Cycling for the Un-Sporty
I love riding my bike, but I’m not sporty in the slightest. Sometimes I feel intimidated by all the other cyclists who dress in Lycra, ride expensive-looking contraptions, and zip in-between cars like it’s an extreme sport. How do you get comfortable riding a bike when you don’t fit this cyclist stereotype?
Routine and Exercise
Routine and exercise are important for wellbeing and mental health. Putting aside an hour or two for some self-care and exercise each week is something we are kind of expected to manage and follow up ourselves, but it’s tough.
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What Is ‘Fit’?
I had a feeling I wasn’t very fit but didn’t have any concrete examples to point to as evidence. I ride my bike every day (albeit not very far) and attend a dance class weekly. So surely I should be in all right shape?
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Benefits of the Beach
It’s getting warmer, and the beach is nature’s free aquatic centre. There are stacks of proven benefits related to health and wellbeing when you go to the beach. That being said, I am a procrastinator, indecisive, and terrible at time management. So, my second half of Semester Two resolution is to go to the beach […]
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Bushwalks Bring Joy
I notoriously dislike exercise and am prone to staying indoors for most of the weekend, but last weekend a friend suggested we go on a bushwalk to Morialta. Despite my initial reluctance, I am so glad I resisted the urge to stay in bed and instead decided to join her.
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Gardening to the Season: What Can You Grow?
Following up from my seasonal eating post. We’re looking at whats in season and how to grow it.
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Shoes, Socks and Jocks and Their Place in Society
Feet sweat and smell and are for all intents and purposes manky danky. With this in mind, we wrap them in socks and cover them with shoes. Dobby may have been gifted a sock in Harry Potter to signify freedom, but I propose socks (maybe even jocks… oh, la la) restrict our bodies and sensory […]
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Is Exercise Really For Everyone?
For a lot of us, the relationship we have with exercise can be, well, complicated and tied to negative ideas about diet culture, body image, shame, and guilt. What’s more, these feelings can be exacerbated by certain environments, like gyms. I go to a gym and have done for years, mostly because I find actually […]
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Spring has Sprung
It’s Spring, and I’m so pleased! I’m a bit worried about hayfever, though, as I’m quite prone to getting it and it is not pleasant at all. However, I’m allowing myself to celebrate that the days are getting longer and we are starting to get stunning days of sunshine and temperatures to 23 degrees!
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Should I Learn to Ride?
I use this as a talking point so often, because the reaction is, invariably, some kind of gasp followed by, ‘Did your parents just not teach you?’ or just, ‘That’s so strange! I couldn’t imagine that.’ Yep, I have no idea how to ride a bike, and honestly, I’m a little afraid to learn.
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