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Saturday 29 August 2015
Featured Feminism Health

strong like a girl: lift weights, feel great

Annabelle Regan
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Enter into any co-ed gym and you will find the weight training section dominated by guys. They’re big, sweaty and can be very intimidating. It can be daunting walking through there, let alone picking up some weights. So, because of this, you still often find that women believe the treadmill is their place in the…
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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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Wednesday 26 March 2014
News

in brief: gym accused of kicking out a Muslim woman for wearing a headscarf

Matilda Mornane
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  A Muslim woman claims that gym chain, Planet Fitness asked her to leave for wearing a headscarf in the gym, which apparently did not fit their dress code policy. The incident involves New Mexico resident Tarainia McDaniel, originally occurring in 2011, and detailed in a new lawsuit, according to the Albuquerque Journal. ‘McDaniel alleges in a lawsuit filed…
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Thursday 17 October 2013
News

daily feminist news 17.10.13

Ruby Grant
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No one is happy with postnatal body shaming fitness mummy-blogger, Maria Kang. Mother of three and fitness blogger, Maria Kang, angered a bunch of people pretty much everyone when she posted a picture of herself on Facebook, posing amongst her children (clearly labelled aged three years, two years and eight months) looking totally ripped, with…
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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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Wednesday 6 February 2013
Featured Opinion

is it okay: to not exercise?

Elizabeth Flux
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After 23 years I have finally given up hoping to be bitten by a radioactive spider and/or waiting for my mutant powers to kick in, and have grudgingly resigned myself to the fact that I will actually need to exercise in order to be fit. This isn’t the first time I’ve tried. Every so often…
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Sunday 9 December 2012
Culture

healthy bytes: fyi, cricket isn’t a man’s world

Ruby Mahoney
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Seriously, women’s cricket is a thing. I didn’t know either – my only experience of girls playing cricket was in my own backyard in primary school way back when I hadn’t learnt yet that I was terrible at ball/bat/team sports. And even though every second channel on TV broadcasted international cricket this week, I bet…
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Thursday 11 October 2012
Opinion

data suggests being fit is healthier than being slim

Sonya Krzywoszyja
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I’ve spoken before about how correlation does not equal causation. There are often links between obesity and diseases and illnesses, that’s true. I don’t deny that at all. But for some health problems, I don’t believe that obesity can cause the illness or disease, particularly when it is one that average to slim people also…
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Wednesday 15 August 2012
Opinion

‘we’re not spring chickens anymore, you know’ – the importance of fitness.

Zoya J. Patel
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The other day, I was grabbing coffee with a friend when talk turned to fitness. My friend has recently joined a gym and was chatting about some of the facilities. I piped up that I had let my gym membership lapse after I moved cities, because I didn’t know where would be most convenient for…
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Sunday 12 August 2012
Featured

healthy bytes: hello, pilates!

Ruby Mahoney
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Trying to keep active this winter without going outside? Hate wearing runners? Perhaps you should try out pilates. I’m going to preface this article by admitting that I was a notorious failure at school in aerobic exercise or any kind of ball sport. I was the kid who was always picked last for teams, and…
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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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