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YOU NEED A LAYER OF FAT


The women in the open water swimming changing rooms were taking off wetsuits, towelling themselves dry and talking about how cold the water had been that morning.

Woman 1: You’re grateful for a bit of fat on you when it’s this cold.

Woman 2: You’re right. Those skinny minnies wouldn’t last 2 minutes. You need a layer of fat for open water swimming.

Woman 3: (laughing) Never thought I’d hear a group of women being pleased to be fat.

Woman 1: Well, it is right. You do need a layer of fat for this sport.

Woman 4: And if you’re having chemotherapy, you need a layer of fat for that too.


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