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Australian Men's Fitness February 2019

Men's Fitness is your personal trainer, dietician, life coach and training partner in one package. It's about fitness of the mind and body. Covering fitness, health, nutrition, participation in sport, relationships, travel and men's fashion, the magazine drives its readers to be fitter, stronger, healthier and ultimately, happier.

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the smart man’s cheat sheet

Do this Jog your memory Always forgetting where you left your car keys? Leave the car at home and start running instead and you might just remember where you left those suckers. Regular aerobic exercise increases the size of your hippocampus, an area of the brain responsible for memory and learning, according to a study from the University of British Columbia, Canada. The research found that weight training doesn’t have the same beneficial brain effect. Know this Burn time Researchers have found that the number of calories people burn while they’re at rest changes with the time of day. The study, published in Current Biology, found people burn 10 percent more calories in the late afternoon and early evening than in the early morning hours. This reveals how much of an influence our circadian clocks…

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sheer insanity

Red Bull Rampage, one of mountain biking’s wildest competitions, is an invitation-only event held in Utah, US. Each year, the world’s greatest freeriders converge on Zion National Park to transform the unforgiving terrain of southern Utah into descending lines of form and function. Each rider has to create their own handmade lines down the mountain without the use of power tools. As a result, no two rider’s path down the near-vertical sandstone ridges are the same. Here, Canadian Tom Van Steenbergen takes the plunge on October 25th, 2018.…

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toxic bs

Give toxic sunscreen fears the arse this summer. If Pete Evans believes it’s true, it has to be bullshit. Now science backs that up – it’s safe to slap on the sunscreen this summer despite what you may have heard or read about the potential toxicity of sunscreens. A study led by the Uni of Queensland (UQ) and Uni of South Australia (UniSA) provides the first direct evidence that zinc oxide nanoparticles used in sunscreen neither penetrate the skin nor cause cellular toxicity after repeated applications. The research refutes widespread claims among some public advocacy groups – and a growing belief among consumers – about the safety of nanoparticulate-based sunscreens. “Using superior imaging methods, we established that the nanoparticles remained within the superficial layers of the skin and did not cause any cellular damage,” says…

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Lifting weights can reduce your risk of heart attack and stroke. Quick set Lifting weights for less than an hour a week may reduce your risk for a heart attack or stroke by 40-70 percent, according to a study from Iowa State University, US. Spending more than an hour in the weights room didn’t yield any additional benefit, the researchers found. “People think they need to spend a lot of time lifting weights, but just two sets of bench presses that take less than five minutes could be effective,” says Duck-chul Lee, associate professor of kinesiology, who led the study. The results – some of the first to look at resistance exercise and cardiovascular disease – show benefits of strength training are independent of running, walking or other aerobic activity. Not that you should…

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bench warmer

There are lots of ways to target your chest, but few are better at building muscle than a heavy barbell bench press. And you’re better off using free weights than a Smith machine, according to a recent study published in the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. When study subjects were asked to perform two reps at 70 percent and 90 percent of their one-rep maximum, muscle activation in their pecs and shoulders was greater on the free weights bench than when they used the machine, which uses a fixed bar path.…

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Drink red, eat choc, live long and prosper. Sweet youth Possibly some of the greatest news ever – eating chocolate and drinking red wine could help to slow down the ageing process. So say researchers from the Universities of Exeter and Brighton, UK, who were looking at a compound similar to resveratrol, found in red wine and dark chocolate, as well as red grapes and blueberries. They discovered that when they applied a chemical compound called resveratrol analogues to old cells in a culture dish, the cells actually started rejuvenating and began dividing again, like younger cells would. While it’s no fountain of eternal youth, the researchers believe this discovery could lead to helping people age better and stay healthier for longer. However, a lot more research needs to be done to establish…