Apparently, I missed some yoga trends in my most recent post. There are others. For example: beer yoga. Beer Yoga is yoga…with, yes, beer. German yogis BierYoga are reportedly the major first innovators, offering classes and workshops after seeing it being taught at the Burning Man festival. Since January, the idea’s spread internationally. Here are […]Read more "Two More Yoga Trends, 2017."
Health and fitness trends evolve. Technology and imperatives in business force change. Consumers in health want fresh ideas and products. From Tae Boe to Thighmasters. From Bowflex to Bodyblade and belt massagers. Yoga is no different. Yoga is becoming increasingly popular in the United States. About 37 million Americans practiced yoga at the beginning of […]Read more "Yoga Trends, 2017: Present and Future"
Tis the season. Turkey. Stuffing. Mince meat tarts and more. Many of us worry about that extra helping during the holiday season. And so I was interested to read this on Canada’s story on the BBC site today! I was especially pleased to hear Dr Ian Mosby’s thoughts! He visited the University of Saskatchewan before I […]Read more "Canada’s healthy-eating guide fights to stay relevant"
Or, History has Heft: On Public History and Debates about Weight Loss ***** Trying to lose weight isn’t a new phenomenon. Consumers have long searched for a safe and effective approach to lose weight. At the same time, a strong debate persists about the genetic component of obesity, new scholarly sub-fields (see Fat Studies) are emerging […]Read more "The Weight of History/The History of Weight in CBMH/BCHM"
Advertising the perfect beach body. Showcasing a slim and trim look. Veneration of youth and attractiveness. This isn’t new. Companies have always relied on conceptions of “beauty” to sell products. This has been the case since the dawn of advertising. Now, however, the city of London is taking steps… ‘Body shaming’ ads banned from London’s […]Read more "Body-Shaming and Business"
Saskatoon is one of the cities in Canada that cracks down hardest on possession of minor marijuana and this is incredible, especially in light of the provincial government’s newly unveiled policies on liquor regulation. As seen here and here, the Wall government has ushered in a series of new rules that liberalizes alcohol policy in […]Read more "Saskatoon top place in Canada to be charged for marijuana possession"
Happy Halloween, everybody! The best part of the day is not the cute kids in their adorable costumes. Or the wild parties. Or seeing Michael Jackson’s Thriller over and over and over again. No. The best part has to be the treats. As I was casually munching chocolate bars with my coffee this morning (Wunderbar […]Read more "Happy Halloween, and a Freaky Fen-Phen Article"