Photography: Glen Burrows. Model: James Stark If you’re like most of the population, your first look at gymnastics rings probably came via the Olympics, courtesy of improbably-muscled athletes doing moves that look like Batman’s warm-up. But now, thanks to the popularity of CrossFit and calisthenics training, more and more gyms are dangling rings from the...
The receding hairline, the hairy birthmark, the bald spot, the beer belly… competition to top the chart of men’s least-welcome bodily characteristics is intense. The moob, however, has all the necessary credentials. Socially problematic? Check. Physically unfashionable? Check. Poignantly unmanly? Double check. The gentleman’s bosom lounges on the undercarriage of the breastplate, shifting...
Cholesterol – high and low, good and bad – has become a lynchpin of health columns, with an array of foods, medicines and other measures linked with maintaining a healthy level of the stuff. Yet, despite the constant coverage, it remains an enigmatic topic. To help clear up the cholesterol confusion, Coach spoke to...
The Short Version Polar’s update of the popular M400 tracker is an excellent mid-range GPS running watch with intelligent coaching features that make it perfect for beginner and intermediate runners. The waterproof tracker also does a good job of logging other sports, although its chunky frame make it less useful for everyday step and sleep...
How we perceive food can play a big part in the amount we eat. Studies have shown that using smaller plates, or plates that are a different colour from your food, can result in eating less. There’s also evidence to suggest that eating more slowly makes people more easily able to recognise when...
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