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Monday, June 22, 2009 Posted by Travis Saunders
Our posts over the pasts few weeks have all been pretty serious, so I thought that our first official post of summer 2009 should be a bit lighter.  And for this occasion, I have decided to share the latest fitness craze - Catflexing. The idea is this - take any type of resistance exercise, and substitute your cat for the dumbbell.  It's that simple.  For some examples, please see the videos below (email subscribers should click the title of this post to see the videos on the blog itself). My personal favourite is the "hip rotation" video, although I'm not sure how the cat adds to the exercise in any way. 

Now these exercises are obviously a bit goofy, but the fact remains that the best workout is the one that you enjoy, no matter how ridiculous it may seem to others.  For more cat workout ideas, please visit

As an unrelated aside, Dr Yoni Freedhoff is leading a campaign to see nutritional information included along with recipes in the Ottawa Citizen, the daily newspaper of the National Capital (not to be confused with La Capitale Nationale, but that's a whole other issue).  The campaign is picking up steam (he was on CBC radio this morning), and for more information, or to find out how you can get involved, visit his Weighty Matters blog here.


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  1. Yoni Freedhoff Said,

    Thanks for the shout out Travis!

    Posted on June 22, 2009 at 2:14 PM


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