A friendly reminder that celebrities have to work for their bodies too.
As someone who wants to study the human consciousness I found this very interesting.
Scott Routley was a “vegetable”. A car accident seriously injured both sides of his brain, and for 12 years, he was completely unresponsive.
Unable to speak or track people with his eyes, it seemed that Routley was unaware of his surroundings, and doctors assumed he was lost in limbo. They were wrong.
In 2012, Professor Adrian Owen decided to run tests on comatose patients like Scott Routley. Curious if some “vegetables” were actually conscious, Owen put Routley in an fMRI and told him to imagine walking through his home. Suddenly, the brain scan showed activity. Routley not only heard Owen, he was responding.
Next, the two worked out a code. Owen asked a series of “yes or no” questions, and if the answer was “yes,” Routley thought about walking around his house. If the answer was “no,” Routley thought about playing tennis.
These different actions showed activity different parts of the brain. Owen started off with easy questions like, “Is the sky blue?” However, they changed medical science when Owen asked, “Are you in pain?” and Routley answered, “No.” It was the first time a comatose patient with serious brain damage had let doctors know about his condition.
While Scott Routley is still trapped in his body, he finally has a way to reach out to the people around him. This finding has huge implications.
"Date yourself. Take yourself out to eat. Don’t share your popcorn at the movies with anyone. Stroll around an art museum alone. Fall in love with canvases. Fall in love with yourself. "
10 WAYS WE BODY SHAME WITHOUT REALIZING IT:
1. Saying Things Like, “She Would Be So Pretty If…”
Have you ever uttered anything along the lines of, “But she has such a gorgeous face” or “She would be more beautiful if she put on a few pounds”? You are limiting your idea of beauty to a cultural stereotype. Beauty is not conditional. If you can’t say anything nice, maybe it’s time to learn how.
2. Judging Other People’s Clothes
While it’s fine for you to choose clothes any way you want, nobody else is required to adhere to your style. The person wearing that outfit is, in fact, pulling it off, even if you think she’s too flat chested, big chested, short, tall, fat or thin. And fat people don’t have to confine themselves to dark colors and vertical stripes, no matter who prefers it. And spandex? It’s a right, not a privilege.
3. Making It an ‘Us vs. Them’ Thing
The phrase “Real Women Have Curves” is highly problematic. Developed as a response to the tremendous body shaming that fat women face, it still amounts to doing the same thing in the opposite direction. The road to high self-esteem is probably not paved with hypocrisy. Equally problematic is the phrase “boyish figure” as if a lack of curves makes us somehow less womanly. The idea that there is only so much beauty, only so much self-esteem to go around is a lie. Real women come in all shapes and sizes, no curves required.
4. Avoiding the Word “Fat”
Dancing around the word fat is an insinuation that it’s so horrible that it can’t even be said. The only thing worse than calling fat people “big boned” or “fluffy” is using euphemisms that suggest body size indicates the state of our health or whether we take care of ourselves. As part of a resolution to end body shaming, try nixing phrases like “she looks healthy,” or “she looks like she is taking care of herself,” and “she looks like she is starving” when what you actually mean is a woman is thin.
5. Making Up Body Parts
We could all lead very full lives if we never heard the words cankles, muffin top, apple shaped, pear shaped or apple butt ever again. We are not food.
6. Congratulating People for Losing Weight
You don’t know a person’s circumstances. Maybe she lost weight because of an illness. You also don’t know if she’ll gain the weight back (about 95 percent of people do), in which case earlier praise might feel like criticism. If someone points out that a person has lost weight, consider adding something like, “You’ve always been beautiful. I’m happy if you are happy.” But if a person doesn’t mention her weight loss, then you shouldn’t mention it either. Think of something else you can compliment.
7. Using Pretend Compliments
“You’re really brave to wear that.” By the way, wearing a sleeveless top or bikini does not take bravery. “You’re not fat, you’re beautiful.” These things are not mutually exclusive — a person can be fat and beautiful. “You can afford to eat that, you’re thin.” You don’t know if someone has an eating disorder or something else; there is no need to comment on someone’s body or food intake. “You’re not that fat” or “You’re not fat, you workout,” need to be struck from your vocabulary. Suggesting that looking fat is a bad thing is also insulting.
8. Thinking of Women as Baby-Making Machines
One of my readers mentioned that her gynecologist called her “good breeding stock.” Also awful: “baby making hips.” Worst of all is when people ask fat people when they are due. As has famously been said, unless you can see the baby crowning, do not assume that someone is pregnant.
9. Sticking Your Nose in Other People’s Exercise Routines
A subtle form of body shaming occurs when people make assumptions or suggestions about someone’s exercise habits based on their size. Don’t ask a fat person, “Have you tried walking?” Don’t tell a thin person, “You must spend all day in the gym.” I have had people at the gym congratulate me for starting a workout program when, in fact, I started working out at age 12 and never stopped. I had a thin friend who started a weight-lifting program and someone said to her, “Be careful, you don’t want to bulk up.” How about not completely over-stepping your boundaries and being rude and inappropriate?
10. Playing Dietitian
If you have no idea how much a person eats or exercises, you shouldn’t tell her to eat less and move more or suggest she put more meat on her bones. (Even if you do know what she eats, don’t do it). How do you know she’s looking for nutritional advice from you or the newest weight-loss tip you saw on Dr. Oz?
Written by: Ragen Chastain
If you’re talking about the links to videos I rebogged yesterday, then I would suggest going to the original poster. They may have more information about that.
However, they do work for me so I don’t know what the problem could be.
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New fitblr! I follow back fitblrs :)
- Chest and Back/Ab Ripper X
- Legs and Back
- Yoga X
- Cardio X
- Kenpo X
- Shoulders and Arms
- Core Synergetics
- Stretch X
- Chest, Shoulder, and Triceps
- Back and Biceps
- Fit Test
- Plyometric Cardio Circuit
- Cardio Power & Resistance
- Cardio Recovery
- Pure Cardio
- Cardio Abs
- Core Cardio & Balance
- Max Interval Circuit
- Max Interval Plyo
- Max Cardio Conditioning
- Max Recovery
- Insane Abs
- Max Interval Sports Training
- Upper Body Weight Training
- Learn & burn
- Cardio Party Mix 1
- Cardio Party Mix 2
- Cardio Party Mix 3
- Kickin Core
- 20 minute workout
- T3 - Totally Tubular Turbo
Hip hop abs:
Tone It Up:
- Flat Abs Challenge
- 3 Minute Ab Challenge
- Slimming Inner Thighs & Calves
- Inner Thigh Insanity
- Saddlebag Shaver
- Standing Pilates for Legs, Butt & Obliques
- Butt Blaster
Cardio & High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT)
- Tone It Up Beach BABE video
- BodyRock.tv Hot Body Workout video
- BodyRock.tv 4 Minute Workout video
- BodyRock.tv Hardest Workout Ever video
- BodyRock.tvHard Bodies Getting Harder Workout
- BodyRock.tv 6 Minute Workout video
- BodyRock.tv Run The World Workout video
- BodyRock.tv Hot Attack video
All Over Body Toning
- Tone It Up Arms, Abs, and Legs Pyramid video
- Tone It Up Bikini Abs & Thighs video (with yoga ball)
- Tone It Up Sandcastle Workout video
- Tone It Up Bikini Body Workout with Self Magazine!
- Tone It Up Bikini Blast Circuit Workout video
- Tone It Up Bikini Body Workout with Self Magazine!
- Pop Pilates Till The World Ends video
- Pop Pilates Summer Slimdown Part 1 & Part 2
- Bodyrock.tv I’m Into You Workout video
- skinnyyogagirl’s 1000 Rep Workout
- skinnyyogagirl’s Full Body Cardio & Strength Workout
- skinnyyogagirl’s Burning Body Workout
- Pop Pilates Flat Abs Challenge video
- Pop Pilates 3 Minute Ab Challenge video
- Tone It Up Tighten & Tone Your Abs video
- Tone It Up Itty Bitty Bikini video
Legs & Butt
- Pop Pilates Slimming Inner Thighs & Calves video
- Pop Pilates Inner Thigh Insanity video
- Pop Pilates Saddlebag Shaver video
- Pop Pilates Standing Pilates for Legs, Butt & Obliques video
- Pop Pilates Butt Blaster video
- Tone It Up Bikini Beach Bum video
- BodyRock.tv Abs Now Workout video (I know it says abs but it works the thighs more)
- BodyRock.tv 300 Squats Challenge
- skinnyyogagirl’s Legs & Butt Workout
- Dashama Sun Salutations video
- Dashama Sun Salutations 2 video
- Dashama Hip Stretches
- Tara Stiles Bend It Like Tara video (my favorite stretching video)
- sadienardini 40 minute yoga weight loss videos Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4
- exercisetv.tv Yoga Fitness Plus 45 minute video
- exercisetv.tv Beginner Yoga 20 minute video
- exercisetv.tv Yoga Sculpt 30 minute video
- exercisetv.tv Yoga Fitness Fusion 45 minute video
- Yogis Anonymous Hurts So Good Power Yoga 95 minute video
- Yogis Anonymous Blissed Flow Yoga 90 minute (love love love this one!)
- Post Running Stretch video from FlexibleWarriorYoga
The Biggest Loser:
- Biggest Loser 30 Day Jump Start Workout
- Biggest Loser Cardio Max Workout
- Biggest Loser Weight Loss Yoga
- Biggest Loser Boot Camp Workout
- 10 Minute Jump Start Cardio Workout!
- 10 Minute Cardio Kickboxing Workout!
- 10 Minute Jump Rope Cardio Workout!
- 15 Minute Abs Workout!
BodyRock Cardio Workout:
For all my peeps!
Fun fun fun ^^
It’s been a while. So here it is again :)
this is the most adorable thing i’ve seen in my life