Around the world, countless conversations are being had by scientists, doctors and health-seekers alike on how to get it, keep it and harness its power in everyday life. F
rom Arianna Huffington’s best-sellers Thrive and The Sleep Revolution, to Aussie energy guru and nutritional biochemist Dr Libby Weaver’s books The Invisible Load (A Guide to Overcoming Stress and Overwhelm) and Exhausted to Energised, thought-leaders and experts have never been so focused on the new science of vitality and what it means for our health.
Women have a lot to deal with, daily. So much so that burnout and adrenal fatigue are some of the most commonly searched terms on Google. But turns out new science could hold the secret to unlocking truly long-lasting vitality.
As you’ll read in this month’s fascinating report on page 74, experts now understand that energy can be divided into three distinct buckets:
Physical (caused by everything from eating the wrong lunch to not exercising enough), mental (blame that messy workspace, too much screen time or even a lack of vitamin B12) and emotional (family drama, money stress or a high maintenance boss). Luckily, some of the tiniest food, fitness and lifestyle tweaks can deliver the biggest health rewards.
Which is exactly why we cooked up this goodness-packed edition, crammed with fast, easy ways to upgrade your energy stores. From the surprisingly simple morning routines some of the world’s most successful athletes swear by (p.36), to delicious plant-based recipes designed to deliver more nutrient density in every meal (p.124), or the gym-free exercise plan that will get you feeling stronger, happier and healthier, in four weeks (turn to p.98).
But, as you’ll read in our interview with actor, producer, mother of three and The Honest Company founder, Jessica Alba, one of the most powerful changes you can make is to your mindset.
“I’d often wake up in the middle of the night with that heart-beating- fast, drenched-in-sweat, three- in-the-morning panic. That was something I just accepted,” she admits. “The pandemic has forced me to be comfortable with things not being completely buttoned up, with allowing myself to not always have the answer, for mistakes to kind of stay as is.”
Amen to that. Hope you enjoy this issue as much as Team WH did creating it for you.