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Good Health Choices Magazine NZ November 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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good on you

A few weeks ago, I won Editor of the Year at the 2018 Webstar Magazine Media Awards. I can’t tell you how excited I was to hear my name called out and to step up on stage to collect my prize. Typically I’m not one to pat myself on the back much. I have an innate fear that if I allow myself to feel too pleased I will immediately be met with some kind of disastrous humiliation. Pride comes before a fall, after all. For this reason I’m much more at home when judging my efforts with a critical eye, always looking for ways that I could have done better. But one of the things I’ve learned from this very magazine is that it’s really important to celebrate your achievements.…

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have your say

ALL BASES COVERED I love when each issue of Good Health comes out. It’s so nice to pick up a magazine that covers all aspects of health – physical, mental, emotional and spiritual too. The articles are always really encouraging as well. Every time I get to the end of a mag I feel inspired and have lots of new ideas for positive changes I can make myself. Jenny GREAT ARTICLE What an awesome magazine! You’ve done it again in your October issue, especially your article ‘Epic Fail’. Highlighting Einstein’s quote, “Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new” – how true, yet we forget no matter what age we are. ‘Take it slowly’ is my favourite part of the article. As Trish points out, we all have different levels…

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have you heard…

Many of us are listening to podcasts to while away our commute, distract us at the gym, or even lull us to sleep. And with more than half a million podcasts out there, we’re certainly spoiled for choice! Here are the wellness-themed podcasts we’ve been tuning into lately. 1 The Slow Home Podcast If you need some help learning to unwind and create a less hectic life then Brooke McAlary is your lady. The author of Slow: Simple Living for a Frantic World has lots of great techniques for teaching us to cool our jets and simplify the way we live. From daily mindfulness to slow relationships, you’ll find it at slowyourhome.com. 2 The BodyLove Project We’re all about body positivity, but it can be hard to put into practice. Enter registered dietitian Jessi…

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health now

WALK IT OFF Moving more is often recommended for those at risk of congestive heart failure – where the heart isn’t pumping blood as well as it should be. And a study from the University of Buffalo in New York found that walking may be especially beneficial for older women. Researchers looked at the data from just over 35,000 postmenopausal women. They found that for each additional 30-45 minutes of exercise, the risk of developing heart failure was reduced by nine per cent – and the intensity of exercise didn’t matter. Researchers say that because length matters more than intensity, walking is an especially good treatment – not only does it show a protective association with heart failure, it’s also by far the most commonly reported physical activity in older adults. Going…

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strength of purpose

The rain might be lashing at the windows and the wind whistling but at 6am every morning Lisa Carrington is awake and ready to go. After fuelling up with a quick bowl of muesli or a couple of pieces of toast, it is time for her first stint on the water. The champion kayaker trains daily on Lake Pupuke, near her home on Auckland’s North Shore, and it has to be terrible weather for her to consider missing a session and staying indoors. ‘WE GET UP IN WINDY, RAINY, COLD WEATHER AND DO THE WORK’ It’s all part of the job when you’re a gold medal-winning athlete, says Lisa. “Maybe that’s what makes us good at what we do because we get up in whatever weather – windy, rainy, cold – and…

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paddling to success

HALBERG AWARDS Lisa was officially crowned our queen of sport in 2017. The elite canoeing champion won the 2016 sportswoman of the year before c aiming the supreme Halberg Award. ON THE PODIUM At the Rio Olympics 2016, the elite athlete won gold in the K1 200m and bronze in the K1 500m, becoming the first New Zea and woman to c aim multiple medals at an Olympics. ABOUT ROWING The Ohope-born sportswoman, who’s now based in Auck and, trains daily. Lisa has dominated the K1 200m c ass since her very first world championships in 2011. FLYING THE FLAG Winning her first Olympic gold in 2012, and the holder of six consecutive world championship titles, Lisa was also New Zea and’s f ag bearer at the Rio 2016 closing ceremony.…