Peddling fantasies

May 9, 2003

The accompanying photograph to "Virtual jogging good for mind" (Findings, THES, April 25) shows again that beautiful young women exercise.

But, as my own feeble exercise adherence demonstrates, even ugly, ageing men cycle and sometimes wear shorts. Why not illustrate future exercise-related stories with pictures that convey the health message that we are all "sporty types" irrespective of age, gender, weight or shape?

Andy Smith
Professor of exercise and sports science
York St John College

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