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Should body shaming be illegal?

Cheryl Fernandez-Versini has called for body shaming to be made illegal in hopes to end the trend to publicly criticise others over their looks stating it can be damaging to the younger generation. ... View the comments

Debate Started: 03 Sep 2015, Debate Closing: 03 Sep 2025

64%For

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Total Votes:14

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Are people who take workout selfies just attention seeking?

Social media has no doubt changed the way we interact with our friends and share our experiences, even when it comes to going to the gym. Some studies suggest that gym & workout selfies are simply... View the comments

Debate Started: 01 Sep 2015, Debate Closing: 01 Sep 2025

82%For

18%Against

Total Votes:39

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Is it acceptable to wear a sports bra in public?

Personal trainer, Davina Ward, was asked to leave Costa coffee yesterday when she tried to sit down with a friend wearing her sports bra and leggings. Initially, she was asked to cover up but when she... View the comments

Debate Started: 28 Aug 2015, Debate Closing: 28 Aug 2025

87%For

13%Against

Total Votes:141

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Is it unfair that men aren't also praised for balancing sport and parenthood?

This week Jessica Ennis-Hill stormed to an incredible victory in the World Athletics Championships, and whilst her amazing performance cannot be disputed, many media outlets were quick to point out how... View the comments

Debate Started: 25 Aug 2015, Debate Closing: 25 Aug 2025

52%For

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Total Votes:23

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Should athletes caught taking performance enhancing drugs be banned for life?

Should athletes caught taking performance enhancing drugs be banned for life? If yes, do you think it should be from all sport of just the sport they're caught competing in? Or do you believe other... View the comments

Debate Started: 24 Aug 2015, Debate Closing: 24 Aug 2025

94%For

6%Against

Total Votes:95

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Is exercise more important than diet?

New research is claiming that the key to maintaining a healthy weight is to eat more calories and do more exercise, rather than limit your calorie intake. What do you think? View the comments

Debate Started: 18 Aug 2015, Debate Closing: 18 Aug 2025

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Total Votes:56

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Do plus sized people make good fitness role models?

Last month a leading fitness magazine garnered praise after it featured a plus sized runner on their cover, but others have claimed that we should not idolise those who are overweight and unhealthy. ... View the comments

Debate Started: 18 Aug 2015, Debate Closing: 18 Aug 2025

87%For

13%Against

Total Votes:67

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Is running barefoot bad for you?

Some runners swear by ditching the trainers for a more natural approach, whilst others maintain it's bad for you. What do you think? View the comments

Debate Started: 17 Aug 2015, Debate Closing: 17 Aug 2025

82%For

18%Against

Total Votes:11

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Is the Paleo diet good for you?

The paleo diet, otherwise known as the caveman diet, is a diet based on the types of foods presumed to have been eaten by early humans, meat, fish, fruit and vegetables, whilst excluding any dairy and... View the comments

Debate Started: 17 Aug 2015, Debate Closing: 17 Aug 2025

49%For

51%Against

Total Votes:74

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Does the fallout between Jose Mourinho and Eva Carneiro highlight sexism in sport?

After she clashed with Jose Mourinho during a match last weekend, it's been reported that medic Eva Carneiro will not be in the dugout during Chelsea's next game. Does Jose's reaction to her decision highlight... View the comments

Debate Started: 14 Aug 2015, Debate Closing: 14 Aug 2025

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Total Votes:20

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