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Good Health

Good Health June 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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LET’S ALL CHILL... When I read the feature in this issue about perfectionism, I felt a twinge of recognition. Sure there are many areas of my life that I’m content to be average at; try as I might my cooking leaves a lot to be desired, and I’ll happily forgo a tidy house for the sake of my favourite TV show. But there are also times when I just won’t let myself off the hook. Even when something is ‘good enough’, I find myself agonising over how to do it ‘perfectly’. It is, I believe, an increasingly common problem for women. So many of us feel this pressure to live our lives in a flawless fashion. And while that pressure might seem like it’s coming from society at large, very often…

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have your say

PACKED FULL My daughter started my subscription four years ago as my Mother’s Day present and I have thoroughly enjoyed the many interesting and valuable articles. I thought the May issue seemed to be packed extra full. I really appreciated the articles on workouts and flatter tummies. I am looking forward to many more issues of Good Health. – Gladys STAR LETTER NO LONGER ALONE I have just purchased a recent issue and saw the article on PMDD, ‘A Vicious Cycle’. I related to the story, and I didn’t feel crazy anymore. Over the past four months at least, I’ve really noticed that the symptoms mentioned in the article were related to my period and felt like PMS at a high level. At my worst I did feel suicidal – I couldn’t explain why I…

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help at home

‘Health isn’t just about what you eat. It’s about what you are thinking and feeling too’ Just a click away Around one in five Australians experience a mental illness each year, but with busy schedules and family commitments – not to mention long waitlists for some therapists – tackling the issue can easily fall by the wayside. Increasingly, though, we’re seeing a rise in mental healthcare platforms connecting people with psychologists through online video sessions, where help literally is a click away. We’re all too familiar with Skype and FaceTime, but you can now book a video session with a psychologist, and talk about everything from anxiety, depression and drug and alcohol problems to eating disorders, bullying and relationship problems. It’s empowering Australians to take control of their mental health by offering access…

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health now

THE PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS We know that exercise can make us happier, but new research actually puts a number on it. A study published fittingly in the Journal of Happiness Studies found that people who engaged in physical activity once a week had 1.4 times the chances of being happy than those who were sedentary – though only if you are a normal weight. Compared to overweight people, active people were 1.5 times more likely to be happier. Researchers also discovered that being physically active increased the positive mental health of people in the same way it decreased mental health conditions like depression and anxiety. Berry good The same pigment that gives berries their bright colour could be used to fight certain cancers, says a new study. When it comes to our body…

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a new hope for cancer?

If it is an organ, it’s our biggest, comprising about 16 per cent of our body mass You may have heard the exciting news on the health circuit lately – scientists may have discovered a new organ: the interstitium (pronounced inter-stish-ium). There’s still debate as to whether it’s actually an organ or not, but here’s what you need to know about the latest addition to our anatomy: What is it? The interstitium is a fluid-filled, 3D network of collagen and elastin connective tissue that can be found throughout the body, in or near our lungs, skin, digestive tract and arteries. The study, published in the journal Scientific Reports, describes it as a “widespread, macroscopic, fluid-filled space within and between tissues”. If scientists decide that it is an organ, it’s set to be our biggest,…

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five minutes with…

Getting in balance » It’s important to have a lot of good fats in our diet to help balance our hormones and especially important to have essential fatty acids (EFAs), which are found in nuts, avocados, lean protein, and legumes. You also need a good fibre intake, and to limit caffeine and alcohol. Things that affect our liver can affect our hormones too so our liver needs to be looked after for our hormones to be looked after. » Endocrine disruptors can be a problem and are in things like our deodorants, makeup and the environment. The most common one is BPA, which is used in plastic water bottles. Microwaving plastic can cause huge problems for our hormones, so it’s something we should all be very conscious of limiting. » Our food doesn’t…