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5 Sports Cliches That Are Actually True

Sick of hearing these sayings? Blame science, not Brent Musburger<p>You’re tired of hearing Joe Buck regurgitate them, but that doesn’t make some sports clichés any less true. For example, victory tastes sweeter after you’ve endured a bitter defeat, finds new research from the University of British …

British Columbia

5 Resumé Secrets That Give You an Edge

Step inside a hiring manager's head<p>It doesn't take long to leave an impression: Recruiters and hiring managers spend an average of 6 seconds reviewing a candidate's resumé before they make an initial assessment, according to a study from the job-search website TheLadders.<p>Six seconds.<p>Now that you’re …

Employment

3 Secrets to Steal from Vegans

You don’t have to give up animal products to reap the benefits that these ultimate dieters see—just focus on these small changes in your day-to-day<p>Do you think you could go without meat for a week? How about eggs, milk, and butter, too? That means no more burgers—not even the bun.<p>Some people do …

Nutrition

How Long Do You Need to Workout For?

Blame genetics, says study author Jason Gill, Ph.D. According to his research, South Asian men’s muscles are less effective at burning fat than their European counterparts and they also tend to carry more fat and store it in their belly. All of these factors increase your risk of diabetes and heart …

Is Your Yogurt Actually Healthy

Whole Foods says they're making way for more exclusive, local brands, especially those that are organic, according to the announcement.<p>It’s difficult to say definitively that you should avoid GMOs, says Alan Aragon, <i>Men's Health's</i> nutrition advisor. There is some research that demonstrates their …

The Fitness Rule You Must Follow

Finish it, <i>then</i> fix it. The wisdom was so simple and sensible that I wondered why I had never followed it before.<p>(Apply the rule to THE 21-DAY METASHRED, an at-home fat-shredding program. One guy lost 25 pounds of fat in 6 weeks!) <br>So when I was recently asked to create a 10,000 kettlebell swing …

Reach New Levels of Strength

You’ll reach new levels of muscle and strength, too. “When doing one-sided exercises, you can use a heavier load,” says Sjostrom, whose new <i>Men's Health</i> program the <b>4-Week Body Fat Detonator</b> contains workouts filled with unilateral exercises. “That's because they don't fatigue your central nervous …

Why Your Jokes Fall Flat

Make better, funnier wisecracks with help from science<p>The equation is true: Tragedy + time = comedy. In order for something to be funny, it has to be perceived as controversial, but no longer threatening, finds a new study from the University of Colorado Boulder.<p>Humor researchers examined just how …

Jokes

How to Get Your Butt Out Of Bed For a Workout

My original IC started when I first moved to California. Dan Martin, an East Bay firefighter, asked if we could train some time. While the movers loaded boxes into my house, I drove to Coyote Point Park in San Mateo County to meet up with Dan and a couple other people.<p>Between piles of geese poop, …

Eat This Heart-Healthy Food

(Get all the nutrients you need and still eat like a man! Check out the <i>Men’s Health Big Book of Nutrition</i> today!)<p>The United States Department of Agriculture recommends eating 38 grams per day, and since different bugs eat different types of fiber, it’s important to ensure you’re eating a diversity …

Layer for Winter Warmth

Another week, another look to help you arrive in style<p>Wherever you are, the weather is probably colder than usual. Solution: layers.<p>Boot: VansPant: BonobosParka: Scotch and SodaSweater: J. CrewGloves: All SaintsScarf: Nordstrom<p>—The <i>Men's Health</i> Style Team<p><i>Check out our Pinterest board for more style</i> …

Holiday Travel

Stop Stressing Out

It could be because if you have higher stress levels, you may be more likely to engage in unhealthy behaviors—smoking or inactivity—which are linked to greater cardiovascular disease risk, says study coauthor Maya J. Lambaise, Ph.D., at the University of Pittsburgh.<p>And it’s not just severe anxiety …

A Fitter You in 2014

<b>“It’s right at your fingertips so if you forget something or need a little motivation, it’s readily available. It’s a step in a great direction for our ability as coaches and trainers to put together a workout that can be a little more integrated and phased, and also has exercise progression.”</b><p>For …

Men's Health Live: Make Game-Day Nachos

Nachos Go Nuclear!<p>Skip the store-bought stuff and make a healthier, tastier game-day snack<p>Good football deserves good food. And on this week’s episode of <i>Men’s Health Live</i>, senior associate editor Paul Kita shares the best way to make healthier, tastier game-day nachos. Kita explains that rather …

Drop Anxiety and Depression

Exactly how the practice does this is a bit of a mystery, says study coauthor Madhav Goyal, M.D. Anxiety and depression are rooted in your mind. And it’s possible the focus and discipline required for meditation helps train your brain to tune out negative emotions or symptoms—or at least their …

How Much Post-Workout Protein Do You Really Need?

If you want to maximize your muscle growth, consume THIS amount of protein after exercising<p>Protein is essential for maintaining and building muscle, but you don’t need to gulp down a carton of raw eggs like Rocky to get the maximum benefit. Consuming 20 grams of protein after your workout should do …

Nutrition

Effect of One Sleepless Night

After the all-nighter, blood samples revealed that certain levels of neurochemical markers associated with brain cell damage rose by 20 percent compared to when the guys snagged a full night’s rest.<p>“Dysfunctional sleep has been linked with a range of health problems, and it looks like that’s …

​DASH Diet: Beginner’s Guide and Health Benefits | Men’s Health

The DASH diet took the #1 spot in the “healthy eating” and “heart healthy” categories, too. And on top of that, it made the top 10 for “best weight loss diets,” “best diabetes diets,” and “easiest diets to follow” — but can one way of eating really rule them all? Read on to find out of if the DASH …

What's the Best Haircut for Someone Who Works Outdoors?

Every man’s haircut should suit his lifestyle, including his work. As someone who works outside, you might consider going short to help shed some of the heat. What kind of short cut, however, depends on your style.<p>If you’re more of a utilitarian, you can go with a simple buzz cut. If this is your …

Get Your Fitness and Nutrition Questions Answered!

Our Fitness Editor Jill Fanslau leads a panel of experts to answer your workout and diet questions. Join the Hangout at 1pm EST on our Google Plus page<p>Get the best #newyearnewyou tips and tricks you need to start 2014 off right from Men's Health editors and the top fitness and nutrition experts. …

Kevin Hart: The Men's Health Interview

This weekend, Hart goes toe to toe with Ice Cube in the action comedy <i>Ride Along</i>, which he hopes will launch a franchise. “We hit the ground running in this thing, and we knock it out of the park, man,” says Hart, who will also be seen this year in <i>About Last Night</i> and <i>Think Like A Man Too</i>. “We’re …

Fight Insomnia and Cancer at Once!

Melatonin may have anti-cancer properties<p>Turn in early to turn cancer away. Men with higher melatonin levels—a hormone involved in regulating your sleep-wake cycle—had a 75 percent lower risk of advanced prostate cancer compared to guys with lower levels, according to a new study from the Harvard …

Sleep

How the Farmers' Almanac Could Help Your Health

It begs the question: How can a 196-year-old publication be so accurate about seemingly impossible-to-predict events? And why hasn’t it put every local weatherman out of a job?<p>The <i>Farmers’ Almanac</i>, first published in 1818 in New Jersey, is edited currently by Peter Geiger, who inherited the role …

45 Days Until 45: The Power of Pilates, Day 41

Today I decided to be powerful. I began by having a stare down with my scale. For months, I've been afraid to face off against that little bitch. She just sits there in the bathroom, looking all intimidating. When I have been brave enough to step up... she'd flash one of those numbers that made me …

Fitness

7 Common Mindfulness Questions, Answered

<i>This post is part of an ongoing partnership between the Institute for Mindful Leadership and Huff Post as we work together to bring mindfulness to the workplace. The Institute has just opened enrollment for a number of retreats in NY and MN. More info can be found at</i> …

Human Brain Can Process Image Seen For Just 13 Milliseconds, Study Shows

By Tanya Lewis, Staff Writer<p>Published: 01/19/2014 10:04 AM EST on LiveScience<p>The human brain can achieve the remarkable feat of processing an image seen for just 13 milliseconds, scientists have found. This lightning speed obliterates the previous record speed of 100 milliseconds reported by …

Is The Teen Brain More Vulnerable To Addiction?

<i>By Michael Dahr</i><p>Even before their first acts of rebellion, teenagers can get a bad reputation. Popular myths paint the adolescent years as a time of hormone-fueled immaturity, while adults tend to look back on teenage-hood as a difficult time that young people simply need to "survive." Informed by …