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Crazy Body Connections | Men's Health

<b>1. What your VOICE says about your HEIGHT:</b><p>Researchers from Washington University say that listeners can accurately determine the relative heights of speakers just by hearing them talk.<p>Credit the frequency of “subglottal resonance,” a sound produced in the lower airway of the lungs that gets …

How Your Horoscope Can Affect Your Weight (Seriously!)

To see whether beliefs about fate affect people's odds of gaining weight, the scientists recruited 180 shoppers and instructed them to plug their zodiac signs into a horoscope website. Regardless of their sign, study participants were told, "This is not a favorable day for you" and were then asked …

The 25 Golden Rules of Running

Time-tested, universally accepted axioms of the sport.<p>In most cases, these rules started out as a lightbulb over one runner’s head. After a while, that runner told a few running buddies (probably during a long run), word spread, and before you know it, coaches were testing it, sports scientists …

Running

Mascara Tips

<b>All Eye Shapes</b><br>First things first. “With any eye shape, you want to start with an eyelash curler to open up the eye,” says Kashuk. ”It goes hand in hand with mascara.”<p><b>Wide Set Eyes</b><br>First, coat all the lashes with a mascara that has a thin, precise wand. Then you want to use a large wand mascara, such …

Associated Press News

American veteran detained for a month in North Korea arrives home after ordeal

SAN FRANCISCO -- An 85-year-old American war veteran detained for more than a month in North Korea arrived in the United States on Saturday, a day after he was unexpectedly released by Pyongyang for “humanitarian” reasons.<p>"I'm delighted to be home," Merrill Newman said in a brief statement to …

Build Muscle on a Budget: The 10 Cheapest Sources of Protein

<i>Image credit: Danh TX</i><p>You need at least 1g protein per pound of body-weight per day to maintain and build muscle. If you weigh 70kg/155lbs, that’s …

Plateau-Busting Arm Routine

<b>Duration</b> 2 days<p><b>Exercises</b> 8<p><b>Equipment</b> Yes<p>If your arms are slow to grow, try these routines that incorporate a couple of techniques normally reserved …

Q: What is meant by the term “quad dominant”? A: Quad dominant is a popular term used in sportsmedicine that refers to the idea that the quadriceps provides more force during movements than the hip. Women are considered more likely to be quad dominant because they have wider hips than men, causing their upper-thigh bone […]

<b>Q: What is meant by the term “quad dominant”?</b><p><b>A:</b> Quad dominant is a popular term used in sportsmedicine that refers to the idea that the quadriceps …

Rock Hard Nutrition: Expert Eating Guidelines

During the first four-week phase of your Rock Hard Diet, you’ll follow a basic low- to moderate-carb plan with a moderate calorie reduction. Then, …

Nutrition

Get Out!: The M&F Outdoor Workout Routine

<b>Duration</b> 3 days<p><b>Exercises</b> 10<p><b>Equipment</b> Yes<p>How important are genetics? How many sets should I do? And why are the guys in the park who seem to do only …

Overhead Expense: How to Press Without Pain

You can shrug, upright row, and lateral raise until you’re blue in the face, but there’s a not-so-secret concept muscular guys have known since …

12 Ways to Build Muscle with Your Diet

1 of 13<p>Oatmeal Fruit Bowl<p>You know that protein builds muscle. Duh. You know that you want to avoid fast-burning carbs if your aim is to stay lean, …

Back Exercises

60 min <b>duration</b><p>Yes <b>equipment</b><p>6 <b>exercises</b><p>30-45 min. <b>duration</b><p>Yes <b>equipment</b><p>6-7 <b>exercises</b><p>15 min <b>duration</b><p>Yes <b>equipment</b><p>5 <b>exercises</b><p>15 min <b>duration</b><p>Yes <b>equipment</b><p>3 <b>exercises</b><p>…

Avoid Squatting Missteps with Proper Foot Position

The squat is the one of the best exercises to help develop the quadriceps as squatting causes the desired natural anabolic hormonal response required …

Workouts

Running for your Mind – How Exploring New Rewards Can Make your Habit Stick

Recently, I started running every day.<p>Every morning, I wake up at 7:30am, I roll out of bed and a put my running shoes on, which are conveniently …

Hotel Workout: Men's Health.com

Donkey Kick<p>Repetitions: 15 each leg<br>Rest: 30 Seconds<br>Sets: 2<br>Get down on your hands and knees and kick your right leg back and up as high as you can. Finish by arching your back and pulling your knee to your chest. Repeat on the other side.<p>Boot Slappers<p>Repetitions: 8<br>Rest: 30 Seconds<br>Sets: 2<br>Stand with …

7 Tips For Building The Perfect Physique

Building the perfect physique requires hard work, dedication and consistency. Therefore, believing in the silver bullet that will change your body …

Adult Picky Eaters Now Recognized as Having a Disorder

He's 63 years old, but Bob Krause admits he still eats "a 4-year-old's dream diet."<p>Krause likes peanut butter, crackers, grilled cheese sandwiches, …

The Health Benefits of Cranberries

They're increasingly throught to aid heart health as well as urinary tract issues.<p>Here's your well-timed research review for the weekend: An article in the journal <i>Advances in Nutrition</i> that reviews information on the bioactive components in cranberries and the effect of cranberry consumption on …

Alternative Medicine

The Wealthy Country Trap

3 Tricks for a Better Relationship

Follow these simple steps to keep her happy<p>Why do some relationships work—while others bomb? It may come down to three critical skills, according to research in the <i>Journal of Couple & Relationship Therapy</i>.<p>In the study, most people reported that good communication, how well you know your partner, …

Communication Skills

The 10 Most Absurd Flight Delays To Ever Happen

Think your Thanksgiving plane delay is funny?<p>Wait till you hear these crazy excuses for tardy takeoff.<p><b>Bill Clinton's scalp</b><p>In 1993, <i>four</i> LAX runways shut down when then-president Bill Clinton summoned his hair stylist aboard Air Force One for a last-minute trim on the tarmac. Apparently, he hadn't …

The Cruelest Bar Trick Ever—Explained!

Turns out, the bubbles get shaken up when the top of the bottle is tapped, triggering waves to move in a down-up-down-up fashion. Think of it like a cannonball: The impact creates reckless waves that move anything in the water from side to side, causing a splash.<p>In the experiment, when the waves …

Men's Health Live: Holiday Health Resolutions

<b>“Listeners should know that in one of the rustic huts we stayed in in Nepal, I vividly remember Gregg ordering what was called a Snickers momo—or a Snickers bar fried in dough. So that could be behind your weight gain there, Gregg.”</b><p>To which Stebben responds:<p><b>“Yes, a Snickers bar fried in dough in</b> …

10 Healthy Tips for the Holla-days

You've been working hard and watching your diet. You've been on top of your exercise game, hitting the gym, getting your walk on and taking your fitness classes. You've been doing your thing! Then the holiday season pops up and you go H.A.M. and all that hard work and discipline goes out the door. …

Ditch the Wristbands: For Next Generation of Wearables, Dumb Clothes Get Smart

As much excitement as there may be about wearable sensors, most of the activity tracking devices today are pretty lame.<p>That’s because they’re often …