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Australian Men's Fitness

Australian Men's Fitness June 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.

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come out stronger

You’ve made me proud, Australia. Something unique resides in the Australian spirit that’s particularly adept at coping with adversity. We’ve demonstrated this repeatedly over the years: bushfires, the GFC, gun control, floods, war, and now a pandemic. With every adversity came, for the most part, a united front; a well-unified, collective effort from every stratum of our society. It’s enough to get you misty if you mentally walk back through it. And it points the way to the future. Like the ones before it, we will emerge from this current crisis largely intact. While we will have learnt many lessons as a nation and a civilisation, there are many personal ones to take from this COVID-19 emergency. Fatality from the virus has been connected with underlying pre-existing health conditions, such as…

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the smart man’s cheat sheet

Do this Up the ante Men who get 2.5 hours of “moderate-to-vigorous” exercise per week have a lower likelihood of becoming depressed, a study has found. And the findings, highlighted in the Journal of Affective Disorders also show that substituting one hour of moderate for vigorous activity reduces the odds of developing depression by 32%. Another Aussie study has also found that stopping exercise can result in increased depressive symptoms. Try this Handy tip Before you head out for a run, keep your hands cool to boost your chances of going the distance. Researchers at Stanford University, US, found that pre-cooling your hands can help keep your core temperature down, meaning more energy for the act of running. Next time it’s hot out, immerse your hands for 10 minutes in cold water no…

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do drop in

American freestyle skier Nick Goepper is one of the top slopestyle and halfpipe athletes in the world. Despite being born in a small town in the notoriously flat midwest state of Indiana, he fell in love with skiing at the tender age of five, and was soon proving to be one of the biggest talents of his generation – scoring medals at the X Games and the Winter Olympics. Here, he drops from the roof of the hotel Lucní Bouda, high in the Krkonoše mountains in Krkonoše National Park, Czech Republic, in March 2020.…

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shake it off

1 rasher of bacon 735 milligrams 1 slice frozen supreme pizza 438 milligrams Macca’s large fries 400 milligrams 1 tbsp tomato sauce 146 milligrams Eating too much salt doesn’t just do a number on your blood pressure – it can also weaken your immune system. And right now, you want your immune system to be firing on all cylinders. A study at the University Hospital Bonn, Germany, revealed that mice fed on a high-salt diet were found to suffer from much more severe bacterial infections. Human volunteers who consumed an additional six grams of salt per day also showed pronounced immune deficiencies. (This amount is about equal to the salt content of two fast food meals.) The World Health Organisation recommends that we consume no more than five grams of salt per day. This adds up…

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A rough ride Cycling to work has been shown to lower the risk of disease, heart attacks and death. Which is nice. But a UK study has found that it’s also associated with a higher risk of admission to hospital for an injury than other modes of commuting. The study, published in BMJ, found that cycling was associated with a higher risk of injury to arms and legs, the torso, the head or neck, and fracture injuries as well as injury-related hospital stays. But is the risk worth it? When cyclists were compared with all other commuters, the cyclists showed a 21% reduced risk of cardiovascular disease, an 11% lower risk of first cancer diagnosis and a 12% lower risk of dying. Get in tune A new song created with running in…

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weight loss

Piggy in the middle? Carrying too much fat around your midsection can have a damaging impact on your cognitive abilities. Researchers at Augusta University, US, have found that excessive visceral adiposity – fat in the abdominal cavity – heavily exposes the immune cells in our brain to a signal that turns them against us, setting in motion a crescendo of inflammation that damages thinking processes. “We have identified a specific signal that is generated in visceral fat, released into the blood, that gets through the blood brain barrier and into the brain, where it activates microglia [immune defence cells in the brain] and impairs cognition,” says researcher Dr Alexis Stranahan. Not so thin air Polluted air can make you fat. This is the finding of a study from the University of Colorado…