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Good Health Choices Magazine NZ December 2018

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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just let it be

I know I don’t have to tell you guys how important exercise is for your body but did you know that your emotions need a good workout sometimes too? As a culture we often pride ourselves on being strong and stoic, not letting stuff get to us and if it does, certainly not letting anyone else know about it. It’s easy to think that being tough means being in control of your feelings at all times. But the truth is that we don’t always get to decide how we feel about situations – sometimes the mildest thing can make us miserable, if it reminds us of a past sadness or taps into a personal insecurity. What we can choose is what to do about it. And, as I discovered when…

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have your say

RELEVANT READING I look forward to buying your wonderful magazine each month and each month there are so many stories and tips that are relevant to me. I probably have 20 issues on the bookshelf and regularly go through them again, and each time find something else that I can put into practice. Thank you so much for being part of my life! Monique LOOKING ON THE BRIGHT SIDE I did a fair bit of head nodding while reading the November issue of Good Health. It said how important wellbeing at work is and to try and avoid stress, which can affect you both physically, emotionally and mentally. I have rheumatoid arthritis and I can say that, as a nurse, when it is stressful at work, my body lets me know with a hard…

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fair is fair

Sometimes it pays to outsource your chores rather than add to the to-do list Who did or didn’t empty the dishwasher, who last took out the bins, and who has to pick up the kids from school may seem like minor negotiations in a marriage, but they can have an outsize effect on the quality of your relationship. A working paper from the Harvard Business School and the University of British Columbia found that 25 per cent of people who were divorced named “disagreements about housework” as the top reason for separating. And, the paper found, those who spent more money on time-saving services, like cleaners, were more satisfied with their relationships, due in part because they were able to spend more quality time with their partners. Even if outsourcing the…

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health now

PUPPY LOVE There’s an evolutionary reason why we find puppies so cute. Researchers from Arizona State University’s canine-science laboratory found that it’s no accident that people consistently rate puppies as most attractive when they’re six to eight-weeks-old: it aligns with a crucial developmental milestone. At around eight weeks, mothers stop nursing their puppies, and once puppies are weaned, they rely on humans for survival. Evolution comes into play so that when puppies need us most, we’re most likely to find them irresistible. Stranger things Random acts of kindness are among the loveliest things in this world, and now a new study shows that helping strangers may relieve their pain more effectively than loved ones can. The study, published in the journal Royal Society of London B: Biological Sciences, had participants receive pain on…

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close & present kanoa

‘Being in the moment and taking some time to do something nice for yourself ’ Beside a sparkly pool in a swanky seaside suburb in Auckland, The Project co-host Kanoa Lloyd is hamming it up for the camera. “Welcome to my abode,” she jokes, “I always dress up like this before taking a quick dip!” Rocking the latest designer fashions might be one of her favourite perks of the job, but away from the camera, the down-to-earth presenter relishes the quiet life. You’re more likely to find her chilling at home with her husband, down at the beach with the dog, or relaxing with her nose in a book than Instagramming from social soirées. ‘I’VE CERTAINLY SHED SOME TEARS BUT YOU DON’T HAVE TO BE THE TOUGH GUY’ Quality downtime is a vital…

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kanoa’s top 5 low-carb staples

1 Kale, tomatoes and egg is a quick (and yum) option for breakfast or lunch. Stir-fried chopped kale in a pan, add halved cherry tomatoes and cook until they’re a bit squishy, push them to the side and cook an egg in the pan. 2 You can never go wrong with a big handful of tamari almonds. 3 Boring old chicken salad – made fun with a sprinkle of toasted mixed seeds and crumbled feta. 4 Cheese on ‘pretend’ crackers – actually slices of cucumber. 5 Pasta sauce on zoodles. If you don’t have a spiraliser, just slice them up DIY like I do!…