Health & Fitness
Men's Health South Africa

Men's Health South Africa October 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

In this issue

3 min.
there will be mud

There are over 200 Tough Mudder events in 20 countries globally, and for good reason: with the right dedication and support, anyone can do it. After taking part in the UK event, Andrew Douglas debuted Africa’s first Tough Mudder in the Western Cape’s lush, green Elgin Valley in 2018. Over 3 000 contestants chose between 16km (20 obstacles) and 8km (10 obstacles) of mud and challenges built to test mental grit, teamwork and all-round physical fitness. They scaled high walls, sloshed through mud and tackled Tough Mudder classics like the Arctic Enema – an obstacle that sees you jump into a pit of ice water. Shock to the system? Absolutely. And the perfect exhilarating finish to a grueling obstacle course race. The event in Elgin is said to be one of the…

1 min.
sobering thoughts

Seems like every time I write this letter, I’m putting achallenge out there – a challenge to myself, and to you, the readers. Two years ago, I did #OcSober for no real reason but to prove to myself (and my mates) that I can do it. After about 10 days, of sobriety I tapped into afew unexpected benefits: all of a sudden, not only did I have loads more energy, I was also thinking clearer. Consequently, I trained harder, more often and for longer. So, with those benefits in mind, I’m doing it again. And not just me, but the whole team here at Men’s Health. And, if you’re ready, you too. Welcome to an alcohol-free issue of MH. On our drinks pages you’ll find virgin cocktails and 0% alcohol…

2 min.
men's health south africa

Robert Cilliers Editor & Creative Director WANITA NICOL Deputy Editor AZEEZ JACOBS Fashion & Grooming Editor NADIM NYKER Digital Editor KIRSTEN CURTIS Contributing Digital Editor MEGAN FLEMMIT Multimedia Journalist KIERAN LEGG Contributing Copy Editor KELLEIGH KOREVAAR Features Writer THAAQIB DANIELS Content Producer NADIA EKSTEEN Fashion Assistant Contributors: Mark Arendse (Design); Dave Buchanan (Copy Editor); Sidima Mfeku (Intern) Shared services: Kerry Nash (Production Manager James Garaghty (In-House Photographer) Amina Essop (Office Administrator) CEO MEDIA24 Ishmet Davidson CEO PRINT MEDIA Rika Swart GENERAL MANAGER, LIFESTYLE Minette Ferreira GENERAL MANAGER, MONTHLIES Nerisa Coetzee CFO, LIFESTYLE Jameelah Conway FINANCIAL MANAGER Melanie Leeman MARKETING AND PUBLIC RELATIONS PUBLISHER Nikki Ruttimann 011 713 9147 (nikkir@media24.com) COMMERCIAL HEAD OF EVENTS: MONTHLIES Francois Malan 021 406 2376 (francois.malan@media24.com) COMMERCIAL MANAGING EDITOR Gerda Engelbrecht 021 406 2217 (gerda.engelbrecht@media24.com) COMMERCIAL MANAGER Lise Coetsee 021 406 2358 (lise.coetsee@media24.com) DIGITAL CAMPAIGN COORDINATOR Lilitha Johnson 021 406 2320 (lilitha.johnson@media24.com) BRAND COORDINATOR Andile…

3 min.
mental illness is our biggest health crisis

If the quest to trim a few centimetres from your waist is the extent of your commitment to health and well-being, it’s time you stepped off the scale and reassessed your priorities. Sure, we’re the first to advocate that you take care of your body, but a blinkered focus on physical fitness – and nothing else – could leave one all-important organ lagging behind: the brain. This is true on a national scale. While obesity has been deemed a crisis in SA, too often our mental health has taken a back seat in the drive for physical perfection. Which isn’t to say obesity isn’t dangerous: almost one-third of all South African adults are obese, according to a report published by the World Health Organisation 1 . Obesity is responsible for more…

1 min.
the ultimate gift box for guys

WHAT’S INSIDE Score a treasure trove of grooming, workout and survival essentials valued at R2 300. It’s yours, for just R699. L’Oréal Men Expert Face Wash, Moisturiser & Roll-On This three-in-one grooming solution nourishes your skin and shaves minutes off your morning routine. Skullcandy Wireless JIB+ Active Sport Earbuds Pumpup your workouts with a powered-up playlist and no wires getting in the way. adidas Trefoil Trucker Cap Shading your eyes, protecting you u skina a d covering your bles never looked this good. Honey Badger Flipper Knife With its frictionless opening and c osin s gaction o , you’ll be armed and ready for outdoor adventures – and biltong. Happy Socks for Men The best way to add personality to your uworkday: business on top, fun down below. Sugarbird Cape Fynbos Gin (500ml) Break out the tonic, ice a a de le on,…

1 min.
the men’s health rugby hall of fame

Siya Kolisi March 2014 Olympic lifts and jumps are the secret to Siya’s explosive energy. They convert strength into powerful action on the field. He also loves the one-arm row. Francois Hougaard August 2016 To lower the risk of injury and keep his body loose, Francois does at least two yoga sessions a week. Jan Serfontein March 2014 To increase acceleration, Jan’s training focuses on building up the hips. This is the central pivot for speed generation. We recommend the hip bridge. Bismarck Du Plessis September 2011 Full-body strength is key when it comes to scrumming, tackling and winning the ball. Two of Bismarck’s trademark moves are the front-loaded squat and bench press. Juan de Jongh September 2011 The importance of the core cannot be understated. The crab-walk push-up is a great way to keep yours in top condition.…