Women's Health Australia4 min de lecture
The Science of Your Sports Bra
If you’re still using a sports bra you bought years ago, now’s the time to invest in new ones. Why? Well, UK research shows that breasts can actually move up to 21cm (the height of a wine glass!) when we exercise. That’s a lot of movement ... and a l
Women's Health Australia1 min de lecture
3 Things To Do...
That don’t involve your phone, while waiting for your coffee order; thanks to Jackie Hallan, acting head of service delivery at reachout.com.au Make a mental note of three things you’re grateful for today – gratitude is great for your wellbeing. Fo
Women's Health Australia4 min de lecture
Smart Snacks
MAKES 24 (2–3 PER SNACK) PREP TIME 15 MINS COOK TIME 15 MINS 20g black chia seeds500g minced chicken1 tbs minced ginger½ onion, coarsely grated100g coarsely grated zucchiniSmall handful of coriander, coarsely chopped½ tsp saltPepper, to taste40g ses
Women's Health Australia2 min de lecture
Does it Really Matter What I Eat For Breakfast?
Remember the days when your mum used to get you out of bed bright and early because “breakfast is the most important meal of the day”? You know what, she had a point. Eating breakfast has been linked with a lower risk of obesity and heart disease and
Women's Health Australia1 min de lecture
Q & A The Science Of Fat
Is the fat I eat the same stuff as the fat on my body? In a sense, yes. The fats you eat come in the form of triglycerides: three fatty acids bound to a glycerol molecule. Without going too heavy on the biology, your body breaks them down into their
Women's Health Australia2 min de lecture
OUR KINDA GIRL... Elle Ferguson
Take a scroll through Elle Ferguson’s Instagram and you’d be forgiven for thinking the mogul had it easy: an impressive following, a successful tanning product range, and better locks than a haircare commercial. What you won’t find on there are the s
Women's Health Australia1 min de lectureFood & Wine
Reasons To Get Up In The Morning
Scramble three eggs and serve on wholegrain bread with spinach and a drizzle of olive oil. Instant satisfaction. Simmer chunky oat flakes with milk, then top with sliced banana and a decent tablespoon of almond butter. Blend a couple of handful
Women's Health Australia5 min de lecture
Big Fat Truths
And turns out, it’s no less damaging than obesity. But first, a little science lesson. In healthy individuals, body fat provides insulation and a store of energy. A 60kg woman with 25 to 30 per cent fat mass can carry up to 650,000 kilojoules worth o
Women's Health Australia4 min de lectureSelf-Improvement
9 Biggest Lies in Wellness
The claim: The charcoal in ink-coloured cakes, soft-serve cones and lemonade will remove toxins. The truth: “Activated charcoal is used in emergency rooms for people who have been poisoned, but charcoal smoothies or charcoal whatever isn’t going to
Women's Health Australia6 min de lecture
Kathe The Fighteer
We’re at a restaurant in Brentwood, California (pre-lockdown, of course), and Kate Beckinsale is politely explaining that in her more than 20 years of being famous, she’s found writers often get her wrong. Because of her acting roles (which include t
Women's Health Australia3 min de lecture
Take Your Sustainability Game Next-Level
Straws made of plastic might be as elusive to you as tact is to Donald Trump, but reducing your impact on the planet doesn’t stop there. Almost every tiny decision you make daily can have flow-on effects for the environment. Reusables and recycling a
Women's Health Australia7 min de lecture
If It’s Not A Hell Yeah, It's A No!
It started with a royal interview, of all things. Meghan Markle, holding back tears, quietly telling a reporter that yes, she was surviving the roller-coaster ride of public life but she wasn’t happy. “It’s not enough just to survive something,” she
Women's Health Australia3 min de lecture
Ride Big
The jetski roared into action dragging the first-timer behind it. As Laura Enever tried to calm the wave of nerves on the verge of enveloping her, the actual wave she hoped to ride was readying itself for the challenge. As the ocean dipped and then s
Women's Health Australia1 min de lecture
Nice No
“NO, THANKS.” “I WISH I COULD BE THERE, BUT I’M NOT AVAILABLE.” “I CAN’T MAKE IT, BUT HAVE A WONDERFUL TIME!” “THANKS FOR THINKING OF ME, BUT I CAN’T MAKE THIS WORK RIGHT NOW.” ■
Women's Health Australia1 min de lecture
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
Women's Health Australia1 min de lectureScience
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
Women's Health Australia1 min de lecture
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
Women's Health Australia1 min de lectureSociety
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
Women's Health Australia3 min de lecturePsychology
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
Women's Health Australia1 min de lecture
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
Women's Health Australia1 min de lecture
Women's Health Australia
Jacqui Mooney Editor Adam Williams Creative Director Lisa Balemi-Hughes Art Director Alex Davies Features Editor Harriet Sim Editorial Coordinator/Junior Writer Erin Docherty Beauty Editor Lauren Williamson Digital Content Manager – Health Lu
Women's Health Australia1 min de lecture
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.
Women's Health Australia2 min de lecture
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
Women's Health Australia3 min de lecture
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,
Women's Health Australia1 min de lecture
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
Women's Health Australia1 min de lecture
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
Women's Health Australia1 min de lecture
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-
Women's Health Australia4 min de lecture
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
Women's Health Australia1 min de lecture
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 ■
Women's Health Australia1 min de lecture
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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