I got my hair done last night and while I was waiting for my color to set, my stylist brought over a pile of magazines for me to look through. I get Better Homes and Gardens magazine from my mom mailed to me and I love it for home decor ideas & DIY projects but other than BH&G, I don’t get or read any other magazines. Most of what I read and look at is online and I do miss flipping through pages while holding something in my hand, bound with paper instead of a computer screen.
In this pile of magazines my stylist brought over to me there was Clean Eating Magazine and Women’s Health. I flipped through the pages somewhat fast, stopping to skim an article or look at a recipe a little closer. Last January I had a gym membership for a month and I loved sifting through their magazines while I was running. The only problem was that most of the articles were about losing weight, cutting fat and calories, do this to look a certain way; all articles that made me think I had to follow even more rules, add more “forbidden” foods to my list, and feel less about myself.
Last night I stopped on an article in Clean Eating Magazine (I think now that I am writing this I can’t remember which of the 2 it was, I did a quick look at both’s websites and can’t find the article to even reference…) about eating to improve and normalize hormone levels - perfect timing! Actually I had previously set the magazine down, closed it up, and then got slightly bored so I reopened it and it landed on that page so as a big believer in everything happens for a reason, I took the time to read it.
It was so interesting and really hit home with what I’ve been dealing with in my own body. All year I have been trying to research and figure out what I should be eating to nourish my body in my recovery, eating a ton of pineapple to help my luteal phase of my cycle, full fat dairy to help with estrogen levels, eating foods like flaxseed, oatmeal, sweet potatoes…all which help balance womens’ hormone levels. The article touched on each of these foods and their purposes and how they benefit you; all of that information in one spot!
Another thing I realized is that it taught me beneficial information that did not skew my own body image view one way or another, in fact I felt healthier after reading the article – how often does that happen in a magazine?! Reading the article among others including healthy recipes, information about certain types of food, information on being a better runner, targeted workouts, it all made me miss having that information in front of me…without the computer screen.
There are so many magazines out there that are good promoters of healthy living. Some good ones are: Clean Eating, Prevention, Health, Runner’s World, Whole Living, Women’s Health, and Healthy Living. Yet there are others that focus on some crazy ideal norm that they want everyone to strive for…
What are some healthy living magazines that you read or like?
What one do you think would be worth the money for me to subscribe to?
I really miss getting information from this route of media and am looking to sometime in the future read these more than just while I am getting my hair done. I’d love any opinions or advice on which ones you love! Thank you in advance!!!
Also, I will be MIA again next week but have some exciting stuff to come! See you all in February!