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Men's Health Australia

Men's Health Australia June 2019

Men's Health is the go-to magazine for Australian men looking to improve all aspects of their lives, from fitness and health to relationships, career and nutrition. If you're looking for expert advice and tips on the best workouts, cooking a tasty, nutritious meal in 15 minutes, reducing stress levels or updating your wardrobe, you'll find it here, all written in Men's Health's intelligent and humorous tone.

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in this issue

2 min.
“it’s never wrong to do the right thing”

Just three days before this issue was due at the printers, our principles as guardians of health were put to the test when our planned cover guy openly, honestly – and some might say bravely – admitted to using steroids to excel in his sport. The revelation, combined with what was to have been his prominent role in this issue, forced us to reflect on what Men’s Health’s values are in 2019. Could we stand by our would-be cover guy in light of such an admission? Should we? For us, it was a no-brainer. Call us naive, but we could not bestow the honour of an MH cover on someone who had used drugs to chase his goals when there are so many shining embodiments of our values out there doing their…

1 min.
men's health australian

SCOTT HENDERSON Editor BEN JHOTY Deputy Editor DANIEL WILLIAMS Associate Editor DAVID ASHFORD Creative Director JASON LEE Deputy Art Director KATE FRASER Head Of Pictures – Fashion and Health LAUREN WILLIAMSON Digital Content Manager – Health ALEX PIEROTTI Digital Content Editor TODD LIUBINSKAS Fitness Director CHIEF BRABON Transformation Coach JEFF LACK Style Editor ERIN DOCHERTY Grooming Writer CLARISSA WILSON Brand Solutions Director JESSICA LAY Brand Solutions Manager CALVIN SIMPSON Brand Solutions Coordinator ANDREW CAMERON Executive Creative Director ALEX DALRYMPLE Multimedia Content Producer KATHY GLAVAS Head of Health COURTENAY McDERMOTT Marketing Manager – Health ELLIE FLETCHER Marketing & Events Executive PAUL KING Production Manager ALLAN WEBSTER Print Operations Manager JEREMY SUTTON Group Subscriptions Manager GEREURD ROBERTS Chief Executive Officer, Pacific Magazines GUY TORRE Chief Financial Officer LOUISA HATFIELD Group Content and Brand Director NICOLE BENCE Commercial Director MARK BOORMAN Group Production Manager RICHARD DORMENT Editor in Chief, Men’s Health US SIMON HORNE SVP/Managing Director Asia Pacific & Russia RICHARD BEAN Director…

1 min.
the big question

Treatment always depends on the MRI, says sports-injury rehab specialist Dan Giordano. “The first thing you want to do is get another evaluation, just to make sure nothing has changed and that you don’t need surgery. If surgery isn’t needed, start focusing on mobility and stability. This means keeping your hips and the muscles around your pelvis mobile.” You can do this, Giordano says, using a foam roller or just by stretching. Target your hip flexors, quads and glutes. For stability and strengthening, focus on the hips. This stabilises the pelvis and relieves pressure on the lumbar spine. When you lift, maintain a neutral spine position while strengthening the core. “Avoid movements that have a dynamic rotation or that cause you to lean backward or forward. They cause pressure on…

1 min.
text a pt

Hi. There’s no denying it anymore: I’m top-heavy. I’ve got chicken legs. What’s my best play? You really need to ask, man? Focus your resistance training on your lower body while backing off the ego-stroking chest-and-guns sessions. But my big chest and arms are my strength! Maybe. But they’re a strength that’s highlighting your weakness. Teetering on stilts is a poor look. And a serious limiter when it comes to sports performance. For the next eight weeks, do two legs/glutes/calves sessions for every one upper-body workout. OK. Best moves? Squats, deadlifts and calf raises. But start easy to avoid injuring those underdeveloped muscles and surrounding structures. Start with bodyweight even. And eat up. Those big lower-body muscles need plenty of fuel for repair. Ben Williams PT, pymble@northshoregym.com.au…

1 min.
parental playbook

The Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development Study, a landmark research project from the US’s NIH about factors affecting adolescent brain development, found that greater time spent on screens was correlated with reduced thickness in some brain areas, especially those underlying visual processing. But it’s too soon to attribute a cause-and-effect relationship between screen time and brain disease, says neurologist Murali Doraiswamy. “That said, we do know that most gaming and social-media applications are designed as ‘superstimuli’ to prey on our addictive vulnerabilities. During normal child development, brain regions involved in resisting such stimuli usually mature at a slower rate than regions involved in exploring new stimuli. This is one reason kids are more prone to addictions.” Studies suggest excess screen time for kids may raise the risk of Internet addiction as…

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02 DAYS TO SINK THE OFFICE COLD WITH A GIN AND TONIC YOU’VE LIKELY HEARD it said that your weekend G&T is medicinal – usually by the guy already on his fifth glass. Winston Churchill even declared that “the gin and tonic has saved more Englishmen’s lives, and minds, than all the doctors in the Empire.” He was, of course, referring to tonic water’s malaria-fighting properties, rather than the tipple’s ability to ameliorate an awkward Sunday lunch with the in-laws. However, new research suggests mixing an elderberry-infused G with your T could protect you against seasonal illness. Recent reports from Griffith University in Queensland found that the quercetin and anthocyanins in elderberries reduce cold duration by two days, as well as significantly curbing the severity of symptoms. Subjects who took an extract…