Womens Health

Arrival

Anna-Lena Elled | Posted 15.04.2015 | UK Sport
Anna-Lena Elled

We have arrived: exhausted, broken, alive, and relieved. After twenty two days at sea, Team SCA finally arrived in Itajai, Brazil. An emotionally overwhelming moment mixed with relief, excitement, and a tinge of sadness.

Burning Out on Under Performing (aka 'Flatlining')

Dr Toby Silverton | Posted 13.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Toby Silverton

Burnout from under-performing leads to a loss of energy, interest, and enthusiasm. It can also cause anxiety, stress, negativity, and at times, even depression. Physically you may feel lethargic, even exhausted, you may experience symptoms such as headaches or body aches, or suffer from changes in your sleep patterns and eating patterns.

If You Put Off Reading This, 'Procrastination' Is Your Middle Name!

Dr Toby Silverton | Posted 13.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Toby Silverton

Postponing (procrastinating, avoiding, or putting-off) is a major sign that the burnout process is in full swing. Postponing as a symptom happens fairly early on in the burnout spiral. However, once it gets hold it quickly begins to infiltrate all areas of your life.

Face Your Fears

Anna-Lena Elled | Posted 12.04.2015 | UK Sport
Anna-Lena Elled

When everything happened it was wet, brutal and cold and we were surfing down the swell in 20 to 25 knots. We were happily speeding along when we had a few small wipe outs. I looked out at the girls on deck - they were struggling, scared, and you could literally cut the tension with a knife...

Brogan Driscoll

Periods Don't Stop Because You're Homeless - This Is What It's Like For Women

HuffingtonPost.com | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 19.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Being on your period is a inconvenient and often downright frustrating time for most women, but imagine having no access to sanitary products and bein...

These Women Want To Tell You About Their First Period

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 08.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle

The majority of women have periods, and, slowly but surely, it seems we're finally learning to talk about them without blushing. In the above adver...

Fitspiration Month: Why We're Tackling Taboos With Positivity

Brogan Driscoll | Posted 31.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Brogan Driscoll

Let's be honest. No matter how much we all try to pretend to love hitting the gym, most of us (save a superhuman few) find exercising a complete and utter chore. That's why we're dedicating the entire month of April to fitspiration, where we hope to inspire our readers (and ourselves) to get fit and embrace sport by instilling positivity and realistic goal setting.

How To Cope With Hot Flushes And Mood Swings During Menopause

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 31.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Mood swings and hot flushes are common symptoms of menopause, but they don't have to have a negative impact on your lifestyle. In the above video, ...

The Real Truth About Combatting Period Pain

Becky Hopper | Posted 27.03.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Becky Hopper

There's so much advice on the Internet on how to have a 'healthy period' whatever that means and lots of conflicting information on how to get rid of period pain so in order to get to the truth, I've waited until prime period pain time to deliver this lovely blog to you.

I've Got a Confession to Make About My Body and You May Not Like It

Brogan Driscoll | Posted 27.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Brogan Driscoll

Periods aren't pornographic and they certainly shouldn't be offensive. They are a regular reality for half of the world's population and, let's be honest, without them humankind wouldn't exist. So the idea that an Instagram user could be offended by a picture of a woman whose period had leaked through her PJs onto her bed sheets is downright ridiculous.

Point Nemo

Anna-Lena Elled | Posted 26.03.2015 | UK Sport
Anna-Lena Elled

It's been six days since Team SCA left New Zealand behind and with every hour on the water we sail further and further away from the rest of civilization...

Welcome Back

Anna-Lena Elled | Posted 24.03.2015 | UK Sport
Anna-Lena Elled

Team SCA are now leaving New Zealand behind and we are heading towards the infamous Southern Ocean. We got quite a light start but the breeze has picked up nicely and we are moving fast in the right direction.

Do You Believe in Yourself?

Lisa Regan | Posted 23.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Lisa Regan

Do you take notice of how you talk to yourself or your thought patterns around what you are doing? This is an area that I am really working on in my own life. We are our own worst critics before our external critics weigh in with their opinions.

Race Delay

Anna-Lena Elled | Posted 23.03.2015 | UK Sport
Anna-Lena Elled

Despite all of its extremities, the Volvo Ocean Race has to draw a line somewhere. This line happens to be a category five Tropical Cyclone named Pam, and she has definitely got our attention. She is the result of tropical pressure and she is incredibly powerful...

These Women Are Changing The World With Sanitary Pads

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 16.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

An online tampon vendor called SHEVA is making a huge difference to the lives of young women in developing countries. The website gives a month's s...

Countdown

Anna-Lena Elled | Posted 16.03.2015 | UK Sport
Anna-Lena Elled

After a short break in New Zealand, Team SCA is back! During the stopover, Team SCA's shore crew has been busy at the team base camp preparing our boat for the next leg to Brazil. Our Volvo 65 has been out of the water, refurbished, refitted and customized for the special conditions expected in the Southern Ocean.

Meet the Navigator

Anna-Lena Elled | Posted 03.03.2015 | UK Sport
Anna-Lena Elled

With a CV that boasts working with the British Olympic sailing team, Libby Greenhalgh is Team SCA's navigator, meteorologist and weather forecaster. An important job, considering that even a slight dip in the wind can massively impact the speed of our Volvo 65 racing boat.

We Are, I Am

Lisa Regan | Posted 02.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Lisa Regan

Are we as women simply meant to throw on a leotard and hit up a step aerobics class armed with one pound weights for fear we will "bulk up"? It is really time to help move the conversation along.

Taking Risks

Anna-Lena Elled | Posted 02.03.2015 | UK Sport
Anna-Lena Elled

Team SCA has now been racing since the beginning of October last year, and we are now approximately half way through the fourth leg from Sanya, China, to Auckland, the "city of sails" in New Zealand. It's day 15 and we still have one more gruelling week to go.

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 18.04.2015 | 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 14.04.2015 | 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-...