Health & Fitness
Good Health

Good Health February 2019

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.
soul food

One of the best things about this time of year is warm summer evenings spent sitting around a table with friends and family. As I’ve confessed to you before, my cooking skills aren’t amazing but I do love to eat and I really love to chat so long lunches and BBQ dinners are my happy place. But despite it being a wonderful way to bring people together, many of us have a complex relationship with food. For those who struggle with their weight, it’s easy to get locked in a battle of feast or famine, instead of that elusive healthy balance. In our handbook this issue we take a look at how to get to that place. There are so many other benefits to maintaining a healthy weight so now…

2 min.
have your say

REACHING OUT When I received my magazine in the mail the other day I turned straight to Sally’s article. I was diagnosed with breast cancer in October and I’m just about to have my third round of chemo. Sally’s article was so encouraging and inspiring. Her openness and honesty in all situations allows people to open up, share and support each other. Thank you so much for her honesty and encouragement, wishing her all the best in the future. As I read on, I was encouraged by your article on Julie McCrossin. I can relate to being so scared that after all the treatment the cancer may come back. Again I have good odds, but someone has to be in the percentage that don’t make it. When I think of the…

2 min.
go well

Does the following sound familiar? Your doctor asks, “So what’s your weekly wine consumption?” You do a rapid calculation, halve it, break off eye contact… and lie. If this sounds like you, you’re not alone. Studies show many of us fudge the truth, often, during visits to the GP. And according to 2018 research for insurer Direct Line, 71 percent of GPs know you’re being less than honest when it comes to alcohol. Clearly lying to the person who might be your lifeline isn’t such a great idea. Instead, why not approach your doctor’s appointment with the intention of getting the most out of your 15 minutes? Here are some top tips: » TELL THE TRUTH. Yes, it’s right up there. Your GP isn’t there to judge you but to assist…

10 min.
health now

Short and sweet Interval training, while intense, has the benefit of being short. But just how short can you make those high-intensity intervals? A study published in the Journal of Physiology saw researchers analyse blood and muscle samples from 12 experienced male cyclists before and after they put them through three different workouts: a 50-minute moderate-intensity workout; a 10-and-a-half-minute high-intensity session, with five-minute HIIT intervals followed by a 30-second rest; and a 14-minute session with 20-second HIIT intervals followed by a two-minute recovery. They found that 20 seconds provided the “sweet spot” for getting the greatest gains, including higher levels of a protein that plays a part in creating new mitochondria. STRESS TEST If you can’t seem to think straight when life gets busy, it’ll be no surprise to hear that those with high…

9 min.
liv's simple blessings

She’s Australia’s original sweetheart. A legend of the stage and screen with four Grammy awards to her name, alongside more than 100 million albums in record sales, making her one of the world’s best-selling recording artists of all time. ‘Being open to learning and growing through tough times is the way to evolve’ But aside from a career that has seen her entertain for five decades, the adored performer has also become an unlikely source of inspiration for millions of cancer sufferers around the world after publicly battling breast cancer following a diagnosis more than 25 years ago. After years in remission, the pop icon revealed last year that not only has the cancer returned to her body, but that she was secretly treated for a second bout of the illness five…

1 min.
olivia’s favourite things

HOLIDAY SPOT Gaia Retreat & Spa, Byron Bay. “No question! Gaia Retreat & Spa, which I co-own, is a place I can completely relax, refresh and renew. It’s my heaven on earth.” FOOD Thai. “I love the flavours and the way Thai cuisine uses vegetables and herbs.” BEAUTY PRODUCT Retreatment Botanics. “This is a skincare line I’ve helped develop that uses all natural, organic Australian ingredients. The products feel wonderful on my skin.” BAND The Bee Gees. “There are so many wonderful singers, but I’ve always loved the Bee Gees – their harmonies are unrivalled. Also, John Farnham.” PERFUME “I love perfume and I’m always looking for that perfect scent. I do have a favourite that I’ve worn on and off for 30 or so years, but I heard from a very elegant French friend of mine that a…