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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

    • Nutrition
    • 4.7 • 3 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. 

    How To Rebuild Your Body Confidence with Danae Mercer

    How To Rebuild Your Body Confidence with Danae Mercer

    When it comes to things like self-esteem and body confidence, good influences don’t come much better than today’s guest. Danae Mercer is a journalist-turned-Instagram sensation who demonstrates self-love and body-acceptance to her 2.2 million followers. She exposes the fakery that brands use while flogging diet products online and has made it her mission to help women the world over love themselves a little more and judge themselves a little less - cellulite and stretch marks included. In today’s episode she opens up about her teenage struggles with anorexia, the problem with always looking at your face with a filter and her tips on how women can cultivate a stronger, more resilient relationship with their bodies - for themselves, the women around them, and the next generation.


    Join Danae on Instagram: @danaemercer
    Join Roisín on Instagram: @roisin.dervishokane
    Join Women’s Health on Instagram: @womenshealthuk


    Topics
    - Danae’s eating disorder recovery story
    - Why it's important to understand the artifice of social media perfection
    - Why there’s no 'right' way to celebrate your body on social media
    - The problem with using beauty filters all the time
    - Why teens’ body image battle is every woman’s fight


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    • 34 min
    Do This One Thing: Spring Clean your Socials for Better Body Image

    Do This One Thing: Spring Clean your Socials for Better Body Image

    Hello! We've got Danae Mercer on the pod next week: a journalist-turned-body acceptance advocate and Instagram sensation (2.2m followers and counting). On Tuesday, you'll get to hear her talk candidly about her own struggles with disordered eating and body image issues, plus why she's on a mission to help women the world over judge themselves a little less harshly. Until then, here’s Danae on the evolutionary reason it's essential to be mindful on social media - and her timely tip for ensuring your feeds are full of good influences.
     
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    Gabby Logan on Midlife Wellness, Power Moves + the Perimenopause

    Gabby Logan on Midlife Wellness, Power Moves + the Perimenopause

    Few people embody a positive, powerful and balanced approach to living well during midlife quite like broadcaster and host of the Midpoint podcast, Gabby Logan. At 47, the mum-of-two feels as good as she did in her 30s, and is passionate about women her age - and older - truly owning their place on TV. As she’s very much doing right now, hosting the BBC’s coverage of the Six Nations. The way she sees it, she’s become more experienced, more skilled in those intervening years - and, as you’ll find out, she’s really fine-tuned the way she maintains her health and wellness too. You’ll hear about her fitness regimen, what it’s been like parenting in a pandemic and why it’s really important to her to prioritise her gut health. But what really sets this conversation apart is how open Gabby is about less well-trodden ground, including how she’s taking HRT since learning she’d entered the perimenopause and why the alcoholism that runs in her family has made her extremely mindful when it comes to drinking. Expect inspiration aplenty from this conversation - no matter what age and stage you’re at.


    Join Gabby on Instagram: @gabbylogan
    Join Claire on Instagram: @clairesanderson
    Join Women’s Health UK on Instagram: @womenshealthuk
     
    Topics
    - Gabby Logan on feeling empowered in midlife
    - How she exercises to boost her mental health
    - Why Gabby started taking HRT after entering the perimenopause
    - What it’s like raising teenage twins in lockdown
    - How she looks after her gut health
     
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    • 31 min
    The Science of Stress Snacking + How To Do It Less

    The Science of Stress Snacking + How To Do It Less

    What can I do to stop mindlessly snacking on food that doesn’t make me feel good? That’s a question many of you have been directing into our inbox. And, really, is it any surprise? It’s been almost a year of pandemic life, where we’re seeking comfort more than ever; and judging by what you’re telling us, often in snacks. Little morsels, consumed mindlessly that, in the end, you don’t even enjoy that much. If you want a little assistance in rewiring your urge to emotionally eat, so it’s more supportive and sustaining for your health - both physical and mentally - we’ve got you. We chat to clinical researcher and co-director of City Dieticians, Dr Nicola Guess, and clinical psychiatrist Dr Chi-Chi Obuaya, to unpick the intricate and very complex relationship between food and feelings. Crucially, we give you tonnes of strategies for how you can think about supporting your mood and energy levels between meals, including dietician-approved ways to nail healthy comfort food and practical tips for identifying when you’re emotionally eating.


    Join Dr Guess on Twitter: @Dr_Guess
    Join Dr Obuaya on Twitter: @chichiobuaya 
    Join Roisin on Instagram: @roisin.dervishokane
    Join Women’s Health UK on Instagram: @womenshealthuk
     
    Topics
    - How to stop mindlessly snacking
    - What to eat to maintain energy between meals
    - Practical tips to stop emotionally eating
    - Why we’re consuming our feelings during the pandemic
     
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    • 36 min
    Do This One Thing: Prep Snacks to Nix Mindless Grazing

    Do This One Thing: Prep Snacks to Nix Mindless Grazing

    Hello! Whatever you've been up to this weekend (walking, was it?) we hope you've had a pleasant one. Next week's episode of Going for Goal covers a hotly requested topic: how you can avoid mindlessly snacking on food that doesn't make you feel good. Ahead of the full thing dropping on Tuesday morning, here's researcher and registered dietician Dr Nicola Guess on how one simple habit switch can make it so much easier to snack in a healthy way. Not yet hit subscribe? Make sure you do, so you'll never miss an episode.
     
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    Rebel Wilson’s PT Jono Castano on Workouts for Lasting Weight Loss

    Rebel Wilson’s PT Jono Castano on Workouts for Lasting Weight Loss

    What can I do to lose excess body weight? That’s the question we receive time and again in our inbox. And with so much bogus advice doing the rounds on the internet, it’s really important to us that we bring you sound, actionable advice on this topic, from credible people who you can trust. This week we’re looking at the specifics of how your workouts fit into the picture of building a lifestyle that supports sustainable fat loss, calling on the expertise of Jono Castano. He’s the personal trainer behind actress Rebel Wilson’s amazing fitness journey, that’s seen her shift over four stone and report feeling healthier and stronger than ever. He talks to us about setting realistic goals and the most empowering metrics to track progress, right through to the importance of getting active alongside your scheduled workouts - plus, his real thoughts about burpees! Whether you want to kickstart a significant lifestyle overhaul, like Rebel, or just make tweaks to your day so you’re maximising your movement and reaping all the body composition benefits of doing so, we hope you find his advice useful. 


    Join Jono on Instagram: @jonocastanoacero
    Join Morgan on Instagram: @morganfargo
    Join Women’s Health UK on Instagram: @womenshealthuk
     
    Topics
    - Rebel Wilson’s trainer on building a workout routine
    - How to exercise for sustainable weight loss
    - What to consider when embarking on a fitness journey
    - Which equipment to buy if you’re training at home
     
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    • 31 min

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Sound is fuzzy

Totally appreciate this is being recorded under lockdown but the sound is sooo fuzzy! (Compared to other podcasts I listen to which are recorded under similar conditions.) it sounds like the presenter is too close to the microphone. Would it be possible to address this for the next episode? Thank you :)

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