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Digital Subscriptions > Healthy Magazine > Oct/Nov 2019 > FRANCE, BUT NOT AS YOU KNOW IT


France doesn’t have to mean wine, butter and cheese. Lucy Shrimpton discovers that the Atlantic coast hosts a range of as-yet under-the-radar fun and quirky fitness activities and beauty treatments – so long as you go soon

As I approach the forest clearing in Saint-Jeande- Monts where I’m meeting French Kev, it occurs to me that the sport I’m about to embark on – BungyPump – is only one consonant away from something that sounds mildly-to-very terrifying and involves me dangling upside-down on elastic. So, it’s with a sense of relief that I’m soon among a group of relaxedlooking French folk, who greet each other with customary mwah-mwahs and give me the distinct impression they’re not extreme sportsters, they’re just here for their weekly cardio fix.

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Welcome to the October/November issue of healthy. Our nutrition issue is here and in the latest edition, we look at why healthy diet is important for your physical and mental health. Plus, we’ve got some delicious seasonal recipes for you to try. We’ve all heard the phrase: ‘You are what you eat’, but to what extent is that true? Writer Charlotte Haigh attempts to give a definitive answer in our cover story, by looking at the nutrition tips we can all take to improve our health, despite the differences in our genetic makeup. In our recipe section, we’ve got a range of delicious seasonal dishes that are perfect for early autumn, along with immunity-boosting recipes to see you through the colder months. We also revisit the fermenting trend with some tips for having a go yourself. And that’s not all. In addition to our nutrition content, writer Laura Potter takes a thoughtful look at the potentially negative impact of fertility reporting, while controversial expert Ronald Purser gives powerful arguments against mindfulness in our ‘Fresh thinking’ franchise. Find all this and more in the new issue of healthy.