Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Health magazine: Charles tells muscle magazine how the women keep men fit

THE PRINCE of Wales has revealed his top tips on staying fit and talked about the influence women can have on male well being.

Charles, 57, tells Men's Health magazine that the best way to get men to pay more attention to their health is "via the ladies", as he gives his first interview for the publication.

He said, "It's funny, the influence that women can have on getting us men sorted out is enormous."

The magazine - famous for the rippling muscles of its cover models - called him a "Great British Pioneer, a dissident defender of the nation's health".

Men's Health is currently asking its readers to enter a competition to be a cover model if they have a "cracking body" and asks them to send in a photo of their head and chest, minus shirts.

The Prince, pictured, who does not grace the cover, added, "I'm not a medical man, but I am a historian. I've got a degree. They can't take that away from me. History is a very valuable tool I think for understanding a lot of things."

And he said, "I've been labelled the 'Potty Prince' and all that stuff.
"There's been endless ridiculing and rubbishing, endless laughing full stop.
"But is it so controversial to suggest that we are actually made up of mind, body and spirit and not just of the body?"
Men's Health is mostly aimed men in their 30s and dedicates itself to the subjects of fitness, health and sex.
A Clarence House spokesman said, "We were very happy to do the interview.
Men's Health asked the Prince to do it for their Best of British section.
"They wanted to look at his contribution to health matters.
"It was a great chance to reach out to an audience of young men."
The issue goes on sale on Monday.

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