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Winter 2013 issue in stores now! Pick up a copy from your favourite health food store.

It’s never been easier to make poor food choices while out on the go, and the scales show it—70.3 per cent of Australian men are overweight or obese. Studies show that men tend to put on weight in higher-risk areas than women, and that diet plays a big part in problems such as diabetes, hypertension and heart disease. In our article “Nutrition tips for men”, we explore the downside of many traditionally manly meals, and provide readers with healthy substitutions for increasing energy and overall wellness.

Natural pain relief 

Pain is nobody’s friend. Unfortunately, chronic pain can affect up to 30 per cent of Australians at any time, and often requires treatment in order for an individual to function on a day-to-day basis. Pharmaceuticals can pose harmful side effects—we shed light on the science of natural pain management and offer alternate modalities to obtain long-lasting relief, such as yoga, acupuncture and reflexology.

You are getting healthy 

Hypnosis is more than just a party trick. When facilitated by a clinical hypnotherapist, this non-invasive treatment can allow us to enter an altered, deeply relaxed state where we can gain more control over negative behaviours, cope with physical and emotional issues and better manage stress. We discuss with readers the myriad benefits of hypnotherapy and provide tips for choosing a qualified therapist.

Yoga tips for commuters 

Whether going by car or by public transit, commuting can often be a time of stress. Incorporating elements of yoga, such as mindful breathing and simple stretches, can decrease the strain of the daily grind. We share with readers actionable exercises and provide a list of stress-soothing supplements to help bring calm into their commute.

Chilli 

Don’t let chilli’s simplicity fool you—there are countless variations of this cold-day classic that pack a nutritional punch. Working off a classic base, we share with readers a fibre-filled lineup of recipes, including Pumpkin Turkey Chilli and Red Chilli with Chicken and Chocolate, that are sure to both comfort and nourish through the chill-y winter months ahead.

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