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.
STANDING FIRM • In her feature, "Great Expectations" (page 48), writer Sanam Islam dives into a thorny topic: Why different generations can clash over boundary setting. For more advice, check out these titles.
FROM THE EDITOR
Trend Report • THERMAL THERAPY IS SO HOT RIGHT NOW
Take the plunge • FOUR CANADIAN HOT TUB AND SAUNA COMPANIES
In Conversation • FAMILY DOCTOR TARA KIRAN ON HOW WE MIGHT FIX CANADA’S PRIMARY-CARE CRISIS
WE HAVE YOUR BEST INTERESTS AT HEART
Eat More • BROTHY BEANS
Get Into It • BASKETBALL
Get Started • THE HEALTH BENEFITS OF BALLING OUT
Life Lesson • I FOUND HAPPINESS BY MICRODOSING MAGIC MUSHROOMS
Crash Course • HOW DOES PSILOCYBIN WORK INSIDE YOUR BRAIN?
VITALS • Melanie Brooks’s father was infected with HIV from contaminated blood in the mid-1980s. He decided to keep his illness a secret, and died 10 years later. Brooks’s candid memoir, A Hard Silence, looks at the consequences of her family’s secret-keeping and, in this excerpt, interrogates the stigma and discrimination that played into their decision to hide the truth.
Recipes • Based on the hit YouTube cooking show from professional U.S. soccer stars Ali Riley and Toni Pressley, Girls Gone Veg is a colourful celebration of plant-based recipes. Here are some of our fall-weather favourites from their new cookbook.
ASK AN EXPERT • CAN I GET ENOUGH PROTEIN FROM PLANT-BASED FOOD?
Goods • Grab-and-Go Booze-Free Drinks
POWER BOAT • The members of Dragons Abreast are united by friendship, determination—and a breast cancer diagnosis.
GREAT EXPECTATIONS • As millennials and Gen Z embrace therapy-speak and establish limits, their parents might wonder what’s going on. Here’s how to find family peace by setting—and respecting—firm boundaries.
PUTTING DOWN ROOTS • Judy Ning’s daily movement regime is heavy on manual labour: squatting and weeding, pushing wheelbarrows and harvesting veggies from her family’s small Prince Edward County farm.
WORTH A SHOT • Here’s why I’m getting the HPV vaccine as a 47-year-old mom of three. (A suddenly steamy sex life has a lot to do with it.)
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A mental-health app for Muslims • With Rūh, Omar Khan and Humeyra Nur Celebi bridge psychology and faith to make mental health care more accessible for Muslims