Tag Archives: Physical exercise


It is not always a bad thing to be pinned down. Rather like a tent, I need underpinnings in order to be who I want to be, to feel like me. I can’t erect the life I want unless some fundamentals … Continue reading

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Exercise and depression – a response to the BMJ study

This morning, the BBC News site reported on a study into exercise and depression written up in the British Medical Journal. “Exercise ‘no help for depression’” is how the BBC summed up the study. Immediately, Twitter went wild, with countless … Continue reading

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Struggling with my body, struggling with my mind

In January, I wrote about my feelings about my weight, and my history of unhealthy relationships with food and dieting. I concluded the post by saying that I was going to focus not on weighing myself, or dieting, but on … Continue reading

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