The fitness and fat loss industry is famous for trends. From the cabbage soup diet to electric ab belts, a few people have made a lot of money off our desire to be thinner. Fortunately, few of these fads stick around. We realise their claims are bogus, people stop paying for them, and everyone moves … More What’s Wrong With Wellness?
Since BBC3 moved online a few months ago, it has put out some excellent documentaries. But last week’s ‘Obesity: The Post-Mortem’ proved that gratuitous fat shaming continues after death. In the UK, we are bombarded by reminders of an ‘obesity epidemic’. With predictions that 75% of the population will be overweight by 2035, fat people are marginalised and stereotyped as lazy and stupid. … More BBC3, wtf? Dissecting ‘The Post-Mortem’
Last weekend, we moved to a new flat. Anybody who’s moved will know that spending the whole day carrying belongings is exhausting. I was too tired to go to the gym, so technically I didn’t ‘work out’ that day. And yet, in one day I did 16,500 steps and also used my arm muscles a lot more than … More What is ‘Exercise’ Anyway?
At first glance, it seems that fitness and feminism could not possibly be related. We all know that we should exercise and be a healthy weight – this is based on science, right? And science is not political, so fitness can’t be political. … More Fitness – a feminist issue?