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10 Reasons Why FAT Runners Walk

Julie Creffield | Posted 27.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Julie Creffield

When I first started running I used to stop and walk if I saw anyone I knew, or had to pass busy places. I would also stop and walk up hills through fear of having to stop half way anyway.

11 Things You Need to Stop Apologising for, Right This Second

Leyah Shanks | Posted 05.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Leyah Shanks

We've been subliminally taught to hate so many things about ourselves it's sickening. Unless we fit into a very narrow mould of what we're "supposed" to look like, we feel this unrelenting need to apologise for it. Why? What would happen if we gave it all a defiant middle finger and stopped buying into these constructed norms of what's beautiful?

These Are The Most Obese Countries In The World

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 23.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Around one in every four adults in the UK is obese, but how do we size up compared to the rest of the world? A new map indicates that the global ob...

How Your Weekend Lie-In Could Be Damaging Your Health

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 21.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle

After a tough week at work, it's tempting to turn off the alarm and lie in late at the weekend. But having a drastically different sleep pattern at...

If Obesity Is A Disability 'Big Food' Must Pay The Costs.

Rob Blakeman | Posted 13.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Rob Blakeman

This indefatigable siege has resulted in generations of abnormally sized families and these peddlers of this artificial garbage must be held accountable. Vast profits must be redistributed for justice to be served.

Mystery Illness Makes Woman Double In Size

SWNS | Tom Belcher | Posted 09.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A mystery health problem caused a make-up artist became a "human waterbed" after she doubled in size in just six months. Petite Laura Pell, 34, wei...

'Tell A Friend They're Fat Day' - Life-Saving or Humiliating?

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 08.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Plus-size campaigners are less than impressed by a weight loss expert's suggestion that today should become national 'Warn A Friend They're Fat Day'. ...

Your Body Your Rules

Rivkie Baum | Posted 06.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Rivkie Baum

On the 7th of January. That is this Wednesday, midway through the worst week of the year. Self styled, weight loss expert Steve Miller has proposed a 'Warn a Friend They're Fat Day'. 'Warn', seriously Steve? Do you know a single fat person who doesn't know they are fat?

Quick Fix Diet Plans... It Is a No From Me

Rivkie Baum | Posted 02.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Rivkie Baum

Now I don't knock Denise's weight loss. The fact that she is feeling better than she has in ages is great - but the truth is Lighter Life is possibly one of the most extreme diets out there. A meal replacement diet, that substitutes food for powdered potions at highly inflated prices is no sensible way to make lifestyle alterations.

'We Are Killing Ourselves': Britain's Obesity-Fuelled Cancer Problem

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 26.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle

As many as one in four people in the UK are thought to be obese, and it seems all that extra weight is have a serious impact on the nation's health. ...

Photo Project Shows How Quick We Are To Judge Overweight Women

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 07.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Haley Morris-Cafiero is regularly stared at in the street due to her weight and she's taken pictures to prove it. In 2013 the photographer release...

Six Ways to Fend Off the Winter Blues

Dr Sally Norton | Posted 21.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Sally Norton

With the clocks going back on the 26th and the nights drawing in, leaving for work in the dark and getting back post sunset is a sure fire way to drain our energy levels and leave our mood as grey as those rainy skies. Here are some quick tips for boost your mood this autumn...

'Hey Fatty Boom Boom'

Kirsty Lemare | Posted 19.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Kirsty Lemare

I beg you. Don't buy the mags with the fat shaming on the front, don't click the link with Kim K's rear on it (seriously, she is tiny in real life) and don't buy a size smaller then you are in embarrassment at what the till people will think of your actual size (just me?). The sooner we stop, the sooner we all smile a bit more, and nothing is more beautiful than that.

How Being Overweight Could Increase Your Risk Of Cancer

PA/ The Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Obesity is often linked with diabetes and heart disease, but now being severely overweight has been linked with cancer too. People who are overwei...

The Truth About Fattist Folk

Carrie Armstrong | Posted 12.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Carrie Armstrong

Fattist folk are just unhappy people. That's the truth of it. Happy people don't have prejudices because they don't spend their time fixated on the people that surround them. They just live their own happy lives. All prejudice comes from a deeply unhappy place inside ourselves.

Lose a Little Weight and Keep It Off Says the NHS

Louise Graham | Posted 28.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Louise Graham

Stop thinking that the next new diet fad is the Holy Grail and start making small lifestyle changes. Boring and sensible, perhaps, but it works and you can stop obsessing about food and get on with your life.

Why You Don't Really Have a Weight Problem

Dr. Bernadette Rock | Posted 18.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Dr. Bernadette Rock

I'm fed up to my teeth with diets and deprivation as a way of managing weight and food. It's time to move beyond a focus on food plans and diets, and start addressing the emotions, habits and situations that lead to your unhealthy eating.

Woman Sheds Six Dress Sizes After Overhearing 'Heavy Girl' Remark

SWNS | Posted 28.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle

A woman who is a shareholder in a fitness equipment business spent years making jokes about how she could do with using the equipment herself, and fin...

Ladies, It's Okay to Want to Shed Fat

Julia Buckley | Posted 29.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Julia Buckley

People can be happy (and healthy) while having large amounts of fat on their bodies. Of course they can. But, I can't say I've ever met anyone who got fitter and shed excess fat who said it made them less happy with their body.

Mind the Gap: The Bikini Bridge Isn't a Harmless Hoax

Eloise Hendy | Posted 14.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Eloise Hendy

This hoax may purport to play on our collective gullibility and Twitter-trigger happiness, but it actually plays straight into the mental vulnerability of our society's young women, who are already overly bombarded by images of hollow cheekbones, washboard stomachs and thighs that don't meet. It is hardly newsworthy that this hoax had us collectively fooled.

Battle of the Post-Christmas Bulge

Kamontip Evans | Posted 05.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Kamontip Evans

Are my clothes shrinking in the wash or what? Following non-stop dinner and cocktail parties over the Christmas/New Year period - with over-indulgence in food and drink and little rest - the evidence is now on display. A bulge at the waistline, skin filling out in the wrong places, extra layers added to chin and thighs.

Obesity Blame Game Is Pointless

Dr Nitin Shori | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Nitin Shori

Talk of an obesity crisis in the UK is nothing new. We've seen for decades that the number of people outside of the 'healthy weight' parameters is on the rise and medics have been warning of the dangers for years - so is a new approach needed?

Thinspiration! Can You be Skinny but Still Be Fat?

Rob Blakeman | Posted 20.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Rob Blakeman

This is indeed a powerful lesson as we reflect how many people willingly head towards pain and suffering to avoid boredom. They will eat too much, get drunk, take drugs, behave violently or abusively, in fact indulge any impulse-no matter how self-destructive-to avoid or alleviate the emptiness of boredom.

Finally - A Treatment For Anorexia?

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle

The eating disorder anorexia nervosa is linked to one of the highest suicide and fatality rates, so news of a possible treatment is welcome news. Rese...

Crucifying the Cliques That Barbie Taught Me - My Beef With Barbie

Madame Allsorts | Posted 07.10.2013 | UK Style
Madame Allsorts

Sadly borderline starvation coupled with teenage angst and confusion don't make for a happy marriage! Luckily the older I got the quicker creativity obliterated my delusions of Barbie but with forty percent of nine year olds reportedly being unhappy with their looks, the problem lives on.