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Are You Lifting the Right Amount of Weight?

Follow this system to figure out how much iron to hoist for the optimum results<p>The amount of weight you should be lifting depends on the result you want—size, strength, or endurance. However, a good general benchmark is 90 percent of your 1-rep max. At that percentage, the participants in a …

5 Essential Exercises for Bigger Arms

You’ve done about a thousand curls in the past week and the same number of triceps extensions, yet your arms are still not growing. The fact is, …

Health

Be Positive And You Might Live Longer

That staying physically and mentally fit is important for healthy aging is old news. But how our attitudes can also influence how long we live is not …

Which Is Better: Bottled or Tap Water?

Why is one simple question about water so hard to answer?<p>If you still pause at a waiter’s first question—“<i>Is tap water okay</i>?”—you’re not alone. Compared to the previous year, fewer Americans made the switch from bottled to tap water in 2010, according to the most recent data on the topic in a …

5 Things You Need to Know About Oatmeal

Travis Rathbone<p>1. Oatmeal comes in several varieties<p>Steel-cut oats are chopped oat groats and are the least processed; rolled (or old-fashioned) oats …

Breakfast

Slim, unfit men are 'less likely' to suffer heart attacks than fit obese men

Unfit lean men are less likely to have heart attacks than obese fit men, a new study has shown.<p>Researchers at a Swedish university also found that …

A Heavy Heart's Real Costs

Stress and depression take a toll on your ticker<p>Bad vibes, lousy health? On this week’s episode of <i>Men’s Health Live</i>, Jeffrey Huffman, M.D., the director of cardiac psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital, explains how negativity in your mind can cause problems in your heart—and other …

Does She Think You’re Cheating?

Look for these signs, then learn how to ease her mind<p>Wondering why she’s keeping extra-close tabs on you? Protective behavior could signal suspicion, suggests a new study from the University of New Hamphsire.<p>People who believed their partners were tempted to stray used “mate guarding” …