Health & Fitness
Australian Men's Fitness

Australian Men's Fitness August 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
Read More
6 Issues

in this issue

1 min.
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 subs@mensfitnessmagazine.com.au PUBLISHERS Todd Cole, Ian Brooks ADVERTISING Commercial Director Tim Fernandes tim@mensfitnessmagazine.com.au 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 Founding IFBB Chairman Ben Weider…

1 min.
the smart man’s cheat sheet

Do this Ride to work • New Scottish research has found that obese people who drive to work have a 32% higher risk of early death from any cause compared with people with a normal weight who commute by cycling or walking. Previous research has shown that active commuting, mainly cycling, is associated with a 50% lower risk of death from any cause, including heart disease, compared to car commuting. Avoid this Processed junk • On page 18, we share the findings of a study that show ultra-processed foods make you gain more weight than regular foods. But there’s more reason to avoid them: two studies have found positive associations between the consumption of highly processed foods – anything from snacks and fizzy drinks to sugary cereals and frozen meals – and risk of cardiovascular…

1 min.
7 steps to a healthy heart

If you want to protect yourself against developing cardiovascular disease (CVD), there are seven things you should know. Researchers at Penn State Uni, US, have identified seven key health measures that can predict future risk of CVD. Four of them are modifiable health behaviours – not smoking, maintaining a healthy weight, eating a healthy diet and staying active. Then there are three biometrics, or body measurements, you should keep an eye on – blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar. While these factors are pretty obvious, researchers say that less is known about how patterns in these measures over time affect future risk of CVD. The team identified five patterns of how well people did or didn’t do on the seven health measures over time. These patterns were able to help predict…

1 min.
weight loss

Risky business • An Aussie study at the QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute has found people who are overweight could reduce their risk of dying from cancer later in life by up to 30% by shedding some kilos and maintaining a healthy body mass index (BMI). The study also found that by reducing BMI by five points, an overweight person can cut their risk of developing any form of cancer by retirement age by 10%. Senior study author Professor Stuart MacGregor says the study specifically looked at genetic markers related to BMI to explore the relationship between obesity and cancers. “We found the risk of developing any form of cancer by age 65 escalated with every extra five-unit-point increase in BMI,” he says. The World Health Organisation guideline for ideal weight is…

1 min.
sweet talk

Your brain is a clever old thing, but that doesn’t mean you can’t overrule it to keep your daily calorie count down and lose fat faster. Simply telling yourself you’ll have that doughnut “not now, but later” can be enough to quell your craving. That’s because you’re not denying yourself entirely, just delaying the treat for a while, according to the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. The chances are you may not fancy the sweet treat later on, but if you do, try the same mind trick again for as long as it works. This strategy will keep you leaner and help you build greater willpower so future cravings will be easier to combat. 14 Average number of teaspoons of sugar we’re eating a day. 81% of this sugar is coming…

1 min.
big country

Obesity is increasing more rapidly in the world’s rural areas than in cities, says a new study. The research, led by Imperial College London, UK, analysed height and weight data of more than 112 million adults across urban and rural areas of 200 countries between 1985 and 2017. The study found that from 1985 to 2017, BMI rose by an average of 2.0kg/m2 in women and 2.2kg/ m2 in men globally, equivalent to each person becoming 5-6kg heavier. More than half of this rise was due to increases in BMI in rural areas.…