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Good Health

Good Health January 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

1 min.
the year of you

Summer is the perfect time to chill out and tune in to what’s going on with us. In the whirl of busy lives and big expectations, we can forget to focus on what we actually want and need. It’s easy to absorb the messages around us – be it from family, friends or (worst of all) social media – telling us what our lives should look like but nothing is more self-defeating than striving hard for something that isn’t you. Problem is, many of us aren’t quite sure, who we are or what we want! The good news is that peeling back the layers to discover this can be one of the greatest and most important journeys you’ll ever take – and in this issue we’ve got everything you need to…

2 min.
have your say

FACING FEARS I love reading Good Health and the December article ‘A Year of No Fear’ really caught my eye. I’ve been living with a lot of low level anxieties over the last few months and they have started to impact on my ability to live my life to the full. I was intrigued by Michelle Poler’s project and I learned from Michelle that while I can’t completely eliminate my fears, I can control how I react to them. This revelation has caused me to focus more closely on what I can control (my diet, exercise and happiness) and accept that I will be able to weather any storms that come my way. I’ve also taken up Michelle’s challenge to face one of my fears and I’m going to donate blood,…

2 min.
how to calm yourself

Whether it’s before an interview, a presentation, an audition, a first date or starting a new job, nerves have a way of pouncing just when we’re needing to feel our most confident. It’s entirely understandable that we should feel this way; we’re programmed to feel the rush of adrenaline and cortisol that prepares us to stand our ground or flee under threat. But you don’t want that ‘yikes, help!’ feeling sabotaging that all-important moment or event. Here are some strategies for coping: » BREATHE This is the fastest, most effective way to trick your body into feeling calm. A great, simple breathing exercise for soothing both the nervous system and an agitated mind is one where you make the breath out longer than the breath in. There are plenty of apps…

9 min.
health now

A HEAVY HEART The saying ‘died of a broken heart’ may be truer than we realise. A study in the journal Psychoneuroendocrinology took blood samples from just under 100 people whose spouses had recently died. Those who were experiencing “elevated grief” – such as feeling like life had lost its meaning – had inflammation levels 17 percent higher than those who didn’t feel this way. Those in the top one-third of the grieving group also saw inflammation levels that were 54 percent higher than the bottom one-third. As inflammation contributes to a host of health issues, it’s a good time to check in with those in your circle who are grieving, or reach out if you’re grieving yourself. Chat to a counsellor at Griefline at 1300 845 745 or online, griefline.org.au. GO…

9 min.
my hopes for the new year

Sally Obermeder is known not just for her sparkling smile and her sunny disposition but for her incredible strength in overcoming adversity. She has spoken openly about her lengthy struggle to have children, and the earth-shattering news that she had a rare and aggressive cancer, a diagnosis that kick-started an immediate year-long battle for her life. But lately this TV star, mother-of-two and successful businesswoman has been on a different kind of personal journey. As the new year rolls around, rather than making plans for 2019 and listing resolutions to tick off in the coming months, she’s focused on learning to embrace imperfection and the realisation that she can’t have it all. “I think, this year in particular, I’ve done a lot of work on myself in terms of dropping the…

1 min.
sally’s favourite things

HOLIDAY SPOT Noosa and Italy. “Noosa is so easy as everything is in one spot and Italy because of the amazing food.” BAND Bon Jovi. “Because I’m a child of the 80s!” BEAUTY PRODUCT Egyptian Magic. “It’s an all-purpose cream that’s great for everything.” FOOD Italian. “If I had to pick one dish, then a Caprese salad – lots of tomato, buffalo mozzarella, and fresh basil. Yum!” PERFUME Elie Saab’s Le Parfum in White. “But I never wear same one two days in a row.” TV SHOW Suits. “I’m mad about it – I love Harvey Specter.”…