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Sam’s Club Launches Wellness Magazine To Put Health Resources in Members’ Hands

BENTONVILLE, ARK., (March 1, 2012) – If you want to get in shape, try picking up a magazine.

Sam’s Club, the nation’s 8th largest retailer and champion of health and wellness solutions, announces the availability of a Sam’s Club-branded, bimonthly magazine that puts health resources right in members’ hands. The 8-milllion member circulation magazine, Healthy Living Made Simpleis the first warehouse club publication solely dedicated to health and wellness issues and a value-added resource that lifts member awareness on topics related to personal, child and pet health, from infant sleep patterns to nutritional supplements to living with diabetes and heart disease.

Today Sam’s Club launched the second issue of Healthy Living Made Simple, featuring legendary University of Tennessee basketball coach Pat Summitt, who shares her life-changing mission to find a cure for Alzheimer’s Disease. Also in this issue are solutions for allergy season ailments, how good health benefits small business savings and making supplement choices by wellness expert and author Dr. Andrew Myers, chief science officer for the magazine.

The debut issue of the magazine featured fitness expert Jillian Michaels on the cover, while inside she shares her tips for setting goals, getting in shape and making 2012 a great year.

“At Sam’s Club, we want to build awareness for the benefits of health maintenance and provide wellness solutions for every community we serve,” said Jill Turner-Mitchael, senior vice president for health and wellness for Sam’s Club. “Along with our health and wellness products and the services we offer, such as free health screenings through the year, this magazine takes that partnership to the next level. When we help our members stay healthy, it also helps them reduce their healthcare costs – a big concern in today’s economy.”

The total circulation of the magazine includes 7.4 million copies being shipped to members’ homes, and 600,000 available in Sam’s Club locations nationwide. An additional one million members will receive a postcard inviting them to read the magazine online at SamsClub.com/healthyliving.  

Future issues will spotlight local Sam’s Club pharmacists, optometrists and associates, as well as members’ stories. Upcoming topics include infant wellness, pets, over-the-counter medications, healthy foods, fitness and more, with a new issue in clubs and millions of homes every other month.

 

About Sam’s Club

Sam’s Club, a division of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE: WMT), is the nation’s eighth largest retailer and a leading membership warehouse club offering superior products and services to more than 47 million Members in clubs across the U.S., as well as in Brazil, China and Mexico. Members save an average of 34 percent over traditional retailers. To learn more about Savings Made Simple®, visit SamsClub.com, and look for Sam’s Club on Twitter, Facebook and by mobile and iPad