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Good Health August 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

2 min.
bon voyage

Reading our travel handbook in this issue had me itching to hit the road. There are so many brilliant reasons to change locations and venture out into the world. And while I love to dream big in this department, I have to confess that the process of actually getting away often puts me in a spin: checking and rechecking airline websites for the cheapest flights, deliberating over the best place to stay, worrying about myself or the kids getting sick – before, during or after the trip – figuring out what will be enjoyable for grown-ups and children alike… By the time I leave I need a holiday to recover from my holiday planning. For many of us (particularly control freaks like me), it also requires being brave about leaving our…

1 min.
have your say

MIND MATTERS Thank you for the Good Health handbook titled ‘Your mental health guide”. Mental illness is a debilitating and isolating condition that affects so many people. There are so many different types of disorders that come under the umbrella of mental illness and I felt Debbie Duncan was sensitive but also informative and practical in her writing. The handbook is a very good resource to share with others, as the more people are made aware of and understand these health issues, the more chance the outcomes will be positive for those suffering. – Deb HELLO WORLD What a lovely article on Catriona Rowntree! I grew up seeing her on Getaway, and watching all her adventures from far-flung locations made me eager to explore the world myself. After having lived in both major…

1 min.
fan favourite

About four years ago I bought your magazine from our local newsagent on the off chance it may be a good read! I became a subscriber, which I have been ever since. It is the only magazine I buy; it is so informative and interesting, and the July issue was brilliant! I am 81 years old and I was into health and fitness when I was a teenager in the UK before it was fashionable. My friend’s mother would save the monthly women’s magazine she bought and pass it on to me. If there were any exercises displayed I would collect all the information, then I would hide in my bedroom and practise – much to the amusement of my sisters. I still work out at home, and find the…

2 min.
recharge yourself

We hear about people suffering from burnout at work due to the stresses of their professional environment, but feeling emotionally, physically, and mentally drained is something that can occur in our social lives too. While doing our best to achieve that elusive work/life balance, we can sometimes end up putting too many demands on ourselves to always be available. Although it’s great to get out and go for dinner, or catch up over a glass of wine – if you feel as if you’re spending a lot of time and energy trying to meet social expectations while juggling everything else in your life – remember that it’s entirely acceptable to take a step back from it all. Easier said than done, you might think, but if you’re feeling socially fatigued,…

9 min.
health now

BODY AND MIND Mental wellbeing and physical activity are closely linked, and Finnish researchers say that the type of exercise you choose can confer unique benefits. Researchers gathered data from 303 adults – when they were 42 and again when they were 50 – as part of the Jyväskylä Longitudinal Study of Personality and Social Development, and found that walking was related to emotional wellbeing, going for a ramble in nature benefitted social wellbeing and endurance training boosted how participants rated their own health. Plus, researchers also found that those adults with higher mental wellbeing when they were 42 were more likely to be active at age 50, compared to those who had lower scores in mental wellbeing. RHAPSODY IN BLUE Blueberries may be good for the heart. A six-month study, published in…

9 min.
new lease on life

As Lucy Gardiner on A Country Practice, Terri Sullivan on All Saints, and – most recently – Roo Stewart on Home and Away, actress Georgie Parker has been a fixture on our screens since the ’80s. Iconic, long-running roles aside, she’s also managed to pick up seven Logies, forge a dazzling theatre career, marry her dream guy, and become a mum along the way. Her secret? The simple fact that she’s full of beans. “I have a lot of natural physical energy,” a smiling Georgie tells Good Health & Wellbeing. “I’m quite excitable! And expending some of this excess energy through exercise definitely helps relax me.” ‘I’VE ALWAYS LIKED HEALTH. IT’S JUST THE WAY I WAS RAISED’ The go-getter’s passion for fitness has its roots in her childhood, during which she was a…