Going for Goal

Going for Goal

By Women's Health

As we enter a new decade, Women’s Health is re-branding resolutions with holistic health in mind. Each week, Senior Editor Roisín Dervish-O’Kane will call upon the expertise of qualified professionals in health, fitness, nutrition and emotional wellbeing, to bring you the goals worth shooting for in January and beyond, along with actionable advice on how to achieve them.

Episodes

How To Stop Fear Holding You Back

This week we’re doing a little mindset maintenance – looking at fear. Specifically, the fear that you’re not good enough, and how this can build and build and hold you back in many ways. From not going for the goals you want because you’re so fearful of failure, to being fearful that the success you’ve accumulated is so fleeting and so ready to be wrenched away from you that you keep chasing success but never actually allow yourself to recognise it; to enjoy it. The type of fear that, if it gets both hands on the wheel, can drive you towards overwork, burnout and a total disconnection from meaning, purpose and happiness in your life. Roisín is joined by Dr Pippa Grange - a doctor of sports psychology and a world-leading culture coach who’s hired by the sporting and business elite to help them edge in front of the competition. As head of people and team development at the Football Association, she worked closely with Gareth Southgate’s England team for the World Cup in 2018. She calls fear a thief, arguing that working on your fear is an essential step in achieving success - and talks through the techniques to facing it once and for all. Dr Pippa Grange is author of Fear Less: How to Win at Life Without Losing Yourself (Vermilion) - out now. Join Women’s Health on Instagram: @womenshealthukJoin Roisín Dervish-O'Kane on Instagram: @roisin.dervishokane TopicsHow fear is holding you back in many aspects of your lifeWhy being fearful of failure stops you going for goalsHow fear can lead to burnout when combined with ambitionWhy success won’t necessarily bring relief from fear (in fact, it can be the exact opposite)The best techniques to combat fear once and for all Like what you’re hearing? We'd love if you could rate and leave us a review on Apple Podcasts, as it really helps other people find the show. Also, remember to subscribe wherever you get your podcasts, so you’ll never miss an episode. Got a goal in mind? Shoot us a message on Instagram putting ‘Going for Goal’ at the start of your message and our experts could be helping you achieve your health and wellness ambition in an upcoming episode.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
06/08/2032m 13s

How To Build A Regular Yoga Practice

What’s your relationship with yoga like right now? Maybe you’ve never really ‘got’ yoga (or thought that it’s for you) but the stresses of this moment mean you’re keen to access those juicy mind-body-soul-everything benefits that fans go on about. Perhaps you only flow on a fairweather basis and you’re curious about the benefits you might unlock if you start to practice regularly. Or maybe you’re someone who previously got a real buzz from attending studio classes, don't feel comfortable returning just yet, and need some inspiration to reinvigorate your at-home practice. Wherever you're at right now, we’re confident that, by the end of this episode, you'll want to unfurl that mat before you can say 'savasana'. This week's host Morgan Fargo, Women's Health's Digital Fitness Writer, is joined by two yoga experts full of tips and tactics to help you build a regular yoga practice. The first is Jessica Olie, a former elite swimmer and sports science grad who’s built a 900k-strong community around her online yoga workouts and #LetsStartYoga ebooks. Then there’s Nahid de Belgeonne, the former yoga sceptic and founder of The Human Method, which is a blend of yoga flow, restorative poses and breathing techniques she uses to soothe the nervous systems and improve the lives of her high-powered and highly-stressed clients. Together they discuss the importance of starting small, new ways to find joy within your self-practice and why yoga, truly, is for everyone.Join Jessica Olie on Instagram: @jessicaolieJoin Nahid de Belgeonne on Instagram: @thehumanmethodukJoin Women’s Health on Instagram: @womenshealthukJoin Morgan Fargo on Instagram: @morganfargoTopicsWhy it's so worth developing a home yoga practice The benefits of yoga for mental and emotional healthReflections on yoga's history and modern evolutionWhy you need to find a teacher you love (whether you're doing yoga over Zoom or IRL)The balance of postures you need for whole-body healthLike what you’re hearing? We'd love if you could rate and leave us a review on Apple Podcasts, as it really helps other people find the show. Also, remember to subscribe wherever you get your podcasts, so you’ll never miss an episode.Got a goal in mind? Shoot us a message on Instagram putting ‘Going for Goal’ at the start of your message and our experts could be helping you achieve your health and wellness ambition in an upcoming episode. For more great yoga content from Women's Health head to www.womenshealthmag.co.uk/yoga  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
30/07/2040m 25s

Anna Victoria on Infertility Struggles and Making Healthy Changes Last

So, we thought we’d try something a little different this week. After all, aren't some of the richest sources of inspiration for positive change often found when listening to smart, switched on people share their personal stories? We're confident that will be the case with this week's guest: personal trainer, global fitness superstar and founder of the Fit Body App, Anna Victoria. At the age of 32, she has already been on her fair share of health journeys and here she chats to Women’s Health’s Editor-in-Chief Claire Sanderson about the lessons she’s learned along the way. Expect an unfiltered account of Anna’s struggles with unexplained infertility and IVF plus how, now she’s pregnant (and due any day now) she plans to raise a strong, resilient and self-confident little girl. They also discuss Anna’s personal evolution from someone who thought nothing of eating Maccies thrice daily (yep, really) to a woman who lives and breathes a healthy lifestyle so much so that she’s been able to amass a 1.2 million-strong community of women around her passion and knowledge for living well. Oh, and there are tonnes of tips and tactics you can apply to optimise your health - no matter what stage you're at on your own journey.Join Women's Health on Instagram: @womenshealthukJoin Anna Victoria on Instagram: @annavictoriaJoin Claire Sanderson on Instagram: @clairesandersonTopics:From IVF and infertility to pregnancy: one woman's journey to motherhoodPregnancy workout pro tipsWhat to know when starting a fitness journeyWhy the 80:20 nutrition rule is so important for mental healthRaising strong girls: how Anna plans to do itLike what you’re hearing? We'd love if you could rate and leave us a review on Apple Podcasts, as it really helps other people find the show. Also, remember to subscribe wherever you get your podcasts, so you’ll never miss an episode.Got a goal in mind? Shoot us a message on Instagram putting ‘Going for Goal’ at the start of your message and our experts could be helping you achieve your health and wellness ambition in an upcoming episode.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
23/07/2037m 38s

How to Break Out of Negative Eating Patterns

If there’s been one common thread weaving through your episode request messages over the past couple of months, it’s that many of you want our experts’ guidance on breaking out of unhealthy eating patterns. Just a few examples: Lauren wanted to learn strategies with which to curb her snacking, Hannah wanted to know what will stop her snacking on junk food, while Leila wants help disrupting her emotional eating reflex. At the other end of the spectrum, plenty more of you wanted advice on how you can avoid slipping back into restrictive habits around food. This week, Roisín is joined by Dr Laurel Mellin, associate clinical professor at the University of California San Francisco and founder of neuroscience-based, habit-change system Emotional Brain Training - alongside Renee McGregor, leading sports and eating disorders dietician. They discuss how the surprisingly simple principles of neurophysiology can help anyone manage emotional eating issues, food and feelings-based ways to temper sugar cravings - and what to do if the stress of the pandemic is tipping you toward restrictive eating habits. Dr Laurel Mellin is author of The Stress Eating Solution, find out more about Emotional Brain Training.Renee McGregor is author of Training Food and co-host of the Train Brave podcast, join her on Instagram @r_mcgregorJoin Roisín Dervish-O'Kane on Instagram: @roisin.dervishokaneTopics Why so many people have been struggling with negative eating patterns recentlyWhat is neurophysiology and how can it help disrupt negative eating patterns?A brain training technique to try if you're concerned about your overeatingAn energy-sustaining healthy eating schedule Sweet tooth in overdrive? Why you might not be eating enoughIf you'r struggling with disordered eating right now, check out the UK's Eating Disorders Charity BEAT for information and support: beateatingdisorders.org.ukLike what you’re hearing? Leave us a review on Apple Podcasts, and remember to subscribe wherever you get your podcasts, so you’ll never miss an episode.Got a goal in mind? Shoot us a message on Instagram putting ‘Going for Goal’ at the start of your message and our experts could be helping you achieve your health and wellness ambition in an upcoming episode.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
16/07/2032m 11s

The New Rules for Better Sleep that Every Woman Needs

Sleeping soundly is something that’s become an increasingly elusive goal since the pandemic pressed pause on our daily way of operating. So much so that UCL research out in June revealed two thirds of people surveyed have been experiencing some sort of sleep disturbance in lockdown. Far from ideal when you consider that getting adequate, good quality sleep is a critical factor in us being able to feel and function at our best - and that experts believe we’ll be cycling in and out lockdowns until a Covid-19 vaccine is found. While much of the anxiety and stress of this moment can harm your sleep whatever your gender, as a woman, you’re up against specific slumber saboteurs. From extra caring responsibilities to hormonal gymnastics, women have - as one of today’s guests puts it - ‘really hit the jackpot’. Thankfully today’s guests - both foremost experts in their respective fields within the science of women’s sleep - come armed with tonnes of tips and tactics that we can all use to help us protect our sleep and live better. Joining Roisín this week are Dr Shelby Harris, a NYC-based clinical psychologist and author of The Women’s Guide To Overcoming Insomnia and Dr Katharina Lederle, consultant human sleep and fatigue specialist and author of Sleep Sense. Whether your wake-up-at-3am insomnia has reared it's head in recent weeks; the specific anxieties of the moment mean, for the first time, you’re struggling to nod off; or you’re a late riser who’s thriving on their new set-your-own schedule and worried about returning to the office 9-5, they’ve got you. Find out more about Dr Katharina LederleFind out more about Dr Shelby Harris Follow Women’s Health on Instagram: @womenshealthukFollow Roisín Dervish-O’Kane on Instagram: @roisin.dervishokaneTopics: Why cycling in and out of lockdown is a sleep saboteurThe case for sleep being a feminist issueWhat to do - and not to do - if you can’t sleepHow going to bed later can stop early-hours wake ups Ways to readjust your schedule if you’re returning to the office5 doctor-approved better sleep tactics you can try tonightLike what you’re hearing? Leave us a review on Apple Podcasts, and remember to subscribe wherever you get your podcasts, so you’ll never miss an episode.Got a goal in mind? Shoot us a message on Instagram putting ‘Going for Goal’ at the start of your message and our experts could be helping you achieve your health and wellness ambitions in an upcoming episode.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
08/07/2038m 5s

9 Ways To Have a Healthy Relationship with Alcohol

Unless you’ve been living under a rock with no Wifi connection (and you've set all your WhatsApp groups to mute) you'll be aware that pubs and bars in the UK are reopening on 4th July. Think about how this makes you feel: jubilant about sitting down with a freshly-pulled pint? Thrilled that your gang are finally able to make merry in a place with actual working loos? Maybe you’ve cut your units right down during lockdown and have mixed feelings about social drinking opportunities showing up in your life again. Whichever way you're leaning, now is as good a time as any to take stock and start thinking about your drinking. Joining Roisín on today's show is David Nutt, professor of neuropsychopharmacology at Imperial College London, outspoken former government advisor and author of Drink: The New Science of Alcohol and Your Health (£16.99, Hodder & Stoughton). One of the world’s foremost experts on the impacts of drugs on the brain, he’s determined that everyone who drinks understands the impacts boozing has on their bodies and minds. Decidedly not ‘anti-booze’ (he’s a wine fan, FYI), Professor Nutt believes it is possible to have a healthy, wholly positive relationship with drinking alcohol - provided that you apply a few important principles. Here, he spells out what these habits look like - and how to apply them - whether you're going out or staying home. Follow Professor David Nutt on Twitter: @ProfDavidNuttFollow Women’s Health on Instagram: @womenshealthukFollow Roisín Dervish-O’Kane on Instagram: @roisin.dervishokaneTopics:Beyond the liver: how unhealthy drinking affects your healthWhy it’s important to address stress-drinking The impact of the Covid-19 lockdown on our drinking habits Counting your units: how to do it and why it mattersHow to stick within your limits when pubs re-open  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
01/07/2030m 13s

How To Take Control of Your Hormones

This week we’re going full-on health geek and diving into the fascinating world of hormones. Why? Well, because getting to grips with how these little chemical messengers work is integral to achieving so many of the health goals you tell us you want to really nail - whether that’s having more energy, being more productive, or maintaining your happy weight. In this episode, Roisín is joined by GP and integrative medicine specialist Dr Sohere Roked alongside Dr Michael Craig, a consultant psychiatrist at London's Maudsley hospital and a leading PMS researcher. They discuss how hormones actually operate, how to get yours in balance and why, if you’re eating well and working out but still feeling decidedly off, they might be to blame. The doctors also discuss the latest research and treatment options for common hormonal conditions such as Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) and severe PMS. Time to plug in, get to know the inner workings of your body a bit better - and, ultimately, help it work a bit better for you.Join Women's Health on Instagram: @womenshealthukJoin Roisín Dervish-O’Kane on Instagram: @roisin.dervishokaneLearn more about Dr Sohere Roked: drsohereroked.co.ukLearn more about Dr Michael Craig: craigclinic.comTopics: How hormones operate and the key systems for womenOne simple way to monitor your symptoms The lowdown on premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD)Natural ways to manage PCOSHow stress hormones impede weight loss and maintenance  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
24/06/2033m 36s

Chessie King on Self Kindness and Her Body Confidence Journey

If sunshine’s energy could be distilled and infused into a British millennial woman, the prime candidate would probably be 26-year-old Chessie King. The presenter, blogger and author of new book How To Be Your Own Best Friend is a champion of body confidence and self-kindness. She’s earned an army of loyal fans thanks, in part, to her willingness to show her ‘imperfections’ (think: cellulite, rolls of skin on her midsection), but Chessie’s not always enjoyed such a free, confident and self-loving relationship with herself and her body. In fact, her disordered pursuit of becoming her smallest, leanest self saw her overtrain her body to the extent that she experienced a mini stroke, which left her with a heart condition and hearing loss that still affect her today. Here, she tells Roisín about the life lessons she’s learned along the way and why she's so determined that other women won't need such a dramatic event to make them realise how important it is to listen to their bodies. Plus, she shares her top tips for practising self-kindness and why everyone listening can improve their body confidence - no matter where yours it at right now.Join Chessie on Instagram: @chessiekinggJoin Roisín on Instagram: @roisin.dervishokaneJoin Women's Health on Instagram: @womenshealthukTopics:Why teenage insecurities can be so damagingWhat it's like to be told you're 'too big' while at 8% body fatThe health scare that transformed Chessie's outlookTwo simple strategies for bad body image daysHow to ride the lockdown emotional rollercoasterBe Your Own Best Friend: The Glorious Truths of Being Female by Chessie King is published by Harper Collins and out now  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
17/06/2035m 36s

Nutritious Cooking On a Budget with Dr Rupy Aujla

Have recent events made you a little more cautious and deliberate with your spending? We hear you. That’s why this week, in response to a flurry of your messages, we’re talking tips and strategies for putting together super-nutritious meals when you're on a budget. Roisín is joined by Dr Rupy Aujla, a medical doctor whose passion for nutrition is such that he’s created courses for top UK universities that educate doctors-in-training about the protective powers of different foods - and how they can bring healthy eating advice into their consulting rooms. He's also author of The Doctor’s Kitchen cookbooks, hosts a podcast series with the same name and is an unabashed food lover. Here, Dr Aujla makes a convincing case for why, if you want to hit all your nutritional targets (everything from getting ample fibre and protein to ensuring dietary diversity), while watching your finances, it's essential to find your groove with healthy cooking. Let's get stuck in.Join Dr Rupy Aujla on Instagram: @doctors_kitchenJoin Roisín Dervish-O'Kane on Instagram: @roisin.dervishokaneJoin Women's Health on Instagram: @womenshealthukTopics:Dr Rupy's three core principles of healthy eatingWhy eating well and eating frugally go hand in hand15 affordable ingredients all healthy cooks need in their kitchenThe healthiest herbs and spices to experiment withHow to stop beans and lentils making you so bloated  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
10/06/2038m 5s

Kayla Itsines on How To Get Fit in 30 Minutes per Day

Women’s Health’s July cover star Kayla Itsines probably needs little introduction. Founder of a multi-million dollar fitness empire with the hugely-successful Sweat app at its core, the 29-year-old has helped millions of women the world over start, and stick to, a training routine. Her philosophy? Firstly, that getting fit – and staying that way – only requires 30 minutes of exercise each day. And secondly, that showing up for these sessions (be it a swift walk or high-octane HIIT) is one of the most simple and effective form of self-care. Yes, this no-nonsense Aussie PT-turned-global home workout mogul passionately believes that self-kindness does sometimes looks like being tough and gritty. Why? Because showing up for that session, whether you want to or not, is ultimately one step towards unlocking the mind-and-body rewards wrought by having a consistent, sustainable fitness routine. This conversation has tough love, tonnes of insight from Kayla’s journey back to fitness after giving birth to her one-year-old daughter, Arna – and advice for how everyone can embark upon a forever fitness journey, whatever your current level.Follow Kayla Itsines on Instagram: @kayla_itsinesFollow Roisín on Instagram: @roisin.dervishokaneFollow Women's Health on Instagram: @womenshealthukTopics:The power of discipline in fitnessWhy physical fitness fuels mental resilienceHow to plan your week of workoutsWhat Kayla learned from her postpartum fitness journeyKayla's number-one goal-setting ruleWant to get strong at home? Sign up for Kayla's 28-day bodyweight challenge, created exclusively for Women's Health. Things kick off on the 8th June. Let's #GetFitDone  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
04/06/2034m 4s

17 Simple Ways To Reset Your Routine with Dr Chatterjee

Have you found yourself thinking lately about your habits? Maybe you’ve been reflecting on what actions, thoughts and behaviours from the time BC (Before Covid, that is) are worth incorporating into this ‘new normal’ we’re hearing so much about lately - and which ones you’re better off without. If you’re privileged enough to be able to do your non-essential job from home right now, without needing to simultaneously care for children (major props, by the way, to all parents pulling it off) your days may well have gained some additional white space. And this, according to Dr Rangan Chatterjee - medical doctor, lifestyle medicine advocate and host of the Feel Better, Live More podcast - presents a real opportunity. One in which you can reflect on your daily routine and begin making small adjustments that can have a big impact on your physical, mental and emotional health. In this episode, he joins Roisín to discuss the healthy habits worth building into your schedule, and the behavioural science-based techniques you need to make these changes last. Join Dr Rangan Chatterjee on Instagram: @drchatterjeeJoin Roisín on Instagram @roisin.dervishokaneJoin Women’s Health on Instagram: @womenshealthukTopics: Why lifestyle medicine is so powerful A 15-minute daily plan for mind-and-body fitnessHow to turn behaviour changes into lasting habits A simple rule to curb mindless snackingHow to hold yourself accountable when it comes to self-care---Want a new workout routine?At Women’s Health we have created a 10-week Sweat & Reset workout plan that's available on Fiit. Whatever your fitness level, this 10-week full-body programme will help you cultivate a weekly fitness routine at home. Right now, we're offering you a 14-day free trial plus 25% off the plan you choose with Fiit. Sweat & Reset is included with any Fiit Premium membership - just head here to sign up: getfiit.tv/wh.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
27/05/2038m 7s

How To Put Yourself First with Glennon Doyle

If you feel like your own wants, desires and needs too often fall way down your to-do list, this episode is for you. It’s a conversation with Glennon Doyle: activist, author and the woman who Reese Witherspoon credits with helping her feel strong enough to handle the destabilising uncertainty of life right now. Glennon’s powerful writing on mental health, motherhood and self-discovery has been lauded by the likes of Oprah Winfrey, Brené Brown and Gwyneth Paltrow, while her latest book Untamed: Stop Pleasing, Start Living has spent weeks at the top of the New York Times bestseller list. Here, she joins Roisín to discuss how she learned to stop chasing other peoples’ goals in order to shoot for the life – and love – she really wanted. And, of course, she shares her road-tested tips for how all of you can do this, too.Glennon’s third memoir, Untamed: Stop Pleasing, Start Living is published by Vermillion and out nowFollow Glennon on Instagram: @glennondoyleFollow Roisín on Instagram: @roisin.dervishokaneTopics:The mental exhaustion of trying to save a relationship after repeated cheatingWhy trusting yourself is like a muscleA mind-calming trick to try if you can’t meditateThe power of writing down what your dream life looks likeWhy being a good mum doesn’t mean sacrificing your needsExclusive Workout Offer At Women’s Health we have created a 10-week Sweat & Reset workout plan that's available on Fiit.Whatever your fitness level, this 10-week full-body programme will help you cultivate a weekly fitness routine at home. Right now, we're offering you a 14-day free trial plus 25% off the plan of your choice.Sweat & Reset is included with any Fiit Premium membership. Sign up here: getfiit.tv/wh  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
20/05/2032m 46s

Joe Wicks On Staying Fit In Lockdown

If anyone has come out of all this as a veritable national treasure, it’s Joe Wicks AKA The Body Coach. The father-of-two has kept the nation moving and spirits up while we’ve all been locked down, with his daily PE With Joe Youtube workouts. Two individuals who have burpee-d, star-jumped and bunny-hopped their way through countless 9am sessions are Women’s Health Editor-in-Chief Claire Sanderson and her seven-year-old son, Zak. In this episode, they both hop on a Zoom call with Joe to discuss everything from getting motivated to workout whatever your age, his predictions for the future of the fitness industry, and why living healthily - in and outside of lockdown - really doesn’t need to be complicated. Topics:How PE with Joe came aboutWill people go back to gyms post-lockdown?Get kids exercising with this one simple tip How to maintain motivation while working from homeWhy overthinking calories is a waste of timeFollow Claire Sanderson on Instagram: @clairesandersonFollow Joe Wicks on Instagram: @thebodycoachJoe's new book Wean in 15: Up-to-date Advice and 100 Quick Recipes is published by Bluebird, and out now  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
13/05/2031m 58s

Trailer - Joe Wicks on Going for Goal

We're coming to you a little earlier than usual this week with news of a very special episode. This week on Going for Goal, Women's Health editor-in-chief Claire Sanderson, together with her seven-year-old son Zak, interview the nation's PE teacher, Joe Wicks. Joe talks to Claire about his plans for PE With Joe after lockdown, the future of the fitness industry and his own home workout routine. The episode drops on Thursday 14th May - don't miss it.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
12/05/201m 8s

How to Run Faster, for Longer - And Enjoy it More

Something that loads of you have been in touch to tell us that you want our help in order to really nail is running. So, whether you’re a total beginner, looking to make running a habit, or a fair-weather runner, keen to use their Government-sanctioned daily exercise time to up their mileage and confidence, this episode is for you. This week, Roisín is joined by Anthony Fletcher, a biomechanics expert, Precision Running Head Coach at Equinox Gyms and founder of One Track Run Club. Plus! Women’s Health’s own digital editor, Amy Lane - host of running podcast Well Far and author of new book I Can Run: An Empowering Guide to Running Well Far. Together, they share solutions for how you can hit the running goals that matter to you - and their tried and tested tips for making running a whole lot more fun. Topics:  Tools to help you make running a habit How to shave minutes off your 5k time Training tactics for a faster half-marathonThe strength-training moves to make you a more efficient runner The truth about running for weight loss  Follow Roisín on Instagram @roisin.dervishokaneFollow Women's Health on Instagram @womenshealthukFollow Amy Lane on Instagram @wellness_edFollow Anthony Fletcher on Instagram @aka_fletch Offer: You can get six issues of Women’s Health magazine sent direct to your door priced at just £6 for 6 issues. That’s a massive saving of 76% on carefully-curated, award-winning journalism on health, wellness, nutrition, fitness and beauty. All you need to do is go to Hearstmagazines.co.uk.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
06/05/2034m 50s

A Kind Approach To Body Transformations

Body goals have developed a bad rap of late, haven’t they? Before-and-after transformation pictures have been criticised for suggesting there’s a blueprint for a process that’s wholly individual. If your main workout motivation is to get, say, a tighter waist or sculpted arms, that’s seen as being dated - or, by some, straight up unhealthy. And yet, you’ve told us that changing an aspect of your appearance remains a priority, and many of you are choosing to use this time at home to pursue body goals you haven’t had the time to go after before. So, is it possible to change your body without falling into dangerous patterns of thinking? Yes, says Emilia Thompson. The former bikini fitness competitor, now lecturer in Sport Nutrition at Manchester Metropolitan University, has experienced the toxic side of dieting culture firsthand. Now, she coaches clients on how to reach their own body goals, led by a science-backed, compassionate approach. In this episode, she chats to Senior Editor Roisín Dervish-O'Kane about how to change your body without compromising your mental health. Topics:  Can a body transformation ever be healthy? How do you know if you’re in the right mindset to change your body? What is a process-based approach and how can it help you?What is a calorie-deficit and how does it work? How to keep compassion front and centre of your goal Follow Emilia Thompson i on Instagram @emiliathompsonphdFollow Roisín on Instagram @roisin.dervishokaneFollow Women's Health on Instagram @womenshealthuk Offer: You can get six issues of Women’s Health magazine sent direct to your door priced at just £6 for 6 issues. That’s a massive saving of 76% on carefully-curated, award-winning journalism on health, wellness, nutrition, fitness and beauty. All you need to do is go to Hearstmagazines.co.uk  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
29/04/2031m 51s

Nine Simple Habits for Good Gut Health

Lockdown life (spending 99% of your time in the house with snacks on tap; tweaked workout schedule; pandemic-induced worry) is causing unprecedented levels of digestive disruption to women right now. But, if you're currently bloated, gassy, or seriously blocked up, we have good news: getting your gut health back on track can actually be pretty simple. Joining host Roisín Dervish-O'Kane to show you how is Dr Megan Rossi AKA the Gut Health Doctor, a registered dietician who investigates nutrition-based therapies in gut health at King's College London. She's also author of the bestselling book Eat Yourself Healthy: An Easy-to-Digest Guide to Health and Happiness From the Inside Out. In this episode, Dr Rossi explains why a well-functioning gut is essential for everything from good mental health to strong immunity, and how you can get yours in a good place - through lockdown, and beyond.Topics: Why lockdown life can make us bloated and gassyHow to create a gut-stimulating morning routineThe fundamentals of gut-healthy nutritionWhy tweaking diet and lifestyle is better than taking probiotic supplementsA constipation-relieving workout switchFollow Dr Megan Rossi on Instagram @theguthealthdoctorFollow Roisín on Instagram @roisin.dervishokaneFollow Women's Health on Instagram @womenshealthuk  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
23/04/2030m 5s

A Four-Step Formula for Beating WFH Burnout

Work’s a bit different these day, isn't it? Neat desks have been replaced with multitasking kitchen tables, colleagues with noisy family members, and some semblance of work-life balance with a messy mélange of the two. We want things to be business as usual; to get our heads down and plough on, grateful – amidst massive economic insecurity – to still have a job. But, if you’re finding it really bloody difficult to do so in these altered circumstances, you’re not alone. Joining Roisín to discuss how we can all navigate this new work world order is Nir Eyal, behavioural engineering expert, author of Indistractable: How To Control Your Attention and Choose Your Life, and (good news for any working parents listening) a seasoned home-schooler. In this episode, he explains why the current situation is so ripe for burnout and shares simple tactics to help us fine-tune our focus so we can work, and live, better - during these unprecedented times, and beyond. Join Women’s Health on Instagram: @womenshealthukJoin Roisín on Instagram: @roisin.dervishokaneJoin Nir on Instagram: @neyal99 Topics:How to map your values onto your time when creating a scheduleSmarter ways to discuss workload with your bossHow to stop your children interrupting youTwo tech recommendations to conquer distractionWhy self-compassionate people tend to be the most successful  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
15/04/2035m 48s

How To Deal with Lockdown Disappointment

We're two weeks into lockdown life and looking ahead to a sunny Easter weekend spent…indoors. Milestone birthdays are now reduced to a collection of small squares on a laptop screen and everything from holidays to weddings that have been months - years - in the planning have been called off. Of course, there are bigger things going on: people are losing their lives, their jobs and their loved ones during the coronavirus crisis. So, how do we manage our feelings about our own, comparatively trivial, lockdown losses when there’s a global pandemic unfolding - and is it okay to even ask the question? Yes, says this week’s guest, renowned psychotherapist and bestselling author Julia Samuel MBE. In this episode, she tells Roisín why it’s okay to feel gutted about disruptions in our own little worlds, how to process negative feelings and why emotional self-maintenance helps us show up better for those who need us right now. Join Women’s Health on Instagram: @womenhealthukJoin Roisín on Instagram: @roisin.dervishokaneJoin Julia on Instagram: @juliasamuelmbeTopics:The importance of setting a routine right nowA simple technique to stop catastrophisingAngry journalling: why it might work for youWhy doing good makes you feel betterOffer: You can get six issues of Women’s Health magazine sent direct to your door priced at just £6 for 6 issues. That’s a massive saving of 76% on carefully-curated, award-winning journalism on health, wellness, nutrition, fitness and beauty. All you need to do is go to Hearstmagazines.co.uk  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
09/04/2023m 55s

An Immunologist On The Science Of Staying Well

Regular listeners will know that we normally focus on helping you reach a health or wellness goal. But these aren’t normal times. The novel coronavirus, or Covid-19, is now a global pandemic, and in the UK, we’re facing what the Prime Minister has declared ‘the worst public health crisis for a generation’. Right now, all we - like you - want to know, is how to stay as physically and mentally well as possible, and how we can minimise the risk of causing harm to others. So, that’s exactly what we’ll be aiming to find out over the next few episodes, where we’ll be putting your coronavirus questions to scientists, healthcare professionals and fitness experts. In this episode, Senior Editor Roisín Dervish-O’Kane chats to Dr Jenna Macciochi, a lecturer in immunology at the University of Sussex and author of new book Immunity: The Science Of Staying Well.Join Women’s Health on Instagram: @womenshealthukJoin Roisín Dervish-O’Kane on Instagram: @roisin.dervishokaneJoin Dr Jenna Macciochi on Instagram: @dr_jenna_macciochiTopics: Why is there so much misinformation around Covid-19?Can ‘boosting your immunity’ protect you from the virus? Should you forgo alcohol during lockdown?Why is resistance training so good for your immune system?  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
01/04/2028m 11s

Talking Coronavirus: How To Work Out When You're Not Leaving The House

Regular listeners will know that we normally focus on helping you reach a health or wellness goal. But these aren’t normal times. The novel coronavirus, or Covid-19, is now a global pandemic, and in the UK, we’re facing what the Prime Minister has declared ‘the worst public health crisis for a generation’. Right now, all we - like you - want to know, is how to stay as physically and mentally well as possible, and how we can minimise the risk of causing harm to others. So, that’s exactly what we’ll be aiming to find out over the next few episodes, where we’ll be putting your coronavirus questions to scientists, healthcare professionals and fitness experts. In this episode, Senior Editor Roisín Dervish-O’Kane chats to Laura Hoggins, PT and Head of Brand at Foundry Fitness, author of Lift Yourself and coach at FIIT about getting motivated, adjusting your fitness goals and creating a fitness routine you can stick with.Join Women’s Health on Instagram: @womenshealthukJoin Roisín Dervish-O’Kane on Instagram: @roisin.dervishokaneJoin Laura Hoggins on Instagram: @laurabicepsTopics:How to stay motivated when your plans are on holdWhat muscle groups to prioritise if you’re hunched over a desk all dayHow to build a circuit without any kitHow to get your cardio in when you’re houseboundOffer: With our Sweat and Reset training programme, you will receive all the benefits of a personal trainer, from the comfort of your own home. For this week only, you can get 12 weeks' access to our Sweat and Reset training programme with a huge 25% discount if you go to getfiit.tv/wh – so that's just £3.75 per week. Or if you want to go for an annual Fiit subscription, it’s £120 for the year - only £2.30 per week.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
26/03/2021m 59s

Talking Coronavirus: How To Protect Your Mental Health During A Pandemic

As the country comes to terms with the new normal of social distancing, self-isolating and staying home, managing your mental health has become more difficult - and vital. In light of this, we’re breaking with our usual format to bring you a bonus episode of expert-backed advice on how to cope in these dramatically-altered times. Here, Clinical Psychologist Dr Jessamy Hibberd, who has partnered with other mental health professionals to deliver evidence-based advice via Instagram, explains why uncertainty feels so alarming, the small things you can do every day to feel well and how to manage an existing mental health condition during this difficult time. For more expert-backed advice follow @from_the_other_chair @mumologist @thepsychologymum @the_thomas_connectionJoin Women’s Health on Instagram: @womenshealthukJoin Roisín Dervish-O’Kane on Instagram: @roisin.dervishokaneJoin Dr Jessamy Hibberd on Instagram: @drjessamyTopics: How can you follow the news while protecting your mental health?What’s a negative bias and how can you avoid it?How can you manage disappointment over cancelled plans?How can you manage an existing mental health condition? What’s behavioural activation and how can it help you right now?NOTE: While we are attempting to keep our content as up to date as possible, the situation surrounding the coronavirus pandemic continues to develop rapidly, so it’s possible than some information and recommendations may have changed. For any concerns or for the latest advice, you can visit the following sites: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/events-as-they-happenhttps://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
22/03/2026m 9s

Talking Coronavirus: What A GP On The Frontline Wants You To Know

Regular listeners will know that we normally focus on helping you reach a health or wellness goal. But these aren’t normal times. The novel coronavirus, or Covid-19, is now a global pandemic, and in the UK, we’re facing what the Prime Minister has declared ‘the worst public health crisis for a generation’. Right now, all we - like you - want to know, is how to stay as physically and mentally well as possible, and how to minimise the risk of causing harm to others. So, that’s exactly what we’ll be aiming to find out over the next few episodes, where we’ll be putting your coronavirus questions to scientists, healthcare professionals and fitness experts - starting with Dr Chintal Patel. Dr Patel studied immunology at university before going on to qualify as a GP. Today, she practises in central London, putting her on the frontline of the Covid-19 response in the UK. In this episode, she reveals what life has been like for GPs these past few weeks, answers your questions and shares the practises she’s been using to keep herself and her family safe and well. Join Women’s Health on Instagram: @womenshealthukJoin Roisín Dervish-O’Kane on Instagram: @roisin.dervishokaneJoin Dr Chintal Patel on Instagram: @drchintalskitchenTopics: What is a coronavirus and why is this one posing such a threat?What does flattening the curve mean, and why it is so important? What are the key symptoms of Covid-19, and how should you manage them?How should you talk to children about this pandemic? Links and references:https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/events-as-they-happenhttps://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.htmlhttps://www.mindheart.co/descargables  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
19/03/2027m 32s

What To Eat To Build Better Mental Health

We suspect you’ve felt the feel-good benefits of diving head first into a bowl of pasta first-hand. But beyond the emotional response that food can trigger, what you eat every day can have a very real impact on the day to day workings of your brain - and how you feel. Enter nutritional psychiatry: a growing field of research that’s unpicking the relationship between food and feelings. Sounds complicated, but it’s actually really simple to put into practise. Here to help us translate the science into a shopping list is Kimberley Wilson, Chartered Psychologist and author of the brand new book How To Build A Healthy Brain. Join Women’s Health on Instagram: @womenshealthukJoin Roisín Dervish-O’Kane on Instagram: @roisin.dervishokaneJoin Kimberley Wilson on Instagram: @foodandpsychHave a goal in mind that you want us to put to the experts? Shoot on a DM on Instagram - we're @womenshealthuk. Or drop us an email on womenshealth@womenshealthmag.co.uk.Topics: What is nutritional psychiatry? What are cooled carbs, and why are they so useful? What’s the perfect meal to eat for brain health?How does alcohol affect the brain?PLEASE NOTE: This episode includes a mention of where to buy your tickets for Women's Health Live. Since this episode was recorded, the event has been cancelled, due to the ongoing situation with Covid-19. For full details on this decision, and information on how to get a refund, click here.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
12/03/2028m 52s

How To Have A Better Sex Life – On Your Terms

You can read books about female desire on the Tube and buy a vibrator from Boots. But the statistics tell a different story about the sex lives of UK women. We’re having less sex than we were a decade ago, and we’re having less satisfying sex than men. This matters, since the research is clear that regular, satisfying sex has a positive impact on your mental and physical health. With that in mind, we’ve called upon the expertise of a real life sex doctor to tackle the goal of building a more satisfying sex life. This week, Senior Editor Roisín Dervish-O’Kane chats to Dr Karen Gurney, a clinical psychologist, psycho-sexologist and the author of the brand new book <Mind The Gap: The Truth About Desire And How To Futureproof Your Sex Life>. Join Women’s Health on Instagram: @womenshealthukJoin Roisín Dervish-O’Kane on Instagram: @roisin.dervishokaneJoin Dr Karen Gurney on Instagram: @thesexdoctor Have a goal in mind that you want us to put to the experts? Find us on Instagram @womenshealthuk and drop a voice note into our inbox, telling us your name and your goal, and it could be the subject of a future episode.  Topics: Why good sex is so good for your healthHow mindfulness can deliver better orgasmsHow to manage anxiety for better sexThe secret to good sex in a long-term relationshipPLEASE NOTE: This episode includes a mention of where to buy your tickets for Women's Health Live. Since this episode was recorded, the event has been cancelled, due to the ongoing situation with Covid-19. For full details on this decision, and information on how to get a refund, click here.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
05/03/2032m 40s

How To Quit Perfectionism - And Why It's Holding You Back

It's the personality trait that comes with a cultural stamp of approval. Working hard, striving for better results, never settling - these qualities aren't just socially acceptable, they're actively encouraged. But while your perfectionism can indeed reward you with success, it can also compromise your emotional wellbeing. Research has linked perfectionism with a whole host of health issues, from raising your risk of anxiety and depression, to putting you on a path to burnout. This week, Senior Editor Roisín Dervish O’Kane hears from one of the foremost researchers on perfectionism, Dr Thomas Curran, Professor of Psychological and Behavioural Science at London School of Economics, and Clinical Psychologist Dr Jessamy Hibberd, author of The Imposter Cure, to find out why perfectionism can be so damaging, and how to manage it for the sake of your wellbeing. Join Women’s Health on Instagram: @womenshealthukJoin Roisín Dervish-O’Kane on Instagram: @roisin.dervishokaneJoin Dr Jessamy Hibberd on Instagram: @drjessamyJoin Dr Thomas Curran on Twitter: @thom_curranHave a goal in mind that you want us to put to the experts? Find us on Instagram @womenshealthuk and drop a voice note into our inbox, telling us your name and your goal, and it could be the subject of a future episode. Topics: What are the different kinds of perfectionism? How does perfectionism hold you back? How do you know if your perfectionism is unhealthy? What’s the 80% rule and how can it help you?  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
27/02/2030m 45s

How To Make The Most Of Your Mornings

It’s getting lighter in the mornings - news that will either make you want to leap out of bed and do a few laps of the park or remain as committed to your duvet as ever. Mornings are...Marmite. But consciously making the most of them is a goal that even the most dedicated of night owls can strive for. This week, we’ve recruited the help of two women for whom mornings are a matter of professional importance to help you get more out of yours, whatever that might look like. Joining Senior Editor Editor Roisín Dervish-O’Kane this week are sleep scientist Dr Sophie Bostock (https://www.thesleepscientist.com) and Adrienne Herbert, PT, and host of the Power Hour podcast (https://adriennelondon.com)Join Women’s Health on Instagram: @womenshealthukJoin Roisín Dervish-O’Kane on Instagram: @roisin.dervishokaneJoin Dr Sophie Bostock on Instagram: @drsophiebostockJoin Adrienne Herbert on Instagram: @adrienne_ldnHave a goal in mind that you want us to put to the experts? Find us on Instagram @womenshealthuk and drop a voice note into our inbox, telling us your name and your goal, and it could be the subject of a future episode. Topics: What’s social jet lag and why is it so damaging?What’s a chronotype and how do you find out yours? Can a night owl ever become a lark? What’s the healthiest way to wake up?  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
20/02/2031m 55s

How To Build A Healthy Dating Life

It’s Valentine’s Day - three words guaranteed to trigger an emotional reaction, be it a warm fuzzy feeling, an eye roll, or something in between the two. So this week, we’re talking about a goal that will feel pertinent to many at the moment, that is, building a healthy dating life. On paper, it’s never been easier to meet someone, but digital dating and mental health don’t always go hand in hand. How do you deal with rejection in a world of blue-tick politics? How do you know when it’s time to stop swiping? And how can you put your mental health front and centre of your dating strategy? Joining Senior Editor Roisín Dervish-O’Kane to discuss all this and more are Dr Sophie Mort, a former NHS Clinical Psychologist who now has her own private practice, and Louise Troen, a brand consultant and former International Vice President of Marketing at the dating app Bumble. Join Women’s Health on Instagram: @womenshealthukJoin Roisín Dervish-O’Kane on Instagram: @roisin.dervishokaneJoin Dr Sophie Mort on Instagram: @_drsophJoin Louise Troen on Instagram: @louisetroenHave a goal in mind that you want us to put to the experts? Find us on Instagram @womenshealthuk and drop a voice note into our inbox, telling us your name and your goal, and it could be the subject of a future episode. Topics: The evolutionary psychology of dating The gamification of dating apps and the impact on the brain Boundary-setting - and holding yourself to accountDating with intention  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
13/02/2032m 49s

How To Be More Productive - And Have More Time For You

Productivity. Box-ticking. Getting more done. A sexy topic, it isn’t. But tackling your to-do list in a timely fashion is a goal worth shooting for - and not just to keep your boss happy. Focusing a little more on how you can best power through your professional obligations can free up precious headspace for the stuff you really want to do. But where do you start? How do you go about changing your habits? And how - in today’s chaotic and changing working world - do you strike a healthy balance? In this episode, Senior Editor Roisín Dervish-O’Kane discusses all this and more, with Caroline Webb, behavioural economist and author of How to have a good day: Harness the power of behavioural science to transform your working life. Join Women’s Health on Instagram: @womenshealthukJoin Roisín Dervish-O’Kane on Instagram: @roisin.dervishokaneJoin Caroline Webb on Twitter: @caroline_webb_Have a goal in mind that you want us to put to the experts? Find us on Instagram @womenshealthuk and drop a voice note into our inbox, telling us your name and your goal, and it could be the subject of a future episode. Topics: Why taking your annual leave is key to successHow to stick a pin in procrastinationHow to pitch new ways of working to your bossWhat’s single-tasking, and why is it useful?  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
06/02/2033m 21s

How To Meal Prep And Spend Less On Food

Oh the sweet relief of the first pay day of the year. But before you gift a chunk of your hard-earned salary to Pret, Eat and others, we have important news: it doesn’t have to be this way. This week, we’re talking meal prep, and why it’s about so much more than having something to eat at lunchtime. It’s a statement of intent about the kind of week you want to have; a way of supporting good nutrition, along with your financial and psychological wellbeing. Been there, done that and bought the Tupperware? We hear you. So, on hand to help you turn your meal prepping aspirations into a weekly habit are Dr Hazel Wallace, an NHS doctor and founder of The Food Medic (thefoodmedic.co.uk) and Emilie Bellet, founder of Vestpod (vestpod.com). Join Women’s Health on Instagram: @womenshealthukJoin Roisín Dervish-O’Kane on Instagram: @roisin.dervishokaneJoin Dr Hazel Wallace on Instagram: @thefoodmedicJoin Emilie Bellet on Instagram: @vestpodHave a goal in mind that you want us to put to the experts? Find us on Instagram @womenshealthuk and drop a voice note into our inbox, telling us your name and your goal, and it could be the subject of a future episode. Topics: What is financial wellness? How can meal prepping support good nutrition? How can you carve out the time to prep your meals when your schedule is packed?What basics should you keep in your cupboards and freezer?Links:Study on meal prep and healthy eatingThe Roasting Tin by Rukmini IyerYou're Not Broke You're Pre-rich by Emilie BelletThe Food Medic For Life by Dr Hazel Wallace  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
30/01/2029m 20s

How To Become An Ethical Eater

Veganuary is in full swing, and whether you’ve gone cold turkey on animal products, adopted a flexitarian approach or you’re giving Meat Free Monday a go, eating in a way that supports planetary health will be on the minds of many at the moment, following recent climate events. But the deeper you delve into ethical eating, the more confused you can become. The recent news that almond milk production is to blame for wiping out millions of honey bees is just the latest blow for those striving to eat sustainably. In this episode, Senior Editor Roisín Dervish-O’Kane is joined by Rosemary Green, Assistant Professor in Nutrition and Sustainability at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, to discuss the latest in sustainability science, the nuances and contradictions involved in attempting to eat ethically and how to do so without neglecting nutrition. Join Women’s Health on Instagram: @womenshealthukJoin Roisín Dervish-O’Kane on Instagram: @roisin.dervishokaneHave a goal in mind that you want us to put to the experts? Find us on Instagram @womenshealthuk and drop a voice note into our inbox, telling us your name and your goal, and it could be the subject of a future episode. Topics: What are the different strands of ethical eating? Why are animal products so harmful for the environment? What is the planetary health diet?How does eating ethically marry with eating healthily? How can labels be useful when attempting to eat more ethically?  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
23/01/2029m 52s

How To Build A Healthy Social Life

The bumper-to-bumper busyness of December feels like a distant memory now we’re all doubling down for the annual January hibernation. But while your body and bank balance will thank you for some quiet time, positive social interactions are vital for your emotional wellbeing. So how can you build a social life that aligns with your health goals? How do you make plans you can’t wait to keep? And how can you make the most of your precious free time? In this episode, Senior Editor Roisín Dervish-O’Kane discusses all this and more, with Dr Jessamy Hibberd, Clinical Psychologist and author of The Imposter Cure (drjessamy.com) and Toni Jones, journalist and founder of Shelf Help, a personal development collective and book club (shelfhelp.club). Join Women’s Health on Instagram: @womenshealthukJoin Roisín Dervish-O’Kane on Instagram: @roisin.dervishokaneJoin Dr Jessamy Hibberd on Instagram: @drjessamyJoin Toni Jones on Instagram: @ms.toni.jonesHave a goal in mind that you want us to put to the experts? Find us on Instagram @womenshealthuk and drop a voice note into our inbox, telling us your name and your goal, and it could be the subject of a future episode. Topics: What role do social connections play in supporting your mental health? What’s a social audit and how can you do one?What are boundaries and how can you set them?What’s intentional drinking and how do you do it? How do you walk away from a friendship that’s no longer serving you? Links:Sober Curious by Ruby Warrington (rubywarrington.com/i-am-an-author/)  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
16/01/2033m 30s

How To Fall In Love With Fitness

The gyms are packed, the streets are lined with joggers and good luck bagging a spot in an exercise class. Whether it’s for weight loss, getting out in nature or the endorphins, doing more exercise is on the minds of many at the moment. But as the fizzy pep of the new year wears off and reality bites, it can begin to feel like a chore. So how can you find a form of exercise you really enjoy? How do you get yourself out of bed for a workout on the days when your brain has other ideas? And how can you turn good intentions into the habit of a lifetime? In this episode, Senior Editor Roisín Dervish-O’Kane discusses all this and more, with Dr Tara Swart, neuroscientist-turned-executive advisor and author of The Source (£8.99, Vermillion) and Nesrine Dally, Muay Thai boxer and Nike trainer. Join Women’s Health on Instagram: @womenshealthukJoin Roisín Dervish-O’Kane on Instagram: @roisin.dervishokaneJoin Dr Tara Swart on Instagram: @drtaraswartJoin Nesrine Dally on Instagram: @nez__healthhubHave a goal that you want us to put to the experts? Record a voice note telling us your name and your goal then send it to womenshealth@womenshealthmag.co.uk, putting ‘GOING FOR GOAL’ in the subject line - and your goal could be the subject of a future episode. Topics: Why do so many people fail to keep their fitness resolutions?How do you find a form of exercise you enjoy?What is neuroplasticity and how can it help us reach our goals?How do turn a new hobby into a habit? How do you stay motivated when you don’t want to train?  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
09/01/2030m 7s

How To Lose Weight Healthily - Without Crash Dieting

Weight loss will likely be on the minds of many at this time of year, despite it becoming an increasingly controversial topic within the wellness world. But if you do want to lose weight to improve your health, what does smart, sustainable weight loss look like? What tactics do you need to use in order to achieve it? And what approaches should you steer well clear of? Senior Editor Roisín Dervish-O’Kane discusses all this and more with NHS GP Dr Zoe Williams (who you’ll recognise from TV shows including Trust Me I’m a Doctor and This Morning) and Renee McGregor, a sports dietician specialising in eating disorders. Join Women’s Health on Instagram: @womenshealthukJoin Roisín Dervish-O’Kane on Instagram: @roisin.dervishokaneJoin Dr Zoe Williams on Instagram: @drzoewilliamsJoin Renee McGregor on Instagram: @r_mcgregorHave a goal that you want us to put to the experts? Record a voice note telling us your name and your goal then send it to womenshealth@womenshealthmag.co.uk, putting ‘GOING FOR GOAL’ in the subject line - and your goal could be the subject of a future episode. Topics: Why does healthy weight loss advice matter?What is a crash diet?How do people track their progress?When is it helpful to think about calories?How do you spot the signs of disordered eating?  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
02/01/2031m 58s

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Welcome to Going for Goal – the brand new podcast brought to you by Women’s Health. As we enter a new decade, Women’s Health is re-branding resolutions with holistic health in mind. Each week, Senior Editor Roisín Dervish-O’Kane will call upon the expertise of professionals in health, fitness, nutrition and emotional wellbeing, to bring you the goals worth shooting for this year, along with actionable advice on how to achieve them. Want to know how to master meal prep? Become a productivity ninja? Or become one of those people who thrives in the morning? Stay tuned. Hit subscribe now to make sure you never miss an episode and look out for episode one - in which we tackle healthy weight loss - on Jan 2.Have a goal in mind? Let us know. Record a voice note telling us your name and your goal and send it to womenshealth@womenshealthmag.co.uk, putting ‘GOING FOR GOAL’ in the subject line - and your goal could be the subject of a future episode.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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