MEET OUR GUEST EDITOR Sylvia Jeffreys
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