Men's Health December 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

1 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.…

3 min
let’s talk about what fuels greatness

TUNE IN TO FUEL-UP WITH: LUKE COUTINHO With 3 bestsellers and named one of 500 "most influential people in Asia" by the NY Press Agency, Luka joins us from his home in lndia. He is a holistic lifestyle coach globally known for his approach to lntegrative and Lifestyle Medicine. Learn the 4 pillars of wellbeing that blend Eastern and Western thoughts and practices. Friday, August 6, 2021 10:00 am PDT / 7:00 pm CEST 6:00 pm BST / 10:30 pm 1ST SCOTT M. SMITH, PhD Nutritionist, Manager for Nutritional Biochemistry at the NASA Johnson Space Center. Determining the specific nutritional needs for space exploration, Dr. Smith is one of the few people on the plane! whose work ranges from Antarctica to Outer Space. Frlday, September 3, 2021 10:00 am PDT / 7:00 pm CEST 6:00 pm BST / 10:30 pm…

1 min
when a hero comes along…

BEHIND THE SCENES WITH THE EXPERTS, ADVISORS, AND READERS WHO BRING MEN’S HEALTH TO LIFE, AND THEN SOME. My mom. When I came out of the closet she filled the voids with compassion and kindness in my new life. her!@Lyle.Miller148My Uncle David. He’s funny and always positive. But when it comes to protecting family, he doesn’t mess around.@Arnella.ClouseMy dad, of course!… A humble child from a small town who started being a shoe shiner and then became a graduated dentist from our most important college in Mexico.@Vm.Salgado.9My parents for making parenting seem so easy when it is actually incredibly hard.@Gregg.ColemanAnyone & everyone who is against poverty and does something good to their people!@Arun277My husband. Extremely positive, never complains, despite being dealt some of life’s most difficult situations.@Linda.Flick.71My severely disabled son. He…

3 min
editor’s letter

ASK THE E-I-C “Why do people hardly ever post their FAILURES, BAD MOMENTS, OR STRUGGLES on social media? Everyone is winning, and no one’s depressed. IS THAT TRUE IN REAL LIFE?”-Ning Courage LET’S START WITH the last part first: Nope, not true, not even a little. No one wins all the time, everyone’s bummed out every now and then, and just because Random Influencer chooses not to share his bad day with his dozens/hundreds/thousands of followers doesn’t mean the bad day didn’t happen. Facebook/Twitter/Instagram/TikTok isn’t real life—and thank God for that. We have enough on our plates without worrying about what’s got poor @RI so down in the dumps. But to your first question, it sounds like that’s more a function of whom you’re following than anything else. As I’m writing this letter,…

1 min
ask an expert

Q. Okay, so how many showers a week is too many showers? A. It depends on the shower—and the soap. Aside from controlling body odor, good showers prevent infections and keep your skin healthy by sloughing off dead cells. That said, if you’re using hard soap too often, you’re drying out your skin. Reserve soap for areas that tend to sweat the most and are friction prone (armpits, groin). It’s also possible to take too many hot showers, which can strip skin of essential oils and cause it to become dry, irritated, and itchy. One warm shower per day with mild soap is enough. If you work out and are sweaty, go ahead—take that second shower. + Have a question for Rich? Tweet us at @MensHealthMag with the hashtag #AskMHRich and ask away.…

1 min
meanwhile, on youtube…

LAST MONTH, OUR VIDEO SERIES Gym + Fridge went to new heights—literally—at the International Space Station. A few highlights from the comments: @Terence Stephens This was EPIC, and my dead or alive used to be Bruce Lee, but it’s now an astronaut. @Deepak Kumar This was awesome, loved how different it was. Y’all should keep doing different things like this. Like in prisons, or other places that aren’t traditionally gyms. @SchuyFit—Men’s Fitness Strength hack: > Bring 2,000 lbs to space. > Squat in zero gravity. > Say you squatted 2,000 pounds. @Shen Fourtweny As a home gym owner, I would just recommend RESISTANCE BANDS. @Big Scott This is by far the coolest thing I’ve watched in a while. It’s great to be human.…