Tom is a Research Fellow at Newcastle University. His non-fiction books include Genetics Politics: from Eugenics to Genome and The Sexual Politics of Disability.
Fighting the fat rolls
29th June 2009
Now, I have to put this in context. Us achondroplasics look to be on the chunky side at first glance. Short fat legs, with prominent backsides. But don’t make the mistake of thinking that this is all fat. Not in the slightest: it’s just the full complement of adult muscle, but squeezed onto a smaller frame. Or at least, that was always my story.
So I turn to you, gentle and well-toned Ouch! reader, for advice. How does a novice paraplegic maintain the trim figure of his dreams? Should I roll around the endless corridors of the WHO to get my weekly physical activity? Must I put my days of foie gras and pommes dauphinoise behind me? Or is there an easier and more comfortable way? Over to you ...
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