The cover features former Miss South Africa and Miss World Rolene Strauss. According to Women's Health, the cover story sees Strauss opening up about her struggles with body image during her pageant career and how she is only now starting to feel comfortable in her skin.
"Just knowing that I am focusing on my health, not for other people but for myself and my family, has made me feel better than I have for a long time," says Strauss.
In another exclusive, Rachel Kolisi and celebrity trainer Tammy Rawstron share the story behind their new project, Rise Women. The project is dedicated to bettering the lives of women in South Africa through fitness and community. It comes with a workout excerpted from the first Rise ebook that’s designed to show women how to tone their arms and midsection.
The August edition also features an interview with Tasmin Pepper, the only African driver to make it into the W Series, a motorsport series designed as a gateway for women drivers into Formula 1. The magazine's motoring journalist Juliet McGuire additionally takes on the myth that women can’t drive powerful cars.
Another highlight of the magazine is the bumper Mom special, which tells readers everything no one thinks to tell expecting mothers about having a baby for the first time — from all the changes that happen to their body to how to go back to work seamlessly.
"And that’s just the start — there’s also a practical guide to losing weight with portion control, a comprehensive guide to essential minerals, a round-up of running shoes for every need, 12 pages of scrumptious healthy meals, a look into whether CBD really is all that it claims to be and so much more," concludes the team at Women's Health.
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