After a long, unstoppable winter—life is looking brighter. And with the festive season around the corner, we’ll all soon be trading office stints with beach- and poolside capers. However, to make the most of the sweltering months, it pays to be in your best shape yet. No problem; our new issue is your manual for last-minute muscle, game-changing menu overhauls and the style revolution you need to feel cool, calm and collected on those warmer days.
However, that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Ready for your best summer ever? Here are 10 no-nonsense reasons to pick up the new 2023 November/December issue which is on shelves right now.
1. Feast Like a King
Our Summer Food Special is geared towards healthy meals that still pack major flavour. From making restaurant-quality pizza in your back garden to a beefed-up dish that’ll multiply your gains, we’ve got tons of recipes to make sure you’re celebrating without falling behind on your fitness goals. Plus, when it’s time to toast the occasion (and we mean any occasion), we’ve mixed up a beer-based, summer-ready cocktail with a bite that’ll quench your thirst and sate your tastebuds.
2. Dress Better Instantly
A new season doesn’t just mean tagging in new ingredients. Your wardrobe could do with an overhaul, too. Thankfully, we’ve deciphered the new twist on the old money aesthetic to create a series of on-trend looks that are still functional and comfortable.
3. Build a Beach-Ready Body
With just weeks to go before the “suns out, guns out” season, you might think it’s too late to forge the sort of muscle that’ll fill you with serious confidence. Our Big Workout lays all your worries to rest, helping you pack on strength and scorch fat in the time you have. We’ve also tapped the experts for a series of simple do-anywhere workouts that require minimal kit but deliver maximum muscle.
4. Make Your Great Escape
Road trips are a quintessential part of summer revelry. We roped in our resident car expert to uncover some of the best strips of tarmac in the country and provide his recs on the sleekest, most reliable rides to traverse your chosen charted territory.
5. Take Your Training Into New Territory
Zone 2 training is all the rage, but does this slower place really deliver better fitness outcomes and faster weight loss? We unpacked the science to understand why everyone—from the world’s running elite to your favourite weekend warriors—are embracing the “Zone”. If you think your routine could use a remix, this could be the edit that takes your fitness to another level.
READ MORE: Can Running Actually Help You Lose Weight?
6. Tap Into Year-Long Happiness
When you’re caught up in the 9-to-5 grind (and its inevitable side hustles), happiness can often feel elusive. However, the reality is that real joy is always within arm’s reach. We investigate the science behind happiness and some of the best methods for finding that bliss point. A compelling read that’ll set you up for the new year and beyond.
7. Simplify Your Workouts
The D-ball is a powerful tool that can forge muscle, scorch calories and help you build lasting endurance. To help you get the most out of this workout weapon, we compiled the latest science, research and moves to get you started on a strong foot. The verdict: it’s a minimal investment that’ll pay off immediately for your health.
8. Step Into the Future
Artificial intelligence is reshaping health, wealth and beyond. To get to grips with this new wave of technology, we took a deep dive into some of the ways AI could not only help simplify your life but also give you more options when it comes to self-care, working out and even planning your meals.
9. Conquer Your Fears
Fear is a survival instinct that served our ancestors well. And while a small dose of fear is always healthy, when this strong emotion stands in the way of you and some life-changing experiences, it’s time to get to work. In our new issue, our writer has always been terrified of water, leading him to give pools, lakes and oceans a wide berth. However, in a bid to triumph over his terror, he plunged headfirst into the depths and emerged with an epiphany.
10. Time It Right
A new stable of watches is merging the features of a fitness tracker with the aesthetics of a luxury timepiece. The result: you’re still getting the stats you need without sacrificing style. In our new issue, we round up the best in this latest tranche of connected watches.