Esquire Weekly Issue 45 Is Available Now

Learn why sex could save your life, you don't need sit-ups to get a six-pack and Jesse Eisenberg can't talk about Batman (he really can't)

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Esquire Weekly is now available to download on your iPhone. We’ve converted our award winning digital magazine into a great read for your mobile. Designed specifically with the device in mind, you’ll get the style, advice and cultural commentary that Esquire is famous for, all in your pocket. To see what we’re talking about, download the Esquire UK app from iTunes and either buy this week’s issue for 99p or take out a three-month subscription package for just £4.99 (in which we’ll give you a month’s free trial to decide whether you like it. We think you will).

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Here's what we learned making the new issue.

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1 | Age is irrelevant


Especially if you’re playing table tennis. At the age of 67, Marty Reisman Jr won the US National Hardbat championship, and was still hustling well into his eighties. Described by The New York Times as a table tennis ‘wizard’, Reisman was a dandy, raconteur and possibly the greatest sportsmen you’ve never heard of. Morris Kessler profiles the man, the myth, the legend.
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2 | The most dangerous place to jog in the UK is Gloucestershire

Copper’s Hill, to be specific, because this is the venue for the annual cheese-rolling contest. This and nine other beautiful, scenic and less challenging routes make up our top ten off-road running trails in the UK.

 

3 | Sex will extend your life by ten years

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If taken as part of a regular exercise regime, then 30 minutes of ‘cardio’ three or four times a week should help promote physical and mental wellbeing. Who knew? For this and three other ways to live longer, consult our guide to achievable health and fitness in this week’s issue.

4 | Avocado is deadly

Well, perhaps that’s not entirely true, but it is on our list of silent killers, the five things you thought were healthy but are not as good for you as the experts would have you believe. Ollie Thring, Associate Food Editor at The Times, gives us his advice on these and how to eat like a king without getting fat.

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5 | You don’t need sit ups to get a six pack

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In fact, sit-ups can put undue strain on your back if you have a beer belly. Harry Jameson, Esquire’s go to Personal Trainer, offers some practical alternatives that should help you shed some extra pounds with the minimum of effort. Also covered: man boobs and love handles and body fat in general.

 

6 | If you’re carrying a tummy, don’t try and hide it

This will only make it worse, say the expert personal shoppers we consulted in order to bring you a guide to dressing well, regardless of your body shape. Tall, short, fat, thin, broad or skinny, we’ve collected failsafe tips for looking taller, shorter or slimmer, including must have items available to buy right now.

 

7 | Jessie Eisenberg can’t talk about Batman

 


But that didn’t stop us asking him anyway. Find out what he said about the next installment of the Caped Crusader, and his two latest films, The Double and Night Moves, out on DVD and in cinemas, now.


Esquire Weekly, our iPhone and iPad edition, containing 100 per cent original content, is published every Thursday on the Apple Newsstand. Get your copy today by downloading the Esquire UK app to your iPad or iPhone and buying an individual copy for 99p or taking out a three-month, six-month or year’s subscription (all of which include digital copies of the monthly magazine).