Health & Fitness
Good Health

Good Health November 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

2 min.
be your best

Hello and welcome to your new-look Good Health magazine! You’ll see we’ve had a fresh spring makeover and changed up our regular sections so we can ensure that we’re bringing you everything you need to be the healthiest and happiest version of you. At Good Health we don’t believe that being healthy is something you do, but rather that it’s a fundamental part of the way you live your life. It’s not enough to eat your greens and work out five times a week if you’re feeling stressed, sleeping badly or neglecting your own needs while trying to juggle all the other demands in your life. To be healthy and happy you need to Be Informed, Be Nourished, Be Energised, Be Inspired and sometimes, take a moment to Simply Be. So…

2 min.
your say

BRUSHING UP ON WELLNESS Thanks so much for the Health IQ article (September 2017). I was reading through the questions thinking I was nailing them, but then read the answers and was shocked at how many I got wrong. It was good to refresh my knowledge on things you think are so simple, but are really important. Big lessons learned here! – Jess PUTTING HEALTH FIRST I’ve always been a fan of Good Health and would regularly buy a copy. Unfortunately this year I’ve experienced health issues which have seen me become a longterm hospital patient. This experience has brought home the importance of our often-taken-for-granted health. I just received my first issue of Good Health via subscription (October 2017) and have read it cover to cover in my hospital bed. It’s been the…

2 min.
don’t ask me...

We have a finite amount of brain dedicated to making space decisions A choice too far... Do you ever get the feeling, after a busy day at work or running around after children, or both, that if you’re asked to make another decision your brain might just explode? It’s sometimes the reason why having to decide what’s for dinner can be a step too far. Well, it turns out it’s a real phenomenon – it’s called decision fatigue. According to experts at Florida State University, it’s the reason so many normally logical, rational people end up making silly, snap decisions when things end up in the too hard basket. We’re lacking the mental energy for our brain to go through the convoluted process it has to negotiate each time it has to…

6 min.
health now

‘It’s making sure you’re active throughout the day’ BACK TO BASICS We lead such busy lives that it can be easy to let certain things go. A survey of more than 10,000 Australian women found that 60 per cent of us don’t meet the recommended 2.5 hours of physical activity a week because we’re too tired or just can’t find the time. The real problem, according to survey director Dr Helen Brown, is that we think being active means going for a 10km run or slogging it out at the gym. HER ADVICE? Go back to the basics. “Physical activity is not about that; it’s just making sure you’re active throughout the day, like using the stairs instead of the lift,” she says. Breathe easy It’s the season for warm and windy days, but add…

1 min.
recipes for life

As we age, our chances of developing diseases like Alzheimer’s increase – but the good news is that our diet can play a big part in protecting our health. Beloved cook and author Maggie Beer says the best time to start looking ahead to our future health is now. With inspiration taken from the Mediterranean and Okinawan diets, Maggie’s Recipe for Life features recipes with a wide variety of brain-protecting foods like vitamin-rich vegetables, fermented foods, oily fish, good fats, and nuts and seeds. A believer in balance, Maggie includes all food groups in her dishes, including healthy alternatives for sweet treats and white flour – as well as lifestyle tips to help care for your body and mind as you age. Developed with leading Alzheimer’s researcher Professor Ralph Martins,…

6 min.
little miss sunshine

‘I’M A VERY PROUD CRAP HOUSEWIFE. IT IS A BADGE I WEAR WITH PRIDE’ Every woman needs Jessica Rowe on speed dial. Relentlessly sunny and unflinchingly honest, the Studio 10 presenter is the girlfriend everyone should call on for solace, wisdom and wine after a soul-destroying day. Admittedly, you’d have to sit amid piles of laundry and scattered toys if you visited her home, and you’d likely have to settle for burnt toast if you were hungry – cooking is not the self-proclaimed Crap Housewife’s strong suit – but you’d leave feeling better about the world than when you arrived. “I’m a very proud Crap Housewife – it’s a badge I wear with pride,” says Jessica, whose regular posts of spag bol and tinned spaghetti on toast make this anti-Martha Stewart…