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Australian Men's Fitness November 2018

Men's Fitness is your personal trainer, dietician, life coach and training partner in one package. It's about fitness of the mind and body. Covering fitness, health, nutrition, participation in sport, relationships, travel and men's fashion, the magazine drives its readers to be fitter, stronger, healthier and ultimately, happier.

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Australia
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English
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Odysseus Publishing PTY Limited
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the smart man’s cheat sheet

Eat this Carbs for life In moderation. A huge observational study published in The Lancet Public Health has found a low-carb diet is associated with increased mortality, with people who eat low-carb diets dying an average of four years earlier than people who eat a moderate amount of carbs. Those who ate a diet high in carbs died an average of one year earlier than their moderate carb-munching counterparts. If you do want to restrict carbs but don’t want to die young, eat more plant-based proteins and fats. Do this Get more sleep Lousy sleep can kill your social life – literally. Researchers from the University of California, Berkeley, US, have found that sleep-deprived people feel lonelier and less inclined to engage with others. Worse still, that alienating vibe makes sleep-deprived people more socially unattractive…

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friends without money

Looking to make new friends? Stop trying so hard. New research published in Social Psychological and Personality Science has found that status symbols repel people from making friends with you. “Often we think that status symbols – whether a luxury car like a BMW, a brand name purse like Prada or an expensive watch like Rolex – will make us look more socially attractive to others,” says Stephen Garcia from the University of Michigan, US. “However, our research suggests these status signals actually make us look less socially attractive, not more.” Scientists conducted a series of studies where participants either presented themselves as possible friends or they were the people evaluating who they’d want to be friends with. In all studies, people presenting themselves chose higher status items. Yet when people were…

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fitness

Scientists have discovered a molecular “switch” that drives our response to exercise. Switch and grow Some people respond well to aerobic exercise and strength training. Some respond only to one. Scientists at Joslin Diabetes Center, US, have found a molecular “switch” that may help to explain this. They’ve found that a protein called JNK helps to drive response to exercise. If JNK is activated during exercise, it stimulates muscle growth. If it’s not activated, muscles improve their adaptation for endurance. Tests show JNK was activated in the muscles of people lifting leg weights, but it was not activated in muscle when volunteers performed cycling. But a significant minority of test subjects did show some JNK activation in leg muscles during cycling exercise. That activation may prevent endurance adaptations, and may explain why…

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be a leg man

Leg day is doing more than giving you rippling quads – research from the Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy, has found that using the legs, particularly in weight-bearing exercise, sends signals to the brain that are vital for the production of healthy nerve cells. They found that when mice were restricted from using their rear legs, levels of neural stem cells – which make new nerve cells – decreased by 70 percent. They also found that nerve cells in the brain didn’t fully mature when exercise was severely reduced.…

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sex

Imaginary girlfriends don’t count. A numbers game How many sexual partners have you had? Or more accurately, how many do you say you’ve had? According to a study published in The Journal of Sex Research, men tend to report more extreme numbers than women and are more likely to estimate rather than count their lifetime total. There were also differences in attitudes, with women generally being more conservative in their sexual attitudes than men. They were less likely than men to view one-night stands as “not wrong at all” (9% vs. 18%) and were more likely to view a married person having sex with someone other than his or her partner as “always wrong” (65% vs. 57%). Love & money It seems dating is not just anxiety-inducing. It’s also costly, both in money and…

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mind

Feline lucky? Your girlfriend’s cat might make you a millionaire. Research from the University of Colorado Boulder, US, has found that infection from the globally prevalent parasite Toxoplasma gondii (which reproduces in cats) could possibly increase a person’s likelihood of pursuing entrepreneurial and business-related activities. In a study of 1495 undergraduate students, researchers found that T. gondiipositive individuals were 1.4 times more likely to major in business and 1.7 times more likely to pursue a management and entrepreneurship role. In another survey of 197 adult professionals, infected individuals were 1.8 times more likely to have started their own business. The new study highlights the hidden, underexplored role that transmissible microbes could play in affecting human decision-making and cultural behaviours on large scales. Twisted reality Photo editing used to be the domain of women’s…

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