health and fitness

  • Guest Bloggers

    How 100 Days of Anti-Dieting Changed My Life

    Editor’s Note: Today’s guest post is about how one woman, Shaunta Grimes, is currently breaking through the cycle of yo-yo dieting and she offers tips on how you can do it too.  *** I’ve struggled with disordered eating for thirty years, and I’ve been an advocate for Health at Every Size (HAES) for three years. I believe that intuitive eating,…

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  • Feminism

    Intention vs. Reality: Why BMI Is Not Just a Tool

    The new year is upon us. Last night, many people drank to excess, placed too much significance on where their lips were as the clock struck midnight, and woke up with their heads feeling like some epic battlefield of yore. Some of those same people, along with countless others, are at this moment shaking off the hangover and proceeding to…

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  • Skepticism

    Ask Surly Amy: Ball Chairs

    Dear Surly Amy, For years I’ve been using the cheap computer chair that I got for free in college, but recently it finally broke, and I am in the market for a new chair. I have heard a lot about balance ball chairs, claiming that they can reduce back pain (which I have). But when I look at websites about…

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