Men's Health South Africa January 2020

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
Salient Media
R 64,99
R 249
6 Issues

in this issue

2 min
the power of m

Beamer fanatics have been looking forward to this since the inaugural M Fest took place back in 2017, and they had every reason to be stoked. The German motoring powerhouse set to dazzle all the attendees by giving them an experience that car enthusiasts could only dream of. Visitors could book test drives, do hot laps around the track with BMW works driver Sheldon van der Linde and take a walk through a massive BMW showroom that had exclusive offers for those interested in a new set of wheels. A live music stage featured Dutch DJ duo Zonderling on the decks and food courts kept everyone comfortable and entertained throughout the two-day event. Festival goers also got to see the new competition models including the X5 M, X6 M and the…

2 min
turn over a new leaf

The start of the year means hopeful promises, developing new habits, and becoming a better version of who you were the year before. And just like we promise to make our readers better men, as a brand we like to live by that, too. That’s why our January 2020 issue is all about sustainability! We start by giving you a practical guide on how to break the bad habits you’re trying to kick (p.87); whether it’s reducing your plastic consumption or giving up the couch-potato, fast-food routine. Then we ask a game ranger your burning questions about conservation, wildlife and spotting animals (p.15). And we give you the inside scoop on all the green gear that’s hit our desks in ‘The Cut’ (p.69). We also speak to the company that made sustainability cool…

3 min
skip the gym & hit the pub

With the great ball of shining vitamin D in the sky doing its thing, embarking on the competitive sport that is building a summer body can make your tired gym regimen seem outright impossible. Yes, it’s true that maintaining physical fitness has no finish line. But here’s a suggestion for you: come 5pm this evening, ditch your training shoes and join your mates in the beer garden. This is no weary admission of defeat – far from it. Contrary to what you may have been told, awarding yourself a “get-out-of-gym-free” pass for a few weeks won’t cause your biceps to shrivel in protest 1. In fact, taking a well-earned break could even improve your body composition. Overtraining leads to spikes in cortisol, which at high levels has a negative impact on…

1 min
deals with the devil

1 BREAK THE CYCLE In a University of Tokyo study, men who took three-week breaks within a six-month gym plan saw similar improvements in muscle mass to those who trained continuously. 2 GROUP WISDOM Social isolation is a health threat on par with smoking 15 cigarettes a day – even worse than lack of exercise, a review by Brigham Young University Utah showed. 3 SMART SOLUTION An International Society of Sports Nutrition study saw no difference between those who rehydrated with water versus a low-ABV beer after exercising in the heat. Seriously.…

4 min
ask the field guide

MEET BRUCE ARNOTT He helps bring visitors face to face with some of the country’s most sought-after wildlife. Use his advice to keep mosquitos at bay, elevate your animal snaps, and turn your summer trek through the veld into the adventure to end all adventures. I’m planning a big trip to Kruger. How can I scope out as much wildlife as possible? Take a moment to look. It sounds like common sense, but most of us get distracted on the trail and forget to really look. You have to be present. The number of times I’ve driven by a leopard lying in the grass… it’s probably very high. But you’ll definitely see more wildlife if you start early, as animals move around during the cooler hours of the day (so dusk works, too). Managed…

1 min
wild(er) territory

1. Mana Pools National Park, Zimbabwe “Situated on the banks of the mighty Zambezi river, the wildlife and landscape here are unmatched.” 2. Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, Botswana “Straddling the borders of three countries – Botswana, Namibia and South Africa – this park’s diverse landscape is dominated by giant red sand dunes, and it’s teeming with awe-inspiring mammals and birds.” 3. Tuli Block, Botswana “The area – known as the land of giants – is made up of sprawling rocky sections, massive seasonal rivers, and ancient, looming trees.…