Tag Archive for 'cardio'

The more I’ve learned about the human body, and the longer I’ve lived in mine, the more I’ve come to reject our culture’s notions of what it means to be “fit” and “healthy.” I could explain it a lot of ways, but it can be easily summed up by saying I no longer look at pictures […]

Remember my post “X+Y = Wellness?” In it, I asked: When did this become our dominant paradigm? cardiovascular capacity = fitness = wellness And, I concluded: I’m not saying people shouldn’t run, or cycle, or do things to enjoy their bodies.  What I am saying is that what we need is a profound, profound paradigm shift away […]

X + Y = Wellness?

Last week, Katy Bowman of Aligned and Well posted a link to this study, titled: Bone density comparisons in male competitive road cyclists and untrained controls   and asked her 10k plus Facebook fans whether we would expect that male cyclists had higher or lower bone mineral density in their spines than controls.  Most people said […]

(This post contains a few affiliate links to Amazon.  If you click and buy through this post, you will not pay any more than if you went directly to Amazon, but you will help me defray some of my blogging costs.  Thanks!) Lordy, Lordy, Lordy! If you saw my Facebook post yesterday, you know that […]