Category Archives: Health & fitness

Deodorants

I used to use antiperspirants from the drug store. It was what I grew up with and the only option I knew about. But, I hated them. Forget all the cancer scare stuff, antiperspirants stink of manufactured perfumes, irritate my … Continue reading

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Yoga

Forget all the usual benefits of yoga – I have never been as diligent about sweeping and mopping my floors! To be honest, I don’t know why I started the 30 day challenge this year or why I actually kept … Continue reading

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Being fat in the gym

People are always telling us fatties that gyms aren’t that bad. Well, they’re wrong. … Sort of. Despite being infinitely more comfortable and familiar with the gym than I was a couple of years ago, I still don’t like the idea … Continue reading

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You do you, the health and fitness edition

I’ve been thinking a lot about giving people advice and sharing the knowledge I’ve gained about health and fitness. There’s a very fine line between sharing information and giving unsolicited advice, which is worrisome for me. I don’t want to become … Continue reading

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The long walk home

Earlier this week, I was reminded of the lovely trail between Kinsman Park and Emily Murphy park. It’s one of my favourite “pretty long” routes home (the actual route home is less than 2km, but this one can be 6 … Continue reading

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Weight loss and sagging skin

Last year I discovered two self portrait series by Julia Kozerski: Changing Room and Half (Warning: Half is artistic nudes and may not be suitable for all readers). In Changing Rooms, she documents her weight loss and her struggle to get … Continue reading

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Falling off the wagon

The idiom “falling off the wagon” refers to resuming any previously stopped behavior (typically an addictive behaviour, like smoking, drinking, etc). A lot of my friends and family also used it to refer to “cheating” on a diet, so I wasn’t surprised when I … Continue reading

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Abigail Saguy on obesity

A couple of months ago I read an interesting interview with Abigail Saguy, PhD, the author of an interesting sounding book, “What’s Wrong with Fat?” Most books you see about obesity relate to the physiology or mental issues relating to … Continue reading

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My body still lets me do what I want

Recently, Fit, Feminist, and (almost) Fifty posted about a commentary about media’s reaction to Jennifer Lawrence fighting back against the diet and body image driven Hollywood values. For those not in the loop, Jennifer is not your typical Hollywood thin … Continue reading

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Good quality information

I realize that this is totally nerdy of me, but I’m ok with that. I like to learn and I like to read. In fact, I have a bit of a habit of trying to learn “everything” before I try … Continue reading

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