There's a reason why there isn't a show called Women V Food because you're conditioned to hog, eat competitively and scoff. We're conditioned to watch what we eat, consider low-fat options and watch our figures. We do consider it a violation in a public place that someone has caught us at a vulnerable moment and decided to broadcast it.
'Lather on the sunscreen if you want to be safe in the sun' is the word on the street and yet I beg to differ. I have rather controversial views on sun protection and really believe that we need a fresh approach.
With the latest news that 7 pieces of fruit or veg a day will protect against diseases, rather than the 5 we have come to know, here are 7 easy ways to get more in to your diet.
The overall cost of mental health to the UK economy is estimated at £70 billion per year. In 2013 alone, more than 15 million days of sickness absence across the UK were caused by everyday conditions such as stress, anxiety or depression - a dramatic increase from 11.8 million days in 2010.
For many guests the happy occasions of spending one afternoon per month having tea with a group of older guests and volunteers, are the only cross on the calendar. Contact the Elderly would like to draw public attention to what complete isolation feels like and what people can do to help solve the problem.
While there are some foods we should all be eating more of, men and women also have their own set of dietary requirements as well as their own unique health concerns. Here are 10 foods that women should eat...
Fewer women are dying in child birth, more girls are going to school, increased numbers of women are taking on roles in public office, there are more female entrepreneurs and less poverty. But significant challenges remain, and we are still a long way from achieving universal access to reproductive and sexual health and the realisation of reproductive rights for all.
When it comes to health and fitness, personally I've always been a fan of the notion that wearing three-inch heels helps to strengthen your calf muscles, in the same way that carrying a Celine tote, filled to the brim, helps to define your biceps or Acne jeans, worn a little too tight, transform the motion of sitting down into a stomach-clenching lunge.
What happens when, with every passing twenty-something (and dare I say it thirty-something) birthday, the battle just keeps on raging? According to NHS figures, one in five women between the age of 25 and 40 suffers from adult acne.
Have you been craftily grating courgettes into your bread or faithfully whipping up breakfast kale smoothies in order to get your five a day in? Well, news flash: that may no longer be enough, particularly if you fill your plate up with meat and potatoes the rest of the day.
Photo: Basykes/Flickr I'm big on personal development, and one of my favorite PD concepts is the Slight Edge Principle, because it helped me re...
Let's face it, men are rubbish at talking seriously about their health. Other than sporadically airing my own health-related neuroses, my own previous form on serious cancer talk is questionable. Other than a mere cursory chat to a friend about his mother's breast cancer diagnosis, it's probably zero.
We are double blind to the issue, we've our fingers in our ears when suicide is mentioned, and this wanton deafness pops up when it comes to our attitudes towards men being weak. Better to blank both issues, most particularly when the two combine. And so we have a society where suicide accounts for the lives of more men aged 20-49 than any other single cause. Bigger than road deaths. I write this having watched Newsnight bemoan the 68 deaths a year from illegal highs, or around one death a week. By comparison 12 UK male deaths a day should warrant a series.
I wrote to Blackpool Council, incensed that I hadn't been simply moved on. The fact I was feeding at the time had magnified events and my humiliation. It's ironic, I thought, that Blackpool Council professes to encourage breastfeeding... While I waited for a response from the council (which I still haven't got directly) I became more indignant. The rude parking warden, his lack of sympathy and my own feelings of vulnerability and violation over the photos he took underlined how breastfeeding in public was a near impossible ask.
Ten years ago, we had the great fortune to meet a lovely English woman, Tracey Morris, an optician from Leeds, who had a passion for running. A recreational runner, she entered the London Marathon in 2004 for the first time at the age of 36. To everyone's astonishment, not least her own, she finished tenth with a time of 2:33:52.
Is Mo Farah fitter than Usain Bolt? Is Wayne Rooney fitter than Andy Murray? In many ways there is not a correct answer. Fitness is many things to many people and depending on your likes, dislikes and goals you will have different requirements.