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Taken by the training wave

The Age of Fitness
Forfatter: Jürgen Martschukat, oversatt av Alex Skinner
Forlag: Polity (Storbritannia/USA)
SELF-REALIZATION: Survival of the fittest – it's about staying in shape and taking care of your own productivity. You also have an app that measures heart rate, steps and sleep quality.

We live in the middle of a health wave that has spread through the western world since the 80's. We are constantly concerned with self-representation, which has made us more aware of our own body and how we appear. Exercise fanaticism is taking an ever-increasing place in society. Articles about diet and exercise have been given just as important a place in online newspapers as world news. How is it that we have become so preoccupied with exercising and eating right?

According to Jürgen Martschukat, the author behind The Age of Fitness, our actions are based on our desire to feel a sense of belonging to society built on self-realization. . .

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Margareta Hruza
Hruza is a Czech / Norwegian filmmaker and regular critic of Ny Tid.

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