37 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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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.

    HFM meets Simon Waterson, former marine commando who turns actors into athletes

    HFM meets Simon Waterson, former marine commando who turns actors into athletes

    In this episode, we speak to personal trainer Simon Waterson.

    Simon is a former marine commando who turns actors into athletes.

     

    He has effectively been James Bond’s PT for more than 25 years.

    Simon has worked with Daniel Craig on all of his Bond films, and he’s also

    worked with many of Hollywood’s biggest names, like Chris Evans for Captain America, Chris Pratt in Guardians of the Galaxy, and preparing Benedict Cumberbatch to play Doctor Strange.

     

    Simon has just written a new book called ‘Intelligent Fitness’ which details his experiences of working with all the big names, even revealing the specific workouts he did with each of them.

     

    Simon tells us some of the stories of what goes on behind the scenes on the biggest blockbusters, and some of his own recollections of working with A-listers.

     

    We also hear some fantastic advice and inspiration for listeners who might be starting their own 2022 fitness regime – Simon has plenty of tips to help you out.

     

    Intelligent Fitness: The Smart Way to Reboot Your Body and Get in Shape by Simon Waterson is published by Michael O'Mara Books in hardback, £18.99, and available from all good bookshops.

    For more great mental health, fitness, health and nutrition 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

    Assistant Editor - Lucy Hembury-Gunn

    Podcast artwork: Andy Greening

    Healthy For Men theme song by Premium Beats and intro/interlude music – Holding Anchor - Giants' Nest
    via Epidemic Sound

    • 46 min
    The Proper Blokes Club – Breaking the stigma surrounding men’s mental health

    The Proper Blokes Club – Breaking the stigma surrounding men’s mental health

    In this episode, we speak to Scott Oughton-Johnson, the founder of the Proper Blokes Club, a walking group that he set up to help break the stigma surrounding men’s mental health, encouraging men to be more open.

    The club currently has four different London branches where men are free to come along for a walk and talk.

    Our producer Andy Greening also went on a walk with the Proper Blokes Club, and we’ll hear from some of the walkers too.

    To find out more about The Proper Blokes Club, visit: theproperblokesclub.co.uk

    For more great mental health, fitness, health and nutrition 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
    Co-presenter and Producer: Andy Greening
    Music: Epidemic Sound 



    Thank you to everyone involved and contributed on The Proper Blokes Club Greenwich walk  

    • 37 min
    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