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Men's Fitness UK

Men's Fitness UK February 2018

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.

United Kingdom
Kelsey Publishing Group
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get lean, live happy

If I had a pound for every time I heard someone start a sentence “I’ll be happy when...”, I’d be writing this from my private island in the West Indies and not from an office block in the West End. These sentences always end with some variation of “…I have a better body”. I used to think like this until I realised that doing so means you’re subconsciously convincing yourself that you’re not – and can never be – happy in the here and now. Living a healthier and happier life is possible for everyone – but you don’t achieve it through thought alone. You need to turn your hopes into reality through action. All it takes – indeed, the only approach that ever works – is some small, strategic and sustainable…

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instant fit tips

1 Eat your way bigger and leaner Is a lack of time and kitchen knowledge stopping you build a lean, healthy body? It needn’t any longer! Delicious and nutritious meals that burn fat and add muscle are just 15 minutes away. Getting lean’s never been this tasty. Find out more p73 2 Training three times a week is plenty Whether you’re a gym newbie or an experienced trainer, at this time of year it’s tempting to lift weights every day to build a better body. But too much too soon kills motivation and limits results. Train smart instead to get ripped faster. Find out more p60 3 Stay sharp and torch fat with fish oil Only eat fish battered with chips? Consider an omega 3 fish oil supplement. In the UK only 27% of us eat the…

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punching power is in your head

Want a reason to warm up on your gym’s heavy bag? Here it is: by working on the co-ordination needed for a perfect punch, you’ll restructure your brain as well as your muscles. In a study published in the journal Cerebral Cortex, trained martial artists had differently structured white matter connecting their brain regions than untrained exercisers, prompting researchers to speculate that most of their power came down to synchronisation and timing, with better neural connections letting them synchronise their arm and trunk movements with precision. Add a bagwork session once a week: you’ll build co-ordination and power that lasts much longer than a triceps pump. INSTANT TIP It’s worth learning to form a proper fist: research published in the Journal Of Experimental Biology shows that the knuckles are four times stiffer…

2 minuti
bad foods, done good

1 GO DARK If you’re on the chocolate, stick to the quality stuff: anything with more than 70% cocoa solids provides a hefty wallop of potassium, magnesium, zinc and iron. If you eat a tiny square before or after a meal, it can actually activate satiety hormones in the brain that trigger fullness faster. If it’s too bitter, add a tiny dash of salt to take the edge off (and add more minerals). 2 HAVE A DRINK The health effects of resveratrol are almost certainly overstated – it’s unclear that there’s enough of the wonder-compound in your fruity red to actually do any good – but a recent research review suggests that there’s still something good in your glass. The data showed people who drink wine with food saw a 30% reduced risk…

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skip winter flu with berries

Berries are called a superfood because they’re packed with cancer-fighting antioxidants - but there’s new evidence they can help with more common ailments too. Scientists researching the health benefits of a good array of gut microbes are increasingly convinced that they’re linked to the immune system – so by improving your microbiome, you’ll get ill less. In a study at Washington University in Missouri, flavonoids found in blackberries helped to protect rodents against influenza by safeguarding their lungs when infection struck. Whole berries worked better – skip the juice.…

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train your brain with adrenaline

Feel better about yourself after a black diamond run or similar brush with danger? Of course you do, but it’s not just sweet relief: according to new neuroscience, you could be changing the make-up of your brain. Studies have already found strong links between extreme sports and heightened self-confidence and humility (not a contradiction – it’s just that real experts know what they’re good at), but researchers now believe that adrenaline junkies benefit from higher levels of neuropeptide Y, an amino acid that controls anxiety and buffers the effects of stress hormones. It’s higher in those who take on high-pressure situations, so if you want a coping mechanism for the stress of everyday life, seeking out danger could be the way to go. 16C The external temperature at which brown fat starts…