Health & Fitness
Good Health

Good Health August 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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12 Issues

in this issue

1 min.
editors letter.

Hello. If you want to hit some health goals, a little support can go a long way. Now, joining the ranks of life coach, nutritionist and personal trainer, is the health coach. What exactly do they do and how can they help? Find out in DO YOU NEED A HEALTH COACH? on page 46. The CSIRO has identified five distinct types of dieting personality. Knowing which one you are can make sticking to your weight-loss plans a whole lot easier! Check out WHAT TYPE OF DIETER ARE YOU? on page 66 for some individualised solutions. Forget anti-ageing! It’s time to make friends with your mature self – growing older can deliver some serious health perks. WHY WE SHOULD ALL BE PRO-AGEING, page 40, gives tips on how to live a better, fuller…

2 min.
say it!

Informed and empowered I want to commend you for continuing to bring mental health issues into the conversation by raising awareness of symptoms and letting people know they’re not alone. As a doctor in psychiatry and an anxiety sufferer myself, I think your coverage of anxiety and sleep issues is particularly relevant, given the number of clients I see with these problems. Keep up the good work Good Health – knowledge is power. Kate, via email A shared pleasure As a male I wanted to share my thoughts on your magazine. My wife subscribes and I thoroughly enjoy browsing through the pages and have acquired considerable knowledge on health, diet and exercise. I have actually cooked some recipes from the magazine and hear myself telling friends what a great read it is. I have also tried…

3 min.

Q WHAT ARE YOU EXCITED ABOUT RIGHT NOW? It’s really exciting to see the second series of Wanted go to air on Channel Seven. My husband Richard (Bell) and I created the show a few years ago and we’ve been involved at every stage of the production, plus I play one of the lead characters. We filmed in floating markets in Thailand and mountains in New Zealand – it looks a bit like a James Bond film! Q WHAT DO YOU LOVE ABOUT YOUR WORK? Anything that challenges me as an actor excites me. I’m at an age where I want to take risks. It’s one of the great things about ageing – that you have the freedom to not care what other people think. I also love that I’m helping to create new roles for…

2 min.
keep it green

Go for an hour-long walk surrounded by nature and your attention span and memory performance will be 20 per cent better, regardless of whether you enjoyed the experience or not. Interacting with nature affects the brain in a similar way to meditation, say researchers. Spend at least 30 minutes in your local park each week – something that up to 40 per cent of Australians don’t do – and you’ll be significantly less likely to have high blood pressure. Natural environments have the ability to decrease activity in a brain region that’s linked to negative emotions and depression. Spending 90 minutes outdoors is enough to produce the effect, say US researchers. That’s how much your insulin sensitivity will improve by (which lowers your type 2 diabetes risk) in 10 days if you…

1 min.
books of the month

Let It Go by Peter Walsh (Rodale, $39.99). Life changes such as becoming an empty nester or selling your family home often involve downsizing. This process can be emotional and challenging, but with Walsh’s step-by-step guidance, you can make it a renewing experience. The Sleep Solution by W Chris Winter (Scribe, $29.99). Are you tired of relying on sleeping pills? Neurologist Dr Winter draws upon years of research and expert knowledge to help solve insomnia and other sleep complaints. Discover what’s causing those sleepless nights and find solutions that work. The Art of the Natural Home by Rebecca Sullivan (Kyle Books, $39.99). Making your own pantry essentials, cleaning products, beauty treatments and healing remedies is a fun way to create a more economical, eco-friendly home. These recipes use natural, everyday ingredients and the tips are…

1 min.
fitness now.

Exercising in the chilly months doesn’t have to be uncomfortable, says pharmacist and trainer Holly Vogt. Here, she shares her tips: Start with a thin synthetic material which draws away sweat. Add a layer of fleece or wool for insulation, then a breathable waterproof jacket. Keep your head, ears and fingers covered. Make sure you drink water before, during and after your workout, even if you aren’t thirsty. We tend to drink less when it’s cold because we sweat less, but if you’re exercising you still need fluids. if you have a cough, fever, aches or fatigue. If you have a sore throat or nasal congestion it’s okay to walk or do yoga because low-intensity exercise can improve recovery. Strenuous activities impair your immune system. CAN’T GET TO THAT YOGA CLASS? Then you’ll love…