Fitness is about far more than your 5K time or the visibility of your abdominal muscles. At Men’s Health, we’ve long strived to present a more thoughtful and multi-faceted view of male health and fitness.
In this issue, you’ll find all the workouts, gear reviews and insider training hacks you’ve come to expect from MH, alongside a more holistic take on health, too. With our 10-page special, Black Minds Matter, we continue our commitment to raising awareness of men’s mental health issues in various sectors of society by looking at the way in which our health services have failed black men.
We also have six feelgood workouts to boost your mental energy and pump up your well-being, plus 31 tips for fortifying your heart against life’s stresses. That, and more besides.
Zack George: Britain’s Fittest Man
Zack George reached the zenith of his sport, only to see his dream dissolve. It has been an intense and busy year for the UK’s finest CrossFitter. This is how he found triumph in adversity to become stronger than ever – and why you need to get with the programming.
Fighting for Black Minds
Black British men are four times more likely than white men to be hospitalised for poor mental health, and are less likely to seek help before they reach crisis point. The system in place to support them is broken. How do we fix it?
The Best Eco Toys in Wellness
Minimising your environmental footprint needn’t mean trading in your Nike Zooms for hemp slippers. Brands at the sharp end of performance are investing time and energy intro crafting sustainable products. Here’s our pick of the best.
Stressed out? The body part you need to target in your next workout is the one between your ears. With a little neurological know-how, your training sessions can expel anxiety and add muscle to flagging motivation. Get a lift from these.
New Ways to Pump Up Your Heart
Almost 80% of UK adults struggle with work-related stress, while heart diseases account for more than a quarter of British deaths. That means staying young at heart isn’t just a romantic cliche – it’s a doctor’s order. Our experts have their fingers on the pulse.
Your Daily Bread
Blame bowl food for the demise of the humble sandwich. Thankfully, London’s upper crust is making your staple lunch great again – in flavour and nutritious goodness. Make a meal of it.
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A dentist is someone who is qualified to take care of all aspects of your oral health. Do you have a family dentist or a regular dentist you visit when you have a toothache? Do you trust the solutions they provide? Are you comfortable talking to them about your dental problems? Your dentist or family doctor should be someone you can approach and tell them about the challenges you are facing. When a problem is discovered, it is the dentist's responsibility to come up with a permanent solution. You shouldn't accept every solution that comes your way. Some solutions are temporary. Temporary solutions will force you to keep going back to the dentist from time to time. Dentures are one of the solutions a dentist can administer to you. They are preferred by many dentists for a number of reasons.
- Level of confidence
Confidence is something that can change how you walk, talk or even how you express yourself to those around you. As a matter of fact, if you are confident, you will be able to stand up for the things you believe in. However, on a personal level, if you don't have confidence, then you can't express yourself well. If you have no confidence, then chances are your self-esteem level will also below. If you have low self-esteem, you will feel terrible about yourself and this will kill your confidence levels too. Self-esteem issues could be brought about by your dental issues. Sometimes people have low self-esteem and low confidence levels because they are ashamed of their dental issues like missing teeth or even tooth decay. Once you get partial dentures inserted into your gum, your teeth will look perfect and you will be able to feel confident that you have a lovely smile and you will be confident enough to face any crowd.
- Better functionality
Sometimes you could avoid eating certain foods because your teeth are acting up, and other times it could be because you are healing from dental procedures that you underwent. One thing you need to know is that when you have dentures fitted in your gums, you will be able to comfortably eat and chew without any problems. You will not be scared that certain foods might cause pain when you chew them.
- Verbal communication
Communication is something that is mainly done verbally. Sometimes you can use sign language to communicate. If you are able to talk, then it is advisable that you use verbal communication. Sometimes this is a challenge if you have missing teeth. However, when you get these teeth replaced, you will be able to communicate with ease. Dentures will ensure that you pronounce everything correctly.
First of all, it is very important to stay physically fit to be able to do everyday jobs effectively and efficiently during the course of our lifestyles. And to further increase our level of fitness and make our lives better, we must own a fitness tracker that keeps a track of how healthy and fit our body is at a point of time.
Besides, there are several other reasons why one should own and use a fitness tracker. This is a great tool, especially when you have lots of things to do in a limited time period. So, it's time to get a fitness tracker that suits people budget and fitness purpose. Remember that the quality and the functions of a fitness watch should decide which suits one's requirements the best.
- A Motivator
- Fitness Objectives
- Monitoring the Heart Rate
- Tracking Sleep
- Swimming and Diving
A fitness tracker is not just a gadget, but it is more of a fitness friend and a motivator partner. The main purpose of this watch is to keep a track of a person's fitness routine and motivate him to stay fit. This device allows one to view the information regarding all the activities performed by him, so that one could know where the efforts had been spent all the day long. This information would later help one to set smarter objectives.
A fitness watch is a help for one to set future goals. By offering a visual impression of the improvements and progress one makes, this device allows one to meet goals smartly and set better goals based on what one has already accomplished. But before setting up better goals, one should first note down the purpose of the tracker, whether it is losing weight, building body, tracking sleep or serving any other purpose.
Another benefit of this device is that it keeps monitoring the heart rate, whether one is working out or taking rest. This would help one single out the activities that overload during exercises. It's a great way of monitoring heart rate.
A fitness watch has a role in every activity that one performs, be it exercising or even sleeping. Getting good quality sleep is also a very important factor in one's lifestyle. Moreover it also optimizes the rate of success in one's fitness schedule. One's body must get enough sleep to make up for all the daily exhaustion and proper tissue repairing and building.
Regular swimmers must get a water proof fitness tracker. With this device, they can get more out of their swimming program as they continuously receive the data of their fitness schedule even in the water. In addition to this, one can also get detailed information regarding their swimming strokes and pace.
Fitness is certainly important; However it is more important to keep a track of the fitness. This would help one make better goals and increase efficiency. So, one should definitely buy a fitness tracker which makes it possible for to know whether he / she is …
Most of the people show their interest towards improving their looks. As a result, they look for the best cosmetic dentist to enhance their existing looks. A good smile always increases the confidence, enthusiasm of an individual and boost up their energy. To keep a proper dental care, you need to go to a renowned dentist once or twice in a year.
Benefits of a happy smile
Happy and beautiful smiles boost up self-confidence and improve the personal relationship with others. A beautiful smile attracts people while introducing an individual to a huge crowd. A stunning and happy smile shows intelligence in their successful field.
The practice of common laser treatment
Dental bonding, laminating, porcelain veneers implant is the main treatments. Root canals and caps come with an addition of dental material to make the teeth structure in a proper way. Apart from these teeth whitening, laser whitening, and gum de-pigmentation are also done by these cosmetic dentists.
Thus, it involves:
• Adding dental material
• Removal of gums and tooth
• The external process of whitening and cleaning
• Improve appearance with the straightening of teeth.
Whitening of teeth
Teeth become stained or colorless over time due to smoking, taking continuous medications or certain food beverages like coffee and tea. Whitening of teeth involves bleaching with a chemical process. This whitening of teeth took place in a dental clinic or by using a regular cleaning at home. The process of teeth cleaning needs to do periodically. The person who likes to follow personal hygiene usually avails the whitening of teeth service on a regular basis.
Cosmetic or laser dentistry makes a smile great
The appearance of teeth improves through a cosmetic procedure. It reduces the excess space between teeth, or broken and cracked teeth. This method used to protect the root of a tooth. Cosmetic treatment became successful and very popular these days.It can help to get your smile back.
The severe tooth discoloration and worn out appearance of the tooth are corrected through the process of dental veneers. The cosmetic dentist recommends this procedure when teeth gaps and teeth whitening are not successful while making the tooth appearance proper.
Ceramic crowns or caps
Crooked teeth can be corrected with crown or cap method. This is one of the easy methods followed normally because it shows result instantly. However, the main disadvantage is that it requires at least a year to complete the whole procedure. The caps normally made up of metal, porcelain, resin, or ceramic material.
The main advantages are:
• Weak tooth is protected by a cap
• Broken or worn tooth can be restored
• Cap holds as a dental bridge
• Dental implant is covered through the crown
• It occupies the space create in root canal procedure.
• The discolored tooth is covered with a cap.
Braces: The method braces is useful for correcting the jaw position and jaw joint disorders. A pressure applied to the teeth by working braces. This will be …
The life of professional athletes isn’t easy. They have to participate in intensive exercises and training activities constantly to deliver maximum performance in front of an audience.
While these activities are crucial for athletes to stay in shape, they can also damage their body.
Sports medicine is a growing healthcare field dedicated for treatment of injuries related to sports and exercise like fractures, dislocations, sprains and strains, tendonitis, overtraining syndrome and degenerative diseases.
Besides injury treatment, it also focuses on helping the athletes improve their performance prevent future injuries.
Despite being a relatively new medical specialty, it has become essential for athletes thanks to its ability to address their specific needs and concerns.
Who is a Sports Medicine Doctor?
A sports medicine doctor is a licensed and trained individual who focuses on the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of injuries related to athletic activities.
These specialists treat their patients using physical therapy, orthopedic surgery, massage therapy, exercises, and other techniques so that they can return to their desired activity level quickly, safely and successfully.
They also teach the athletes on nutrition to help them maintain an optimal level of health and fitness and achieve their sports performance goals.
The sports medicine team includes sports physiotherapists, sports massage therapists, sports orthopaedic surgeons, sports podiatrists, athletic trainers, sports dieticians, exercise physiologists and sports biomechanists.
Common Sports Injuries:
Some common sports injuries athletes suffer on the filed include ankle sprain, groin pull, hamstring strain, knee injury, tennis elbow, Achilles tendinitis, concussion, shoulder injury, hip bursitis, quadriceps strain and shin splints.
They can also experience the exacerbation of pre-existing health problems like diabetes, asthma, allergies and arthritis.
Reasons to Visit a Sports Medicine Doctor:
There are many reasons for an athlete to see a sports physician.
Let’s take a look at some of them.
(1) Customized Care:
Sports medicine doctors are specially trained healthcare professionals who have an in-depth understanding of what could be the impacts of an exercise on their patient’s body. They collaborate with physical therapists and orthopedic surgeons to develop a customized treatment for their patient.
(2) Injury Prevention:
Sports physicians can provide the athletes with expert advice on the how to prevent injuries during the practice or play and how to reduce the likelihood of resurfacing a previous injury. They also conduct pre-participation physical exams of their patients to determine whether they are fit enough to resume sports activities.
(3) Pain Management:
Sports injuries may lead to several orthopedic issues that often cause chronic pain, making it difficult for the athletes to return to the game and carry out their activities.
While the primary aim of sports physicians is always to diagnose, treat and resolve the injury, they also use pain management therapies like electrical stimulation, spinal decompression, prescription medications and injected medications, to help their patients prevent or defer the need for surgery and continue their daily activities without any hindrance.
For an athlete, a return from an injury can be a complicated and lengthy process. If you …