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Thursday 27 August 2015
Featured

muscled out: I quit my gym to avoid unwanted male attention

Isabelle Bryant
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It is a wintry August evening and I have my window open to let in the crisp city air. I am chilled to the bone, but my room smells the way car tyres do after a burnout and I hate it. It smells this way because I have my own home gym. When I think…
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Saturday 15 August 2015
News

increasing women’s participation in sport through new VicHealth initiative

Danielle Croci
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  The Victorian Health Promotion Foundation (VicHealth) has launched its $1.8 million initiative aimed at increasing the number of women and girls participating in sport. Monday’s launch of Changing the Game: Increasing Female Participation in Sport included the support of ambassadors such as Chelsea Roffey, the first female AFL Grand Final umpire, and Bridie O’Donnell,…
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Tuesday 22 July 2014
Sexuality

back to ba(sex): sexercise

Sarah Iuliano
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If you’ve ever trawled the internet for information on how to lose weight (read: lose your mind), I’d wager you’ve come across at least one article claiming sex improves your fitness. If not, here’s one from the BBC. This is because sex is, technically speaking, exercise. That’s right! Your muscle aches after vigorous rounds of…
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Monday 22 April 2013
Health News

in brief: man sues gym for women-only hours

Amy Nicholls-Diver
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UK man Peter Lloyd is suing his gym for 10% of his annual fees on the ground of gender bias. He claims that the council-run centre is discriminating against him as a man for instituting women-only hours. Men and boys are banned from the gym for approximately 442 hours a year (80 minutes a day),…
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Monday 25 March 2013
Health Opinion

if only i’d known: exercise can make life better

Maryam K
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We’ve all heard, or had forced down our throats, the importance of exercise and a healthy balanced diet. I personally never thought it necessary to abide by the healthy body, healthy mind mantra. I spent my adolescence avoiding exercise like the plague. My contribution to P.E. was sarcastic commentary offered from the sidelines. In retrospect…
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Sunday 2 September 2012
Featured

healthy bytes: spring into spring!

Ruby Mahoney
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  It’s the second day of spring – that means it can only get warmer from here! I don’t know about you, but now that winter’s finally over I feel less like a fat caterpillar in my coats and scarves and more inspired to venture out into the fresh air. Looking for ideas on what…
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Friday 24 August 2012
Culture Featured Opinion

cleo magazine: not for this fat chick

Sonya Krzywoszyja
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I’ve mentioned before that I don’t read print magazines much anymore. Nowadays, I will usually only read if I’m bored, or if I’m at the airport and need to kill time. There’s too much in “women’s” magazines that raise my blood pressure and I like to keep it low. Caffeine addiction already does the damage,…
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Sunday 29 April 2012
Opinion

the power of dance

Kaylia Payne
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From year eight until year ten I only ate intermittently. Of course, by year eleven it had gotten to the point where I had stopped eating all together. Needless to say I did not have a positive relationship with my body. I didn’t like it because it ran into things, couldn’t catch or throw, and…
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Saturday 21 April 2012
Opinion

the pressure to look perfect in public

Sonya Krzywoszyja
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Today my father told me he wanted to walk to our local café for coffee. We’ve both been walking a lot more recently because my parents have downsized to one car and, as my mum is still working, she has the car the vast majority of the time. I thought it would take the both…
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Thursday 12 April 2012
Opinion

modern ms manners: how to sweat politely, the delicate art of exercise etiquette

Danielle Scoins
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Being somewhat slow to get on any band wagon, I have recently been enjoying the amazing world of smart phone technology. Initially sceptical, I failed to see the use of a phone covered in fragile glass and struggled to understand how it could work without clearly defined buttons. Five minutes in and I became a…
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Tuesday 17 January 2012
Culture

on weighty goals & waiting for change

Emma Koehn
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Weight loss and wedding bells seem to be waltzing hand in hand to the theme song of the Ten Network’s Biggest Loser Singles.The program’s enthusiastic press release claims that this year the contestants will be ‘seeking the companionship that their weight has long denied them’. Whether or not you find the equation of obesity and…
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Wednesday 20 July 2011
Opinion

zumba

Sonya Krzywoszyja
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I am not someone who enjoys group exercise. I’ve never been a fan of aerobics, team sports, aqua aerobics, or boot camp – it seems like complete torture to me – myself and a group of complete strangers united in an active dislike of the perky instructor, or me, the last one in the row,…
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Wednesday 11 May 2011
Opinion

why i run

Jo-Anne Tsai Tsiu Yiung
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I went for a 6.5km run this evening. I am not particularly sports-inclined, and I hadn’t excessive energy to burn. It wasn’t because the sun was gloriously shining and the birds were serenading from the electric lines. I wasn’t bored; in fact, I was rather engrossed in designing a lesson plan – a rarity in…
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Friday 10 December 2010
Opinion

Fat Exercise

Sonya Krzywoszyja
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Something that has always confused me is this: Why, if society wants fat people to exercise, lose weight and be trim, taut and terrific, are there no exercise clothes for fat people? Why are fat people ridiculed every time they set foot in a gym or are seen exercising outside? I have a friend that…
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