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Am I an alcoholic?

I can’t stop myself from drinking to excess every evening. I easily consume two bottles of wine every single day with more at weekends. I have tried as many different ways as I can but am worried that I am becoming or have become an alcoholic. Does this define alcoholism? My wife is worried about […]

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Are You a Binge Drinker? 6 Signs You’re Overdoing It

Believe it or not, a whopping 1 out of 6 Americans is a binge drinker. For men, that means putting back five or more alcoholic beverage in a single sitting. Before you shrug off your drinking habits, check out these warning signs that you—or someone you love—may be overdoing it. You many not worry about […]

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Sugar to Get Classified as a Drug?

You want a large soda? I’m gonna need to see some ID first. One day in the future, you might stop off for a slice of pizza with your friends and get carded. No, it won’t be for a glass of beer, but for the super-sized sugary soda you just ordered. While it seems far-fetched, […]

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Smoking Leads to Mental Decline in Men

Smoking damages more than your heart and lungs, it damages your brain. Smoking’s reputation just went from bad to worse. A new study found that smoking speeds up the decline of mental functioning in middle-aged men. A 50-year-old male smoker would see the same rate of deterioration as a man 10 years older who never […]

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12 Signs You’re Overtraining

The symptoms of overtraining and trainer tips on how to prevent or correct it. As a Men’s Fitness reader, you take your workouts seriously. But, have you ever found yourself placing unreasonable demands on your body to the point of overtraining? Rest assured, if your commitment to gym time is in the neighborhood of about […]

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Can’t Sleep? 5 Sneaky Reasons You’re Tired All The Time

f you’re having trouble snoozing, your lifestyle habits may be to blame. Make these easy changes to your PM routine to tackle sleeping problems If you find yourself dozing off at your desk in the afternoon or can’t make it through the day without three jumbo-size coffees, chances are you’re sleep deprived. And you’re not […]

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Social Media Is More Addictive Than Smoking

Facebook, texting and tweeting are harder to resist than alcohol and tobacco. You may be craving a cigarette break or after work drink, but the allure of Facebook and Twitter is even harder to ignore. A new study shows that texting and social media are more difficult to resist than having another beer or mid-day […]

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Food Addiction Is Real

Scientist argues that food has potential to be just as addictive as drugs. The next time someone jokes that something tastes so good, it’s addictive, there might be some truth to that statement. The controversial idea of food addiction shouldn’t be dismissed so easily, argues scientist Nora Volkow, director of the National Institute on Drug […]

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Rewriting Memories May Help Addicts

A new technique could reduce drug, alcohol and nicotine cravings. It’s not quite Eternal Sunshine of the Addicted Mind, but a new technique for altering memories could help people with addictions avoid relapse by reducing their cravings—without using pharmaceutical drugs. Addicts form strong connections between cues in the environment and the addictive substance, whether drugs, […]

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Addicted To Facebook? It Could Be Your Genes

Some people with Internet addiction have a genetic mutation also linked to nicotine addiction. While some people aren’t ready to lump Facebook in with cigarettes and alcohol, new research is helping to make the case that Internet addiction may have a similar biological basis. By looking at the DNA of men and women who struggle […]

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