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Health & Fitness
Men's Health UK

Men's Health UK

November 2020

Men's Health is the UK's best-selling quality men's magazine packed with expert tips and advice on everything today's man needs to feel fitter, healthier, and happier. Every month Men's Health delivers the inside track on the subjects that matter most to men. Naturally there's fitness, weight loss and general health plus the best advice on food, nutrition and meal plans. The award-winning Men's Health also delivers the very best in sex and relationships, gear, style, grooming, travel and wealth. Small steps, big results: It's an essential read for any man who wants to make his life better without turning his world upside down.

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11 Issues

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2 min.
slide into beast mode

03 MIGHT CRAWLER Unlike many members of the Hollywood elite, Chris Hemsworth isn’t into training fads. On Instagram, you’ll see him pushing himself to the limit, armed with just dumbbells – and the results speak for themselves. The key is picking the right movement. His dumbbell beast crawl may look funny – it earned a parody from Jack Black – but the benefits are no laughing matter. “It’s a complex move but not a heavy load, so you can maintain a higher heart rate for longer,” says Andrew Tracey, PT and MH’s fitness editor. “You’ll be burning more calories than a heavy lifting move like a bench press.” In addition to a solid calorie burn, it hits the rotational muscles in your core as you fight to stabilise yourself while moving the weights…

3 min.
an ally is as an ally does

13 CALL TO ACTION I didn’t put a black square up on Instagram. Back in June, when anger over George Floyd’s murder spilled over and caught fire worldwide, people responded by pausing their social media output, save for a single black square posted on their account. This act was a fair reflection of the public mood. A New York Times study revealed that support for Black Lives Matter rocketed across all demographics after Floyd’s death on 25 May. Nevertheless, I didn’t join in. I’ve been around the social media block, and I’ve lost count of how many times I have seen a movement like this peter out because the majority of people only did the bare minimum. They’ll tweet a supportive hashtag for Kony 2012, or sling a rainbow-coloured Twibbon across their avatar…

2 min.
a mile is the new marathon

25 GO-FASTER STRIPES 26 DRILLING FOR GOLD Over the past few years, Ironpeople and cardiovores have been trying to one-up each other by performing epic feats, competing on the number of miles they can run or ultras they’ve completed. Yet one of the most effective ways to train is the simplest: mastering the mile. And it’s having a revival. “The one-mile run combines speed and endurance, and it’s a good indicator of your overall cardiovascular health,” says Danny Mackey, head coach of pro track team Brooks Beasts. “As it doesn’t take you long to recover, you can run it again soon to see how much you’ve improved. You can’t say that about a marathon.” Even better, you’ll notice yourself getting faster in just three weeks. While a typical runner can accomplish a mile in…

3 min.
join the marines

27 MAKE A SPLASH Looking back at the 150-odd years of wristwatch history, from billion-euro luxury powerhouses to budding contemporary micro-brands, it’s arguable that no factor has had such a disproportionate influence on watch design as the world of diving. Some of us are partial to a scuba session from time to time. But dive watches, or models that have a close genetic link to them, are ever-present in the line-ups of watch brands and sell in their hundreds of thousands each year. Military watches – particularly the “field” and “pilot” watches of the Second World War – are perhaps more widespread, but they cater to a far greater demand. Far fewer people have ever needed a watch that can comfortably descend to 100m below sea level, yet they surround us as…

1 min.
28-31 decode your smart watch data

Resting Heart Rate What it means: How many times your heart beats per minute. The very fit have RHRs as low as 40, but 60-100 is normal. Use it: Regular cardio will improve the score. If it’s 15-20 beats higher in the morning, that may mean you’re not recovering fully from workouts. Heart Rate Recovery What it means: How quickly your heart rate drops after you engage in exercise. The more consistently you exercise, the faster your HRR will be. Use it: It’s a useful indicator of cardio fitness. A drop of 20 beats in the first two minutes is normal. Active Hours What it means: When you’re not moving, blood pressure goes up and inflammation starts to increase. Use it: If you have a desk job, get these numbers up. Stand up every 45…

1 min.
the best eco sports supps

i. Amazing Grass For three generations, a family farm in Kansas has harvested cereal grasses to turn into super-powders – all of which are certified organic and non-GMO. The range goes from proteins and immunity powders to smoothie boosters. ii. Motion Nutrition Motion is 100% organic, ethically sourced and soya/gluten/nonsense-free. Its proteins come in recycled packaging and delicious flavours (creamy cacao, please), with formulas targeted at both morning and evening consumption. iii. Vega Protein-maker Vega aims to achieve a net carbon footprint of zero, so everything from its ingredients to its office is weighed up for sustainability credentials. Ironman and professional triathlete Cody Beals is a fan. iv. Vivo Life Winner of last year’s Vegfest Awards, Vivo Life is carbonneutral, thanks to its vegan recipes and commitment to planting one tree per order. The UK brand is…