Women's Health Australia January 2019

Women’s Health Australia's mission is to help Aussie women feel happier and healthier (every single day!) with the ideal mix of fitness, food, nutrition, mindfulness, wellness, fitspo fashion and beauty, plus so much more.

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Over the past few years, kindness and gratitude have been two of the hottest buzzwords in the health world. And for very good reason. According to a growing army of psychologists and wellbeing experts, finding joy in the success of others, and making a conscious effort to lift them up, is one of the fastest, easiest ways to boost your own happiness levels. Something I can confidently say from experience is 100 per cent true. Just one example? Last month, 50 legends from my Sydney-based gym flew almost 16,000km to tackle the New York City Marathon. Some were seasoned veterans with 40 marathons under their belt (hey, Ben Lucas!), others were complete rookies who at the start of this year could barely run 5km without stopping. Rain, hail or shine…

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things i’m loving

OUR NEW LOOK They say a change is as good as a holiday, and the fresh new fonts in this issue are making me happier than a trip to Tahiti. WH obsessed! CELEB SWEATS Still on a serious high after our awesome Celeb Sweats event in Bondi with New Balance. Stay tuned for deets on the next one. SUMMER EATS From delicious vegan meals to a whole new twist on Japanese, I can’t stop making these fast, flavour-packed recipes. Bon appetite! WINS AWARDS Check out all the action from our epic 2018 Women in Sport Awards (that’s me with ultrarunner Sam Gash, below). History, made. PHOTOGRAPHY: STEVEN CHEE; STEVE BACCON (INSET)…

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ask women’s health

My period tends to bedifferent when Itravel long haul. Isthe change of time zone messing it up? Yes, but indirectly. While the time difference itself probably isn’t the cause, it can play a role in two other factors that definitely affect your period – stress and birth control. If you’re not on the pill, it’s probably the stress of a disrupted routine. “Travelling can cause irregular periods as it changes your body’s circadian rhythm, affecting your cortisol levels, which interferes with normal ovarian function,” says Dr Mike Brown, a consultant gynaecologist. Different time zones can throw you off schedule, but the pill is designed to be taken every 24 hours, so it’s best to keep to that. Lauren Streicher, associate professor of obstetrics and gynaecology at Northwestern University in the US,…

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on our radar

GLUTE-HUGGERS Ready or not, bike shorts are back. Take notes from Gigi, Bella and co by pairing your ’90s-style lycra shorts (check out Stylerunner’s offering) with a crop top for the gym or heels for the bar. Fresh. SUPER SNACKS Hemp Foods Australia’s new Organic Essential Hemp snack bars ($3.95 each) pack 20 per cent of hemp seeds (a top source of omega 3, 6 and 9) plus 5g of protein into three drool-worthy flavours – we’ll take the salted caramel crunch. TAX-FREE TAMPONS Finally. In a huge win for our uteruses, feminine hygiene products are no longer being slugged with the GST. You can expect to see the price of menstrual products such as tampons, cups and pads drop this month. YOGA EXPOSURE Love a good investigative podcast? Tune into season three of…

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2018 women in sport awards

CATE CAMPBELL Winner: Women’s Health Sportswoman of the Year & Comeback of the Year What a legend! Campbell took home two awards (including the top gong) after winning three gold medals at the Commonwealth Games, and another five gold at the Pan Pacific Swimming Championships. “I am incredibly proud to come back and be competitive on the world scene again after taking some time away from the sport,” says Campbell. She’s also stoked to be working with the next-gen of swimmers. “I’m inspired by their passion. Sometimes I can get a little bit jaded in my old age, but to see the drive and the passion they exhibit every day inspires me. So, I hope it can be a fulfilling cycle: I inspire them, they inspire me, and together we make the…

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australian women’shealth wins

WENDY SNOWBALL Local Sporting Champion presented by Pantene NOMINEES: Amanda Reid; Anneliese Rubie; Beth Whaanga; Melissa Perrine; Victorian Roller Derby League All Stars LUCY BARTHOLOMEW One to Watch presented by Toyota NOMINEES: Ariarne Titmus; Chloe Molloy; Ellie Carpenter; Jakara Anthony; Sabre Norris SKYE NICOLSON Outstanding Woman in Sport presented by the Liberal National Government SAM KERR Leadership Legend presented by Andalou Naturals NOMINEES: Ashleigh Hewson; Belinda Snell; Harriet Brown; Lydia Lassila; Corporal Sonya Newman RAELENE CASTLE Person of Sporting Influence presented by Rebel ELLYSE PERRY DOUBLE CENTURY, INAUGURAL DAY-NIGHT ASHES TEST Moment of the Year presented by the Seven Network NOMINEES: Celia Sullohern, Madeline Hills and Eloise Wellings; First Women’s State of Origin match; Cate Campbell, Bronte Campbell, Emma McKeon, Shayna Jack; Liz Cambage; Jessica Fox EVONNE GOOLAGONG CAWLEY Hall of Fame Award presented by Women’s Health CATE CAMPBELL Comeback of the Year presented by Samsung NOMINEES: Anja Stridsman; Ashleigh Barty;…