Health & Fitness
Good Health

Good Health April 2017

Good Health - for people with a healthy attitude to life! Our aim is to make Good Health informative, up-to-date, relevant to women´s lives and entertaining. Every issue is packed with information - cutting edge medical advances, psychology, relationship, kids, food, beauty and much more. Above all, we want to empower our readers with a sense that they can do something POSITIVE to enjoy a long and healthy life.

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in this issue

1 min.
hello .

I am a great fan of alternative treatments and was intrigued to see what the world’s healthiest celebrities also like. Elle Macpherson loves acupuncture, Jen Hawkins enjoys deep tissue massage and Olivia Newton-John is a fan of music therapy. Maybe some of these therapies could work for you – turn to page 118 for HOLISTIC THERAPIES THE STARS LOVE. Medical innovations are set to revolutionise how we approach everything from mental health to diabetes. In WHAT’S ON THE HEALTH HORIZON?, page 50, we talk to several experts about some intriguing new developments. There’s nothing worse than getting sick when you travel. But if you take certain precautions, you will stay fighting fit on vacation. STAY WELL WHEN YOU TRAVEL, page 46, has the lowdown. How in tune with your body are you?…

2 min.
say it !

Being a very nervous flyer and having had to travel interstate recently, I bought the February 2017 issue of your magazine to read on the plane. I quickly became engrossed in your stories as well as the free Diet Diary, and it wasn’t long before I was unfastening my seatbelt, getting ready to land! Thank you Good Health for being a great companion on my flight and distracting me with so many useful tips and relevant information. Tina, via email It was so refreshing to read about the very down-to-earth Julia Morris in your February 2017 issue. I could relate to her experiences with menopause, her sweet tooth, work ethic and laughter, and want to thank her for her honesty and for making me feel 'normal’! My mantra for 2017 is now, 'I don’t…

3 min.

Our extended family is most certainly child-focused. I’m the eldest of four siblings, and we all have little ones. So there are grandchildren for my parents everywhere. It is such a lovely family dynamic. Mae will be three in August. She is kind and fun and brave and clever! She really is the greatest joy for both me and Stuart (Webb, Kate’s husband). I want my child to first and foremost feel safe and loved. Hopefully that will instil a lovely sense of confidence in her so that she feels she can do anything. It’s not only my approach to health that has changed since having a child – pretty much everything has and certainly my priorities have. I’ve never been an advocate of harsh dieting and following fads, but now even more…

2 min.
fast miond + body boosts

Doing that for five minutes lowers your stress levels as efficiently as a 20-minute rest, thanks to the way it triggers the release of hormones that calm your body’s stress-response system. It’s a great way to get hands-on with nature, which can improve mental health. And a five-minute dose is the most effective for self-esteem, say UK researchers. Don’t have a garden? Heading for the nearest green space will do the trick. Do it for five minutes out of every half an hour you spend sitting down. This will reduce your insulin levels by 20 per cent and your blood sugar levels by 34 per cent, which lowers your risk of type 2 diabetes. And you don’t even have to run fast. Jogging for five minutes a day at 9km per hour is…

1 min.
this month’s best books

I Don’t Have Time by Emma Grey & Audrey Thomas (Exisle, $29.99). When life gets busy, do you put off what’s most important to you? Drawing upon anecdotes and the latest research in productivity, this book will show you how to make time for the things that really matter. The Leap Stories by Kylie Lewis (Creative Minds Publishing, $39.95). In this series of interviews, 13 of Australia’s top entrepreneurs reveal how they got to where they are now. Packed with inspiring and practical advice, they discuss setbacks, overcoming fear and how to create the career you want. Eating Ourselves Sick by Louise Stephen (Macmillan, $34.99) We’re eating more processed foods than ever and this is a leading cause of obesity and illness, says Stephen. Here, she takes a close look at the food industry, and tells…

1 min.
how to make the most of your alarm clock

Set it for after dawn. Any earlier and you risk starting the day with higher-than-usual levels of the stress hormone cortisol – and that can be a risk factor for heart disease. Don’t hit the snooze button. You’ll enter a sleep cycle that you’ll never get to finish. The result? Sleep inertia, a grogginess that can last throughout the day. Use it on weekends too. Sleep in and you risk throwing your circadian rhythm out of whack, so rather than feeling refreshed, you’ll feel more tired than usual on Monday.…