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Good Health September 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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2 min.
soothe moves

Often we can’t change the big things that are happening in our life but it’s worth remembering that there’s a lot we can do about the little ones. That might sound inadequate if you’re struggling with something major – a health crisis, relationship difficulties, challenges at work – but the good news is that making tiny tweaks can have a profound effect on how we cope. Starting with something small that can be done instantly helps give us back a sense of control. This issue we’ve got lots of tips to try when the panic is rising. Here are some of my favourites... Begin with the most basic thing of all – breathing. Our inhalations and exhalations are in sync with how we’re feeling, so if we can get them on…

1 min.
have your say

NEW & IMPROVED I have two autoimmune diseases, so I try to maintain a healthy lifestyle. I thought I was doing well with all the exercise I do and my diet including a wide range of foods – until I read your article ‘Staying Alive’ in the June issue. Dr Greger’s Daily Dozen highlighted that my diet is, in fact, lacking in legumes, wholegrains and nuts, so thank you for this excellent feature. The breakdown of each category was also really helpful as it’s often hard to know how much of a food is required. Tonight my dinner will incorporate lentils and I’ve put nuts and Dr Greger’s books on my shopping list. – Barbara A KINDRED SPIRIT Just a quick note to say thank you for the great article on Catriona Rowntree…

1 min.
star letter

CREATE – IT’S GREAT Your July issue offered many words of wisdom that inspired me, but it was your article ‘Unleash the Creativity’ that really grabbed my attention. I agree that engaging in creative activities can have a profound effect on our wellbeing. When I was a child, such pursuits were considered hobbies and we indulged often as they brought us endless joy and relaxation. Like many people, though, that slipped away when my busy adult life took over. Now I believe that getting in touch with what brought us such joy back then can have enormous benefits, whether it’s art, music or writing. As adults, we’re free to explore whatever artistic avenue appeals to us, and there are no rules, regulations or deadlines to confine us in our spare time.…

1 min.
the total package

Making healthy choices at the supermarket is easy if you’re in the fresh produce section, but once you get into the aisles, it can be hard to know what’s the most nourishing option to put in your trolley. To make sense of packaging, here are some helpful tips: The order matters The first ingredients listed tend to be the ones that make up the majority of the product. Seeing sugar high on the list would be expected for a bag of lollies or a cake, but you might be surprised at how often sugar is one of the top three ingredients for items like sauces, breads and dairy products. The fewer ingredients, the better If you think about an apple, what would the ingredients list be? Apple! Any time you pick up a packet…

11 min.
health now

STEP TO IT Racking up 10,000 steps a day is seen as the holy grail of wellness, though one Harvard University researcher says we may not need nearly that many to reap the benefits. Professor I-Min Lee observed the daily step totals and mortality rates of more than 16,000 elderly American women. The study, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, found that at a mere 4400 steps a day, women had significantly lower mortality rates compared to women who were least active. Mortality rates continued to drop as step count rose, but levelled off at around 7500 steps. WISE UP Getting smarter in 11 minutes or less is something we can get behind, and that’s the concept behind the podcast Becoming Wise. Host Krista Tippett sits down with notable names…

8 min.
home truths

Shelley Craft has forged a career as one of Australia’s home-renovation queens. Through her roles as host of The Block and other TV hits, she’s been a fixture on our screens for decades. At 43, she’s perennially fresh-faced and toned, appearing to be the poster girl for clean living, but the truth is this small-screen stunner has a surprising secret: she doesn’t exercise. ‘WE’LL TAKE THE DOGS FOR A WALK, KICK A SOCCER BALL OR GO FOR A SWIM’ “I pretended for many years that I care and enjoy it, but I just don’t!” she reveals to Good Health & Wellbeing. “I live a very active lifestyle, so I guess that’s my excuse. With two kids, two dogs, house renos and flying interstate back and forth for work, I’m always on the…