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YOUR BODY CLOCK TRAINING PLAN

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Timing is everything, as the saying goes, and it’s never been more true than when it comes to the relationship between sleep and athletic performance. Those who swear by only exercising in the morning can kindly step off their soapboxes, because the ideal time for a workout is not one-size-fits-all. It’s personal, and it all comes down to your circadian rhythm and individual chronotype – ie whether you’re a morning person or a night person. By understanding these, you can unlock the power of the circadian advantage and find the best time for you to exercise or get the most out of any athletic endeavour.

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Have you thought about your sleep recently? It’s one of the key pillars of our wellbeing, which is why we’ve delved into all things bedtime this issue. Inside, you’ll find simple, science-backed fixes to all your sleep worries, from insomnia to snoring, plus our body clock training plan and moves to help you snooze. We investigate whether fat really deserves its bad rep, uncover the intricacies of the placebo effect, and explore 2019’s biggest wellness trend: blue health. Plus, our food section champions light Easter bakes, three beauty experts dish on their bedtime routines, and Jess Ennis-Hill talks family and fitness since retiring. Find all this and more in the brand new issue of Healthy!

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Healthy Magazine
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Our contributors on how they sleep well
Write, email, tweet, Facebook or Instagram us – we love to hear from you!
We’ve long thought that evening workouts disrupt sleep
YOUR HEALTHY SLEEP
Some people put up with sleep problems for years. That’s because we’re treating insomnia all wrong, says sleep expert Stephanie Romiszewski
Follow the natural path to peaceful nights with New Nordic’s Melissa Dream
Snoring can wreck your sleep, health and personal life, and afects nearly a third of women. Here’s how to stop it
For your chance to win these healthy goodies, enter by 13 May 2019
Master your sleep cycle to boost athletic performance, whether you’re a lark or an owl
With so much tech claiming it can help us achieve peaceful nights, which is worth your investment? Team healthy tested six sleep aids
City-dwellers are more unhappy on high pollution days
HEALTHY BALANCE
We’ve long felt being by water makes us happy – now the science backs this up. Dr Deborah Cracknell explains why ‘blue health’ is 2019’s big wellness trend
Oficial advice has long been to limit fat intake – but some scientists are challenging medical consensus and demanding a rethink
We’re sleeping worse than ever, claim many reports, putting us at risk of serious illness – but others believe the evidence for a ‘crisis’ is flawed
Former Olympic and World Champion Jessica Ennis- Hill, now retired from her golden girl of athletics role, talks life on the other side and why the goalposts have shifted
It’s no secret pre-bedtime beauty regimes can help
HEALTHY GLOW
So you’ve ditched chemicals, steer clear of plastic
Wake up with a refreshed complexion – three experts share their bedtime skincare routines
We’re getting to know our glycolic acid from our hyaluronic, our vitamin C from E. But certain ingredients work better when they’re paired up. Here’s how
They’re famed for their happy, healthy lives and stylish interiors. Now our northern neighbours are inspiring us with their natural beauty secrets, too
The Fellowship for British Hairdressing’s president on why ecofriendly is a style that suits everybody
Freshen up your look for spring with a half-price salon session
70 How to tell if it’s a food allergy or an intolerance
HEALTHY CLINIC
Usage of vitamin D, aka the sunshine vitamin, has risen
We’re mixing up food sensitivities with more serious allergies – Dr Isabel Skypala explains how to tell the difference
It’s that glorious feeling where you completely lose yourself – and it’s good for you. Three experts reveal how they get in the zone
It’s thought to improve everything from joint pain to anxiety. So is acupuncture the answer for GPs wanting to prescribe fewer pills?
Dr Jeremy Howick explains why placebos have healing powers (even when we know they’re fake) and what we can learn from that about self-care
New studies and stats you need to know about
Improves sleep, reduces period pain and may soothe anxiety? Sounds like one powerful herb…
The no-nonsense sleep expert on why you shouldn’t worry about getting exactly eight hours
Swedish researchers have found the best way to access
HEALTHY FOOD
We’re not all blessed with multitasking skills, which
Pies, tarts, mufins… when it comes to savoury baking, the joys are endless. Ace the Easter break with these light-but-tempting treats
For the joys of eating what you like, when you like and enjoying some treasured me-time, you can’t beat going it alone
Vegetarian, family-friendly and full of healthy ingredients, these recipes from the new Green Kitchen cookbook are also utterly delicious
You may love nibbling a few squares after dinner, but did you know that you can use chocolate in savoury and sweet dishes to add richness, depth and a surprising number of health benefits?
What’s on food writer and stylist Georgina Hayden’s daily menu? Nutritionist Jenna Hope peeks at her plate…
This unassuming perennial packs a mighty health punch as big as its mustardy flavour
The cook and author on sociable eating, the meat-free movement and the simple pleasure of vegetables
New research has shown that physical therapy can help
HEALTHY ACTIVE
Not just girls, but British girls, it seems. Data from
Too busy for that long run? Breaking your daily exercise into 10-minute ‘snacks’ is the answer
A stylish TRX class leaves Roz Ryan sore, but keen for more
Our healthy panel on managing post-workout pain, building a rock-solid core and protein gains
It’s scientifically proven that Pilates can improve sleep – so try this simple slumber-inducing routine at bedtime
Whether you’re hitting the beach, pool, lake or lido, these suits and accessories will keep you comfy and ready for action
She’s the fastest female rower to cross the Atlantic solo. Now Kiko, 37, is cycling for a cause
From rugged coastlines to story-rich woodland and national parks, Britain has it all. Time to lace up your boots and take a hike
Transform your sleep experience with a luxurious new mattress – simply enter our fantastic giveaway
Inside this special section, you’ll discover fantastic
From allergy relief to sensitive skin musthaves, satisfying snacks to the latest in fertility support, we’ve got you covered
Central London Holland & Barrett store manager Anahit Ghazaryan shares her healthy living advice
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The philanthropist and TV presenter reveals how she stays grounded