109 episodes

If you’re looking for inspiration and encouragement to build healthy habits, and make them last, this podcast is for you. Each week, host Roisín Dervish-O’Kane and the Women’s Health team call on top medics, researchers, fitness experts and wellness luminaries to arm you with the practical tools you need to make good on your personal health goals - whether that's powering up your productivity, losing weight in a healthy way, optimising your workout schedule or simply protecting your mental health at a challenging time. You’ll also find out exactly what your favourite healthy celebrities do to look, feel and function at their best. 

Going for Goal Women's Health UK

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.5 • 188 Ratings

If you’re looking for inspiration and encouragement to build healthy habits, and make them last, this podcast is for you. Each week, host Roisín Dervish-O’Kane and the Women’s Health team call on top medics, researchers, fitness experts and wellness luminaries to arm you with the practical tools you need to make good on your personal health goals - whether that's powering up your productivity, losing weight in a healthy way, optimising your workout schedule or simply protecting your mental health at a challenging time. You’ll also find out exactly what your favourite healthy celebrities do to look, feel and function at their best. 

    Mission Confidence: Alice Liveing and WH’s Claire Sanderson on Building Ageless Confidence + Finding Strength on the Inside

    Mission Confidence: Alice Liveing and WH’s Claire Sanderson on Building Ageless Confidence + Finding Strength on the Inside

    Welcome to Mission Confidence, a special edition of the Going For Goal podcast sponsored by Philips that’s designed to help you on your body confidence journey. This podcast has been created as part of our Project Body Love initiative, which is all about challenging the way we think, feel and speak about our bodies; embracing what makes us unique and putting an end to negative self-talk and embarrassment. Philips believe that hair removal should be a choice, and it looks different for everyone. If you do choose to remove your body hair, whether you prefer to take it all off or to tackle your legs, armpits or bikini line only, Philips has a range of hair removal tools to suit your needs. And on Mission Confidence, over four episodes and with the help of some very wise women, we’re going to be exploring confidence in its various facets and forms – with the goal of helping you tap into yours.


    On this final episode of Mission Confidence we’re looking specifically at ageless confidence with two women – one who’s 28, the other who’s 42 – who are both extremely passionate about the topic. They are Women’s Health editor-in-chief Claire Sanderson and three-time WH cover star and PT Alice Liveing. We discuss how confidence can evolve with age and experience – and how both women have noticed that, as they’ve gotten older, they’re better equipped to find confidence and strength from what’s inside – kindness, resilience, individuality, grit – rather than needing external validation to shore-up their self-esteem. Both seriously fit women discuss the confidence-fuelling power of a workout; why body hair, or the lack of it, doesn’t need to be a statement – and why using the Philips Lumea IPL device is a simple, pain-free solution for helping them achieve the smooth armpits and bikini line they, personally, prefer.
     
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    Join Claire Sanderson on Instagram: @clairesanderson
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    • 25 min
    Mission Confidence: Sonny Turner on Body Image Boosters + Post-Lockdown Fashion

    Mission Confidence: Sonny Turner on Body Image Boosters + Post-Lockdown Fashion

    Welcome to Mission Confidence, a special edition of the Going For Goal podcast sponsored by Philips that’s designed to help you on your body confidence journey. This podcast has been created as part of our Project Body Love initiative, which is all about challenging the way we think, feel and speak about our bodies; embracing what makes us unique and putting an end to negative self-talk and embarrassment. Philips believe that hair removal should be a choice, and it looks different for everyone. If you do choose to remove your body hair, whether you prefer to take it all off or to tackle your legs, armpits or bikini line only, Philips has a range of hair removal tools to suit your needs. And on Mission Confidence, over four episodes and with the help of some very wise women, we’re going to be exploring confidence in its various facets and forms – with the goal of helping you tap into yours.


    Today we’re discussing the self-esteem-bolstering power of expressing yourself through fashion with Sonny Turner, a 22-year-old Birmingham-born model and body positivity advocate. Whether she’s stepping down the runway at NY fashion week or posing up a storm on her IG grid, you’ll know her as bold, confident and committed to sharing the message that women of all shapes and sizes should feel empowered to experiment with fashion and wear what they want, when they want. Here, Sonny reveals the body image wobbles she’s experienced over the course of the pandemic and how pulling together new outfits, and leaning into workouts, has helped her get excited about the unlocked summer ahead. She also shares how experimenting with the Philips Lumea at home IPL device is helping her get the smooth armpits she prefers – without irritation.


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    Join Roisín on Instagram: @roisin.dervishokane https://www.instagram.com/roisin.dervishokane/


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    • 24 min
    Mission Confidence: The Scummy Mummies on Rediscovering Yourself Post-Baby + Single Parent Dating

    Mission Confidence: The Scummy Mummies on Rediscovering Yourself Post-Baby + Single Parent Dating

    Welcome to Mission Confidence, a special edition of the Going For Goal podcast sponsored by Philips, designed to help you on your body confidence journey. This podcast has been created as part of our Project Body Love initiative, which is all about challenging the way we think, feel and speak about our bodies, embracing what makes us unique and putting an end to negative self-talk and embarrassment. Philips believe that hair removal should be a choice, and that it looks different for everyone. If you do choose to remove your body hair - whether you prefer to take it all off or to tackle your legs, armpits or bikini line only - Philips has a range of hair removal tools to suit your needs.


    On Mission Confidence, over four episodes and with the help of some very wise women, we’re going to be exploring confidence in its various facets and forms – with the goal of helping you tap into yours. Today, we're discussing how women can find their way back to who they are as individuals after becoming parents, with Ellie Gibson and Helen Thorn AKA comedy duo The Scummy Mummies. Between the laughs (these two are gloriously unfiltered) we discuss the often-complex journeys of body acceptance that can play out post-baby, plus why small acts of self-care may prove powerful when it comes to reinforcing confidence. Of course, we also talk about body hair: specifically, why there's no right or wrong approach, plus how one newly-single mum is enjoying experimenting with the Philips Lumea IPL device as she prepares to date again this summer. 


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    Join Roisín on Instagram: @roisin.dervishokane


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    • 27 min
    Why You’re Probably Doing HIIT Wrong + How To Maximise Its Benefits

    Why You’re Probably Doing HIIT Wrong + How To Maximise Its Benefits

    You’ll likely know well the multiple fitness benefits of incorporating high intensity interval training - better known as HIIT - into your workout regime. There's the improved cardio-respiratory health boosted fat burn, as well as the fact this most intense and sweaty of exercise need only last a short while. It’s these perks - and that it requires next to no equipment, and minimal amounts of space - that have drawn so many of you to HIIT during the pandemic as you keep fit from the confines of bedrooms and gardens bedrooms and gardens. But, as the gyms draw us back with their wide range of classes and shiny weights areas, is it time to reconsider? Because - as you’ll learn - there can be too much of a good thing. In today’s episode, our digital fitness writer Morgan Fargo speaks to Luke Worthington, a personal trainer and sports scientist, as well as personal trainer and three-time WH cover star Alice Liveing, about how to find that all important healthy balance and fun when it comes to workouts. They discuss what HIIT is, as well as what people commonly get wrong - including that if you’re going too hard, for too long, it will not only place you at increased risk of injury but may also sabotage your body composition goals. Listen to find out how to do HIIT right in your exercise schedule, so that it works well for you. Because as Alice and Luke both say, fitness should be something that has a positive impact on your emotional wellbeing - that makes you feel really good.
     
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    Join Luke Worthington on Instagram: @lukewtraining
    Join Morgan Fargo on Instagram: @morganfargo
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    • 45 min
    Do This One Thing: Prioritise Form Over Reps During HIIT Workouts

    Do This One Thing: Prioritise Form Over Reps During HIIT Workouts

    Hi there! On Going For Goal next week we’re giving you a refresher on HIIT - high intensity interval training. We’ll discuss how the popular workout you’ve long loved, which has become a living room staple during the pandemic, may actually be sabotaging your fitness goals. Plus, how to dial it back so those short, sweaty workouts really do work for you, in both body and mind. Ahead of the full thing dropping on Tuesday, here are our guests - top trainers Luke Worthington and Alice Liveing (also a three-time Women's Health cover star) on why quality, not quantity, is key when it comes to doing HIIT well.
     
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    Mission Confidence: Callie Thorpe on Owning Her Body in Summer + Self-Care Staples

    Mission Confidence: Callie Thorpe on Owning Her Body in Summer + Self-Care Staples

    Welcome to Mission Confidence, a special edition of the Going For Goal podcast sponsored by Philips, designed to help you on your body confidence journey. This podcast has been created as part of our Project Body Love initiative, which is all about challenging the way we think, feel and speak about our bodies, embracing what makes us unique and putting an end to negative self-talk and embarrassment. Philips believe that hair removal should be a choice, and that it looks different for everyone. If you do choose to remove your body hair - whether you prefer to take it all off or to tackle your legs, armpits or bikini line only - Philips has a range of hair removal tools to suit your needs.


    On Mission Confidence, over four episodes and with the help of some very wise women, we’re going to be exploring confidence in its various facets and forms – with the goal of helping you tap into yours. Today we’re exploring the topic of body confidence in summer with Callie Thorpe. And confidence? It’s kind of her thing. As founder of The Confidence Corner, she speaks to hundreds of thousands of women spreading kindness, celebrating the beauty of different body types and sharing the message that in life, you make your own rules. Today she shares how far she’s come from being the insecure teenager who was so ashamed of her body that she covered up in knitwear on the beach; why her confidence journey is ongoing; the reason she loves having silky smooth legs – and how using the Philips Lumea IPL device is helping her get there. At home – and faff-free.


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    • 25 min

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188 Ratings

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Am afraid I didn’t enjoy this podcast! Hailey is sweet but she talks a lot misinformation about food. Please, please have a registered nutritionist or dietician on to talk about food and health.

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Fab podcast!!

Love Women’s Health magazine so I absolutely love this podcast! Great topics with loads of helpful tips! And great to listen and give yourself a break for staring at a screen!

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