Best Health Magazine: October 2011
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Your essential daily stretch • The link between lifestyle and disease • Three cool freebies • An immunity-boosting smoothie • Eco-friendly beauty products • Have PMS? Fatty acids can help • What you should know about “fixing” your pet • Antioxidants can boost his fertility • Best fast-food swaps • How do Canadian women spend their time? • Does eating fruit in the afternoon cause weight gain? • Products that support breast cancer research • The latest studies on family health • These two friends love climbing the walls • Staff-tested: We reviewed some of the latest cookbooks
32 Get Stretching Try these four essential stretches that lengthen muscles and loosen up joints.
Bonus: Try these essential cool-down stretches after your next workout.
34 Beauty Bar Our makeup, skincare and haircare picks.
36 Global Beauty Secrets Women from around the world share their traditions for looking great.
40 Playtime! We searched out some functional—and pretty—sports watches.
43 Help Me, Rhonda Beauty Editor Rhonda Rovan answers your questions. This issue, she delves into cosmetic preservatives.
46 Staff-Tested Skincare Products We tried out a variety of products made with “edible” ingredients.
49 Eat Up for Great Skin The best foods for a healthy glow.
52 Ingestible Beauty Could your next wrinkle remedy come in a pill?
Bonus: Find out your body's vitamin needs at every age.
56 8 Best Workout DVDs Fitness instructor Amanda Vogel tested a bunch of the latest home workout DVDs—here are her top picks.
62 Foods That Fight Breast Cancer The latest science is promising. Here’s what to include on your grocery list (plus, three recipes!).
Bonus: Breast cancer affects everyone. Read about one woman's survival story.
66 Beat Belly Bloat Five easy ways to get a flatter stomach.
Bonus: Check out more ways to beat belly bloat.
67 Could These Chemicals Be Making Us Fat? Our writer investigated whether “obesogens,” found in certain household products, could be one of the causes of the obesity epidemic.
Bonus: Find out whether these surprising things are making you gain weight.
73 Happy, Healthy Teeth A roundup of foods that can harm tooth enamel, and foods that can help.
Bonus: Find out which foods you should eat for whiter teeth.
78 Whole-Life Makeover, Part Two Best Health Challenger Kelly Mathews gets nutrition advice from registered dietitian Sue Mah. Plus, Swap & Drop: Easy food switches to cut calories.
82 Weight-Loss Meal Plan Kelly’s one-week plan can help you lose weight, too (includes nine delicious recipes).
88 Portion Checker How many calories are in some classic Halloween treats? We show you.
Bonus: Check out the worst Halloween treats you can eat.
90 Nice & Spicy Fresh-food chef Paul Finkelstein’s recipes are Jamaican inspired. Plus, he shares his tips for preparing school lunches that kids will actually eat.
Bonus: Here are the 5 best foods to buy in October.
93 Fink's Five Tips for packing lunches your kids will want to eat.
Bonus: In need of treat ideas? Try these healthy baking recipes.
94 Canada’s Healthiest Restaurants We highlight four across the country.
96 Quick Fixes Try these meals you can make in about 30 minutes.
Bonus: For more quick and healthy meals ideas, visit our recipes section.
102 The Food = Mood Equation Want to be relaxed, happy, energetic? Research shows that what you eat can affect your mood. Here’s how.
Bonus: Eat these six foods to help you beat stress.
106 “I’m Modelling a Healthy Lifestyle for My Daughters” The inspiring story of how one reader took her health into her own hands and lost close to 100 pounds.
108 Cups to Covet The simple pleasures of a lovely cup of tea.
113 The Crude Art of Clipping Coupons Our writer gave it a try.
116 Ask A Relationships Therapist “My sisters are trying to sabotage my weight-loss efforts. How can I cope?”
118 Best Health Minute Our editor’s roundup of this issue’s top tips.
120 My Healthy Life A chef shares her tips for healthy living.
Best Health Magazine, October 2011