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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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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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A Virtue of Vigour – 4: Making Small Changes

The first three steps were in a sense just looking at what is preventing you from making positive changes in your life. In simple terms, look at what you’re doing, stop thinking you need things to change and stop making … Continue reading

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A Virtue of Vigour – 3: Stop Making Excuses  For Yourself And Letting Others Do The Same

There have been various controversies over the years from negative public reactions to advertisements promoting health. One was a physically fit and attractive Asian woman with tight abs posing in front of her multiple children with a caption, “What’s your … Continue reading

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