Category Archives: Health & Fitness

Physiognomy and Public Health

There is a saying among dissident thinkers that “physiognomy is real.” It is something of a meme as the phrase usually accompanies a picture of an ogreish female or effeminate male saying or doing something absurd or ridiculous. This generally … Continue reading

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Health and Skin in the Game

At the time of writing this I have no serious medical or psychological conditions. Apart from attention deficit disorder in primary school, I have never been diagnosed with or suspected of having a mental condition. I take no medication regularly … Continue reading

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Observations on Face Masks

I began writing this as an email but it ended up being a lot more detailed than I initially expected so I have turned it into a post. These are just some of my observations from my time living in … Continue reading

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Goals Set, Goals Accomplished & Goals for 2019

Well I am back again with a progress report for 2018 and a new set of goals for 2019. 2018 was an interesting year in many ways and saw big changes in my life but still lived with a lot … Continue reading

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A Virtue of Vigour – 10: Pay it forward

I mentioned at the end of eight that one of your goals should not just be helping you but helping and encouraging others. It is commonly observed that gymnasiums are much busier just after New Years when people have made … Continue reading

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A Virtue of Vigour – 9: Straining the Stomach

I don’t know if this is still common, but I remember seeing the “food pyramid” posted around schools, hospitals and on various items in supermarkets such as cereal. This gave recommended servings from the different food groups. As I understand … Continue reading

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A Virtue of Vigour – 8: Don’t Get Dragged Down

Of all I have written so far, this one might seem the most out of place but it is actually very important. The company you keep does affect you whether you think it does or not. As committed as you … Continue reading

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A Virtue of Vigour – 7: Pushing Beyond Routine

Keeping good exercise and dietary habits is important and something you should be proud of. However, this does not necessarily mean you should just rest on your laurels and keep doing exactly what you’re doing without change. You will notice … Continue reading

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A Virtue of Vigour – 6: Avoiding Old Habits

Even when you achieve success with health and fitness and get yourself to an ideal weight, it can be easy to lose this success. This can happen for a variety of reasons. The time of the year is a particular … Continue reading

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A Virtue of Vigour – 5: A Good Habit is a Virtue

The first four steps have really dwelt on what you might be doing wrong. Once you’ve worked through all these it is time to start doing things right. We often think of habits in the negative sense because we associate … Continue reading

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