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Searching Stacks: Finding The Perfect Fitness Magazine

Aug 18, 2007
If you want to gain muscle mass try going to a bookstore and getting one copy of every fitness magazine and carrying them back to your table in the cafe in one big stack. Chances are you'll have built a bicep in no time.

With an ever-growing consciousness in the role health and fitness play in a whole life there has been a proliferation of fitness magazines. After getting to your table and drinking a bottle of water to relieve the thirst from the strain of them, you will still be left with a decision. Which one do you read first? With fitness magazines it all depends on what you're looking to achieve.

Health and Wellness Gurus

Some people aren't necessarily interested in contouring their calves or bench pressing their weight. They simply want to eat healthier, live better and feel good when they get up in the morning. For those interests health and wellness magazines are the answer. Prevention Magazine takes proactive stance in providing general articles of topics from food to walking. Many wellness magazines also take a spiritual as well as physical approach to the topic. Life Positive or Natural Awakenings magazine use exercises involved in yoga or Tai Chi combined with healthy articles about fiber and grains.

Diet

We are a nation as consumed by dieting as we are by junk food. Famous diets, eating plans, calorie schedules and motivational tips to keep you from the fridge fill the bookstore and newsstands of America. The magazine rack is no exception. Many magazines offer general dieting and nutrition tips good for anyone wanting to be more figure conscious. Magazines such as Eating Well Magazine and The Vegetarian Journal serve to promote good food choices and alternatives to the drive-thru lane. Some famous diets also have specialized magazines to go with them. Weight Watchers recognized early in their process that people need continued inspiration to stay on their program and started publishing Weight Watchers News to connect people with stories and ideas to keep the pounds off.

Physique

Finally, fitness magazine cater to the body is specific ways. General fitness magazines are written for the weekend jock; people who hit the gym before work or run 5Ks on Saturday mornings. Men's Fitness, Her Fitness, Running Magazine, and Shape are just a few of the publications to deal with running, walking, exercise and weights. For specialists though, who want to build their body through amino acids, weights and lots and lots of sweat, there are magazines with men and women on the cover showing bulging muscles and big smiles. Muscle and Fitness is one of the most popular specialty magazines in that category.

One of the things we have in common in our culture when it comes to fitness is our universal desire to "do a little better." Whether that's a healthy outlook and more vitamins, tofu salad or 3 reps of a 50 lb pull down is up to you. Sort through the stacks of choices and the right magazine will be waiting for you.
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