Women's Health readers strive to better their whole lives. And that's exactly why Women's Health reports on all the topics that interest them. In every issue you'll find topics on success strategies, nutrition, weight loss, health, fitness, special reports, sex & relationship, beauty breakthroughs, and style & fashion.
Liz’s LETTER • I love where I’ve been. I love who I am today. And I love where I’m going.
Own Your Morning • As the congressional correspondent for ABC News, Rachel Scott knows the importance of meeting deadlines. Her a.m. routine is speedy and unfussy—so she can easily nail her mark and deliver the headlines of the day.
Firsts Class • Snowboarding lessons introduced WH features director Kristin Canning to the pride you can find in being a beginner—even if the ego takes a hit.
Future of Fitness • At WH, we believe in the power of sweating with a pal so much that we invented our own holiday to celebrate it: National Workout Buddy Day on March 1. Community and camaraderie is also at the heart of Strength in Diversity, a Women’s Health/Men’s Health initiative that links up-and-coming trainers from marginalized communities with mentors, guidance, and certifications. So who better to tap for all the buddy fit-spiration than our alums? They’re proof that the best workout buds know no distance, age, or fitness level.
Fridge Goals • Take a peek into the fridges of WH’s editors and advisors as we share our *must-buy* products. This issue, we asked: What do you grab when you need a little boost?
Long Weekend • Fitness editor Jennifer Nied discovered that on Colorado’s Powder Highway, the snow stacks high in the San Juan Mountains, and the towns happily reward thrill seekers for their efforts. Come along!
Blue Wave • Skin care and fragrances that tap into the potency of oceans and lakes are part of a rising tide of beauty innovations.
Secrets of the Deep • These products bring the ocean’s magic to your bathroom.
Will Travel for Water • At these resort spas, you’ll find a liquid-focused approach to chill.
Beauty MVPs • The WH team selected and sweat-tested the best products for your active lifestyle.
Get Off the Hormone Roller Coaster • How to make the ride to clearer skin a smoother one at any point.
Smooth, Silky Hair • Sweat, humidity, wintry weather—all can de-sleek your ’do. Hairstylists offer tips on how to keep your strands satiny.
Free to Move • When you hear the word mobility, injury rehab may be what comes to mind. In reality, though, training your range of motion leads to massive gains in performance and strength.
Body Shop • Your habits and posture and collective activities add up to your current mobility, or lack thereof. “Being stationary or working a desk job greatly impacts these areas,” says Hutson. The six zones to zero in on for optimal operation (head to “Revamp Your Range,” page 34, for your TLC plan):
Target the Trifecta • It’s easy to confuse the “-ility” terms. Mobility, stability, and flexibility are related, yes—and you can’t excel at one without working on the others. Allow us to clarify so you can shine in all three.
Revamp Your Range • These four moves cover all your bases. “The best exercises for you will be the ones that target where you have weaknesses or where you’re lacking mobility,” notes McPeak—so feel free to up the reps and sets for specific moves your body craves. Ideally, complete the circuit two or three times a day to stay limber and pain-free.
Tension Melter • The standing YWT is a simple yet effective movement to implement when working your upper half.
Arena • The high-tech resistance machine makes going heavy possible at home.