Men's Health April 2021

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.

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10 Issues

in this issue

1 min
meet the men’s health advisory panel

BRAIN HEALTH: P. Murali Doraiswamy, M.D. “The next Wanderlust yoga retreat in the Caribbean.” CARDIOLOGY: John Elefteriades, M.D. Foluso Fakorede, M.D. David Wolinsky, M.D. DERMATOLOGY: Brian Capell, M.D., Ph.D. Corey L. Hartman, M.D. Adnan Nasir, M.D., Ph.D. EMERGENCY MEDICINE: Jedidiah Ballard, D.O. Italo M. Brown, M.D., M.P.H. Robert Glatter, M.D. NDOCRINOLOGY: Sandeep Dhindsa, M.D. EXERCISE SCIENCE: Martin Gibala, Ph.D. Mark Peterson, Ph.D., C.S.C.S.*D Brad Schoenfeld, Ph.D., C.S.C.S. GASTROENTEROLOGY: Felice Schnoll-Sussman, M.D. INTEGRATIVE HEALTH: Brenda Powell, M.D. INTERNAL MEDICINE: Keith Roach, M.D. MENTAL HEALTH: Gregory Scott Brown, M.D. Thomas Joiner, Ph.D. Avi Klein, L.C.S.W. Drew Ramsey, M.D. NUTRITION: Dezi Abeyta, R.D.N. Chris Mohr, Ph.D., R.D. Brian St. Pierre, R.D., C.S.C.S. PAIN MEDICINE: Paul Christo, M.D., M.B.A. SEX & RELATIONSHIPS: Debby Herbenick, Ph.D., M.P.H. “Indoor swimming!” Shamyra Howard, L.C.S.W. Justin Lehmiller, Ph.D. SLEEP MEDICINE: W. Christopher Winter, M.D. SPORTS MEDICINE: Michael Fredericson, M.D. Dan Giordano, D.P.T., C.S.C.S. Bill Hartman, P.T. TRAINING: Lee Boyce, C.P.T. Mike Boyle, M.Ed., A.T.C. Ben Bruno, C.F.S.C. Alwyn Cosgrove, C.S.C.S.*D “Opening my business and getting back to training people.” David Jack Mubarak Malik David Otey, C.S.C.S. Don Saladino, NASM UROLOGY: Elizabeth Kavaler, M.D. Larry Lipshultz, M.D. WEIGHT MANAGEMENT: David Katz, M.D.,…

1 min
it’s about time

Become a paramedic. Continue keeping fit. Look after my family. @ultrarunnerlee, 37 Retire. Get a place in the country, preferably in the mountains. Get a couple dogs. @tomtrebilcock, 60 The next decade?! I don’t even know what day of the week it is … @nate.johnson.5203577, 33 Age is just a number. The vitality, strength, and resilience of the men in our Fit at Any Age feature (page 51) prove it. They also prove that aging can mean thriving. So we wanted to know: What goals do you have for yourself in the next decade of your life? I want to box, do MMA, and become a personal trainer. @sandile.eugene.92, 28 To be able to keep working on myself physically, mentally, and emotionally. Become a better father and husband, day after day. @eric.reid.9003, 42…

3 min
which elements of working out from home are here to stay beyond the pandemic?

Q+A WITH THE E.I.C. —@mikedferrante I’VE BEEN asked some version of this question since gyms first started shutting down last spring and kettlebells first started selling out online, and I’ve usually answered with some version of the least satisfying answer ever: It kind of depends. Before all this, a lot of us went to our local gyms or boxes or studios to build muscle, speed, or endurance—the #gains-above-all approach to working out. But for many of us (maybe even most), there was the added benefit that going to the gym got us out of the house. We could see other people, or run into friends, or measure ourselves against that random guy who was always there at the same time and was always a few 25-pound plates ahead of us. (For me, since…

1 min
ask men’s health

Q. I’m overweight and my doctor told me to exercise without giving any specifics. Should I walk? Run? Lift? — ANTON, Norfolk, VA A. Start with activities that are easy on your joints. Excess weight can put stress on your ankles, knees, and hips during exercise, which may lead to injury. So use a recumbent bike or an elliptical, or go for a swim. And aim for at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity physical activity per week. (One way to break it up: five days with 30 minutes of exercise each day.) Remember: Weight loss is complicated, and if you’re unable to lose excess fat on your own, you may need to discuss other treatments with your physician. —FATIMA CODY STANFORD, M.D., M.P.H., AN OBESITY-MEDICINE PHYSICIAN SCIENTIST AT MASSACHUSETTS GENERAL HOSPITAL Have a question…

2 min
how a marine found his next mission

TRANSFOR-NATION! JAKE WOOD STATS AGE: 37 LOCATION: Los Angeles, CA OCCUPATION: Cofounder & CEO of Team Rubicon The Setback I served in the Marine Corps from 2005 to 2009 as a scout sniper, doing tours in Iraq and Afghanistan. Near the end of my second tour, I realized I was growing too familiar with combat. I didn’t want war to define my life, so I made the tough decision to get out. But when I left, my future felt uncertain. I was home, grappling with the fact that my military life was over. The Call to Action I had been out of the Marine Corps for two months when I heard the news of the Haiti earthquake in 2010. It felt like a new mission, so I went to Haiti with eight veterans and doctors. Then a year…

1 min
this month in things you’re psyched about…

THE ACADEMY AWARDS ARE APRIL 25. WHICH BUZZWORTHY MOVIE DO YOU THINK WILL WIN BIG? 12.8% THE TR IAL OF THE CHICAGO 7 8% DA 5 BLOODS 3.2% NOMADLAND 76% I HAVEN’T SEEN ANY OF THESE. Based on 470 responses to @MensHealthMag. THE MORTAL KOMBAT REBOOT HITS THEATERS AND HBO MAX THIS MONTH. WHICH GAME STACKS UP BEST AGAINST ITS ICONIC OPPONENTS? MORTAL KOMB AT …Finish him! 39.2% STREET FIGHTER Hadouken!! 28.6% SUPER SMASH BROS. forever 18.3% TEKKEN is the underrated GOAT 13.9% Based on 552 responses to @MensHealthMag. Courtesy Netflix (The Trial of the Chicago 7, Da 5 Bloods). Courtesy Searchlight Pictures (Nomadland). Alamy (Street Fighter). Jeremy Hinen (Wood, top). Courtesy subject (Wood, inset).…