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Your calendar’s booking up and 2020 is fast-approaching. But no fear – we’ve got the tasty treats, sustainable beauty fixes and health-boosting supplements to see you through the festive period


Compiled by Niamh Leonard-Bedwell


You might drink peppermint tea to settle an upset stomach, but research suggests it could also ease period pain. A group of 127 women with menstrual cramps took a peppermint capsule, a painkilling drug or a placebo for the first three days of their period. Results showed pain was reduced for those who took the painkiller or the peppermint. These biodegradable tea ‘temples’ blend peppermint leaves with liquorice root for a sweet, warm brew. Teapigs Liquorice and Peppermint (£3.99, 15 temples)

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Welcome to the Christmas issue of healthy! In the December/January edition, we look at how to avoid stress and stay upbeat over the festive period. Plus, we’ve got some tips on making healthier choices at the Christmas party and setting achievable goals for the year ahead. Many of us suffer with stress over Christmas, so for this issue, we wanted to think about all of the positive things that come with it, too. From our fresh-thinking article on perfecting the art of getting tipsy, to advice on how to break the Christmas weight-gain/January diet cycle, we’re approaching the colder months with a positive outlook. In the name of balance, writer Laura Potter looks at why we should practise Pilates to build strength and improve posture. We also look into the benefits of art therapy, as well as offering some crafting tips for you to try. And if you’re hosting your own festive party this year, don’t forget to flip the magazine over for festive recipe inspiration in our dedicated food section. Find all of this, plus our usual expert-led content, in the latest issue of Healthy.