty breakthroughs, and style & fashion.

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liz’s letter

@lizplosser The little stuff has a way of adding up, because one positive choice fuels another…and then another. That’s an unofficial motto at WH—tiny but mighty!—and the stories in this issue really reflect it. Exhibit A: our “Change the Game” package on page 97, featuring nine brilliant women who turned their seedlings of ideas into innovations that have transformed the wellness space. From technology that revamps your view of your monthly cycle to a makeover of the traditional doctor’s office visit, the apps, orgs, products, and platforms created by these women make it easy for you to take little steps that will have a powerful impact on your life. And, bonus, our Game Changers also share their entrepreneurial lessons and success secrets so you can change the world too. On your way to…

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advisory board

ANTHROPOLOGY Helen Fisher, PhD Research professor and member of the Center for Human Evolutionary Studies, Rutgers University; author, Why Him? Why Her?: How to Find and Keep Lasting Love CARDIOLOGY Maja Zaric, MD Interventional cardiology, peripheral arterial and venous disease director, Lenox Hill Hospital CAREER Amanda Steinberg Founder and CEO, DailyWorth.com DERMATOLOGY Francesca J. Fusco, MD Assistant clinical professor of dermatology, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai ENTREPRENEURSHIP Jennifer Walsh Entrepreneur; consultant; founder of multiple lifestyle brands FERTILITY Sheeva Talebian, MD Fertility specialist and reproductive endocrinologist, CCRM New York FINANCE Manisha Thakor, CFA, CFP Director of Wealth Strategies for Women, Buckingham & The BAM Alliance FITNESS Rachel Cosgrove, CSCS Owner, Results Fitness; author, The Female Body Breakthrough Cassandra Forsythe, PhD, RD Exercise physiologist; author, The New Rules of Lifting for Women and Women’s Health Perfect Body Diet Heidi Powell Certified personal trainer; cohost, Extreme Weight Loss;…

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it’s good to be you

“Every time you judge someone by their body, you are defining them as nothing more than a physical being. In my mind, I’m a mother, daughter, lover, friend. A free spirit. An adventurer. #WHStrong”@JOE_LIZZZZZZ_YOGA SEND YOUR SUBMISSIONS TO WHSUBMISSIONS@HEARST.COM “Keep pushing on those dreams, getting stronger every day is the goal. #WHStrong”@PASSATKARIA-FIT“Some days you do a double workout and eat salad, other days you sleep in and split a pizza with your S.O. It’s called balance. #WHStrong”@SOPHIEMANFREDI“You cannot break a woman who knows her worth, who loves herself, who is unapologetically fearless. #WHStrong”@SKALLIDIS HEATHER MORROW (@TANYAKHV); MARYAM ANWAR/@MILOS_DOODLES (@HIJABI.LIFTS); DAVID OH (@SOPHIEMANFREDI); DIANA DAVIS CREATIVE (@DANCELOVERUN); LAUREN GRIPKA (@AMINABFIT); ALEX CRUCES (@JUDIT.ABARCA); VICTORIA CHUKWU (@PASSATKARIA_FIT); PATRICK JUNE CALDITO/@THATGUYNAMEDPATRICK (@SKALLIDIS)…

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on track

“Fitted, wide-leg, or snap away track pants will bring you back to varsity basketball, and they’re even cooler now.”“Pairing them with a crew or V-neck sweater takes the look from sporty to sophisticated. Rocking them with a matching jacket? Next-level.”“You can wear track pants with sneakers for errands and heels for drinks; these are truly a day-tonight outfit option.” Follow Gab on Insta @gabporcaro. MORE WAYS TO WEAR IT Tory Sport, $158, torysport.com Scotch & Soda, $135, scotch-soda.com DKNY Sport, $79, dkny.com What’s in Tiya Sircar’s Workout Bag? IF YOU THINK her roles on NBC’s The Good Place are varied (do-gooder, evil demon, “pizza lady”), then you should see her workout routine! Thanks to her Class-Pass subscription in L.A., she mixes it up based on her mood—some days, hot yoga; others, Spin. Plus her pup can always…

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“you can be a morning person!”

Follow my journey on Insta @martatopran. C9 Champion jacket, $40, target.com; Day/Won tank, $44, day-won.com; Outdoor Voices leggings, $85, outdoorvoices.com; Athletic Propulsion Labs sneakers, $200, athleticpropulsionlabs.com; Go Dash Dot bag, $168, godashdot.com FOR MY WHOLE LIFE I’VE FIRMLY BEEN on team p.m. But then I turned 30 and suddenly became So. Damn. Tired. Getting to the gym at night became a constant battle. My doctor, Gabrielle Lyon, DO, challenged me to give mornings a try. “People who train early do better with their health goals,” she said. Her Rx for me: Work out four times a week pre-work, plus weekends, on an empty stomach to help burn fat. (Afterward, eat protein within 30 minutes to repair my muscles.) Four?! I can barely get up before 8 a.m.! I crushed it for a week. Then…

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warm up

Bags with Bite In third grade, we showed off our Lisa Frank lunch boxes; by high school, we opted for subtle (sad) brown paper sacks. Now, sophisticated options have us excited about our midday meals again. Introducing Modern Picnic (modernpicnic.com), a line of insulated vegan leather handbags and pouches designed for food-prepping ladies who lunch. The Snacker (top left, $49) can replace a plastic baggie for a sammie, veggies, or fruit, while the Luncher (top right and bottom left, $149 each) fits a full meal and has nifty slits to hold silverware. Go ahead and throw your wallet and keys in there too—the totes are so chic, no one will know they’re doing double duty. Who’s ready to eat? PROP STYLING: SARAH GUIDO FOR HALLEY RESOURCES, FOOD STYLING: BARRETT WASHBURNE…