Health & Fitness
Good Health

Good Health December 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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12 Issues

in this issue

2 min.
get merry

Can you believe it’s nearly Christmas? While December can be an enjoyable time of the year for many of us, it can also be a time of increased stress as work and family pressures start really kicking in! If you’re dreading the shopping, cooking and patient negotiating that Christmas Day sometimes requires, we have a few ideas to help take some of the pressure off (see page 32) so you can relax and enjoy the day. We’ve also included a few tips to make sure you truly leave your work behind if you’re going on holiday. This way, you can rest, rejuvenate and make the most of your break (page 24). If you’re anything like me, December is also a time when exercise tends to go on the backburner as work functions,…

1 min.
have your say

INSPIRING READING I have had a few setbacks with my health and gaining a few kilograms due to not being able to exercise and, I must say, not eating the right foods. I have had my operation and now I am on the right track with my mind and body. I bought my first issue of your magazine with Georgie Parker on the front cover and I found it so inspirational, being somewhat too old for the young health magazines, it was more than I expected. Anybody out there that has had a setback, this is the magazine that you need. – Jodie Write in and WIN! This month’s star letter wins a book bundle with three fabulous wellness books to inspire you to reset, nourish, and empower yourself. The bundle is worth…

1 min.
star letter

GREAT IDEAS I was so excited to receive a copy of Good Health in the mail today. I got a six-month subscription as a gift with purchase and am so happy that I made the right choice in magazine. I am struggling with weight loss and have lost nine kilograms with another 20 to go. There are so many interesting and useful ideas in your magazine. For me, I am not just on a weight-loss journey but a lifestyle change, slowly introducing things to my life that will keep me healthier and happier. I now only shop for fresh fruit and veg, and fresh fish and meat products - gone are the days of buying processed foods. Many thanks for your wonderful publication, I cannot wait to get my next issue.…

2 min.
rise and shine

Have mornings gone from peaceful to stressful? Whether it’s a case of insomnia, too much late-night Netflix or the ‘snooze’ button becoming your best friend, even the early birds among us struggle with end-of-year-tiredness. Here are some hacks to get your mornings back on track. » START WITH STRETCHES Take a moment first thing to connect with yourself by stretching and intentionally breathing. Try an upper-back release stretch, which targets the back of your shoulders. Standing with feet hip-width apart, clasp your hands and round your upper back, keeping your arms straight. Think about the shoulder blades spreading wide across your back and hold the stretch for two or three deep breaths. » PUT A TIME LIMIT ON SOCIAL MEDIA Did you know that you can set a time limit on social media apps?…

8 min.
health now

GET ACTIVE Struggling to manage your weight as you get older? New research from Sweden, published in the journal Nature Medicine, has uncovered why that might be. During ageing, lipid turnover in fat tissue decreases, making it easier to gain weight. Over a period of 13 years, scientists analysed the fat cells in 54 men and women. Across that time, the cells of every subject showed decreases in lipid turnover, meaning the rate at which fat is removed or stored. Everyone who didn’t lower their calorie intake gained weight by an average of 20 percent. Professor Peter Arner says that these results indicate that processes in our fat tissue regulate body weight changes in a way that is independent of other lifestyle factors. That’s all the more reason to stay active! HOLD…

1 min.
let’s play go fetch!

The Kong Classic is the gold standard for dog toys and has become the staple for dogs around the world for more than 40 years. Offering enrichment by helping satisfy a canine’s instinctual needs, the Kong Classic’s unique natural red rubber formula is ultra-durable with an erratic bounce that is ideal for pooches who like to chew while also fulfilling their need to play. Want to extend play time? Stuff the toy with tempting bits of kibble and entice with a dash of peanut butter. Add to the fun by adding Kong Snacks and topping with Kong Easy Treat. This mentally stimulating toy is available in five sizes: S, M, L, XL and XXL.…