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Olon Ancer?
KIMMIE NG, M.D., a Boston oncologist, started noticing an alarming trend in her work a few years ago. Men in their 20s, 30s, and 40s—runners, CrossFitters, lifelong nonsmokers—were streaming through her door at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. They
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The Great Outdoors Kit
Bring a Sleeping Pad The ground is not the hard thing you want to have in that tent. An inflatable pad like the THERM-AREST NEOAIR UBERLITE SLEEPING PAD ($180 to $210; rei.com) is the way to go, because it’s lighter than one of those foam monstrositi
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Inside the Sweat Lab
“WE CALL THIS the awkward shower,” says Robert Huggins, Ph.D. I’m on my knees in a tarp-lined tub while a Ph.D. student named Cody sends a waterfall of deionized water down from the plastic jug he holds over my head. Here at the University of Connect
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My Son the Golf Pro
MY TEN-YEAR-OLD son’s approach to golf is—how can I say this?—wild. With every swing, every ball goes one distance: as far as it possibly can. Roman is all torque—which, incidentally, is how he approaches almost everything else in life. It’s amazing,
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Power Up Your Creatine
Most research done on the amino acid creatine shows thatcreatine monohydrate is the safest, most effective form of the supplement, says Andrew Jagim, Ph.D., director of sports-medicine research at the Mayo Clinic Health System. Other forms (ethyl est
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Does Your Soul Need Therapy?
2015 WAS A BANNER year for me. It started with a breakup and became masked in a fog of depression that only cleared when I was snorting cocaine. (Things get better, promise.) I was 32 and addicted, driven by a desire to make it. I had everything I wa
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How To Travel With Friends
How to organize a yearly trip with two childhood friends when everyone’s ridiculously busy. EACH YEAR, I go on a four-day vacation with the same two childhood friends. We live in different cities, and it’s the only time we see one another. Nothing ab
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The All-Day Guide to CBD
DEVOTEES—from Tom Hanks and Nate Diaz to your mom to some guy in line at the brake place—swear cannabidiol can perform miracles, like easing anxiety and pain. Although there’s almost no regulatory oversight and very little solid scientific research o
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Your Secrets To A Killer Guys’ Trip
ASK AN MH ADVISOR WHAT’S IN YOUR (ADVENTURE) DOPP KIT? Jedidiah Ballard, D.O., is a former Army Ranger, an ER doctor, an osteopathic authority, and the MH Advisory Board member who best knows how to prepare for the worst when braving the great outdoo
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The Cream Of The Crop
AFTER RIGOROUS, scientific, brainfreezingly thorough testing, we can definitively say that the best ice cream does not involve favabean protein concentrate. Or soy milk. Or even coconut milk. No, the best ice cream is… ice cream. The kind with cow’s
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The 5 Foods Your Brain Craves
Like cabbage, cauliflower, and kale. They all have sulforaphane, a compound Korean scientists say can clear brain gunk (technical term). This gunk, called beta-amyloid and tau proteins, may lead to Alzheimer’s disease symptoms. EAT IT: Next time you
Men's Health2 min readNutrition
FAST, EASY, CHEAP: The Idiotproof Omelet
One large egg contains six grams of protein and all nine essential amino acids, particularly the muscle-building leucine. But what about the cholesterol, you say? New research states that dietary cholesterol (i.e., the kind always associated with egg
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How to Hack Happiness
DESPITE ALL THE MEDITATION lunches, CBD elixirs, trigger warnings, and caffeinated chocolates, Americans aren’t getting any happier. In fact, over the past decade, the U.S. has plummeted from number three on the global happiness index to number 19, w
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The Return Of Rocco
THERE HE IS—the former executive chef of the revolutionary Union Pacific in New York, the cookbook writer, the TV star, and now a line cook again for the first time in 25 years. Rocco DiSpirito is cooking me dinner at the Standard Grill in Manhattan,
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“But How Does That Make You Feel?”
“I’M SORRY TO HEAR THAT, MATT.” The therapy chatbot Woebot, whose smiling avatar resembles the alien in E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, had just asked me about my feelings. Scrolling through a list of emotions, I’d landed on “anxious,” since I’d been str
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The Crossfit King
EVERY SUMMER, top CrossFitters compete in “the Games,” a five-day, 14-event CrossFit challenge that’s like the decathlon, American Ninja Warrior, and World’s Strongest Man mashed into one ab-tastic sweatfest. Last year, the final event was called Aen
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How To Eat At Panera
Panera has many salads that hit the magic hunger-delaying, muscle-building number of 30 grams of protein. (TheAsian Sesame Salad with Chicken and the Southwest Chile Lime Ranch Salad with Chicken are good, low-sugar options.) But a whole order of its
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Therapy Bots: A Quick Download
THE FOUR popular therapy apps we tested—all free—offer programmed responses that have been vetted by humans. That’s good: Unvetted bots are too easy to manipulate. All the apps are based on chatting, but each approaches it differently: Replika is unu
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“Welcome To Crossfit. I’m Mat.”
WHAT IS IT? The most technically demanding move in CrossFit (and Olympic weightlifting), the snatch has you lifting a loaded barbell from the ground to overhead, all in one motion. FRASER’S WISDOM: “Keep your arms absolutely straight and locked out t
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Okay! Okay! I’ll Break Up with My Phone
AS AN ALWAYS-ON news anchor, I had long suspected that I had a particularly dysfunctional relationship with my phone—that my constant checking of email and Twitter made me less productive, less calm, and less connected with my wife and our four-year-
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Get BANG! Superhero POW! Strong ZOWIE!
CELEBRITY TRAINER Don Saladino, NASM, specializes in rapid transformations. The brains behind the new Men’s Health workout-video program, Superhero Shred, he’s spent his career packing muscle onto the likes of Ryan Reynolds and Zachary Levi. “A four-
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Your Best-groomed Summer
Pimples below the neck usually aren’t acne but folliculitis—inflammation of the hair follicle caused by bacteria that thrive in moist environments. If you’re prone, be sure to shower after you work out, and usecortisone cream to spot-treat the inflam
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Meet Your New Captain, America
WHENEVER HE finds the time—that is, whenever he gets a break from being an Avenger—Anthony Mackie calls some friends in New Orleans and tells them he’s ready to build and sell another house. He’s been doing this for years now: putting together a crew
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Kumail Nanjiani Is Not Joking Around
KUMAIL NANJIANI is in a dimly lit basement weight room in Beverly Hills called the Granite Gym, electrical wires attached to his back. Elbows in two cloth cradles, he grunts through reps of a modified lat pulldown as his trainer, Grant Roberts, deliv
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The 7 Biggest Myths
SUDDENLY THE heat is on sunscreen. Hawaii has banned the sale of sunprotection products containing certain chemicals, such as oxybenzone, that some say contribute to the deterioration of coral reefs. Others, especially natural-health advocates, have
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Your No-equipment, No-excuses summer Muscle Blowout Begins Now.
BEFORE YOU BEGIN, the rules of your three workouts: Claim some training turf and set a timer. Each workout is a circuit. Do each move for 40 seconds, rest 20 seconds, then do the next move. Rest 1 minute between rounds. Do 4 rounds, then grab an icec
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Mobilize For Summer
STRENGTH, SPEED, FLEXIBILITY—you get those ideas. But few fitness terms are as misunderstood as mobility. That’s why Mike Fitch, the 39-year-old trainer who created the Animal Flow bodyweight training method eight years ago, is never surprised when p
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