Tips from Peter Cottontail: hopping as exercise

Fit Is a Feminist Issue

It’s Easter Sunday, which for many Protestants, Catholics and other Christians, means the culmination of a long season of Lenten observance and a full week of church services.  I am among those folks, and really enjoy the season and its metaphors of rebirth and renewal.  I’ve written about it in an Easter blog post here.

But the more secular features of Easter– namely the bunnies and all their happy hopping– have got me thinking.  Maybe they have something to offer for novelty-needing fitness-valuing feminists like you and me.  Yes, bunnies certainly hop for fun:

3 bunnies on green grass viewed from the rear, two hopping. 3 bunnies on green grass viewed from the rear, two hopping.

But they hop for sport as well:

A brown bunny jumping over a blue and white barrier on a bunny show-jumping course A brown bunny jumping over a blue and white barrier on a bunny show-jumping course

This looks like work to me.  I mean, look how much air this bunny got while hopping over what looks like a rather…

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