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Do you know your risk?
A fatty diet, smoking and inactivity aren’t the only triggers for cardiovascular problems. Find out some surprising factors that could increase your heart disease risk at besthealthmag.ca/surprisingrisks.
Foods to beat the winter blues
Between fighting off cold and flu season and the lack of sunshine, the winter months can make you feel a little down. Find out which foods can boost your mood this season at besthealthmag.ca/winterfoods.
Make personal training worth it
If hiring a personal trainer is part of your fitness plan for 2013, you’ll want to make sure you’re getting the most out of your sessions. For an insider’s secrets, visit besthealthmag.ca/personaltraining.
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More good news about vitamin D ‘ Why should you massage kale? Plus, a tasty kale salad recipe ‘ How to get guys to watch chick flicks ‘ Behind the label of a familiar beauty brand: Guerlain ‘ Your essential stretch ‘ February is Heart Month ‘ A kitchen organizer inspired by Pinterest ‘ Find out what your odds are of conceiving ‘ An energizing smoothie ‘ Did you know that your dog could be a blood donor? ‘ Hotel chains that make exercise while travelling a breeze ‘ Three amazing freebies ‘ Staff-tested laundry detergents ‘ Latest studies on family health ‘ An update on breast thermography ‘ Natural cold and flu remedies
32 Eco-Friendly Beauty Our second annual HUGE selection of beauty products (more than 70!). We’ve included natural, organic and earth-friendly makeup, hair care products, moisturizers and more.
BONUS: For "the truth about" ingredients in cosmetics such as parabens, petrolatum, sulfates and silicones; and for articles on what constitutes natural and organic beauty; certification of cosmetics and animal testing; go to besthealthmag.ca/green-beauty.
39 Wanted: Bright, Clear Skin What are your options at the doctor’s office to treat darks spots and brighten skin? We looked into the non-invasive procedures.
BONUS: Find out which foods you should eat to get healthy, glowing skin.
42 Paradise, Home and Away Two simply dreamy spas. This issue, we take you to Quebec and Italy.
45 Beauty Bar Our latest roundup of makeup, hair care and skincare picks.
48 Lose 10 Pounds in Six Weeks Got a weight-loss resolution? Paired with our meal plan (page 80), this calorie-burning workout designed by a personal trainer can help you get there.
BONUS: Find five tools that will help you reach your fitness goals.
55 What Works, What Doesn’t Answers to everyday wellness questions.
56 Sleep Deeply Tonight Wake up feeling great with sleep advice based on the latest research.
59 Put Your Health in Your Own Hands How to make the most of your doctor appointments’and become your own health advocate.
61 Heart Health Boosters February is Heart Month, so here is some timely advice.
BONUS: Find out about eight surprising heart disease risk factors.
66 A Doctor’s Advice Thinking of doing a ‘cleanse’? Dr. Susan Biali explains why that may not be such a good idea.
78 Sunny Citrus Fruit Lemons, limes and more: They wake up savoury and sweet dishes, while delivering loads of healthy goodness. Add them to your meals by trying these yummy recipe ideas.
BONUS: Enjoy our healthy citrus smoothie recipes.
80 Weight-Loss Meal Plan Drop unwanted pounds with our delicious meal plan’and lots of recipes’full of fat-busting foods created by registered dietitian Matthew Kadey. (Pair it with our workout plan.)
BONUS: Get more recipes under 400 calories.
BONUS: Get more weight-loss tips to help you reach your goal.
88 Portion Checker How do some popular chocolate confections ‘compare when it comes to fat and calories?
89 Quick Fixes Meals you can get on the table in under 30 minutes.
BONUS: Get more quick and healthy recipes at besthealthmag.ca/recipes.
92 Bonus Section: 25 Recipes! Here’s your sneak peek at our ‘brand new Swap & Drop Diet Cookbook.
104 Get Pumped About Getting Fit Finding it difficult to get motivated to exercise? These simple strategies might give you the push you need to get started.
BONUS: Get fit with a home workout DVD. Check out our DVD workout picks.
107 My Battle for My Dad How one woman is helping her dad cope with prostate cancer.
111 Dealing With Debt? If you’re feeling the strain over money, these expert tips can help you get your stress under control.
BONUS: Find six ways to shrink both your debt and your waistline.
114 Sex Toys Through the Ages Writer Patricia Pearson investigates their strange but fascinating history.
119 BH Minute Our editor’s picks of this issue’s top tips.
120 My Healthy Life This issue: Activewear designer Michelle Watson.