35 episodes

Healthy For Men delves into the myths of the wellness world and reveals the truth behind controversial topics through expert opinion and fascinating personal stories. Is veganism bad for you? What defines a mental health condition? Can AI improve the landscape of fitness? Every episode employs comprehensive journalism to enlighten and inspire.

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    • Health & Fitness

Healthy For Men delves into the myths of the wellness world and reveals the truth behind controversial topics through expert opinion and fascinating personal stories. Is veganism bad for you? What defines a mental health condition? Can AI improve the landscape of fitness? Every episode employs comprehensive journalism to enlighten and inspire.

    An interview with Team GB Paralympian Richard Whitehead

    An interview with Team GB Paralympian Richard Whitehead

    In this episode, we interview inspirational Team GB Paralympian Richard Whitehead.


    Richard, who has a double through-knee congenital amputation, is currently in Tokyo, where he’s aiming to win his third consecutive 200m gold.


    Not only has Richard competed in the last two Paralympics, he’s also achieved all manner of extraordinary feats, including breaking the marathon world record and running 40 marathons in 40 days. 


     


    He was also awarded an MBE for his services to athletics back in 2013.


     


    We talked to Richard about everything from his intense training, his motivational messages, to the strange rumours that he used to be a dance teacher…


     


     


    Richard Whitehead is a Levitex ambassador. Levitex is a pillow and mattress company founded by James Leindhart which is dedicated to educating you on the importance of sleep posture and helping you improve it - they’re revolutionising the domestic sleep market.


    Levitex works with elite athletes and sportspeople to aid their recovery and performance, as well as the NHS and local authorities to help improve posture for patients living with neurological illnesses such as cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis, and catastrophic brain injuries. To find out more about Levitex and how their pillows and mattresses could impact your life visit: www.levitex.co.uk


    For more great health and fitness content, check out Healthy For Men in the latest issue of healthy magazine, on sale at Holland and Barrett stores and online at hollandandbarrett.com


     


    Presenter: Gershon Portnoi


    Producer: Andy Greening

    • 32 min
    How Men Can Help Women

    How Men Can Help Women

    In this episode, we host an honest discussion about the responsibility on men when it comes to the unacceptable abuse suffered by women.


    Earlier this year, the horrific murder of Sarah Everard led to a huge outcry from women who have understandably had enough of the abuse they’ve suffered at the hands of men.


    This has also given rise to an unprecedented number of women bravely coming forward to talk about their experiences of abuse from men, from the everyday catcalling that goes on in the streets, to physical and sexual attacks.


    A line has been drawn in the sand, so we wanted to understand what men can do to help make sure that abuse against women becomes a thing of the past.


    To help us work all that out, we’re joined by three excellent guests:


    Social psychologist Professor Russell Luyt, head of Human Sciences at the University of Greenwich, and co-author of Masculine Power and Gender Equality: Masculinities as Change Agents (Springer, £87.50)


    Deniz Ugur, deputy director of the End Violence Against Women Coalition endviolenceagainstwomen.org.uk


    Emma Kay – the founder of the WalkSafe app, https://www.walksafe.io


    To find out more about this subject, you can read Healthy For Men in the latest issue of healthy magazine, on sale from June 19 at Holland and Barrett stores, and online at hollandandbarrett.com

    • 49 min
    The Science of the Sporting Comeback (with Matt Fitzgerald)

    The Science of the Sporting Comeback (with Matt Fitzgerald)

    In this episode, we speak to Matt Fitzgerald, author of the new book The Comeback Quotient, which looks at the science and the stories behind some of sport’s greatest comebacks. 


     


    Everyone loves an inspirational sporting fairytale story, and Matt’s fascinating book uncovers how some athletes are able to put some serious adversity behind them to overcome obstacles and hit their goals.


     





     


    In the book, Matt identifies these mega-achievers of astounding comebacks as ‘ultrarealists’. These men and women succeed where others fail by fully accepting, embracing, and addressing the reality of their situations.



    We chat to Matt about the unique mental qualities of these athletes, and how there’s so much we can all learn from the way they deal with setbacks to help us cope with our everyday life issues.


     


    Host by Gershon Portnoi
    Recorded by Gershon Portnoi
    Edited by Andy Greening
    Directed by Andy Greening and Gershon Portnoi


    Special thanks to Matt Fitzgerald
    Podcast artwork by Andy Greening


    Music
    Healthy For Men theme song by Premium Beats
    Intro music –  'Currents' by 'Mhern' via Epidemic Sound 


     


    Remember you can pick up the latest edition of Healthy For Men Magazine in your local Holland & Barrett, online at hollandandbarrett.com, and via the Holland & Barrett app.


    Healthy For Men Podumentary is by Healthy For Men magazine which is published by River Sounds which is part of River Group Content Limited 2021


     


    Please note: All views are those of our guests and not of Healthy For Men or Holland & Barrett, unless explicitly stated otherwise. Any reference to brands and/ or products should not be considered as an endorsement. 

    • 29 min
    How To Have An Awesome 2021

    How To Have An Awesome 2021

    In the latest episode of the Healthy For Men podcast, we speak to four experts at the top of their fields, all of whom can help us to have the best possible year ahead.
    We have stress expert Neil Shah on how to stay balanced in these most testing of times.


    Nutrition consultant Laura Clark gives us the lowdown on snacking healthily – the good news is that biscuits are allowed!


    Ultrarunner Kristian Morgan tells us how to set - and hit - realistic fitness goals.


    And sports nutritionist Felicity Lyons reveals all you’ll ever need to know about protein.


    Host by Gershon Portnoi
    Recorded by Gershon Portnoi
    Edited by Andy Greening
    Directed by Andy Greening and Gershon Portnoi


    Special thanks to Kristian Morgan, Neil Shah, Laura Clark and Felicity Lyons
    Podcast artwork by Andy Greening


    Music
    Healthy For Men theme song by Premium Beats
    Intro music – Giants' Nest by Holding Anchor via Epidemic Sound
    Other music – Body on Fire by D Fine Us, Caution by Skrxlla, GO! by Akinyemi, More Than Life by Mike Kirin via Artlist


     


    Remember you can pick up the latest edition of Healthy For Men Magazine in your local Holland & Barrett, online at hollandandbarrett.com, and via the Holland & Barrett app.


    Healthy For Men Podumentary is by Healthy For Men magazine which is published by River Sounds which is part of River Group Content Limited 2021


     


    Please note: All views are those of our guests and not of Healthy For Men or Holland & Barrett, unless explicitly stated otherwise. Any reference to brands and/ or products should not be considered as an endorsement. 

    • 48 min
    Introducing The Wellness Edit Podcast

    Introducing The Wellness Edit Podcast

    We think you'll love this new podcast.


    Introducing the brand new Holland & Barrett Podcast series, The Wellness Edit.


    Most of us probably feel we’d like to be a bit healthier, but it isn’t always easy to know how. Advice can be confusing, contradictory – and, let’s face it, difficult to stick to.


    Dr Gemma Newman, also known as the Plant Power Doctor, is a medical GP and also has a huge belief that health is holistic. Through Gemma's work, she knows that body, mind and soul are connected. You have to look at them together if you want to truly achieve wellness – the state of being healthy in both body and mind.


    In The Wellness Edit podcast, brought to you by Holland & Barrett, Dr Gemma will be unpacking key wellness topics with some of her favourite experts, getting their insight and advice on the biggies – those areas in life so many of us struggle with, like how to sleep better, get more energy and support our immune systems. With their help, we’ll be making wellness simple, so that more of us can live longer, healthier and happier lives.


    Head to the Holland & Barrett website at hollandandbarrett.com/podcast to find out how to subscribe to The Wellness Edit and be among the first to listen to the new series.


    In the meantime, don't forget to listen to our new episode in which we speak to Vendee Globe round the world sailor Alex Thomson.

    • 2 min
    How to survive at sea for 74 days with Alex Thomson

    How to survive at sea for 74 days with Alex Thomson

    In this episode, we speak to British Vendée Globe round-the-world sailor Alex Thomson, about the challenges he faces while spending two-and-a-half months alone at sea, travelling 26,000 miles around the world. Alex tells us about every aspect of his preparation for the marathon effort that he describes as "the world’s most difficult sporting challenge, and the ultimate test of a person’s physical and mental strength."
     

     

     
    From surviving on 30 minutes of sleep at a time, to eating freeze-dried food, and the difficulties of going to the toilet, Alex tells us everything there is to know about competing in the race, including how he has learned some of life's biggest lessons in the process.
     

     
    Host by Gershon Portnoi

    Recorded by Gershon Portnoi and Andy Greening
    Edited by Andy Greening
    Directed by Andy Greening and Gershon Portnoi


    Special thanks to Alex Thomson, Curtis Nice and Sarah Taylor
    Podcast artwork by Andy Greening
    Photos Alex Thomson Racing


     


    Healthy For Men theme song by Premium Beats and intro/interlude music –Siamese Sea - Molife
    via Epidemic Sound


     


    Remember you can pick up the latest edition of Healthy For Men Magazine in your local Holland & Barrett, online at hollandandbarrett.com, and via the Holland & Barrett app.


    Healthy For Men Podumentary is by Healthy For Men magazine which is published by River Sounds which is part of River Group Content Limited 2020


     


    Also don't forget to check out Holland & Barrett's new podcast The Wellness Edit, learn more at https://www.hollandandbarrett.com/podcast/


     


    Please note: All views are those of our guests and not of Healthy For Men or Holland & Barrett, unless explicitly stated otherwise. Any reference to brands and/ or products should not be considered as an endorsement. 

    • 35 min

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