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Fend off cold and flu season
Vitamin C helps your body absorb iron and boosts your immune system, which is especially important during cold and flu season. For recipes high in vitamin C, visit besthealthmag.ca/vitaminC.
Get active despite the chilly temperatures. Our roundup of fitness gear can help you stay warm, whether you’re simply on your way to the gym or getting outside for a run. See our picks at besthealthmag.ca/wintergear.
New & Now
The truth about red wine ‘ Why is charcoal showing up as an ingredient in beauty products? ‘ How to keep your pet safe and warm ‘ Step It Up! Try this stretch ‘ Meet the fittest woman on earth ‘ Try this fibre- and protein-packed smoothie ‘ Some new moms are into a trend that could be dangerous ‘ Watching your weight? TV could help’or hurt ‘ There’s hope on the way for type 1 diabetes sufferers ‘ Swap & Drop™ Food Court ‘ Jamie Oliver is lending his voice to school nutrition in Canada ‘ Trend: ‘Cheer Fitness’
Best Health Challenge
32 Come On, Canada! Be inspired by stories of people across the country who get active to support a cause. We want to hear from you, too! Send us your pictures and stories of a physical challenge you took on for charity.
Online bonus: Read about Claudia Paez and her 30K cycling challenge to raise money for the MS Society of Canada.
34 A Physiotherapist’s Advice Tips for using K-Tape to soothe muscle injuries and soreness.
38 2014 Gift Guide Pretty and practical gift ideas.
40 Beauty Bar Our roundup of makeup, skincare and hair-care picks.
42 Blurred Lines Products to help you get flawless skin.
44 Powder Play Winter sports gear: Stay warm with these hot looks.
50 Staff-Tested We got to be mixologists with some innovative skincare systems.
51 Feel-Good Beauty Companies that help you get gorgeous and give back.
55 Future of Fragrance Changes are afoot in the world of perfumery. Plus: A roundup of beautiful new scents for the holiday season.
62 2014 Gift Guide Great ideas for healthy living.
64 Itchy & Flaky? Psoriasis can wreak havoc on your life, but there is help.
66 10-Minute Tuneups™ Boost your mood with this quick cardio workout.
70 Soothe Your Stress How to be truly happy during what can be a high-maintenance season.
Online bonus: Relax with these 10 easy stress relievers.
72 A Doctor’s Advice Facts about high blood pressure.
74 How to Get More Done Tips to help you accomplish more without losing it.
78 Best Remedy Can’t sleep? Here are some products that can help.
Online bonus: Find more ways to battle insomnia.
82 2014 Gift Guide Lots of festive ideas for foodies.
85 Quick Fixes Dinners you can get on the table in less than 30 minutes.
Online bonus: For other quick and healthy recipes, visit besthealthmag.ca/recipes.
89 Sauce It Up! Add new flavours with these picks from the international food aisle.
90 Swap & Drop™ Tired of the same old thing? Here are ways to mix up your pantry.
92 Simple Elegance Chef Paul Finkelstein’s fresh twists on classic holiday fare.
99 A Dietitian’s Advice Sue Mah shares her go-to recipes for crowd-pleasing, healthy appetizers.
102 Portion Checker™ How healthy are those health-food-store munchies? We checked them out.
106 2014 Gift Guide There’s something here for everyone on your list.
108 Love: True or False? Take our quiz to find out if it’s the real deal.
113 DIY Gifts Our crafty Art Director shares three homemade ideas.
Online bonus: Try our DIY gift wrapping ideas.
117 An Unexpected Vision Patricia Pearson’s fascinating look at life, death’and what might lie beyond.
122 Smile Starters Here’s what made the Best Health team happy in 2014.
127 BH Minute Our Editor’s picks of the issue’s top tips.
128 My Healthy Life Canadian Lyndie Greenwood of TV’s Sleepy Hollow.