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.
I’M GRINNING FROM EAR TO EAR
keto, YOUR WAY • IF THE KETO DIET HAS BECOME A WAY OF LIFE FOR YOU OR YOUR FAMILY, FOLLOWING THIS DAILY REGIMEN WILL MAKE HITTING YOUR NUTRIENT GOALS A WHOLE LOT EASIER.
SUMMER SIPPERS • Cutting back on sugar? We applaud your efforts. Here’s a tip: the best place to start is with your beverages. Among Canadians, drinks top the chart of sugar consumption. But don’t worry, we’ve got plenty of streamlined suggestions.
5 SUPPLEMENTS THAT EVERY WOMAN NEEDS • Naturopathic doctor and Renew Life Canada spokesperson, Sara Celik, reveals the key supplements that optimize women’s health. For easy shopping, we included our go-to brands.
5 WAYS WITH A… MEDICINE BALL • A medicine ball is your old-school tool for full-body conditioning. Geoff Wintonyk, a senior instructor at Fit Factory Fitness, shows us how to use a medicine ball, with moves that can be performed by anyone, whether you’re a gym newbie or total pro.
POWER POTION • Collagen is being touted as the elixir of wellness, improving everything from skin to digestion. Still not sure what it is? We got the 411 from Leah Gerrard-Cole, founder of Sproos Collagen.
HOW GROSS IS YOUR… TOOTHBRUSH HOLDER?
BLOCK PARTY • You know the drill: Before heading outdoors, cover up! Here’s our editor-approved collection of SPF products. We promise, there’s something for everyone!
FUEL UP for fun! NUTRITION HELP FOR SPORTY KIDS • Physical activity and healthy eating go hand in hand with sporty kids. Carol Harrison, Registered Dietitian and mom of three athletic kids, answers questions about eating well when your kids are on the run.
RUNNING ON EMPTY • Your bad habits may be impacting your long-term health in critical ways. If you see yourself in any of these 10 scenarios, perhaps the time has come for a reset.
THIS ISSUE: MANAGING STRESS • There’s no avoiding the pressures of modern life, but that doesn’t mean you have to become its victim. Here’s how to use meditation to win the strain drain
HEAD FIRST • We think of first aid for boo-boos and broken bones, but never brains. That’s all changing, and writer Bonnie Schiedel took the course to prove it. Here’s her account of a crash course in mental wellness.
FAST AS YOU CAN • Have scientists discovered the key to WEIGHT LOSS, longevity and better brain health through the simple act of FASTING? It sounds too good to be true, so we asked health writer Kate Daley to explore the views behind the news. Here’s what she found.
MESSING WITH METABOLISM
WHO SHOULD NOT FAST?
SAVE OUR KIDS, STOP THE ANTI-VAXXERS • Lessons from abroad: Trust in immunizations is dangerously low in Europe, and it’s wreaked havoc on public health
VISION QUEST • As the brains behind BonLook, Sophie Boulanger is disrupting the eyewear industry, one cool pair of glasses at a time
A DAY IN THE LIFE
IT’S SHOULDER SEASON • You ready? We can help!
New York State of Mindful • Here’s how to wind up, and down, in the Big Apple
LOVIN’ SPOONFUL • Turmeric is the superhero spice that’s...