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Men's Fitness UK

Men's Fitness UK April 2017

Men's Fitness is for men who want to get more out of their lives and celebrates an upbeat, optimistic, pro-active lifestyle. Men's Fitness recognizes that mental and emotional fitness is vital to balanced living and aims to offer active and aspirational men - entertainment, information and inspiration.

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United Kingdom
Lingua:
English
Editore:
Kelsey Publishing Group
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reignite your spark

Instant fit tips Here’s our top four quick-hit insights from the pages of this month’s issue What’s the biggest obstacle blocking your path to a fitter, healthier and happier life? For many of us, at least some of the time, a shortage of motivation to make small but significant changes to our daily routine keeps us stuck in a vicious circle. A friend explained his lapsed gym membership to me like this: every morning he wakes up with ten Enthusiasm and Motivation Units (EMUs). He’ll lose one EMU on his commute, a couple more during meetings, one in the queue for lunch and so on every time his patience is tested. He only ever gets to the gym after work if he has at least one EMU left. If not, the only bar…

1 minuti
spring in your step

Finding the motivation to work up a real sweat, whether that’s going for a morning run or an after-work gym session, can be tough at this time of year when it’s still dark most of the day. The good news is that spring is just around the corner and you can start that season in better shape if you treat yourself to some new workout kit right now. Why? Wearing new exercise clothing can give you the added willpower you need to start moving, and simply putting on your fresh clobber gets you in the right frame of mind for exercise and increases the chances of you training that day, according to research from Northwestern University in the US. So treat yourself to a new top and shorts or leggings…

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fight fat with fibre

If you want to lose weight faster then try increasing your intake of fibre, specifically resistant starch which is not digested in the small intestine and so not classified as a type of dietary fibre. It is found in foods such as potatoes, bananas, grains and legumes, and can improve gut health (by feeding your “good” bacteria) and help stabilise blood sugar levels, the key to safe and sustainable weight loss. The research, published in the journal Nutrition Bulletin, also found eating more of this type of fibre enhanced feelings of fullness by producing more short-chain fatty acids.…

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3 foods that fight fatigue

Do you spend most of your afternoons wishing you could slip under your desk and sleep away the rest of the day? The post-lunch energy slump is a common problem and can be eased by swapping a carb-heavy lunch for a protein-rich one. If you’re still sleepy, try these low-calorie fatigue-fighting foods. 1 Banana Bananas are as effective at raising energy levels as sports drink for cyclists, according to open access journal PLOS ONE. 2 Green tea Caffeine and the amino acid L-theanine give you an energy boost but without the jitters. Research shows it boosts focus too. 3 Almonds Packed with heart-healthy monounsaturated fats for an instant boost, almonds are also high in energy-releasing B vitamins.…

1 minuti
eat more watermelon

1 Better sex Watermelon has been described as “nature’s Viagra” thanks to its ability to increase libido and enhance blood flow to you-know-where. That’s down to its high concentration of citrulline, an amino acid that relaxes blood vessels. 2 Dodge disease When you eat watermelon some of the citrulline is converted into another amino acid, arginine, which both improves heart health and helps maintain a stronger immune system, meaning you’ll spend less time on the sidelines. 3 Healthy heart Drinking watermelon juice can decrease your risk of developing atherosclerosis –a build-up of fat in your arteries that’s a contributor to heart disease – according to an animal study by the University of Kentucky. 4 Recover faster Necking some of the fruit’s juice after a hard weights session could help reduce the severity of post-workout muscular aches and…

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saddle up!

Size your bike Straddle the crossbar with your feet flat on the ground. If there’s no clearance between your crotch and the crossbar, you need a smaller bike. Raise the saddle Open the quick-release saddle lever and pull up the seat until the top is level with your hip. Check that you haven’t exceeded the maximum height and lock the saddle in place. Test the height Sit on the bike and, using a wall for support, rotate the pedals to the vertical position. With the balls of your feet on the pedals, the knee of your lower leg should be slightly bent. Adjust the saddle again if necessary. Find the fore/aft position Rotate the pedals until your feet are level and move the saddle forwards or backwards until your knee is directly above the centre of the…