Health & Fitness
Good Health

Good Health June 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.

Do you sometimes find complex recipes a tad daunting? In TAKE FIVE INGREDIENTS, page 38, we ask five celebrity chefs to share with us their favourite five-ingredient-only recipes. All are exciting, tasty and healthy – give them a go! Some of the health claims made by yoga aficionados sound wonderful but are they really true? In YOGA: MYTHS AND FACTS, page 118, we sort truth from fiction. So many self-help books, so little time! If you want an essential reading list for inspiration, motivation and great practical advice, turn to 13 BOOKS THAT WILL CHANGE YOUR LIFE, page 56. Happy June! STAY IN TOUCH WITH US Facebook.com/GoodHealMag Instagram: @goodhealthmag Twitter: @GoodHealthMag…

2 min.
say it!

‘Breakfast Around The World’ (April 2017) was a tantalising read. It seems that all across the globe, folk understand the importance of starting the day with a healthy breakfast. And how lovely it was to read that in some cultures, sharing the first meal of the day with family is just as important as the food on the table. Sadly those days may be a thing of the past here, with family members so busy they’re happy to grab a quick bite as they rush out the door. Reading about some of those delicious breakfasts has me thinking it could be time for a culture change! Judith, via email I came across your magazine at the local library and just couldn’t put it down ! What made me even happier is that I could borrow…

3 min.

Better Homes and Gardens has been completely reinvigorated this year, which is great. And with House Rules, we have two new judges – Drew Heath, the fantastic architect, and Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen, the presenter of Changing Rooms in the UK, who is hilarious. You can never plan enough! When planning your kitchen, map out the dimensions and see where the fridge and sink and stovetop are so you can feel what it will be like to be in the space. Think about your landscaping as you’re doing the house, not after. And plan to have plenty of natural light and cross ventilation – I love the feeling of fresh air in the house. Keep a mood board of anything you like and you’ll start to see a pattern form of what the house…

3 min.
a photo finish

Something you know will bring a smile to a friend’s face. Do that daily and send it to the person you’ve got in mind. After three weeks you’ll feel calmer. One explanation is that the ritual fosters a closer connection with loved ones, which can help to relieve stress. Yourself, when you’re trying to lose weight. When people did that once a week, it improved their chances of success. The reason? Because the weekly photos provide visual evidence that the changes you’re making to your diet are working, you’ll be more inspired to keep going. A mole, a freckle or a new spot that’s appeared on your skin. According to the Melanoma Institute Australia, the best way to monitor changes on your skin is by taking photos every few months and comparing…

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this month’s best books

Courage by Dr Arlene K Unger (Apple Press, $18.99). Designed to fit in your handbag, this book is your toolkit for overcoming self-doubt when it creeps up. It includes mindfulness exercises that will teach you how to say no, silence self-criticism and handle new situations. Get Your Sh*t Together by Sarah Knight (Hachette, $29.99). If you need to take charge of your finances, career, health or relationships, Knight’s advice can help you sort out the clutter and achieve your goals. She covers everything from daily planning to making big life changes. Lovelands by Dr Debra Campbell (Hardie Grant, $24.99). Have negative thoughts and destructive behaviours affected your love relationships? Drawing from her own experiences and professional knowledge, Dr Campbell shows you how to break these patterns and make healthier choices in love.…

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fitness now.

MYTH: Having an ice bath after a training session aids muscle recovery. FACT: New research shows they don’t relieve inflammation and may even reduce your gains in muscle mass and strength. TRY THIS INSTEAD Do a 10-minute low-intensity warm-down, like slow pedalling on a Spin bike. Want to improve your cardiorespiratory fitness? 56% Your risk of dying from cardiovascular disease is this much lower if you play tennis, badminton or squash, compared with people who don’t play a racquet sport. Swimming and aerobics also have this heart-protective benefit, recent research shows. Russell Athletic’s Sleeveless Puffa Jacket, $99.99, protects you from the cold and wind but doesn’t feel bulky. Patagonia’s R2 Yulex Full Suit, $649.95, is a wetsuit made with eco-friendly natural rubber and offers the warmth and performance of neoprene. First Base’s Recovery Full Length Leggings, $119,…