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Good Health Choices Magazine NZ

April 2019

Good Health Choices takes the guess work out of leading a healthy lifestyle. With nutrition advice, meal planners and pull out shopping lists, Good Health Choices is an essential tool for anyone wanting to lead a healthier, happier life.

New Zealand
Bauer Media Pty Ltd
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12 Issues


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do nothing

When was the last time you did nothing? No television, no phone, not cooking, cleaning, or any kind of ‘doing’, just sitting perfectly still and letting your mind wander?It’s the kind of moment that might creep up on us from time to time, but usually we’re quick to close it down. We can’t afford to be wasting time, after all. Actually, we can discovers journalist Jo Hartley in her story on page 118. In fact, she goes one better and says that more than just seeking out a sense of stillness, we should allow ourselves to get good old-fashioned bored.As children it seemed like a state we were always trying to stave off, but as adults it’s something we hardly ever feel. In this age of constant busyness, there…

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good health choices magazine nz

EDITORIAL Editor Nicky Dewe Creative Director Louise Thomson Feature Writers Monique McKenzie, Erin Fisher Senior Designer Kate van den Bergh Designers Artia Simamora, Archie Blohm Chief Sub Editor Michelle Joe Sub Editor Julia Braybrook Beauty Composed by beautyheaven.co.nz – Skincare editor Sarah Simpson, Makeup & fragrance editor Megan Bedford, Body & health editor Lucy Slight, Hair editor Phoebe Watt, Celebrity editor Amy Houlihan, 40+ editor Tracy Davis, beautyheaven editor Erin Berryman Contributors Penny Adams, Jules Armishaw, Yasmin Boland, Jaime Rose Chambers, Debbie Duncan, Paul Ewart, Nicola Feeney, Jennifer Garth, Lucy Gornall, Sonia Greenslade, Jo Hartley, Carolyn Haslett, Angie Humphreys, Miriama Kamo, Olivia Kirkpatrick, Christina Leon, Heidi Lindahl, Natalia Lubomirksi, Sarah Marinos, Lisa Matson, Trudie McConnochie, Melanie McGrice, Linda Music,…

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have your say

BODY AND MINDYour magazine is always so interesting and gets me thinking, I love it. I used to think that healthy eating was only good for your body and had never really considered that it could help with mental health too until I read the Sarah Wilson article about the link between food and mood. When I’m having a bad day I tend to eat more junk, but afterwards I usually feel even lower. I definitely think she’s onto something… – Claire PLANT POWERThere is so much about going plant-based that I agree with, but I’m not ready to commit to being fully vegetarian or vegan. After reading the article ‘The Rise of the Flexitarian’, I realised I can still make some changes without having to cut meat…

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everyday health

I just wanted to say how awesome the superfood recipe book is from the March issue. Sometimes when you see the word superfood, it’s all about those trendy things like acai, goji berries and turmeric, but I was so happy when I opened it up and it was all everyday ingredients you can find at the supermarket like oats and kumara. I have cut out quite a few of the recipes and can’t wait to try them out. – Sophie …

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write in and win!

This month’s star letter wins 16 packs of PECS coffee! PECS, which stands for Protein Enriched Coffee Solution, is New Zealand’s only premium protein-enriched coffee. Developed after two years of research with Auckland University, it is designed to increase protein intake incrementally without requiring a change in your routine. Following multiple trial runs, PECS coffee has perfected the blend to deliver more than 35 percent protein per serving, while retaining its benefits in boiling water. $15.90 each; pecscoffee.com…

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commitment conflict

Next time you’re about to say yes, use this as food for thought Many of us are quick to dismiss our own goals but will rush to help others achieve theirs. This means that we end up pushing our aspirations aside, not getting what we want out of life, and comparing ourselves to those people who seem to easily get jobs done and handle multiple things at once. Sound familiar?One reason attributed to overcommitment can be traced back to childhood. Traditionally, girls in particular have been raised to be helpful, accommodating, and polite. If they can help out, they are taught that they should, even if it pulls them away from something they’re already doing or wanted to do. If they don’t help, it often leads to feelings of…