Health & Fitness
Good Health

Good Health March 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.
hello .

If you have ever suffered from a panic attack, you know exactly how scary that can be. People experience them in different ways, and many things can lead to one – but learning to manage them is the key. In ”HOW I COPE WITH PANIC ATTACKS”, page 36, four women tell how they deal with their anxiety. Did you know that your cat or dog could hold clues to the state of your own wellbeing? From sniffing out cancer to alerting you to your rising stress levels, your furry friends mirror what goes on in your life. Find out more in WHAT YOUR PETS REVEAL ABOUT YOUR HEALTH, page 32. And if you think LOL means lots of love, it’s time to become more social media savvy – turn to RISE…

2 min.
say it!

Paractical advice Hooray to the entire Good Health staff! It is truly my favourite health magazine. The articles cover all aspects of overall health and are very inspiring. I’m happy and proud to say that I don’t just read your magazine; I put the advice into practice! I’m looking forward to your next wonderful issue. Denise, via email Taking action I was intrigued by the article 'The Simple Way to Fast’ in your January 2017 issue. Reading it I learnt that fasting can lower your risk of type 2 diabetes. I have therefore decided to try the fasting overnight option, which is the most achievable method. Thanks for your continued health advice which can be useful for all lifestyles and health conditions. Tess, via email * STAR LETTER ‘Dilemmas Of The Modern Grandmother’(February 2017) was a great article! While…

3 min.
kerri - anne

John is happily home, eating well and chatting like always. He has gained some movement in his legs and can move his right hand enough to try to pat our dog Digger. He still can’t feed himself but he is working out in rehab and hydrotherapy where he walks in a pool. It has been a horrible few months but I’m so glad to have John home, and he loves being home as well. Life is very busy with the 24/7 care that John requires. We have nurses morning and evening to help, and carers when I have to be out of the house. Practically, l have to plan everything I do so he is taken care of when I’m not with him. We have friends around, which John enjoys. We…

3 min.
what's your yawn trying to tell you ?

YOUR BRAIN NEEDS TO COOL OFF . When you feel the urge to yawn, it could be because your neurons are trying to boost their performance – by drawing in cool air, yawning lowers the brain’s temperature, which helps it work more efficiently. So if you’re hot and yawning, find a cooler spot! YOU'RE FEELING EMPATHETIC . When you see someone else yawning, the region in your brain responsible for empathy fires up, which is what makes you yawn as well. And that’s good news for your mood – empathy triggers a surge of oxytocin, a hormone that offers some protection against depression. A HEADACHE MIGHT BE ON ITS WAY . Yawning has been identified as an early warning sign of migraine – one that strikes a couple of hours before the pain begins. If…

2 min.
fitness now .

BOOST your workout with yoga Yoga complements many other workouts, says yoga instructor Bree Corbett. Try these poses to enhance your all-round performance. LOW PLANK… good for swimmers. Start in a high plank position and push forwards from the balls of your feet. Bend your arms and hug your elbows into your ribcage so your body lowers, becoming parallel to the floor. This strengthens the triceps, back, chest and sides. CHAIR POSE… good for cyclists. Standing, raise your arms with palms facing each other, then bend your knees and move into a squat position, leaning your torso slightly forward. Tuck your tailbone under and hold for 30 seconds to strengthen your glutes, quadriceps and hamstrings. WARRIOR 3… good for hikers. Standing on one leg, lift your other leg behind you and stretch both arms out in front in a line…

2 min.
food bites .

what’s in season March is the best time to enjoy these fresh produce picks, says dietitian Olivia Bates Figs Packed with antioxidants, calcium and fibre, figs are highly perishable. So eat them soon after purchasing, in salads or grilled with ricotta and honey. Brussels sprouts Choose smaller sprouts with tightly packed leaves for a sweeter flavour and roast them with olive oil or try them raw and shaved into a salad. Pomegranates Antioxidant-rich and packed with flavour, pomegranates work well in salads, desserts and breakfast bowls. Look for heavy, firm, deep-red fruit. TAKE THE # nuts 30 days 30 ways CHALLENGE This month Nuts For Life invite you to enjoy a handful of nuts every day. Why? Eating just 30g each day can help satisfy hunger and control your weight. Follow Nuts For Life on social media for recipe…