Morning coffee. x3.
It’s 11am and I’ve had 3 cups of coffee so far! Normal? Or really NOT normal (unhealthy?)? Some days I just really NEED coffee throughout the day. And today is one of them. So I’m going with it. Healthy or not.
But anyways, on to more important things……
Anyone else catch the new law passed in Israel?
Supermodels MUST have a BMI of AT LEAST 18.5. If they use photoshop on their photos, they MUST disclaim it. article here
(photo of Israeli supermodel from above article)
Israeli lawmakers, “hope will reduce eating disorders and promote a healthy body image.” Recently, an Israeli supermodel died of starvation.
On of the photographers says, “I look (back) 15 to 20 years ago, we shot models (sized) thirty-eight. Today, it’s twenty-four…..This is the difference between thin and too thin. This is the difference between death and life.”
I don’t know what the equivalent those sizes are in the US, but I’m guessing a 24 is a 00.
This cartoon is a little harsh, but I included it anyways:
Really, really interesting. This seems like a step to keeping models healthy and to make sure that youth have realistic HEALTHY body images.
I know this is a much larger issue, too big for this one short blog post, but a few questions—
Do you think this law would fly in the US?
Do you think it’s something the government should get involved with?
Do you think the new law will “work” and keep models healthy and kids’ expectations of their body realistic?
As a San Franciscan, I just had to write about this– The SF Airport just opened the VERY FIRST airport Yoga Room.
Yep, you read that right. While you’re waiting for your flight, you can pop in for some downward dog and pigeon poses. No more flipping through magazines while your flight is delayed. Instead, you can stretch out those legs.
Yes, us San Franciscans are very zen. So zen that we need a respite from the stress of travelling.
Airport designers recently decided that travelers should have a FREE place to relax and find balance in an otherwise stressful environment. And Voila! We now have our very own yoga room.
The room is, “bathed in calming blue light, with a floating wall said to symbolize a buoyant spirit and enlightened mind. Lights in the room are low and warm — to counteract the bright concourse — and loaner mats are supplied.” source
Signs of a person in a lotus position are all over the airport directing people to the Yoga Room.
They even had an opening this week that featured granola and fresh fruit. Instead of a ribbon cutting, they did a sun salutation. How very un-airport like!
Random or Cool?
Here were my initial thoughts/questions—
- Um, I sometimes do travel in sweats, but not really yoga clothes. Are there going to be people there in jeans and business suits? Or is this place only for those in yoga-friendly clothes.
- Who has that much time in between flights?
- Because I most definitely will NOT be travelling with my yoga mat, do you think their mats will stay clean? I doubt it’s the first priority of the airport janitorial staff and travelling makes you extra dirty anyways….so that could be really, really gross.
- It’s really random. I’m not sold yet and think the space might better be used with, say, a FREE MASSAGE ROOM, but the more I think about it, the more I think it could be a neat idea.
If you want more details, check out THIS article. All photos courtesy of SFO.
QUESTION—– SOOOO- What do you think? Cool and you’d use it? Or wayyyyy too random?
Regardless of if I do any poses, I’m totally gonna pop my head in and check it out the next time I’m at the airport.