FROM THE EDI­TOR

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

Do you know your blood type? Don’t worry if you don’t – it’s some­thing you’d prob­a­bly only dis­cover if you’ve do­nated blood, had a baby or maybe had a blood trans­fu­sion. Nev­er­the­less, it’s some­thing you should find out.

Re­searchers are in­creas­ingly find­ing ev­i­dence to sug­gest that blood type may play a cru­cial role in our health, es­pe­cially when it comes to our risk of cer­tain con­di­tions. Those with types A, B or AB, for ex­am­ple, are 9 per cent more likely to have a heart at­tack than their type- O coun­ter­parts, while women in the lat­ter blood group are more likely to ex­pe­ri­ence fer­til­ity is­sues. And while there’s noth­ing you can do to change your blood type, there are ways you can be more in­formed about the as­so­ci­ated health risks. Check out our re­port on page 4.

This week, we’re also shin­ing a light back on our fit­ness goals for the year. Now that the kids are back at school and hol­i­day ex­cess is a dis­tant me­mory, it’s the per­fect time to join a new gym. But where to start? Re­lax! We’ve done the hard work for you. There’s some­thing for ev­ery­one and ev­ery bud­get in our round-up of the best Fe­bru­ary deals, on page 10.

And if you’re still not ready to brave the gym, we’ve got an ex­clu­sive ex­tract from our glossy new mag­a­zine, 10 Min­utes To... Your Best Body, on page 12, to help you kick­start good habits in short, speedy bursts. Have a great week!

– ELIN

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