Journalist Joins Gym

 

Journalist Suzanne Moore, now in her mid-fifties and never previously one to trumpet the virtues of exercise, has written a piece for the Guardian recounting her decision to "take herself in hand" and halt the gradual slide into middle-aged ill-health and decrepitude (our word).

 

Journalist Suzanne Moore, now in her mid-fifties and never previously one to trumpet the virtues of exercise, has written a piece for the Guardian recounting her decision to "take herself in hand" and halt the gradual slide into middle-aged ill-health and decrepitude (our word). Amongst other things, she discovers that the real meaning of the word "diet" is eating correctly - not just calorie counting - and that, along with good diet, exercise is the way to build and maintain a good and healthy body.

 

At the end of the article she bemoans the fact that when she was young, many young women took the attitude that the only issue surrounding one's body was one's weight. This is an attitude that still holds today in which the only good body is a thin body, with no account taken of the need for a body to have strength in order to function well.

 

Dieting to thinness leads to weakness whereas working out leads to strength - and a strong body is a good body. "Some of us will never be thin or even fit," she says "but this new regimen has made me feel stronger".

 

Three cheers!

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