Oxygen Magazine Review: September 2010

By Laura Moncur @ 10:00 am — Filed under:

I bought myself a subscription to Oxygen Magazine and every once in a while they have something interesting to talk about.

Oxygen Magazine: September 2010

The September 2010 Issue had an article about protein bars and how they are just expensive candy bars. They then gave a few recipes for protein and energy bars that you could make yourself for less calories, more protein and FAR less money.

Bulge-Free BrowniesThe most interesting recipe was the one for Bulge-Free Brownies. Each brownie costs 51 cents to make and they are only 100 calories apiece. I haven’t tried the recipe yet, but it looks interesting.

I also love the Stretch Your Way Strong article. It gives detailed descriptions and pictures for eight stretches. Over the years, I’ve tried to describe and take photos of many of these stretches, so I know how hard it is to get it right. They did an excellent job on that article and make the whole magazine worth it with just four pages of detailed photos.

I HATED the cover of the September 2010 issue. The model Alicia Marie, looks more like a body builder than a specimen of a healthy female. I wish they would show more normal women in this magazine. Seeing women like Alicia just makes me want to give up. Oxygen Magazine has a long way to go to become the type of magazine I’d read from cover to cover, but at least there are a couple of articles each month that make it worth it.


3 Responses to “Oxygen Magazine Review: September 2010”

  1. Marcela Says:

    I agree – aside from a few useful articles, I’m not too impressed with Oxygen. (though that article on protein bars sounds good!)

    And I’m with you 100% on the models they use!! They should take a cue from Prevention – their models always look healthy and fit, without being ridiculously skinny or uber muscular.

    Especially considering these fitness models do a lot more to get the way they look besides just exercise – implants, diuretics, fat burners, hormones, personal trainers and dietitians – it portrays a very unrealistic image of what is considered a fit woman.

    Personally, I find Fitness RX to be much much better. They still use fitness models (which I wrote them about) but the information is excellent.

    Ditto for Experience Life Magazine. It’s more in the same category as Prevention, but MUCH MUCH better.

  2. Fiona Says:

    Just thought you’d like to know, they taste great! I made them last night and am pleasantly surprised 🙂

  3. Mayumi Says:

    I honestly believe that Oxygen is a great magazine – models and all. I am not muscular by any means, but I think their body style of fitness is a matter of preference. I love being able to lift as much as any person, being able to do pull-ups, or using my power to try new sports like acrobatics (which requires a lot of strength). The girls on the other fitness mags, like Shape, show women that I consider fat skinny. Skinny, but fat by percentage. You could find girls with that body anywhere; but does it show of hard work and determination? Not necessarily. Being Asian, I was fat skinny without ever breaking a sweat or eating any vegetables – is that healthy? Research even shows that Asians have higher body fat percentage than white women. Is this how I want to live my life? Is this the lesson I want to teach my daughter? Be thin.. that’s all that matters. No thank you. I like feeling strong and part of that comes with strong muscles. You have to look past what those models prefer personally, but respect it for the hard work they put in. They’re not just thin models with a a pretty face. I personally like that my daughter thinks that I’m as strong as any woman – and any man, for that matter.

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