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Plan a healthy staycation
Get the most out of your summer vacation’no passport required. Visit besthealthmag.ca/staycation for our guide to summer relaxation.
41% That’s how much more motivated you’ll be to work after sneaking in exercise on your lunch break. For more good excuses to take a fitness breather, visit besthealthmag.ca/lunchbreak.
Steamy summer nights
What do pumpkin seeds, a scary movie and yoga have in common? They’re all natural ways to increase sex drive. See our full list of surprising libido boosters at besthealthmag.ca/libido.
No-cook meal ideas
Get easy recipes at besthealthmag.ca/nocookmeals.
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How Brazil plans to tackle its obesity epidemic ‘ Eco-friendly beauty products ‘ An antioxidant that may offer complete protection from the sun ‘ Try this yummy strawberry-rhubarb smoothie ‘ Pretty roll-up sun visors that are made in Canada ‘ Step It Up: A stretch that boosts your energy ‘ Little-known facts about familiar labels. This issue: Coppertone ‘ Move over, quinoa! Why kañiwa is the next big thing ‘ What’s in a nurse’s own first-aid kit? Plus, natural remedies ‘ These ladies bond over softball ‘ Innovative washable sneakers ‘ Ideas for bug protection ‘ Fitness tops that look good, and do double duty
Online bonus: Get the recipe for Kañiwa Salad at besthealthmag.ca/kaniwasalad.
32 The Truth About Sunscreens Everything you wanted to know about the safety of their ingredients.
Online bonus: Find out if you’re applying sunscreen correctly.
36 Sunproof Your Summer Stay protected with these new broad-spectrum products.
38 Dress Like a Champ Summery outfits with a sport-inspired spin.
43 Beauty Bar Our roundup of makeup, hair-care and skincare picks.
45 Staff-Tested We tried some cool foot-pampering products. (Plus: pretty polishes.)
Online bonus: Try these tips to make your feet look beautiful.
49 The Sun Safety Experts Four dermatologists share their tips for skin protection.
Online bonus: Get more tips to protect yourself from the sun’s harsh rays.
54 Help Me, Rhonda Our Beauty Editor’s advice on summer colours, scents and hair-care products.
58 Best Health Challenge Be inspired by these Canadians to get active’for whatever cause is close to your heart.
62 10-Minute Tuneups™ Try our lower-body workout (great for doing outdoors!) to tone up your legs’and help you burn fat all over.
68 Leg Perfectors From self-tanners to BB cream to anti-cellulite serum, we’ve rounded up products that will help your legs look their very best.
Online bonus: Tone your legs with these expert tips.
71 Best Remedy: Got the Itch? Over-the-counter and natural products that will treat and soothe a yeast infection.
76 Mud, Sweat & Tears Should you consider doing a Tough Mudder? Here’s the down and dirty on obstacle courses.
82 Juicy Fruit Strawberries are bursting with fibre and vitamin C’among other healthy nutrients. Here are easy ways to add them to meals.
84 Summer Salad Makeover Fresh new twists on potato salad, pasta salad and coleslaw.
Online bonus: Get more healthy salad recipes.
87 Community Kitchen A reader shares her quinoa cereal recipe.
89 Banish the Bloat Foods that soothe and flatten your tummy.
Online bonus: Find out the foods that are bad for bloating.
94 Easy On-the-Go Snacks Spending the day outdoors? Fuel up with these portable and convenient foods and drinks.
101 A Dietitian’s Advice Sue Mah’s nutrition tips for the men in her life.
103 Quick Fixes Meals you can make in less than 30 minutes.
Online bonus: For other quick and healthy recipes, visit besthealthmag.ca/recipes.
108 Q & A with Clara Hughes The Olympian talks about her Big Ride around Canada for mental health awareness.
Online bonus: Read more about the amazing Clara Hughes at besthealthmag.ca/clarahughes.
112 Healthy Money How to have your dream vacation’without breaking the bank.
114 Play On! Why it might be the secret ingredient to a happier, healthier life.
Online bonus: Find out seven "kid" activities you should be doing as an adult.
118 Home, Neat Home Professional organizers share their best tips.
122 Healthy Canada Get out and enjoy our cities! This issue: Halifax.
124 Ask a Relationships Therapist ‘How do I tell my husband he’s smothering me?’
127 BH Minute Our Editor’s picks for this issue’s top tips.
128 My Healthy Life Yoga teacher Rachelle Wintzen.