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Get fit anywhere, any time this summer with our workout videos. Follow along as we show you simple routines that will help you shape up in as little as 10 minutes a day. Go to besthealthmag.ca/10minworkouts.
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Best Health Blog Awards 2013
Which Canadian blog do you really love? Nominate the one you just can’t stop reading and you could WIN! As a nominator, you’ll be entered for a chance to win one of three Sony Stereo Bluetooth Headsets (valued at $49 each).
Are you a blogger? Nominate yourself! You’ll also be entered for a chance to win one of three fantastic prizes. Plus, the Grand Prize winner will take home a Kobo Arc Tablet (valued at $199), and 4 runners-up will receive a Kobo Touch (valued at $99 each). Each winner will also receive a Best Health Blog Award badge for their website.
For more information and complete contest rules, visit besthealthmag.ca/blogawards.
Nominations close on June 30, 2013, so hurry and share your favourite blog today!
New & Now
A workout that’s all gain, no pain ‘ Your essential daily stretch ‘ Perfectly pretty nail colour ‘ The new crop of steamy summer reads ‘ A new oral mosquito repellent ‘ Eco-friendly beauty products ‘ Low-cal alcoholic bevvies ‘ Can you be allergic to the sun? ‘ Hair products for beach-worthy waves ‘ How to help your dog be a happy camper ‘ Is it a yeast infection? Find out ‘ Stay safe while exercising solo ‘ Yoga festivals are taking place this summer in Quebec, Ontario and B.C. ‘ New findings from France about flirting ‘ A refreshing melon smoothie recipe ‘ Behind the label of a familiar beauty brand: Cake
40 Sunny Days Get ready for the beach, dock or pool with our roundup of bathing suits, cover-ups, totes, sandals and sun hats.
46 Vibrant Shades The season’s hottest looks in sunglasses.
BONUS: Get tips for protecting your vision.
51 Not Your Mother’s Sunscreen They’ve come a long way: Writer Lisa Bendall takes you through the evolution of sun protection. Plus, here’s help for choosing the one that’s right for you.
56 Beauty Bar Our makeup, hair, fragrance and skincare picks.
59 Footloose & Fuzz-Free Considering getting a professional wax job? Here’s what to expect.
BONUS: Get ideas for soothing just-waxed skin.
63 Staff-Tested The promise of a golden tan without harmful UV rays is tempting. We tried out a variety of self-tanners to find the perfect faux glow.
Summer Fitness Special
68 What’s SUP? Three women share what they love about the new fitness craze of stand-up paddleboarding (SUP).
BONUS: Find out about six more new and exciting water sports.
73 Tennis, Anyone? Why it’s a great sport that the whole family can enjoy. Plus, the gear you need to get started.
74 Living on the Edge How you can push your limits’and your fitness level’with rock climbing.
76 Summer Survival Guide We rounded up some over-the-counter and natural remedies for treating stings, bites and sunburn.
BONUS: Find out how to choose the bug repellent best for you.
80 10 Ways Life is Better When You’re Fit We know it makes for a longer, happier life’but here are a few of the simpler benefits.
82 Girlfriend’s Guide: Storm in a Triple-D Cup How having a breast reduction can help some women.
86 10-Minute Tuneups It’s easy to fit in exercise when it takes just minutes a day. This issue: An energizing dance-move workout.
BONUS: Watch the video for 10-Minute Tuneups: Let’s Dance!
92 The Taste of Summer Peas are proof that powerful nutrients do come in small packages. Add them to more meals with these simple recipe ideas.
BONUS: Get healthy recipe ideas featuring peas.
95 Quick Fixes Meals you can get on the table in about 30 minutes.
99 How Refreshing! Registered dietitian Sue Mah weighs in on the best’and worst’drinks to help you stay hydrated. Plus, a roundup of thirst-quenching products.
BONUS: Find out which foods are most hydrating.
102 A Canada Day Menu Celebrate with these recipes from fresh-food chef Paul Finkelstein that feature in-season produce.
BONUS: Get more healthy summer grilling recipes.
107 Swap & Drop™ Grocery switches to help you slash sugar.
BONUS: Check out the Swap & Drop Diet Cookbook in the Best Health store.
108 Portion Checker™ How do popular dips (and dippers) compare when it comes to fat and calories?
BONUS: Get healthy summer party snack ideas.
112 Game On! Why barriers that have kept some Muslim-Canadian women from participating in organized sports are crumbling.
BONUS: Watch an inspiring behind-the-scenes video with Shireen Ahmed.
117 Walk This Way How these moms and daughters stay fit, and close, with Nordic walking.
120 Zen and the Art of Gardening The easy way to create an abundant container garden.
122 What’s It Like to Try a Wax Bar? Writer Patricia Pearson gave it a go to find out what all the fuss was about.
BONUS: Get tips on how to soothe and moisturize skin after waxing.
125 Urban Harvest Are your fruit trees not getting picked? Read about a volunteer trend sweeping the country.
BONUS: Find out how you can start volunteering.
130 BH Minute Our editor’s picks for this issue’s top tips.
136 My Healthy Life This issue: Personal trainer Jessica Rando.