Womens Health

Eating Disorders: All You Need Is Love?

Emmy Gilmour | Posted 27.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Emmy Gilmour

The voice of an eating disorder constantly reinforces a belief that you will never truly be content until you reach a certain weight or look a certain way but the truth is that happiness only comes from a self-love that grows from a certain acceptance of who you really are.

Our Resident Mum

Anna-Lena Elled | Posted 25.02.2015 | UK Sport
Anna-Lena Elled

A 24 hour cycle as part of Team SCA is quite unlike anything I have experienced before. Our 24 hours aren't split clearly into day and night like everybody else's - we instead live as part of a constant process, a finely tuned sailing system, which moves in four-hour sprints.

The Simple Things in Life

Anna-Lena Elled | Posted 24.02.2015 | UK Sport
Anna-Lena Elled

It makes you think about how easy it is to let the tap running without really thinking about what a luxury it is. The unlimited access of clean fresh water is probably one of the things I miss most out here. And with that said it´s time to pull myself together and make that evening tea!

The More You Give, The More You Get

Anna-Lena Elled | Posted 17.02.2015 | UK Sport
Anna-Lena Elled

This north-south leg from Sanya to the 'city of Sails' in Auckland has so far delivered everything you could hope for, and expect, from the toughest ocean race in the world. Life on board has been pretty much full-on since the start and I'm amazed at how the whole crew accept, handle and deal with every situation that is thrown at them. ..

Passing the Baton

Corinna Halloran | Posted 13.02.2015 | UK Sport
Corinna Halloran

After three exciting legs in the Volo Ocean Race as part of Team SCA, I will be taking a back-seat on the next leg, passing the baton to my colleague Anna-Lena.

PMS Bites Now Exist To Help With Your Premenstrual Woes

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 12.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle

The week before your period can be pretty fraught. The smallest and most insignificant things can bring you to tears, your face resembles a dot-to-...

Can't Be Burnout... It's Just Stress!

Dr Toby Silverton | Posted 12.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Toby Silverton

If you are feeling constantly and completely exhausted, running on empty, stretched to snapping point, and maybe even lying awake at night wondering if you can do it all again tomorrow, that's not " just stress", that is burnout.

My First Leg

Anna-Lena Elled | Posted 23.02.2015 | UK Sport
Anna-Lena Elled

There was no better day for me to start the Volvo Ocean Race. After three legs of watching my team mates race from the shore, I've been itching for my turn to join them on the Volvo 65 - though after going through everything with Corinna (my fellow Onboard Reporter), it was sad to wave goodbye as we left Sanya...

Valentine's Day - Love or Singleness Burnout?

Dr Toby Silverton | Posted 09.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Toby Silverton

If the need for closeness is making itself known in your life, be aware that burnout can also find a foothold. Yes, you can burn-out on the absence of the personal in your life. Burnout feeds on starvation, so any area of your life that is feeling deprived can be fertile ground for burnout.

Dear George Osborne, Please Stop Taxing Us For Having Periods

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 09.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle

The Government currently taxes tampons, but not crocodile steaks. That's right folks, those things you need on a monthly basis are currently classe...

How Can We Say This Delicately... Burnout Just Isn't Sexy

Dr Toby Silverton | Posted 05.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Toby Silverton

There is absolutely no way of escaping stress altogether, it is going to happen and we are going to have to deal, unfortunate but true. Burnout, however, happens when there is no let-up on stress and/or pressure.

Welcome to Sanya, China!

Corinna Halloran | Posted 19.02.2015 | UK Sport
Corinna Halloran

Sailing to the Eastern world has been a bit surreal. When you're out there, offshore, you're in a bubble--you know you're moving and racing to some place new, but it's not like traveling on an aeroplane. Travel by air takes hours, not weeks, so when you arrive in a new place it's generally not as over whelming.

In the Fight Against Climate Change, Our Refusal to Have Children Is One Argument Politicians Can't Ignore

Clare Finney | Posted 30.01.2015 | UK
Clare Finney

Women not having children historically bothers authority. And while they may do so for myriad reasons today, as more and more women follow suit and cite the environment as the cause, it will be interesting to see what happens: whether politicians, apparently deaf to the marches, petitions and scientists, will listen to prospect of our hollow wombs.

Facebook's Nudity Policy Even Bans Breast Cancer Campaigns

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 30.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A ground-breaking breast cancer awareness campaign has been deemed unfit for Facebook, because it contravenes their nudity policy. The CoppaFeel! c...

When It Comes To Your Breasts, Do You Know #WhatNormalFeelsLike?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Spongy, squidgy, firm, bobbly. These are just a handful of words women are using to describe the way their breasts feel as part of a ground-breaking b...

Why #SmearForSmear Selfies Aren't The Way To Beat Cervical Cancer

Rachel Moss | Posted 27.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Rachel Moss

When the first #SmearForSmear selfies started popping up on my newsfeed, I couldn't help but let out a disappointed groan. For me, the suggestion that women need yet another thinly-related social media campaign to make them take their health seriously is all a bit patronising.

The Malacca Straits

Corinna Halloran | Posted 27.01.2015 | UK Sport
Corinna Halloran

The Malacca Straits are famous as one of the largest areas for shipping in the world--80% of the world's oil travels through the Straits.

Miss Slinky 2015: 'I Used To Feel Invisible But Not Anymore'

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 27.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A woman who avoided nights out with friends and became increasingly lonely due to being overweight has lost six stone. For years, Zoe Jones felt fr...

Aren't You Sick Of Those Toxic Relationships Yet?

Martyn Stewart | Posted 26.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Martyn Stewart

Whenever there's mention of a toxic situation, we all know someone who springs to mind. You know the types; from the jealous and controlling to the self-centred and insecure. Like a soap opera, they fuel conversation when gossiping about others or when we are genuinely concerned.

Have You Done Your #SmearForSmear Selfie Yet?

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Women (and men) across social media are being urged to share selfies with lipstick smeared on their face as part of a cervical cancer awareness campai...

Morning Coffee

Corinna Halloran | Posted 21.01.2015 | UK Sport
Corinna Halloran

Despite a less than comfortable life down below, we're all pretty excited for the next couple of days. Around 2100 tonight we're due to reach the top of Sumatra (finally!) and begin our journey through the Malacca Straits. The Malacca Straits are like a busy marine highway and we have a narrow path to scoot through, which also includes fishing boats and shallow waters.

The Life of Pi

Corinna Halloran | Posted 20.01.2015 | UK Sport
Corinna Halloran

As we sail together across the largest Bay in the world, it is very apparent that no sea is too big to cross and no mountain is too tall to climb--our sense of adventure and our communal love for racing are at the heart of our story.

Playing the Waiting Game

Lisa Regan | Posted 19.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Lisa Regan

Setting short term goals is very important; these help you to get closer to the long term goals you want to achieve down the line- as we know we cannot run before we walk. I think one of the major problems with us is that we want everything yesterday.

Gybe-Off

Corinna Halloran | Posted 15.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Corinna Halloran

It's been all eyes on the horizon for the last six days. For some of the boats, such as Team Brunel, Dongfeng, and Azzam, it's been like this the whole race since Alicante. However for us, in all honesty, it feels somewhat new.

I'll Start on Monday

Lisa Regan | Posted 12.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Lisa Regan

Endorphins should be the new buzz word for 2015. That is what exercise does for you and they are free. Endorphins boost your mood, leave you feeling happy and give you that feeling of really being alive.