Self / 03.02.2017

Editor’s letter: March/April Healthy

By Ellie Hughes
Healthy's editorial director Ellie Hughes introduces the new issue


The idea of a fresh start – the first page in a lovely new notebook, clean, crisp white linen bedsheets – never loses its appeal. And while the healthy team make it our mission to inspire you every issue with simple little ways you can make your life happier and healthier, at this time of year these ‘mini life lifts’ feel particularly appealing. We’re through the roller-coaster hype of New Year and feeling more realistic, and settled, about what we can – and really want to – do differently this year.

READ MORE: See inside the latest issue of Healthy

My favourite easy changes this issue? Stop checking work emails when I’m trying to help my son with his maths homework – a recipe for frustration and shouting all round (see our Time To Try Solo Tasking feature ). Strip chemicals out of my beauty regime with our gorgeous DIY recipes (see our Clean Up Your Beauty Style feature). And find some way to add a team element to my fitness regime for added enjoyment and motivation (see our feature on team fitness). Tricky considering I generally run, swim and cycle – so perhaps it is time to join our local tri club after all.

Elsewhere, we investigate the seemingly unstoppable superfoods trend with our must-read investigative piece (So, Just How Super Are Superfoods?), and showcase the delicious superfood recipes (Every Day Superfoods) that really will deliver on their feel-better promises. Enjoy the issue and, as always, do let me know what you think.

The March/April issue is available to buy now in Holland & Barrett stores