MediaPost’s page-flipping column Magazine Rack took an in-depth look at Rodale’s Men’s Health and Time Inc.’s Health, comparing everything from their rapid weight loss plans (Health gets the edge!) to between the sheets pointers (this one goes to the Z-man, natch).
Here’s a brief run-down of all the categories and final rankings:
In addition to the aforemention accolades, Men’s Health also reigned superior in the realms of features and writing quality and quality of relationship advice. Meanwhile, Health gets props in the pop science, most useful info, though the two mags tied in terms of overall aesthetics.
And while we don’t disagree with the final verdict (MediaPost gives the edge to Men’s Health for being “more literate and memorable”) we acknowledge that one or two other factors may have contributed to our decision.
Like, for instance, the abundance of hot, shirtless, possibly homosexual men strewn across the pages of Men’s Health. Or the way the mag’s emphasis on rock hard abs motivated our boyfriend to do an extra few reps at the gym last night.
Or, you know, EIC Dave Zinczenko’s uncanny (and oft discussed**) ability to give women simultaneous orgasms.
Yeah, on second thought, that last one actually reminded us exactly why it is that we prefer Health.
**by (ahem) David Zinczenko
I find amazing that you make the comment that the nearly naked men in the magazine must be homosexual but then if that was the case then why are they so HOMOPHOBIC when always talking about pleasuring women and giving them orgasms.
Posted: Jul 18, 2007 at 4:18 pm
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