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Women's Health Australia - - CONTENTS -

Have you ever had weeks that are, in a few words, non-stop hec­tic? April was that for me. I worked across three dif­fer­ent ci­ties (Syd­ney, Melbourne and the

Gold Coast), trav­elled con­stantly, and trained (only just!) on top of that. But all month long, there was one con­stant. No mat­ter where I turned, I was sur­rounded by strong, in­spir­ing, kick­butt women. Case in point? Our amaz­ing Aussie ath­letes who pushed the lim­its of what they thought was pos­si­ble at the re­cent Com­mon­wealth Games – the rea­son for my GC trip. From Cate and Bronte Camp­bell to para ath­lete Isis Holt, new swim­ming su­per­star Ari­arne Tit­mus and our three dis­tance run­ners Eloise Wellings, Made­line Hills and Celia Sul­lo­h­ern, who made head­lines for all the right rea­sons when (de­spite miss­ing out on medals) they demon­strated the true spirit of sport by wait­ing for the last run­ner in the women’s 10,000 me­tres to cross the line. If you ask me, when it comes to courage, grace and emo­tional re­silience in the face of ad­ver­sity, it doesn’t get any bet­ter.

Want to feel stronger in both body and mind? You’ll find ev­ery­thing you need in this is­sue. Nour­ish your body from the in­side out with 17 pages of fast, fill­ing meals, from fish and pre­bi­otic chips with mayo (um, yes!) to 10 new ways to cre­ate a health­ier taco (from p117). Build a bet­ter booty (and fire up your fit­ness) with our high-speed work­out plan, no gym re­quired (p90). Cre­ate richer re­la­tion­ships with our fas­ci­nat­ing re­port on the new sci­ence of friend­ship (p72). And get ready to be se­ri­ously in­spired by this month’s cover star, model, fit­flu­encer and all-round leg­end Bree War­ren, whose self-be­lief, smarts and in­cred­i­ble work ethic have taken this surf-lov­ing beach babe all the way from Noosa to New York to work for some of the world’s biggest brands (meet her on p78). Un­til next month, en­joy the is­sue!

The in­spo me­tre was high when th­ese in­cred­i­ble ath­letes came to­gether at the Longines Women in Sport lunch in Queens­land.

We’re still on a high af­ter launch­ing the first WH Se­cret Sweats with Nike mas­ter trainer Kirsty Godso. Stay tuned for more!

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