Weight

Take a walk in my heels and converse

Naomi Hefter | Posted 11.10.2016 | UK Comedy
Naomi Hefter

What is an aesthetically attractive female? A revealing outfit? A pretty face? A good figure? All of the above? Anyway aren't people's looks subjectiv...

Outraged Mum 'Overheard Asda Staff Call Her Son Fat'

MEN Syndication | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 19.08.2016 | UK Parents

A mum claims she heard an Asda staff member call her eight-year-old son ‘fat’ and she was outraged by what managers offered her by way of apology....

Instagram Fitness Star Shares An Empowering Message About Weight

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 27.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Sometimes it can be all too easy to stand on the scales and get hung up about the number you see. But one woman wants you to ditch everything you beli...

Obesity Linked To 'Reduced Cognitive Performance And Self-Control', Study Suggests

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 14.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Obese people may be less intelligent than people who are a healthy weight, a controversial study has found. Researchers from the University of Manitob...

Your Weight Does NOT Define You - Three Mindset Secrets

Andrew Beatty | Posted 27.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Andrew Beatty

Why is it that you can get bogged down so easily with your weight and your body image? Why is it that we think of ourselves as fit, fat, skinny, ugly? Here, take this example. Let's just say that you're on a weight loss quest.

Dress Size Does Not Determine Health

Rivkie Baum | Posted 23.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Rivkie Baum

Your negative and judgemental stereotypes make a mockery of all the work people (especially women) have done to remind women and young girls that health (both physical and mental) not size or looks are a priority.

Easy Life Hacks to Think Your Way Slim

Victoria Wills | Posted 13.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Victoria Wills

So, we've officially dived-in to the bikini and flip-flops season. And like many of us, you might be trying to convince yourself that a punishing new gym regime is the way forward if you're going to squeeze into your swimsuit or beach shorts.

Why Athletics Needs to Move Away From the Runner's Body Uniform

Sophia Parvizi-Wayne | Posted 02.06.2016 | UK Sport
Sophia Parvizi-Wayne

Tomorrow is the first, official National Eating Disorder Awareness Day and in response to this worldwide recognition of need for awareness, I thought ...

The Double Edged Sword of Weight Loss

Laura Maisey | Posted 07.04.2016 | 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.

Me Vs Beauty Standards

Ashleigh Mitchell | Posted 07.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Ashleigh Mitchell

When I was smaller I was still insecure, things didn't come easier to me and I was told I was too skinny. In fact I was miserable but yet I keep thinking that something magical will come of losing weight, like all my shit would suddenly be together because I was skinny.

Why It Is Physically Impossible to 'Look Anorexic'

Katie Simon Phillips | Posted 06.04.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Katie Simon Phillips

The weight or size of a person will never tell you how ill or how well someone is with an eating disorder... The myth that eating disorders can be seen or measured is a dangerous, stigma inducing and potentially fatal story that needs to stop being told.

Are YOU a 'Real' Woman?

Kirsty Lemare | Posted 24.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Kirsty Lemare

Are YOU a real woman? I can't tell if I'm honest. The glut of content I've read (note - I mean had shoved in my face by ALL THE MEDIA) is shall we say, 'conflicted' on the topic.

The A4 Waist Challenge - Have We Reached the Ultimate Low in Our Obsession With Appearance?

BritChick Paris | Posted 21.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle
BritChick Paris

The A4 challenge is paper thin, and will leave young girls feeling despondent, depressed and disgruntled this week as super skinny photos whizz are around the web. How many of them will turn to diet pills, excessive sport, bulimia even?

Study Finds Short Men And Overweight Women Earn Less

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 09.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Women who are overweight and men who are short are more likely to earn less than their tall and slim co-workers, experts have said. Research sugges...

Seven Reasons You're Bloated (And What to Do About It)

James Haskell | Posted 11.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle
James Haskell

You don't need us to tell you how bad it feels when you're bloated after a meal. You're enjoying your food, minding your own business when BAM! A food baby grows in your belly, usually accompanied by strange sounding noises and abdominal discomfort. We've all been there, and know exactly how uncomfortable (and unattractive) it is.

10 Easy(ish) Ways to Start Running

Julie Creffield | Posted 01.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Julie Creffield

Let's go back to basics and simply review the very best ways to begin your running journey with suggestions for how to actually start...none of them are particularly easy, but nothing worth having in life is right?

Woman's Essay For Those Who Think She Has No Sex Life Because She's 'Fat'

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 01.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle

A woman has written a powerful rant hitting back at those who think they have the right to judge her (and her relationship with her husband) because s...

How to Love Your Body

Alison Paton | Posted 07.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Alison Paton

Every new year we set resolutions that instantly set us up for a fall. To lose weight, to get better skin, to find someone who will love us unconditionally. Well, why not make this the year you do things a bit differently?

Stop Telling Women They Can't Be Fat and Fit

Julie Creffield | Posted 23.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Julie Creffield

Weight gain and the inability to lose weight easily happens also for a range of complex reasons. Telling fat women that take regular exercise that they are doing this in vain, is nasty and vindictive and in my opinion dangerous.

What Would You Swap Your Health For?

Louise Parker | Posted 19.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Louise Parker

When asked, most of us would say that being healthy is a top priority. In a survey of 100 people that I have just made up for this article, 87% of peo...

Stop Asking Me How I Stay So Skinny

Rachel Moss | Posted 06.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Rachel Moss

I've learned to accept my straight up straight down figure. Yes, I'd quite like to have bigger boobs, but only in the same way I'd like to have a mansion with a tennis court. My mum is skinny. My nan is really skinny. Inevitably, I'm always going to be a bit on the skinny side.

Childhood Obesity - a Problem of Epic Proportions

Fiona Smith | Posted 30.09.2016 | UK Parents
Fiona Smith

Childhood obesity is a problem we all know about but it's the size of the problem that we have yet to fully understand, and the magnitude of the danger it poses to our children and their long term health as adults.

Blogger's Important Message For Those Saying You Can't Be Plus-Size And Healthy

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 23.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Plus-size blogger Lucie Maniscalchi has an important message to share with those who believe size and health come hand-in-hand. The 27-year-old wri...

Four Facts That Might Change Your Views on Sugar

Professor Kevin Fenton | Posted 19.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Professor Kevin Fenton

As a public health professional I need to help change people's attitudes to sugar. Because if as a country we don't address our love of sweet food and drink, obesity levels will keep rising and the human and financial cost of ill health will also keep rising.

Why Men Don't Fancy Big Women ... But Should

Katy Horwood | Posted 07.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Katy Horwood

Sad to say that, the vast majority of men who I spoke to who were single and ready to date, refused to date 'fat girls'. Some disguised it as 'preferring girls to be fit' or 'wanting them to be in proportion' but we all knows what that means - find me skinny.