Health & Fitness
Good Health

Good Health May 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

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6 min.
power up

MAKE YOUR WORKOUT WORK HARDER Wrist-based Heart Rate: Using the Elevate™ wrist heart rate technology, this function allows you to count steps, track sleep and will accurately monitor your heart rate – minus the annoying chest strap. It also uses the heart rate reading to tell you the intensity of your activity and the calories burned. Advanced Performance Metrics: See how hard you’re really working with sophisticated performance metrics. The VO2 Max Estimator uses your personal fitness data to estimate the maximum rate of oxygen consumption during your exercise – so you can determine your endurance capacity. Plus, the training status and effect features show your workout’s aerobic and anaerobic benefits. Swim Profiles. Skiing, Paddle Sports, Golf and More: The fenix 5s takes sports tracking to the next level. Ski and snowboarding mode counts your runs…

1 min.
hello .

My favourite story this month is Life Lessons From My Pet, on page 40, where four celebrities talk about the unexpected perspective and wisdom an animal companion can bring to your life. Decided to ditch the sweet stuff? Then take a look at our story SHOULD YOU GIVE UP SUGAR?, page 38, for two very different expert opinions. With the right ingredients, a bowl of food can deliver a complete health kick in a single meal. HOW TO BUILD A NOURISH BOWL, page 74, shows exactly what’s involved. Sometimes it’s hard to tell whether a problematic friendship needs an intervention or needs to end. In WHEN TO ‘DIVORCE’ A FRIEND, page 62, find out how to tell the difference and the best way to handle it. Enjoy April! Find out how natural therapies…

2 min.
say it !

I read your March 2017 issue from cover to cover, and returned again to read the Health Book on diabetes. Everything about this condition was covered. Most of us know someone with diabetes (usually type 2), and as shown in your Health Book, there is a great deal we can do to reduce our chances of developing what can become a very serious and complex condition. Judith, via email I thoroughly enjoyed your story ’7 Ways to Handle Criticism’ in the April issue. I’m the type of person who can react badly to feedback, whether it’s negative or not, and then dwell on things. Since reading the article, I feel like I can flip that attitude on its head and deal with any sort of feedback more positively. Sia, via email I am writing to…

3 min.

and breakfast TV seems to be where it’s at. I wouldn’t say I’ll be doing it forever – getting up at 3am is hard. But I really thrive in this environment, and I’m thoroughly enjoying what I have. (with gossip columnists commenting on her style and body size). But you learn a lot about yourself when things are difficult. I do have my doubting and tearful moments, but I’m a resilient person and I’ve become a lot more mentally strong through this job. And ultimately I think, how dare someone judge me on what I look like or what underwear I wear. I’m a journalist, I’m doing my job to the best of my ability, and I never said I was a model. I have a very typical female figure and…

3 min.
mum's the word

“DID YOU HAVE GESTATIONAL DIABETES?” If the answer’s yes, that increases your risk of developing type 2 diabetes (T2D), due to being exposed to your mum’s high-blood glucose levels in the womb. Good to know: Doing at least 30 minutes of exercise five times a week reduces your T2D risk by 26 per cent. “WHEN DID YOU GO THROUGH THE MENOPAUSE?” If it was before age 45, you’re six times more likely to hit menopause earlier than the ‘average’ age of 51, too. Good to know: You can’t override your genes, but you can protect against the health risks associated with early menopause, including early onset osteoporosis and heart disease. Find out more at osteoporosis.org.au and heartfoundation.org.au. “DID GRANDMA SMOKE WHEN SHE WAS PREGNANT WITH YOU?” Your grandmother's smoking habit can bump up your asthma risk…

1 min.
this month’s best books

I Want To Be Confident by Harriet Griffey (Hardie Grant, $19.99). Confidence is a skill you can learn and this guide will show you how to overcome self-doubt and develop a secure and capable inner voice. There’s also advice on making good first impressions and dealing with anxiety. Switch Off by Angela Lockwood (Wiley, $27.95). Life a little frazzled and stressful? Slowing things down can actually help you take control of your career and build a lifestyle that supports your health. Here, you’ll learn how to recognise when you need a break and create daily habits that boost your energy. The Urban Farmer by Justin Calverley & Ceres (ABC Books, $39.99). Do you dream of growing your own fruits and vegetables, keeping chickens or creating a more sustainable life? This inspiring book…