Men's Health (Australia) - - Editor’s Letter - Luke Bene­dic­tus Twit­ter: @Lukebene­dic­tus men­[email protected]­fic­mags.com.au

When I ar­rived at Men’s Health in 2008, I thought I’d stick around for a year or so. The mag­a­zine, I fig­ured, would be a stop­gap – the step­ping stone to a bet­ter job.

So I was way off the mark (again). Now that I’m leav­ing, what I’ve since come to re­alise is that Men’s Health was ac­tu­ally the step­ping stone to a bet­ter life.

To­day, I’m cer­tainly fit­ter and health­ier than I was 10 years ago. I’m more con­fi­dent at work, I’m a fully en­gaged fa­ther and my hang­overs are both rarer and less trau­matic.

Now I’d love to say all this was down to my good in­ten­tions and re­lent­less quest for self-im­prove­ment. But that sim­ply wouldn’t be true. What’s re­ally hap­pened is that just be­ing im­mersed in the MH uni­verse has rubbed off on me. Trust me, I’ve still got a hell of a lot to work on, but this brand has in­fil­trated my life for the bet­ter. And if it can work for a cyn­i­cal journo like me then, who knows – maybe there’s some­thing in it for you, too.

What Men’s Health of­fers is a friendly nudge to take con­trol of your men­tal and phys­i­cal well­be­ing. Sure, you’ll get a drip-feed of ex­pert tips to em­power you in every area of life from the board­room to the bed­room. But more im­por­tantly, you’ll also get a jolt of in­spi­ra­tion to try and raise your game.

Per­son­ally, I’ve found that to be a gen­uinely help­ful in­flu­ence. It’s pushed me out of my com­fort zone and en­cour­aged me to try and be­come hap­pier, health­ier and more com­plete. As I wave good­bye, I’m ex­tremely grate­ful for that. So thanks for hav­ing me. I’ve had an ab­so­lute blast.


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