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Chris Hemsworth’s Secrets to Building the Body Of a Hero

The actor, in May’s issue of Men’s Health, knows the key to packing on muscle or shedding fat fast is discipline<p>In the past year, Chris Hemsworth has appeared onscreen as an emaciated sailor, a supersized Norse god, and a fleet-footed hunter. Depending on the demands of each role, he’s had to …

Fitness

16 Healthy, Homemade Protein Bar Recipes

Check the packaging of many protein bars and you'll find a list of ingredients that looks like it belongs in a science experiment. Save the extra …

7 Greatest Old School Exercises

No matter what your level of training is, whether you’re just a beginner or a seasoned lifter, some exercises stand out as the essentials and they …

7 Protein Cookie Recipes for Healthier Snacking

Cookies get a bad rap, but if you find the right recipes, they can be mostly healthy and totally filling. These treats fit the bill and are perfect …

Best Protein Powders (and the Worst)

Whether you’re an elite athlete or a weekend warrior, a vegan or a plant-based foodie, everyone is getting in on the protein trend. And with good …

Trust: You’ll Have This Lemon Chicken Recipe on Repeat

<i>Photo: Courtesy of Bite Me More</i><p>This lemon chicken recipe is, much like our mom, the hands-down best. Why is it among our most-requested recipes? …

The 10 Best Knee-Friendly Exercises

Crush calories and build strength with these low-impact moves<p>Low-impact exercises can have a major impact on weight loss.<p>Just ask <i>Men’s Health</i> Fitness Director BJ Gaddour. Ten years ago, he weighed 275 pounds, had a 44-inch waist, and suffered from knee pain.<p>So when he set out to lose the extra …

Weight Loss

29 Recipes That Prove Clean Eating Can Be Easy and Delicious

Clean eating is one of those trendy terms people like to throw out there—and nobody really knows what it means. So we find ourselves asking if we can …

Healthy Eating

How to Train the Most Attractive Body Parts

In a previous <i>Muscle & Fitness</i> article, women ranked their favorite male body parts. Abs, glutes, shoulders, back, chest, and arms topped the list. …

Not Your Bubby’s Latkes: 9 healthier versions of the Hanukkah staple

Traditionally, Hanukkah recipes are all about cooking with oil. But wouldn’t you be paying true (healthy) homage to the miracle the holiday …

14 Homemade Chocolate Bars and Candies So You Know They're Free of Artificial Crap

From entire supermarket aisles to office reception desks, the sweet stuff is everywhere. Take one look at the labels, however, and it ain't so sweet: …

12 Energy-Boosting Recipes Rich in Vitamin B

Shares 969<p>Vitamin B complex, which includes B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B7, B9 and B12, is often pegged as an energy booster. Beyond its ability to convert …

How to make the perfect chana masala

Chana masala, chole masala, channay, chholay – so many names for such a simple dish, one that Rick Stein claims is probably “the most popular vegetarian curry in India”, and with good reason. A dollop of comfortingly bolstering pulses bathed in a thick, tangy, deeply spiced gravy, it’s the kind of …

Recipes

The Man Boob Elimination Workout

<b>Bench Press</b>The most popular and basic weight room exercise has gotten a bad rap in recent years. It’s seen as a beach-body lift, not part of a …

Individual Protein Muffin [Vegan, Gluten-Free] - One Green Planet

<i>If you enjoy recipes like this, we highly recommend downloading the Food Monster App, it's available for both Android and iPhone and has free and</i> …

DAY 1: Strength Workout A

Use a single dumbbell to grow bigger and stronger<p>​<p>​<p><b>Equipment needed:</b> a dumbbell (50 pounds for men and 25 pounds for women are good weights to start, but go as light or as heavy as needed); a box, step, or bench (optional)<p><b>Time:</b> 30 minutes<p><b>Directions</b>: Perform the following exercises in order, doing …

Workouts

The Best Facial Moisturizers for Men

The more time you spend outside camping, hiking, swimming and hanging by the fire, the more your skin takes on a healthy glow. Ah, those are the good …

10 Healthy Desserts Sweetened with Natural Sugar Substitutes

Sub maple syrup, agave nectar, honey, and more all-natural sweeteners for 8 decadent (and low-calorie!) desserts that won't leave you feeling …

The 18 fat-burning foods that will help you lose weight

There's more to diets than salad! The 18 fat-burning foods that will help you lose weight<p><b>Nutritionist Frida Harju advises eating nutrient and</b> …

The Best Protein You Can Eat, According To Nutritionists

Don’t just settle for any old protein.<p>Protein is the key to keeping cravings at bay, building lean muscle and dropping those last few pounds. But according to a new review published in Applied Physiology, Nutrition and Metabolism, it’s not just how much protein you eat that’s important: It's where …

20 Low-Sugar Protein Shake Recipes To Fuel Your Mornings

Have your birthday cake protein shake and drink it, too!<p>Breakfast smoothies are terrifically tasty, but when you're not in control of the ingredients, they can also be packed with sugar. A saccharine blast first thing in the morning is not the smartest way to start the day: Your body may crash, and …

How to Make Protein Shakes for Weight Loss

Need a healthy meal in a hurry? Forget Burger King and Chipotle. Protein shakes may be the fastest food of all.<p>There’s little to no prep work, no …

This Is How You Make Avocado Taste Like Chocolate

There are few things better in life than a perfectly ripe avocado. You can make toast with it. You can turn it into guacamole. You can even bake an egg into it -- if you're into that kind of thing. But did you know that you can also make dessert with avocados? And not just any dessert, but the most …

5 Meal Combinations To Boost Metabolism

Eating the right food combinations—high protein, lower sugar and healthy fats—will help ensure your body can build muscle, recover faster and keep …

7 Best Drinks That Shrink Belly Fat

<i>Tasneem Bhatia, M.D. a specialist in holistic and integrative medicine, shares how she helps her patients lose belly fat with drinks crafted from</i> …

24 Pushups You Need to Try

How many of these awesome variations have you done before?<p>The <b>pushup</b> is best known as a chest exercise. However, this classic movement can train just every muscle in your body—if you mix it up with the variations shown in the video.<p>Some you’ll recognize, some are brand new, and some are just …

Workouts

30 Best Suit Brands For Men (And Where To Buy Them)

If you’re the corporate buck, you live and breathe men’s suits. And, if you’re the sartorial schmuck, it’s likely that a suave suit is essential …

26 Ways to Feed Your Body for Results

The right food and drink to keep you fit<p>Sports nutrition is easy, if you’re a cartoon character. Take Popeye: The gravel-voiced sailorman would down a can of spinach, and next thing he knew he was shot-putting a bowling ball into the stratosphere. Try that at home and the only thing you’ll be …

Nutrition

40 Age-Erasing Superfoods

Look, feel, and stay young<p>The latest science on the muscle-building, brain-enhancing, wrinkle-erasing, heart-strengthening, bone-protecting, immunity-boosting, and inflammation-fighting foods you should be eating every day.<p><b>1. Almonds</b>These energy-rich snacks lower bad cholesterol, thanks to plant …

Nutrition

Fashion For Muscular Men: How To Dress For Your Body Type

<b>Because we’re fans of staying in shape (it’s a prerequisite for being Australian, no?) it’s high time we took a look at fashion for muscular men or</b> …