Healthy For Men

21
Feb

Master your confidence with Dominic Colenso

Whether social media or a changing social landscape are to blame, our belief in ourselves is suffering. HFM speak to communication expert Dominic Colenso to examine why, and what you can do about it. You’ll learn practical techniques and reassuring advice about having an impact on your environment, whether through simple social interaction or public speaking.

 

Dominic James Colenso is a speaker, communications expert and former professional actor. He’s the founder of In Flow Training and starred in the 2004 movie adaptation of Thunderbirds, playing Virgil Tracy.  

 

Colenso’s book IMPACT is out now through Rethink Press.

 

Host Tom Rowley

Audio engineered and edited by Andy Greening

Video by Andy Greening

Directed by Andy Greening and Tom Rowley

 

Special thanks to Dominic Colenso

 

Podcast artwork by Andy Greening

 

Healthy For Men theme song by Premium Beats

Other music by Artlist

 

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

7
Feb

Plant-based nutrition and vegan ethics with Edric Kennedy-Macfoy

We speak with Edric Kennedy Macfoy. A firefighter for London Fire Brigade for over 13 years, Edric is now a personal trainer and life coach concentrating on changing lives through physical training and plant-based nutrition.

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Edric discusses his journey on becoming a vegan, his advocacy for plant-based nutrition and his transition from a whey drinking 'meathead' to yogi.

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Edric also speaks about facing his morals and turning vegan overnight.

Host Tom Rowley
Audio engineered and edited by Andy Greening
Video by Andy Greening
Directed by Andy Greening and Tom Rowley

Special thanks to Edric Kennedy Macfoy

Podcast artwork by Andy Greening

Healthy For Men theme song by Premium Beats
Other music by Artlist

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

11
Nov

Building muscle and burning fat - Stuart Miles’ body transformation

TV presenter and HFM grooming expert Stuart Miles fought the odds of aging and built muscle while burning fat at 50 years old. Stuart and personal trainer Henry Ives of H+ Performance spoke with HFM about the results and challenges of building muscle. We also discuss some common fitness myths and share invaluable advice for those wanting to meet their goals.

Stuart Miles and Tom Rowley

Check out Stuart's feature about his transformation in our November/December issue of Healthy For Men on sale in any Holland & Barrett store across the UK.

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Host Tom Rowley
Audio engineered and edited by Andy Greening
Directed by Andy Greening and Tom Rowley
Special thanks to Stuart Miles and Henry Ives

Healthy For Men theme song by Premium Beats, other music from Artlist.io
Healthy For Men Podumentary is by Healthy For Men magazine which is published by River Group Content Limited 2019

20
Aug

Alix Fox: Master your sexual relationships

In this episode we talk to sex educator Alix Fox about male attitudes towards sex. Alix explains why men and women should learn about sex together, and she presents some exciting methods of starting the conversation with your partner about your sexual desires.
 
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Alix Fox is multi-award winning broadcaster, sex educator, and journalist. She has worked as the news editor for Bizarre magazine, writes regularly for publications like The Guardian, Stylist, Cosmopolitan, Time Out, Fabulous and Red. She also Alix hosts the hilarious Unexpected Fluids podcast on BBC Radio 1, and she's a script advisor for the fantastic Netflix show Sex Education.
 
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For more exciting content on sexual health, check out our interview with Love Island contestant and NHS doctor Dr Alex George. 
 
You can also watch this interview via this Facebook link
 
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Host Tom Rowley

Audio engineered and edited by Andy Greening
Directed by Andy Greening and Tom Rowley
Special thanks to Alix Fox
Podcast artwork by Andy Greening 
 
Healthy For Men theme song by Premium Beats
Other music by Artlist
 
 
Healthy For Men Podumentary is by Healthy For Men magazine which is published by River Group Content Limited 2019
13
Aug

Dr Alex George: Expert sexual health and the mental challenges for reality TV stars

We spoke with Love Island's Dr Alex George about how to maintain optimum sexual health and make the most of your romantic relationships. He also share his views on mental health and reality TV, explaining his role in developing counselling for participants of ITV2's hit reality TV show Love Island.

Alex, 27, is an NHS doctor and resident doctor for ITV's Good Morning Britain. Alex has been an advocate for positive mental health, regularly discussing the future of reality TV and those who have been negatively affected by it. Alex faced mental health problems after leaving the house due to constant abuse from trolls online. Following this, he helped bring in after-care (counselling) for all participants in Love Island.

Host Tom Rowley

Audio engineered and edited by Andy Greening
Directed by Andy Greening and Tom Rowley
Special thanks to Dr Alex George
Podcast artwork by Andy Greening 
 
Healthy For Men theme song by Premium Beats
Other music by Artlist
 

Healthy For Men Podumentary is by Healthy For Men magazine which is published by River Group Content Limited 2019

14
Jun

Ep 003 - Toxic Masculinity and Our Mental Health

Toxic masculinity has been a contentious topic of recent years, so what is masculinity and can it be toxic? In this episode, we speak with a psychotherapist about how masculinity affects men's mental health, a dating expert discusses the role masculinity has within relationships, an advocate for equal parenting shares his view on men's wellbeing and raising children, a sports coach reveals his journey with toxic masculinity, and a transgender comedian highlights some issues about gender identity.
 
Host Tom Rowley
Audio engineered and edited by Andy Greening
Directed by Andy Greening and Tom Rowley
Special thanks to Damien Ridge, James Stewart, Craig McGinlay, Jordan Grey, David Freed, and Lewie Lett
Podcast artwork by Andy Greening 
 
Healthy For Men theme song by Premium Beats
Other music by Artlist

Healthy For Men Podumentary is by Healthy For Men magazine which is published by River Group Content Limited 2019

19
Mar

Gordon Benson - Olympic triathlete

HFM speak to Olympic triathlete Gordon Benson and learn how to fuel, train and sleep like a pro. Gordon discusses his experience as a supporting athlete for the Brownlee brothers, and training for the Rio Olympics.

Benson went into the Rio 2016 Games as a Pilot athlete, supporting the Brownlee brothers in the race. Unfortunately, Benson was involved in a crash during the cycle segment in Rio and was forced to quit the race. Benson still had a major part of the team’s preparations for the Games.

Host Tom Rowley
Audio engineered and edited by Andy Greening
Directed by Andy Greening and Tom Rowley
Special thanks to Gordon Benson
Podcast artwork by Andy Greening
Healthy For Men theme song by Premium Beats
Other music by Artlist
Healthy For Men Podumentary is by Healthy For Men magazine which is published by River Group Content Limited 2018

16
Nov

Craig McGinlay - From Rugby Player to Actor

Actor and fitness expert Craig McGinlay from Paisley, Scotland, speaks to HFM about priming for his role as Sir Percival in Guy Ritchie’s King Arthur: Legend of the Sword alongside Jude Law, his love for rugby, and moving from a career in training athletes to Hollywood stardom. You can now watch Craig in the latest season of Outlander on STARZ and Amazon Prime.

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Craig was named a British GQ Rising Star in June 2017 and Breakthrough Star of the Year at the 2015 Scottish Style Awards.

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Special thanks to Craig McGinlay
Written and directed by Tom Rowley and Andy Greening
Audio engineered and edited by Andy Greening
Artwork photograph by Michael Shelford
Podcast artwork by Andy Greening
Healthy For Men theme song by Premium Beats
Bounce music by Artlist

This episode is in partnership with Bounce Foods

Healthy for Men 79 November/December 2018 is available now in Holland & Barrett or order online here

Healthy For Men Podumentary is by Healthy For Men magazine which is published by River Group Content Limited 2018

 
 
24
Oct

Sleep and Mental Health

Why do we sleep, and what happens to our brain when we don’t? Sleep therapist Risa Gabrielle says that a good night’s sleep starts from the moment you wake up, so HFM speak with Risa about the importance of getting your 40 winks and how to master your mind for positive mental health.

Special thanks to Risa Gabrielle
Written and directed by Tom Rowley and Andy Greening
Audio engineered and edited by Andy Greening
Podcast artwork by Andy Greening
Healthy For Men theme song by Premium Beats
Bounce music by Artlist

This episode is in partnership with Bounce Foods

Healthy for Men 79 November/December 2018 is available now in Holland & Barrett or order online here

Healthy For Men Podumentary is by Healthy For Men magazine which is published by River Group Content Limited 2018

18
Oct

The Power of Ketogenic Diets

The ketogenic diet has increasingly become a popular choice for athletes and weight loss, Keto is a very low carbohydrate and high-fat diet which changes the metabolism in the body from burning glucose for energy to burning fat for energy. It’s currently a recognised treatment for intractable (drug-resistant) epilepsy, Glut 1 Deficiency and Pyruvate Dehydrogenase Deficiency. Increasingly the diet is being looked at in other neuro-metabolic conditions as well as Brain Cancer.

We speak to Emma Williams MBE – Founder/Trustee and CEO of Matthews Friends, a charity specialising in growing the awareness and growth of a medical ketogenic diet.

Emma’s son Matthew started having seizures at the age of 9 months. When Matthew was just 2 years old Emma found out about the Ketogenic Diet but when she asked Matthew’s neurologist to try the diet she was told that it didn’t work, it was disgusting and medication was the best option. Only when Matthew was 7 years old did she finally get the chance to get Matthew onto the diet thanks to the trial that Professor Helen Cross was carrying out at Great Ormond Street Hospital. Within 2 weeks of starting the diet Matthew’s seizures had reduced by 90% and within 8 months he was off all medication.

Emma founded the charity Matthew’s Friends in 2004 to share her experiences with others, provide support and promote the use of the ketogenic diet for those suffering from intractable epilepsy.

2013 saw her awarded an MBE from Her Majesty the Queen for her services to Children with Epilepsy.

To learn more about Matthews Friends please visit https://www.matthewsfriends.org/

Special thanks to Emma Williams MBE
Written and directed by Tom Rowley and Andy Greening
Audio engineered and edited by Andy Greening
Podcast artwork by Andy Greening
Healthy For Men theme song by Premium Beats

This episode is in partnership with Bounce Foods

Healthy for Men 79 November/December 2018 is available now in Holland & Barrett or order online here

Healthy For Men Podumentary is by Healthy For Men magazine which is published by River Group Content Limited 2018