Men’s Health January: How Well Do You Know Yourself?

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Tips to Scoring a Supermodel

 1Drop the Mysterious Act “I don’t like guys who are shady. Like, they don’t want you to meet their family or friends. Or if they can’t even tell you who they’re hanging out with. It just makes me wonder: Are you ashamed of me or your friends? Cause either way, that’s not cool. You should be a whole person, with your flaws and everything. You shouldn’t hide anything.”   2 Know When It’s Right “You know that you’re both compatible when communication is easy and you never pretend to like something just for the sake of ...

Post in Sex on January 22nd, 2015
Crouching Calories, Hidden Sugar

  Displaying the amount of sugar an item contains on the nutritional fact label NHANES surveys may be effective in helping you make healthier choices, suggests study authors. According to data from NHANES surveys, 71.1% of the sugar we consume daily comes from food and beverages purchased at grocery stores and 15.6% comes from restaurant foods. Surprisingly, among these packaged goods, soda and sports drinks accounts for the highest sugar level (34.4%), while fruit drinks (8%) and candy (5.6%) fall in the lower range. Photographs by Dreamstime. ...

Post in Health on January 21st, 2015
Is Your Workout Wasted?

Barbell curls don’t cancel out 12-ounce curls, and yet people tend to increase their drinking on days they’re more active. That’s what researchers at Penn State discovered when they had study participants log their workouts and alcohol consumption. Some people may exercise to counter calories from alcohol or use booze to reward hard work, the scientists speculate. “Alcohol can decrease postworkout muscle-building signals,” warns MH US nutrition adviser Dr Mike Roussell. “Make your first pint a protein shake—that can lessen the effect.”       ...

Post in Fitness on January 20th, 2015
Hook, Line, and Gut Shrinker

Pick your protein wisely: A study review by Swiss and South African researchers suggests that eating fish can help you shed weight. People who ate fish regularly or took fish oil supplements every day lost 1.3 more pounds over two to three months than those who went fish-free. They also shaved nearly half a point more off their body-fat percentage. According to study author Dr Nicole Bender, the omega-3 fatty acids in fish have anti-inflammatory effects that can boost weight loss. Aim for two servings a week of a fatty fish, such as salmon.   Photograph ...

Post in Health, Nutrition on January 19th, 2015
Lips Don’t Lie

Sure, charm counts, but good kissing trumps personality and looks for women considering a long-term relationship, a study in the journal Evolutionary Psychology reports. Women preferred men described as good kissers—and photographs of the men didn’t change their choice. One reason: Your saliva offers clues to your current health, says researcher Dr Robin Dunbar. Plus, he says, your spit will taste pleasant to a woman who’s a good genetic fit.     Image by freeimages.com

Post in Sex on January 16th, 2015
Alcoholic Flush

  Does your skin turn red and blotchy when you drink alcohol?Blame your gut’s reaction to a good time, says Dr TE Holt. Moments after booze hits your belly, your stomach releases an enzyme called alcohol dehydrogenase (ADH) that tries to convert the alcohol into something less toxic to your nervous system. The byproducts of that process are energy and ethylaldehyde. While ethylaldehyde is less toxic than alcohol, it’s still not entirely benign. It stimulates the release of adrenaline, quickening your pulse; that’s why overimbibing can ...

Post in Health on January 15th, 2015
 All About Enzyme

  Don’t waste your time on enzymes. Each day your body produces thousands of these biological molecules that break down carbohydrates, fats, and dietary protein, says Nancy Rodriguez, director of the sports nutrition programme at UConn Storrs. What about the claims that enzyme supplements can help fight muscle inflammation and prevent cancer? Based on the results of a recent study review published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings, the only thing these tablets can boost are the manufacturers’ profits. Of course, there is one tried-and-true enzyme ...

Post in Nutrition on January 8th, 2015
Liquid Protection

Ditch that isotonic drink and grab a bottle of water instead. A recent study on 12 physically active young men showed that water intake accelerates parasympathetic reactivation—the autonomic nervous system (ANS) that controls the activities of organs and various involuntary muscles such as cardiac—after moderate and high-intensity exercise. Study participants that were given water after a 30-minute high-intensity workout experienced a quicker heart rate recovery. The faster your recover, the less strain you put on your ticker.     Words ...

Post in Health on January 7th, 2015
Win Tickets to a Special Screening of Jupiter Ascending!

    Channing Tatum and Mila Kunis star in Jupiter Ascending, an original science fiction action adventure from filmmakers Lana and Andy Wachowski. Jupiter Jones (Kunis) was born under a night sky, with signs predicting that she was destined for great things.  Now grown, Jupiter dreams of the stars but wakes up to the cold reality of a job cleaning other people’s houses and an endless run of bad breaks. Only when Caine (Tatum), a genetically engineered ex-military hunter, arrives on Earth to track her down does Jupiter begin to glimpse ...

Post in Contests & Promos on January 6th, 2015
Win Passes for Birdman's Special Screening!

  Birdman or The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance is a black comedy, co-written, produced, and directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu which tells the story of an actor (Michael Keaton)—famous for portraying an iconic superhero—as he struggles to mount a Broadway play. In the days leading up to opening night, he battles his ego and attempts to recover his family, career, and himself. The film stars Michael Keaton as the title character with Zach Galifianakis, Edward Norton, Andrea Riseborough, Amy Ryan, Emma Stone and Naomi Watts. Prize: One ...

Post in Contests & Promos on January 5th, 2015

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