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Why Does Compassion Feel So Good? Here Are Five Reasons

Source: Antonioguillem/Adobe StockAt the lowest points in our lives, the presence and care of one supportive person can be life-changing. Our pain or …

Mindfulness

The Surprising Health Benefit Hiding In Turmeric

The bright yellow spice may help protect your brain, a new study finds<p>Turmeric — an Asian spice that gives curry its signature color — has made its mark as a “superfood.” Research has linked the ancient spice to a slew of health benefits, like reducing your risk of prostate cancer and heart …

Holistic Health

5 Reasons Every Man Must Make Time For Yoga

The gym isn't the only place you'll benefit<p>We get it: Yoga might not be the most intense workout—at least, most forms of it aren’t—and it probably isn’t the first thing that pops in your mind when thinking of a fitness class you want to try.<p>But fitness is all about branching out of your comfort …

Yoga

Why You Get Leg Cramps When You're Sleeping— and How to Stop Them Fast

Knock out the dreaded charley horse for good<p>There's nothing worse than waking up from a dead sleep with leg cramps or a charley horse: Your leg or calf seizes, and it feels like you’re powerless to relieve the involuntarily spasm.<p>So what are leg cramps, really? Well, the pain is actually triggered …

Exercise

What Is That Crusty Yellow Stuff on Your Toenails?

Here's how to prevent it from happening to you<p>Ever look down at your fingernails or toenails and see yellow, chalky material hiding inside? If you're thinking, “Gross, what’s that?," don't freak out: it’s actually pretty common and treatable.<p>That chalky substance is likely keratin debris, which is …

Skin Care

Your Headache Might Increase Your Risk of a Heart Attack Or Stroke

Here's what could be putting you at risk<p>Suffer from frequent head-throbbers? Your productivity might not be the only thing in danger. Men who experience migraines—severe, throbbing headaches that are usually confided on one side of the head and can come with nausea and light sensitivity—are at …

Biomedicine

Earth's Magnetic Poles Are Overdue For a Switch And We're Not Prepared

The magnetic field is already shifting.<p>Earth's magnetic field is pretty adept at flipping polarity. The poles have swapped, reversing north and …

Earth Science

The Magnetic Field Is Shifting. The Poles May Flip. This Could Get Bad.

The shield that protects the Earth from solar radiation is under attack from within. We can’t prevent it, but we ought to prepare.<p>One day in 1905, …

Magnetism

Mind on the Run

<b>The Buddha never joined a health club.</b> He never pedaled furiously on a Lifecycle trying to shed body fat, worrying that his blood pressure was too …

trained psychiatrist offers escape route for the ego-driven

<i>Psychiatrist Mark Epstein ’75 studied Buddhism alongside social relations as a Harvard undergrad, forging a path he would follow through</i> <i>Harvard</i> …

Harvard

Yoga for Stress

<b>The Healing Power of the Breath</b><p>Everything you do, from the pace you keep and the choices you make to the feelings you have, is influenced by the …

The Best Workout You Can Do When You Can't Hit the Gym

You won't need a single piece of equipment<p>This workout from Bobby Maximus, trainer and author of the <i>Maximus Body</i> from <i>Men's Health</i>, is proof that you don't need a gym, heavy-duty equipment—or even basic equipment—to get in a heart-pumping, fat-melting workout.<p>"The 10 to 1 is one of my go-to …

Personality disorder patients 'let down' by system

<b>It is a medical disorder that cuts life expectancy by almost 20 years, according to the Royal College of Psychiatrists (RCP), afflicts more people than cancer and costs the country around £11bn a year.</b><p>But most of us know next to nothing about it. Some question whether the illness even …

Mental Health

10-Minute Fast and Furious Flat-Belly Workout

Leave it to Beachbody Super Trainer Autumn Calabrese to make your abs burn in just 10 minutes! This short but powerful workout will strengthen your abs and tone your core. All these moves are featured in Autumn's new program, 80-Day Obsession, available Jan. 15, 2018, on Beachbody on …

This bizarre skull-shaped asteroid will be haunting us again

Asteroids are already creepy enough with their distant connection to the one that vaporized the dinosaurs, but this one is even creepier because it …

This Infographic Breaks Down 52 of The Most Common Misconceptions

You'd think that in the age of the internet, where more information than we can possibly consume in several lifetimes is at our fingertips, stubborn …

This Winter Solstice Cleansing Ritual Will Help Clear Your Mind Before The New Year

Up until a few days ago, I had no idea that the winter solstice was such a sacred, ceremonial, and anciently revered day. TBH, I've spent my life …

This Tiny Ball Is the Best Home Massage Product I've Ever Used

Here's why our news editor is obsessed with the Rubz hand and foot massage ball<p>Whenever I get seriously into running, I find it's only a matter of time before an injury stops me in my tracks. I always seem to be living in one of two states: running pain-free and waiting for the inevitable injury to …

Join Men's Health Editors For Exclusive Workouts and Experiences

MH Workshop connects you with the top experts in fitness and wellness<p>Last week, 30 <i>Men’s Health</i> readers and editors gathered in New York City for the inaugural MH Workshop, a one-of-a-kind group workout led by some of the top trainers in the country.<p>MH Workshop is a brand-new event series from <i>Men's</i> …

Want to Calm Your Mind? Have Compassion for Others.

Every day that the news gives us something to think about, the world also gives us something to do to help our fellow human beings.<p>The other day, my daughter said to me: “Mom, do you ever stop thinking? Does your mind ever turn off?”<p>Trust me, this was <i>not</i> a compliment.<p>I laughed and explained that, …

Maria Shriver

7 Tips For Creating Your Own Home Meditation Zone

With all the benefits that come with meditation, it makes sense to set aside a place in your home for this life-enhancing practice, even if it's a space that's technically made for something else.<p>5. Use calming colors

Meditation

Yes, Yoga Can Help With Anxiety and Depression—Here's Exactly How

<i>Claire Fountain—celebrity yoga teacher, personal trainer, and wellness expert—founded #TrillYoga with her unorthodox approach to break stigmas and</i> …

Yoga