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MEET THE MEN’S HEALTH ADVISORY PANEL • We know a lot about health and fitness, but we don’t know as much as the doctors, scientists, and trainers who keep us honest and up-to-date.
RELIGHT YOUR FIRE! • Mental fog, bluesy vibes, feeling really freaking tired all the time—call it what you will: Burnout is real. On page 47, we turn to the experts for ways to fight fatigue. But we also asked on social:
How do you think our attitudes about HEALTH AND WELLNESS will change in 2022?
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THE GOOD FIGHT • THE MOST POPULAR VIDEO on the Men’s Health YouTube channel back in September—with more than 1 million views—was “Gym & Fridge” with UFC head honcho Dana White. “The reason I work out is because I love food and I love to eat,” he said. Here’s a taste of YouTube Nation’s reaction:
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THE 2022 HOME GYM AWARDS • Everything you need to MOVE, SWEAT, LIFT, and RECOVER your way to muscle and strength—without ever leaving the comfort of your own home.
TWIST AND SHRED! • Start 2022 by reminding your body that it’s built to twist and turn. This underrated skill utilizes muscles you know well (abs, obliques, lats, and glutes, among others), but it’s often forgotten in training plans. That leaves you vulnerable to injury when you shovel snow or pick up your toddler. Fix that by doing this workout four times a week. All other days, go for a 20-minute run.
NATE BURLESON • From cohosting CBS Mornings to serving as an NFL analyst to coaching and playing with his kids, this ex-NFLer has little time for his own training. But he still never misses a workout.
DARE TO TRY THE #5AND500 • An obscure CrossFit challenge that simultaneously tests strength and endurance is YouTube’s latest viral fitness hit. Use it—or another challenge—to energize your own training this year.
LIFE VS. YOUR LIVER • You don’t need a “detox” to face the growing threat to this MVP organ. Just use these simple steps to fight back.
HELP YOUR BODY BUILD ITS BARRIER • Your immune system is astonishingly complicated. Fortunately, keeping it in peak shape doesn’t have to be.
WHAT ABOUT ANTIBODIES? • AND WHAT THAT COVID ANTIBODY TEST CAN—AND CAN’T—TELL YOU ABOUT YOUR IMMUNITY.
IT’S PALEO! IT’S VEGAN! IT’S … COMPLICATED. • This doctor-built plan claims it’ll help you maintain muscle and torch fat. ABBY LANGER, R.D., author of Good Food, Bad Diet, weighs in.
GO AHEAD, MIX FRIENDS AND MONEY • YouTube megastars Dude Perfect prove that doing business with your buds can be awesome—if you know how.
How to Do BUSINESS with Your BUDDIES • Tips from the dudes of Dude Perfect, with commentary from therapist Sepideh Saremi, L.C.S.W.
GREAT MOMENTS IN BUSINESS WITH BUDDIES!
When FRIENDS and Cash CLASH • Not everyone can be Dude Perfect. If money threatens your friendships, try these smart social strategies.
MUSCLE UP WITH PORK BELLY RAMEN • You may see ramen as a carb fest, but if you invert the portions—more meat, less noodle—you’ll feast on 30 grams of muscle-building protein and 10 grams of filling fiber.
TEQUILA’S NEW SUNRISE • When it seems as if every celeb from the Rock to George Clooney has a tequila brand, you have to wonder if there’s more to the agave-based spirit than shots. Here are the best new bottles you likely haven’t tried … yet.
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THE UNDAUNTED PERSEVERANCE OF JACKASS • The gross-out stunt series returns with its final film installment, Jackass Forever. So...