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.
Recently, on a particularly dreary winter morning, I got to wondering, Why do I so often feel like garbage at the start of the day? (Surely it shouldn’t begin this way.)
COLD THERAPY PUTS SURPRISE BREAKOUTS ON ICE
TRY THESE CRYOTHERAPY TREATMENTS AT HOME
DR. KIM EDWARDS ON HOW MENTAL HEALTH GYMS CAN TRANSFORM OUR EMOTIONAL WELL-BEING
Eat More RUTABAGA
SKILLET COTTAGE PIE WITH MASHED RUTABAGA
YOUR SEX LANGUAGE
HOW TO MAKE YOUR PARTNER FEEL LOVED
PELOTON APP’S RUNNING CLASSES
THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN LONELINESS AND BEING ALONE
I NEED TO WORK WITH HEADPHONES ON. WILL IT SCREW UP MY HEARING?
Do It for the Climate JUST EGG
HOW YOUR PARTNER AFFECTS YOUR HEALTH
HOW TO THAW YOUR FROZEN SHOULDER
Rise and Shine • How to make the most of your winter mornings
Stirred, Not Shaken • If you need to use an alarm, consider these options
Fully Wired • How much caffeine is in your favourite morning beverage?
Rising Stars • How celebs hack their mornings
Night Moves • How a swing-shift nurse gets going
Tieghan Gerard became a teenage social-media sensation after teaching herself how to cook, style and photograph incredibly tasty food. Her new cookbook, Half Baked Harvest: Everyday, features the comfort classics with a healthy twist that made her famous. Here are three to try.
Best Health’s Favourite Comfort Food Recipes • Spanish-Style Eggs
Vegan BLT Soup
Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese
Goods • 35 Items to Bring on the Calm
GUT FEELING • Women are more likely to suffer from digestive disorders than men are. So why is it so difficult to get a diagnosis?
BODY TALK • In aesthetic sports like figure skating, female athletes experience so much body shaming it’s tantamount to emotional abuse. Here’s how skaters, coaches and mental health experts are working together to finally change the damaging practice.
WINTER OLYMPIANS ON BODY IMAGE “I CONSIDER MYSELF LUCKY.” • Short track speed skater Competing in the Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games
“I DIDN'T THINK ABOUT BODY IMAGE UNTIL I BECAME AN ELITE ATHLETE.” • Two-time Paralympian (2014, 2018) Competing in the Beijing 2022 Paralympic Winter Games
“I LOOKED PHENOMENAL, BUT I FELT ABSOLUTELY TERRIBLE.” • Bobsleigh pilot Competing in the Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games
“I WAS JUST TRYING TO BE PERFECT.” • Alpine skier, three-time Olympian (2010, 2014, 2018) Competing in the Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games
“I WORRIED ABOUT HOW PEOPLE VIEWED ME MY WHOLE CAREER.” • Four-time Olympian (1992, 1994, 1998, 2002) Two gold medals and one bronze in long track speed skating
BUYER BEWARE • Tara McKenna, the Toronto-based evangelist for low-waste living, shows us how to rein in our consumption habits and learn to live with less by taking a no-buy-month challenge. It’s easier than it sounds.
Karen Kim • The owner of Toronto’s Binu Binu Soap House has created a modern ode to Korean bath culture