Tag: women health

Small changes BIG WINS!

 Small changes BIG WINS! Tiny tweaks are all it takes to make healthier lifestyle habits that you really can keep up, discovers Christabel Smith Whether we want to lose weight, reduce stress or find more time away from technology, it’s tempting to set unrealistic goals. We can’t run the London Marathon when we’ve never jogged further than the front gate,…

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Shaping Up

Shaping Up THE HEALTH AND FITNESS INDUSTRY IS CALLING OFF THE ENDLESS SEARCH FOR THE PERFECT BODY. IN ITS PLACE? WHAT MIGHT JUST BE THE MOST COVETED ATTRIBUTE OF ALL: ACCEPTANCE FOR EVERYBODY While making my daily pilgrimage through Instagram recently, I came across a post about a new Pilates studio in my neighbourhood. It wasn’t the announcement that gave…

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Learn To Self-Soothe

LEARN TO SELF-SOOTHE WE’RE TAUGHT TO DO IT AS BABIES AND YET, BY THE TIME WE REACH ADULTHOOD, MOST OF US HAVE FORGOTTEN HOW TO SELF-SOOTHE. SO IS RELEARNING THIS SKILL THE KEY TO FINDING MORE JOY? I love the word self-care. It covers all manner of sins, doesn’t it? Canceling Friday-night plans at the last minute to stay in.…

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Can Eating Collagen Really Improve Your Complexion?

Can Eating Collagen Really Improve Your Complexion? GET THE LOWDOWN ON WHETHER EDIBLE BEAUTY PRODUCTS ARE WORTH IT There’s barely an influencer alive who hasn’t sung the praises of edible. And a quick search online produces hundreds of products, alongside reviews that make it sound like a miracle-worker. Now, we’re down for glowy skin, but given our beauty dollars aren’t…

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Consider The Air You Breath

Consider The Air You Breath THERE’S A REASON YOU’RE TOLD TO GET SOME FRESH AIR WHEN YOU NEED TO CLEAR YOUR HEAD It’s scary to consider that 91 percent of the world’s population lives in places where air quality doesn’t meet the standards of the World Health Organization. In 2016, air pollution was the believed cause of an estimated 4.2…

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Perspective: Aboriginal Woman

PERSPECTIVE: I’m an Aboriginal woman. I write for my people to feel empowered ” LEAH PURCELL HAS HAD A BRILLIANT CAREER, RECENTLY WRITING AND STARRING IN THE AWARD-WINNING PLAY THE DROVER’S WIFE, WHICH IS NOW ALSO A FILM AND BOOK. BUT IT’S BEEN A LONG ROAD TO SUCCESS I come from a long line of storytellers. My mother was a…

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It’s Time To Live Your Life UNLEASHED!

It’s Time To Live Your Life UNLEASHED! It would be a mistake to assume that Gwyneth Paltrow’s success — both as a Hollywood actor and the founder of the cult lifestyle brand Goop — has been easily won, and it’s a notion her good friend Kate Hudson shuts down right away in our cover story this month. “Anybody who thinks…

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Life In My Body Living With HIV

Life In My Body Living With HIV Becky, a 31-year-old secondary school teacher, was diagnosed with the immune condition in 2015 I was bouncing my daughter on my lap when I learned I had HIV, A week earlier, I’d gone for a full sexual health check-up, and was now back to discuss my results. I’d recently split from my husband…

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Snow Excuses…

Snow Excuses… OK, so if an actual blizzard starts up outside, perhaps you can swerve that outdoor workout. But if it’s only the chilly temperatures putting you off? Better start lacing those trainers… It’s cold outside, we know. How? Because we’ve already had a gazillion grumbles about it with chatty strangers (how British). And while using the weather as an…

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