Womens Health

Sticking Together

Corinna Halloran | Posted 16.12.2014 | UK Sport
Corinna Halloran

If you've watched any of the Volvo Ocean Race video content (you can find a bunch of ours on the Team SCA website), you'd most likely gather that out here it's 100% carnage 100% of the time. However, this can be a bit deceptive as generally, especially in the last few days, for us it's been far from carnage.

Life at an Angle

Corinna Halloran | Posted 12.12.2014 | UK Sport
Corinna Halloran

Life on board is finally beginning to look "normal" again. For the last four days (although it feels like more!) we've been living a flat life. Cooking, changing, sleeping, and eating were all incredibly easy. Yes, it's been excruciatingly hot so life hasn't been that easy, but you are easily spoiled by flat water, no wind conditions.

Boiling Point

Corinna Halloran | Posted 11.12.2014 | UK Sport
Corinna Halloran

Despite the sunshine and no wind, it's pretty 'extreme' out here as you attempt to stay healthy in these extreme conditions. Nonetheless, it is vital to stay at 100% as you need your body to be a machine to help get the boat through.

Getting Past the First 30 Seconds

Julie Creffield | Posted 10.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Julie Creffield

The reality that is after just 30 seconds of intense exercise we feel like we really might actually die. So you find yourself in a strange catch 22 position, whereby many people just do nothing through fear of the challenge ahead.

Project 40 -Tips for Women Looking to Wow in Mid-Life

Amanda Hamilton | Posted 08.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Amanda Hamilton

Without doubt, entering the fourth decade is a turnstile in every woman's life. Since turning the big 4-oh last month I've decided to take beating my biology altogether more seriously.

We Can Grow New Eggs, Ladies

Claudia Spahr | Posted 04.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Claudia Spahr

Researchers recently discovered the existence of Egg Precursor cells (EggPC) in the outer cortex of female ovaries. These immature egg cells can mature into fresh, young eggs. Scientists even believe that these intact, immature egg cells can be found in a woman of any age.

Warning

Corinna Halloran | Posted 01.12.2014 | UK Sport
Corinna Halloran

Warning: life out here is not for the faint hearted. I'm not going to sugar-coat it: the last few days have been tough - really tough. I'm shocked I have kept my food down, but only with the help of medicine and choosing my editing time wisely--others have not been as lucky

My Problem With Transformation Pictures

Julie Creffield | Posted 25.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Julie Creffield

Only 3% of women in the UK are totally happy with their bodies...that is ABSOLUTELY CRAZY...even the slim people are bloody unhappy with their bodies...don't you get it? slimness shouldn't be the goal...happiness should be regardless of what size you are. I argue that being unhappy is THE most unhealthiest way to be.

Sibling Rivalry

Corinna Halloran | Posted 25.11.2014 | UK Sport
Corinna Halloran

As Team SCA settle into life on land in Cape Town, and make the most of spending precious 'down time' with family and loved ones, one of the crew has discovered that there's nothing like a bit of sibling rivalry to keep her fearlessly fighting off the competition!

Why Women Are More Likely To Get Addicted To Cocaine Than Men

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 21.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Cocaine use, even if it's occasional, can soon lead to dependence. But did you know that women are more likely to become addicted than men? Women a...

Could The Pill Be Responsible For Your Break Up?

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 20.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle

The moment you come off your contraceptive pill could spell the end for your relationship, if this news is anything to go by... A study has suggest...

Incredible!

Corinna Halloran | Posted 18.11.2014 | UK Sport
Corinna Halloran

If we had to sum Leg 1 up in a single word, it would be 'incredible'. In the 27 days between Alicante and Cape Town we really did see a bit of everything. There were good days and bad days; it was up and down, windy and light, sunny and raining. A true test of our abilities as a team, and an amazing way to begin this epic journey.

Live Fearless

Corinna Halloran | Posted 17.11.2014 | UK Sport
Corinna Halloran

After a very exciting end to the first leg of the Volvo Ocean Race, Team SCA has finally docked in Cape Town for some much needed 'down time'.

For Women's Sake, Don't Ban Sex-Selective Abortion

Alex Porter | Posted 13.11.2014 | UK Politics
Alex Porter

Feminism, and all movements striving for equality, should aim to empower individuals to make choices free from the arbitrary restrains of gender, race, sexuality or class. Sex-selective abortion is a symptom of inequality, and the only way to rid our society of this practice, or any other form of discrimination, is to attack the virus of bigotry itself.

Victoria's Secret's Word Change Is A Step In The Right Direction - But Only A Small Step

Frances Black | Posted 11.11.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Frances Black

Victoria's Secret is not off the hook yet. They need to apologise for the damage that this ad has done, and pledge that they will not use such harmful marketing in the future. It is not enough to just silently change the words and move on as if nothing has happened. Until then, it's only a partial victory.

A Recent Survey Found Only 36% Of People Know What Nutrients Their Body Needs - Do You?

The Huffington Post UK | Jennifer Barton | Posted 06.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Sayings like "calcium is good for your teeth" is a phrase we grew up being told time and time again. However, despite hearing this all through our ...

Fat Isn't Funny - When Two Become One

Lynne Parker | Posted 06.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Lynne Parker

I have not done this quickly either and the project is very much ongoing. Four months or thereabouts in, the benefits of being more like my former trim self are beginning to become apparent. Along with the jeans a plethora of other favourite garments banished to the nether regions of my wardrobe are now reinstated for everyday wear.

What Should Expectant Women Know During Pregnancy?

Heidi Eldridge | Posted 04.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Heidi Eldridge

Good antenatal education can empower pregnant women to be confident, calm and clear about what is happening to them when the time comes to meet their new arrival. It should also ensure women have the knowledge they need for a healthy pregnancy to give their baby the best possible chance of arriving safely.

Terminally Ill Brittany Maynard Gets Her Wish To End Her Own Life

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 03.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Brittany Maynard, the 29-year-old woman who planned to end her life voluntarily, has died. The newlywed was diagnosed with a terminal brain tumour ...

Hopes and Dreams: It's Time to Act

Michael Holscher | Posted 03.11.2014 | UK
Michael Holscher

Hope has many faces. It is the face of a woman in Tanzania who has borne seven children and finally, for the first time in her life, has access to modern contraception. It is the face of an Ethiopian teenager, married off as a child, who decides to postpone her second baby until she can finish school herself.

Our Bubble

Corinna Halloran | Posted 28.10.2014 | UK Sport
Corinna Halloran

13 days in and we're not half way yet?! Sure it's hard to wrap your head around--another 12-13 days.... 26 days in total. But see that's the best part, we all love it out here in our bubble. To race on Team SCA is what we've always wanted, it's what we've trained for, and it's what we're going to sail faster than the boys for!

Women In Cycling - Going Beyond "Shrink It and Pink It"

Fuchsia Watson | Posted 24.10.2014 | UK Sport
Fuchsia Watson

Don't get me wrong there are some brilliant female role models in cycling, great resources available to female cyclists, inspiring blogs, wonderful fashionable and practical items specifically for women, but you often have to search for them and it can feel like an overwhelming amount of information. All this can be intimidating for someone wanting to take up cycling for the first time.

Attention Men: Sharing This With a Woman You Care About Could Save Their Life

Priyam Sharma | Posted 24.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Priyam Sharma

Just as each year we proudly wear Poppy pins to commemorate the individuals who fought in battles for this great nation, so too must we remember those who have lost, are fighting and are yet to fight the greatest battle of their lives against breast cancer

How Stress Is Affecting Women's Health

Stella Photi | Posted 21.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Stella Photi

Stress is a term that has become synonymous with busy lifestyles. It's born from the feeling that you have too many demands and not enough tools to cope with them. Too much stress can affect you both physically and mentally leaving you feeling shattered and burnt out.

Please Can You Do Me a Favour? Can You Touch Yourself?

Monica Millares | Posted 18.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Monica Millares

According to Breast Cancer UK 331,000 people a year were diagnosed with cancer in 2011 in the UK only, that's around 910 people every day, or 38 people every hour. It's so common now that unfortunately 30% of us will experience cancer at some point in our life.