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      09.07.2010 14:47

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      Good magazine that gives you tips on how to look good.

      Men's Health is the magazine for you if you if you are a man that is sick of having a beer belly and is ready to do something about it. The magazine discusses a number of topics including sex, relationships, money, careers, sport, and healthy food. I started reading the magazine about a year ago when I really became concious about looking good and feeling good about myself. The magazine gives you tips in the gym and a number of exercises you can do for different results. The magazine also gives you advice on what to eat and advice about girls which can come in handy. It tells you which foods are healthy and which are not, some may come as a suprise to you. It informs you what activities you can take part in which will make you fitter. It tells you how you can get a six pack and how to get muscles however sometimes you find that the exercises are hard to stick to andmay not be useful.

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      25.04.2010 12:51
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      Not a bad magazine but not one worth buying every month

      It seems strange to me that over time the popularity of "lad's mags" such as FHM, Loaded and Maxim seems to have decreased, whilst "fitness" magazines such as Mens Health and Mens Fitness have increased. Perhaps its a sign of the times, or maybe more people are genuinely trying to get fitter.

      Men's Health costs a gut wrenching £3.99 per issue now so at least your wallet will be getting slimmer after that purchase! But what do you get for your money?

      As the name suggests, there are a number of articles in the magazine covering various health and fitness issues. There is always a bloke on the front with a ridiculously toned six-pack stomach, generally accompanied by a slogan such as "Fat to flat in 5 easy steps." Whether people genuinely believe that such a perfect washboard look can be achieved quite so easily is another thing, but the magazine does give useful exercise tips.

      There are always dietary articles in here too, generally focusing on weight loss, muscle build and the like, with recipes included. There always seems to be an article on the latest "superfood" to be discovered and obviously lots of encouragement to eat it in copious amounts!

      Also included in the magazine are articles on the latest fitness gear both in terms of clothing and equipment, along with all the usual blokey gadget type of spreads. There is usually at least one article offering to give you the inside track to "mind blowing sex" or how to understand the complexities of the fairer sex.

      The most annoying thing about this magazine is the ridiculous amount of adverts throughout it. If I'm paying nearly £4 for a magazine, I expect it to offer me things to read of interest not page upon page of fragrance, clothing and watch advertisements.

      Overall Men's Health isn't a bad magazine and does offer some useful fitness advice and exercise tips. It could be better though by lowering the hefty price tag and losing some of the thousands of adverts. I tend not to buy this magazine every month but find it useful as a catalyst for when my gym attendance drops off a little!

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        12.01.2010 10:20
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        A let-down

        Pick up any edition of Mens Health magazine, and I can guarentee you one thing-it will have some ripped guy with a 6-pack on the front cover.

        So is it this that makes us pick up and buy this magazine, in the vain hope that it will reveal some magical secret that will get us looking like that in less than 4 weeks? Well it must be, because it says so on the front cover.

        Infact, pretty much every edition of this magazine tells you they have the latest best way to get a six-pack, or how to get big arms. But what do you find inside; the same old recycled nonsense that they've been printing for years. And to some degree they are right-there is no magaical cure for looking like a Adonis, but do they really need to promote it on the front every month?! I saw a article in a newspaper a couple for weeks ago that showed Mens Health, and how they basically used the same front cover, same wording, for a edition out last month as a edition 2 years ago! Wheres the orginality in that?

        Inside the magazine, things dont get much better, and unfortunatly a lot of the so called 'experts' arent even qualifeid, but instead they base their opinions on what has worked for them. Given that everybody is different, what works for one person might not probably do a thing for another.

        Another one of my bug bears about this magazine is that a good 40% of it is filled with adverts from suppliment companies. I know the magazine has to get their money, but it shouldnt be at the expense of putting people off reading it.

        Overall, if you do need workout tips and advice, get online for more comprehensive(and free) information.

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        08.12.2009 09:34
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        Best lifestyle mag on the market

        Men's Health is a monthly issue magazine originally launched in a America in 1987. It caters primarily for Men aged 20-50 with a interest in improving fitness, nutrition, fashion, technology, travel and relationships.

        I have been a regular reader of Men's Health for the last 4 years and it is the only magazine i buy on a monthly basis.

        The layout has followed the same tried and tested method for as long as i have been reader. Straight from the front cover(usually a half topless fitness model or celebrity) right through to a advertisement on the back. In-between this is a news section, then various articles related to the above topics that men's health covers.

        In terms of pricing my latest issue retailed at £3.95 although offers are usually present to subscribe to the magazine for a lot less on a annual basis. In terms of reading time i tend to read about 80-90% of the contents of the magazine in about 2hrs.

        The content on each subject tends insightful and plenty of tips can be lifted from a single issue and put to practice in one's lifestyle. Although some of the cover claims such as "get a sick pack just eating burgers" tend to be slightly exaggerated when reading the article inside.

        Some criticism needs to levelled at the excess advertisements within the magazine and also the certain articles seem to reappear in another guise a few months after they were originally published. A lot of the style and technology segments are geared towards individuals with high levels of disposable income.

        These are all minor faults which don't take away from the fact that this is the best male orientated lifestyle magazine on the market at present.

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        25.10.2009 22:49
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        The best magazine of its kind

        for those of us who are more couch potato than beef cake this magazine can be quite intimidating at first. This was true of me until I realised that although it features prime athletes on the covers and even inside it is aimed at the likes of me. It is packed with useful advice on how to eat properly, cost effectively and healthily. The exercise routines are completely impossible first time out but with repetition you can achieve results and actually look as if you are at least somewhere near the correct positions. I find that this magazine is perfect fodder for short haul flights as the articles are pithy and interesting (I tend to read the stand out articles and the go back over the "boring" stuff which is often much better!) I`m still over-weight and lazy by the way but it does galvanise me into action from time to time.

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          12.10.2009 19:11
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          4 stars

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          Mens health is a magazine targeted at the male reader which covers a variety of different topical aspects that a man may wish to read about.

          It also has all the usuals, such as letters, problem pages, and a few nice editorials which always make for good reading.

          There are 4 main aspects to the magazine, however


          1. The first, are the fitness pages. These are dedicated to different ideas on how to get fit, whether it be in order to shed a few pounds, or if you want to run a marathon.
          This is great because it means that there is something which applies to the entirity of the magazine so that different readers will always find it interesting.
          In my experience, this advice is always useful and reliable.


          2. The second is muscle gain. This area is dedicated to all those who want to pack on a good few pounds of real quality muscle.
          It has ideas on how to gain weight and gives you different regimes to try out once your in the gym.
          It also shows good advice on different excercises to do.


          3. Nutrition - This is definately my favourite part of the magazine. It gives different recipe's and advice on how to either lose weight or pack on muscle.
          Theres a great area which gives you step by step instructions on how to build a meal, whether you are trying to get bigger or smaller, this is very useful.
          The meals i have tried have always been nice and tasty.


          4. The others - The rest of the magazine is dedicated to other key manly issues such as sex, performance, work and money.
          Theres always some great advice in these sections so don't skip them, there just as important.


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          I really enjoy my monthly installment of mens health. It's rival 'mens fitness' is usually very good as well, and i tend to alternate between them.

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          07.07.2009 00:09

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          Excellent monthly read and a great motivational tool to join the fitness trail

          Men's Health is an excellent magazine which does exactly what it says on the tin! An inspiring magazine encouraging men of all ages, particularly between 18-40 to improve there overall health and fitness.

          A large proportion of the magazine encourages gym work and comes packed with interviews from readers who have worked hard to get the bodies shown in the magazine and detailing their gym workouts. As well as this the magazine has very useful dietary content. Informing readers of excellent ways in which to lose weight or even bulk up. A lot of which is usually hard to understand if new to the health game! Some of the recipe and meal ideas taste good; I have tried a few so very impressive.

          Overall the magazine inspires and shows what a little hard work in the gym and the kitchen can do to get a good physique.........as well as being given a whole load of statistics relating to men's health! Some of which can be a little light hearted but makes the magazine more of a good read!

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          21.06.2009 02:25
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          Worth picking up and reading

          A really good magazine for all men of any ages but particually those in their 20's-40's. The name of the magazine tells you everything, that the whole thing is practically devoted to the health of men, including excercise routines, diet, general health and of course, to make it useful to all men, sexual health.

          I have found that each month, the magazine has provided me with some good information on the relevent points I would be interested in. I am not into getting fit at the moment, so I don't really go over this much, but it is well covered nonetheless. I generally look at the general health section, which does offer good advice and suggestions on how to eat right and look after your body, with some useful recommendations on what to buy.

          If theres one problem I have with the magazine is that although you are paying £3.90 per issue, who are still subjected to half the magazine being filled with adverts, so you pick it up from the shelf thinking you are getting a nice thick magazine, but really around half of it is filled with advertisments. The only good adverts are the ones with the fragrances were you can peel back the sticker and have a good smell of the fragrance, although its a shame it doesn't last.

          Another problem I have is that you are essentially buying the same thing over and over again, the information is often the same in each issue and therefore will not change much over time, personally I wonder how they manage to drag it out every month with huge sections on training routines.

          Overall, the magazine is still useful to men of all ages and is well worth at least buying an issue. I'm sure there is something in each issue that is suitable for anyone, whether they are just looking to eat better or whether they want to look like one of the cover models. (Or maybe for those who need some naughty love tips before getting to that stage).

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            18.06.2009 14:27

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            very good monthly manual for training and health

            I began buying this magazine when i started working out at the gym , i thought the magazine would offer me the tips i needed to progress, the magazine is very good at just that. The magazine is split into sections such as health, food, style, workout technigues and sex. It contains many recipes which are healthy and gives you both a cutting and bulking ingredients for the same recipe so its good for your goals. The magazine also feature articles from cover models about there diets and trainings and what they do in there day to jobs and lifestyle. The workouts in the magazine are very good and are normally focussed on one muscle category such as abs, biceps, triceps, chest etc then it'll give you the amount of excercises you should be aiming for and how the technique should be done with the weights. The magazine will often feature articles and interviews from film stars and sports athletes about there training, liestyle and dietary needs which help them improve their performance in there roles, i have read articles recently about the new wolverine star, england rugby player and Mike Tyson, some very interesting information. I have learned alot of important information about bodybuilding from this magazine and now on my second year of subscription because i'm soo happy with the information i'm been given and what i'm learning from the magazine. The magazine is available monthly and costs around £3.99. If you have an interest in health, sports, women, style then this magazine is for you.

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            25.05.2009 17:40
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            A Good Mag With Lots Of Useful Information

            Men's Health magazine, published once a month is aimed at men of all ages and provide them with tips on dieting, exercise, personal grooming, adventure and lots lot more. Its usually quite informative with a lot of useful facts and statistics.

            The Personal Trainer section is my personal favourite. In here you can find training tips, workout schedules and even diet plans to help you get big and trim. The workouts are usually well structured and the science behind it is usually explained.

            Alphamale, another section in the magazine is based on woman. In here you'll find tips for talking to woman, being more confident around them and sex tips. However I must admit the majority of this is junk and I normally skip through it.

            The fashion side of the book is alright I suppose, its a good red however I would never consider buying anything featured in the mag as its just too expensive. With price tags of over £1000, I don't think MH gets that we're in the middle of a recession.

            If I had one quibble with Men's Health it would be the amount of advertisements throughout it. Now I understand they have to make their money but I thought that's what the £3.90 price tag was for? At first look the magazine looks thick and full of content, but around half the pages are adverts which is a bit disappointing.

            Overall its a good mag, and I will continue to purchase it, however a reduction in the amount of ads would go a long way.

            Andy Creighton

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              25.03.2009 19:58
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              Best fitness/general mag for men out there!

              The first Men's Health I ever read was the first of a year's worth of free copies I received as a present upon joining a gym. And to be honest, I have not looked back since and now subscribe annually, which works out far cheaper than buying them monthly at nearly £4 a go!

              The magazine itself contains workout regimes, dietary advice, interviews, sex tips, a fashion section and all sorts of stats and facts to the point where you think they must run out of such facts and figures but sure enough they continue to churn new ones out every month.

              Men's Health is very informative and actually very helpful especially if you are indeed attempting to pursue a healthy way of living. The magazine is quite gym-focussed which is fine by me but maybe not ideal for guys who don't want to be constantly pumping weights! Therefore, I personally feel the main highlight are the various workout regimes they document in detail, as well as hints for posture and lifting techniques etc that come in handy when you want to mix things up at the gym or want to follow one of their routines.

              However, you must take certain elements with a pinch of salt because for some people turning a beer belly to a rock-hard six pack in a matter of weeks is high unlikely! Despite this, their advice will certainly take you a long way to achieving such goals but there is only so much a magazine can do!

              The fashion section is a bit suspect I mean personally I would rather take a look round my local town or hit the shops if I want tips on the latest fashion. There is also very little on gadgets which I think is a good feature because for people interested in this, there are far more specific magazines to cater to such needs; the concept of Men's Health is more about a healthy body and mind and how this can be achieved as opposed to how many megapixels the latest camera phone has.

              As I say, the dietary advice is very good and counts the calories as well as suggesting a range of meals to suit different needs. eg. slimming down or bulking up. They also produce all sorts of facts that are very interesting and make you consider purchasing items you would never usually consider based on the wonders certain foodstuffs can do for your health.

              Overall, a very good read. Very interesting, gears you up for the gym perfectly and even includes some very informative articles to increase your social-being eg. how to be a good dad, how to react in intense or awkward situations, how to progress through interviews etc etc

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              01.02.2009 13:00
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              Be yourself and be happy, then read something like this

              Mens health magazine is an international franchise there is one in the UK and one in the US, i'm pretty sure there are other European and Worldwide versions, and that they share content.

              What does it cost?

              It costs £3.95 or you can subscribe annually, they have offers for you to try of 3 issues for £1 but a full annual subscription costs £29.70 and you get a free bottle of Gant Silver Fragrance as a joining gift.

              So Whats it all about?

              Men's Health does exactly what it says on the tin, its dedicated to men's health and wellbeing in any given issue there will be segments on how you should look, what exercises work which parts of your body, types of food that help your body develop, how other people have lost weight, gained muscle, things you should own, how you should please a woman etc, etc.

              This magazine seems to have taken some segments of the lads mags, ensuring there are some pictures of exotic women you could never meet, to motivate you, it also has a lot of things pilfered from ladies magazines such as pictures of toned men to make you feel worse about yourself or motivated to buy the advertised products and change and articles about sometimes silly things about how to cheat on your partner.

              The magazine is glossy, there are loads of adverts for expensive brands, it really does aim itself at well to do young men who are dedicated to themselves. Unfortunately most men aren't well to do and most are dedicated to their partner or family. There are some great tips and hints, on how to improve your physique, diet, mental health but these are undone for me by the articles which are designed to make you envious or self-conscious, I know if I did everything in the magazine I could change my body slightly but I also know that putting that much time into myself would affect my family life so I read it purely as something to read and pick up the odd tip not as a lifestyle choice.

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                28.01.2009 11:47

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                well worth a look

                I have been buying Men's Health for a few years now and I still find it informative and interesting. The best parts are the articles about food and health. The workouts are sometimes useful but tend to be repeated every few months and I also find they often contradict themselves about the best workouts etc. I don't really like the fashion pages but others may and I think the clothes and accessories they encourage you to buy are ridiculously expensive (think £1000 for a bag or £16 for shower gel etc).

                As well as the above features there are weight loss strategies low fat recipes and stories to inspire. Features like that are the main reason I used to buy this magazine month on month. I now have a subscription but used £11 club car vouchers to get it saving myself a fortune (well about £50 a year). Overall this is a pretty interesting magazine which provides some useful information or even save your life.

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                10.07.2008 17:49
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                a crock of consumeristic s***

                mens health, on the face of it, looks like a really informative magazine for those men wanting to get in shape, spice up their love life etc. having spent good money over the years on this magazine, i was disappointed at the amount of rubbish in it. the only good sections were articles on food and maybe some of the fashion bits. the actual bits on exercises and regimes were just rubbish. you can get everything you need for free on the menshealth forum on their website. and i have used the advice from members on their to get results, not the rubbish advice given in the magazine. the problem with the magazine is that is sets you up for failure so that you continue to buy the magazine for new ideas. if you bough the magazine once and suddenly dropped the pounds then you would just keep doing what you were doing and would never need to buy the magazine again!
                so they give you some poorly designed regime that is so complicated that you will never stick to it, then in the next issue they print something totally different to try and all gets confusing.
                if you regularly buy mens health then have a look at their website forum. you can ask members for advice and post your personal body details and goals. speaking from experience i know that this works. the way i found out how to pack on some weight and muscle effectively was not through the magazine, but through the website forum. and its all free!
                ok, if you like reading articles on how to find your lovers g spot with your big toe then the magazine may be better for that. but in general the magazine is fully of glossy ads, fitness nonense, and pictures of adonis like men that nobody will ever actually look like if they did what the magazine told them!
                you are paying them to make you fail! if you are reading this article then you are only a click away from finding out where the real advice is so try that

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                I started subscribing to Men's Health about 3 years ago. At the time I was a lager-swilling, curry-munching FAT-bloke. But with its help, I eventually became a lager-swilling, curry-munching FIT-bloke. The articles are well written and don't just concentrate on Diet and Fitness, but also cover other aspects of life in general too. It's also aimed more at the normal guy in the street rather than the usual muscle-head mags. I actually found it quite inspirational, i.e. it got even me up off my lardy ass and down the gym. I'd have two main criticisms though: 1. Way too many ads - you have to go about 10 pages in just to find the contents. It's a bit much when you're paying 3 quid for the mag anyway. 2. It all gets a bit samey - I don't subscribe any more, I just buy it now and then when an article takes my fancy. There's only so many times they can rewrite the same old "Lose your Gut" or "Become a Love Machine (in ten easy steps)" articles.

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