Elizabeth Hurley’s Attempt to ‘Swim off the Calories’ Labelled Damaging by Experts


Elizabeth Hurley’s latest Instagram post has sparked a debate among body positivity advocates and fitness experts.

The actor and swimwear designer uploaded a clip of her swimming on holiday on Wednesday, teasing that she was “attempting to swim off the calories” she’d consumed.

While the caption might’ve been intended to be read as lighthearted, it points to a problematic perception of food and exercise, whereby one is conditioned by the other.

“Exercise is about so much more than how many calories it burns and how depressing to only think about it in that way,” says Hilary Rowland, co-founder of boutique spinning studio, Boom Cycle.

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Attempting to swim off the calories #holiday #greece @elizabethhurleybeach

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