Health & Fitness
Men's Health

Men's Health

March 2020

A lifestyle magazine dedicated to showing men the practical and positive actions that make their lives better, with articles covering fitness, relationships, nutrition, careers, grooming, travel and health issues.

United States
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10 Issues

In this issue

2 min.
men's health

Richard Dorment EDITOR-IN-CHIEF Jamie Prokell Creative Director EDITORIAL Ben Court, Mike Darling Executive Editors Ben Paynter Features Editor Jordyn Taylor, Spencer Dukoff Deputy Editors Marty Munson Health Director Paul Kita Senior Editor Ebenezer Samuel Fitness Director Brett Williams Associate Fitness Editor Melissa Matthews Health and Nutrition Writer Evan Romano Associate Editor Joshua St. Clair, Temi Adebowale Editorial Assistants ART Leslie Xia Associate Art Director Eric Rosati Designer Sarah Leituala Design Assistant Matthew Montesano Digital Imaging Specialist HEARST VISUAL GROUP Alix Campbell Chief Visual Content Director Fabienne Le Roux Executive Visual Director Sally Berman Visual Director Justin O’Neill Visual Director Amy Wong Senior Visual Editor Sinikiwe Dhliwayo Associate Visual Editor Giancarlos Kunhardt Visual Assistant FASHION Ted Stafford Fashion Director Adam Mansuroglu Senior Style & Gear Editor COPY Janna Ojeda Assistant Managing Editor John Kenney Managing Copy Editor Alisa Cohen Barney Senior Copy Editor Connor Sears, David Fairhurst Assistant Copy Editors RESEARCH Jennifer Messimer Research Chief Darren Reidy Research Editor Nick Pachelli Assistant Research Editor CONTRIBUTING EDITORS Dan Harris, Garrett Munce, Lauren…

1 min.
meet the men’s health advisory panel

BRAIN HEALTH: P. Murali Doraiswamy, M.D. David Perlmutter, M.D. CARDIOLOGY: John Elefteriades, M.D. David Wolinsky, M.D. DERMATOLOGY: Brian Capell, M.D., Ph.D. Adnan Nasir, M.D., Ph.D. EMERGENCY MEDICINE: Jedidiah Ballard, D.O. Robert Glatter, M.D. Travis Stork, M.D. ENDOCRINOLOGY: Sandeep Dhindsa, M.D. EXERCISE SCIENCE: Martin Gibala, Ph.D. Mark Peterson, Ph.D., C.S.C.S.*D Brad Schoenfeld, Ph.D., C.S.C.S. GASTROENTEROLOGY: Felice Schnoll-Sussman, M.D. INTEGRATIVE HEALTH: Brenda Powell, M.D. INTERNAL MEDICINE: Keith Roach, M.D. MENTAL HEALTH: Thomas Joiner, Ph.D. Avi Klein, L.C.S.W. Drew Ramsey, M.D. NUTRITION: Chris Mohr, Ph.D., R.D. Mike Roussell, Ph.D. Brian St. Pierre, R.D., C.S.C.S. PAIN MEDICINE: Paul Christo, M.D., M.B.A. SEX & RELATIONSHIPS: Debby Herbenick, Ph.D., M.P.H. Justin Lehmiller, Ph.D. SLEEP MEDICINE: Mary Carskadon, M.D. W. Christopher Winter, M.D. SPORTS MEDICINE: Michael Fredericson, M.D. Dan Giordano, D.P.T., C.S.C.S. Bill Hartman, P.T. TRAINING: Mike Boyle, M.Ed., A.T.C. Ben Bruno, C.F.S.C. Alwyn Cosgrove, C.S.C.S.*D David Jack David Otey, C.S.C.S. Don Saladino, NASM UROLOGY: Elizabeth Kavaler, M.D. Larry Lipshultz, M.D. WEIGHT LOSS: David Katz, M.D., M.P.H., FACPM, FACP Jeff Volek, Ph.D., R.D.…

1 min.
the new grit

In this issue, we explore the stories of blood, sweat, and tears that are redefining grit in 2020. When we asked you guys what the word means to you, you took to Twitter and blew our minds. Gritty was impressed, too. A core component of personal resiliency with a focus on passion and perseverance for long term goals. Anthony Massi @anthmassi #Neverquit attitude despite odds against you. Rising above all obstacles to accomplish your goal. Rod Knight @rodknight Grit to me means not having let the tough times in life beat you up, but rather learning from those experiences and gaining strength from them. Travis @Travis959KRFF Grit—staring challenge and/or adversity in the face, taking it on without fear or complaint, risking failure and uncertain outcomes without flinching. Ben @aubenindc It is a product of having the guts to go…

3 min.
q+a with the e.i.c. how does your social life affect your health? —@brianmasefield

I COULD LIE, I guess, and say that I have a healthy social life—i.e., the kind that constantly nourishes and energizes my body, mind, and soul. But the truth is that I’m a little hungover at the moment because I had two beers too many at a party three nights ago and nothing about my life feels especially healthy right now. (My editor sent me the following note: “Consider changing ‘three nights ago’ to ‘the night before last’? Having a hangover from three nights ago might sound like bullshit to some readers.” And while it is indeed bullshit, readers, it is very much true.) “When we get older, our whole recovery process for everything we do is harder, longer, and slower,” says gastroenterologist Mark Welton, M.D. It’s one of those…

1 min.
meanwhile, on instagram…

With nearly 200,000 followers, Men’s Health fitness director EBENEZER SAMUEL is a bona fide Instaceleb. That comes with plenty of trolls, yes, but also a little adulation. @jpylypuik Is Eb a mule? @ebenezersamuel23 Reply @jpylypuik ok. Somebody needs to explain the mule reference to me. @jpylypuik Reply @ebenezersamuel23 mule as in you’re a freaking tank. Not even [NFLstar] Aaron Donald bull rushing you is going to move you. @ebenezersamuel23 Reply @jpylypuik got it. Although definitely prefer tank… tanks are more badass. @jpylypuik Reply @ebenezersamuel23 You got it boss. Keep on reppin’.…

2 min.
how a principal took his former self to school

SETH FORD STATS AGE: 33 LOCATION: Big Springs, NE OCCUPATION: Principal BEFORE WEIGHT: 297 AFTER WEIGHT: 170 The Setback In 2010, I was a middle school history teacher just getting settled into my career; I invested almost no time in exercising. I ate whatever I felt like eating—mostly double cheeseburgers, fries, and cookies my wife would bake—and I was getting bigger. First, it started to affect my confidence, and then I didn’t have the energy to do the things I wished to do. By the time I became a principal, in 2014, I weighed 297 pounds. I was coaching basketball and football at this time but struggled to demonstrate what I wanted the team to do physically, especially defensive slides in basketball, which left me out of breath. I couldn’t set an example for the kids I…