Tag Archives: White

Bring Up Fat—Why I Am Getting Chubbier

Although there is nowadays a lot of pressure on the fashion industry to stop picturing curvy girls as unhealthy, there is still a long way to go. Indeed, this systematic portrayal of tiny figures as the most attractive has led many children over the years to develop a faulty perception about how desirable fat tissue actually is. This perception has triggered some children, teens and young adults to develop an altered perception of their bodies or made them form unhealthy relationships with food. And even though being overweight, or obese, should be avoided to reduce health-related issues, we should still abstain from perceiving any fat as an enemy. A certain level of fat is required for our bodies to support us. Also, the type of fat cells contained in our fat tissue determines how healthy we are. White fat cells that adults tend to develop in excess are much more detrimental than beige or brown fat cells. Fortunately, there are strategies you can adopt to help morph those undesirable white fat cells into beneficial beige and brown cells.

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Bring Up Snow – What is that fluff coming down the sky

Mentioning Winter, for at least all Canadians, brings up a specific image in our minds, snow. The overwhelmingly white and shiny background cast over most of the ground forms the medium that will entertain us for most of the chilly months to come. Whether we love snow or not, there is absolutely no avoiding it. So, let us use this opportunity to absorb the beauty and the intricacy of snow. It is not just another form of precipitation; snow is a natural work of art. Think of snow as a beautiful painting where the canvas was specks of dust and the painter, the cold weather. From skiing to snowmen to slides, there seems to be no end in sight as to its potential. Instead of inevitably feeling annoyed by the column of snow amassing on your car, which you will now have to clear, try thinking about all the joy felt by the kid who will be playing in it. Let’s start enjoying and taking in all the moments that it brings.

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