Have you looked out of the window lately? Allow us to fill you in: It’s cold, rainy and miserable. You’re really better off inside.
But what about that terrible, crushing boredom that comes with being trapped within four walls, you ask? Cabin fever?
Well, we’ve taken care of that…
Once upon a time you’d save up £30, buy the brand new FIFA and that was you sorted for the next five months. Now you need a bank balance the size of a small country to get set up with the latest Call Of Duty. Relive simpler times by dedicating your evening to some of the best moments in video-gaming history...
Not necessary to progress through the game, but still pant-worryingly ace.
A near mythical achievement.
All the emotions.
Makes Saving Private Ryan look like a picnic.
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While we could all do with a bit of zen-like calm in our lives, getting up at 6am to put your head between your legs after a night on the sauce sounds far from the most comfortable awakening. To help you out, we’ve put together three easy yoga poses even your gran could do...
Great for improving coordination and balance, the tree pose also strengthens the thighs, groins, torso and shoulders. Stand on your left foot then hold your right ankle, bringing it up into your inner left thigh. Raise your hands above your head and do your best not to fall over. Once you’ve found your balance, repeat on the other side.
A good all-round stretch – which can apparently relieve headaches and fatigue – the downward-facing dog is yoga 101. It’s best to get into this pose from a starting position on your hands and knees, walking your hands forward as you slowly lift your bum to create an ‘A’ shape. Push against the floor with your hands and feet while exhaling 100 times, then slowly lower yourself back down.
An easy one to finish – stand up straight and exhale as you stretch your hands over your head with your palms facing inwards. Simple.
Note: FHM is not a yoga master and is not liable for any pulled muscles, embarrassment or swearing you may experience during this exercise.
Takeaways are all well and good, but if you’re after quality food delivered directly to your door on a monthly basis, check out these mail-order masterminds...
The smart caffeine fiend gets his buzz from Pact, which has something to suit all home-brewing needs (including – deep breath – Finca La Esperanza and Decaffeinated Planalto).
The Cheese Shed will see you right with everything from Cornish Gouda to Tilly Whim delivered from £25.50.
Purveyors of delicious dead animals Carnivore Club will keep you in artisan-cured cuts from £29 a month.
You won’t impress your lady with a bag of warm Maltesers. Opt for speciality chocolates from Cocoa Runners at £18.95 a pop and she’ll, ahem, melt in your arms.
Like Nicolas Cage in Con Air, it’s important to keep in shape when you’re doing hard time (in front of the TV). Garry Kerr, head of operations and training at British Military Fitness, put together this indoor circuit course to keep your muscles primed during the hibernation months...
“Push two sofas together, then trick yourself into a cardio workout by crawling through the gap between them as quickly as possible, using only your forearms to drag yourself along.”
“Run up the stairs as fast as you can, using short, quick movements. Come back down and do it again, this time trying to reach the top in as few steps as possible. Essential for improving glutes, core strength and stability.”
“Standing on your mattress with your hands behind your head, squat down slowly. The instability of the mattress under your feet will make your glutes, hamstrings and quads work extra hard. Add a jump between each squat if you want to unlock Beast Mode – though be careful not to bang your head.”
The words ‘board games’ may conjure up long-repressed memories of drunken Christmas Day arguments with the old man over how much a hotel on Park Lane really costs, but stick with us...
Throw away your ocarina – now you can explore the world of Zelda from Death Mountain to the Eldin Volcano without smashing a console controller against the wall.
Bring your nerdy Marvel dreams to life in your living room. (Thor vs Wolverine! etc etc). A sort of Top Trumps for superheroes, you’ll be feeling heroic yourself once you’ve made sense of the 44 die in the packet.
A story-based board game about surviving a post-apocalyptic winter (think blizzards, starvation and the undead), Dead Of Winter isn’t too far removed from the time you decided it looked a bit ‘sketchy’ outside and didn’t leave the house for 56 hours.
_ Photography: Marco Vittur _