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Women's Health Australia - - CONTENTS - Jac­qui Mooney Edi­tor @Jac­quimooney jacq­mooney

A very wise woman once said, ‘Know your why’. That thing that gets you out of bed in the morn­ing. When you do, ev­ery­thing else nat­u­rally falls into place. At Women’s Health, we do what we do be­cause we be­lieve in a hap­pier, health­ier life for Aussie women. And this is­sue, we couldn’t be more thrilled, hum­bled or grate­ful to be cel­e­brat­ing one se­ri­ously big mile­stone: our 10th birth­day. Why? As we said in that very first edi­tor’s let­ter back in 2007, to make your great life even bet­ter.

Over the past 10 years (120 is­sues, to be pre­cise!) we’ve made it our mis­sion to de­liver the mo­ti­va­tion and in­spi­ra­tion you need to be the very best ver­sion of your­self, daily. In short: hap­pier, health­ier, fit­ter, calmer, stronger (both phys­i­cally and men­tally) and more con­tent. No preach­ing. No fluff. Just smart, science-backed ad­vice de­signed to make a pos­i­tive dif­fer­ence.

Since that very first is­sue hit Aussie news­stands, a lot has changed. Ten years ago, In­sta­gram didn’t even ex­ist. Steve Jobs had only just de­buted the iphone (to epic fan­fare), and health seek­ers were fi­nally emerg­ing from the Atkins low-carb craze. But while we’ve evolved and changed (check out p10 for a look back at some of our ma­jor mile­stones), our mis­sion has re­mained the same: to be just as com­fort­able talk­ing about sex as we are the lat­est sneak­ers, and to put ev­ery woman in the driver’s seat of her own life.

Over the past decade, we’ve done some in­cred­i­ble things. Writ­ten re­ports on ev­ery­thing from egg freez­ing to el­lip­ti­cal train­ing. Run cam­paigns to raise aware­ness about breast and ovar­ian can­cers. Shot hot train­ers and swim­suits ev­ery­where from

Tahiti to Townsville. Launched the ground­break­ing Women in Sport cam­paign al­most seven years ago. And much more. It’s been an amaz­ing ride and we couldn’t be hap­pier to share it with you. Thanks to those who’ve been part of our WH tribe from day one. And to all the new read­ers who’ve joined us along the way. Here’s to the next 10!

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