Monday, March 23, 2009

Nordic Walking


Our first exercise post, hurray! And it's even an exercise I've never heard of before. Here a picture of Karen Peissinger-Venhaus taking a break while Nordic walking.

She writes, "As you can see, I am not thin. But, when I exercise, I feel thin; that is, I feel healthy and able."

Right on, Karen! That's what it's all about -- feeling fit, healthy, and able.

8 comments:

DinosaurCake said...

Good idea, inspiring, I know you are trying to spread a good message, but thin does not mean healthy! When I feel thin, I feel weak, unhealthy and lethargic. For the majority of people, a healthy weight is not what we would call thin. If you mean the word healthy... why not say healthy?

jan in nagasaki said...

chicks with sticks!!! it's like knitting,kind-of, but instead it's walking!!!!

i love this blog and good for you Jennifer for trying to overcome that other icky blog with healthy ideas.

interesting comment above regarding healthy vs. thin....

nellorat said...

Why does "healthy and able" feel "thin"?

This blog sounds like a wonderful idea! I have been eating mostly plants (salmon or tuna once per week) for two months, and I feel better and have better health values (cholesterol 168) than I ever have. I'd love to recipes, and I'd love encouragement in being active.

However, I'm fat, happy that way, never likely to be "normal," let alone "thin," without major sacrifices I don't want to make.

The myth that fat people can't pursue well-being probably literally kills people, who either yo-yo diet or give up on being healthy. Please don't perpetuate it!

Kate said...

Yes, yes, I second all of the above comments! Jennifer, I know you're just lampooning the "this is why you're fat" blog with your title, but it might be worth posting an explanation that this site is for all healthy habits, no matter what your size.

Jennifershmoo said...

>>it might be worth posting an explanation that this site is for all healthy habits, no matter what your size.

I just did so in this post, plus in the comments in the welcome, plus in the vision statement on the submissions page, plus in the subtitle.

Give it a rest already.

Jane said...

This is a spendid idea and I love this picture. If I can make heathier choices because of these visual inspirations, then I thank you!

nellorat said...

Jennifer, if the subtitle and Welcome mention "at any size," I missed both. Am I somehow getting an old, pre-edited version or something?

a. brown said...

"Give it a rest" is just another way of saying shut up. Just sayin'.