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Digital Subscriptions > Healthy Magazine > September 2016 > SHOW YOUR SOFT SIDE


When your workout starts to feel like all-out war on your body, it’s time to ask: are you really doing yourself any good?
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‘Go hard or go home’. ‘Pain is just weakness leaving the body’. ‘Nothing hurts more than sitting on a couch’. Whether it’s on a T-shirt, internet meme, or is the chosen saying of your favourite fitness class leader, we’re betting you’re familiar with at least one of these so-called ‘positive’ exercise mantras. With the ongoing rise of female participation in sports such as CrossFit and triathlon (organiser Go Tri says women aged over 55 represent its highest growth area), ‘faster, harder, further’ is the motto du jour. And, while we all want to see more women challenging themselves, this ‘no pain, no gain’ approach has its drawbacks, too.

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This issue, healthy is packed with expert know-how and inspirational ideas to keep your wellness on track throughout late summer. Meet the winner of our nationwide Face of healthy competition: we’ve picked a real-life beauty to be our cover star. We’ve also explored what it means to #Loveorganic in the real world, including how and when to buy organic produce. Plus, we’ve hunted far and wide for 33 tempting eat-well ideas for you to experiment with. Restore your balance and wellbeing with your digital issue of healthy.

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