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Australian Men's Fitness

Australian Men's Fitness July 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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the smart man’s cheat sheet

Do this Move to the beat • If you go to a gym, then listening to your own music makes a lot of sense, and not only to drown out the grunts of fellow lifters. Listening to your favourite tunes elevates your mood and can make time go faster, but it also makes hard training easier, says research from Sheffield Hallam University, UK. Subjects cycled on a stationary bike either in silence or with music, and those cycling in time to the beat required seven percent less oxygen to do the same work as the silent cyclists. Eat this Elderberries • If you fall victim to the dreaded lurgy this flu season, get yourself some elderberries. Uni of Sydney scientists have determined that elderberries can help fight influenza by reducing symptoms and the severity of…

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hefty heroes

Superheroes like Thor and Black Widow may have what it takes to save the world in Avengers movies, but neither of their comic book depictions has a healthy body mass index (BMI). New US research from Binghamton University and the State University of New York at Oswego has found that comic book male superheroes are on average too fat, while female superheroes are on average too thin. Researchers collected BMI data for 3752 Marvel Comics characters and examined the depictions of male and female superheroes, paying attention to physical dimensions and costumes that accentuated hyper-masculine or hyper-feminine features like shoulder-to-waist ratio, jawlines, upper-body muscularity, waist-to-hip ratio and breast shape. They found that male comic book superheroes were on average obese, whereas females averaged at the low end of normal weight. The…

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Outside influence Taking 20 minutes out of your day to stroll or sit in a place that makes you feel in contact with nature will significantly lower your levels of the stress hormone cortisol. That’s the finding of a study that has established for the first time the most effective dose of an urban nature experience. “We know that spending time in nature reduces stress, but until now it was unclear how much, how often to do it or even what kind of nature will benefit us,” says Dr MaryCarol Hunter, lead study author. “Our study shows that for the greatest payoff, you should spend 20 to 30 minutes sitting or walking in a place that provides you with a sense of nature.” High cortisol levels long term can cause weight…

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Death by diet One in five deaths around the world are associated with poor diet – even more than with smoking. This is the finding of the Global Burden of Disease study tracking trends in consumption of 15 dietary factors from 1990 to 2017 in 195 countries. The study found that, in 2017, more deaths were caused by diets that were too low in foods such as wholegrains, fruit, nuts and seeds than by diets with high levels of foods like trans fats, sugary drinks and high levels of red and processed meats. The causes of these deaths included 10 million deaths from cardiovascular disease, 913,000 cancer deaths, and almost 339,000 deaths from type 2 diabetes. “This study affirms what many have thought for several years – that poor diet is…

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meating your maker

A new study from Finland has found a diet rich in animal protein, and meat in particular, is not good for your health. The study found that men who favoured animal protein over plant-based protein had a greater risk of death in a 20-year follow-up than men whose diet was more balanced in sources of protein. A high intake of meat was associated with adverse effects: men eating more than 200g meat a day had a 23 percent higher risk of death during the follow-up than men whose intake of meat was less than 100g per day.…

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Take it outside When you need a change of scenery from the weights room, lace up your trainers and take your training outside. You’ll get more out of it than removing the frustration of waiting in line (again) for the squat rack – in fact you’ll reap a range of mental health rewards, including greater feelings of energy and enthusiasm and lower levels of anger, anxiety and negativity, according to a study published in the journal Environmental Science and Technology. Don’t have time for a cross-country run? Simply take five minutes to walk among greenery. That’s long enough to reduce your levels of stress and heighten feelings of motivation, according to the study. Don’t wreck your run • If you’re still doing static stretches before a run, it’s probably time for you to reassess…