Health & Fitness
Good Health

Good Health May 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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12 Issues

in this issue

2 min.
take it slow

In the past few decades, technological advancements have made a huge impact on healthcare and the way that we are able to treat illnesses. And while none of us would want to turn back the clock on that, there is another side to this rapid rate of change and the effect it is having on us humans. Some experts have dubbed this era the ‘age of anxiety’ because the pace at which we live in this globalised, interconnected, ‘always on’ world leaves many of us feeling like our heads are permanently spinning. There is always more you could be doing, and if, like me, you’re naturally prone to bouts of FOMO, then when can you ever switch off? We need better strategies for coping with our new reality and we need…

2 min.
have your say

SWEET AND DELICIOUS Just had to write as I was so excited to see the sweet potato recipes in the March edition of Good Health. Sweet potatoes are so delicious and healthy to eat, I adore them. As soon as my edition of Good Health arrived I set to making the sweet potato bake with spinach and pine nuts. I decided to make two - one for me and one for the grandchildren. The final dish was amazing, tasty, healthy and best of all the littlies adored it and requested it again. You’re onto a winner with these recipes, thank you from the bottom of my stomach! – Jan STAR LETTER BACK TO BASICS I really liked your recent article on Dr Libby Weaver and her belief that we live with nutritional confusion. Society…

2 min.
powering   down

Australians spend 2.5 hours on average each day on their phone Picked up your phone just to check it only to emerge an hour and a half later? Or have you found your catch-ups with friends involve more screen time than conversation? You’re not alone. A report by Huawei found that the average Australian spends 2.5 hours a day on their phones, and two out of five say damaging their phone would be more upsetting than being cancelled on by friends. Need to get your habits under control? Here are some tips from Catherine Price, author of How to Break Up With Your Phone. YOUR TOOL KIT TAKING A BREAK 1 Reframe the way you think about spending time apart from your phone. It’s not about denying yourself pleasure – that’s a surefire way…

8 min.
health now

Students reported a drop in stress after cuddling dogs Sweet thing Thinking of starting a family? A new study in the journal Epidemiology says it may be worth cutting back on sugar-sweetened beverages like soft drinks or energy drinks. The study followed almost 4000 women living in North America and just over 1000 of their male partners. For women, drinking sugar-sweetened beverages was associated with a 25 per cent lower fecundability – the average probability that you’ll get pregnant in a monthly cycle. For men, the drop was even lower – down 33 per cent. A DOG’S LIFE Therapy dog sessions are gaining popularity on university campuses worldwide, especially before exam time. Now researchers from the University of British Columbia have found that even a single drop-in session where students cuddle dogs can boost…

1 min.
treat yourself for mother’s day

Step into the new season in comfort and style with some boots from FRANKiE4. The metallic BRiDGET aims to alleviate plantar fasciitis, forefoot, arch and heel pain, $299.95 . frankie4.com.au Change up your style with a Saben Frankie bag, $449 , from David Jones. With a twist of Italian mandarin and top notes of Seabreeze Accord, drift away with this White Tea Fragrance Gift Set from Elizabeth Arden. Eau de Toilette spray and Pure Indulgence Body Cream, $50 . Brighten your day with a Spotty Square Scarf from Country Road, $99.95 .…

3 min.
life hacks

THE GOOD OIL To keep your cooking healthy, a reusable mister or spray bottle is a convenient way to avoid drenching your salad in dressing or overdoing the amount of oil into your pan. You can fill sprayers with your favourite oils, vinegars, and citrus juices then spritz till you’ve given your food just the right amount of flavour. A refillable, non-aerosol sprayer doesn’t use chemical propellants so it’s ecofriendly and it helps to make a little go a long way. SHIELDING YOUR SKIN We should be protecting our skin against UV rays every day – whether it’s rain, hail or shine. But if you have sensitive skin, some suncreens can cause redness and irritation which can be enough to put you off. If this is you, don’t skip this part of your…