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.
FROM THE EDITOR • Last spring, in lockdown and with the walls of my condo closing in on me day by day, I became determined to reaquaint myself with riding on two wheels.
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WANT A FEEL-GOOD WORKOUT? MIGHT AS WELL JUMP
MONTREAL’S HOUSE OF BOUNCE SHOWS YOU HOW TO JUMP START YOUR ROUTINE
FORMER MP CELINA CAESAR-CHAVANNES ON DROPPING THE GLOVES AND WRITING A BOOK THAT HEALS
Eat More ROMANESCO
ROASTED ROMANESCO WITH LEMON-CAPER GREMOLATA
HOW DO I AVOID PASSING MY FOOD ISSUES ON TO MY KID?
A FACIAL CLEANSING BRUSH
We Also Tried This A GUA SHA TOOL
CRUSH THOSE WORK-FROMHOME HEADACHES AND PAINS
HOCKEY LEGENDTURNED-HEALTHCARE WORKER HAYLEY WICKENHEISER’S VIEW FROM THE FRONT LINES
KEEPING MOTIVATED THROUGH COVID-19
Spring Cleaning for Your Mind • It was a long winter. Here’s how to declutter and find some joy.
HIT THE RESET BUTTON
Feeling a tad resentful? Time to let it all go • Alejandra Proaño, a registered clinical ounsellor and anger-management specialist based in Vancouver, shares how
In her breezy new cookbook, Simply Julia, food activist and podcast host Julia Turshen proves that there isn’t one way to define healthy recipes—or comfort food. See what she means with these spring-y, veg-forward dishes
Seven Meaningful Conversation Prompts
Goods • 37 Ways to Go Green This Spring
JOY RIDS • More women than ever are cycling as a way to increase cardio, improve mental health, connect with nature, be social and, at this particular moment in time, feel a little bit freer.
DO I REALLY NEED PADDED SHORTS?
CHOOSE THE RIGHT BiKE FOR YOU
FIND A HELMET THAT DOES ITS JOB
COAST IN TO THESE AWESOME WOMEN-RUN BIKE SHOPS
RECOVER, TO RIDE AGAIN
THE DOCTOR WILL HEAR YOU NOW • THE MEDICAL SYSTEM TREATS A LOT OF WOMEN’S ILLNESSES AS UNEXPLAINED MYSTERIES. IN THIS EXCERPT FROM HER NEW BOOK, PAIN AND PREJUDICE, GABRIELLE JACKSON SHOWS THAT THE REAL PROBLEM MAY BE AN INABILITY TO LISTEN.
THE MONEY PROBLEM
THREE CANADIAN HOSPITALS JOIN FORCES TO PRIORITIZE WOMEN'S HEALTH
Where did all the money go? • WOMEN HAVE BEEN DROPPING OUT OF THE LABOUR FORCE AT AN ALARMING RATE. IT’S HARDLY BEEN A CHOICE. WITH FINANCIAL EQUITY BEING THE KEY TO SECURITY, SAFETY AND BETTER HEALTH, WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE?
THREE EXPERTS ON HOW TO BUILD UP SOME GREEN ONCE YOU’RE OUT OF THE RED
THE GOING DISTANCE • Will we fall back quickly into the give and take that meaningful human exchange demands? Or have we lost things to that six-foot gulf that has separated us for more than a year?
THE COMEBACK • Not just for sun-dappled TikTok teens, roller skating is a majorly delightful, nostalgic workout. So give your runners a break and let the good times (ahem) roll.