Health & Fitness
Good Health

Good Health July 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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12 Issues

in this issue

1 min.
editor’s letter.

Hello. Have you heard of 'lagom', 'clean sleeping’, or 'body neutrality’? These words are causing quite a stir in health circles right now. Check out the new trends they refer to (and how they can help your health) in THE NEW (HEALTH) BUZZ WORDS on page 50. We all know couples who are still besotted with each other years into their relationship, but what’s the secret to enduring romance? In HABITS OF HAPPY COUPLES , page 58, we look at the strategies that long-term couples practise – and how we can copy them! Love your carbs? Then it might be good to know how well your body processes them. Find out in TEST YOUR CARB GENE, page 66. An easy DIY test will reveal your carb type – and help you modify…

2 min.
say it!

I couldn‘t stop smiling as I read the story ‘Life Lessons From My Pet‘ in the May issue. It shows how animals are only concerned with their immediate needs and I think people should emulate that. My cat Sadie jumps up on my lap when I‘ve been working on my PC for too long. This gets my attention and gives us both pleasure and connection! Thanks for this reaffirming read. Ella, via email 'Dilemmas Of The Modern Grandmother' (February 2017) was a much-needed article for my generation. As a new grandmother, I'm still in shock at how much love I still have to give. Luckily, any requests made of me can be answered with a 'yes’ or 'no’ – I still work and have elderly parents to care for. It is becoming more and…

3 min.

Congratulations on your 10-year anniversary at Today – how does that feel? On May 28 it was 10 years that I’ve been with the show. Who knew a decade could fly by so quickly?! Every show passes by so fast that I’ve never looked at the clock. This is a job that I never had in my sights, but I just love breakfast television. It’s the most heady mix of live TV, the adrenalin that comes from doing that, and getting fresh news from around the world every day. I work with a fantastic team, and have the opportunity to interview fascinating people. It’s challenging and I still learn something new every day – I love it. What do you think about ageing and career success? I have never seen age as a barrier to…

1 min.
body language

When you’re faced with a difficult situation make the effort to sit upright, rather than slouching, and your brain will cope better with the pressure. Sitting up straight instantly boosts self-esteem and mood and reduces self-focus, all three of which make you more resilient to stress. Expansive and confident postures – think head held high and shoulders back – encourage the production of testosterone, which can make pain more bearable. Walking with a spring in your step and an upright, open chest activates the same biological pathways that exercise works on to increase happiness. You’ll feel like you’ve got more energy to burn, as a result.by sticking closely to four lifestyle goals, say Canadian researchers. Make it work by… A. Yes – but you need to take enough of it to feel better,…

1 min.
3 of the best brain- training apps

The aim of this is to improve skills like listening and maths, and boost confidence and productivity. People who’ve used it have enhanced their performance by 69 per cent after a month. elevateapp.com Rated as one of the best apps for two years running, Peak was created with the help of Yale and Cambridge University scientists to help improve concentration, memory and problem-solving. peak.net Designed to boost more than 20 different cognitive skills, including short-term memory and hand-eye coordination, every training tool this app contains is scientifically validated. cognifit.com…

1 min.
books of the month

Natural Exhilaration by Di Westaway (Wild Women On Top, $29.95). Do you long for adventure but feel held back? Westaway provides the motivation and inspiration you need to get active, seek new experiences, challenge yourself and find greater health and joy along the way. Being 14 by Madonna King (Hachette, $32.99) . If you have a young teenage daughter, this book will help you navigate those complex, challenging years. It answers all your questions about building body image and self-confidence, gaining independence, friendships, social media and more. Head First, Health Fast by Leanne Hall (Harlequin, $32.99). Weight-loss struggles can damage your relationship with food. Taking this psychology-based approach could help change the way you think about eating and exercise and show you how to create healthy habits and a better body image.…