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Men's Health South Africa

April 2019

Men's Health is South Africa's best-selling men's magazine. And no wonder: each page is packed with expert tips and easy-to-implement, actionable advice on everything the modern man needs to feel fitter, happier and healthier. Through its award-winning content and design, Men's Health improves every aspect of a man's life, from physical and mental health to food, style, sex, stress, gear, grooming, tech, relationships, wealth, career and beyond. It's an essential read for any guy who wants to live his best life right now. That's you, right?

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South Africa
Language:
English
Publisher:
Media 24 Ltd
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IN THIS ISSUE

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man of action

“It’s all about consistency – I’ve achieved my greatest results when I’ve had controlled yet solid and consistent blocks of training. My running coach has a famous quote: ‘ Build me form, don’t show me form’; and I try to remind myself of this during each and every session.” – BRADLEY WEISS, 2019 WINNER IRONMAN 70.3 SOUTH AFRICA WIN THE BATTLE – AND THE RACE. “Of course, triathlon challenges your body in many ways, and Ibelieve it’s one of the most challenging all-round sports you can undertake. The training is versatile and dynamic, and keeps your body guessing,” says triathlete Bradley Weiss. So how is it that triathletes aren’t injured more often, if it’s so testing on the body?…

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level up by downsizing

Climbing to new heights Keeping the ocean clean With Lunga Shabalala, cover guy Fez Mkhize, and MH Creative Director Rob Cilliers Granted, the promise of getting more by focusing on less sounds a little like a telemarketing promise or salesman snake oil, but we stand behind it in this issue. We’ve collected advice from the smartest men in any room, and put together scientifically proven strategies to help you squeeze more concentrated quality out of your life.The stuff we need less of in our lives: the hours we spend on our phones (p97); the amount of plastic we use (p22); the expensive, overhyped foods (p80) in our shopping baskets; pointless procrastination (p50); stress and anxiety (p82); wasted time in…

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the exchange

TWO-MINUTE WORKOUTS ARE THE NEW 30-MINUTE WORKOUTS, RIGHT? Paul, Ballito There’s been a lot of news lately about the value of extremely short workouts. And while there is interesting new research to suggest that as little as two minutes of high-intensity exercise can stimulate local changes in the metabolic function of muscle, this kind of exercise shouldn’t be confused with an alternative to regular, lengthier aerobic or anaerobic workouts. Why? Your body has both acute (short-term) and long-term responses to exercise.Acute responses are the physiological changes that happen as a result of the individual exercise. Long-term responses are a result of the body recognising the stress associated with a single bout of exercise, by gradually increasing its ability to withstand the stress associated with that stimulus.…

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mh world

SCENARIO: “I’m out with my girlfriend and she asks me to take a photo of her. How many should I take? And why? Please help. “Take as many pics as you can until she thinks you’ve got the shot! I’d say 5 to 10 options, so she can go through them and choose her favourite one. Taking a few all at once will save you the time of the back and forth ‘okay, just one more please.’” – Photographer Tegan Smith. Learn more: MH.CO.ZA/GUY-SKILLS GUY SKILLS 97 The number of South African men who call SADAG* daily. Even with understanding groups of family or friends, people with depression often isolate themselves and find it difficult to connect with others. Men in particular…

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are you cut, ripped, jacked, or swole?

CUT 24% RIPPED 16% JACKED 11% SWOLE 49% Based on 101 responses to @menshealthza Instagram @menshealthza Twitter @MensHealthZA Facebook MensHealthSA Scan this QR code and see the stories featured UNSPLASH.COM; ERIC ROSATI (flexing illustrations); *South African Depression and Anxiety Group…

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shirt happens

(GETTYi/k GALLO I.M 75A/G 5 ES) “Zing?”I looked at her.“Zing??” my wife repeated. This time, she raised an eyebrow.I shrugged.We were having our annual declutter session, and she was holding up my cycling shirt – not just any cycling shirt, the cycling shirt. The declutter rules were simple. Firstly, the item had to give me “zing”. Zing, she explained, should make my heart flutter. In a good way. The second rule was more practical – I had to have used the item at some point in the previous six months. She pointed to the cycling shirt. “Does. It. Give. You. Zing,” she asked, patiently.Well. That shirt made my heart flutter, but not in a good way. In fact, when I looked at it I was overcome with nausea. Also, I…

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