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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IDEAS & INSPIRATION • Social contact is key to maintaining good mental health. As the temperature drops, it’s time to stock up on a few essentials to get the most out of snowy social walks — starting with a sleek rechargeable handwarmer. These toasty gadgets are thin enough to slide comfortably into a mitt, so your hands won’t ever be left out in the cold.
SANJAY GUPTA WILL CHANGE YOUR MIND • Five easy ways to stave off cognitive decline. (It’s never too early to start!)
MADE TO MEASURE • Wearable fitness tech has hit the masses, with the global smartwatch market growing a staggering 20 percent in the first half of 2020. The big players upped their game, adding features that go way beyond tracking steps. They’re no small investment — but there’s huge value in having health info at your fingertips.
GO TO SEED • Chia is mild, versatile and chock-full of fibre.
GOING STRONG • In an excerpt from her poignant memoir, Christa Couture describes how unapologetic boldness became her superpower.
Q: Does what I eat affect my perimenopausal symptoms?
Q: How can I avoid injuries, aches and pains when I’m both working and working out from home?
Q: I’m looking to start 2021 off on the right foot, emotionally. How can I get on the right track, and stay there?
Q: I feel guilty every time I have to dip into my savings. How can I break this cycle?
KEEP CALM AND CARRY YARN • There may be no better time to pick up knitting than a pandemic winter. A recent study measured people’s heart rates while they were engaged in 20 popular hobbies and found that the rhythmic clickety-click of knitting needles resulted in the most relaxed state. For newbies, this entry-level kit from We Are Knitters has everything you need to create a super-cute beanie. Happy hobby-days!
TRY THIS AT HOME • We’re all spending more time within our own four walls. Wellness expert Jamie Gold shares the small changes you can make around the house to boost your physical and mental well-being.
EMBRACE the OUTDOORS SAFELY, and you’ll be HAPPIER and HEALTHIER, and have a whole lot more FUN this WINTER
ACCLIMATE LIKE A PRO • Tips for moving in and out of the cold
Choose Your Own Adventure
Suit Up • All the best gear to embrace the outdoors, no matter the conditions.
Women Year of the • MEET THE INSPIRING CANADIANS WHO SAW A NEED, STEPPED UP AND STEADILY TRANSFORMED LIVES.
The Best Health GIFT GUIDE • 59 ideas specially curated for this absolute rollercoaster of a year.
If there’s no dried-out turkey, nieces screaming, dogs barking & drunken fights over Taboo, is it even the holidays?
ONE FOR THE BOOKS • We could all use a little inspo in the kitchen right now. Wrap up any of these impressive new titles for the cook or baker in your life, and reap the delicious rewards.
A Holiday Game Plan SCALED DOWN, SPECIAL and STRESS FREE • The pandemic may have put big family gatherings and potlucks on ice, but holiday meals can still feel special (even if it’s your first time tackling one on your own!). Cookbook author Claire Tansey answers all your questions about how to make a...