Health & Fitness
Australian Men's Fitness

Australian Men's Fitness November 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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6 Issues

in this issue

1 min.
the smart man’s cheat sheet

Do this Slather up • Are you an outdoor athlete? Use SPF, FFS. Professor W. Larry Kenney of Penn State Uni, US, has revealed that athletes such as hikers, tennis players and runners exceed the recommended UV exposure limit by up to eight-fold during summer. “Multiple studies demonstrate an elevated risk of skin cancer for those who regularly participate in outdoor exercise,” the prof says. Despite this, fewer than 25% of athletes regularly use sunscreen. Eat this Ah, nuts • Eating nuts at least twice a week is associated with a 17% lower risk of death from heart disease, according to research from Isfahan Cardiovascular Research Institute, Iran. Nuts aren’t just a good source of unsaturated fat. They also contain protein, minerals, vitamins, fibre, phytosterols and polyphenols – all of which benefit heart health. Raw,…

1 min.
lasting the distance

You come from the land down under? You’ve got a long life to look forward to. Aussie men are now living longer than any other group of males in the world, according to new research from The Australian National University, ACT. The study introduces a new way of measuring life expectancy; accounting for the historical mortality conditions that today’s older generations lived through. By this measure, Australian men, on average, live to 74.1. The study used data from 15 countries across Europe, North America and Asia with high life expectancies. “Popular belief has it that Japan and the Nordic countries are doing really well in terms of health, wellbeing and longevity,” says Dr Collin Payne, who co-led the study. “But Australia is right there. “The results have a lot to do with longterm stability…

2 min.
weight loss

Seconds coming Eating extra servings typically shows up on the scale later, but how this happens has not been clear. A new study in the Journal of Clinical Investigation has revealed a previously unknown gut-brain connection that helps explain how those extra servings lead to weight gain. Mice in the study eating a high-fat diet showed increased levels of gastric inhibitory polypeptide (GIP), a hormone produced in the gut that’s involved in managing the body’s energy balance. The study found that the excess GIP travels through the blood to the brain, where it inhibits the action of leptin, the satiety hormone; consequently, the animals continue eating and gain weight. Blocking the interaction of GIP with the brain restored leptin’s ability to inhibit appetite and results in weight loss in mice. Dupe your…

1 min.
get a wriggle on

Researchers from Deakin Uni, Vic, have found that fidgeting can improve health by breaking up sedentary behaviour. Studying children, the world’s best wrigglers, researchers found kids who frequently changed posture when completing sedentary activities burnt more energy than those who sat still. Researcher Dr Katherine Downing says that when the results were scaled up, fidgeting kids could be burning off an extra 3kg per year. “That’s pretty significant in helping to prevent unhealthy weight gain” she says.…

2 min.

Wake-up call Ready to train? Put the phone away. Research from Hiram College, US, found that using your phone to talk or text while you’re training can negatively impact on your balance by up to 45%. Another study from the same researchers found that using your phone while training – such as answering calls or checking texts – dramatically decreases workout intensity and also increases the risk of injury. Despite these pretty obvious findings, it seems we just don’t want to let go of our phones, even when we’re training. Research has found: • 27% of gym-goers would feel annoyed if they couldn’t connect to the internet at the gym. • 22% of smartphone users aged 18-29 check their phone every few minutes. Hop to it • When’s the last time you skipped anywhere? Probably…

2 min.

A cur for what ails you Owning a pet may help you to maintain a healthy heart, especially if that pet is a dog, according to the first analysis of data from the Kardiozive Brno 2030 study, a population-based cardiovascular health prevention project in Central and Eastern Europe. The study examined the association of pet ownership – specifically dog ownership – with cardiovascular disease risk factors and cardiovascular health. Researchers found that pet owners were more likely to report more physical activity, better diet and blood sugar at an ideal level. The greatest benefits from having a pet were for those who owned a dog, and this was independent of people’s age, sex or education level. Think it’s time to add a doggo to your family? Remember – adopt, don’t shop.…