Health & Fitness
Australian Men's Fitness

Australian Men's Fitness May 2019

Men's Fitness is your personal trainer, dietician, life coach and training partner in one package. It's about fitness of the mind and body. Covering fitness, health, nutrition, participation in sport, relationships, travel and men's fashion, the magazine drives its readers to be fitter, stronger, healthier and ultimately, happier.

Odysseus Publishing PTY Limited
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australian men's fitness

EDITORIAL Editor Todd Cole todd@mensfitnessmagazine.com.au Associate Editor Alison Turner Sub Editor Cameron Murray ART Art Director Tania Simanowsky taniasdesign@optusnet.com.au SUBSCRIPTIONS Subscriptions Manager Julie Hughes (02) 9439 1955; subs@mensfitnessmagazine.com.au PUBLISHERS Todd Cole, Ian Brooks ADVERTISING Commercial Director Tim Fernandes tim@mensfitnessmagazine.com.au; 0405 983 707 WEIDER PUBLICATIONS, LLC A SUBSIDIARY OF AMERICAN MEDIA, INC. Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer David Pecker Executive Vice President/Chief Marketing Officer Kevin Hyson Executive Vice President, Consumer Marketing David W. Leckey Executive Vice President/Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer Chris Polimeni President/CEO, Distribution Services Inc John D. Swider Executive Vice President/Chief Digital Officer Joseph M. Bilman Executive Vice President, Digital Media Operations/CIO David Thompson General Manager, AMI International & Syndication Laurence A. Bornstein Director, International Licensing Branding Marianna Gapanovich Director, Rights & Permissions Fiona Maynard Syndication Manager Maribel Dato Production Assistant Paul Miller Founding Chairman Joe Weider (1919-2013) Founding IFBB Chairman Ben Weider (1923-2008)…

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the smart man’s cheat sheet

Know this Drunk DNA • Drinking too much doesn’t just make you feel like a piece of poo on a stick the next day. Binge and heavy drinking may also trigger a long-lasting change in your DNA, resulting in you experiencing an even greater craving for alcohol in the future, according to a new study from Rutgers University, US. This may help explain why alcoholism is such a powerful addiction, and may one day contribute to new ways to treat alcoholism or protect those at risk. Do this HIIPA • You’ve heard of HIIT. But what’s HIIPA? It’s high intensity incidental physical activity, or short, sharp bursts of activity like washing the car, climbing stairs, carrying shopping bags or trying to outrun that parking inspector heading for your car. Researchers from the University of Sydney…

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your time starts now

According to the experts, the most effective way to lose weight is to monitor and record your intake throughout the day. But geez, who has the time? Most people view this method as being so tedious and time-consuming, they don’t even bother trying. But new research published in the journal Obesity has revealed that dietary self-monitoring is actually not very arduous at all. In fact, it only takes around 15 minutes a day. Researchers followed study participants who monitored their dietary intake over six months. Subjects recorded daily calories and fat as well as portion sizes and food prep methods. Results showed that the subjects who lost the most weight – up to 10 percent of their body weight – were spending an average of 23.2 minutes a day on self-monitoring during…

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Slow and steady You might think that state-of-the-art shoes, performance diets and racing strategies are only for elite runners. But if new research from the University of Colorado at Boulder, US, is to be believed, it appears that the slower you are, the more measures like these will improve your finish times. Researchers found that for runners moving slower than 5.35 minutes per kilometre, any percent improvement in running economy (due to better footwear, nutritional supplements or other measures) translated to an even higher percentage improvement in pace. On the flip side, for those who ran faster, each percent improvement in running economy resulted in less than that percentage improvement in pace. Pressing matters Can you crack out 40 push-ups? You’re more likely to live longer. • A study of active middle-aged men held…

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hidden menace

Visceral fat is deep abdominal fat that surrounds your organs. Too much of the stuff can lead to things like insulin resistance, diabetes and heart disease. But if you can’t see it, how best to get rid of it? Scientists from UT Southwestern Medical Center, US, analysed two types of interventions – exercise and medicine – to learn how best to defeat fat lying deep in the belly. They found that while both exercise and medicines resulted in less visceral fat, the reductions were more significant with exercise.…

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Old bones Craving fatty food again? You can thank your far-distant forebears. Long before our ancient human ancestors began hunting large animals for meat, a fatty diet provided them with the nutrition that was needed for them to start developing bigger brains, suggests a paper in Current Anthropology. The paper argues that our early ancestors acquired a taste for fat by eating the bone marrow scavenged from the skeletal remains of large animals that had been killed and eaten by other predators. The argument challenges the widely held view among anthropologists that eating meat was the critical factor in setting off the chain of human evolution. And probably also explains why you suddenly find yourself jonesing for a kebab at 3am. Choice, bro Start exercising and you might just start eating better, too. •…