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Welcome
As this issue goes to print, the entire world (and the Women’s Health team) is getting used to an entirely new normal. With social distancing and working from home now an essential part of our social fabric, we’ve all had to find new ways to navigate
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Reduce Your Footprint
Travelling by air? By working out what your flight puts out there, you can purchase “credits” from a project that prevents or removes an equivalent amount of greenhouse gases elsewhere. You can do this through the airline when you book your flight, o
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SMASHING 21 km YOUR NEW PERSONAL RECORD IS ONLY 12 WEEKS AWAY
What’s the point of training for a half marathon when everything is #cancelled?, we hear you say. But if you’ve been rotating through the same workouts since lockdown began, boredom is likely creeping in. And we all know what follows after that: an e
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Green Up Your Flow
Want to do the environment a solid by cutting down your shower time? Put a clock in the bathroom. In a preliminary study by Cranfield University in the UK, people who did this over four months spent 20-30 per cent less time showering, which is a savi
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Grab the Good Vibes
PICTURE THIS: The lockdown is over and you’re seated at a conference room at work when a new exec strides in. You’ve never seen her before, and you’re captivated. Her vibe? Commanding. Her energy? Infectious. Blame it on the fact that you’ve been sel
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3 Epic Half Marathons To Train For
Held every year since 1978, this is an iconic event on the Aussie running calendar. The half finishes with a well-deserved victory lap of the MCG. melbournemarathon.com.au If you’ve always wanted to see the Red Centre, this is a mind-blowing way to d
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Women's Health Australia
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Can You Not?
If you know it’s in a person’s nature to complain just ’cos, set boundaries, says Orloff, who suggests saying outright you only have a few minutes to talk or text if you know she’s a downer. If you’re in person, empathise, then make a gracious exit.
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Run This Way
Q: HOW CAN I CHECK IF I’M HYDRATING PROPERLY? ANSWER: If your pee is pale yellow or clear, you’re doing well, says performance dietitian Jessica Spendlove. “You can also monitor how much water you lose by weighing yourself before and after a run. T
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The Big Question
Answer The old “feed a cold, starve a fever” adage can be traced back to the 16th century, when colds were thought to be caused by, well, being cold, and doctors thought that eating to raise your body temperature would nix the illness. And now? Well,
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Lead the Way
Want to spread the eco-friendly word? Rather than preach, show friends and family that helping the planet isn’t about transforming your life in a day, but about making small changes that all add up. It could be as simple as gifting a mate a reusable
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The Plan
Don’t know your “tempo” from your “fartlek”? Cronshaw explains what you need to know to hit your plan Absorption: These are low-intensity short runs that aid recovery and adaptation. Endurance: Your long-distance run, done at a comfortable pace. F
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On Our Radar
If you could use more positivity in your life, click ‘follow’ on one of our fave Instagram accounts: @the_happy_broadcast. It focuses on good-news stories only, and its daily blasts highlighting the little wins you might otherwise miss are the smile-
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THE WH ROAD TEST Dopamine Fasting
Most of us know dopamine as the ‘pleasure chemical’ but it’s so much more than that. This neurotransmitter is involved in motivation, memory and even motor function, explains Eugenia Poh, a PhD student researching dopamine at The University of Wester
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Keep Going
“Find your purpose for running, so even when you’re exhausted you remember why you’re putting yourself through this!” says Wellings. “I run for my family and my foundation, Love Mercy.” Go for it! wh ■
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Discuss Fitness
Need a circuit refresh? Train from the top down. It’s called vertical loading: you start with upper-body exercises (arms, chest) and end with your legs, moving from one muscle group to the next without rest. Why? You get more done in less time (since
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The Seven Types of Rest
Fact: sometimes you wake up after eight hours of shut-eye and still feel exhausted or anxious. What a nightmare (pun intended). Sure, a good sleep can restore us in some way. But to be on full-power mode, it turns out you need six other types of rest
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Live How to to ... 120
An apricot-tinged sky merges into turquoise waters crashing against the craggy coastline and the breeze carries an aromatic cocktail of wood smoke, peonies and cypress trees. The soundscape could be from a soothe-yourself-to-sleep Spotify playlist, i
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Discuss Health
Sidestep pricey over-the-counter remedies: new evidence has found that high doses of low-cost aspirin could be the secret to managing your migraines. A study published in The American Journal of Medicine found that between 900mg and 1300mg of the bar
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Clean Up Your Digital Act
As I write this, the COVID-19 pandemic is unfolding, and if I wasn’t already attached to my phone, I am now. Everything feels uncertain, but one thing is clear: broadband and mobile networks are facing an unprecedented demand as we gobble up the news
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Welcome To The Land Of Oat Milk Manuka & Honey
“Kind of creepy here, don’t you think?” These are the first words I hear over my granola and almond milk as I eavesdrop on a nearby group of bankers – bad suits, slicked hair – here for a business conference. “I feel like I’m on The Truman Show,” say
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Discuss Beauty
So, you’re all over your AHAs and BHAs, but what about PHAs? Short for polyhydroxy acids, PHAs “act very similarly to AHAs in that they are chemical exfoliants, [which work on] the outer layers of the skin and [encourage] new skin cell production,” s
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Your Skin... but Better
Some days you want all-out coverage that a Kardashian-Jenner would be proud of. On others, you’re all about paring it back, letting your skin breathe and not having to worry about what your product is up to as the clock strikes 3pm (flaking? Slipping
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Do The Shoes I Wear Matter?
The experts agree: good shoes are an essential part of a runner’s toolkit. If you’re chasing gains, O’Donnell suggests matching your sneaks to your session, looking for more cushioning underfoot for long runs and a lighter shoe for speed work: “Somet
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Discuss Nutrition
Who’d have thought any element of that hens’ weekend would be worth incorporating into your healthy day-to-day? Let alone the poolside piña coladas. Well, despite pineapple’s high natural sugar content, its rich vitamin and mineral profile and impres
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Colour Play
OK, so you’ve gone and treated yourself to a fancy new hair colour (we love it BTW, suits you). Your next goal: upkeep. A dye job isn’t cheap, so you want it to last, right? “You’ll tend to see and feel when your coloured strands are crying out for p
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Round-the-clock Wellness, Serenbe Style
6AM: Take a stroll through the forest to the Mado neighbourhood for a dip in the pool. VERDICT: Japanese studies confirm that spending time among the trees benefits your entire immune system. 8:30AM: Enjoy a nourishing breakfast of locally sourced
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Get Fired Up
Real talk. The only warm-up mistake you can make is not doing one. (Guilty. Sometimes.) But if you’re looking to build muscle, boost your range of motion, and start your workouts on the right foot, crank out a dynamic warm-up first. This type of pre-
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Home Colour Hacks
Oribe Conditioner for Beautiful Color, $72 Color Wow Dream Filter Pre-Shampoo Mineral Remover, $49 Hair Rituel by Sisley Protective Hair Fluid, $120 IGK Mixed Feelings Leave-In Brunette Toning Drops, $44 Redken Pillow Proof Blow Dry Express Treatment
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THE BEGINNER'S GUIDE TO Low-Carb Living
Keen to embrace the low-carb life, but not ready to sacrifice your morning avo toast? We hear you! Turns out, going low-carb doesn’t have to mean ditching entire food groups and missing out on the things you love, according to nutritional therapist (
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