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Men's Health UK

Men's Health UK

October 2020

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
Language:
English
Publisher:
Hearst Magazines UK
Frequency:
Monthly
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11 Issues

in this issue

1 min.
the expert panel

STUART HERITAGE AUTHOR By disrupting our work lives, lockdown has redefined the role of the “provider”. Heritage unpacks the baggage of male careerism p41 THE MOUNTAIN STRONGMAN Record-smashing strongman and GoT icon Hafþór Björnsson explains why technique is crucial to raising the bar on your goals p108 AMY MORIN PSYCHOTHERAPIST Mental resilience is key to an easier life, but first you need to understand your emotions. Morin and others offer their insight and advice p86 WINSTON MORGAN TOXICOLOGIST Why is COVID-19 more lethal to BAME men than their white peers? Morgan makes the case that systemic racism, not biology, is to blame p50 DREW PRICE NUTRITIONIST More than just a green garnish, salads can be adapted for any training goal. Price shows how to toss up some matchless fitness fuel p72 ROBIN CARHARTHARRIS NEUROSCIENTIST In our rundown of the most influential men in health, Carhart-Harris explains the…

3 min.
editor’s letter

Over my 20-odd years in magazine journalism, never has the concept of a long-lead title felt so anachronistic. I’m writing this on a scorching evening in late July. You’ll be reading it in the last weeks of September, possibly in early October. I have an ice-cold cider on the go, following a sweaty, shirtless run. Meanwhile, there’s a good chance that you’re wearing a jumper. This much was ever thus. We’re used to writing about Christmas in autumn and summer in spring. It’s not usually too much of a stretch. We have a fair idea that, in the build-up to sunnier months, you’d like to shift some timber. Come January, we know that you’ll be looking for ways to reboot your mind, body and soul. But right now, I couldn’t tell…

2 min.
for marine muscle, you need to go deep

The Japanese have grown and eaten wakame seaweed for centuries, but it has yet to drift into the UK mainstream. Our loss: studies show that the marine algae is swimming with nutrients that could help you gain strength and shed fat, fast. Wakame, which you’ve already tried if you’ve ever slurped down a hot bowl of miso soup, deserves to be a staple outside the sushi bar. According to a study in Diabetes, Obesity & Metabolism, it contains fucoxanthin, a carotenoid that promotes fat oxidation. It’s also a source of hesperetin, a flavonoid that stimulates the formation of muscle tissue and provides a boost to bone health as you age. It’s little surprise then, that when scientists at the Korea Food Research Institute studied the effect of wakame on mice over…

2 min.
bulk up your big arms workout

Yes, lockdown was meant to be the excuse you needed to stay at home and focus on yourself. But we’d bet that, like most of us, despite your early enthusiasm, stocking your home gym and tuning into Instagram Live workouts, you’re still not quite the Adonis you hoped to be. Fear not – the “kettlebell two-hands anyhow” fuses a biceps curl with the functional deep squats that you need to ensure that mobility and totalbody strength are not sacrificed on the altar of T-shirt muscle. “With the anyhow, everything works through the whole range of motion,” explains Men’s Health fitness editor Andrew Tracey. “Your shoulders, back, legs, biceps – your entire body has to maintain tension throughout the rep. “Think of each cycle as an individual rep,” he continues. “Aim for quality: I…

5 min.
sourdough

01 GUT FEEDINGS Among (several) other things, 2020 will be remembered as the year of sourdough. Stuck at home, many of us tried our hand at baking the notoriously tricky loaf. Whatever the outcome, it’s worth persevering, says Matthew Jones, founder of breadahead.com. While supermarket loaves are likely to lack probiotic effects, home-baked sourdough preserves the benefits of the good bacteria in the starter. To earn your crust, first you need to get that dough. A WHEAT It’s no secret that wholewheat wins out in the health stakes, but there’s far more to brown bread than its high fibre content. According to one British Medical Journal review, three daily servings of wholegrains can lower your risk of heart disease by 22%. B RYE About as Scandi as stripped-back interior design, rye keeps your calorie count…

2 min.
…i have a rest day?

01 SHAKE ON IT First, a clarification: this is a rest day, not a cheat day, and the next 24 hours will be geared towards recovery, not indulgence. So, upon waking after eight hours without food, you need to fuel your body with all the building blocks it’ll need to make gains (or losses) after a strong week. A breakfast shake with protein powder, nut butter, spinach leaves, berries and a banana will cover all your macro and micro needs. It tastes great, too. 02 GET MOVING A power yoga flow might be a stretch too far right now, but morning movement is crucial. Most of us sleep in the foetal position, which can be just as damaging as bad desk posture and lead to muscle shortening, exacerbating DOMS. Ten minutes of mobility…