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Liz’s LETTER • One of the coolest parts of my job is the access I have to new gadgets, the latest health products, leading experts, and various modalities.
Own Your Morning
Fridge Goals • Take a peek into the fridges of WH’s editors and advisors as we share our must-buy products right now. For this issue, we asked: What do you have on hand to help you stay—or get—hydrated?
Firsts Class • To pursue a former childhood passion, WH Love & Life Editor Lydia Wang challenged herself to try a woodworking session—and carved out a brand-new sense of confidence.
Face Time • Social media: great for synchronized dancing, bad for accurate info about your skin. No biological mechanism has borne the brunt of this more than your pores. Allow us to set the record straight.
Skin Medicine • Could a centuries-old wellness tradition help address today’s complexion woes? Our beauty director took a really long plane ride to find out.
Stronger Nails • Cracking and brittleness can occur due to genetics, habits, or underlying conditions. This advice will keep tips tops.
Beauty MVPs • The WH team selected and sweat-tested the best products for your active lifestyle.
Peak Performance • A GLASS OF WINE OR A COCKTAIL HERE, A WORKOUT CLASS OR A 10-K THERE. WHEN SHOULD YOU FORGO ALCOHOL IN FAVOR OF EXERCISE GOALS—OR OVERALL WELLNESS? WH INVESTIGATES.
Muscle Maker • Combine two classic exercises—a plank and a row—for a core-crushing stability challenge.
Hydrow Wave Rower • Meet the low-impact cardio machine that fits in your living room.
Bar Class • SHELVES OVERFLOW WITH SO MANY PROTEIN OPTIONS THAT FINDING YOUR GO-TO CAN SEEM…TOUGH. NO FEAR! WH NAVIGATES THE AISLES WITH YOU.
Crunch Time • ’SHROOMS BRUSHED WITH TANGY BBQ AND SMOKY ADOBO SAUCES BUILD LINGERING HEAT, WHILE CREAMY GUAC COOLS THINGS DOWN. DINNER—WITH HEAPS OF FLAVOR—IS DONE.
Smooth Operators • IT’S EASIER THAN YOU THINK TO MAKE NUT BUTTER. MASTER OUR BASIC FORMULA, THEN BLEND IN EXTRAS FOR A SPREAD YOU’LL WANT TO DRIZZLE, SPOON, AND SWIRL INTO EVERYTHING.
Pomodoro Picks • Canned tomatoes are a pantry dynamo, but no two items—from whole to paste—are alike. So we opened 100 cans, jars, and boxes to find the optimal ones for any cooking need.
Balancing Act • Cortisol is infamous for being a major player in our stress response, but its role is wildly misunderstood. We’ll explain, then teach you how to turn it into a tool for better well-being.
Family Ties • Knowing your extended health history is a powerful way to safeguard your well-being. Sometimes, it only requires a conversation.
Nose Breathing • Keeping your mouth shut is actually solid advice in this context.
Connection Session • The case for couples counseling—before you really need it. Eyes on the lasting-relationship prize!
Art as (Life) Therapy • Martine Gutierrez is a visual and performance artist who explores identity in a multitude of ways through various media, including billboard campaigns and films. Women’s Health spoke to Gutierrez to get a glimpse inside the mind of the artist and to understand how she continues to generate creative statements about our culture that make you stop, think, and reassess your own relationship with the world around you.
OPTIMIZE YOUR ENERGY • Experts say we’re suffering from a “fatigue epidemic”—but that it’s fixable....