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I’m not much of a TV sports fan, yet whenever the Olympics roll around I’m glued to the screen, awed by these athletes at the height of their physical powers. In the lead-up to the Rio Olympics, you may have noticed a surge in advertising using people leaping and jumping with unbridled bursts of energy. Have you ever thought, “What I’d give for some of that vitality!?” (Without the harsh 5am training sessions!)
Winter is a time when many of us tend to feel sluggish and lacking in vitality. We’re juggling work, family and a crowded schedule of commitments, and it’s all-too-common to feel tired all the time. So this month, our dietitian, Brooke Longfield, takes us through her simple 6-step guide to getting our mojo back. See how on p38.
If you have heard of the human microbiome, you will know that this pioneering edge of science is now uncovering some remarkable connections between the bacteria that live in our gut and many aspects of our health, and even our personality. What we now know is that having a widely diverse variety of bacteria is key — and the healthier your diet, the more likely you are to have a thriving gut microbiome. Find out more about this fascinating area of health and nutrition on p44.
Enjoy! Andrea Duvall, Editor