Men's Fitness South Africa1 min cititeDiet & Nutrition
Hunger For Life
Can cutting calories really extend your life? Yes, say a bunch of very old, very hangry monkeys. For years, scientists at the American University of Wisconsin-Madison and the National Institute on Aging ran duelling calorie-deprivation tests on prima
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Step Right Up
Your mom’s antiquated spring-loaded home scale isn’t the most accurate or best way to measure progress. If you like the way your body looks, but the scale flashes a higher number than expected, it can seriously mess with your head. That said, mining
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Ask Men’s Fitness
TIM B, CAPE TOWN Send your questions to ask@mensfitness.co.za “Absolutely not! Shrimp is a great source of protein, vitamins, minerals, and fatty acids”, says Kristy Del Coro, a Senior Culinary Nutritionist for American food watchdog group SPE Certif
Men's Fitness South Africa1 min cititeMedical
Of Course, If You Don’t Want To Live Longer, Here’s How To Do It
Around 30% of fast-food wrappers, boxes, etc contain potentially cancer-causing fluorinated chemicals that have been shown to migrate into food and then into our bodies. So, basically, they’re just as bad as the junk that comes in them. (Environmenta
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Chew The Caff
Caffeine, the most widely used “drug” in the world, has been shown in study after study to help athletes run faster, lift more, bike harder, and jump higher. But gone are the days of waiting in line for a barista to shout your name for you to retriev
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Shortcut To Strength
Popularised in the 1970s by US weight-lifting coach Carl Miller, clusters — also known as interset rest periods — break sets of strenuous, strength-spiking lifts into shorter, more manageable bouts. For example, instead of doing five sets of five rep
Men's Fitness South Africa1 min cititeMedical
On The Right Track
Wearables are packed with tons of sensors that can track everything from skin temp and blood oxygen to steps taken and sleep quality. But what if they could actually tell us when we’re getting sick? Well, apparently they can — or, at least, soon will
Men's Fitness South Africa3 min cititeDiet & Nutrition
Curb Your Enthusiasm
Nice going: You’ve sworn off processed and fast foods and are now a card-carrying member of the superfood fan club, stocking up on enough health-boosting, illness-thwarting edibles to make a nutritionist weep sugar-free tears of joy. But even super h
Men's Fitness South Africa3 min cititeBiology
Gaugeyour Growth
Hands up if any of the following describes how you feel or look lately: Your energy and vitality have been drooping; you’ve seen an unexplained increase in body fat (“What’s that inner tube doing under my shirt?”); you’ve lost muscle mass and/or stre
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Gym Equipment Is Filthy, Wipe It Down
RESEARCH SHOWS that the levels of bacteria on most gym equipment could put a gas station bathroom to shame. One recent study found treadmills to be 74 times filthier than a water fountain, and free weights 362 times buggier than a toilet seat — and m
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Cheat Sheet
Whether you had a one-night stand, a long-term affair, or an online fling, if you want to rescue your relationship, expect the road to redemption to be the emotional equivalent of Frodo’s trek to Mordor. But you can win back her trust if you have pat
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The Doctor Is In
Jason George is on the treadmill in the fitness room of his LA home, a space with a 79-inch TV, a sofa, and exercise equipment, including an elliptical, the aforementioned treadmill, and a much-used Weider Crossbow. The seven-season Grey’s Anatomy st
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3 Things To Watch This Month
(if you want an early cancer warning): Dramatic hair loss at an early age can be a sign of prostate cancer. A study of more than 400 men found that those who scored high on a “hair-loss scale” were up to four times more likely to have a malignant tum
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The Sex Files
I like having sex with the lights on so I can see her body. She says that’s not romantic. What should I do? JACK N. JOHANNESBURG You like doing it with the lights on because you like to watch; she wants the lights off because she feels insecure and k
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Built To Perform
Acursory glance at the photos of Jay Maryniak, Mike Vazquez, Scott Mathison, and Andy Speer demonstrate something obvious — all four guys possess the self-motivation to train hard and live fit. Yet what the photos don’t tell us is that, beyond outwar
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Sweet Nothings Get You Something
To stay close with your significant other, share upbeat, positive stories or encouragements about the day’s events at bedtime, not carping, criticisms, or complaints. • A study at Oregon’s Gonzaga University, USA, on post-9/11 military couples’ emoti
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This Bud’s For You
Confession: I once used a dating site to find tennis partners. I trolled OkCupid and searched for profiles that included the words tennis or Federer or Djokovic, and then I messaged women to see if they wanted to play. They didn’t. Apparently “Hi, I’
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The 40-20 Challenge
Sure, the hour or so we spend in the gym should be spent concentrating on getting strong. But who doesn’t occasionally waste a few reps — or entire workouts — fretting over a work e-mail that didn’t get sent, a bill that didn’t get paid, a right swip
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Get Better At Everything
Listen to your “gut”: A study on very successful high-risk financial traders found they were so attuned to their bodies, they could guess their own heart rate and pick up anxiety signs, like racing heart and breathlessness, with amazing accuracy. (Un
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Where To Find A Training Partner
THERE ARE MORE WAYS than ever before to find a training partner. Of course, you can ask at your own gym. The people who run the desk may know of someone who’s looking to pair up, or might be open to it; they may also have a bulletin board you could p
Men's Fitness South Africa3 min cititeCookbooks, Food, & Wine
Finding The Drive
In 2005, University of Arizona student Sean Mahoney clocked in at about 77 kilograms. “I was in peak condition”, he says. But post-graduation, real life — marriage, a new job — hit hard. “The work was stressful, so I fought that with food”, he says.
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Hot Slam!
When’s the last time you got to name a 40kg kettlebell after your boss and hurl it into a concrete wall? Or crash a 20kg plate into the ground chanting, “Cut me off? I’ll cut you off!” Then you can see the beauty of a med ball workout. Even the ancie
Men's Fitness South Africa4 min cititeRelationships
Child, Please
Who would have thought that the greatest piece of parenting advice would come from the never-respected Rodney Dangerfield: “The best thing about kids… is making them.” I may not remember when I made mine, but since he was born, fatherhood has been on
Men's Fitness South Africa1 min cititeCookbooks, Food, & Wine
A Burgerwell Done
SERVES 4 • 600g lean ground beef1 tsp chopped onion1 tsp chopped red bell pepper1 tsp chopped green bell pepper½ tsp chopped parsleyJuice of ½ lemon Salt and pepper 6 asparagus stalks2 portobello mushrooms1 yellow squash, sliced¼ cup olive oil¼ cup b
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MARCO Laterza
Every single step has paved the way to where he is now – an elite personal trainer and motivational coach to a select clientele. Born in Switzerland, Marco Laterza has enjoyed an eclectic yet highly successful fitness career. Every single step has pa
Men's Fitness South Africa1 min cititeRegional & Ethnic
Grilled Cheesy
SERVES 2 INGREDIENTS 1 (220g) package halloumi cheese1 peach, halved, pit removed1 red bell pepper, quartered4 cups salad greens1 cup canned lentils⅓ cup chopped basil2 tbsp chopped walnuts1 tbsp capers, drained1 tbsp olive oil1 tbsp fresh lemon juic
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Ice Picks
People frequently dismiss the idea of frozen foods being better for you than fresh food. The boxes and bags of nutritional landmines found in the freezer aisle — goopy Hot Pockets, freezer-burned fish fingers and pizza buried under a tsunami of sodiu
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Now Trending
The 60s ushered in the era of Tiki drinks like the mai tai. In the late 90s, Sex and the City had all the girls you dated ordering Cosmos. Last year, the Manhattan re-emerged on every trendy restaurant’s cocktail menu. We asked some of our favourite
Men's Fitness South Africa3 min cititeCookbooks, Food, & Wine
30 Ways To Get Lean
1 Do your best Michael Phelps imitation. Don’t just splash around, swim. It’s low impact and can burn 900-plus calories an hour. 2 Go heavy on squats. The more muscles you can recruit with proper form, the stronger you’ll get and the more fat you’ll
Men's Fitness South Africa4 min cititeCookbooks, Food, & Wine
Knockout Punch
Now’s your chance to make your own seriously tasty punch. We’re not talking about simply spiking a bowl of juice, or fermenting random fruit in old ice cream containers for weeks in an attempt to make your own homemade cider. The traditional punch bo
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