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Men's Health December 2018

A lifestyle magazine dedicated to showing men the practical and positive actions that make their lives better, with articles covering fitness, relationships, nutrition, careers, grooming, travel and health issues.

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United States
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English
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Hearst
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“what message do you have for the young men of america?”

I try to keep politics out of Men’s Health. Not because I don’t care about the hows and whys of public life, and not because I think you don’t care, but because politics today is too often a draining, depressing, and divisive race to the bottom. I want Men’s Health to be a place where everyone feels welcome, and where health, fitness, and the drive toward self-improvement is a shared and unifying value. There are no Republicans or Democrats in a weight room or a doctor’s office or a grocery store—there are just people who are doing the best they can, and maybe trying to do a little better.All that said: It has been a week. I’m writing this just days after the sentencing of Bill Cosby, and the testimonies…

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this month on the web: shoes!

FINDING THE RIGHT pair of shoes is no easy feat. (Sorry, had to do it.) That’s where the MensHealth.com team comes in. We tried, tested, and dirtied dozens of pairs for every kind of foot-challenging activity, be it at a CrossFit gym or in a high-stakes work meeting. These are our 2018 Footwear Awards winners.MEET THE MEN’S HEALTH ADVISORY PANELWe’d be nothing without our panel of experts. These are the doctors, scientists, and trainers who keep us accurate and updated on the latest in health and fitness.BRAIN HEALTH:P. Murali Doraiswamy, M.D.David Liebeskind, M.D.CARDIOLOGY:John Elefteriades, M.D.Prediman Krishan Shah, M.D.Eric Topol, M.D.DENTISTRY:Mark Wolff, D.D.S., Ph.D.DERMATOLOGY:Adnan Nasir, M.D., Ph.D.EMERGENCY MEDICINE:Travis Stork, M.D.ENDOCRINOLOGY:Sandeep Dhindsa, M.D.EXERCISE SCIENCE:Alexander Koch, Ph.D., C.S.C.S.Mark Peterson, Ph.D., C.S.C.S.*DFAMILY MEDICINE:Ted Epperly, M.D.GASTROENTEROLOGY:Mark Welton, M.D.MENTAL HEALTH:Thomas Joiner, Ph.D.William Pollack, Ph.D.NUTRITION:Jeffrey Blumberg, Ph.D.,…

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a soup fit for a dad

Vegetable Soup That Is Not Vegetarian(Not because I care about how much protein my daughter consumes but because I love vegetables cooked in chicken stock)1. In a small stockpot, combine 1 lb chicken bones (these could be left over from a roasted chicken) with 1 quart water. Bring to a boil over high heat, reduce the heat to low, and simmer for 1 hour. Strain the stock. If you no longer have a quart, add water until you do.2. Rinse the stockpot and add 1 Tbsp unsalted butter, ½ small yellow onion peeled and chopped, 1 medium zucchini chopped, 1 medium russet potato peeled and chopped into ½-inch pieces, and 1 head of broccoli chopped into ½-inch pieces. (Add half a Tbsp salt here as well. Then at the end,…

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belly off! club

(Courtesy Steve Youngkin)STEVE YOUNGKIN: STATSAGE: 49LOCATION: Cuyahoga Falls, OhioOCCUPATION: Computer consultantBEFORE WEIGHT: 421CURRENT WEIGHT: 182THE SETBACKI was always a heavy child, but during my first marriage and soon after it ended (in my early 30s), I started putting on weight even quicker. Each year, I would have to buy all new pants and shirts (at one point: 6XL). I also developed sleep apnea and high blood pressure. I travel for a living. It became embarrassing: I’d always have to ask for a seat-belt extender.THE WAKE-UP CALLA few years ago, my girlfriend, Suzie, and I went to a Billy Joel concert. I literally could not fit in the seat. An usher found us a different seat in the handicapped section. It was humiliating—sitting there solely because of my size. I finally…

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ask men’s health

How much damage is regular spin class actually doing to my taint?—COREY, New York, NYWe each have differently shaped pelvises, and stress to the pudendal nerve and perineum (the, uh, “taint”) can lead to different outcomes. On the more extreme end might be pudendal neuralgia or “entrapment,” which is fairly common among cyclists who spend a lot of time in the saddle. Symptoms vary from pain anywhere in the genital area to pain during activities like sex. It’s uncommon in spin class but certainly possible. What’s more common is numbness in those regions, due to compression on the pudendal nerve. The severity of this depends on the seat. If you can’t change seats, try wrapping a towel around yours to provide a more forgiving saddle. If soreness is recurrent after…

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december game plan

2018 national champions Alabama.SPORTSCollege Football PlayoffsDECEMBER 15 TO JANUARY 7Sure, everybody profits except for the athletes. But bowl games retain that bootleg-Statue-of-Liberty-option-offense fun that the NFL can’t seem to capture.—JORDYN TAYLOR, news editor, MensHealth.comMOVIESAquamanDECEMBER 21Yeah, Batman v Superman was awful, and Justice League was a new superhero-movie low. So Aquaman can’t be that bad, right? Plus, if DC did one thing right, it was casting Jason Momoa, who was a bright spot in Justice League and seems born to make the king of the sea finally seem badass.—EBENEZER SAMUEL, fitness directorSpider-Man: Into the Spider-VerseDECEMBER 14It may be the first Marvel-based film to actually look like a freakin’ Marvel comic. I couldn’t be more pumped about seeing Miles Morales come to such stylistic, web-slinging life.—MATT GOULET, senior associate editorRomaDECEMBER 14 (NETFLIX)Alfonso…

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