From Instagram to the Internet, everyone fancies themselves an expert these days. But not all advice is worth listening to. That’s why we’ve decided to launch our new podcast series Ask Men’s Health, so we can sift through the BS to give our readers trusted guidance on all things health and fitness. Each week we’ll be asking readers to submit questions on everything from training to mental health, nutrition, relationships and more. We’ll offer a succinct, easy-to-understand answer and if we can’t, we’ll engage the expertise of someone who can.
Sex and relationships with Dr Nikki Goldstein
We've saved the best 'till last. For the final episode of the first season of 'Ask Men's Health', we are joined by sexologist and relationship expert Dr Nikki Goldstein. On the agenda are questions on communication, setting boundaries, consent and in what ways COVID has impacted our sex lives. (Clue: it's not what you might think.)
A beginner's guide to plant-based eating with Simon Hill
You asked, we delivered. After being inundated with questions on plant-based eating, we're back with a bumper episode dedicated entirely to the subject. With podcaster and author Simon Hill as our guest, we breakdown what the evidence says about why plant-based eating is so beneficial not just for us but the planet, too. Simon also offers some tips on transitioning from a meat-based diet and lists his favourite plant-based sources of protein.
A must-listen for those of us tempted to ditch the meat in favour of a more sustainable way of life.
Recovery: why you need to prioritise rest
Everyone knows the importance of working hard. But what about the role of recovery when it comes to chasing our goals? This week on ‘Ask Men’s Health’, Chris and Scott take a look at how many rest days we should aim for within our routine, as well as the role of foam rolling in boosting recovery.
Wellness: demystifying meditation with Manoj Dias
This episode of ‘Ask Men’s Health’ tackles the world of wellness with an in-depth look at meditation. With the help of meditation instructor Manoj Dias, we break down the fundamentals of meditation, with the aim of demonstrating just how valuable a tool it can be within our everyday lives. Consider this your beginner’s guide and your touch-up course all rolled into one.
Nutrition: a deep dive into protein shakes and juice cleanses
This week, Chris and Scott are back in the studio, tackling questions dedicated nutrition. Sharing some of their own nutritional habits, the pair look at whether or not protein shakes are essential for muscle growth, and if juice cleanses actually work.
For those of you who submitted questions on plant-based eating, well, you're not alone. In fact, we got so many we'll be dedicating an entire episode to the topic in a few weeks so stay tuned.
In the meantime, enjoy this week's episode!
Mental health: brain training with Dr Kieran Kennedy
Episode 2 of ‘Ask Men’s Health’ tackles the all-important topic of mental health. Alongside doctor-psychiatrist and former Men’s Health cover star Dr Kieran Kennedy, we look at the following questions:
In what ways is mental and physical health linked?
What is body dysmorphia and what should I do if I have it?
What are some of the early signs of depression?
Then, just to give you all some added value, host Christopher Riley grills Dr K on what brain training is and why we all need to give it a try.
Enjoy the episode and look out for Dr K’s mental health-related column coming soon to MensHealth.com.au
If you, or anyone you know, is suffering from a mental health concern, please speak to a professional or call Lifeline on 13 11 44.
Podcast is great and super informative, love the format and the host is really engaging.
Great focus on mental fitness
Loved the talk with Dr K - sounds like a great guy.
Loving this already! Very interesting and insightful