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Dr. Bonnie Henry, B.C.’s provincial health officer, said
I know a lot of us have problems with relationships. Some of us lose relationships because of fibromyalgia. I just wanted to share the story of mine to give you hope.
In 2006 I went through one of the most traumatic times of my life. I thought I was happily married until a bombshell got dropped on me. I was married to the father of my three children. We had been together for eight years and suddenly it was over.
My husband of eight years, father to my young children, admitted he cheated on me. During the ensuing argument, he confessed that the reason he did it was that he was tired of me being sick all the time. I was heartbroken, destroyed… I thought my life was over. Obviously, my marriage was.
I begged and pleaded for him not to destroy our family. His reply to me was, “Let
Over the past few months we’ve taken our exercise regimes either outdoors or in-house (or in many cases both).
For me, online barre has proven my at-home workout of choice, being low-impact enough to keep the neighbours onside yet still delivering some serious results.
Using only a chair, a book and a towel for props, it is a guaranteed burner that makes my legs shake more than squatting with a barbell, while blasts of cardio give an endorphin high, and its chiselling and sculpting powers at notoriously hard-to-tone areas are quite frankly remarkable. I feel longer and more taught after every class.
Take Maria Eleftheriou’s (@maria_eleftheriou_ldn) 45-minute advanced Deep Burn Barre class on Psycle London‘s IGTV, and you’ll know what we’re on about – the class has been available for free on Instagram in lockdown while the studio remains closed.
With the pandemic putting an enforced pause on our TV reality franchises, let’s hope broadcasters are using the time to assess the mental health crisis that has engulfed the genre, turning it from trashy guilty pleasure to downright dangerous.
In the wake of two Love Island contestants, Sophie Gradon and Mike Thalassitis, and the show’s host Caroline Flack all dying by suicide within two years, justifiable concerns have been raised about the impact of fast fame and social media bullying – not to mention the levels of psychological screening and after-care provided by producers.
Make Me Famous (BBC Three) was a timely one-off drama exploring this issue. Written by Reggie Yates – the radio and TV presenter, documentary-maker and actor – it didn’t entirely work but was admirable in its intent and compelling nonetheless. Rather like the reality shows it portrayed,