Body

'Waist' Away... I Think Not

Zoiey Smale | Posted 10.10.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Zoiey Smale

Tough times are inevitable. Millennials forcefully challenge their own inner demons and whatever life decides to throw into the mix. In the present day, personal goals have radiated more and more towards the focus on aesthetics.

The Dad Body: An Owner's Guide

Christopher McGuire | Posted 09.10.2017 | UK Parents
Christopher McGuire

Yet, as the euphoria fades and the reality of day to day life with children settles, it's likely that you've had some concerns about your body. Perhaps you've noticed that it's changed a little of late? Maybe you're not the athlete you once were? Have you discovered hair in places you never dreamed of?

An Open Letter To My Body

Sian Ryan | Posted 29.09.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Sian Ryan

I am sorry for all the times I have called you ugly, fat and disgusting. I am sorry for all the times I have sat on the floor of my room, crying because I felt that if you were only lighter, that only if you took up less space in the world we would be better and more liked.

Pregnancy Shaming

Vicki Cockerill | Posted 21.09.2017 | UK Parents
Vicki Cockerill

All we need is for someone to tell us we are doing great, we look okay and to give us cake. No shame, no stigma, but instead more support, more empowerment and most of all more cake is needed. After all growing a baby, carrying them for nine months and then giving birth is the biggest change in a women's life and she needs all the kindness, power and positivity around her she can get.

The Realities Of Being A Mum: Our Body Changes So Much And Pretty Much Everything Is A Struggle!

Kerry Thomas | Posted 07.09.2017 | UK Parents
Kerry Thomas

The days of fitting into my size eight skinny jeans have gone. I am lucky if I could get them past my thighs now. I am trying to rock the curvy figure. I think I'm finally happy with my body as I have come to realise I won't get my pre baby body back - so sod it!

How To Bounce Back From Debilitating Endometriosis

Smita Joshi | Posted 29.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Smita Joshi

Don't suffer - get expert medical help. The most crucial step is to act quickly if you have regular symptoms. Be persistent in getting your disease diagnosed and insist on seeing a gynaecologist who specialises in treating endometriosis.

Why I No Longer Worry About My Mummy Tummy In Formal Wear And Have Embraced My Working Mumbod

Amelia Mustapha | Posted 29.06.2017 | UK Parents
Amelia Mustapha

mum bod My working mum body is pure function. I no longer feel tiredness or pain in the same way (I can hold a wee through a two hour meeting whilst barely registering the discomfort) and any worries I had about my mummy tummy in formal work wear were long ago overtaken by those of leaking breasts and sneezing with a weakened pelvic floor.

Dear Society

Kelly Knox | Posted 12.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Kelly Knox

I was not born into this body to be oppressed. I was born into this body to be of service. To help, heal and empower. Shine my light so brightly that you can't ignore me.

How Sitting Down All Day Affects Your Body

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 02.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle

We spend, on average, almost nine hours a day sat down - and that’s not taking into account the eight hours we spend lying down, asleep. You might b...

Choose Confident - Learn To Love Yourself

Alli Plunkett | Posted 28.04.2017 | UK Style
Alli Plunkett

Once you've evaluated your reflection and decided what you want to accentuate and what you want to divert from, consider what style you like. You don't need to choose a current prevailing fashion from a magazine; just decide what you like and what you feel comfortable with. 

Hot Yoga Breathes Life Back Into Ageing

Ed Wood | Posted 17.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Ed Wood

The saying, 'life begins at 40', has never been more true as we continue to see exponential increases in how long people are living as well as the retirement age and a shift in what is considered to be 'old age'.

My Body Secret? An Eating Disorder

Vicki Cockerill | Posted 12.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Vicki Cockerill

The impact of words must never be underestimated. A mother's job is to love their child no matter what and show them unconditional love. This is why I will always put my son first. All it takes is one small world to plant a seed, and that turns into something deep rooted and ugly.

#PayBeautyForward

Meagan Jukes | Posted 29.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Meagan Jukes

The beautiful belly that rolls over your jeans is beautiful. The gorgeous scar tissue that has stretched in order for your perfect yet unperfect child to be alive. To be breathing. To be laughing. Is beautiful. The slightly droopy eye that you try to cover with eyeliner is beautiful.

The Best Body Scrubs Without Microbeads

The Huffington Post | Rosy Cherrington | Posted 09.06.2016 | UK Style

Plastic microbeads could soon be beauty history. Earlier this year, president Obama signed a law to completely phase them out in the US, and four majo...

The Double Edged Sword of Weight Loss

Laura Maisey | Posted 07.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Laura Maisey

Losing weight as a consequence of becoming a runner is no great surprise. It's the stuff of women's magazines everywhere. That doesn't mean, however, that when it happens to you, you are familiar with the effects this will have.

Trusting Your Gut Instinct

Maggie Currie | Posted 04.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Maggie Currie

In order to get the most out of your gut feelings, make a definite effort to focus your attention on it more regularly and make the time to care for it. Notice what it is telling you, whether it is saying 'this doesn't feel right' or 'this feels good' or 'Don't do it'.

Women Reveal Their Ideal Male Body Type

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 07.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Women have opened up about their ideal male body type, as well as what parts of the male body they're most attracted to. And we think we've found a cl...

Seven Ways to Take Your Training Outdoors This Summer

James Haskell | Posted 16.09.2016 | UK Sport
James Haskell

Instead of falling into the same trap as everyone else, why not diversify your training and take it outdoors instead? This way, you get to enjoy the sunshine (whilst it lasts!) and get a solid workout in at the same time...

Just Run. The Rest Will Come.

Laura Maisey | Posted 05.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Laura Maisey

It will happen naturally. Although you might not necessarily say you're 'enjoying' it yet, you keep going. Your body feels the change happening, even though your brain still wants you to sit down. It's confused by your insistence on repeating this madness.

Fitspiration Is Great - But What Happens When You Still Don't Look Like a Victoria's Secret Model

Kadie Regan | Posted 15.07.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Kadie Regan

When it comes to consuming media in 2015, there is literally nowhere to hide. Whether you're a check-your-phone-every-30-seconds-er, or someone who only logs into news and social media sites a few times a day, we are all constantly being bombarded with images of perfection that we couldn't escape from - even if we wanted to.

'Mum Tums Don't Bounce Back' - Mother Shows Exactly What A Post-Partum Body Is Like

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 16.07.2015 | UK Parents

A mother has revealed photos of her post-partum body on her blog hours, days, weeks and months after giving birth to show not all mums tums simply "bo...

9 Boob Facts That Will Blow Your Mind

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 13.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Whether they're big, small, or somewhere in between, there's more to boobs than first meets the eye. Did you know that drinking coffee can make a w...

Why Young Women NEED Better Medical Attention - Stop Blaming "Women's Troubles!"

Hattie Gladwell | Posted 05.07.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Hattie Gladwell

It was only a month ago that I was crouched over my bed in excruciating pain. After three more hospital visits, I was told I was experiencing gastroenteritis. I didn't believe anything they said anymore. I knew my body and I knew there was something wrong. Something serious. After one more visit to the doctors surgery, I was sent into hospital with suspected appendicitis. I was then admitted, and one week later.. I was coming around from emergency Ileostomy Surgery.

The Unwritten Rules Of Pubic Hair

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 03.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Pubic hair: nobody really wants to talk about it, despite the fact that pretty much everyone has it. To get to the bottom of our global aversion to...

This Teen's 'Cosmic Cuties' Cartoons Will Make Your Day Better

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 18.05.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Teenager Mikhaila Nodel has been making waves after her feminist cartoons, featuring the 'Cosmic Cuties' and focusing on stereotypes around body image...