Health & Fitness Magazine Archive provides digital access to the backfiles of nine major US and UK consumer magazines, with the earliest coverage starting at 1950. It includes leading titles of this type, such as Prevention, Men’s Health, and Women’s Health. Topics include 20th-century history and society, women’s/men’s studies, body image, fitness and exercise history, history of food and nutrition, and public health.
Coverage is by default from issue 1 to 2015 (or publication ceased date), with issues scanned from cover to cover. The rarity of the source material, however, means that there will be some small coverage gaps (issues / pages).
The backfiles of consumer magazines of this type of material have not previously been readily available in libraries. This archive features several of the leading, highest-circulating publications of this type, including Prevention magazine (from 1950) and Men’s Health.
Rich material attesting to changing social, historical and cultural trends over a period of many decades.
Topics pertaining to health, body image, exercise, and related themes are major research areas for scholars in men’s / women’s / gender studies, 20th century social history, public health and other fields.
Article-level indexing and the ProQuest Platform’s search and navigation options enhance the utility of this resource.
Page-image, color digitization maximizes rich visual content of original magazine issues. Article-level indexing allows researchers efficiently to identify relevant content.
Highly complementary to the Women’s Magazine Archive and Men’s Magazine Archive collections, building on partial coverage of some of these topics in those titles.
Serves a wide variety of subject areas (e.g. the history of sex roles, body image, fitness/exercise, public health, food/nutrition, and medicine) and researchers at all levels.