Womens Health

Acting up at The Poor School Can Make You 'Rich'

Lynne Parker | Posted 21.07.2014 | UK Comedy
Lynne Parker

What does matter is what you take away from it. Four days away from emails and social media banter made for a very welcome break and to spend an hour working out where my diaphragm exists in my body, or sing about 'Clambake' surrounded by assorted foreign accents puts a whole new perspective on life.

One Judgement Fits All?

Esther Hayden | Posted 14.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Esther Hayden

Recently I walked into my local swimming pool at 6.30am. Among the swimmers wiping sleep from their eyes, there was one woman racing up, down, up, down, up, barely raising her head for breath. What assumptions are you already making about her? Keen? yes. Fit? clearly. Thin? no.

The UK Could Reduce Stillbirth By a Quarter

Heidi Eldridge | Posted 14.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Heidi Eldridge

Since appearing on GMB, people have asked me "If there's a training programme which saves babies, why isn't it made mandatory? I didn't think stillbirth was preventable". I didn't think stillbirth was preventable either but I also didn't realise how common it was or how the UK has one of the highest stillbirth rates in the developed world. Until it happened to me.

World Cup Reaches Fever Pitch, but There is Another Goal Worth Fighting For

Esther Worae | Posted 09.07.2014 | UK
Esther Worae

This Friday, 11 July, is World Population Day which was established by the UN to raise awareness of global population issues. So here it is: break down the barriers blocking women and girls from using contraception and we'll put an end to this needless loss of life, and make unsafe abortion a thing of the past.

Three Words We Shudder to See in the Same Sentence: Women, Childcare, Work...

Caroline Keetch | Posted 07.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Caroline Keetch

Today I had a message from a friend of mine. She is going to quit her job this morning. She has two children, and her childcare arrangement has let her down again. She is intelligent, educated and highly capable but when push comes to shove the juggling act that has been her life just doesn't make sense anymore.

When Mind Does Matter

Helen Osborne | Posted 03.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Helen Osborne

If a client comes to me and says he or she want to lose weight, what if that client is already a healthy weight? What if their intended weight loss will make them underweight? Do I help them? Do I take the job? I always talk to people about their motivations but when it comes to weight most people are irrationally attached to social ideals of acceptability

WATCH: John Oliver Takes On Hobby Lobby And Companies Who Want Religious Rights

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.07.2014 | UK Comedy

Should companies have the same rights as people? That's been the issue at the heart of the US Supreme Court's ruling on Monday that corporations are n...

Seven Ways to be a Wonder Woman

Realbuzz.com | Posted 02.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Let's face it, whether we love it or loathe it, money is important and figuring out how to bulk up our bank accounts is something we'd all like to do. First of all, make a money diary. Make a list of everything you spend in one month. You might be surprised how the little things, like an alfresco lunch or a cute lipstick, add up.

This Simple Test Will Help To Predict Breast Cancer

PA/ The Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Breast cancer is currently the most common cancer in the UK with about about 48,000 women being diagnosed each year, according to the NHS. Until no...

Women 'Put Off Sport By Breasts' (But It Has Nothing To Do With Bra Size)

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Many women are deterred from taking part in sport or exercise, because they can't find the right sports bra or are too embarrassed by "excessive breas...

Despite War and Famine, Young People in South Sudan Have Not Given Up

Mary Suat | Posted 19.06.2014 | UK
Mary Suat

When I was born, 18 years ago, my country did not exist. Sudan and South Sudan were all one big nation, the largest in Africa, but already there was always fighting between the south and the rest. My family left our home in Akobo state, one of the most violent areas and moved to Khartoum, the capital of Sudan, which was much safer.

Cervical Cancer Screenings: Why Are We Putting Them Off?

Daisy May Sitch | Posted 13.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Daisy May Sitch

I totally get that the idea of a smear test can be horrifying and completely soul-destroying but it's one of life's uncomfortable must dos, that we have to start prioritising. Though, who actually has the time or energy to make an appointment?

Hormone Havoc: An Impact of Rushing Woman's Syndrome

Dr Libby Weaver | Posted 10.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Libby Weaver

We make too little of a hormone that helps us not feel anxious, not have a depressed mood and allows us to efficiently mobilise fluid. If a woman retains fluid, she usually feels "puffy and swollen" and this discomfort can impact the food choices she makes for the rest of the day, the way she speaks to the people she loves the most in the world and intimacy can fly out the window.

Defending Kirstie Allsopp's Feminism

Tom Johnson | Posted 06.06.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Tom Johnson

Kirstie Allsopp is not telling every woman that she needs to have a baby, flat and nice boyfriend by 27. I'm sure that in the light her comments to the telegraph she will be railed against for these suggestions, made as they were to her theoretical daughter. She is however most certainly a feminist and I'd argue many of her other beliefs far more radical than the average.

The End of Innocence

Lynne Parker | Posted 06.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Lynne Parker

A few days later my friend took me aside at school to show me his latest letter to her which implied more of a relationship than was acceptable to our adolescent sensibilities. He professed undying love with the first glimmer of what he would like to do to her behind the elephant house!

Strap Yourself in and Hold on Tight: You're About to Meet the 'Future of Fitness'

Sarah Wagland | Posted 04.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah Wagland

I've been an active member of the Les Mills tribe for the last 15 years, religiously attending classes from Body Combat to Body Step, always looking for ways to challenge myself and take my fitness onto the next level. So imagine my excitement when I started to hear whispers of a totally new workout concept that was set to revolutionise the studio fitness industry.

Drop That Weight-Loss Goal!

Helen Osborne | Posted 29.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Helen Osborne

We need to acknowledge that being overweight is just one symptom of overeating and lack of exercise. You can tackle the symptom with a quick-fix like a diet, and sure enough get down to your 'goal' weight, yet the problem will remain unless it is tackled directly. The symptoms will return and you will just get fat again.

Rushing Woman's Syndrome

Dr Libby Weaver | Posted 28.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Libby Weaver

Never before in my work have I witnessed so many females in a mad rush to do everything and be all things to all people. Never before have I seen the extent of reproductive system and sex hormone challenges that I now see. Women are wired. Many of them are tired too. Tired yet wired.

Living with Secondary Breast Cancer: Quality of Life

Ismena Clout | Posted 23.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Ismena Clout

My life has changed forever now. My life is being in bed or on the sofa. It's having friends visit for a few hours a day to keep me company. It's having relatives stay to give me a break from having to look after myself. Sure, life doesn't look like what it used to, but it's still a life.

Three-Point Plan for a Bikini-Ready Body

Realbuzz.com | Posted 21.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Want a sexy, toned bikini body ready for the summer? Then it's time to take action. We've got three key areas you need to focus on to ensure you're looking beach-alicious in time for peak season. So dust off those winter cobwebs and get ready to follow our guide to getting a top bikini body.

Blood, Fret and Tears

Caroline Feraday | Posted 12.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Caroline Feraday

If I had known when I experienced my first miscarriage in the UK that it could cause any complications because of my blood type if I didn't have the Rho-gam injection then I could still be happily expecting our first child.

Cycling Adventures: What Next?

Vikki Stone | Posted 05.07.2014 | UK Comedy
Vikki Stone

I was surprisingly fine in the days after my 102 mile bike ride. In fact, smugly so. I was back in the gym, doing my normal cardio classes a couple of days later. My legs were fine. I even got back on the bike for a ride or two.

Living With Secondary Breast Cancer: What It Is Like to Retire at 39

Ismena Clout | Posted 02.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Ismena Clout

My cancer journey has been going on for 10 years now. When it started I was just getting into the frame of mind of having serious relationships; getting married and having children. As things have turned out, I've had to sit on the sidelines watching my friends do it instead. After I was diagnosed I knew I would never have children.

Why I Chose The IUD: The Comeback Kid of Birth Control

Abby Norman | Posted 30.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Abby Norman

Maligned for decades, the IUD has slowly started to build up a trustworthy reputation with millennial women. Despite hearing our mother's insistence that these T-shaped death wishes would destroy our body, and enduring years of misguided motherly peeps of "It's uterUS not uterYOU."

Top Health Habits to Steal From Your Man

Realbuzz.com | Posted 29.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle

When it comes to healthy living, we may feel we have the upper hand over the opposite sex. However, there are some instances where it can pay to take a leaf out of their book. To help give your health and fitness a boost, check out these top health lessons we can learn from men.