2019 Editorial Calendar

JAN   FEB   MAR   APR   MAY   JUN   JUL   AUG   SEP   OCT   NOV   DEC

JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2019

The Transformation Issue

  • TOTAL BODY TUNE UP

    Multi-step workout that targets different parts of the body and introduces new and innovative ways to build strength, flexibility, and resilience.

  • HEALTHIEST.YEAR.EVER

    A month-by-month schedule that will take your health to the next level. From new medical tests to ask your doctor about to fresh ways to break bad habits, this program is the only New Year’s resolution you need to make.

  • RESET YOUR RELATIONSHIP

    We break down the new fundamentals of sex and intimacy, including the 19 sex questions you need to ask your partner, the 19 words you need to understand, and the 19 ways to have a healthier, happier relationship.

  • TEN PERCENT HAPPIER

    A new bimonthly column by bestselling author Dan Harris, based on his book and podcast, covering a different issue every month.

MARCH 2019

Fit at Every Age

  • FIT AT EVERY AGE

    A new initiative about the fascinating and ever-changing world of aging.

  • THE AGELESS WONDERS

    We talk to the oldest active athletes in several sports to find out their secrets to longevity and health.

  • SPRING STYLE FLIP COVER

    SHARP AT EVERY AGE: From a bomber jacket that only gets better with age to shoes that you can wear forever, the best clothes can last a man from the time he’s 16 until he’s 86.

  • THE MH10

    A new recurring series throughout the year that looks at the 10 variations of a product or experience that every man needs to try during his lifetime.

APRIL 2019

The Food Issue

  • A MEAL FOR EVERY WORKOUT

    A simple guide to pairing your eating habits with your fitness preferences.

  • THE FOOD AWARDS

    The essential tools, recipes, products, and flavors hand-selected by our editors.

  • THE NEW, NEW, NEW DIET

    An investigation into the weight loss regimen sweeping the nation.

  • 12th ANNUAL DENIM GUIDE

    Men’s favorite individual item of clothing selected and strategized.

MAY 2019

The Body Issue

  • ALL ABOUT THE BODY

    The first of three consecutive themed issues, with this one focusing on the latest breakthroughs and innovations in physical fitness and health.

  • SPECIAL REPORT

    JUNK SCIENCE:
    An investigative deep dive into the source of #fakenews, junk science, and shoddy information; who spreads it; and how and why we fall for it.

  • THE GUIDE TO HAIR EVERYWHERE

    How to take care and style the stuff on your head—and tame and/or remove the kind everywhere else.

  • 5th ANNUAL FITNESS AWARDS

    We tap the knowledge of our fitness advisors, the big brains in exercise science, and our superfit readers to name the very best gear, gyms, and exercise trackers!

JUNE 2019

The Mind Issue

  • ALL ABOUT THE MIND

    The second of three consecutive themed issues, with this one focusing on the latest breakthroughs and innovations in mental fitness and health.

  • BRAIN BOOSTS

    From mindfulness to microdosing, a roundup of the next generation of brain boosters. Will also touch on games and organizational systems, advanced 3D optics, and AI.

  • 15th ANNUAL GROOMING AWARDS

    This year’s crop of new products is guaranteed to help men look and feel their best…overnight.

  • BATHING SUIT BUYING GUIDE

    How to buy and wear swimsuits when you’re jacked, lean, short, tall, stocky, slim, or otherwise totally normally shaped.

  • GRILL.THIS.NOW

    A complete guide to all the ways you can grill—and all the things worth grilling.

JULY/AUGUST 2019

The Life Issue

STARRING AMERICA’S FITTEST COUPLE

  • ALL ABOUT LIFE

    The final of three consecutive themed issues, with this one focusing on the latest breakthroughs and innovations in healthy lifestyles and relationships.

  • SPECIAL FEATURE

    AMERICA’S FITTEST COUPLE:
    Men’s Health & Women’s Health are on the hunt to find (and celebrate!) the nation’s fittest couple: a pair of health-obsessed partners that work out every day, meal prep together, and push each other to be the best version
    of themselves.

  • THE MH10/GUY TRIPS

    The best places to go when you need to get away with your buddies—we pick 10 spots around the world that combine the action, fun, and relaxation that all of us look for when planning time away.

  • POWERED UP

    A combination still life portfolio and short essay, focusing on everything from fitness trackers and watches to tech-optimized clothing.

SEPTEMBER 2019

Fall Style

  • BACK TO BASICS

    A 12-step guide to refresh your wardrobe foundation—from underwear, tees, and socks to the perfect pair of jeans and white shirt.

  • THE CAPSULE COLLECTION

    A special editorial-retail collaboration. Men’s Health editors partner with five of the most exciting brands in men’s style to create an exclusive capsule collection of performance-inspired wardrobe staples.

  • THE MH 10/SNEAKERS

    The best sneakers that every man should own at some point in his life.

OCTOBER 2019

50 States of Fit

  • SPECIAL FEATURE

    50 STATES OF FIT:
    We celebrate the places across America where amazing things are happening in the world of health, fitness, and wellness. We identify one focal point in each of the 50 states (a place, a person, an event) that is defining what it means to be fit, healthy, and strong.

  • THE MH50

    An online initiative to find the fittest man in each state, with each man recognized on MensHealth.com and a select few recognized in the issue.

  • THE FITTEST STATE IN AMERICA

    Using public health information and data gleaned from apps, we identify the 10 fittest states in the country. We’ll also hold a celebratory event in the capital of The Fittest State in America.

  • #MYSTATEOFFIT

    A social video initiative that leverages the seemingly endless ways in
    which people document their strength and training routines on Instagram and other social video platforms.

NOVEMBER 2019

The Upgrades Issue

  • 30 DAYS OF UPGRADES

    For every day of our issue’s lifespan, we identify an actionable, accessible, affordable upgrade to a man’s life. From burpee form and wardrobe staples to tools and gear, we will also build this out online across verticals as The Daily Upgrade.

  • THE BEST NEW GYMS IN AMERICA

    From local studios to regional chains, we identify the 10 new gyms across the country that push our practice and perceptions of health and fitness forward. Each honoree also allows us to focus on new movements and trends within the health/fitness community.

  • QUICK FIX FITNESS

    Training plans to get shredded in four weeks.

DECEMBER 2019

The Heroes Issue

  • HEROES OF THE YEAR

    We ask people across America to nominate a hero in their lives and communities—men and women who inspire and shape their worlds with courage, creativity, and integrity. We pick the best submissions, tell their stories, and celebrate American heroes across our platforms.

  • ULTIMATE MEN’S HEALTH GUY 2019

    A nationwide search for the guy who possesses all of the qualities that make up today’s well-rounded, active, health-conscious and thoughtful guy.

  • 18th ANNUAL TECH GUIDE

    Just in time for the holiday season—the best, hottest, and most useful tech gear available, tested and ranked by our staff.

  • THE WINTER ADVENTURE GUIDE

    Where and how to get your adrenaline fix this winter.