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.
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Visit besthealthmag.ca for the latest wellness tips you need to know! • When it’s too cold to leave your quarters, it can be all too easy to get a case of the blues. Not to worry! We’ve gathered a few feel-good tips and activities that don’t require you to set foot – er, snowboot – outdoors.
FLOWER POWER • According to a study of 147 women at Rutgers University in New Jersey, women who received flowers reported both a lift in mood and a lessening of anxiety. Just sayin’…
A POSE FOR YOUR WOES • Whether you’re overbooked or overindulged (or both), there’s a pose for that. We asked Kate Gillespie, a yoga instructor and legacy ambassador for Lululemon, to impart her yogi wisdom to soothe what ails us.
GEAR GURU • We believe that the right workout gear can make a difference in getting you to the gym, and we live by that. Here’s what to look for to pick the perfect pair of leggings.
MARIE KONDO YOUR FRIDGE FOR BETTER EATING
GREEN SWAP: PLANT-BASED BREAKFASTS • Food production accounts for one-quarter of greenhouse gas emissions, and meat accounts for more than half of those emissions. The easiest way to have a feel-good meal is to swap in a plant-based alternative.
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HOW TO BUILD A BETTER BRAIN • Eat your way to a healthier noggin
GIVE YOUR BUSY LIFESTYLE A BOOST • Ester-C® Energy Boost delivers high-quality vitamin C to help keep you going.
BEST ADVICE QA • My depression has left me lethargic. What foods can help with energy?
Explore GOTHENBURG • For the eco-friendly traveller, it doesn’t get any greener than Gothenburg, the Swedish city that’s been named the “world’s most sustainable destination” by the Global Destination Sustainability Index. This city of 564,000 is a popular Nordic vacation spot filled with pretty canal-lined streets, thoughtful local cuisine and endless outdoor adventures.
NETFLIX & KNIT • Purls of wisdom we can get behind: Research shows leisure activities, like knitting, are associated with lower blood pressure and perceptions of better physical function, among other wellness boosts.
A MORNING PERSON • If you don’t bounce out of bed in the morning, join the club. Most of us hit the snooze button, wake up feeling groggy and drag ourselves through the motions of those morning hours. But it doesn’t have to be this way. Our experts reveal the secrets to becoming an early bird.
the boomers’ disease • Liver disease may affect as many as a quarter of Canadians – and it’s on the rise. One of the most common forms is Hepatitis C – the so-called Boomers’ Disease because of its high rate of prevalence in this cohort. Here’s what you need to know to protect yourself.
THE lustful MARRIAGE • World-renowned sex therapist Dr. Ruth shares her top tips for getting back that lusting feeling
TAKE THE PRESSURE OFF • Hypertension is a major health risk that you can get under control
Look GOOD do better • With one eye on sustainability and the other on social...