Health & Fitness
Good Health

Good Health February 2017

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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1 min.

At this time of the year, getting your beauty sleep is vital! Simple changes in your bedroom can make a big difference to how you wake up in the morning… so find out how to ensure the best zzzs in our A GOOD NIGHT’S SLEEP, page 32. Learning about your parents’ health can teach you a lot about your own and how to manage it to your advantage. Don’t miss HAVE YOU INHERITED YOUR HEALTH? on page 36, for some vital clues. Want less stress in your life? Take a look at 10 STEPS TO A CALMER LIFE, page 54, for some helpful strategies. Being a grandma these days is a lot more challenging than in the past. DILEMMAS OF THE MODERN GRANDMOTHER, page 64, looks at many of the issues, from…

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say it!

Cover to cover After three years I still get excited when your new issue arrives. There’s always a fresh-faced personality on the cover sharing their inspiring stories. I can’t wait to read the whole mag before I go to bed – I always learn new ways to stay fit and healthy or reinforce my own habits. Stuart, via email Keeping it simple I found the article 'The Simple Way to Fast’ (January 2017) very interesting. I don’t diet, but I like the way you make things easy to incorporate into your lifestyle. Keep up the good work, team. Beth, via email * STAR LETTER Your article ‘Stop Feeling Guilty!’ (January 2017) was just fabulous. It’s so relevant to society today. No individual is immune to this feeling which can leave you on edge and see you making…

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8 things we love about julia

1 SHE LOVES HER WORK Julia is currently working on I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! in 'glorious and spiritual’ South Africa, and she loves it. “The hours are long – we start at 3.30 in the morning and we’re still going at 5pm – but my cup runneth over with joy. It’s the most incredibly talented team and there’s laughter from everybody all day. And Dr Chris [Brown] and I are such great friends now.” 2 SHE PRACTISES DEEP BREATHING “I try to get somewhere 10 minutes early so I can sit in the car and listen to my meditation tapes and do some deep breathing – it doesn’t sound like much, but the quietening of the mind is incredible, and I’ve noticed a big difference by doing this.” 3 SHE'S…

3 min.
love is in the air

1 SPREAD THE HUGS. As long as you’re hugging someone you know and like, when you make contact you’ll experience a surge of oxytocin, a hormone that fights stress, lowers blood pressure and improves memory. 2 SOCIALISE WITH YOUR COLLEAGUES. Building strong relationships with the people you work with is smart – people who do tend to have better health and a lower risk of stress-related burnout. It’s because spending time with colleagues outside of work encourages a healthy sense of belonging, community and ‘we-ness’, say researchers at the University of Queensland. 3 GIVE TO A STRANGER. In fact, try to do that five times on February 14. Performing a handful of ‘random acts of kindness’ in a single day boosts happiness and helps to reduce the physical impact of stress. Everything counts, from feeding…

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fitness now.

3 easy ways to exercise more These feelgood strategies will see you increasing your physical activity without even trying. We know that working out with a partner can be motivating, but new research shows you’ll increase the amount of exercise you do if they are there for you emotionally. Do you talk yourself out of exercising? Find a workout that offers instant benefits. The immediate reward could be stress-relief or fun, or the fact that you get to spend time with a friend. Dog owners enjoy higher levels of physical activity, are more likely to meet the required 30 minutes of exercise a day and tend to be fitter than pooch-free people. All it takes is a daily walk with your dog around your neighbourhood. Tune in to HIT High-intensity interval training can seem all too…

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food bites.

IN SEASON: RASPBERRIES AND BLACKBERRIES Hand-picked Australian berries are a delicious source of vitamin C, fibre and folate and are available until April. Here’s how to get the most out of them. Choose: Bright, firm, glossy and plump-looking fruit. Store: In the fridge, unwashed. Add: To your morning breakfast bowl of oats, chia or quinoa, yoghurt and cinnamon. 89 CM Women who have a waist circumference greater than this may have a higher risk of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease complications, such as diabetes. Ideally your waist measurement should be half that of your height. Kitchen STAR Want café-quality eggs in minutes? The Décor Microsafe Steam Egg Poacher, $16.99, poaches up to four eggs at a time. Simply crack each one into the poacher, add water and microwave. NOT SO SWEET Using artificial sweeteners to reduce your kJs could have the…