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Be better in bed: A nutritionist’s guide to getting good sleep

While I like to whack the likes of childbirth, colds, flu and various other ailments on the head with hardcore medicine, I do prefer the natural route when it comes to things like sleep. Unsurprisingly, Nutritional Therapist Jo Saunders, co-founder of Cooking Them Healthy, is also a fan of natural sleep solutions and has some great tips on how we all can help induce those much-wanted z's....…

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5 ways to get the glow

Now I'd love to say that looks don't matter. That it's what's on the inside that counts, which is all well and true, but there are times when I just wish my skin just looked a teensy bit better. Less 'gosh you look tired' and more 'I'll have what she's having!' which is why I've embarked on my own personal mission to Get A Glow. Or at least look a bit better and less like a stressed, grey person who Really Needs A Trip To The Maldives. And whilst I may still Really Need a Trip To The Maldives, I think I may have discovered some ways to get *that* glow...…

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Would you have a boob job?

What do you think about boob jobs? Unnecessary, unfeminist and not for a woman like you? Or, do you secretly (or not-so-secretly) hanker after one? When a friend announced that she was having one last summer I was fascinated. Whilst I know people who’ve dabbled with botox and a couple who’ve admitted to nose jobs, I didn’t think I knew anyone who’d done anything more. Why did she have it done? Will it open the floodgates to having more procedures? What does her husband think? And most importantly, was it worth it? If you’ve ever wondered what type of woman actually has a boob job, then read on, you might be surprised……

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Style File: Caroline White, founder of Sukishufu

I never thought much about what I wore when I went running. I used to just sling on an old t-shirt and a 10-year old pair of cropped leggings and out the door I’d go (not that this happened that often). But, whilst flicking through Instagram, I came across a pair of SukiShufu’s Universe leggings and oh my goodness, I lusted. I mean seriously lusted. And, that was that. Fast-forward a few weeks and in ‘real life’ they are just as swoon-worthy. The galaxy of stars print is divine and I LOVE the silver leather-look waistband, but the fit is something else. Made from a breathable fabric, they feel like a second skin and I actually think they might make me run faster, it feels so good to wear them. A relatively new brand, Sukishufu was founded by ex-banker-turned-yoga instructor Caroline White who couldn’t find any workout clothes she loved, so designed her own (gotta love that get up and go attitude). In a bid to find out more about the woman who created my new favourite leggings, we asked her all about workout wear and what other little gems she keeps in her wardrobe……

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Can you mix sunscreen with moisturiser? Do you really need a different one for your face? The truth about sunscreen…

As Beauty Editor of US Vogue, Daisy Garnett tried a lot of products – as she revealed in last Sunday’s issue of Stella magazine. But she says, “testing all those face creams taught me that the only way to keep your skin young-looking is to apply sunscreen every single day (ageing-looking skin is basically just sun-damaged skin).” I never used to do this. I always applied cream whilst sat out for a long time in the park or on a beach or around a pool (sadly, this doesn’t happen quite as much as I’d like it these days), but just for walking around in the daytime, not so much. Not anymore. Despite the fact that I love a tan, I am now a firm convert to applying sunscreen every day. Following some concern over a mole (thankfully ok) and the realisation that I am getting on a bit, I have become a sunscreen aficionado. Of course, some of you may think that I am crazy for not having always done this, but better late than never, eh? Anyway, with my new found addiction to cream, I discovered some questions. For instance, is it ok to mix your morning moisturiser with…

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5 reasons why aromatherapy works by Geraldine Howard of Aromatherapy Associates

Using aromatherapy products really can make you feel as good as this (although sadly, they won’t make you look as good as this). But, I realised the other day that whilst I’m very much aware of how aromatherapy can make me feel, I wasn’t fully aware of why it is so effective. And so, I turned to Geraldine Howard, the co-founder of award-winning Aromatherapy Associates (their Deep Relax bath oil is quite simply amazing) to find out. “Aromatherapy is the name given to the use of essential oils extracted from plants for therapeutic purposes,” she explains. “These oils can work on a physical and emotional level to improve the state of health and wellbeing. ” And here’s why……

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How to…ward off a cold

This morning the sun may be shining, but basically, it’s here isn’t it? That cold, wet and dark time of year when the lurgy is lurking around every corner. Or at least, it feels like that when every small person’s nose you see is a snotty one and the shops/ tube/streets are full of people coughing, sneezing and spreading germs. Urghh. Because I hate being ill (being a patient is not my forte) and I hate my children being ill, I’m going to throw everything I have at keeping healthy this year. Mornings will be kickstarted with a shot of green juice (more on this to come), sleep will be welcomed like a long-lost friend and meals will be chocca-bloc full of vitamin-packed veggies (or at least this is the plan). Helping me in my quest for a winter-free of bone-numbing colds and throat-scratching coughs is the amazing Henrietta Norton, nutritionist and founder of the Wild Nutrition range of supplements. From her top immune-boosting foods to her thoughts on children’s supplments and tips on what to do when you feel that cold coming on, here’s what she has to say……

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How I Make it Work: Tara Lee, yoga guru

I first went to one of Tara Lee‘s yoga classes five years ago when I was pregnant with my son. Something of a yoga legend, Tara is the go-to girl for pregnancy yoga (she also teaches Mother and Baby yoga and Vinyasa Flow) with everyone from Rosamund Pike to Laura Bailey having gone to her classes. Celebrity clients are all well and good, but, there’s so much more to Tara than famous names and starry clientele. Her classes were a revelation to me and one of the most enjoyable things I remember about pregnancy. Every time I went (twice a week with my eldest child – first timer alert, and then a little less than I would’ve liked with my subsequent pregnancies) I left on a high feeling stretched, rested and very, very peaceful. She was wonderful, the exercises amazing and the music just perfect –  I can’t listen to Massive Attack without thinking of her! And so, I for one, am thrilled that she has a new pregnancy video out. I may not be with bump, but I urge anyone who is to try it out. I am also thrilled that Tara (a mother of two, trained doula and…

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Eat well, live well: delicious recipes from Nourish

Last week we featured an extract from Nourish, a wonderful new book written by Sadie Frost, Amber Rose and Holly Davidson (pictured above) focusing on wellbeing for the mind, body and soul. It’s all too easy to forget to look after yourself when you’re caught up in the busy whirl of life, so we’re all for stopping for a second, reading some good advice and taking a little better care of ourselves. Amber, whose cookbook Love, Bake, Nourish we featured last year (her Anzac biscuits are ridiculously good) has created a host of delicious and nutritious recipes for Nourish, three of which we are lucky enough to feature here. In a week when the weather is promising to be foul and the nights are drawing in, a little bit of nourishment is just what we need……