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Best Health

October/November 2019

Best Health magazine is dedicated to helping you “Look Great, Get Healthy, Eat Well and Embrace Life.” A new magazine from Reader’s Digest, it brings an inspiring voice to today’s contemporary Canadian woman. It’s filled with the latest health news, fitness tips, relationship and weight loss advice. Best Health stands apart with inspiring and approachable healthy lifestyle information on all aspects of your life. It’s like a day at the spa, not a trip to the clinic. You’ll appreciate its cutting-edge, no-nonsense information, delivered in the warm, upbeat tone of a well-informed friend.

Country:
United States
Language:
English
Publisher:
Readers Digest Canada
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best health

CHRISTOPHER DORNAN CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD The Reader’s Digest Magazines Canada Limited BETH THOMPSON EDITOR-IN-CHIEF ART DIRECTOR JACKIE SHIPLEY MANAGING EDITOR COURTNEY REILLYLARKE DIGITAL EDITOR RENÉE REARDIN BEAUTY AND STYLE DIRECTOR INGRIE WILLIAMS ASSISTANT DIGITAL EDITOR ALYSSA BALL EDITORIAL ASSISTANT JELA TEJADA COPY EDITOR CORINNA REEVES CONTRIBUTORS Caitlin Agnew, Stacey Brandford, Laura Branson, Lisa Brookman, Lara Ceroni, Kevin Clark,Tricia Clark, Kate Daley, Jennifer Danter, Ashley Denton, Madeleine Johari, Rebecca Harper, Reisha Harper, Peter Levidis, Sydney Loney, Je Mayhew, Bonnie Munday, Karen Robock, Geo rey Ross, Abbey Sharp, Ryan Szulc, Meghan Telpner, Amanda Vogel, Elizabeth Wiener FACT CHECKERS Courtney Reilly-Larke, Jela Tejada DOMINIQUE RITTER EDITOR-IN-CHIEF, READER’S DIGEST CANADA CONTENT OPERATIONS MANAGER LISA PIGEON CIRCULATION DIRECTOR EDWARD BIRKETT THE READER’S DIGEST ASSOCIATION (CANADA) ULC PRESIDENT BRIAN KENNEDY LEGAL BARBARA ROBINS MAGAZINE PRODUCT MANAGER MIRELLA LIBERATORE NATIONAL SALES DIRECTOR, CANADA JAMES ANDERSON NATIONAL ACCOUNT EXECUTIVES, CANADA SUZANNE FARAGO (MONTREAL) ROBERT SHAW (VANCOUVER) MELISSA SILVERBERG (TORONTO) 121BLOOR ST.E, STE.430, TORONTO, ON M4W3M5 MARKETING AND RESEARCH…

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food for thought. no, really

WHEN I WAS GROWING UP, WE HAD TWO dinner choices: Eat what’s on your plate or go to bed hungry. Today, we have a greater appreciation for the fact that not everyone can eat everything. We know so much more about food and its connection to disease that we are more mindful of how we eat and how we feed our families. As a result, in kitchens across Canada, there are dinner requests being filed and filled every single day. Gluten-free, please! Lots of protein, if you can! No meat, thanks! The truth is, food is more than just fuel; it’s the link to extending our lives. Almost every week, a new study crosses my desk that connects nutrition to wellness. This year’s revamped Canada’s Food Guide is proof that what we…

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letters

HAPPINESS IS THE TRUTH Your thought-provoking “Think Happy, Get Healthy” article based on research by clinical psychologist Tayyab Rashid caused me to rethink my life and resulted in a reboot. When I asked myself, “When did you last laugh?”, I realized it had been a while. I’m now looking for the “islands of happiness” and focusing on “things that are internally fulfilling, meaningful, and tend to be diverse”. This crucial wake-up call has resulted in true contentment. The article’s a must-read for all. ANN SUCHIK, MONTREAL, QC With autumn being a time of self-reflection, awareness, and mindfulness your theme of “Think Happy, Get Healthy” resonated with me. Like the changing leaves, I want my colours to be more scintillating, vibrant and beautiful. Working on myself in the fall plants the seeds for rejuvenation…

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write + win!

Tell us how Best Health adds meaning or value to your life and you could win! One (1) winner will be awarded two (2), $100 Healthy Planet Gift Cards for a total value of $200. Send an email to besthealthmag@rd.com with Write + Win in the subject line and answer the following question (in 80 words or less): “What do you love about Best Health’s October/November 2019 issue or Best Health in general?” Published letters may be edited for clarity. For a complete set of contest rules and more information on this contest, please visit besthealthmag.ca/writeandwin. PRIZE MAY NOT BE EXACTLY AS SHOWN. CONTEST (BEST HEALTH WRITE + WIN LETTERS TO THE EDITOR SKILL-TESTING CONTEST). CLOSES ON NOVEMBER 1ST, 2019 AT 23:59:59 (EDT). CONTEST SUBMISSIONS POLICY: Original contributions from readers (text and photo)…

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stick, stack, stow

BH HEALTHY HACK! That’s the chunk of food in Canada that’s lost or wasted. If you want to reduce your personal impact, look to your freezer. Putting last night’s steak on ice can make a big difference. “By keeping one pound of beef out of landfill and not going to the store to replace it, you’re saving 15 pounds of carbon,” says Calvin Lakhan, a research scientist at York University in Toronto. WAKE ’N’ MAKE Your morning meal is officially an overachiever: New research shows that eating breakfast before exercising preps your body to burn more carbs during your workout and metabolize food faster after working out. Here are three time-saving swaps to make breakfast possible before your sunrise sweat sesh. OATMEAL Overnight Muesli Don’t sacrifice a wink of shut-eye for meal prep. Instead, toss this pouch of…

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best fitness news

WHAT WE’RE READING…. In Healthy as F*ck, author Oonagh Duncan imparts wisdom gained in her lengthy (18 years!) career as a trainer. Spoiler alert: She’s gonna urge you to get real (“If your gluten-free ‘lifestyle’ tends to fall off when you are stressed or when there’s something particularly delicious in front of you or when you are on vacation…that is a diet”). The takeaway: The key to good health is creating habits that become as automatic as brushing your teeth. Here are a few of Duncan’s dos to help you get (and stay) fit. 1. PUT YOURSELF TO BED Getting seven hours of sleep is essential because, along with a slew of other benefits, it’s where you cash in on this morning’s boot camp. “Deep sleep releases growth hormone, which not only builds…

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