Best Health Magazine: Summer 2008

Discover what you’ll find in the Summer 2008 issue of Best Health, plus get links to what’s online

Best Health Magazine: Summer 2008

New & Now

Pages 23-37
New stamp flags whole-grain products ‘ Best stretch: hip flexors ‘ Coming soon: a new test for cancer ‘ Family health update, by the numbers ‘ Adult sports participation: How do women measure up against men? ‘ Three ways to green your yard ‘ Vitamin tonics for your pet? ‘ Fun (and healthy!) cutting boards ‘ Clothesline revival ‘ Lyme disease: a growing concern ‘ Boost your fertility ‘ Eco-conscious beauty picks ‘ Explore African cuisines ‘ Spa paradises ‘ Cycling mini-wardrobe ‘ Best books and DVDs ‘ Ways to prevent motion sickness this summer ‘ Fast-food healthy swap ‘ How one woman battled post-baby bulge ‘ Ocean-inspired beauty products

Look Great

40 Crunch Time!
Ab exercises to tone your stomach.
44 Sun Smarts
New advice on protecting your skin, and what to look for on sunscreen labels. Plus, should you get your vitamin D from the sun or a supplement?
48 Reality Checkup
How often should you see your dentist?
51 Beauty and the Beach
Five hot-weather beauty essentials.
55 The Truth About Parabens
Is there cause for worry about this common cosmetic preservative?
59 ‘My Bathing Suit Angel’
An expert fitter comes to the rescue.
60 Suits for Every Body
Find out what works best for your shape.
62 Beauty Bar
Our roundup of makeup, scent and skin care products.

Get Healthy

66 Summer Fitness and Meal Plan
Get summer-slim and healthy with our innovative programs.
72 Canadian Medical Breakthroughs
From better breast reconstruction to new diabetes findings, these advances will change lives.
77 Healthy Humour
Our reporter’s take on ionic footbaths that promise to free your body of toxins.
80 Best for Bones
This article is essential for young women, too.
85 Should Pharmacists Prescribe?
Two experts weigh in.
86 Vitamin Truths
A handy reference to what’s essential, and how much you need daily for optimum benefits.
90 Trip Tips From a Travel Doctor
Her prescription for a safe and healthy summer getaway.
92 Sneeze Control
Pick the allergy remedy that’s right for you.
94 Running 101
Our primer is guaranteed to get you moving! Plus, meet a group of Edmonton women who get fit together.
98 Male Call
Your man’s fertility: Does he need to check it out?

Eat Well

102 Berry Bliss
Fresh new ideas for getting more of these nutrient-packed beauties into your diet.
106 Market Fresh
Shopping tips, and 10 of Canada’s best farmers’ markets.
113 Heart-Healthy Grills
Cookbook author Bonnie Stern serves up 20-plus barbecuing ideas.
119 Cut 100, 250, 500 Calories
It’s easy to do it every day with these simple tricks.
121 Paul Finkelstein’s Picnic Picks
Delicious take-with-you recipes created exclusively for Best Health by Canada’s fresh-food celebrity.
124 Grocery Guide
Three new breakfast choices on shelves now.
125 Quick Fixes
Healthy dishes you can make in about 30 minutes.

Embrace Life

130 Rebuilding Love
How one couple overcame a devastating setback.
134 Make This Your Best Summer Ever!
More time for you, easy entertaining tips and great ways to truly escape.
140 BH Book Choice
Patricia Pearson’s fascinating take on anxiety: how it affects her world, and ours.
146 Sexually Mismatched?
Ideas for getting in synch with your partner. Plus, what type of libido do you have?
148 Online Bonding
Rona Maynard writes about why she has embraced virtual friendships.
152 My Healthy Life
A former Olympian shares her wellness secrets.

10 Editor’s Note
13 Letters
16 On the Web
18 Community Centre
20 Contributors
151 Shopping Guide