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Men's Fitness South Africa

Men's Fitness South Africa

August - September 2020

The performance magazine with training, nutrition and relationship advice to help you realise your full potential.

South Africa
DHS Media Group
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18.70 CHF
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1 min.
men's fitness publisher's note

“THE SECRET OF GETTING AHEAD IS GETTING STARTED.”– MARK TWAIN ADVERTISING SALES FOR MORE INFORMATION PHONE: +27 10 006-0051 MAIL: PO Box 71450, Bryanston, Johannesburg, South Africa, 2021 ADDRESS: First Floor Block 6 Fourways Office Park, Cnr Roos Street & Fourways Boulevard, 2191 EMAIL: WEB: FACEBOOK: South Africa TWITTER: @mensfitness_sa INSTAGRAM: mensfitnessmagazine INTERNATIONAL International editions of Men’s Fitness are published in the following countries: Men’s Fitness South Africa is published by DHS Media Group (Pty) Ltd in South Africa for South Africa. Material in this publication, including text and images, is protected by copyright. It may not be copied, reproduced, republished, posted, broadcast, or transmitted in any way without written consent of DHS Media Group (Pty) Ltd. The views and opinions expressed in Men’s Fitness South Africa by the contributors may not represent the views of the publishers. DHS Media…

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advisory board

STRENGTH TRAINING CJ Murphy, M.F.S. Owner, Total Performance Sports, Everett, MA Jim Smith, C.P.P.S. Owner, Diesel Strength & Conditioning Zach Even-Esh Owner, Underground Strength Gym, Edison, NJ WEIGHT LOSS Bob Harper Fitness expert; trainer, NBC’s The Biggest Loser Chris Powell, C.S.C.S. Trainer; author; transformation specialist, ABC’s Extreme Weight Loss Frank G. Bottone Jr., Ph.D., R.D. Author, The Diet Denominator: Fill Your Tank for Less FINANCE Roy Cohen Career counselor; author, The Wall Street Professional’s Survival Guide; Chris Bart, Ph.D. Business consultant; author, A Tale of Two Employees DERMATOLOGY Tina West, M.D. Board-certified dermatologist; founder of the West Institute, Annet King, Director of global education, the International Dermal Institute and Dermalogica PHYSICAL THERAPY Jay Dicharry, M.P.T., C.S.C.S. Director of biomechanics, Rebound Physical Therapy “ALWAYS LOOK FOR AN INSTRUCTOR WHO NOT ONLY ENGAGES YOU PHYSICALLY, BUT CAPTIVATES YOU. TRY TO LOSE YOURSELF.”JESSICA KING Peloton Instructor, New York City FOOD Danny Boome…

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hunger for life

Can cutting calories really extend your life? Yes, say a bunch of very old, very hangry monkeys. For years, scientists at the American University of Wisconsin-Madison and the National Institute on Aging ran duelling calorie-deprivation tests on primates, which live to an average age of 25, to see if less food equals longer life. They agreed that cutting calories by 30% improved the monkeys’ health (by cutting cancer and heart-disease risk), but on living longer, they didn’t see eye to eye. But not long ago, they came to their senses, pooled their data, and finally announced this: Yes, eating less upped the monkeys’ lifespan about 15%, but only if: 1) their calories were restricted starting at an older age (post-teens was best), and 2) they ate whole, non-processed foods. But…

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of course, if you don’t want to live longer, here’s how to do it

BURY YOUR FACE IN FAST FOOD (PACKAGING) Around 30% of fast-food wrappers, boxes, etc contain potentially cancer-causing fluorinated chemicals that have been shown to migrate into food and then into our bodies. So, basically, they’re just as bad as the junk that comes in them. (Environmental Science & Technology Letters) CHASE SUGAR HIGHS When flies eat a diet of about 40% sugar for three weeks, they die 7% sooner than those that eat a healthy diet with only 5% sugar. OK, you’re not a fly, but eat too much sugar and you could end up dropping like one. (Cell Reports) CHEAT WITH LARD Going crazy with high-fat meals can harm your liver and even set it up for higher risk of future fatty liver disease. (Heinrich Heine University Diabetes Center) BAIL ON BREAKFAST People who regularly eat a…

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on the right track

Wearables are packed with tons of sensors that can track everything from skin temp and blood oxygen to steps taken and sleep quality. But what if they could actually tell us when we’re getting sick? Well, apparently they can — or, at least, soon will. For a year, American scientists from Stanford University followed 43 subjects strapped with as many as eight tracking devices each and gathered more than 250 000 measurements — even radiation exposure. They made some amazing finds, like what causes jet lag (falling blood-oxygen levels in flight) and how to detect inflammation and the risk of type-2 diabetes. They even diagnosed a case of Lyme disease before it became full-blown. Can tracking the common cold be far behind?…

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gym equipment is filthy, wipe it down

RESEARCH SHOWS that the levels of bacteria on most gym equipment could put a gas station bathroom to shame. One recent study found treadmills to be 74 times filthier than a water fountain, and free weights 362 times buggier than a toilet seat — and more than 70% of those bugs were potentially dangerous to humans. Luckily, most gyms have hand-sanitiser dispensers — but not all. So keep some alcohol-free sanitiser (it won’t evaporate and dry out your skin) in your gym bag. Dettol’s easy-to-use hand sanitiser is a good choice: The rinse free, non-sticky formula makes it a great hygiene solution for on-the-go protection. Kill the bugs, then go kill your workout.…