Fitness instructors love January. The New Year heralds in a procession of guilt-ridden, turkey-weight-carrying slobs making their annual pilgrimage to the gym to lose the winter bulge.
Sadly, there’s a lot of bullshit out there on how to sort out your body. In short, a lot of what the ‘experts’ tell you is utter toss. The simple truth is that it’s all down to you and your willpower, and unlike wind, solar power and Bruce Forsyth, willpower is a finite resource.
So if you’ve made New Years resolutions, make sure you’re not wasting your willpower on the wrong ones. To save you the gym trip – and the cash – here’s FHM’s myth-busting guide to getting in shape for 2013…
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Congratulations to Barbers Only Magazine’s
(B.O.M.) 50 most influential barbers of 2014!
The barbers were chosen based on these 5 criteria:
- Artistic creativity
- Cultural influence
- Facial hair Grooming
- Traditional Cuts
B.O.M. 50 Most Influential Barbers (2014)
(In alphabetical order by government or IG name)
1)Adrian Fanus 2)Alex Clase 3)Amit Corso 4)Angel Raws 5)Arod23pr
6)Christina Goree 7)Chris “Razorsharp24” Williams 8)Criztofferson 9)Curtis smith
10)Danny Amorin 11)David “DL” Hiland 12)David Lindsay 13)Denny Moe
14)Doug Thompkins 15)Eric Cheeks 16)Eric Pacinos 17)Faheem Alexander
18)Garland G-Wiz Fox 19)Gino Maggio 20) Haven the groomer 21) Hood Barber07
22) J. ruff (Illinois) 23)J. Valentin 24) JC Tha barber (Los Angeles) 25) Jesse Lima
26) Joe the barber (San Antonio) 27) Julius Ceasar (Los Angeles) 28) Kb bullock
29) Kenny Duncan 30) Kriste Faulkner 31) Los Cut it 32) Marcus Harvey
33) Marcus Ph333 34) Mark Marrero 35) Mike “10 stacks” Sales 36) Moody OC
37) Papito “Blessed Hands” 38) Qaadir Larke 39) Rich “Captain Smash”Payne
40) Rich “Get Rich Inc” the Barber 41) Rob “Big Rob” Presswood 42) Rob the original
43) Sipp da Surgeon 44) Spruce Cruz 45) Stacey Kutz 46) Tariq Nevar 47) Tone McGill
48) Vandagoat49) Wil Perez 50)Youseff the barber
Sharpen up for a good cause
November heralds a month of moustaches (of varying success rates) thanks to the Movember charity appeal. For 30 days the non-whiskered become the whiskered – it’s hirsuteness’ moment in the sun! – helping to raise funds and awareness for men’s health issues.
This year, Ted’s Grooming Room – Ted Baker’s space for everything sprucing – is lending a dapper hand. Services at each six of its venues range from haircuts to skincare, as well as offering guests traditional Turkish shaves.
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People over the age of 50 often take vitamin D supplements thinking they’re making their bones stronger and preventing osteoporosis.
But a new review of past studies finds the supplements don’t usually increase bone density. And researchers said they aren’t necessary for most healthy adults.
Among people with osteoporosis, bones become weak and fragile due to the loss of bone density that often comes with aging. Fragile bones are more likely to break. A common prevention strategy is to take calcium and vitamin D supplements. Vitamin D is needed for the body to absorb calcium. But it’s not commonly found in foods, unless they’re fortified, like most milk. The body makes vitamin D after skin is exposed to sunlight.
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After doing specific training for 12 weeks, people over the age of 90 improved their strength, power and muscle mass. This was reflected in an increase in their walking speed, a greater capacity to get out of their chairs, an improvement in their balance, a significant reduction in the incidence of falls and a significant improvement in muscle power and mass in the lower limbs. Continue reading “The benefits of strength training as physical exercise in older seniors”