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Good Health Choices Magazine NZ October 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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try, try again

Do you know how to fail? It might sound like a strange skill to wish for, but as writer Trudie McConnochie discovers on page 106, being willing to stuff up could be the key to a life well led. Of course it’s terrifying to tackle a new task with no guarantees that you’ll be any good at it – and nowhere to hide if you’re not – but the alternative might be worse. When we studiously avoid failure, we wind up ‘keeping small’. This means not dreaming big (or at all) and not putting ourselves on the line for things we really want or believe in. For some people, fear of failure takes on a different guise. You know those folk who seem to be nailing it – furiously ticking off…

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have your say

LOVELY LORRAINE I loved reading about Lorraine Downes in your September issue. I think her outlook on life is inspirational, especially after going through something as traumatic as losing her partner. I think it’s great that she makes time for healthy routines that boost body and soul – as women, we often put our needs last but it’s so important to look after ourselves too! I also agree with what she said about trusting her gut instincts, and that’s something I believe comes with age, and getting to a point where you know yourself well. – Claire LIFE CHANGING I just wanted to write a quick email to say thank you so much for your magazine. Recently I have found it hard to cope with everyday life so I had a few days off…

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talk of the town

This complex implicitly encourages wellbeing ONE EXCITING AREA IS IN BUILT ENVIRONMENTS THAT SUPPORT A HEALTHY LIFESTYLE As the world wakes up to the importance of everyday wellness, governments around the globe are beginning to invest more in practical ways to improve the wellbeing of their populations. One exciting area of change is in the creation of built environments that naturally support a healthy lifestyle. In the UK, the National Health Service (NHS) has introduced a Healthy New Towns programme, with a plan to create 10 campuses in commuter locations around the country, especially designed for living well. This would mean positive steps like creating fast food-free zones around schools, easy routes for commuting via walking and cycling, and care services embedded in the community so that seniors can live independently…

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health now

IN A SENSE A team of researchers from the UK and the US analysed data from 5500 British women over 20 years, looking at how their ability to taste phenylthiocarbamide (PTC) – a chemical that presents as either completely tasteless or extremely bitter – could influence cancer risk. They found those women who had the highest bitter-taste sensitivity (classed as ‘supertasters’) had a 58 per cent higher risk of developing cancer, compared to women who couldn’t taste PTC at all. Tip the scales For those who are overweight or obese, losing a little weight can help, but new research supports the idea that the biggest gains come from losing a lot. The study, published in the Mayo Clinic Proceedings, followed almost 8000 overweight or obese people, and tested the association of long-term weight…

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come rain or shine

‘WE’RE ALL TRYING TO DO OUR BEST AND SOMETIMES YOU FEEL LIKE IT’S A GOOD DAY’ ‘It’s important to tap in to what makes you feel more relaxed’ On the day One News weather presenter Renee Wright meets with Good Health and Wellbeing for lunch, she greets everyone with a bear hug and quickly apologises for being in her “embarrassing” gym gear. Her morning has been the usual rush of getting the family organised and out the door on time, and recently there’s been the added worry of a son in a thigh-high cast following a skiing incident. Life’s busy to say the least, but despite the hectic pace, Renee’s relaxed and down-to-earth approach means she’s learnt to take things as they come. “With three small children, there’s always a curveball in…

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renee’s world

ON MORNING MADNESS My top life hack? Make the kids’ lunchboxes the night before. If for whatever reason I don’t manage this it’s a nightmare in the morning before school. I like to clean out the lunchboxes as soon as they come home from school too – I have no idea what happens to them in that timeframe but they are always so funky – it’s not for the faint-hearted! ON UNFLATTERING CAMERA ANGLES We had a set change recently and one of the cameras must have been arranged by someone thinking solely of the map and not the presenter. It was like when you open the camera on your phone and it’s on selfie mode and you look like you’ve got 12 chins! After you’ve been on telly a while you actually…