Health & Fitness
Australian Men's Fitness

Australian Men's Fitness May 2020

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.

Odysseus Publishing PTY Limited
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6 Issues

in this issue

1 min.
the smart man’s cheat sheet

Take this Ubiquinol • The supplement ubiquinol is a reduced form of CoQ10 – a compound that helps generate energy in your cells. Recent studies have shown it may help reduce lactate build-up and fatigue after acute exercise and, as a result, improve exercise performance. Ubiquinol appears to enhance the use of fats as an energy source, which spares muscle glycogen stores. This can help endurance athletes train for longer before fatigue. Know this Sugar crash • Scientists have long warned us of the dangers to our physical health if we load up on sweet treats, but now it’s believed that a high intake of very refined sugars can impact your mood, too. People with a sweet tooth can find themselves suffering from poor mental health due to a variety of factors, including the disruption…

1 min.
flipping awesome

Eric Garbers is a BMX rider from Namibia, where there are few trail jumps to ride. He maintains a small park called Vertigo Skate/BMX at a local school, where he builds all the jumps himself to help keep the kids off the street and away from trouble. He recently collaborated with the Rhino Momma Project to generate awareness for rhino conservation in Namibia. Here, he performs a flair (a backflip with a 180 degree turn) for one of the rhinos he wants to protect from poaching at Windhoek, Namibia in June 2019.…

1 min.
spot check

Backs are a hotspot area for skin cancer, but nearly a third of Aussies admit to not checking their back thoroughly when looking for new moles or marks, which are early warning signs for skin cancer. An independent survey commissioned by the Miiskin app found that 37% of 18 to 24-year-olds admitted they don’t check their back properly and 30% didn’t know what to look for when checking moles or marks. Over a third of Australians aged 25-44 also confessed to not checking their back properly. Over a fifth of us don’t check anywhere on our body for new moles or marks, despite it being one of the most common melanoma warnings. There are more than 12,000 new cases of melanoma in Australia per year – with an estimated 70%…

2 min.

Supersmartwatch Move over, Fitbit. American engineering researchers have developed a device the size of a wristwatch that can monitor an athlete’s body chemistry to help improve athletic performance and identify potential health problems. The device contains a replaceable strip that’s embedded with chemical sensors that pick up changes in the user’s sweat. The strip sends its data to the device, which interprets the data and then sends the results to the user’s smartphone. The device can be used for everything from detecting dehydration to tracking recovery, with applications ranging from military training to competitive sports. The researchers are now looking for industry partners to help them explore commercialisation options. Baby breath Your weight at birth could influence your cardio fitness later in life. • Do you get out of breath easily? It could be…

1 min.
function fitness

Make sure you mix up your training to include a combination of high- and low-intensity exercise. It’s not just ace for your physical fitness – it can improve your all-round brain function, too. A study in Brain Plasticity has revealed that low-intensity exercise triggers brain networks involved in cognition control and attention processing, while high-intensity exercise primarily activates networks involved in affective/ emotion processing. Both exercise intensities also caused an increase in positive mood.…

2 min.
weight loss

Go big at brekkie Eating a big breakfast rather than a large dinner may prevent obesity and high blood sugar, according to new research in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. Our body expends energy when we digest food for the absorption, digestion, transport and storage of nutrients. This process, known as diet-induced thermogenesis, is a measure of how well our metabolism is working, and can differ depending on mealtime. “Our results show that a meal eaten for breakfast, regardless of the amount of calories it contains, creates twice as high diet-induced thermogenesis as the same meal consumed for dinner,” says study author Dr Juliane Richter. 84% of Aussie men eat breakfast before 8am. Social science They don’t call it a feed for nothing: Facebook can influence your diet. • Want to lose weight?…