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Binding: Magazine
First Issue Lead Time: 6-10
Format: Magazine Subscription
Issues Per Year: 10
Label: Rodale Inc
Magazine Type: Consumer magazine
Manufacturer: Rodale Inc
Number Of Issues: 10
Publisher: Rodale Inc
Studio: Rodale Inc
Subscription Length: 365

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A lifestyle magazine dedicated to showing men the practical and positive actions that make their lives better, with articles covering fitness, relationships, nutrition, careers, grooming, travel and health issues.

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Summary: Ok on the surface level, thin on content and true facts once you dig deeper
Comment: I picked up a copy of Men's Health when I was at the height of being a work out zealot last year and it seemed like a complete and utter revelation. Tips about diet, work out plans, zillions of factoids to confirm I was on the correct track. I was hooked, bought the next edition and after that got my years subscription.

The bottom line? I quit reading after about six months - I felt like there were only so many 'I was fat and now I am thin' articles I can read and I felt the emphasis on some diet aspects, herbs and unproven substances was a bit suspect once I dug deeper into the research. They put a huge emphasis on protein in the diet when the bottom line is most Western diets have more than enough and there is a substantial body of evidence leaning toward the fact that high protein diets lead to a lessened flow of blood to the heart. Frankly I pulled out a food pyramid from the government, went to the gym a ton, lost 40lbs within a few months. No fancy herbs, no supplements, no major pain. There are no revelations within its covers and in essence you are paying money for questionable advice and to be advertised at.

If you really want to know about Nutrition get a copy of Understanding Nutrition - Textbook Only, and stick to the exercise tips in Men's Health at best. Men's Health is no substitute for common sense, as it is my subscription is half unopened and gathering dust in the corner. For strength training check out Strength Training Anatomy. Eat a balanced diet, get your exercise -- save some trees and some cash in the long run.

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Summary: Mens Health Subscription
Comment: Be careful with this company... I recieved a card in the mail for a gift membership to this magazine. I thought it would be a cool gift so I filled the card out as an interested party. They started sending the magazine without recieving any money from me to start the subscription... well after thinking about it I decided not to do it so I did not want to pay for it. They continued to send it I thought in error... Now over a year later they send me a collection letter from a collection compnay for the 19.95 subscription fee. Why would a company send a product before being paid.. to rip off customers. OK magazine but I would not bother with this company ever.

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Summary: I didn't like magazines until i picked up a Men's Health
Comment: Normally I would never buy a magazine, but one day someone at work brought in a Men's Health and I ended reading it cover to cover. Its filled with little facts and figures guys love to know spread throughout the pages in addition to the main articles, which are great by themselves. If your a man and can read, you will most likely enjoy this magazine.

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Summary: RIP-OFF >> BEWARE of publisher RODALE!!!
Comment: Aside from the fact that this magazine has very little to do with REAL men, it's publisher, RODALE has treated me very unfairly.
You will get bombarded with glossy junk mail and they will automatically renew your subscription without your approval. If you ignore it, they will have North Shore Agency (collector) send you a collections notice. Think I'm kidding? Just Google it. They do this to everyone.
My wife got me a subscription through her airline miles program. I hated the magazine and never renewed it. Apparently that means little to Rodale. I got a notice from North Shore and challenged them to prove I asked for a renewal. Never heard back. I expect to see this on a TV "rip-off" report soon. You've been warned!!

Customer Rating: Average rating of 3/5Average rating of 3/5Average rating of 3/5Average rating of 3/5Average rating of 3/5
Summary: Not what I expected.
Comment: So I ordered this magazine and for almost a year I've been reading it. I have to admit, it's not entirely what I expected. I've picked up a random issue for review, September 2007 to be exact. So here goes...

The GOOD: The articles in here are well-written for the most part, and many of them are related to actual health. This issue, which features an odd dual-issue format with Jamie Foxx on one cover and Andy Samberg from SNL on the back, has an article about the decline in testosterone (good) and stories about cooking healthier (also good). Some of the ads in this issue are geared toward men too, such as the Ford Super Duty and Jeep ads.

The BAD: In my opinion, there's *way* too much focus on fashion in this magazine. It's bad on normal months, but this issue has a whole section donated to it (the back, upside-down section). They seem to want me to buy a $750.00 pair of ugly Beatles-boots and by far the ugliest watch I've ever seen, the Zenith Defy Xtreme Open for $29,700.00. Not sure who this magazine is catering to but I bought a subscription to learn more about healthy living. There are entire magazines out there devoted to the type of guy who has money to burn and cares so much about a certain image (in otherwords, a poser). I didn't expect it from this magazine. And it's not that I want to tell this magazine what it should or shouldn't be... it's just that I don't want any part of this whole image thing. You can buy some great high-quality and functional men's items without going overboard with materialism, and I don't want a magazine that promotes that.

The UGLY: That Zenith watch takes the cake. Seriously, look it up online. It looks like something from a cereal box. I might wear it if it was free, but I'd have to wear long sleeves to cover it up. A watch shouldn't cost more than a new car. If it does... you're a poser :)

Overall: This magazine has some good fatures but it's too fashion-oriented for my tastes.

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