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Singing exercises have been found to reduce snoring, while listening to certain genres of music can help you stay motivated for workouts and even boost heart health. Find out more benefits of music at besthealthmag.ca/music.
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Women and heart disease ‘ A trendy Canadian cooking oil ‘ Tips to conserve water ‘ New research on hot flashes ‘ A berry creamy smoothie ‘ Help your pet lose weight ‘ Healthy new book picks ‘ Behind the scenes of a familiar beauty brand: Yves Rocher ‘ The next big thing in yoga ‘ Canadian fashion designer Laura Siegel’s inspired looks ‘ How do Canadians rank against other countries for how much sleep we get? ‘ Your essential daily stretch ‘ Let’s raise mental-health awareness, and erase the stigma ‘ Swap & Drop™ Food Court ‘ These friends flip for trampoline dodgeball ‘ Heat things up for Valentine’s Day ‘ A new pregnancy test for the ER ‘ Why pessimists are more stressed ‘ Red wine’s cancer-fighting powers
26 Natural Woman Our annual guide to the latest in ‘green’ beauty products, from makeup to hair care to moisturizers.
BONUS: Learn more about cosmetic ingredients and natural products at besthealthmag.ca/green-beauty.
34 Paradise, Home and Away Two positively dreamy spas: one in Arizona and one in Ontario.
36 Beauty Bar Our roundup of makeup, skincare and hair-care picks.
38 Winter Base Camp These crucial layers for outdoor sports are comfy, stylish’and worth every penny.
40 Colour You Beautiful Today’s new-and-improved home hair colour products.
44 Staff-Tested We tried the latest in bold lip colours.
48 Olympics Preview: The Ones to Watch Insiders predict some of the Canadian athletes who could medal.
BONUS: Follow along with Associate Editor Joana Lourenço during the Olympics as she blogs from Sochi. Go to besthealthmag.ca/sochi2014.
54 The Closet Smokers Among Us We know that smoking kills. Why, then, are so many Canadians still doing it on the sly?
BONUS: Are you a closet smoker who’s reader to quit? Learn about a surefire way to help you give up for good‘and be inspired by one woman’s story.
BONUS: Find out how your body heals after you quit smoking.
58 Best Health for Men Here’s how to help him (and you) bring cholesterol levels down.
60 Resolutions 2014 Game On! Fun apps to help you reach your fitness goals.
63 10-Minute Tuneups™ Try this cardio workout that will sculpt your glutes, tone your core and shape your legs in just minutes a day.
BONUS: Get more weight-loss tools.
66 Don’t Die of Embarrassment It’s key to be honest when it comes to certain lifestyle or health issues. Here are five things you should never hide from your doctor.
BONUS: Find out 10 things doctors secretly wish they could tell you.
70 What Works, What Doesn’t Answers to some everyday wellness questions.
78 Dark & Divine Chocolate isn’t just delicious’it’s also full of flavonoids. Try these ways to enjoy it, guilt-free.
80 The Smart Vegan, Part 2 A holistic nutritionist on the nutrients every vegan needs.
82 Resolutions 2014 The Healthy Fasting Diet You could lose weight and stave off diabetes (includes recipes, some gluten-free).
BONUS: Get another vegan recipe.
94 Oil Smoke Points The truth about olive oil: Some say it’s ‘dangerous’ when heated. We got to the bottom of it.
95 Quick Fixes Delicious meals that you can get on the table in less than 30 minutes.
BONUS: For more quick and healthy recipes, visit our recipes section.
97 Swap & Drop™ Grocery store picks that will help you boost your daily fibre intake.
101 Resolutions 2014 Best Health Challenge Get inspired to try a physical’and fundraising’feat.
107 The Art of the Apology If sorry seems to be the hardest word, here’s some help.
108 Healthy Money Tips to help you get through tax season.
109 Seeing Winter in a New Light Finding solutions for the wintertime blues.
BONUS: Get more tips to beat the winter blues.
111 Olympic Hopes & Dreams Athletes share their thoughts on prepping for the Games, and their moms’ role in their success.
BONUS: Get on-the-ground coverage of the Olympic Games in Sochi at besthealthmag.ca/Olympics.
114 Resolutions 2014 A Brand New Attitude How a new breed of self-development gurus can help you learn to love yourself.
BONUS: Find out six reasons to love your body.
118 BH Minute Our editor’s picks for this issue’s top tips.
120 My Healthy Life Holistic nutritionist Joy McCarthy.