Men's Health May 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.

United States
10 Issues

in this issue

2 min
meet the men’s health advisory panel

BRAIN HEALTH: P. Murali Doraiswamy, M.D. 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. ENDOCRINOLOGY: 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. 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 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., M.P.H., FACPM, FACP Fatima Cody Stanford, M.D., M.P.H., M.P.A., FAAP, FACP, FAHA, FTOS Jeff Volek, Ph.D., R.D. Ondo no-show socks.…

1 min
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1 min
power up!

BEHIND THE SCENES WITH THE EXPERTS, ADVISORS, AND READERS WHO BRING MEN’S HEALTH TO LIFE, AND THEN SOME. Time manipulation because then I’d have time to learn whatever I’d like. @matt.kanz.big.bird The power to heal and cure people from any illness/disease. @pedro.nila.3 The power to lift average sized boxes without my back hurting for 30 minutes afterwards. @ed.north.9 Invisibility so I can be the fly on the wall for conversations that take place behind closed doors. @matt.angley The superpower to make dogs live forever. @joao.coelho.56808 The power to get my son to do what he’s supposed to do without arguing. @scott.aucutt…

3 min
editor’s letter

Q+A WITH THE E.I.C. A lot of HEALTHY FOOD tends to BE EXPENSIVE. Do you have any tips for eating healthy and BUILDING MUSCLE on a budget? —@mike.ferrante.73 LET ME tell you a little bit about what works for me, Mike. (And that’s an important qualifier: At Men’s Health, we believe there are lots of different ways to eat well and lots of different ways to define health and healthiness, and my food priorities—which mostly come down to avoiding additives and preservatives and what is technically known as “crap”—may not jibe with someone else’s emphasis on counting macros and/or controlling portion size. To each his own, etc.) So, about me: I’ve done paleo and Atkins and Whole30 and all the rest of the latter-day wonder diets, and these days I’m on a lean-meat, leafy-greens,…

1 min
ask men’s health

Q.My partner hates that I bring my smartphone to bed. Big deal or nah? —YOUNG-SOO, CHULA VISTA, CA A.Kind of a big deal! Paying attention to a phone means you’re not paying attention to your partner. One study found that people in relationships are more likely to attribute their partner’s screen time to relationship neglect than they would their own smartphone habits. In other words, we falsely assume our own texting habits are okay. Try setting healthy boundaries with phones. Leave them in a basket when the workday is done, or in the bathroom just before bed. And if you need an alarm to wake up, pick up an old-school clock. They still make those! —DEBBY HERBENICK, PH.D., M.P.H. + Have a question for Rich? Tweet us at @MensHealthMag with the hashtag #AskMHRich and ask…

1 min
the men’s health twitter poll

OVER THE PAST YEAR, HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR BOOZE INTAKE? Based on 646 responses to @MensHealthMag. THIS MONTH IN THINGS YOU’RE PSYCHED ABOUT… BLACK WIDOW HITS THEATERS ON MAY 7. WHO’S YOUR TOP AVENGER? IT’S NATIONAL BARBECUE MONTH! WHAT’S YOUR SAUCE? THE BOTTLED STUFF 67.6% WHO NEEDS SAUCE? 17.6% I MAKE MY OWN. 14.7% FIRE UP YOUR LIGHTSABERS—STAR WARS DAY IS MAY 4. WHICH IN THE SERIES IS STILL THE BEST IN THE GALAXY? Answers based on (clockwise from top) 2,757 responses, 1,100 responses, and 550 responses to @MensHealthMag. Courtesy Everett Collection (The Avengers). Alamy (Han Solo, Luke Skywalker, Jyn Erso, Jar Jar Binks). Christopher Testani (chicken). Getty Images (beer).…