Men’s Health July: Crack Down On The Weight Issue

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Men's Health July: Crack Down On The Weight Issue

  We’ve just turned 11. As Men’s Health commemorates its presence of more than a decade in the country, from the change of approach to a new (and not so new) team, regular readers of the magazine will know that it has come a long way. Though no matter what, service remains our indomitable DNA.   This issue—the Weight-Loss Issue—is a precise representation of just that, where we delve into the escalating epidemic of obesity and being overweight we face as a nation. You probably already know that such health issue is anything but ...

Post in From the Editor, Health on July 23rd, 2014
All Knotted Up

Uncomfortable ache in your neck and shoulders driving you crazy? Stop sitting like a caveman at work. Hunching in front of a screen keeps muscles contracted, restricting bloodflow and oxygen, and forming knots. Use an adjustable chair with armrests “so you aren’t wearing your shoulders as earrings,” says Dr Julie Zuleger, a lecturer in human kinetics and health education at the University of Wisconsin at Oshkosh. Keep your screen 15 to 24 inches away and adjust fonts so you won’t lean to read, she says. Then do these stretches three or four ...

Post in Fitness on July 18th, 2014
Patience Is A Virtue

  Remember the saying about how being slow and steady wins the race? Well, the same principle applies in bed. A study published in the Journal of Sex Research found that gradual and delayed buildup to a climax is preferred. The researchers observed the genital temperature—an indicator of blood flow and sexual arousal—of men and women before, during, and after the brink of orgasm and discovered that the most fulfilling peaks were reported after a greater escalation of excitement and desire.  

Post in Sex on July 18th, 2014
Take Time Off From Intervals

Go ahead—skip this week’s sprints. Doing high-intensity intervals every other week is just as beneficial as doing them weekly. That’s the conclusion of researchers in Norway who worked with soccer players in the six-week off-season. Players who completed five four-minute rounds at 87 to 97% of their max heart rate every seven days registered VO2 maxes similar to those of players who did the same every 14 days. “High-intensity intervals done more than once a week can fry you mentally and physically,” says Dan John, a trainer in Salt Lake ...

Post in Fitness on July 18th, 2014
Your Dietary Checklist For Fasting

  1. WEAN OFF CAFFEINE Caffeine dependency can trigger unpleasant withdrawal symptoms such as headaches, fatigue, nausea, irritability and an inability to concentrate, which can compound the ordinary physical challenges of fasting. Got a caffeine habit? Hong suggests gradually reducing your caffeine intake two weeks before the fasting period, with the aim of weaning off caffeine three to four days prior to the fast. For example: If you take two coffees daily, reduce it to one cup. After a few days, switch to half-caffeine before going ...

Post in Nutrition on July 16th, 2014
Challenge Your Obliques

Reality check: You’re only good at planks if you can hold one for at least two minutes while maintaining perfect form. If you can do that, then it’s time to try the same-sided bird dog, a movement that demands coordination, balance and stability, says Dean Somerset, CSCS, medical and rehabilitation coordinator at World Health in Edmonton, Alberta. “You have to use all aspects of your core, from your pelvic floor to your diaphragm, obliques, spinal muscles, and even your shoulder stabilisers,” he says.   Photographs by Beth Bischoff

Post in Fitness on July 8th, 2014
The Cause of a Lifetime

Tiger numbers have declined drastically and have now reached a critical stage. With only 3,500 tigers left in the wild across 13 countries, down from 150,000 tigers in 1900, we at Save Wild Tigers are acting to reverse this decline and we invite you to join us.   Come to the renowned Majestic Hotel for a stunning drinks reception and black tie Gala Dinner, an exclusive event in aid of Save Wild Tigers with entertainment which promises to be a truly memorable experience. Attended by distinguished members of the Malaysian Royal ...

Post in Events on July 7th, 2014
Win a 3D2N stay in Hotel Equatorial Melaka worth RM1500!

  Set in the heart of historical city Melaka, Hotel Equatorial, is a 5 star international business resort with 496 contemporary and spacious furnished rooms. It is ideally located within a few minutes walk from historical sites and trails, shopping complexes, night spots, financial institutions as well as the ever famous Jonker’s Street – a local food and antique hunter’s paradise. Hotel Equatorial Melaka has a well equipped gym, sauna, massage parlor, a cold plunge pool, indoor Jacuzzi, a tennis court and four interconnected swimming ...

Post in Contests & Promos on July 7th, 2014
Win tickets to a special screening of Hercules!

    Both man and myth, Hercules (Dwayne Johnson) leads a band of mercenaries to help end a bloody civil war in the land of Thrace and return the rightful king to his throne.  A tormented soul from birth, Hercules has the strength of a God but feels the suffering of a human being.  Unimaginable villains will test Hercules’s mythical power in Director Brett Ratner’s gritty take on one of the most epic action heroes of the ages. www.gsc.com.my   PRIZES: 50 x pairs of tickets to attend a special screening of Hercules and you ...

Post in Contests & Promos on July 7th, 2014
The New Math of Muscle

Are you getting enough? Consuming 30 grams of protein at each meal can help you build more muscle, research in the Journal of Nutrition reveals. When study participants ate that amount, their protein synthesis level—the key to muscle growth—was 25% higher than that of people who skewed their consumption by loading their protein at dinner. Spiking your protein synthesis levels a few times a day gives your body more opportunity to add muscle. Power up on protein four times a day to aid your workout gains and build more lean mass. Eat for Size ...

Post in Fitness on July 3rd, 2014

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