FROM THE EDITOR
I have to admit, I’m a bit of a baby when it comes to pain. I’m one of those people who’ll loudly exclaim to anyone willing to listen that I’ve got a paper cut and I’m never without a pack of paracetamol in case a headache decides to strike.
Granted, I’m not a redhead – did you know they’re scientifically proven to have a higher pain threshold? – and nor am I an expert at self-hypnosis (which is proven to be one of the best ways to block out painful sensations), so maybe I was just born with a low pain threshold. Our report on page 6 looks into the genetic and social factors that influence our ability to cope with pain and reveals why some of us are more resilient than others.
Elsewhere in this issue we celebrate the best thing about winter – snow! Our round-up of the ultimate active snow breaks here and in NZ covers everything from cross- country skiing to snowshoeing, tubing and more on page 14, plus we’ve got the perfect workout to help you limber up and avoid injury before you hit the slopes on page 12. Have a great week!