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Best HealthBest Health

Best Health

February/March 2019

Best Health magazine is dedicated to helping you “Look Great, Get Healthy, Eat Well and Embrace Life.” A new magazine from Reader’s Digest, it brings an inspiring voice to today’s contemporary Canadian woman. It’s filled with the latest health news, fitness tips, relationship and weight loss advice. Best Health stands apart with inspiring and approachable healthy lifestyle information on all aspects of your life. It’s like a day at the spa, not a trip to the clinic. You’ll appreciate its cutting-edge, no-nonsense information, delivered in the warm, upbeat tone of a well-informed friend.

Country:
United States
Language:
English
Publisher:
Readers Digest Canada
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“i wish i had more energy”

Editor-in-ChiefFollow me on@bestbeth2MAN, I’D BE RICH IF I HAD A NICKEL FOR EVERY time I uttered those words! What about you? Know the feeling?A lack of energy seems to be the scourge of the 21st century. We’re all just so darned pooped. Many of us don’t sleep well at night and then multitask all day. And our so-called “after-work” hours? They’re also crammed with errands for family and commitments to friends.What’s a woman to do?For starters, breathe. Then read this issue of Best Health, which is brimming with ideas to help you find more energy by making simple tweaks to your day.If you’re an early bird, take advantage of our fitness expert’s advice on how to exercise in the a.m. for more energy all day long (page 21). Certified athletic…

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COLD COMFORTI wanted to thank you for always providing motivation and tips to become more active and healthy! I especially loved the article on how to deal with dry winter skin since I’m always on the lookout for skincare hacks! Best Health is my go-to magazine because you feature realistic expectations and real people. You promote being healthy, not just skinny, which is very important in today’s society.MEGHAN VANDENBUSSCHEAs a retired-women in my 60s, I’m after a “dating look” rather than a “dated look.” I love to keep abreast of what’s new in the beauty world and the “Patriot Acts” lets me know which Canadian company I can support with my purchases.DEB ROSSBESTIESAfter years of reading magazines, I found my love, which is Best Health. But waiting every two months…

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say yes to strong joints!

Say yes to strong joints!Remember the days when the sounds of snap, crackle and pop came from your cereal and not from your knees? You’re not alone: Many people suffer from pain, stiffness and reduced mobility in joints as they age, especially in the hips and knees. However, staying physically active only grows more important with age, reducing the risk of everything from diabetes, stroke and heart attack to cancer.The bottom line is that aches and pains shouldn’t stop you from enjoying a healthy, active lifestyle. Here are some steps you can take to help protect your joints, stay healthy and feel great.Pace yourselfOne of the best things you can do for your joints is to regularly move your body. As they say, an object in motion stays in motion.…

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THE ANXIETY ADVANTAGEPsychologist Alicia H. Clark explains how we can use our worries to change things for the better in Hack Your Anxiety (Sourcebooks, $23). Here are three ways your stress can be a strength:1. IT CAN MOTIVATE YOUSure, anxiety can lead to burnout if you let yourself run the same worrying loop day in and day out, but when you listen to your anxiety, it can be an invitation to do something new. Always stressed about deadlines at work? Your anxiety can inspire you to come up with new processes that will help you stay ahead.2. IT CAN HELP YOU FIND YOUR FOCUSClark uses the example of driving during a storm to illustrate how worry compels you to direct all your attention on what matters. In a world where…

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best » fitness news

Thick straps and a moisture-wicking fabric make this sports bra a comfy fit.WINNERS CROSS.BACK SPORTS BRA, $25Whether you’re hitting Zumba or a spin class, these leggings have four-way stretch and side-panel pockets to keep you moving.JOE FRESH PURPLE ACTIVE LEGGINGS, $29This comfy tee has long sleeves with thumbholes and an open-air tie-together back to take you from the frigid outdoors to a sweaty gym class.GAPFIT BREATHE TIE.BACK T.SHIRT, $50GET GYM-READYGetting geared up for fitness shouldn’t break the bank. Try these budget-friendly gems.BUNDLE UP WITHOUT BULKWhen you’re heading out on the slopes, you’ll want to be warm without feeling weighed down. Columbia’s heat-reflective technology has taken warmth to the next level with the new Omni-Heat 3D, a heat-reflective lining that’s raised to create an air gap between you and the fabric…

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5 ways with … a resistance band

1 SIDE SQUATLoop the band in a circle around your ankles, then step to the side and lower into a squat. Stand up again, and repeat in the opposite direction.2 STANDING PUSHUPLoop the band around your back. Grasp the ends at shoulder level and extend your arms in front of you, pushing outward.3 OVERHEAD PRESSSit on the centre of the band. Grasp the ends at either side of your ears and push straight up.4 SEATED ROWSit on a bench, with your legs outstretched and the band looped around your feet. Grasp the ends at your sides and squeeze your shoulder blades together as you pull back.5 LAT PULL-DOWNWrap the band around a beam, bar or sturdy tree branch above your head. Grasp the ends with your arms extended above your…

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