Reading magazines is one great way of updating one’s knowledge. It is true that you have the eBooks and e-zines today enabling you to read on the go. However, there is nothing more relaxing than reading the printed copy of the best magazines in the world. You get access to tremendous information in various fields.
Men usually are very conscious of their health and fitness. Hence, you always have a greater market for the magazines in this category. The Style quotient is also an import subject that attracts men. Hence, you have many people swearing by the Style Bible, GQ. Economics, Politics, and current affairs are other topics of interest for men. Basically, men do not gossip much. Hence, you do not find them delving too much on the magazines involving film gossip, recipes, etc. They may just glance through them.
Sex is another topic that is of great interest to men. Hence, you find many young as well as old men ogling at the photographs in magazines such as Playboy, etc. They might not give much importance to the written matter as they give to the photographs. We furnish below the list of top 10 best magazines for men in 2018.
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10. Muscle & Fitness:
Fitness is an obsession with men. Hence, you find, men gobbling up any kind of fitness tips available in the market. You have magazines devoting their entire attention to fitness issues. Muscle & Fitness, one such American fitness magazine is No. 10 on this list. Founder by Joe Weider in 1935, the American Media Inc publishes this monthly fitness and bodybuilding magazine. Concentrating entirely on issues of fitness, it is quite a rage among the younger generation.
09. Runner’s World:
Originally launches in 1966 as Distance Running News by Bob Anderson, this magazine at No. 9 on this list is another fitness promoting magazine. He changed the name of the magazine to Runner’s World in 1969. Subsequently Rodale Inc. took over the publishing of the magazine in the 1980’s. The publishing house releases eleven editions in a year concentrating on maintaining fitness. You get all the latest news about the running world in this magazine. This lists out the details of marathon races available during the month. Interested readers can browse this book for running tips that can help them maintain fitness as well.
At No. 8, we have another fitness magazine Flex. The very name suggests that it should be about flexing one’s muscles. True to its name, this magazine contains innumerable tips about building the right kind of muscles. Founded in 1983 by Joe Weider again, this magazine is popular outside the US as well in places like the UK and Australia. This magazine published by American Media Inc. is a sort of a Bible for those interested in bodybuilding.
From bodybuilding, we come to body watching. At No. 7 we have the world famous men’s lifestyle and entertainment magazine Playboy. More famous for its center-page pictures of nude female models, this magazine has a worldwide audience. First published in October 1953, this magazine has played a great role in the sexual revolution in the world. You can hardly find a young man or woman who has not heard of the magazine. Publishes by Playboy Enterprises, this is a monthly magazine.
Fashion and style go hand in hand. At No 6, we have a monthly magazine concentrating exclusively on fashion and style. Formerly known as Gentleman’s Quarterly, this magazine has taken a stylish name as well. GQ. Nowadays, this magazine includes articles of food, fitness, sex, music, etc. In the market since 1957, this magazine is the ultimate clothing guide for the male species. This magazine always has the first sniff of any fashionable trend in the world.
At No. 5 we have a men’s entertainment magazine, Maxim. This magazine has the photos of actresses, singers, and female models that are at the peak of their popularity at the instant. Based in the UK, this magazine first saw the light of day in 1995. Since then the magazine has been constantly climbing the charts to reach the No 5 position today. This is a monthly magazine having editions in 76 countries. This fact makes this magazine a truly global magazine in all respects.
04. Men’s Journal:
Outdoor recreational activity is very close to men’s hearts. They would love to lay their hands on such books that propagate environmental issues, health, fitness, style, fashion, and gear. This magazine, Men’s Journal satisfies all these requirements making it a fit candidate for the No. 4 spot. Founded in 1992 by Jann Wenner, this magazine catered to the men who loved to have an adventurous and discerning lifestyle.
03. Men’s Fitness:
As you have already seen, the fitness magazines are the most popular with the menfolk in this world. At No. 3, we have another one on the same subject of fitness and health, Men’s Fitness. This magazine deals with providing tips to men on maintaining fitness, diets, health, nutrition, sex, as well as sports. Targeting the age group of 21 to 40 years, this magazine is in circulation since 1988. One of the fastest growing magazines in the world, Men’s Fitness comes out ten times a year. You have the Russian, British, and the Australian editions of this magazine as well.
At No. 2, we have an all-purpose magazine, Esquire. Founded in 1933, this magazine caters to various issues such as politics, entertainment, health, medicine, fitness, etc. This magazine flourished during the Great Recession. Men relish this magazine for its variety. It has a separate section for fiction. The most famous section of this magazine is the ‘Sexiest Woman Alive’ section. This magazine has a wide circulation in all the English speaking countries in the world. It has a huge international presence with publications in more than 50 countries in the world.
01. Men’s Health:
Published by Rodale In., this is the largest men’s magazine having 40 editions in about 50 countries in the world. Circulation wise, the men’s Health is No. 1 on the list. It is a popular magazine as well because of the excellent articles about fitness, nutrition, fashion, and sexuality. This magazine has a web section as well averaging over 38 million page views in a month. Launched in 1987 as primarily a health magazine, they expanded to include other issues as well.
In this age of technology, it is tough to find any person to have the patience of reading an entire magazine. People love to flip though their eBooks and e-zines. However, the magazines listed above have a special place in the industry. The increasing levels of circulation of these magazines are ample proof that the interest in reading magazines is still very much prevalent in the world.