MEET OUR GUEST ED­I­TOR Sylvia Jef­freys

The Sunday Telegraph (Sydney) - Body and Soul - - NEWS -

I tried some­thing new this week. I stepped well be­yond my realm of ex­pe­ri­ence to guest- edit this is­sue of body+ soul.

I ven­tured into a world that’s al­ways in­trigued me – mag­a­zine jour­nal­ism – to cover a topic that’s be­com­ing in­creas­ingly im­por­tant to me – good health. It was a re­ally fun and fas­ci­nat­ing chal­lenge that ties in per­fectly with this spe­cial spring is­sue.

A new sea­son rep­re­sents a fresh start and po­ten­tially a health­ier and hap­pier you. But some­times that means leap­ing into the great un­known.

This week, I’ll share with you the most use­ful health lessons I’ve learnt to date. Given that I’m an early morn­ing news­reader, you’d be right to as­sume that sleep fea­tures promi­nently in that list. What’s more sur­pris­ing, though ( per­haps more to me than any­one else), is my new-found ap­pre­ci­a­tion for the dreaded D word: Detox. Turn to page 4 to see why I’ve learnt to em­brace it.

You’ll also find a handy guide to get­ting the most out of a per­sonal trainer on page 12, and a fast and ef­fec­tive, five- step work­out de­signed by my barre in­struc­tor, Lizzie, on page 8. We do this to­gether – it re­ally works!

I want to fo­cus on health as a pri­or­ity in my life, not an af­ter­thought or an ob­ses­sion. It’s some­thing we can all do and it starts by spring clean­ing our habits. It’s time to pack away the bad pat­terns with the win­ter wool­lies, and make way for bet­ter choices that en­hance the body and soul.

I hope you en­joy read­ing this is­sue as much I’ve en­joyed work­ing on it. My To­day show col­leagues have also been busy in other sec­tions of the pa­per. Don’t for­get to check out what they’ve been up to. Yours in health and hap­pi­ness, Sylvia

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