Our November Issue with Jenna Dewan is Here - Women's Health

Our November Issue with Jenna Dewan is Here

And it's fierce. Just like Jenna

by | Oct 3, 2021

So, 2021 hasn’t exactly turned out like many of us expected. The plans that we cautiously made at the beginning of the year, fuelled by the hope that we had entered our new post-2020 normal, were smashed by a certain mutation of an unrelenting virus. It’s made looking ahead hard. But not totally redundant. As WH contributor (and casualty of the TBD wedding) Lindsay Geller writes in “Flash Forward” (see page 108 of the mag): “Even if you’ve only got minuscule amounts of positivity left, it’s worth the investment [as it] makes you feel happier and less stressed”, according to psychologists.

This doesn’t equate to walking around with a deluded sense of reality, BTW. It’s important to note that feeling optimistic does not cancel out those so-called “bad” emotions. Dr Addie Wootten, clinical psychologist and CEO of Smiling Mind, reminds us on our Uninterrupted podcast that we humans aren’t one-dimensional, only capable of feeling one type of emotion at a time. We can feel positive, angry, lonely, hopeful, sad and grateful – all at once. And if at one point in the day, you feel a smidge of optimism, enjoy the moment. Your head could do with a break from bad news.

Need another example of how this can work? Read my chat with cover star Jenna Dewan. She talks about how she’s learnt to deal with hard things – like having her son in lockdown, losing jobs and her divorce from Channing Tatum – while still appreciating the good things in life. You can also listen to the full interview when the new series of Uninterrupted drops on October 13.  

Here’s what else you’ll find in this issue:

The Base Body Babes: Felicia Oreb & Diana Johnson. Photography: Steve Baccon

The Base Body Babes give us a WH exclusive weights workout: it’s newbie friendly and perfect for anyone heading back into the gym after lockdown.

Our edit of the best sports bras for every size, shape and activity: It’s our biggest ever WH Lab bra test. Our panel – whose cup sizes range from A to K – judged each sports bra on design, comfort and fit.

How to get a sweat on when you really don’t want to: There are times when the hardest exercise is just lifting your glutes off the sofa (me: today). That’s why we’ve constructed fail-safe contingency plans for six of the most common cop-outs.

There are also stories on the rewilding trend, tips on conquering your fear of other people’s opinions, plus our must-read report on the juice cleanse.

I hope this November issue of Women’s Health inspires you to find moments of joy. As for me, well, being in lockdown isn’t exactly how I pictured celebrating my 40th, but having this issue go on sale on my birthday is still pretty cool, too.

COVER CREDITS Photography: Eric Ray Davidson Fashion editor: Kristen Saladino Styling: Katie Collins Hair: Kristin Ess, kristinesshair.com

The November issue of Women’s Health Australia with Jenna Dewan is out now. Subscribe here.
Jenna Dewan on the cover of Women's Health Australia November 2021

By Lizza Gebilagin

Lizza Gebilagin is the Editor-in-Chief of Women's Health Australia by day and boxer by night (and early morning). Prior to joining the team, she was deputy editor of body+soul, Cleo and Dolly magazines. She's also represented the NSW state boxing team at the National Championships and Women's World Qualifiers.

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