Six trailblazers across the spectrum of female health share the vision they're fighting for
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Six trailblazers across the spectrum of female health share the vision they're fighting for
You watch your nutrition, yet you make a big fat exception for diet fizzy drinks. But is this ‘harmless’ treat sabotaging your body goals?
This tiny piece of plastic has become synonymous with a scandal so devastating and far-reaching, doctors are calling it ‘bigger than thalidomide’. WH reports on the female health crisis of our time
It has infiltrated the wellness vernacular, but beyond the hashtags, do you know what it actually means – and how to do it?
It’s the billion-dollar industry that promises to transform the lives of its clients. But is life coaching a legitimate tool for personal development, or the emperor’s new clothes of psychological wellbeing?
What’s that? Women are still missing out on that most elusive of climaxes? New research shows that we really need to stop laying the blame on lazy, unknowing men. It’s time to take responsibility for getting our rocks off
IV nutrient drips are no longer just for reviving hard-partying celebs – but do they offer anything more than a few likes on Instagram? WH gets wired up
For many, taking medication for mental health issues is a last resort or a guarded secret. Why? And is it time we opened our minds?
Cutesy terms to denote women’s strength, power and status have crept into our conversations. As research suggests the way you talk about yourself could be sabotaging your progress, we ask if it’s time for this rhetoric to get a rebrand
It’s a condition as common as asthma and diabetes. So why are women waiting a decade to get a diagnosis, searching Facebook for obliging doctors and boarding planes to get the treatment they need? WH reports
For someone who’s chosen to play out every part of her life for the likes, sit down with the reality TV star-turned-wellness inspo and you’ll encounter a woman who is tenacious, self-aware and likeable. Louise Thompson draws back the filters
Once the domain of hippies seeking a kaleidoscopic dreamworld, psychedelic drugs are increasingly becoming the remit of professional women who want to think more clearly, work faster and feel happier. Are they on to something? WH takes a trip inside the world of microdosing
Each one has overcome or still wrestles with mental illness, from the debilitating dread of anxiety to the blindsiding flashbacks of PTSD. As we come to the close of a year in which mental health hit the headlines for all the right, and wrong, reasons, we hear from the women who’ve been there
The V word. It could conjure images of a slogan tee or a blood-splattered placard; be the root of your entire identity or the source of all your cynicism. As veganism continues to monopolise headlines, one curious writer asks what it means to be plant-powered in 2018
The personal- trainer-turned-multi-millionaire-fitness-behemoth opens up about health challenges, wedding plans and why she won’t follow anyone else’s workouts
Digital dating has transformed the way we find love. But as new research suggests it’s hampering our ability to flirt, one (single) writer discovers it’s complicated in every sense
It's not only men who are taking the pursuit of the perfect body to chemical extremes. WH investigates the secret world of Britain's female fitness drug users
Sure, we know that a few deep breaths are your shortcut to instant calm, but as the rising trend of breathing studios promises a more long-term answer to anxiety, one stressed and sceptical WH staffer tries it out
Unauthorised health halos make supermarket shopping a nutritional minefield. Meet your new expert-approved shopping list
Look down at your smartphone and the odds of being met with a jaw-to-the-floor news alert or Twitter notification are alarmingly high. From terrorist attacks to soaring levels of hate crime and the rise of nasty politics, there's plenty in the news agenda to put even the most level heads on edge.
Everyone hates my suitcase. Two years ago, the handle got jammed and refuses to go down. It sticks up stubbornly at half mast, claiming extra space on baggage reclaim belts and train luggage racks. When asked why I don't replace it, I'll say the squat, maroon, pull-along is the perfect size.
Reproductive rights in the US have hit their midlife crisis. Exactly forty-three years have passed since the landmark Roe v Wade ruling made abortion legal in the US, yet the issue has never been more contentious. Pro-choicers are unapologetically taking over on social media, as evidenced by the recent #ShoutYourAbortion Twitter campaign, which encouraged women to share their experiences.
Options for adding muscle to your post-sweat shake abound. But what do they do – and which ones will maximise your gains? WH investigates the claims
Fair bloody play. That was the reaction in the WH office when Chinese swimmer Fu Yuanhui voiced why her team came fourth position in a Rio relay: she was on her period
The word legend is overused - but one woman certainly befitting of the label is Dame Sarah Storey
It's game on for Team GB and in the final sprint before Rio kicks off we're bringing you one on ones with some of Britain's finest athletes
In her new book 'Anxiety For Beginners, A personal investigation' Eleanor Morgan opens up about the real struggle of living with depression in today's world - the things that often don't get said. Here she talks about life before the book and how she found positivity in exercise.
New research has revealed that a significant proportion of women prioritise family and work over visiting a doctor. Roisín Dervish-O’Kane unpicks the statistics and wonders if it’s all to do with the fact that we don’t take women’s pain seriously
Given that we've got 24/7 access to information, and we've had three waves of feminism, our knowledge of sexual health is pretty poor
IYMI and your social feeds don't show it, reaping all the mind/body benefits of yoga doesn't require a physique with sub-15% body fat, wearing pastel yoga clothes from Alo or Lululemon. After practicing yoga for 13 years, Danish animator Marie Jørgensen (@yogaprints) doesn't need reminding of this fact.
From adult colouring books to Instagram, our pursuit of wellness has focused on the visual. But all this is set to change
During the same month that negative body image advertising on public transport was called out, body positivity is trending (and rightly so) again. This time, thanks to Dove's Global Beauty and Confidence Report. In the last year how you feel about your body is being recognoised as more important than how you look.
Roisin Dervish-O'Kane | Contributing Writer | 8 hours ago The Debrief: Hypothalamic amenorrhea is one reason your flow goes MIA with no explanation. Here's what could be going on... Illustration by Marylou Faure Coming off the pill was meant to be the easy bit.
When we think of gender bias we tend to think of wolf-whistling builders and equal pay. But it seems women have another equality problem: healthcare
What can WWE champ and Hollywood heavyweight Dwayne Johnson teach us about the relationship between physical and fitness and mental strength?
Zoe Ball is many things - an in-demand television and radio present, dedicated wife and a loving mother of two. But a domestic goddess she is not.
Are you finding those Facebook images of taut, neon-clad gym bunnies more intimidating than inspiring? Rally yourself to action in 2016 with a more doable approach to exercise
Which new fitness trends and shiny gadgets are really worth the sweat? Mumsnetters sort the effective stuff from the fluff
One cancer survivor-turned-yogi reveals how the practice got her through
The new wellness trend gives 'jogging to clear your head' a whole new meaning
Stress isn't all bad. In fact, when it's impacting us in the right amounts in can help us power through at work, amp up our workouts, and more. But too much stress, too much of the time can wreak havoc on our bodies and minds.
The straight-talking US alpha trainer and mum-of-two Jillian Michaels on food addiction, self-love and building strong women - at every age
Forget plastering our lives all over social media, we're keeping the best bits personal
Research shows fewer women are checking in with their doc - here's how to make it easier
In the run up to the International Day of Happiness, everyone is talking about how we can successfully lift our spirits. But where to look for inspiration?
Our experts optimize your evenings for top-quality slumber time
Forget #fitspo - the instant feelgood rewards of exercise will keep you coming back for more
The latest expert advice on treating a skin condition affecting 6 million in the UK
It's National Fertility Awareness Week, so we've got a specialist to share what she's learned
'Personal brand': two words that make any self-respecting Brit squirm, almost as much as 'elevator pitch'. Self-promotion is a murky area. No one wants to be a bragger, but in an age where everyone Googles you before any job interview, business link-up or date, we need to know how to do it.
Hollywood's golden girl on swerving stress with meditation and how her business supports her feminist beliefs
When was the last time you woke up naturally and sprang out of bed feeling refreshed? If you're like most women in the UK, chances are, it's been a while. Recent research by the Mental Health Foundation found one-third of adults in the UK experience insomnia - and it's women who are hit hardest.
'Must be a skilled and effective multitasker' reads pretty much every job application, ever. The ability to do many things at once is mandatory for success in 2015, but hours spent writing, emailing and scanning Instagram simultaneously for dinner ideas is wrecking our ability to focus.
Food and lifestyle
Roll up your jumpers and cuddle your socks - the Japanese author's decluttering system is THE way to get your hous in order in 2016
Ladles at the ready: bone broth is one foodie trend with the health creds to back it up
Give festive dishes some va-va-voom with cinnamon, ginger and cumin - your body will thank you for it
It's skin-kind and will help you get that glowy look, whatever your age or skin type
Forget calorie counting or mindful eating, the latest thinking in weight loss says you can drop pounds just be rearranging your fridge
Serum, primer, moisturiser...has your beauty routine reached epic proportions? It's time to go back to basics for your best-ever skin
Coined by US doctor Mark Hyman, the Pegan diet fuses principles of veganism with those of the Paleo diet, which is based on palaeolithic (stone age) principles. Both diets, when followed separately, are restrictive and can be expensive, and, as TV nutritionist Amanda Hamilton points out, can lack essential nutrients if not followed carefully.
Upgrade that sandwich, switch the flour you bake with and reap the health benefits
Sore throats are miserable. You wake up with a niggling scratch at the back of throat - and know that in a matter of hours you're going to be in agony with every swallow. Bacterial infections and allergies can cause sore throats, but it's most likely that you've been hit by a virus.