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Men's Health South Africa

Men's Health South Africa February 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?

South Africa
Media 24 Ltd
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12 Issues


2 min.
man of action

“As an athlete, training forms such a large part of my life that when the opportunity to test myself against the best comes along, I take it. Competing at events like FICT gives me the chance to see where I’m at competitively, and to catch up with friends from around the country. ” – ALAN FOULIS, CROSSFIT ATHLETE AND FICT MALE WINNER 2018 PHOTOGRAPH DANIEL STEVENSON10 COMPETITION IS A FITNESS MULTIPLIER. Wonder why you’re able to push yourself harder when you’re in a competition than in normal training? It’s science. A 2015 study in Frontiers in Psychology found that participants had faster reaction times when they believed they were competing. The study also found that males may be more affected by competition in physical tasks. Men showed faster reaction times and…

2 min.
working on your levels

Yeah, we get it – February is really when the struggle gets real. Your bank balance is in tatters. Those well-meaning resolutions have come and gone. Work is back in full swing, and those holiday memories are becoming dimmer by the minute. But there’s hope: we’ve got you covered. This issue is filled with real inspiration to get your year back on track, and to upgrade the speed of your progress in all areas. We’ve got a potent mix of features: starting with some of the best health comeback stories (p114); a clever quiz (p82) to gauge how stress is affecting you, and another to make sure you’re physically and mentally ready for 2019 (p102); a smart guide showing you how to train yourself 10 years younger and a whole lot…

2 min.
mh world

GUY SKILLS PIWE ZULU PROVES IT’S NEVER TOO LATE TO DREAM BIG Piwe Zulu started racing professionally at the age of 33, and already has multiple podiums under his belt. The off-road enduro motorcyclist hails from Gamalakhe, a township in Kwa-Zulu-Natal, and has worked hard to get where he is today. Growing up watching the sport, his dream was finally realised in 2017 when he landed a full-time sponsorship. But when it comes to his knowledge on being an enduro-athlete, he’s a seasoned pro: “Mental fitness is so important; so I surrounded myself with mature and skilled riders who play a big part in my attitude towards the challenge,” he explains. Learn from him. MH.CO.ZA/GUY-SKILLS DRIVE THE MH MOTORING MINUTE From hatchbacks to SUVs, we give you our take on some of the latest cars…

2 min.
the exchange

ASK HER ANYTHING THIS MONTH’S SPECIAL GUEST: The Michelle Obama! The former First Lady fielded questions during a recent trip to the Hearst Tower in New York to promote her memoir, Becoming . A few floors up from the US Men’s Health offices, she took questions from a handful of editors and even sat for an extended interview with an up-and-coming journalist named Oprah Winfrey. The highlights: WHAT’S YOUR DEFINITION OF STRENGTH? Liz Plosser, Women’s Health US Editor Equal parts confidence, compassion, and a conviction about something outside of yourself. Because what does it mean to be strong if that strength is just inside and you don’t use it on behalf of anybody else? And what good is being strong if you don’t have empathy for someone else? You can’t get anything done if you’re…

4 min.
flight or fright

As I approach the dinky two-seater plane, I suddenly remember something I really should have remembered earlier, when I was first invited to go on a flight around Cape Town – I’m petrified of flying. It takes everything in my power not to tell the pilot there’s been a terrible mistake, and to turn around. Actually, I have no problem with flying. It’s crashing that scares me silly. But I take a deep breath, and speak harshly to my fear; and in a few minutes we’re floating, 1 500 feet (aviator types always talk in feet) above the Mother City. The pilot asks where I live, and soon we’re over my house. I soak up the hum of the engine, the whirr of the propellers, and the picturesque skyscape. I may not be…

3 min.
game plan

THE MOVIE 8 FEB THE LEGO MOVIE: THE SECOND PART The humble building block of your childhood is all grown-up and animated. This second outing for the round-headed, square-legged LEGO crew sees the terrifying villains of the DUPLO universe invade the LEGO, um, verse. Yeah, you know, DUPLO, the giant cousin to your favourite multi-coloured bricks? What you can expect: incredible CGI, laughs, and Batman. Perfect. THE GAME 22 FEB ANTHEM Step into a superpowered “exo-suit” and blast your way through waves of enemies in a giant open world. Anthem will let you customise every element of your mechanised outfit, from the attached arsenal of devastating weapons right down to the all-important “go-faster” stripes. The best part: you’re encouraged to team up with your mates (or random strangers) to take on the game’s endless list of tasks,…