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  • Welcome to Mission Confidence, a special edition of the Going For Goal podcast sponsored by Philips that’s designed to help you on your body confidence journey. This podcast has been created as part of our Project Body Love initiative, which is all about challenging the way we think, feel and speak about our bodies; embracing what makes us unique and putting an end to negative self-talk and embarrassment. Philips believe that hair removal should be a choice, and it looks different for everyone. If you do choose to remove your body hair, whether you prefer to take it all off or to tackle your legs, armpits or bikini line only, Philips has a range of hair removal tools to suit your needs. And on Mission Confidence, over four episodes and with the help of some very wise women, we’re going to be exploring confidence in its various facets and forms – with the goal of helping you tap into yours.

    On this final episode of Mission Confidence we’re looking specifically at ageless confidence with two women – one who’s 28, the other who’s 42 – who are both extremely passionate about the topic. They are Women’s Health editor-in-chief Claire Sanderson and three-time WH cover star and PT Alice Liveing. We discuss how confidence can evolve with age and experience – and how both women have noticed that, as they’ve gotten older, they’re better equipped to find confidence and strength from what’s inside – kindness, resilience, individuality, grit – rather than needing external validation to shore-up their self-esteem. Both seriously fit women discuss the confidence-fuelling power of a workout; why body hair, or the lack of it, doesn’t need to be a statement – and why using the Philips Lumea IPL device is a simple, pain-free solution for helping them achieve the smooth armpits and bikini line they, personally, prefer.

     

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    Join Roisín Dervish-O’Kane on Instagram: @roisin.dervishokane https://www.instagram.com/roisin.dervishokane/

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  • Welcome to Mission Confidence, a special edition of the Going For Goal podcast sponsored by Philips that’s designed to help you on your body confidence journey. This podcast has been created as part of our Project Body Love initiative, which is all about challenging the way we think, feel and speak about our bodies; embracing what makes us unique and putting an end to negative self-talk and embarrassment. Philips believe that hair removal should be a choice, and it looks different for everyone. If you do choose to remove your body hair, whether you prefer to take it all off or to tackle your legs, armpits or bikini line only, Philips has a range of hair removal tools to suit your needs. And on Mission Confidence, over four episodes and with the help of some very wise women, we’re going to be exploring confidence in its various facets and forms – with the goal of helping you tap into yours.

    Today we’re discussing the self-esteem-bolstering power of expressing yourself through fashion with Sonny Turner, a 22-year-old Birmingham-born model and body positivity advocate. Whether she’s stepping down the runway at NY fashion week or posing up a storm on her IG grid, you’ll know her as bold, confident and committed to sharing the message that women of all shapes and sizes should feel empowered to experiment with fashion and wear what they want, when they want. Here, Sonny reveals the body image wobbles she’s experienced over the course of the pandemic and how pulling together new outfits, and leaning into workouts, has helped her get excited about the unlocked summer ahead. She also shares how experimenting with the Philips Lumea at home IPL device is helping her get the smooth armpits she prefers – without irritation.

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  • Welcome to Mission Confidence, a special edition of the Going For Goal podcast sponsored by Philips, designed to help you on your body confidence journey. This podcast has been created as part of our Project Body Love initiative, which is all about challenging the way we think, feel and speak about our bodies, embracing what makes us unique and putting an end to negative self-talk and embarrassment. Philips believe that hair removal should be a choice, and that it looks different for everyone. If you do choose to remove your body hair - whether you prefer to take it all off or to tackle your legs, armpits or bikini line only - Philips has a range of hair removal tools to suit your needs.

    On Mission Confidence, over four episodes and with the help of some very wise women, we’re going to be exploring confidence in its various facets and forms – with the goal of helping you tap into yours. Today, we're discussing how women can find their way back to who they are as individuals after becoming parents, with Ellie Gibson and Helen Thorn AKA comedy duo The Scummy Mummies. Between the laughs (these two are gloriously unfiltered) we discuss the often-complex journeys of body acceptance that can play out post-baby, plus why small acts of self-care may prove powerful when it comes to reinforcing confidence. Of course, we also talk about body hair: specifically, why there's no right or wrong approach, plus how one newly-single mum is enjoying experimenting with the Philips Lumea IPL device as she prepares to date again this summer. 

    Join The Scummy Mummies on Instagram: @scummymummies

    Join Roisín on Instagram: @roisin.dervishokane

    If you enjoyed the episode, sign up for the Project Body Love event, in association with Philips, which is taking place online on the 15 & 16 May. Sessions are free to attend. Register now to reserve your place and receive the full two-day schedule here.

     

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  • You’ll likely know well the multiple fitness benefits of incorporating high intensity interval training - better known as HIIT - into your workout regime. There's the improved cardio-respiratory health boosted fat burn, as well as the fact this most intense and sweaty of exercise need only last a short while. It’s these perks - and that it requires next to no equipment, and minimal amounts of space - that have drawn so many of you to HIIT during the pandemic as you keep fit from the confines of bedrooms and gardens bedrooms and gardens. But, as the gyms draw us back with their wide range of classes and shiny weights areas, is it time to reconsider? Because - as you’ll learn - there can be too much of a good thing. In today’s episode, our digital fitness writer Morgan Fargo speaks to Luke Worthington, a personal trainer and sports scientist, as well as personal trainer and three-time WH cover star Alice Liveing, about how to find that all important healthy balance and fun when it comes to workouts. They discuss what HIIT is, as well as what people commonly get wrong - including that if you’re going too hard, for too long, it will not only place you at increased risk of injury but may also sabotage your body composition goals. Listen to find out how to do HIIT right in your exercise schedule, so that it works well for you. Because as Alice and Luke both say, fitness should be something that has a positive impact on your emotional wellbeing - that makes you feel really good.

     

    Join Alice Liveing on Instagram: @aliceliveing

    Join Luke Worthington on Instagram: @lukewtraining

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  • Hi there! On Going For Goal next week we’re giving you a refresher on HIIT - high intensity interval training. We’ll discuss how the popular workout you’ve long loved, which has become a living room staple during the pandemic, may actually be sabotaging your fitness goals. Plus, how to dial it back so those short, sweaty workouts really do work for you, in both body and mind. Ahead of the full thing dropping on Tuesday, here are our guests - top trainers Luke Worthington and Alice Liveing (also a three-time Women's Health cover star) on why quality, not quantity, is key when it comes to doing HIIT well.

     

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  • Welcome to Mission Confidence, a special edition of the Going For Goal podcast sponsored by Philips, designed to help you on your body confidence journey. This podcast has been created as part of our Project Body Love initiative, which is all about challenging the way we think, feel and speak about our bodies, embracing what makes us unique and putting an end to negative self-talk and embarrassment. Philips believe that hair removal should be a choice, and that it looks different for everyone. If you do choose to remove your body hair - whether you prefer to take it all off or to tackle your legs, armpits or bikini line only - Philips has a range of hair removal tools to suit your needs.

    On Mission Confidence, over four episodes and with the help of some very wise women, we’re going to be exploring confidence in its various facets and forms – with the goal of helping you tap into yours. Today we’re exploring the topic of body confidence in summer with Callie Thorpe. And confidence? It’s kind of her thing. As founder of The Confidence Corner, she speaks to hundreds of thousands of women spreading kindness, celebrating the beauty of different body types and sharing the message that in life, you make your own rules. Today she shares how far she’s come from being the insecure teenager who was so ashamed of her body that she covered up in knitwear on the beach; why her confidence journey is ongoing; the reason she loves having silky smooth legs – and how using the Philips Lumea IPL device is helping her get there. At home – and faff-free.

    Join Callie on Instagram: @CallieThorpe

    Join Roisín on Instagram: @roisin.dervishokane

     

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  • What’s it like to be counted down and know that, in seconds, you’re going to be speaking live to millions of people across the UK? Nerve-wracking, according to Claudia Winkleman, but she wouldn’t have it any other way. Whether she’s dazzling presenting Strictly or chatting into the mic for her Radio 2 show, the broadcaster, mother-of-three and Head & Shoulders ambassador still gets a real buzz of excitement. As at-home as she appears, she tells our editor-in-chief Claire Sanderson in today’s episode, that she might not do it perfectly, but that that’s okay. Because – according to Claudia – perfection is overrated and ‘failure is excellent’. It’s the approach she brings not only to her job, but also to parenting – and maintaining her health – and in today’s episode, she breaks it down. Claudia is a real joy to listen to - listen on for her number one energy hack; her skin and hair care essentials; and her strategies for raising a confident teenage daughter.

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  • Hello there - on Going For Goal next week we've got the one and only Claudia Winkleman. The TV and radio presenter, who is also a Head & Shoulders ambassador, opens up to us about her love of growing older, the nerve-wracking experience of taking over from Graham Norton on Radio 2, and her favourite beauty products. Ahead of the full thing dropping on Tuesday, here's the simple - and entirely free - way the mother-of-three keeps her productivity up throughout the day. We'll definitely be giving this one a try!

     

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  • What things can you do to cope mentally and recover physiologically after injuring yourself while exercising? It’s a question that our acting digital editor Francesca Menato has sought answers to over the last year. She was training for her fourth - and hopefully fastest - marathon when she caught Covid-19, and the long-term effects on her lungs meant she wasn’t able to run for 12 weeks. Then, when she laced up her trainers once more and built up her fitness over six weeks for a 31-hour ultra relay, she found herself struck down again - this time with ITB syndrome and bursitis, and out of action for four months. She’s doing better now, and returned to shorter runs in early March, but dealing with that injury was tough. And she’s not alone - tonnes of you have got in touch to share your own experience of lockdown fitness set-backs. In today’s episode, we call on Dr Josie Perry, sports psychologist and founder of Performance In Mind, and Emmanuel Ovola, physiotherapist and Nike run coach. They discuss why so many people have become injured during training during the pandemic, the importance of dealing with the emotional fallout of not being able to stay active, as well as tips and tricks to get you actually doing those all-important rehab exercises.  

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    Join Emmanuel Ovola on Twitter: @Manni_O

    Join Francesca Menato on Instagram: @ces_menato

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  • Hello! On Going for Goal next week, we’re tackling the topic of recovering after a sports injury. Ahead of the full thing dropping on Tuesday here’s one of the experts featured on the episode, leading sports psychologist Dr Josie Perry, on her top technique for how you can cope, psychologically, while your body gets better.

     

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  • In the decade that she’s been on our screens, whether that’s watching her on TV or reading about her on your smartphone, we’ve seen a few sides to Millie Mackintosh. There’s been the party girl, the businesswoman, the wellness enthusiast, and the WH cover star a whopping four times over. And now, almost a year on from the birth of her daughter, Sienna, it’s time to get to know another: Millie the doting mum, which has given her a whole new perspective on what healthy means to her. In this episode, she tells us what becoming a mother for the first time in a year like no other really felt like, her nerves about her post-baby body before our photoshoot, and what she’s booking in for the great British ‘unlocked’ summer of 2021. She is super open - discussing her and husband Hugo Taylor’s lockdown bickering, as well as the unfiltered realities of C-section recovery and how this has affected her journey back to fitness.

    Join Millie Mackintosh on Instagram: @milliemackintosh

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  • Hi! We’ve got this month's cover star Millie Mackintosh on the pod next week sharing the lessons she’s learned from becoming a mother for the first time in 2020, all the things she’ll be booking in to make the most of the great unlocked summer (fingers crossed) of 2021 and, of course, what her approach to wellness looks like now. Ahead of the full thing dropping into your podcast app of choice on Tuesday, here’s Millie sharing why it’s important to her to be open and honest about her postpartum body image journey.

     

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  • Have you been struggling, of late, to tick something - anything - off your to-do list? We’re right there with you - in the procrastination zone. A mental state we promise ourselves time and time again that we won’t slip back into. But, for many of us, changes to usual routines and motivations have been disrupted during the pandemic - with productivity taking a goal-busting nose-dive. Which is why, in this episode, rather than avoid the problem and hope it will go away, we’re tackling the issue of procrastination head-on – discussing the tools and techniques you can use to encourage yourself to be more productive and, ultimately, create more space for the good stuff. As you’ll learn, you’re not a procrastinator. You simply procrastinate - and we’re here to help you climb out of that habit so you can build more positive ones. Our guests this week are Dr Grace Lordan, associate professor in behavioural science at the London School of Economics and author of Think Big, and also Grace Beverley, founder of apparel brand TALA as well as workout app Shreddy, and author of Working Hard, Hardly Working. We discuss the most common triggers for procrastination, and how it can take different forms with different people. There’s also great points made about the counterproductive cult of busyness, and why comparing yourself to others in a similar professional space is a disaster for productivity – let alone happiness. Plus, there’s chat about finding your own hype man - or woman - why showing up for yourself in small increments is key and how to have respect for all those other elements of life the matter to you while still flourishing at work. Enjoy!

     

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  • Hello! On Going for Goal next week we’re helping you become more productive. We’ll discuss why you might be struggling to get things done and how to get yourself out of that headspace with some stellar tools and techniques from our expert panel. Ahead of the full thing dropping on Tuesday, here’s one of our guests - entrepreneur Grace Beverley, author of new book Working Hard, Hardly Working: How To Achieve More, Stress Less and Feel Fulfilled - on how she batches tasks to squeeze out procrastination and maximise productivity.

     

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  • Let’s get one thing straight: health, fitness, wellness - this stuff is a long-game pursuit. You eat well; you train hard; you rest - in mind, as well as body - to get the most out of this life as you can. But sometimes, we get it, you want to take things up a gear to be able to perform and feel at your best. And what we’re hearing from you guys at the moment is that this spring - after the longest, bleakest winter - is one such time. So, what works when it comes to getting results faster? And what should really be avoided? They’re just some of the questions that we’ll address in today’s show. Bringing the know-how and all the sunny, perk-you-up energy is personal trainer Courtney Black. Renowned for her seriously tough HIIT workouts and adored by her 800k-plus Instagram followers, her message is all about embracing challenge. So, who better to offer a spring time pep talk. In today’s episode she talks to our digital fitness writer Morgan Fargo about making the most out of your home workouts, how low-impact doesn’t have to mean low-intensity and why, when it comes to fuelling your fitness, there are no ‘bad foods’. Courtney also shares her exact formula for setting realistic goals - and her tips for varying your workouts, so that the process of reaching for those goals becomes one you love too much to quit. 

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  • Hello everyone! If you're feeling a little sluggish, and just not on your fitness game of late, then our next episode is sure to get you motivated. We've got personal trainer Courtney Black bringing her irrepressible energy - sharing her advice on challenging your body with home workouts, to get results that last. Ahead of the full thing dropping, here's her detailing her tried-and-tested goal-setting formula to make sticking to your exercise routine a breeze.

     

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  • The past year has wreaked havoc on our lives in ways we didn’t expect - and those sudden changes to routines and habits, as well as a mountain of unexpected extra pressures, have had a knock-on effect on our bodies. Not least our hair. As you’ll hear in today’s show, pandemic stress has been the root of many concerns when it comes to our locks. Things like hair loss and thinning, as well as greasy roots, itchy scalps and brittle ends. And while some may say fretting about hair is frivolous - that it should be the least of your concerns right now - when something becomes tied up in your confidence and self-esteem, we believe that it’s so important to seek the right help and support. Which is why in this episode we’ve called on two leading, knowledgeable voices in the hair industry to help smooth over your worries. They are consultant trichologist Anabel Kingsley, brand president of the revered Philip Kingsley clinics and product ranges, and celebrity hairdresser and salon owner Adam Reed, who is a global ambassador for GHD. In this super-informative conversation, you’ll find out everything you need to know about how to nourish your hair back to health - from how often you should really give it a wash, to treating dryness, which products are worth your money and the best steps for tackling postpartum shedding. 

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    Join Adam Reed on Instagram: @adamreedhair

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  • Hi there! On Going For Goal next week we’ve got a bumper hair special for you. Get the low-down on how to remedy everything from an itchy, flaky scalp to hair loss - plus, learn which products are truly worth your cash. Ahead of the full thing dropping on Tuesday, here’s one of our expert panellists, top hairdresser Adam Reed, with a genius hack for tackling greasy roots if you’ve got fine hair. 

     

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  • When you’re stuck in the middle of those hard things - rough patches, low ebbs of your story - the challenge of getting out can feel insurmountable. But the very timely message that comes out strong from today’s guest is that, not only is there light at the end of the tunnel, but that sometimes, on the other side of that little flicker of hope, there’s something better. She is Kirsty Gallacher - TV and radio broadcaster, and host of Stripped Back Sport, a Global podcast with new episodes every Monday. In today’s show - alongside sharing how her fitness fundamentals changed during the pandemic and busting female health taboos - she reflects on how those times of personal difficulty built her resilience and, ultimately, guided her towards a place where she feels at her happiest yet. She is super candid in this chat: from sexism in her early career and her decision to break out of her comfort zone and go freelance in her 40s, to how lockdown helped this extroverted, perma-busy working mum realise that she could, really, enjoy taking time for herself.

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  • Hello! On Going for Goal next week we’ve got TV and radio broadcaster Kirsty Gallacher talking us through everything from her exact fitness formula and the sexism she experienced in her early sports broadcasting career to some exciting future plans and the lessons in resilience she's learned from going through tough times. Ahead of the full thing dropping on Tuesday, here’s Kirsty on why keeping fit and active is so important for her - now more than ever.

     

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