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A lot of supplements aren't necessary. These three are | NICK RANA

Dietary supplements have taken a beating lately. A barrageOpens in a new Window. of damning new reportsOpens in a new Window. suggest that millions of Americans are being bamboozled by products that are understudied, unproven, and unnecessary. However, many researchers and physicians agree that there are three supplements men should take for optimal health. “No matter how healthy your diet, there are certain nutrients — magnesium, vitamin D, and omega-3 fatty acids — that most men lack,” says Frank Lipman, an integrative physician in New York City. Deficiencies in these three particular areas can yield a whole host of health problems, studies show. Here, why we’re missing the mark on these essential nutrients, how to get enough, and what brands to trust. (We consulted with ConsumerLabOpens in a new Window., which conducts independent tests on supplements to ensure they contain exactly what the labels claim and are free of toxins.)

Magnesium: The Body’s Engine“Magnesium is the most imp…

The Workout To Get Rid Of Your Belly Fat | NICK RANA

“You can rip out ab exercises all day long in the gym, but without the right combination of high-intensity fat-burning cardio along with specific abdominal-strengthening exercises that build your abs rather than break the tissue down, you won’t ever show off the results of your efforts,” says Liz Lowe, C.S.C.S., owner of Scorch FitnessOpens in a new Window., a high-intensity interval training gym in Sarasota, Florida. Spot training doesn’t work, but this workout does. It’ll burn off the layer of fat hiding your chiseled “show” muscles, strengthen your core, and build muscle density so your abs really “pop,”Opens in a new Window. Lowe says. “Strength exercises such as the front squat, overhead plate walking lunge, bulgarian and counterbalance squats will work to build deeper core muscles since your abdominal wall is being used to stabilize your entire body during each exercise,” she explains. “The russian twist, suspension trainer crunch, and decline crunch act as fine-tuning exercise…