My comment on Grazia Magazine UK recent article ‘ I get ‘fit-shamed’ for being healthy by Amy Molloy

I am a big fan of Grazia magazine UK and buy it weekly, almost feeling bereft if I miss an issue when travelling, but I hardly comment on the articles, apart from an oocasional tweet to the magazine’s wonderful editor Jane Bruton. However, as I was reading the latest issue yesterday on the tube, an article called ‘I get ‘fit-shamed’ for being healthy’ caught my eye, stating in the first paragraph ‘I have a ritual whenever I go for a run. At the halfway mark, around six miles, I always stop to take a selfie. I’ve worked out the best angle to hold my iPhone to capture my flat stomach and my fluorescent trainers.’  My first thought was ‘why do you need to take a selfie each time you go for a run’, isn’t running the time to focus on your pace, your breath and clearing your head from the day’s worries?’

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The article tells a story of a

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