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Random Thoughts

Monday, June 10, 2013

Some random bits and pieces...

Since I know I won't have a ton of time for my regular workouts this month, yesterday I decided to do something out of the norm. I took 2 classes at the gym right in a row! Thankfully, the classes went from easy to hard. I did BodyFlow, then had a 20-min wait for BodyCombat. In those 20 mins, I used the foam roller on my hips (which are always tight) and walked on the treadmill. I skipped the last 10 mins of Combat, which is mat work. I figured I got enough mat time with Flow. emoticon

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I'm reading a book right now called Against Health. [Side story: I learned about it through my ex-BF who contacted me last month -- after 7 years of no contact. He was seeking input from significant people in his life for a tattoo he is designing. (I kid you not.) I declined participation in that silly, self-involved exercise, but we did trade a couple of emails back and forth about our lives, and he recommended that book to me.] It's a collection of essays by academics, written in a too-academic-for-my-taste-styl
e, and so I'm getting through it very slowly. It asks some interesting questions about health, and the moralistic ways society frames the issue of health... And the joys we get from being unhealthy (smoking, eating). As a public health practitioner, I've thought about some of these issues before, but it's interesting to read about the topic from a decidedly not-public-health viewpoint.

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Do you agree with this quote from Jamie Oliver? Do people not talk about it? In your world, do people acknowledge food, food access, food manufacturing?
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    He's right though, people DON'T talk about it. It's too comfortable to indulge in unhealthy habits. You can thumb your nose at someone who kills someone else, but to acknowledge that you're slowly killing yourself is, well, uncomfortable. It requires some kind of action on your part...puts the responsibility in your own hands. So much easier to bury your head in the sand and carry on as if you knew no better.

    Body combat sounds like a fun class! You must have an awesome gym!
    1114 days ago
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    I don't agree with the quote. I feel like Healthy living is a personal thing. People tend to push it in your face the same way the do about religion. I choose to pursue a healthy lifestyle and I don't want someone looking at me telling me I shouldn't be eating that. I think it is in the news and that's enough. If you want to research more, good for you, if not okay. But I don't think the laws should say no you can't have a 30oz soda, but you can buy two 16oz sodas... what???? Doesn't make sense. And just stay way from my personal life. Homicide is wrong... you can't take someone life. Eating may endanger your own but not others.

    Sorry a bit rough and opinionated but hey that's just me :-P
    1114 days ago
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