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Good Health May 2020

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.
stay strong

Things have changed a lot since I sat down to write my editorial last month. My office is now in a corner of my lounge and frankly I miss grabbing a coffee and shooting the breeze with my lovely Good Health & Wellbeing team. However, I’m aware that I’m very lucky to be able to work from home and that it’s incredibly important that we all work together to contain Covid-19, which has already wreaked havoc in so many countries. On the bright side, I can still get in touch with my colleagues on Skype and Whatsapp to exchange story ideas and generally make sure that everyone is doing okay. Keeping connected is essential at the moment. As our beautiful cover star Carrie Bickmore says, “I think a lot of Australians are feeling…

1 min.
have your say

SNUGGLE IN TIME I was given the December issue and, since then, have bought a copy every month. I feel with every page I turn that there is an article written just for me. I love it! The March issue cover indicates there is an article on being more resilient, which is perfect. I will snuggle in and have a good read. – Sam Write in and WIN! The star letter featured in next month’s issue will win a Dentons online voucher, valued at $250. The lucky winner will be able to browse Dentons’ wonderful collection of high-quality pillows, which are made to suit your needs. Whether you’re looking for extra support, therapeutic features or just that extra bit of luxury, there’s a pillow to suit you. HEALTHY MESSAGES Thank you so much Good Health & Wellbeing…

1 min.
count your blessings

It was great to read your ‘Rise to the Challenge’ article about resilience in your March issue, which really resonated with me. I always thought I was made of pretty tough stuff; surviving a couple of divorces and the early death of my dad to cancer among other things. However, my December 2018 diagnosis of operable breast cancer put paid to all of that. I thought I could sail through it but discovered the whole notion of “trucking on” didn’t cut it for me. I fell into a huge emotional hole because I didn’t stop and acknowledge the enormity of what I was dealing with. The biggest thing I learned with the benefit of 20/20 hindsight, it would have served me better to stop, breathe, acknowledge and respect what I…

2 min.
clear the air

We sometimes focus so much on finding time to get outside to enjoy the fresh air that we can neglect thinking about the quality of the air circulating in our indoor living spaces, which becomes increasingly important as we move into the cooler seasons. The quality of the air in your home can have a significant impact on how you feel, the ease of which you can breathe, and your overall health. According to immuno-pharmacology professor Stephen Holgate, many people are completely unaware that the air inside some homes is often more polluted than the atmosphere outside, due to dust, mould, allergens and chemicals. Indoor pollution can increase your risk of asthma, colds, hay fever, sinus irritation, headaches, nausea and cause skin conditions and ageing as a result of blocked pores and…

10 min.
health now

ON TIME Researchers have likened brunch to the equivalent of jet-lag, saying the digression from a regular eating schedule can be as disruptive as the body confusion of changing from one time zone to another. In particular, our Sunday brunch could be linked to an increase in body mass index (BMI). In the study, 1106 university students reported their weekend eating schedules during the school year from 2017 to 2019. The participants’ BMI was also recorded. By determining the group’s average meal duration during the week and on the weekends, as well as the eating midpoint (halfway between the first and last meal of the day), each person’s overall eating jet-lag value was worked out by subtracting the weekday’s eating midpoint from the weekend’s eating midpoint. Those with an overall eating…

6 min.
boost your immunity

The recent surge in Covid-19 cases across Australia has made us all more concerned about our health, and as we head into autumn we are also grappling with the usual bugs and illnesses that flourish with a change of season. Unfortunately, cooler temperatures are far friendlier to any cold and flu viruses floating through the air. In addition to this, the cold, dry air reduces the healthy mucus that coats areas of your respiratory system, leaving airways more susceptible to unwelcome microbial visitors. Plus, as we spend more time indoors than outside, we’re much more likely to spread germs to each other. QUALITY NUTRITION WILL HELP YOUR BODY TO FIGHT IT OFF MUCH FASTER All of these factors make this month the perfect time to build a solid immune system for the months ahead. When…