Men's Health October 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

2 min.
editor’s note

GUYS: WE HAVE A LOT TO COVER. Where to begin? Oh, how about a cultural juggernaut whose social and economic impact is almost too great to comprehend and whose beauty and brutality bring up so many conflicting emotions, we’re not even sure how to watch it? Fun! For our covers, we chose four of the 1,696 players who make the NFL the most watched sports league—the most watched anything—on TV right now. Last season, NBC’s Sunday Night Football was the highest-rated show of 2017. In fact, three quarters of the 50 most watched broadcasts in all of 2017 were NFL games, a 32 percent increase on 2016. For as much as the sport has become a political and cultural, er, football, millions of us still tune in for a simple…

1 min.
the four-cover formation

This month, our crack circulation team (led by the indomitable Jim Miller) targeted our newsstand deliveries so that each geographic region would receive copies of Men’s Health featuring their local (or localish) favorite on the cover. Here’s who went where: ANTONIO BROWN Wide receiver, Pittsburgh Steelers The NFL’s finest wideout got his start at Central Michigan before dominating the AFC North division. RUSSELL WILSON Quarterback, Seattle Seahawks In leading Seattle to two Super Bowl berths, he’s carved a name for himself all over the West Coast. DEVONTA FREEMAN Running back, Atlanta Falcons Local hero Freeman plays for the Falcons, was born in Georgia, and starred at Florida State. J.J. WATT Defensive end, Houston Texans Texans know him as an NFL star. Big 10 country knows him as one of the University of Wisconsin’s finest.…

3 min.
4 nfl superstars, 2 days

IF WE ALL rooted for the same team, things would be simple: one guy, one team, one Men’s Health cover. But we don’t. Which meant tasking director of photography Jeanne Graves with assembling four different cover shoots, making her this issue’s all-pro. “We wanted to shoot around the ESPYs and photograph these guys when they were all together in L.A.,” she says. “Not so easy. J.J. would be in Texas. And Devonta gave us a confirmation on the cover but no word on where or when three days before the shoot. We were hopping early flights between L.A. and Houston.” MEET THE MEN’S HEALTH ADVISORY PANEL We’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…

3 min.
belly off! club the 210-pound journey of a boston pitmaster

THE SETBACK I always say that I fell into cooking because I fell in love with eating. My first job was as a dishwasher at a local hotel, but when the prep cook called in sick one day, I took over for him—and ended up taking his job. When I graduated from high school three years later, I weighed 350 pounds, but I put on 30 after starting at the Culinary Institute of America. During that time, I tried dieting—sometimes losing 50 to 60 pounds at a time—and even took ephedra before it was banned, but I always regained the weight. THE WAKE-UP CALL After working for almost 20 years in the restaurant industry, I looked around and realized that I was proud of my career. But my weight was taking its toll…

1 min.
ask men’s health

Can I actually predict if I’ll go bald? —DAVE, Paterson, N.J. That’s an unfortunate no. Sure, your ancestors play a big role—male-pattern baldness may be up to 80 percent genetic. But it’s also highly individual and hard to predict. The old “look at your mother’s father’s hair” idea is bunk, says Dhaval Bhanusali, M.D., a dermatologist and clinical instructor at Mount Sinai’s Icahn School of Medicine in New York City. Here’s the real red flag: rapidly thinning hair in your 20s or 30s, he says. Men in this category can lose half their hair within two or three years. Try this: Take a few selfies of your scalp and compare them to new shots three months later, suggests Dr. Bhanusali. See a difference? Check with a dermatologist to rule out medical conditions such as…

2 min.
october game plan

MOVIES Venom OCTOBER 5 The coolest Spidey villain is finally coming to the big screen, and with the dark tone he deserves. Plus, we get to see Tom Hardy in his fourth recent masked role. We’ll leave the kids at home for this one. First Man OCTOBER 12 Damien Chazelle (Whiplash, La La Land) brings Neil Armstrong to life as only he can: with jazz! Kidding. But the film does star Ryan Gosling as Armstrong. Houston, Oscar bait has landed. Beautiful Boy OCTOBER 12 We’re anticipating another powerful performance from Timothée Chalamet (Call Me by Your Name), this time as a son battling addiction with the help of his father (Steve Carell). Based on the memoirs of a real father and son—expect a tearjerker. TV Student Athlete OCTOBER 2 In association with LeBron James, this HBO documentary follows athletes through the stages of…