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‘ The bottom line on e-cigarettes: Are they a good thing or not? ‘ Ever considered massaging your pet? Here’s how to do it ‘ There’s at least one circumstance in which you should avoid crossing your legs ‘ The latest wrist-worn activity trackers do much more than count steps ‘ A new tool at doctors’ offices makes for better patient care ‘ Are insects really the next big energy food? They just may be! ‘ Eco-friendly beauty products ‘ A brain-boosting green tea & mango smoothie ‘ A couple of titillating tidbits (Warning: They’re X-rated) ‘ Step It Up: Try this muscle stretch, and some great workout gear to go with it ‘ Check out our roundup of on-trend backpacks ‘ Little-known facts about familiar labels. This issue: Aveda ‘ Packable snack bars for when you’re on the go
30 Flex Your Style These hot looks in fitness clothes will get you on the mat’or sidewalk’in style.
36 Beauty Bar Our makeup, skincare and fragrance picks.
38 Staff-Tested We tried out multi-tasking beauty products.
41 Girlfriend’s Guide: Varicose Veins The latest medical treatments can help.
44 Help Me, Rhonda Our Beauty Editor’s tips for getting polished-looking hair.
Online bonus: Find out three ways to get longer, stronger hair.
45 Paradise, Home and Away Check out these two dreamy spas’one in Puerto Rico, one in Alberta.
48 Star Beauty Tips Six Canadian celebs reveal their essentials for looking fabulous.
52 Erasing History Sunspots: Here’s how to get rid of them.
56 Healthy Knees, Please! How to keep your body’s largest joint pain-free.
60 What Works, What Doesn’t Answers to some everyday wellness questions.
64 Hands-On Health Care Technology that will make it easier to take your health into your own hands.
Online bonus: Learn more about advances in health technology.
66 A Doctor’s Advice Susan Biali on the small changes you can make to help you have a better quality of life.
68 10-Minute Tuneups™ Get sculpted abs in a few weeks with these five moves that take just minutes a day.
72 Best Health for Men In this issue, expert advice for what you can do if a man you care about is drinking too much.
74 Natural Rhythms Science has discovered that paying attention to our body’s circadian clock can play a key role in our overall health. Here’s how.
78 Forever Summer! Fresh-food chef Paul Finkelstein’s simple recipes feature the season’s best ingredients.
84 Dynamic Duos™ Foods that pack even more health benefits when they’re paired up.
86 Boost Your Vegetable Intake Recipes to ensure you and your family are getting enough of the good stuff.
91 Quick Fixes Meals you can make in less than 30 minutes.
Online bonus: For other quick and healthy recipes, visit besthealthmag.ca/recipes.
94 Best Tomatoes of the Year Want to harvest the freshest flavour of the season? Try these recipes!
Online bonus: Get chef Paul Finkelstein’s tips for creating the perfect pasta dish.
98 Portion Checker™ Just because those snacks from the health-food store are organic or gluten-free doesn’t mean they’re healthy. We compared a few.
100 Aging Well Longevity secrets from the world of science’and from women who are age 90+
104 Stressed Out? A leading Canadian expert shares his tips for conquering it.
107 Personal Best ‘How I beat my fear of swimming.’
108 Confessions of a Facebook Stalker After her breakup, this writer found she couldn’t let go.
110 Best Health Challenge Be inspired by other Canadian women to get active for a cause.
Online bonus: Read more inspiring stories from our readers at besthealthmag.ca/challenge.
114 Healthy Money Furnishing student digs is easy, thanks to thrift-store finds.
119 BH Minute Our Editor’s picks of this issue’s top tips.
120 My Healthy Life Television co-host Liza Fromer.