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Iron in your diet

Don't listen to the old wives' tales: you don't need to stuff yourself with spinach to get enough iron! Here's all you need to know about an essential but often confusing mineral...

Fat

Like protein and carbohydrate, fat is a nutrient that provides the body with energy. Here's everything you need to know about getting enough of the right fat. Like protein and...

Stopping smoking

The anti-smoking campaign is getting tougher and tougher, so there's never been a better time to stub out that last cigarette. Here's why and how to stop, along with advice to...

Toning Your Bum: Ultimate Ways To Firm Up That Butt

Bums. They're everywhere, aren't they? It seems like you always find the best ones blessed unto celebrities and supermodels who can afford to hire a live-in personal trainer to...

Yoga

Yoga was born in India. The discipline of yoga is intended for meditation and spiritual asceticism, unifying the body and the mind. A relatively recent craze in the West, yoga...

Resilience

How do people who have suffered traumatic life events such as grief, illness and violence cope with and overcome their experiences? How do they reconstruct their lives without...

Expressive art therapy

Expressive therapy is a type of psychotherapy that uses artistic creation to enable people to express, liberate and change themselves. Through painting, music, dance or sculpture...

NLP therapy

NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming) is a therapy that improves communication with others using language patterns. It guides and instructs your brain to fool you into having self-co...

Quit Smoking Timeline: The Health Benefits Of A Smoke-free Life

Winding down and relaxing without a cigarette may seem like a totally unrealistic goal to begin with but once you battle through the nicotine cravings and frustration, you'll...

Sweating & Falling Off The Treadmill? 24 Stages Girls Go Through When Hitting The Gym

Going to the gym is every girl’s greatest love/hate relationship. We love the feeling afterwards, hate JUST about everything that comes before that. Motivating yourself, getting...

11 Things You Need To Know Before Your First Barre Workout

Looking for a fun workout with great results? Craving lean muscle, increased flexibility and improved posture? We've found the perfect workout for you! Here's everything you need...

Whiter Teeth And Radiant Skin? The Health And Beauty Benefits of Clay

Clay is not just for making pretty pottery people! Its external benefits can help clean, brighten, tighten and exfoliate your skin, all while internally helping to ward off ailments...

10 Things You ACTUALLY Need To Know About Vitamin D

Vitamin D is the sunshine vit that we just can't get enough of. Literally. It just isn't sunny enough in the UK and unsurprisingly over 50 per cent of Britons are deficient in...

11 Cramp-curing Foods To Chow Down When You're On Your Period

Every woman dreads that time of the month. Stabbing cramps? Blow fish bellies? And generally feeling like crap? Periods can't get any worse. But there are things we can do to...

Are Celebrity #Healthies The Best Instagram Motivation Ever? 15 Hardcore Workouts We Want To Try

We can't help but get sucked in by a picture of a super-fit celebrity working out. Yeah, it kind of makes you want to stuff your face full of Victoria Sponge in protest BUT once...

Want To Get Fit For Summer? 18 Reasons Why Barry's Boot Camp Is The Only Way To Get Fit

Getting a body you're proud of isn't easy, but DAMN is it worth it in the end. So if you're looking to tone up before summer there's only one way to do it properly...with a little...

8 Dieting Myths BUSTED: What NOT To Believe When Losing Weight

We can all get sucked in by hype sometimes but most of the time that pill which promises to shift 10lbs in a week, just isn't gonna work. But with so much misinformation around...

Oil Pulling: What It Is And Why You HAVE To Try It

Want white teeth, gorgeous gums and one seriously healthy body? Swilling oil for 20 minutes a day could get you just that. Yes, it sounds awful and most of you won't have ever...

The New Secret Health Booster: The 10 Surprising Benefits Of Chia Seeds

If there’s one food we can call holy, it has to be chia. These nutty flavoured seeds are packed with tons of vitamins and minerals helping you to lose weight, beat cravings, look...

Step Away From The Sweet Stuff! Quit Sugar in 10 Easy Steps

There's nothing quite like a sugar hit. A midmorning chocolate bar, tea and cake, a cocktail after work... you just feel amazing, until, our old friend sluggishness kicks in....

Ultimate squat workouts for a bootilicious bum

If you want a perky bum, there’s no faster way of getting it than doing squats and lately, people have become obsessed by squatting their way to a bangin’ behind. With the rise...

The Amazing Health Benefits of Manuka Honey

Anything as delicious as honey has gotta be bad for your health right? Not Manuka honey! It has powerful anti-viral, anti-septic and gut controlling properties which means that...

Why We Should All Be Lifting Weights With Our Vaginas

So this is kinda awkward subject but the latest idea to come straight from the States (where else!) is to lift weights with your vagina. We repeat, your vagina. This isn't just...

Jen Selter: You might not know her face but you definitely will know her ass...

Sick of seeing pictures of celebs and fitness fanatics in their tiny pants? Well tough. As the new Queen of this slightly narcissistic trend - Jen Selter - has just received a...

The Special K diet - weight loss wonder or waste of time?

The Special K diet seems to have it all - easy to do with minimum cooking and decent weight loss results - it seems all you need to look good on holiday is commit to a cereal...

To juice or not to juice? The big Juice detox question

Fancy a cool glass of celery to take the edge off? How about a refreshing pint of kale? Sounds, er, interesting doesn’t it? Although juice detoxes don’t seem all too appetising...

The best 10 minute exercise to sculpt abs fast!

When we (finally) drag ourselves down to the gym, the ultimate goal is to look as hot and healthy as we can, as quickly as possible. So what if we told you that you could have...

The ultimate 10-minute workout for bikini confidence

Fast and effective workouts are every woman’s dream. Nobody wants to be sweating away in a gym for longer than they have to. So when we heard that 10-minute exercises can actually...

This Is How You Get Rid Of Hip Dips

When it comes to toning up, we kind of know what we're doing, kind of. There are enough YouTube and Instagram videos on abs, butts and thighs to get going with that Beyonce bod...

Nauli Is The Freakiest Yoga Trick You'll Never Be Able To Master

In today's WTAF news we bring you the art of Nauli - a notoriously tricky yoga move that only the most nimble of yogis can master. To the non-yoga practising people among us the...

Research Says Having A Hot Bath Could Burn As Many Calories As A Run

And today in reasons why we should never exercise ever again: researchers have said that having a bath might be just as effective on your health as going to a run. So get that...

People Will Be Streaking Through London Zoo This Summer And You Can Too

Animal lovers and naturists rejoice: London is bringing the capital's biggest feline fans and nudists together in a one-off streaking session though its zoo this summer and you're...

A Teenager Sh*t Herself In Public After White Stuff Store Refused Access To Their Toilet

When you need to go, you need to go. We've all experienced the desperation of busting for a wee - just look at the girls' toilet queue in any nightclub on a Saturday night - but...

Our guide to perfect legs

Our guide to perfectly toned legs Tights and trousers are giving way to shorts, skirts, minidresses and you know bikini season isn't all that far away! And with mini fashion at...

This Woman's Side-By-Side Photos Show Endometriosis Is 'No Joke'

Endometriosis isn't the enigma it once was thanks to the likes of Lena Dunham, Halsey and Julianne Hough, but it's still a condition that many of us don't understand. But Thessy...

Hold Your Dumbbells, You Can Actually Die From Overexercising

This is all the proof we need that going to the gym is officially bad for you - so now we're going to stay home and stuff our faces with Quavers and slices of cheese instead. OK...

There's An App That Texts You To Stop Drinking Like A Moaning Parent

A new Australian app promises to help you curb your hangovers by sending you regular text messages on your night out that replicate the naggy texts your mum sends when she expects...

Unprotected Oral Sex Is Leading To A Rise In Untreatable STDs

It's easy to forget that using protection when it comes to sex isn't just to prevent you getting pregnant, but also to stop you getting an STI. Which means that your protection...

Doctors Remove 27 Contact Lenses From Pensioner's Eye

Most contact lens-wearers are all too familiar with the painful consequences of forgetting to remove them pre-disco nap or post night-out. But spare a thought for this 67-year-old...

Unbelievably, Half Of Men Don't Know Where The Vagina Is

In today's men-are-the-worst news, a new study has found that 50% of biological males can't locate the main female sex organ on a human body which is all sorts of worrying. The...

Younger Looking Skin & More Energy: 9 Health Benefits Of Drinking More Water

Everybody knows drinking water is good for you, but after reading just how good it really is you'll be stockpiling 2 liter bottles of Evian like there's no tomorrow. Not only...

How To Stop Sleep Paralysis And Prevent Those Nightmare Hallucinations

It's 3 a.m. and you wake up to feel the weight of someone pressing against your chest. You panic, unable to move or fend off this intruder. Seconds go by, though it feels like minutes...

How to Relax: 20 Tips For Easing The Mind and Body

Being able to relax seems like a non-complicated process, but it's actually not as easy as you might think. With lives that grow more hectic by the day, so many of us barely ever...

The Gift Of Life: 14 Good Reasons To Donate Blood This Season

Do something amazing and donate blood this holiday season. Now more than ever blood donations are needed in the run up to Christmas and people all across the country need your help...

Why Diet Pills Should Be Banned and The REAL Secret To Weight Loss

The so-called 'miracle supplements' that many of us hope to shift those extra few pounds are nothing more than a fast-track ticket to the grave. Don't believe us? Sofem investigates...

From Training To Race Day: How I Survived My First Marathon

How can anyone run 26.2 miles? And YES the point 2 IS important! The thought itself seemed impossible but I went ahead and signed up to Brighton Marathon 2015 anyway. Here's how...

Is Sunshine Your New Fast-Track Ticket To Weight loss?

Ladies, bin your slimming pills and your crazy diet fads, we've got something even better to help. According to science, soaking up some rays could help you stay slim! The best part...

Why Celery Is About To Be Your Go To Health Food: Veggie May Help Prevent Cancer

If you’re a lover of crunchy celery sticks this will come as good news! Celery might be just what you need to protect you against cancer. Yep, you heard us. New research has found...

11 Things Only Ladies Who Lift Will Understand

Oh, how times have changed. Ten years ago, women wouldn't dare set foot in the weights section at the gym - that was a man's domain. But now, badass bitches are getting up in...

10 Ways You’re Burning Major Calories On Holiday Without Even Knowing It

We all know holidays are the perf excuse to eat and drink everything in sight without even an inkling of guilt. Yeah, you end up eating the restaurant out of complimentary breadsticks...

8 Ways To Get The Most Out Of Your Workout

Tired of putting in the hours at the gym and still not seeing the Gigi Hadid abs you want? You could be missing a trick. From meal prep to protein, we spoke to Matthew Ploughman...

I Trialled The Latest Detox Treatment And It Made Me Feel Zen AF

Not a week goes by without some sort of beauty/health/fitness/all of the above trend doing the rounds on social media and the latest offering is a treatment named the Iyashi Dome...

Disney Princesses Are Being Used For Cervical Cancer Prevention Week And It's Actually Pretty Clever

Everyone knows that we nostalgic kids love the Disney Princesses. Nowadays they are being recreated as hotdogs, as works of art, with normal sized waists (honestly? The list goes...

13 Things All Peanut Butter Fans Know To Be True

For peanut butter fans, life is simple. We're PB lovers and like our favourite food we stick together. We make ALL friendships based on PB texture preferences (...don't we?) and...

Happy World Vegan Day! I Went Vegan For A Week And This Is What I Learned

How can you go from meat-loving omnivore to dairy-free, gluten-free, hipster-loving, courgetti-eating vegan? Not easily, I can tell you that. No one likes vegans, but you don't...

5 HIV And AIDS Myths We Need To Debunk This World AIDS Day

AIDS came into sharp focus in the 1980s but with little information available the disease was quick to spread and by 1999, the WHO announced that HIV/AIDS was the fourth biggest...

Which Sport Best Suits Your Personality?

If you want to commit yourself to a sport, you want to really commit. But how can you commit to something when you don't know if you're going to like it? Take our quiz to find...

A New Study Says Cheese Is As Addictive As Crack, Which Explains A Lot

Anyone who has ever found themselves balls deep in a cheese binge at 3am, surrounded by Edam wax and drying your tears on a cracker will know that the thirst for pasturised goods...

Why Barrecore Is The Best Fitness Class Your Butt Will Ever Do

You'll discover the ache of muscles you never even knew existed, your bum will quiver in the most satisfying of ways, you'll think you're Natalie Portman but you're not. Here's...

The 5 Stages Of Grief We All Go Through In Winter

Winter is a month that divides a nation. Loved by some, hated by others, but always a surprise to all. It sneaks up on us like a Disney witch, icy cold and unforgiving, and no...