Men's Health

Simple Steps to Forge an Iron Will

05 x WEIGHT LOSS

Control yourself!

Eat smarter

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Willpower: It’s one of those things some people are born with, like thick hair or a trust fund. Right? Actually, the research suggests otherwise: Roy Baumeister, Ph.D., a professor of social psychology at Florida State University, says you can strengthen your willpower with practice. “The more you flex it, the stronger it gets,” he says. Try our plan and post your efforts with the hashtag #MH20DayWillpower. We’ll share our favorites.

BEGINNER

1. Try an overture

Working out to music is undeniably motivating. But a U.K. study found that playing ready-to-sweat music a workout—when

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