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GASMS-Emily Read

I was lucky enough to grow up in the beautiful town of Jackson Hole, Wyoming, where exercise and a good diet were an integral part of my life. However, since leaving home in 2004 for college in Iowa and my subsequent travels to Nepal (where I am now) and London, I have found myself struggling to find ways to stay healthy in places where exercise is not easily accessible, and many of my peers smoke cigerettes and eat fast food. As someone who is planning to become a doctor and also studies medical anthropology, I think that the prevention of noncommunicable diseases, such as obesity and diabetes, is an important and challenging endeavour that will require a lot of work and communication between people from all over the world. To help move towards this goal, I will be writing about the things that I have seen in Nepal as well as the things I come in contact with in London and the USA.


Emily's Blogs

Observations on Health in Kathmandu

Watching Weight in Kathmandu

Thoughts of an exercise specialist in Kathmandu


Emily's Photos

Dashain Meal

Yak Products

Nutrition Poster

Advertisement for an Alcoholic Drink

Women in Nepal

Gym in Kathmandu