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Don’t miss out on calcium
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Cross-training for runners
Get faster and stronger your next time out by strengthening your core and leg muscles. Get our how-to guide at besthealthmag.ca/crosstraining.
Avoid a wardrobe malfunction
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Update: Legislation banning tanning beds for teens ‘ The Biggest Loser’s Jillian Michaels’ new BodyShred workout: A BH staffer gives it a try ‘ Why you should avoid mixing diet pop with alcohol ‘ A protein-packed raspberry and mango smoothie ‘ Q & A with Olympian Paula Findlay ‘ Fragrant gift ideas for Mother’s Day ‘ New hope for MS patients ‘ Eco-friendly beauty products ‘ How two women became friends through tennis ‘ Swap & Drop™ Food Court ‘ Foods to eat for healthy vision ‘ Your pet: Fright-free vet visits
BONUS: Watch an exclusive video message from BodyShred creator, Jillian Michaels, and find a class near you at besthealthmag.ca/bodyshred.
BONUS: Read the complete interview with Paula Findlay, including thoughts on her dad’s cancer, at besthealthmag.ca/PaulaFindlay.
34 Come Shop With Us Everyone has their favourite stores and brands. The Best Health team shares our go-to clothing brands that fit (and flatter) our figures’in the new spring looks.
BONUS: Find out how to choose clothes that fit best.
40 Post-Fitness Fix-Ups Beauty tricks that will get you from ‘workout to work’fast.
44 Help Me, Rhonda! Our Beauty Editor explains micellar waters and their benefits.
46 Beauty Bar Our makeup, hair and skincare picks.
50 Staff-Tested We tried out this season’s hottest hues in eye makeup and nail polish.
53 A Doctor’s Advice From green tea to fish oil to deeply coloured fruit and veggies, our regular columnist Dr. Susan Biali lets us in on the food and drinks that give her great-looking skin.
56 10-Minute Tuneups It’s easy to fit in exercise when it takes just minutes a day. This issue: A toning workout you can do anywhere.
BONUS: Watch the video for 10-Minute Tuneups: The Towel Workout.
63 Myths and Truths About Midwives Is hiring a midwife the best choice? We looked into it.
69 Work It, Baby! Great ideas for how new moms can get back in shape’with baby in tow.
BONUS: Find out how to lose baby weight like a celebrity.
72 Sport Support Up your game with these bright choices in sports bras and running shoes.
BONUS: See more of the latest spring fitness gear.
74 Irritated Eyes? We rounded up some over-the-counter and natural remedies to treat common eye problems.
BONUS: Get treatments for redness caused by dry eyes.
76 The Keys to a Long Life Research is finding that telomeres can slow the aging process. What are they? Plus: More fascinating findings from The Blue Zones.
BONUS: Get five healthy meal ideas from the Blue Zones.
84 Turn Over a New Leaf Dandelion and mustard greens, escarole, chard and kale are packed with nutrients and great taste.
88 New Takes on Great Foods Switches that take healthy foods from ho-hum to yum-yum.
92 Mother’s Day Brunch Delicious recipe ideas from fresh-food chef Paul Finkelstein. Plus, ideas for safe snacks kids can take to school.
BONUS: Get tips for packing healthy lunches kids will love.
98 Portion Checker™ How do bottled drinks compare when it comes to sugar content?
100 Community Kitchen A reader shares her lower-fat chocolate brownie recipe.
103 Advice from a Holistic Nutritionist Are you vegan, or considering it? Be sure to get enough of these vital nutrients.
BONUS: Get the recipe for Joy McCarthy’s Black Bean & Quinoa Vegan Burger.
105 Quick Fixes Meals you can get on the table in about 30 minutes.
BONUS: Get more quick and healthy recipes.
110 What It’s Like to Try Botox Writer Patricia Pearson gives it a go’with interesting results.
BONUS: Find out what you need to know before trying Botox.
112 ‘My Work Inspires Me Every Day’ Why one woman changed her career path from dancer to nurse.
BONUS: Read about more inspiring nurses.
114 Healthy Money Our money columnist, Katie Dunsworth, explains how you can feel your best without spending a fortune.
117 How Healthy Are You, Really? Take our quiz and find out.
BONUS: Take more healthy quizzes.
122 Ask A Sex and Relationships Therapist Psychologist Cheryl ‘Fraser answers the question: ‘How can I feel confident naked?’
126 BH Minute Our editor’s picks for this issue’s top tips.
128 My Healthy Life This issue: Our cover model, Christy Battell.