In the warmer months, I commute to work by bike, which means I spend a lot of time on it. I also take my cycling safety very seriously because, well, I don’t want to get injured or worse.
One morning, while biking along Dundas Street east of Sherbourne (before the Dundas bike lane begins), one of TO’s ancient streetcars pulled up alongside me. We were cruising along side-by-side for about 150 metres, me in the right lane and the tram in the left. When suddenly a fast-moving pickup truck barreled past in the narrow gap between my skeletal system and the streetcar, not two inches from striking me with his sideview mirror.
Would you show up to a first date in a wedding dress? Of course not. That would be silly (albeit, funny). But sometimes – when starting the gym – we approach it with a similarly premature enthusiasm. We drop everything, buy the best gym gear, and waste money on the sexiest looking bottle of protein powder. Then we show up to the gym 5 nights a week to tackle a get shredded routine from Jim Stoppani of bodybuilding.com.
Deciding whether or not to take antidepressants can (and ought to be) a decision you make only after careful consideration. There are many ideas, opinions, and beliefs floating around out there about antidepressants, and knowing what information to trust can be confusing, frustrating, and even frightening.