I love magazines.
Back in the day when I wanted to be a journalist (all through high school and when I studied journalism in college) I really wanted to work for a magazine. In fact my dream job as a teenager was a magazine writer/editor. I loved reading magazines so much back then. Although my dream of being employed by a magazine is gone, I still love magazines.
I go through phases of liking certain magazines. For instance, when I first started losing weight in college I read Shape & Fitness magazines religiously. They were my best friends while knocking out 30 minutes of cardio at the gym.
These days my fitness magazine preferences have changed.
My current favorite health & fitness magazines are Oxygen and Muscle & Fitness Hers.
It makes sense that as I’ve moved more towards a focus on weight lifting and eating a clean(er) diet with enough protein that I’m reading magazines that support this kind of healthy lifestyle. I really enjoy these magazines as I’ve learned a lot through them and have picked up a few good recipes and workouts. I recommend reading both.
I also read other magazines when I have time/money to do so. My other favorite magazines (and their “genre” type):
- Time (News)
- Cooking Light (Food)
- Clean Eating (Food)
- Forbes (Business/Finance)
- Kiplinger’s (Personal Finance)
- Sports Illustrated (Sports)
Outside of fitness magazines I tend to read more educational/newsy type things. I used to love Seventeen magazine when I was in high school but I grew out of it and never latched on to the gossipy or fluffy women’s magazines. I admit though that sometimes I flip through these kind (usually People) at supermarket checkouts when the line is long.
What are your favorite health & fitness magazines? What are your favorite magazines in any genre?