Best Health Magazine: November 2011
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Your essential daily stretch • Exciting research on exercise’s role in boosting bone density • Eco-friendly beauty products • A smoothie with a vitamin C blast • Book and DVD picks • These friends bond over Bellyfit classes • Latest studies on family health • Behind the label of a familiar beauty brand: Burt’s Bees • Adopt this habit for fresh breath • Is hockey too violent? Canadians respond • Eco-friendly tips for enjoying your fireplace • Surprising foods that can be toxic for your cat or dog • Best fast-food swap • Why November is a sexy month • A staff-tested sports bra • Is salt actually good for you?
28 Stronger, Leaner Abs Celebrity fitness trainer Jackie Warner
demonstrates six moves to tone your tummy.
Bonus: Get three more ab-blasting workouts to tone your tummy.
33 Precious Metals Make a big impact with the newest shades of copper, silver and gold in eye makeup and nail polish.
34 Easy Glamour Nothing to wear? Relax. We’ve put together six looks to prep you for the holiday season.
42 Beauty Bar Our makeup, skincare and haircare picks.
44 Help Me, Rhonda Beauty Editor Rhonda Rovan answers your questions. This issue: What’s the difference between “natural” and “organic” on beauty product labels?
46 Gift Guide Making a list? Here are 20 ideas that pamper and delight.
50 The Unmentionables Crohn’s and colitis both fall under the umbrella of IBD. Here’s your definitive guide to these conditions.
Bonus: Find out which foods to eat for a healthy gut.
54 What Works, What Doesn’t Answers to everyday health questions.
57 Footloose Would you try barefoot running? Believe it or not, this is a growing trend.
Bonus: Check out the best new running gear for fall.
61 Eczema Relief Your best remedies to help soothe the symptoms. Plus, one Best Health editor shares how silk gloves have helped her cope with her chronic eczema.
66 His Health If your guy has painful ejaculation, pelvic pain or trouble urinating, it could be prostatitis.
69 Hydrate! What to drink before, during and after your workout.
Bonus: Stay healthy with these nine healthy, hydrating foods.
72 Gift Guide Check out our 14 gift ideas for healthy living.
76 Orange Power Here’s why you should try to get at least one serving of orange veggies a day. We’ve also included some recipe ideas.
Bonus: Try these delicious orange fall vegetable recipes.
79 Quick Fixes Good-for-you suppers you can make in about 30 minutes.
Bonus: Visit our recipes section for hundreds of healthy meal ideas.
83 Eat by the Clock Registered dietitians’ advice on what to eat—and what to avoid—at certain times throughout the day to keep weight and blood sugar in check.
Bonus: Try these five tips to end food cravings.
88 Soup It Up! Fresh-food chef Paul Finkelstein shares three tasty soup recipes. Plus, he’s included his five steps for making perfect chicken stock.
Bonus: Warm up this fall with these hearty soup recipes.
92 Swap & Drop Easy food switches to help you slash sugar.
94 Portion Checker What does one serving of soy products look like?
Bonus: Incorporate soy into your diet with these six healthy soy recipes.
96 Gift Guide We rounded up 13 gift ideas for eating well.
100 Whole-Life Makeover, Part Three Best Health Challenger Kelly Mathews gets advice to help her find work-life balance.
Bonus: Inspired by Kelly? Sign up to take the Best Health Challenge!
105 It’s Never Too Late Life coach Susan Biali’s five steps will inspire you to follow your passion.
108 Me Jane Writer Patricia Pearson gives “paleo-fitness” a try.
Bonus: Click through our gallery of the eight most unusual workouts.
110 “They Said I’d Be Dead in a Year” How eliminating negativity helped a Calgary woman beat breast cancer and have a life she loves.
Bonus: Find out how positive thinking can improve your health.
113 Ask A Sex Therapist Here’s help for couples who tend to be shy in the bedroom.
Bonus: Stuck in a bedroom rut? Try these seven ways to make sex great again.
114 Gift Guide Be creative with these 17 gift ideas for a happy home.
118 Best Health Minute Our editor’s roundup of this issue’s top tips.
120 My Healthy Life A leading Canadian fitness advocate shares her tips.
Best Health Magazine, November 2011