Health & Fitness
Good Health

Good Health July 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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1 min.

ON THE TABLE Remember when ‘food’ simply meant the plate of tucker you sat down to in the evening? These days, it’s a far more complex topic – there are politics around the choices we make, new science about the way it affects us, and big decisions about how we’re going to feed our population in the future. On an individual level, we know that what we eat doesn’t just give us life, it can affect the quality of that life – and the length of it. It can ward off illness, give us energy and lift our spirits (see page 58 for more) - or cause a multitude of problems. So in this issue we investigate our dinner decisions from many angles. If you have a hunch that some foods are your…

1 min.
have your say

LOVELY KATE I wanted to write in to say how much I enjoyed last month’s article on the lovely Kate Ritchie. It was refreshing to read about how down-to-earth and relatable she is, and as a mum of two girls, I really liked what she said about teaching her daughter to have a positive self-image. I also agree with her about gardening to relax and unwind – it’s the best form of stress relief there is. – Christine TRUSTED SOURCE Good Health recently provided a concise, clear article on the many benefits of a healthy and varied microbiome. This topic is everywhere in the media but I trust Good Health to provide evidence-based information. Keep it up! – Angela TO HAVE YOUR SAY Email us at health@bauer–media.com.au Like us on Facebook Good Health Mag Follow us on Instagram @goodhealthmag Write…

1 min.
check your battery

I loved your recent article ‘The Art of Saying No’. How many times do we find ourselves falling into the trap of saying yes to absolutely everything, thanks to that guilty feeling we get if we say no? We’re so often helping everybody and doing everything for everyone else but ourselves. We’re left feeling stressed, exhausted and still soldiering on with no time for us. As of today, I’m going to start to put into practice the four tips suggested in the article and look at how much energy my battery has left before answering the question with an automatic yes. Thanks so much for the article.…

1 min.
away of life

A major new study from Harvard University has shone the spotlight on five key things we need to do to live longer and healthier lives. And although the answers aren’t exactly rocket science, researchers were amazed at just how significantly certain changes could impact our health. The study involved 123,000 volunteers, who filled in a series of lifestyle questionnaires and gave permission for their medical records to be analysed by researchers. Out of the screeds of data they received, the scientists looked at five lifestyle factors: whether a person smoked, whether they were in a healthy weight range, the diet they followed, how much alcohol they consumed, and how regularly they exercised. After crunching the numbers, researchers calculated the average life expectancy across all of the volunteers and, unsurprisingly, those who followed…

12 min.
health now

COLD COMFORT UK scientists think they may have cracked a cure for the common cold. Instead of attacking the viruses that cause colds – of which there are hundreds of versions – the treatment targets the host. The vaccine blocks a key protein in the cells that cold viruses hijack in order to spread through the body and need to make new copies of themselves. The trial was carried out in vitro using human lung cells to model a cold, but the medication worked within minutes. Researchers say that even if a cold has taken hold, the vaccine may still help to lessen the symptoms. It’s hoped that safety trials in people could start within two years. Forbidden fat The World Health Organisation estimates that trans fatty acids contribute to more than 500,000…

7 min.
sunny side up

‘Afterwards, you don’t really get too caught up with small stuff’ She’s forged a successful 50-year career in an industry that’s notorious for having more downs than ups, and has managed to build a happy marriage - one that’s approaching its 35th anniversary - in the process. But although veteran TV presenter and Logies Hall of Fame Inductee Kerri-Anne Kennerley - or ‘KAK’ to her friends - makes it look easy, behind the glitz and glam, her incredible story is one of strength, resilience, courage and hope. Though she’s dominated our screens for years presenting Good Morning Australia, Midday with Kerri-Anne and Kerri-Anne, the bubbly Queenslander’s dazzling smile has belied multiple personal tragedies. A miscarriage at 36 robbed her of a chance at motherhood, and in 2012, she battled cancer after discovering…