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The Top Eight Slimming Foods

  Until very recently, you couldn’t find much vitamin D in the foods you consumed on a regular basis. Most of the natural sources of D—such as liver, kidney, and other organ meats—are foods that few people consume on a...
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The Slimming Magic of Vitamin D Get Ready to Slim Down!

  You’ve probably been told that weight loss takes time—that there’s nothing you can do to shrink fat faster. It feels like depressing news, especially at the end of the winter when you realize that—yet again—you’ve gained the “winter 15,”...
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Rethinking Sex, Gender & Health

  Research on women’s health has been shaped by the constellation of factors that orbit the powerful sex (biology)/gender (social) distinction. At this point it may be useful to sum up the main arguments that have been made in this...
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Health in Transition

  Gender-related social changes in society have the potential to reach deep into the interiors of the body and change traditional health profiles. The current article begins by considering the reducing ‘life expectancy gap’ between women and men in many...
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The Greasy, Helpless One-Hour-Old Human New-born

  Don’t let anyone tell you that the first hour after birth is not important for mother infant bonding. Don’t let them tell you it is necessary for a mother and infant to be together during that time, either. How...
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Obesity, Body Pedagogies and Young Women’s Engagement with Exercise

  Its vocabulary and syntax (its ‘voice’) position young women (and young men) as active abstractions, ‘agents’ ultimately being in control of and responsible for their own destinies/futures. Such thinking rarely appreciates or acknowledges the socio-economic, material and regional influences...
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‘Folding’- A Feminist Intervention in Mindful Fitness

  Feminist research often condemns the fitness industry as a site for women’s oppression because it tends to reproduce the singular focus on the narrowly defined ‘body beautiful.’ Consequently, some of these researchers consider the fitness industry so thoroughly penetrated by...
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Obesity and Exercise

  In recent years, obesity has been presented as a major epidemic of the western world. In Norway, obesity is also considered a growing problem and health authorities and medical professionals continuously remind people to exercise to avoid weight gain....
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Feminism from Another Point of View

  Stockholm, January 23, 2010. I have gone to see Battle of the Pole, an event advertised as  one of several different exercise forms under the name ‘striptease aerobics.’ The event is located in a traditional theatre/hotel in the city...
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The Importance of Western Health Promotion and Feminism

  The significance of the body as a site of social and political appropriation has long been recognized by feminist writers (e.g., Battersby 1998; Bordo 1990, 1993; Grosz 1994; Wray 2007). Culturally specific rules and taboos appropriate women’s bodies in...
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The Reason For Menopause

  If Reproduction Is What It’s All About, Why Does It Stop? An evolutionary perspective on women’s biology across the life span ultimately runs up against menopause, a phenomenon that does not initially make sense if the currency of evolution...
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Mother and Her Infant Baby

  Young infant primates have sufficient motor skills to cling to their mothers soon after birth and can hold on while their mothers forage for food, run to keep up with the group, and sleep at night. The extra weight...
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