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Health pitfalls at work
From ‘sitting disease’ to unhealthy office treats to just plain burnout, we’ve uncovered the ways your workplace may be making you sick. Find out how to keep a healthy work-life balance at besthealthmag.ca/work.
Ommm at home
For everything you need to do your yoga at home, including safety tips, essential gear and more, visit besthealthmag.ca/yogaathome.
Cheers to the holidays!
A hot cup of cocoa is definitely a winter tradition’but one of our healthy smoothies just might become your new favourite indulgence. Get the recipes at besthealthmag.ca/holidaydrinks.
Love those blogs!
The votes are in, and here are Canada’s top bloggers’according to you, the Best Health audience. Read about our grand-prize winner and runners-up at besthealthmag.ca/2013bloggers.
New & Now
‘ Which provinces get the flu first? ‘ Your essential daily stretch ‘ Six nuts packed with health benefits ‘ The latest in panty technology (yes, you read that right) ‘ Will using a straw save your teeth? ‘ Behind the label of a beauty brand: Clinique ‘ A raspberry and cocoa smoothie recipe ‘ The latest studies on family health ‘ Three charitable gift ideas ‘ Swap & Drop™ Food Court: Wendy’s ‘ Eco-friendly beauty items ‘ Products featuring plant-derived stevia ‘ How one woman is raising $1 million for charities close to her heart ‘ A new option for treating uterine fibroids ‘ Does sex cure migraines? ‘ A Canadian product that helps African girls stay in school ‘ Relief for itchy skin
36 Gift Guide Pretty, timeless gifts they’ll love.
38 Beauty Bar Our roundup of makeup, hair-care and skincare picks.
43 Help Me, Rhonda Our beauty editor has lots of ideas for getting your makeup done.
46 The Lexicon of Scent What does perfumery jargon really mean? We’ve got it figured out.
51 Warm and Mellow Wrap yourself in these latest fragrances.
53 Nail Party Create pretty hands with DIY manicures.
57 Be Awesome! Workout fashion guaranteed to get you moving.
BONUS: Watch a behind-the-scenes video from our fitness fashion shoot.
66 Gift Guide Inspiring ideas for healthy living.
69 Natural Cold Remedies An expert explains how they work, and shares his tips and go-to picks.
BONUS: Learn about cold and flu remedies from around the world.
73 The Daily Grind If you clench and grind your teeth, these strategies can help you stop the habit.
BONUS: For a great smile, check out our complete guide to oral health.
76 The Truth About Diabetes Confused about the difference between type 1 and type 2 diabetes? Here’s a primer.
BONUS: Read about what it’s like to live with type 2 diabetes.
81 Girlfriend’s Guide: Endometriosis One in 10 Canadian women has this painful condition. But there are ways to treat it.
87 Best Health for Men: It’s Movember Here’s the latest on the prevention and treatment of prostate cancer.
BONUS: Find out which foods fight prostate cancer.
89 10-Minute Tuneups Abs, legs, arms: Get firm and toned all over with this quick kettlebell routine. You will see a difference if you work out for just 10 minutes a day.
BONUS: Watch the video for this 10-Minute Tuneups kettlebell workout.
96 Gift Guide Presents for the foodies in your life.
98 Come for Brunch! Fresh-food chef Paul Finkelstein’s easy entertaining recipes, including a gluten-free frittata.
BONUS: Get cooking! Choose from over 25 healthy holiday recipes.
102 Chilled to Perfection Does your fridge get packed during the holidays? Here’s how to ensure all that food retains its nutrients and freshness.
BONUS: Find out about six more foods that don’t belong in the fridge.
107 Quick Fixes Delicious meals you can get on the table in less than 30 minutes. Plus, their perfect wine pairing.
BONUS: For more quick and healthy recipes, visit our besthealthmag.ca/recipes.
110 Recipe for Success Registered dietitian Sue Mah praises just some of the leaders who are fighting childhood obesity.
112 Portion Checker™ How do the calories compare in six classic cocktails?
116 Gift Guide Cool ideas for everyone on your list.
119 Dealing with Divas We all have difficult people in our lives. Here are ideas for how to cope with them.
122 Healthy Money Special’ and smart’gift ideas that they’ll love.
124 Easy, A? Free online university courses now mean anyone can learn just about anything.
128 Ask A Sex and Relationships Therapist ‘I feel like I’m failing at everything. Why can’t I find balance?’
130 Have a Healthy Holiday Take steps to stay relaxed, and well, while on vacation.
BONUS: Bad habits while on holiday may add up to a pricier vacation; find out why.
134 BH Minute Our editor’s picks for this issue’s top tips.
136 My Healthy Life News anchor Catherine Murray.