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Men's Health UK January/February 2019

Men's Health is the UK's best-selling quality men's magazine packed with expert tips and advice on everything today's man needs to feel fitter, healthier, and happier. Every month Men's Health delivers the inside track on the subjects that matter most to men. Naturally there's fitness, weight loss and general health plus the best advice on food, nutrition and meal plans. The award-winning Men's Health also delivers the very best in sex and relationships, gear, style, grooming, travel and wealth. Small steps, big results: It's an essential read for any man who wants to make his life better without turning his world upside down.

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United Kingdom
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Hearst Magazines UK
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the expert panel

OLLIE MARCHON PERSONAL TRAINER Upgrade your training with the prowler sled and you can burn serious fat – fast. PT Marchon will teach you how to push forward p114 PAUL WHITEHOUSE COMEDY LEGEND Smart advice is found in funny places. Comedian Whitehouse tells MH how he turned his health around against the odds p90 FRANCESCA LANCASTER NUTRITIONAL THERAPIST Lancaster explains why you should plump for Veganuary over Dry January when picking a plan to overhaul your health this year p11 TONY KNOX SPORTS SCIENTIST Steroid abuse is no longer confined to a subculture of bodybuilders, and it’s rising fast. Knox delves into its insidious effects p84 STEVEN WARD FITNESS CAMPAIGNER With Ward’s counsel, MH has compiled the fitness trends to watch out for in 2019. Underwater strength training, anyone? p62 DR HAZEL WALLACE FOOD MEDIC Far from a fast track to weight loss, pecking at limp, joyless…

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editor’s letter

Until recently, I could never for the life of me understand why some people claimed not to like Christmas. Slade on the radio, the Griswolds on the box, sausages wrapped in bacon, advocaat in your glass, singing, gifting, sleeping and kissing… I mean, really, what’s not to love? At the risk of coming over all John Lewis, I’ve always been swept away by the magic of the season, perennially high on Proustian rushes, from Phil Spector on the airwaves to the pine needles that perfume the house. So it was with a sadness I hardly dared to voice when, a little while ago, I realised something was missing. The ninth play of “Winter Wonderland” started to grate; the paper crowns became a headache; the Marshmallow World seemed to lose its potency.…

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the big question

Q DRY JANUARY OR VEGANUARY… WHICH IS MORE WORTHWHILE? PETE, OXFORD After the inevitable excesses of the festive season, a month off the sauce seems like a fair penance. Dry January does have some benefits: it’ll likely improve your sleep, while a study from University College London found it could decrease your liver fat by 15%. However, research suggests that half of us return to our bad habits soon afterwards. Swapping hedonism with abstinence plays into our culture’s pernicious all-or-nothing relationship with booze: in reality, those who drink regularly but moderately have been shown to be healthier than teetotallers. So, we’d plump for Veganuary, the clunkily named month of trading meat and dairy for plant-based foods. “High intakes of animal produce can have an inflammatory effect, increasing the risk of insulin resistance and…

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text a pt

I need to lose some serious timber. So, what should I start with: weights or cardio? I’d make sure you’re regularly hitting 10,000 steps first, then start thinking about workouts. OK, I’ll walk to and from work. Now, what about that training? Cardio is safest after a hiatus. Do three steady-state sessions a week: a gentle run, or a swim. After two weeks, swap one of your sessions for HIIT, to push your body harder. Does that mean I should avoid the weights room completely? Until your cardio feels easier, yes. Then add a weights day. Are there any particular exercises I should do? Train the larger muscle groups with squats and deadlifts – you’ll burn more fat that way. Jonny Jacobs, personal trainer JJ ANCIENT SOLUTION TO A MODERN PROBLEM Q Is it acceptable to ignore emails from my boss over…

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am i normal?

Q WHY AM I ALWAYS IN SUCH A BAD MOOD AT THIS TIME OF YEAR? ROB, NOTTINGHAM Winter can take the spring out of the step of even the most jubilant of men. The cold-weather crash is most commonly attributed to seasonal affective disorder (SAD), but a new acronym has started to gain traction. IMS, or “irritable male syndrome” (yes, it’s a medical term), posits that the drop in testosterone (T) experienced in the colder months could play a part in your hot-headedness. So far, most of the research has been conducted on test animals, which experienced a significant drop in T levels out of breeding season. But men, too, are affected by the changing daylight hours. Rising in the dark, working indoors and driving home long after sunset deprive us of vitamin…

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better middle management

New Year is, of course, the time for setting goals. And this time around, both a promotion at work and kilos dropped on the scales are truly within your grasp. But rather than attack 2019 with both barrels, a Journal of Applied Psychology study suggests you need to divide and conquer. That’s because the sycophantic brown-nosing that you hope will ingratiate you with the top brass at work significantly depletes your willpower, making nutritional wobbles more likely throughout the day. Scientists observed 75 employees and recorded the taxing effects of “impression management tactics” – or being a “yes man”. They found that the more you try to please others, the more your self-control is eaten away. Agree to lead yet another presentation and your virtuous meal prep could quickly be replaced…

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