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Old 09-09-2007, 11:18 PM   #1
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Question Looking for a good magazine

I see lots of health and exercise magazines on the shelves and I am wondering if anyone reads them and what you think of them. Are anyone of them better or worse for people who have a lot of weight to lose?

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Old 09-09-2007, 11:28 PM   #2
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I love Weight Watcher's magazine, even when I'm not on the program.

I used to like SHAPE, but it's more geared towards much more athletic people than it used to be, so it's not as informative for beginners anymore.

Looking Good was a neat magazine, but I think it may have gone under, as I haven't seen any recent issues

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Old 09-09-2007, 11:39 PM   #3
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I like Self a lot. I've noticed that in their fitness sections they are featuring - GASP- models with real woman figures. I'm talking chubby knees, non-concave stomachs (with flaws!!!), etc... They are beautiful and in shape, but they aren't touched up to death. I could get on board with that! They also have good recipes and stories and workout moves that are great for when I don't feel like leaving my living room.

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Old 09-09-2007, 11:55 PM   #4
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I really liked Looking Good...but I can't find it anymore either.
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Old 09-10-2007, 12:45 AM   #5
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I read Self every month. Along with what the other poster said I also like that they include stuff about beauty, health, and fitness. I enjoy it quite a lot

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Old 09-10-2007, 01:33 AM   #6
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I, unfortunately, have discovered that the amount I exercise is inversely proportional to the number of magazines I read. I just can't seem to absorb the fact that I actually have to DO the exercise--just READING about it won't accomplish the same thing...
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