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Good Health September 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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1 min.

COME OF AGE For anyone who has ever felt anxious about getting older (read: everyone), relax, you’ve come to the right place. This issue is full of women who, far from faltering as the years roll by, seem to get stronger, more fabulous and – the greatest skill of all – better at being themselves. First up, there’s our cover star, the wonderful Julia Morris, who laughs in the face of, well, just about everything. She argues that growing older is all about giving yourself permission to be your own greatest champion. After all, if you don’t who will? She’s had to face some incredible challenges in her life but, as writer Paul Ewart discovers, she always comes up smiling. Then there are the awesome ‘Super Agers’ in our feature on page 28. These…

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have your say

OVERCOMING ADVERSITY I would like to pass on my positive feedback to Good Health magazine. I have always been inspired by Kerri-Anne’s resilience, courage and determination. Reading her interview in the July issue taught me so much about overcoming adversity. She really is one of a kind. Thank you very much for such an insightful interview with one of Australia’s greats! – Michelle RELATABLE AND INTERESTING I loved your article on Amanda Keller (August issue). She is so relatable compared to many other celebrities. It was interesting to note that she has osteoarthritis, something I have recently been diagnosed with at 40. Having to mourn the loss of running and high impact, knee-related activities was hard on someone who has been active most of their life, along with the prospect of a knee replacement…

3 min.
off the hook

Your phone can be a useful tool while on holiday, holding boarding passes, trip itineraries, Airbnb reservations. For many of us, it’s indispensable for keeping in touch with loved ones at home and taking lots of souvenir snaps. But just as phones can encroach on your time in everyday life, so too can they take over your trip. If you’re truly wanting to get away from it all, then here are some smart ways to stop your phone hijacking your holiday. Remove temptation It’s time to get rearranging. Move practical apps, such as your camera, maps or a translation app, to your home screen. These are your ‘tools’ to use freely. You can even plan ahead by downloading maps or screenshotting information you know you’ll need. For apps that you can’t resist…

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health now

IN THE MOMENT Research suggests mindfulness may help those with tinnitus. The study looked at the effect of mindfulness-based cognitive therapy on 182 tinnitus patients – the largest study of patients with chronic tinnitus to date – for eight weeks, measuring their levels of psychological distress and tinnitus-related distress before and after the intervention. They found significant improvements across the board, with half the patients reporting less tinnitus-related distress. It’s thought that mindfulness may be effective because instead of trying to mask or avoid the noise, it trains people to stay present in the moment and accept the experience. Body balance What’s good enough for the heart may not be good enough for the brain – at least when it comes to dementia. Research published in the European Heart Journal found that having…

8 min.
out on a limb

For me it wasn’t depression it was an intense rip-someone’s-face-off aggression’ She’s Australia’s first lady of comedy. A laugh-a-minute legend for whom no topic is immune from the comedic treatment. During a fun and laughter-filled chat, Julia Morris relays her most intimate and heart-wrenching woes, all with a side of humour. It’s this refreshing openness and earthy honesty that are undoubtedly a big part of her appeal. “I hadn’t experienced anything like that at all until my menopause hit,” the 50-year-old tells Good Health of her recent mental health challenges. “But for me, it wasn’t depression, it was an intense rip-someone’s-face-off aggression. I’d be pretty patient until the end of the day and then I’d get enraged. I don’t think people-pleasing was helping either, I’d be like, ‘I won’t say anything, »…

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julia’s favourite things

HOLIDAY SPOT Port Douglas “No question! It has everything: an easy flight, laid-back, chic, the locals are kind… For me it’s the holiday mothership.” BEAUTY PRODUCT MAC Prep + Prime Fix+ “It’s a spray that you put on before moisturiser. It essentially makes your moisturiser last longer BAND Pink “She’s number one. Also, I’m a huge fan of Kate Miller-Heidke, Kate Ceberano and Tina Arena – I’d never get enough of her. She could move into my house!” TV SHOW The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel “I love it. Anyone who enjoyed Mad Men will love this. It’s just so beautiful to look at – a pleasure for the eyes.” PERFUME Paloma Picasso “I’ve worn it since my twenties, so I literally smell like I did back when I was younger.” FOOD Caramel slice “It has to have a proper biscuit base though. I’d love it once each week,…