Monthly Archives: February 2016

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10 Crazy Body Connections

Photograph by Thinkstock Your body parts are joined in ways you never imagined. For example, did you know the length of your index finger could secretly reveal your penis size? While most of these links sound strange, knowing about them could pay dividends down the line. Here are 10 crazy body connections that just might…

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How Your Diet May Affect Your Sleep

Image by Thinkstock Nosh on junk and you’ll snooze like garbage: Eating lots of sugar can screw with your sleep, a new study from Columbia University suggests. In the study, people who ate the most sugar in their diet throughout the day experienced more arousals—intrusions that pull you out of deep sleep without actually awakening…

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How to Do the Feet-Elevated Blast-Off Pushup

Image by Shutterstock Men’s Health Fitness Director BJ Gaddour is always looking for ways to make the pushup more challenging and fun. Well, there’s nothing fun about the feet-elevated blastoff pushup, shown in the video above. That’s because placing your feet on a box, bench, or step instantly increases the amount of your body weight…

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How to Detox Your Skin After Overdoing the Alcohol, Sweets, or Salt

Rodale Inc. When it comes to a healthy lifestyle, balance is key. But we’re only human, right? Sometimes you overdo it, whether it’s finishing the bottle of bourbon or the family-sized portion of nachos by yourself. Overindulging not only makes you feel like crap, but it also makes you look lousy. Here’s what too many…

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The New Rules Of Bodybuilding

Image by Shutterstock Bodybuilders are notorious for using extreme methods to get ripped. However, emerging research shows that not all traditional bodybuilding principles hold up to scientific scrutiny. “The average guy who just wants to get bigger and more defined doesn’t have to be so meticulous,” says Brad Schoenfeld, Ph.D., an exercise scientist at Lehman…

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What It’s Like to Donate Sperm

Image by Thinkstock Donating sperm seems easy: Walk into a clinic, ejaculate into a cup, make a quick buck. But it isn’t that simple. The entire donation process is more complicated and time-consuming than you’d expect. “There are major responsibilities that come with being a sperm donor,” says Grace Centola, Ph.D., the laboratory director and…

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How to Perform the Banded Kettlebell Swing

Image by Shutterstock The kettlebell swing may be one of the best exercises in your arsenal for targeting your backside. But that doesn’t mean it can’t be improved upon. In the video above, Men’s Health Fitness Director BJ Gaddour demonstrates two variations of the swing that activate your glutes better than the standard version. Sub…

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4 Grooming Hacks Every Guy Should Know

Image by Shutterstock No, it isn’t some silly superstition or marketing hoax. When you chill your face moisturizer, it acts like a cold compress, cooling your skin temperature and combating common morning symptoms like redness, inflammation, and puffy eyes. Related: The Better Man Project, 2,476 tips to keep you happy and healthy for life In…    |      2015