Men's Health July - August 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.

United States
USD 4.99
USD 23.99
10 Números

en este número

1 min.
meet our advisers

Q “CARROTS COME IN ALL DIFFERENT COLORS NOW—DOES THAT MEAN THE NUTRITION IS DIFFERENT, TOO?” —ROB, Baltimore, MD Yes—but different-colored carrots are nothing new. In fact, yellow and purple carrots were the first to be harvested more than 1,000 years ago. A vegetable’s color is a sign of the nutrients and antioxidants found inside. Purple carrots, rich in anthocyanins, promote vascular and heart health. Orange and yellow carrots, higher in lutein, support eye health. Orange carrots, rich in alpha- and beta-carotene, can help reduce the risk of chronic diseases, such as type 2 diabetes and heart disease. Eat ’em all.…

3 min.
“just when i thought i was out, they pull me back in…”

Let me back up a second. My name is Rich, and I’m new here, and I’m as wary as anyone of guys who randomly quote Godfather movies, much less the third one. And before I tell you what I’ve got planned for Men’s Health, and how hard I’m going to work to make sure this magazine earns your time and trust and money, it’s important to note that I’m not really supposed to be here. About a year ago, I blew up my life. For 15 years, I’d been a journalist in New York City, working my way up in magazines and grinding my body and mind down to a fine professional pulp. I was in the worst shape of my life. I was tired all the time. And since it’s…

7 min.
ask men′s health

BONUS TIP Don’t obsess: Keep weigh-ins to twice a week, says dietitian Lisa Young, Ph.D. FOR THE VALUE SHOPPER Eufy BodySense, $40 Pro: Top quality at a fraction of the price. Con: The scale display shows weight only; for further data, you have to go to the app. (And unlike other scales, the app has to be open to collect data.) Metrics: Weight, BMI, body fat, full body comp FOR THE FITBIT FANATIC Fitbit Aria 2, $130 Pro: Your Fitbit tracker works seamlessly with the scale to track your whole life, displayed in fun, colorful graphics. Con: The metrics are fairly limited compared with other scales. (No muscle mass, for instance.) Metrics: Weight, BMI, body fat FOR THE STRAVA STRIVER Garmin Index, $150 Pro: Link up with other users to form a training group or for friendly competition. Con: Setup involves social-media integration, a drag…

1 min.
you got game!

Sure, practice makes perfect. But seriously, do you know anyone who takes—or has—the time? If you’re like most weekend athletes, you get by on muscle memory and smarts honed over decades, and your spin move from eighth grade. You can do better. We picked the brains of top pros for drills that you can slip into a workout or warmup. Minimal effort for major results: improved quickness and tricks to school the youngsters. Your summer sports career just got a boost. Why does Arman Sadeghi (with ball) play rec hoops? “At 40, it’s not like you have many opportunities to compete.”…

2 min.

“It’s competitive here. That aspect of this league is what keeps me going.”—Jeff Gomez, 25 Your Guides: ▸ DEMAR DEROZAN, Toronto Raptors guard ▸ JON LEE, team strength coach PREGAME DRILL Lunge circuit Benefit: Better lateral movement on defense, and shaking your man on offense Don’t worry, you can still launch pregame treys to find your shooting rhythm. But before you start bombing away from beyond the arc, do this warmup from Lee and four-time All-Star DeRozan. It takes just minutes. Start standing, then lunge forward with your right leg; do 5 reps. Lunge with your right leg again, this time directly out to the right side; do 5 reps. Do 5 more lunges, this time stepping out with your right leg at a 45-degree angle, then repeat the entire drill on the other leg. Now you’re ready…

3 min.
flag football

“I played football in high school and wanted to keep playing with my friends. This keeps us in touch.”—Kenny Coleman, 20 Your Guides: ▸ DEVONTA FREEMAN, Atlanta Falcons running back ▸ MELVIN GORDON, Los Angeles Chargers running back ▸ TRAE WAYNES, Minnesota Vikings cornerback PREGAME DRILL Small-ball off the wall Benefit: Improved hand-eye coordination The secret to Odell Beckham–like hands: a tennis ball. Two, actually, for this drill from Freeman, a two-time Pro Bowler. Find a wall (pro tip: one without windows) and stand 8 to 10 feet away. Hold a ball in each hand and throw one at the wall. As it returns, toss the other ball at the wall, then catch the first ball. It’s like juggling, except it trains your body to make circus catches, not to join the circus. “It’s something smaller coming at…