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Control Cholesterol with Weight Training

Why? The quality of those good guys is more important than the total amount of HDL in your bloodstream. “Just because someone has naturally high levels of HDL doesn’t mean it’s working better. When you exercise, your HDL gets more efficient, and it doesn’t have to work as hard to keep your …

Do Hunger Genes Make You Fat?

Besides a better understanding of the obesity epidemic—which plagues more than one-third of Americans—these discoveries may eventually lead to new treatments. For instance, ghrelin-lowering drugs could help people with FTO mutations, says <i>Men’s Health</i> nutrition advisor Alan Aragon, M.S.<p>But focus too …

Is Disease Out to Get You?

Will Your DNA Leave You DOA?<p>5 weird ways that genes can increase your risk of getting sick<p>You already know the mega-risk factors for disease—yep we’re talking about <i>you</i>, smoking, sedentary lifestyle, and fast-food diet. What you may not know: Certain seemingly innocent genes—such as those that …

Are You the Office Bully?

Are you an accidental office bully? Here’s how to spot the potential signs and fix them fast, before you ruin your coworker’s day—or your own career.<p><b>1. You’re in charge, and you take all the credit for your team’s ideas.</b><p><b>The problem:</b> Since you bear the responsibility if a project crashes and burns, …

Is Your Cool Office Holding You Back?

Displaying an image of professionalism is absolutely crucial to success in the U.S., the researchers say. Thanks to the country's strict Protestant roots, Americans put a premium on separating work life from personal life, explains study coauthor Jeffrey Sanchez-Burks, Ph.D. “And when people aren’t …

5 Minor Measures That Could Save Your Life

4 Minor Measures That Could Save Your Life<p>Learn which products provide the most protection<p>Breathe easy: Simply switching inhalers could prevent more than half of the 2.1 million asthma-related E.R. trips per year, according to U.K. research released today. <br>What gives? The bulk of asthma-related …

10 Crazy Fitness Rules That Should Exist

2. Before you purchase luggage with wheels, perform a suitcase walk. Carry a dumbbell—choose one that equals half of your body weight—by your side for 40 to 100 yards. (No cheating! Click here to see <b>how to do a suitcase walk with perfect form.</b>)<p>3. Sure, go ahead and buy that Big Gulp full of soda. …

4 Brain Benefits of Tea

Brew a batch to strengthen your mental muscles<p>Tea has a rep for being one of the healthiest drinks in the world, thanks to its abundance of disease-fighting antioxidants. Yet when you need a quick pick-me-up, the herbal brew often takes a backseat to coffee. Plenty of research shows that tea has …

Research

Eliminate Distractions at Work

Art Markman, Ph.D., a professor of psychology at the University of Texas at Austin, says multitasking is a quick way to do a subpar job on many items at once. Instead of juggling your workload, the key is to eliminate distractions from your workday. Here's how:<p><b>1. Restructure Your Day</b><br>Stop checking …

Chow Down, Live Longer!

Turns out, many of your favorite food and drinks may help extend your life<p>Here is some diet advice you can sink your teeth into: Polishing off more chocolate, nuts, blueberries, and wine can help you live longer, reports a new study in the <i>Journal of Nutrition.</i><p>Researchers found that people who …

Holistic Medicine

5 Foods That Lead to Inflammation

How your diet may be putting you on the fast track to disease<p>Can your dinner lead to your demise? People who eat foods that spur inflammation, such as those high in fat and sugar, have a greater risk of dying sooner than folks who stick with fruits and vegetables, finds new research from the …

Overcome Your Lack of Self-Control

The reason: When you strain your mind, your inferior frontal gyrus—the portion of your brain associated with self-control—and your orbitofrontal cortex—the part related to reward—stop communicating. It's at these times when the reward portion takes control of your exhausted mind, making it almost …

Jack LaLanne's Lasting Fitness Contributions #TBT

Not only was he a physical force to be reckoned with, but he coined some of the most famous fitness quotes ever, known fondly as "LaLanneisms." Our favorites include:<p><i>Your waistline is your lifeline.</i><p><i>Don't exceed the feed limit.</i><p><i>Ten seconds on the lips and a lifetime on the hips.</i><p><i>It's not what you do</i> …

Fend Off Disease with Coffee

Could a jolt of java keep diabetes at bay?<p>This news should perk you up: Three to four cups of coffee a day can lower your risk of developing type 2 diabetes by 25 percent compared to drinking less than two cups, according to new research from the Institute for Scientific Information on Coffee …

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How Positive Feedback Kills Your Ambition

Similarly, if your coworker applauds your regular gym routine or a friend admires your restraint at the buffet line, that positive feedback will probably make you more likely <i>to slack off</i> from your healthy habits, says study coauthor Chiara Longoni.<p>When someone praises your behavior, your brain …

How to Remember Faces

Even in the right context, though, some people are just better spotters. Unless you’re Brad Pitt—who claims to suffer from prosopagnosia, an actual condition that makes it hard to recognize faces—you probably have faulty DNA: Studies show that identifying and interpreting facial expressions is …

Dieting and Your Relationships

However, a small number of people who lost weight began to badger their significant partner to do the same. Other partners who hadn’t lost weight felt threatened by their successful lover, and they were more resistant to the changes. In the end, the relationships suffered from the …

Understand Your Metabolism

<b>BURNING TRUTH #1: SKINNY PEOPLE HAVE FAST METABOLISMS</b><p><b>VERDICT:</b> Sometimes<br>"There are slim people with slightly low metabolisms who just don't eat very much," says Michael Jensen, M.D., an endocrinologist with the Mayo Clinic. "And there are heavy people with really high metabolisms who eat a huge …

Your 3-Minute Mood Booster

Wonder why? It’s a chain reaction: Nostalgia spurs a feeling of social connectedness. That in turn raises self-esteem, which makes you more optimistic, says study author Wing-Yee Cheung, Ph.D.<p>Boost your mood in 3 minutes: Crank up a song from the first concert you attended with your friends, or …

How Your Career Can Save Your Life

Unemployment’s harmful effects on your health<p>Your job brings you more benefits than a steady paycheck: Long-term unemployment makes you age more quickly, according to a new British study.<p>Researchers found that 31-year-old guys who were unemployed for more than 2 years had the biological makeup of …

Employment

Men's Health Live: Build the Ultimate Home Gym

Build the Ultimate Home Gym<p>And change the way you exercise forever<p>Is the world’s best gym a lot closer—and cheaper—than you think? On this week’s episode of <i>Men’s Health Live</i>, assistant editor Michael Easter joins co-host Gregg Stebben to explain where you can find the best place to work out: right …

5 Weird Things Fast Food Does To Your Brain | Men's Health

How come? Fast food brings to mind speed and instant gratification, both of which make you more restless, says study coauthor Sanford DeVoe, Ph.D.<p>We don’t need to remind you what fast food can do to your body, but you might not know these surprising ways it can screw with your brain.<p><b>Burger King</b> …

Why You Should Avoid Carbs at Bedtime

<i>Recharge your strength, sex drive, muscle mass, and health. Pick up your copy of</i> Keep It Up: The Power of Precision Medicine to Conquer Low T and Revitalize Your Life <i>today!</i><p>That’s just one effective way to wrestle back control of your blood sugar and optimize your body for building muscle and …

The Right Way to Do 5 Popular Body-Weight Exercises

<b>1. Triceps Dip on a Bench</b><br>Your triceps make up more of your arms than your biceps do, but most men pay their triceps less attention. At most, they may head to an empty bench and knock out a few triceps dips at the end of their workout. Unfortunately, that's one of the worst moves you can do to build …

The Ultimate Total-Body Move

Strengthen your core—and just about every other muscle—with the half Turkish getup<p>The half Turkish getup might fall into the category of "core exercise," but it's far from an isolation move. "It works everything—your shoulders, hips, back, core, arms, and so many other muscles you never even think …

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The Easiest Way to Stay Slim

Texting all the time is often frowned upon. But here’s why it just might keep you thin<p>Constantly texting usually receives a bad rap, but it turns out those mobile messages might help you keep weight off, reports new research from Duke University.<p>For one month, researchers sent daily text messages …

Weight Loss

Jochen Mai: Social Media Experte & Keynote-Speaker

<b>Jochen Mai gründete mit der „Karrierebibel“ das erfolgreichste Blog zum Thema Karriere. (DIE ZEIT)</b><p>Schön, dass Sie hier sind. Mein Name ist <b>Jochen Mai</b> …

Kollege Kotzbrocken: Immer Ärger mit den Kollegen

Um es gleich vorweg zu sagen: Die Überschrift ist natürlich ironisch gemeint. Es geht nicht darum, im Job und auf der Arbeit <b>miese Stimmung</b> zu …

Praktikum: Tipps zu Bewerbung und Praktika

Das <b>Praktikum</b>. Für viele Studenten und Absolventen ist es heute <i>der</i> Einstieg in den Job. Für andere aber auch der Job selbst – nur schlechter bezahlt …

Acht Tipps für den erfolgreichen Sprung ins Ausland

1. Ziele setzen<p>Der Weg ist das Ziel? Bei der Internationalisierung bestimmt das gesetzte Ziel den Weg und damit die Gestaltung einer Strategie. Ziel …