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Healthy balance

THE POWER OF SHARING

From talking about our struggles with mental health, to discussing the realities of childbirth, never have we been more open about our wellbeing – both physical and mental. A picture of a new mum wearing a nappy went viral in 2016, while Insta-sensation yogi Steph Gongora, who has upwards of 370,000 followers, posted a picture of herself doing yoga in white leggings while clearly on her period this year. It’s a new, unabashed openness that women are embracing, and it’s having an impact. ‘With so many platforms now available for us to share our experiences, we’re becoming a global community of supportive sisters,’ says psychologist Emma Kenny. ‘It signals the start of the end of stigmas long associated with “female problems”, from childbirth to gynaecological issues, mental health to miscarriage. That’s a powerful thing, as only by shining a light on our health experiences can we encourage others to understand and find better ways to manage them.’

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Prolong that summer health kick with our brand new #feelgood365 issue. Inside, we expose the health mistakes that even the experts make, and round up 7 simple tips to help you sleep better. You can also find a whole 25 brilliant veggie recipes – from plant based protein bowls to sharing supper. Plus! We ask: what's the real truth about dairy? Find out more in the brand new issue of Healthy.
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