1 Sofia Vergara I DON T THINK I NEED TO BE A MODEL WITH A PERFECT BODY I M 45 SEPTEMBER 2017
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6 September RAWLICIOUS. STYLE & BEAUTY 38 Dare To Bare All the potions you need for the smoothest, softest skin 40 Girl Power Mix n match make-up for women who break the mould 44 Foot Candy Step out in comfort and style ON OUR COVER FITNESS 52 It Takes Two This partner workout is the most fun you ll ever have in a sweat sesh HEALTH 50 Is The Gym Making You Ugly? Could be. Use these tips to get the perks, not the problems 56 Branch Out If you go down to the woods... You re in for a whack of health benefits 58 Your Body On... Attending A Wedding Crier? Here s why 59 Train Your Brain The secret to keeping your mind strong? Building your body FOOD NOW 64 Tickled Pink Salmon for days: buy once, keep on feasting WEIGHT LOSS 68 You Lose, You Win Special How three readers lost the weight and kept it off years later SEX & LOVE 72 Is Afterplay The New Foreplay? What happens post-o could say a lot about your relationship WTF... Is The NuvaRing? Say hello to the fuss-free contraceptive you ve never heard of 130 What Men Think Five juicy questions for DJ duo The Chainsmokers 92 CRÈME DE LA CRÈME. FEATURES 34 The Naked Truth Hot mama Sofía Vergara takes it off at 45! 76 How My Body Changed... And How It Changed Me What it feels like to be naked after a double mastectomy 80 Baring It All Find out what SA women really think about their bodies 86 WH s Modern Guide To Spa Etiquette Should you tip? Should you strip? We have the answers All-Star Beauty Introducing: the best beauty hacks and products of Days To Fit A complete meal and exercise plan to get you back in shape in a month 110 Food For Thought Feel like you re losing your mind? It could be brain diabetes Nude Food Fill a plate with raw, fresh food that s delicious and totally uncomplicated 122 Spring Into Action Celebrate the change of season with seven athleisure must-haves 8 Letter From The Editor 10 Meet The Team 100 RED-HOT FITNESS. IN EVERY ISSUE 12 Tell WH 14 Ask Anything 18 Guy Next Door 20 WH Social 23 DISCUSS! CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: MICKY HOYLE; KRISTIN-LEE MOOLMAN; RIANA VOGEL
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8 LETTER FROM THE EDITOR ROCK THY BODY Just go ahead and roll your eyes loudly at the first person who dares to tell you that summer bodies are made in winter. I promise it won t be me. If there s one thing I ve learnt as chief cheerleader of this fit squad, it s that everybody boasts a summer body so long as you feel it in your bones... And that s what this issue is all about a celebration of body confidence in all its multi-faceted glory. We started conceptualising the idea of a global naked issue close on a year ago, seeing it as an opportunity to celebrate women, yes, but also to calibrate how we feel about our naked selves. As a global collective of 20 editions, we conducted a survey, asking you everything we thought there would be to know about how you feel in the buff. The results of which appear from page 80 and they make for superinteresting reading, although nerdy disclaimer I do love a stat more than most. While, as South African women, most of us feel pretty damn confident about ourselves, naked or otherwise (kudos!) we rated the lowest in the entire bloody world when it came to rocking what yo mamma gave you in a bikini. Yes, naked, we re hella comfortable, but throw us into the public glare in nothing but a cossie and we re running for the nearest kaftan. With this in mind, we thought the fastest way to getting your groove back would be to hit you with a month of progressive fitness. As I write this, we re still in the throes of our staff fitness challenge, buuut I d totally sign up for 30 days of fitness if I wasn t actually supposed to be committed to three months of #WHGetsFit. And you can too it involves stretches of cardio, some bodyweight training, an easy-to-stick-to meal plan and key! results. Despite a heap of new leggings my way of tricking my brain into exercising when I m not really in the mood I am failing my staff challenge dismally this year. If it s any consolation (and it is for me), our cover star, Sofia Vergara another global first is as miffed at the idea of having to exercise regularly as the rest of us... She told us that she loathes knowing her PT session is coming up almost as much as she hates it when it s over because she knows she needs to do it again the next day. Sound familiar? At least you know you re not alone. That said, she is 45, smoking hot and married to Werewolf Joe, so it s probably worth tearing out the entire section of 30 Days To Fit, page 100, and getting cracking! DANIELLE Join us for the September Sit-Up Challenge! That s 50 situps a day, for every day of the month (you can divide them up throughout the day). Grab a friend and stay motivated! And tag #WHSitupChallenge on social. What the team did this month... DO TAKE THE GAME OF THRONES WORKOUT CHALLENGE, OCTOBER. FIND IT ON OUR SITE. S DAIRY- FREE PESTO. BOIL MACADAMIA NUTS FOR 30 MINS. BLEND WITH LEMON, GARLIC, CHILLI, OLIVE OIL, BASIL AND SEASONING. BE AND WORK OUT EVEN WHEN YOU RE ON HOLIDAY, LIKE SHE DID IN GREECE. VISIT OUR SITE FOR 15-MINUTE EXERCISE VIDEOS. GO ON TO TWITTER AND LET US KNOW WHAT YOUR FAVE SHADE OF LIPSTICK IS! WE ALL DONNED OUR BEST FOR #LIPSTICKDAY! PHOTOGRAPHS: SEAN LAURÉNZ 8 WOMEN S HEALTH / September 2017 / WomensHealthSA.co.za
10 Since this issue is all about baring it all, we asked the team to answer, I feel most confident when EDITOR Danielle I ve had a profesh blowdry and I m in heels. CREATIVE DIRECTOR Robert Cilliers DEPUTY EDITOR I m wearing a Speedo. I manage to take down a really big dude in Krav Maga. ART FOOD & MANAGING EDITOR Amy I ve got my bright-red lips on and a race medal in my hand. Boom! COPY MARKETING AND PUBLIC RELATIONS PUBLISHER Nerisa Coetzee PUBLISHING MANAGER Francois Malan COMMERCIAL MANAGING EDITOR Gerda Engelbrecht MARKETING COORDINATOR Lise Coetsee DIGITAL CAMPAIGN COORDINATOR Lilitha Johnson PUBLISHING SALES TEAM BUSINESS MANAGER: MEDIA 24 LEISURE SALES Danie Nell / JHB: Kylee Robertson / Kathryn Molyneaux (Booth) / Jeanine Kruger / CT: Myles Kelsey / Lameez Raizenberg / Hannes Burger / MEDIA24 CENTRAL SALES GENERAL MANAGER: ADVERTISING David Hay JHB AND CT: Tammy Holtshausen / DBN: Theresa Lavery MEDIA24 MAGAZINES DIGITAL CPT: ; JHB: ; DBN: GENERAL MANAGER, PRINT MEDIA Ishmet Davidson GENERAL MANAGER, LIFESTYLE Raj Lalbahadur GENERAL MANAGER, LEISURE Louise Meny-Gibert CFO, LIFESTYLE Jameelah Conway ART DIRECTOR Michelle von I m behind a camera. SENIOR DESIGNER Leigh I m wearing a pair of jeans that fit just right. WOMENSHEALTHSA.CO.ZA COPY EDITOR Leigh I ve smashed my sprints on the treadmill. EDITORIAL CIRCULATION SALES AND SOLUTIONS CIRCULATION MANAGER Riaan Weyers SUBSCRIPTION MANAGER Jenny Marinus FOR ANY QUERIES, PLEASE PHONE SUBSCRIPTION ENQUIRIES: ; FAX: ; SMS: WOMENSHEALTHSUBS TO (R1 PER SMS); WEB: CALL CENTRE OPERATING HOURS: 8AM-5PM (MONDAY TO FRIDAY) All subscription payments to: Women s Health, PO Box 16428, Vlaeberg, 8018 Reproduction Media24; Printing Paarl Media Cape; Distribution On The Dot Copyright 2009 Media24 (Pty) Ltd. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system or be transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, without prior permission by Media24 (Pty) Ltd. MANAGING EDITOR: DIGITAL Susan I m on the water. BEAUTY HEALTH & BEAUTY EDITOR Gotlhokwang My hair is snatched, hooooney. Just need to invest in a wind machine to complete the look! EDITORIAL ASSISTANT Zinhlezonke You can t touch me with Mandelas in my wallet! DIGITAL EDITOR Gina I put on my running shoes and hit the road. FASHION EDITOR Anja A new outfit makes me feel pretty great! INTERNS COMMERCIAL CONTENT PRODUCER Alice I ve finished a hike or race that I ve been psyching myself up for. FASHION SHARED SERVICES PRODUCTION MANAGER (HEALTH AND SPORT) Kerry Nash RODALE HEAD OF DIGITAL Jason Brown IN-HOUSE PHOTOGRAPHER James Garaghty JUNIOR WRITER Michelle I m in the ocean, back in my true form: mermaid. FASHION ASSISTANT Philippa I m with my friends and family who love me unconditionally. I can be my true self around them. DIGITAL INTERN Megan I m bobbing my head to music I love. Women s Health does not endorse the use of chemical or related slimming products that promise instant or long-term results. Slimming products should not be used as a substitute for a healthy diet and/or exercise. All prices recommended retail selling price. RODALE INTERNATIONAL RODALE PRESS INC, 33 EAST MINOR STREET, EMMAUS, PENNSYLVANIA, 18098, USA EDITORIAL EDITORIAL DIRECTOR, WOMEN S HEALTH AND MEN S HEALTH Laura Ongaro EDITORIAL DIRECTOR, PREVENTION, RUNNER S WORLD, BICYCLING AND BOOKS Veronika Taylor ASSOCIATE EDITOR Samantha Quisgard INTERNATIONAL EDITORIAL AND CONTENT COORDINATOR Natanya van Heerden BUSINESS EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT AND GLOBAL LICENSING Kevin LaBonge DIRECTOR, BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT AND GLOBAL LICENSING Angela Kim DIRECTOR, GLOBAL MARKETING Tara Swansen GLOBAL DEVELOPMENT AND MARKETING COODINATOR Erica Mazzucato INTERNATIONAL FINANCE MANAGER Michele Mausser GLOBAL EDITIONS / EDITORS-IN-CHIEF AUSTRALIA Jacqueline Mooney BRAZIL Camila Borowsky CHINA Vivi Hu GERMANY Angela Meier-Jakobsen GHANA Godfred Akoto Boafo GREECE Angeliki Gourni LATIN AMERICA (CHILE, COLOMBIA, COSTA RICA, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC, EL SALVADOR, GUATEMALA, HONDURAS, MEXICO, NICARAGUA, PANAMA, PERU, PUERTO RICO, VENEZUELA) Cesar Perez MALAYSIA Sueann Chong MIDDLE EAST Yi-Hwa Hanna NETHERLANDS Milou Turpijn NIGERIA Osagie Alonge POLAND Aneta Martynów RUSSIA Maria Troitskaya SOUTH AFRICA Danielle Weakley SPAIN Cristina Mitre Aranda SWEDEN Erika Kits Gölevik THAILAND Nitra Kitiyakara TURKEY Sibel Yeşilçay UNITED KINGDOM Claire Sanderson UNITED STATES Amy Keller Laird WOMEN S HEALTH IS A REGISTERED TRADEMARK OF RODALE INC RODALE INC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. PUBLISHED UNDER LICENCE FROM RODALE INC. 10 WOMEN S HEALTH / September 2017 / WomensHealthSA.co.za