For two decades, Men's Health has been telling you to eat right, to exercise, and to limit risk factors such as smoking and excessive drinking.Now, a study in the Journal of the American Medical Association backs us up.The study looked at six lifestyle factors: body weight, smoking, exercise, alcohol intake, consumption of breakfast cereals, and consumption of fruits and vegetables. Then it measured the lifetime risk of heart failure among 20,000 men.Guys who didn't comply with any of the healthy lifestyle choices stood a one in five risk of heart failure. Those who adhered to at least four healthy habits were more than half as likely to suffer heart failure.What does it mean to you? It means the formula works. So stick to it:
Watch your weight. If you're carrying more pounds than you should, join the thousands of guys who've regained control of their bodies in the Belly Off! Club.
Exercise regularly. Hit the gym with one of our 18 cutting-edge training guides, all available in our recently updated iPhone app. It's like having a personal trainer 24/7!
Eat right. It's easier than you ever thought possible, with these eight perfect fitness foods and our list of the 20 worst fast foods in America. Need more ideas on eating smart? Pick up the new book Eat This Not That! The Best (& Worst) Foods in America.
Limit alcohol. Read on to know how much is too much, and how it can affect you from the workplace to the bedroom.
Don't smoke. Enough said, as it’s one of the 12 worst health problems for men.The good news is accomplishing just four goals was as effective at protecting the heart as scoring all six. You don't have to be perfect, just determined (on that note, consider these 17 shortcuts to perfect health). Do it and you'll be able to visit MensHealth.com and profit from more great tips for a very long time. For you tech geeks, apparently you can now get a prompt from your digits. It's now all about staying in touch with MEN'S HEALTH ON YOUR IPHONE For all-new on-the-go training guides, download the latest version of our iPhone App. It's like having your own personal trainer 24/7-for just $1.99 I don't have an I-phone and not sure how this gadget works but buyer beware, especially if you already have a gym membership that you are not using. Until next outing...be safe, be good or at least good at it!