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Featured Article: Eva Mendes for Women’s Health US May 2019


Eva Mendes covers the May 2019 issue of Women’s Health US magazine, sharing why she stepped away from Hollywood to focus on fashion and raising her two daughters – and why her hot healthy relationship with Ryan Gosling makes her a better parent.

On looking back a few years and how she ended up with her 2- and 4-year-old kids:
“It was the furthest thing from my mind. Ryan Gosling happened. I mean, falling in love with him. Then it made sense for me to have…not kids, but his kids. It was very specific to him.”

On how parenting has changed her life:
“We’re just starting to get out of survival mode. I’m starting to feel like a person again.”

On getting back to exercise (a mix of mobility, stability, strength, cardio, and plyometrics moves with trainer Johana Spates) three times a week:
“I’m envious of women who enjoy working out, because I have the worst attitude about it. My vanity gets me to the gym – and obviously health reasons – but I’m kicking and screaming the whole way through.”

On watching what she eats:
“I have blood work done at least twice a year because I have high blood sugar, and high cholesterol runs in my family. I’m not squeaky-clean healthy. I have a sweet tooth, so I can’t keep anything in the house.” Images courtesy of Women’s Health. (source)


Featured Article: Gabrielle Union for Women’s Health US March 2019


Actress and new mom Gabrielle Union covers the March 2019 issue of Women’s Health US (photo by Peggy Sirota). Inside, she talks openly about her struggles with fertility – including 9 miscarriages and 3 years of failed IVF, how motherhood has changed her, and how she maintains a healthy and active lifestyle.

On her fertility problems, surrogacy, and an Adenomyosis diagnosis: “There’s nothing more that I wanted than to cook my own baby…the idea of it felt like surrendering to failure.”

On choosing a surrogate: “Some people care about the race, religion, or food habits of their surrogate. I was like, ‘I want a reader.’”

On her fear of the public’s reaction to her surrogate pregnancy: “People want to see the bump, hear that you got hemorrhoids—they want to know you’re like them. I was like ‘This is going to seem like the most Hollywood shit ever. Will I be embraced as a mom? It’s terrifying.”

On how becoming a mother in her 40s proved to be the right time for Gabrielle: “Any earlier and the FOMO would have greatly influenced how I parented. I’ve seen it. I’ve done it. I’ve done it well. I’ve gotten all the T-shirts. Now I’m in the right mindset and mental space, and I’m open to being the best mom I can be.”

On maintaining an active lifestyle: “I need sun. I need Vitamin D on my face. Give me a trail, a park, a walk down the street with the dogs, a breeze, rain. I’ll go hike. I’ll get a lawn chair and sit outside my trailer so I’m not trapped inside.”

On working out with husband Dwayne Wade and family: “Training together, struggling, failing, trying to be better—it’s been a cool thing that doesn’t feel like, ‘Let’s go talk about our feelings.’ It’s like, I’m a cool mom!’” Images courtesy of Women’s Health. (source)


Featured Article: Vanessa Hudgens for Women’s Health US December 2018


Vanessa Hudgens covers the December 2018 issue of Women’s Health US – getting real about body image, how she’s changed her diet and exercise routine, and when she thinks she’ll settle down.

On her body philosophy and experimenting with intermittent fasting:
“If I ever get to the point that I’m not happy with my body, I’ll do something about it. You will always have the power to do something. Sometimes it will take a little longer than you would like, and sometimes it may be a little more extreme. But if you honestly have a goal, you can do it. You just need to figure out the right way to get there.”

On finding confidence in her petite build:
“I see how women who are 5’9 walk into a room, and I am so attracted to the space they take up. But then I started to realize that you can take up space without height—with your achievements, points of view, and opinions. Now that I’ve realized I can work through it, I’m like, ‘How do I make myself feel more confident?’”

On her 7-year relationship with Austin Butler:
“We both respect, trust and admire each other. It’s so solid now because I feel strong as an independent woman. I am very self-reliant, but it’s nice to have a best friend you can share victories with as well as losses.”

On her newly pescatarian diet, inspired by Paul McCartney:
“I used to be the girl who ate bacon for breakfast every single morning.” Now… “I love finding things that are good for you and also taste amazing. I try to get enough healthy fats, protein, and foods that give me energy.” (source)


Featured Article: Kaley Cuoco for Women’s Health US November 2018


The Big Bang Theory star Kaley Cuoco covers the November 2018 “Mind Issue” of Women’s Health US, photo by Jason Kim, opening up about her ever-evolving fitness routine, her love of riding, and how she’s become fiercely independent – even with new husband Karl Cook by her side.

On her ever-evolving fitness routine: “It’s all or nothing. I’m hot or cold. I’m not a gray area. So if I’m doing yoga, we’re doing it every day this week…Then I’m like, ‘Oh my god, I have to switch.’ Then I’m going crazy on SoulCycle…” .

On how she grew a passion for riding, after encouragement from her mom: “Cut to nine horses later, showing all over the country, having my own barn…it’s totally changed my life, for so many reasons.” “If you need something good in your life, go take a riding lesson. Riding is all about my mental health at this point. It’s my separation from human contact. It’s the one place in the world where I cannot be on my phone. You can’t be in that mode on your horse; they feel it. You’ve got to be present. [After] a terrible day, I’ve been like, ‘Okay, I’ve got to separate.’ When you’re in tune with your horse, they know exactly what’s going on. If you can just be in the moment, you won’t believe what you can get out of it.” .

On meeting her now husband, Karl Cook: “We bonded a lot of having the same kind of outlooks on life, insecurities, dating. He comes from a very well-to-do family, so there’s all these [preconceived ideas] of being spoiled, and blah, blah, blah. And he’s just the opposite.” .

On how he had no idea who she was when they met: “It was great because he never kissed my ass at all, and he never cared about any of that. He loved that I loved horses. It became a big talking point for us.” (source)


Featured Article: Jenna Dewan for Women’s Health US September 2018


Jenna Dewan bares it all – literally – on the September cover (shot by Dennis Leupold) of Women’s Health US Global Naked Issue. Inside the issue, the 37-year old actress, dancer, mother, and wellness warrior gets real on her public split, protective parenting, and positive outlook on her new life.

On nudity: “I’ve been a dancer my entire life, so I’m used to little clothing. You lose a sense of modesty.”

On her past year, post-split from Channing Tatum: “It’s been a journey, and it’s been a transformation of myself – my needs and wants as a woman. I think everyone wants to hold on to what’s in front of them, but when you open your mind saying, ‘I want what’s best for myself and my daughter,’ you have to be okay with however that looks. I feel like I’ve been on a wave of growth. It does look different; it’s a new normal, and I really think we’ll get used to that.”

On admitting her split has been far from painless: “It’s always challenging to go through a big change and have the whole world have an opinion about it…It’s okay for a relationship to change into a new form that is actually better for both people involved, and I think maybe that’s what shocked everyone so much – that it can be a positive thing. That was ultimately what happened with us.”

On how she’s changed: “I did a lot of work healing from the inside out, becoming more in touch with my womanly power. It was always ‘I’m a dancer,’ or ‘I’m married,’ or ‘I’m an actress.’ Over the last couple of years, it became about learning about myself.”

On critics mom-shaming her photos on Instagram: “Apparently, when you become a mother, you’re supposed to leave your sexuality at the door, and I never understood that. I think there’s nothing sexier than becoming a mother. You give life. It’s everything. And you don’t change who you are inside just because you have a kid.”

On her goals at the gym: “I really like to feel strong, and I like to feel curvy. And when I say ‘curvy,’ I mean ‘muscular.’ In the gym, I add more weight rather than increasing my reps because I want to build muscle, so I can pick up my daughter. (source)


Featured Article: Danai Gurira for Women’s Health US July 2018


The star of The Walking Dead, Black Panther and this spring’s blockbuster Avengers: Infinity War covers the July/August 2018 issue of Women’s Health US magazine, photographed by Ben Watts.

Inside, the 40-year-old reveals how staying mentally and physically fit is the only way she can tackle her to-do list – which includes running the nonprofit she co-founded, Almasi Arts, as well as adapting the award-winning novel Americanah into a TV miniseries.

On her Sunday routine: “Creating ritualized time and space to nurture myself is something I’m constantly trying to figure out and develop. There’s nothing more fun, more replenishing, than a Sunday of walking in nature, enjoying friends’ company, or having a great meal.”

On her 4x/week session with trainer AJ Fisher: A typical workout for Danai includes lots of circuit training and Pilates-inspired moves, in which she alternates high-intensity intervals and active rest. Fisher has Danai wear a heart monitor and use resistance bands, which the actress travels with so she can do her workouts no matter where she is in the world. Every workout also includes glute work. “Sometimes it’s so intense I can’t remember what we did.”

On exercise as therapy: “If I haven’t worked out, if I haven’t exercised and connected with my body in some way, it chips away at my feeling of well-being.”

On staying motivated to workout: “I don’t think anyone loves working out all the time,” she admits – but says that feeling her body engage during a sweat session can be really exhilarating and rewarding. When she’s sore from a workout, she focuses on the positive. “It’s not like, ‘Oh, I’m in so much pain from that’. It’s like ‘Oh, I feel the strength in my core, I feel the strength in my back’.” (source)


Christina Aguilera for Women’s Health US March 2016


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Natalie Dormer for Women’s Health US December 2015


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Lea Michele for Women’s Health US November 2015


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Reese Witherspoon for Women’s Health US October 2015


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