Best Health Magazine: Summer 2011
Here's what you'll find inside the Summer 2011 issue of Best Health
New & Now
Yoga’s moving outside! • Your essential daily stretch • Eco-friendly beauty products • How having a dog can make you healthier • Another benefit of light beer • Turn off your AC—but still keep your cool • Unique Canadian-designed sunglasses • Our sexy book picks • Low-cal ice cream treats • Answers to common health questions • Love to canoe? This gear’s for you! • Make a statement with one of the hot new nail polish shades • Bridal shoes that are easy on your feet • Best fast food swap • A perfect chair for soccer moms (or dads) • Our Blog Award winners • A to-die-for cherry smoothie recipe • Three fast at-home hair removal products
36 Summer Salon Safety In Canada, public health inspections of spas and salons are not the norm. Here’s what to watch for.
38 “Laser Hair Removal Set Me Free” A BH staffer shares why it makes her summer sooo much simpler.
41 Help Me, Rhonda Our Beauty Editor answers your questions.
44 Beauty Bar Our makeup, skincare and fragrance picks.
48 Ultra-Violent Rays How can we stay safe from both UVA and UVB? Here’s the latest research on sunscreens. Plus, what to look for on the label, and a roundup of broad-spectrum products.
52 Take Cover Stay protected with these pretty swimsuit cover-ups.
54 Staff-Tested Bronzers They look pretty in the compact, but how good do they look on our skin? We found out.
58 Hair Care, Untangled Curly, straight, colour-treated or dry: What haircare product is best for you?
68 Do-It-Yourself Boot Camp Don’t have a class near you? Take our plan to the nearest park and try this tough (but effective!) workout.
75 Beating Cancer, by a Nose Research is showing that dogs are able to sniff out cancer, making them a powerful tool in early detection.
81 Personal Lubricants They can add comfort—and zip—to your sex life. But how do you know which one to buy? Here’s your guide.
84 Mind Over Food A weight–loss therapy that can change how you think and feel about what you eat.
86 Family First-Aid Essentials The must-have products and treatments to have on hand in your home kit.
90 Give Golf a Shot Thinking about taking up the clubs? Here’s your beginner’s guide to getting in the swing.
96 Full of Beans Now at a farmers’ market near you, beans are a nutritious addition to any meal. Here’s why—plus some neat recipe ideas.
98 Swap & Drop Easy food switches that help you limit your salt intake.
100 Grilled to Perfection Our fresh-food chef, Paul Finkelstein, has come up with some fabulous (and easy!) kebab recipes.
104 Get-Slim Meal Planner Pick and choose from delicious breakfast, lunch and dinner recipes. What could be easier?
108 Stave Off Diabetes Registered dietitian Sue Mah took action when her mom was diagnosed with pre-diabetes.
110 Portion Checker What does one serving of meat really look like?
112 Burgers Can Be Healthy Four mouth–watering recipes.
115 Quick Fixes Fresh supper salads you can make in about 30 minutes.
118 Community Kitchen A reader shares her favourite recipe.
122 Flying High on Adventure Five Canadian women share their thrilling trips of a lifetime.
129 Ask A Sex Therapist Is your sex life over after the kids are born? Of course not! Psychologist Cheryl Fraser is here to help.
130 Does Birth Order Matter? Research says it does—in everything from personality to profession. Our writer investigates.
136 Shopping for an eReader We tested five of them to help you choose what’s right for you.
139 Mother Nature’s Spa Why pay big bucks for treatments when you can get them for free in the great Canadian outdoors?
142 Best Health Minute Our editor’s roundup of this issue’s top tips.
144 My Healthy Life Personal trainer and mom of two Ingrid Knight-Cohee shares her advice for feeling your best.
Best Health Magazine, Summer 2011