A Woman’s Bill of Fitness Rights
The Anthology section features some of our best writing for clients. This piece for the women’s fitness app Niix sets out a manifesto on health, exercise and age
AUTHOR: Karen Krizanovich
EDITOR: Rhiannon Edwards
You have the right to feel good, look good and feel satisfied with your body.
You don’t have to accept ageing as something that automatically means there’s nothing you can do to improve your life.
You have the right to be strong, both mentally and physically, no matter what your age, creed or previous ability.
You can challenge preconceptions and even what science suggests. You can overcome at least some of the things you may have not been able to succeed at before.
You have the right to breathe clean air, eat unprocessed food and drink clean water.
It’s so important to make good choices about what goes into your body - and it all starts with the basics.
You have the right to take time to keep yourself happy and healthy.
If you’re not happy, it’s hard to make anyone else happy or healthy… and it’s more fun to be around happy healthy people.
You have the right to lift weights.
Weight training does not create big bulky blokey muscles.
You have the right to run fast.
Or run slow. You have the right to run, jog, skip, cross-train and walk. You have the right to move!
You have the right to be strong.
Weakness is not equal to femininity. Strength is.
You have the right to have endurance.
You don’t have to be tired all the time.
You have the right to be lean.
You have control over your image, your size and your shape and how much you want to change or accept that.
You have the right to challenge yourself and perceptions of you.
Only you live your life. It’s yours to shape, dream about, aim, fail and succeed with.
You have the right to change.
FURTHER READING: Niix case study