Saturday, 28 February 2015

Health Wealth

I haven't written anything on here in a while - and I'm sorry! It's been a bit of a crazy month, and so writing's been pushed aside.

I'm afraid I don't have any original content to post (or inflict on you) here today, but instead, I'd just like to share a couple of really, really good links I came across that sum up my feelings of the health world quite well.

I love health and fitness, but, my god, does it drive you inside. Achieving a healthy body is never enough. There is some mythical standard of achievement of health that revolves around a certain type of physique and kale juices. So, this here provides a bit of anthropological perspective: it's all culture. Don't get sucked in. Be health, happy; observe and learn. Do your own damn thing.

Looking Like Money: How Wellness Became the New Luxury Status Symbol

"Green juice is a display of wealth, discipline and responsibility"

And also:

Fitspo Sucks

Yes. This article. Yes.

Fitspo sucks. It reminds you that you are not good enough. That's bullshit. I remember the first time I went round to my friend's (who wanted to lose weight) and saw fitspo pictures in her kitchen. And, you know, I work out a lot and I don't look like that. She'll probably never look like that either. And that's fine. That doesn't mean don't get fit, or healthy, or whatever - but, these are still pictures telling you that you are not good enough; these are pictures holding up a certain standard of beauty - and why? Why do we have to look like that before we're attractive or 'healthy'?

Well, we don't.

So shake off those chains. Be free. Be healthy.

But be your healthy. Be your attractive. Be them, and you're going to look incredible.

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