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Good Health December 2018

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.

JUST LET IT BE I know I don’t have to tell you guys how important exercise is for your body but did you know that your emotions need a good workout sometimes too? As a culture we often pride ourselves on being strong and stoic, not letting stuff get to us and if it does, certainly not letting anyone else know about it. It’s easy to think that being tough means being in control of your feelings at all times. But the truth is that we don’t always get to decide how we feel about situations – sometimes the mildest thing can make us miserable, if it reminds us of a past sadness or taps into a personal insecurity. What we can choose is what we do about it. And, as…

1 min.
have your say

BUILDING A BETTER COMMUNITY I love Good Health magazine and often save a few copies to binge read. The article ‘Talk of the Town’ in the October issue was very timely. All too often we read about weight loss and put the blame on the individual for eating too much and not exercising. Even though it’s been a long time coming, it’s good governments are now contributing towards setting up healthy environments to make exercise and eating well an easy option. Living in a supportive community also supports mental health and a sense of belonging. It was a great article. – Angela REACH OUT WHEN YOU FEEL THE NEED Thank you for your recent articles about mental health issues. Living with depression, stress and anxiety makes the work/life balance hard, but talking with a…

1 min.
fair is fair

Sometimes it pays to outsource your chores rather than add to the to-do list Who did or didn’t empty the dishwasher, who last took out the bins, and who has to pick up the kids from school may seem like minor negotiations in a marriage, but they can have an outsize effect on the quality of your relationship. A working paper from the Harvard Business School and the University of British Columbia found that 25 per cent of people who were divorced named “disagreements about housework” as the top reason for separating. And, the paper found, those who spent more money on time-saving services, like cleaners, were more satisfied with their relationships, due in part because they were able to spend more quality time with their partners. Even if outsourcing the…

8 min.
health now

PUPPY LOVE There’s an evolutionary reason why we find puppies so cute. Researchers from Arizona State University’s canine-science laboratory found that it’s no accident that people consistently rate puppies as most attractive when they’re six to eight-weeks-old: it aligns with a crucial developmental milestone. At around eight weeks, mothers stop nursing their puppies, and once puppies are weaned, they rely on humans for survival. Evolution comes into play so that when puppies need us most, we’re most likely to find them irresistible. Stranger things Random acts of kindness are among the loveliest things in this world, and now a new study shows that helping strangers may relieve their pain more effectively than loved ones can. The study, published in the journal Royal Society of London B: Biological Sciences, had participants receive pain on…

7 min.
good for the soul

‘I’m so much happier out of makeup, bra off, and at home on the couch’ Dressed down, makeup free, and struggling after a sleepless night courtesy of her teething toddler, Studio 10 co-host Sarah Harris is in low-maintenance mum-mode. Balancing a highly demanding gig in the notoriously cut-throat world of morning TV, all the while raising two young boys under the age of three, it’s understandable that the popular personality has little time for BS. When Good Health & Wellbeing catches up with the funny straight-talker, she candidly chats about the newfound love for her body’s “bumps and lumps” and the “epiphany” that’s changed her life. ‘I FEEL LIKE I’M “ON” SO MUCH OF THE WEEK BECAUSE OF BEING ON TV THAT BY THE END OF THE WEEK I’M SPENT’ “When you’re working…

1 min.
sarah’s favourite things

HOLIDAY SPOT Noosa. “We’re actually about to take our first family holiday there for five days and it’s a big deal for us to go together. I can’t wait to just hang out on the beach, to swim and to eat ice cream and fish and chips – just like my good old family holidays of the past.” BAND Pearl Jam. “I’m listening to a lot of old school stuff with the kids at the moment – mainly Pearl Jam and The Beatles.” BEAUTY PRODUCT The Jojoba Company’s Youth Potion. “I’ve got combination skin and this leaves my face feeling super-hydrated, plus it’s only $30.” FOOD Burger and chips. “I’m a sucker for a good burger – always with extra aioli.” PERFUME Black Orchid by Tom Ford. “I’m looking for a new one. I think smell is linked so…