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Tennis

There are over 2,700 clubs affiliated to the Lawn Tennis Association in the UK. Tennis is one of our favourite team sports, and with more and more people taking it up in the hope...

Why do we put on weight?

As a rule, weight loss is caused by an imbalance between your calorie intake and the calories your body uses up. It's quite simple: if you eat what you don't burn, you put on weight...

Low cholesterol diet

More and more people in the UK are suffering from high cholesterol. But the thing is, lowering your cholesterol is easily achieved… A recent survey commissioned by BergaMet...

Everything You've Ever Wanted To Know About The Weight Watchers Diet

When you think of a diet programme that goes the distance, Weight Watchers will always be up there at the top. Behind transformations like Jennifer Hudson’s – seriously, where...

Overcoming Personal Hang-Ups

I’m too fat, I’m skint, I feel stupid… Who hasn’t had a thought like that at least once in their life? While most negative thoughts disappear after a while, at times negative...

Massage devices

If you can't afford the luxury of a professional massage, there is a wide range of massage devices out there that give you a relaxing massage without shelling out money every time...

How to get toned arms

Wish you had firm, toned, feminine and shapely arms? Check out our work-out tips and say goodbye to your bingo wings! Wish you had firm, toned, feminine and shapely arms? Check...

Protein

Like fat and carobohydrate, protein is a nutrient that provides the body with energy. Here's everything you need to know about your protein needs. Like fat and carobohydrate,...

Diet meal substitutes

In just a few years, meal substitutes have made a big impact on the slimming market. What are they? Who are they for? How do you use them? Do they work? Here's everything you...

Can Full-Fats Be Good For You? The Healthy Fats You Should Be Eating!

Who would have known 'full fat' could actually be a good thing, let alone a healthy one? Full fat options are often richer in vitamins, minerals AND can help you lose weight!...

Pulled An All-nighter? 15 Ways To Survive On Less Sleep

Completely frazzled from the night before? Struggling to keep your eyes closed but no matchsticks to hand? Not sure how you're going to make it through the day? Don't panic. Despite...

The Slimming Secret: Everything You Need To Know About The Japanese Diet

Want to be healthier and slimmer? From gorging down oily fish to quenching your thirst with delicious, natural teas, adopting the Japanese way of eating can help you become 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 litre bottles of Evian like there's no tomorrow. Not only...

The VIP Diet Treatment Every Girl Needs: Talk To A Nutritionist Live On Sofeminine.co.uk

Whether you've got a holiday to slim for, an IBS problem, an intolerance to wheat or just want to make your skin improve, eating right has the power to change your body for the better...

Quit The Excuses! 50 Motivational Fitness Quotes To Get Your Ass Up And Into Shape

We don't know how it's happened, but over the last six months we've become the kind of gals who can't resist a motivational quote. Especially fitness quotes. As we all know (a...

Why Weight Training Is The Best Workout There Is

Weight lifting is one of the best ways to get healthy, strong, and body confident. Fact. So if you're sick and tired of people saying "won't weights make you bulky?" or "isn't...

Crazy Sex, More Energy & A Healthy Heart: 10 Amazing Benefits Of Chocolate

Got an out-of-control addiction to chocolate? There's no need to beat yourself up. Especially when it is National Chocolate Week! Not when your habit can actually be good for you...

The 10 Best Fitness Apps Of All Time

It’s a well-known fact that tracking your progress only helps keep you motivated and focused on your fitness goals. So if you’re looking to get fitter and healthier – new year...

7 Ways to keep your heart healthy and happy

Your heart is one impressive organ pumping 2,000 gallons of blood per day. As women age, we are far more likely to develop heart disease than breast cancer (3 times more likely...

30 Fast And Easy Tips To Losing Weight The Healthy Way

Losing weight is a lot more than calorie counting and doing endless amounts of exercise. Although these things help, in reality it's a little more complicated. If you're feeling...

This Fitness Coach Is A Lesson In Not Letting Loose Skin Hold Us Back

Working out at the gym is hard and tiring, and after you've sweated it out it might not always yield the exact results you want but this fitness coach is here to tell you it's...

Apparently There Are Only 5 Types Of Vagina - Which One Do You Have?

The rise of beautifying our lady gardens beyond regular trims has reached its peak with more women than ever being encouraged to treat their vaginas with the same amount of tender...

Women Are Piping Ozone Gas Into Their Vaginas And It Could Kill You

While it's positive progress that women are being increasingly encouraged to take care of their vaginal well being, we can't help but think some people are taking advantage of...

Pink Gave A Speech On Body Confidence And We're So Here For It

Remember last year when P!nk shocked the world with the news she was due to give birth at any time? Well, she did two weeks later and since then she's been trying to regain her...

A Bad Night's Sleep Could Be The Reason You're Gaining Weight

There's nothing worse than counting down the hours until you're safely tucked up in your bed only for you to be tossing and turning, unable to drift off, when you finally get there...

People Are Putting Wasp Nests Up Their Vaginas 'To Improve Their Sex Lives'

We're almost halfway through the year and just when you were thinking we'd reached peak 2017 when vegan bloggers started advising (and encouraging) women to stop their periods...

Bottoms Up! Gin Could Be The New Miracle Cure For Hay Fever

We love us some summer, but the excuse to eat as much ice cream as we want whenever we want comes at a hefty price for a large majority of the population, who are unfortunate...

Unicorn Menstrual Cups Could Convince You To Never Buy Another Tampon Again

It's popular opinion that making menstruating women pay tax on sanitary products is a great injustice. Most recently, Tesco announced plans to cough up this tax on behalf of the...

People Are Getting Massaged With Knives As A Stress Reliever

The latest massage craze is here and it's not for the faint-hearted: in Taipei, Taiwan, customers are visiting masseuse Hsiao Mei Fang to get one of her famed knife massages. Yep...

Fatigue fighters: 8 foods that boost your energy

Fatigue fighters: 8 foods that boost your energy We all know how hard it can be to stick to those New Year resolutions of eating better, getting more sleep and working out more often...

You Can Now Buy The Morning After Pill Off The Shelf At Superdrug And It's Half Price

Sheepishly dragging yourself (and your one night stand, depending on how much of a gentleman he is) to the pharmacy the morning after the night before is a rite of passage for women...

34 Yoga Quotes To Inspire That Downward Dog

If life (work, social plans, texting everyone back) is leaving you feeling *frazzled*, yoga could be just the calm you're searching for. But if you've ever been hesitant to start...

Meet The Woman Born Without A Vagina

Kaylee Moats was born with a condition that effects only 1 in 5,000 newborn girls - she is without genitals which means she's yet to have a period or sex, at the age of 22. Now...

This 'Squat Magic' Machine Looks Dodgy AF

This may look like something straight out of the Eric Prydz Call On Me video, but this dodgy looking contraption is actually quite innocent. 'Squat Magic' is the low impact machine...

A Marriage Made In Heaven! This Canary Islands Wedding Is The Dream

Fayna and Anton’s dream was to get married by the sea. They were looking for a place with gorgeous cliff views, palm trees and good weather on a dream island. I mean, we can all...

The Three Moves That Will Give You Beyonce Thighs

Grab those denim shorts out the back of the wardrobe and slap some suncream on those thighs - the sun has reached its peak here in sunny ol' England. That's right, the temp is...

22 Things Everyone Who Lives To Sleep Will Understand

Let's hear it for the constantly sleepy people of the world -'cos feeling like you're about to fall asleep at any minute, all day every day... is tiring work! #amiright?! Whether...

This Gym Is Using A Billboard Campaign To Fat-Shame People Into Joining

Gym Fit4Less in Derbyshire are causing a stir with their new advertisement - and not in a good way. After receiving complaints for the fat-shaming billboard, the gym have confirmed...

8 Books To Help You Get Your Sh*t Together This Year

Listen up people. We all know the 'new year new you' thing is a load of BS. After two weeks of gruelling workouts and eating nothing but sunflower seeds, most people give up and...

Here's All The Ways You Can Help An Elderly Person This Christmas

We've all seen the John Lewis Christmas ad, which brought to the forefront the problem of elderly people being alone over the Christmas period. But did you know that nearly half...

The Class Everyone's Talking About: Everything You Need To Know About 1Rebel

Getting the body you want is never a quick or easy feat, is it? Sigh. But, we may have finally found a place that will help you tone up quickly and, whilst not easy, it is crazy fun...

The 8 Surprising Benefits of Eating Blueberries You Never Knew

Search through any #cleanandlean and #eatinghealthy hashtags and what do you see? Blueberries. Ever-y-where. In the health and fitness world these tiny berries from North America...

Simone Anderson Shuts Down Haters With Brave Before And After Weight Loss Photos

You're damned if you do and you're damed if you don't. Eleven months ago Simone Anderson, a makeup artist from New Zealand, started documenting her weight loss journey on social media...

Is Vegetarianism The Answer To Good Health? 8 Benefits Of Being A Vegetarian

Thinking of becoming a vegetarian? Being veggie is a great way to improve your health. From fighting disease, boosting your immune system to helping you lose weight going full...

9 Things You Need to Know About the Victoria's Secret Diet

From Adriana Lima admitting that she only drinks liquids a week before the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show to Karlie Kloss revealing she doesn't believe in diets, the eating and...

How To Fall Asleep Fast! Sleep Solutions For Every Type Of Person

Want to go to sleep without fiddling endlessly scrolling through social media? All we want is to get to bed, so we teamed up with sleeping expert, Alison Cullen, who gave us all...

The Healthy Buzz: 10 Top Superfoods You Need To Try This Year

They're not called 'super' for no good reason. Keep eating healthy simple. From antioxidant rich black rice to nutritiously tasty coconut, we've rounded up the top 10 superfoods...

The Ultimate A-Z Of Diets: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly

If you're on a weight loss mission then where do you start? With what you eat of course. Healthy eating is so important to a healthier body but there are so many diets and advocates...

10 Instagram Accounts to Follow for #Squatspiration

From Jennifer Lopez to Nicki Minaj, beautiful bottoms and toned thighs are everywhere. Though we know beautiful women come in all shapes and sizes, with fitness junkies all over...

A Glass Of Wine Is The Equivalent To Downing Three Shots of Vodka

Wine, the new working age binge? Next time you think yourself classy for opting for a nice glass of red, think TWICE. NHS Chief, Duncan Selbie warns adults to start clueing up...

17 Things People Who Are Starting A Diet Know To Be True

Starting a diet can be a b*tch. Whether you're on the 5:2, a 30 day Eat Clean challenge or are just trying to switch up your eating habits, most of us know that trying to eat...

Crash Dieting May Not Be As Bad As You Think

The most common misconception about dieting? 'Crash diets are no good for keeping off the weight', apparently! But don't be so quick to judge, this new study might just change...

A Glass Of Wine Just As Calorific As a Doughnut?

It's Friday, which for us usually means a BIG glass of wine after work, but maybe these figures will change your mind. Doctors say a large glass of wine contains about 200 calories...

Boost Your Brain Power! The 10 Best Foods For Your Brain

Tired of feeling sluggish and out of sync? Chances are you're probably low on energy. But that doesn't mean you need to nap or grab a sugary energy drink to give you a boost....

The Anti-Ageing Superpower: 10 Amazing Health Benefits Of Pomegranate

As one of nature's best medicinal foods pomegranates have been linked to reducing your risk of cancer, heart disease and brain damage! This powerful fruit is also an anti-ageing...

Running For Just 5 to 10 Minutes A Day Could Lengthen Life Expectancy

Calling all lazy people, we've got GREAT news for you. Findings from a study conducted by the University of Iowa suggest that running only 10 minutes a day is sufficient to lengthen...

Worst Diet Fad Ever Swaps Meals For Staring At The Sun

If you'd prefer not to read about something that will make you question human intelligence, look away now. The latest diet fad has swapped meals for staring at the sun for sustenance...

This Amazing New Bra Could Help Us Detect Early Signs Of Breast Cancer

A frightening 1 in 8 women will develop breast cancer in their lifetime, so checking those baps regularly for any sign of change should be *top* of your to-do list. But thanks...

22 Things Every January Dieter Knows To Be True

Dieting is hard, man. And there's something about January that makes it so much harder. Perhaps it's the cold weather, or how busy the gym is, or how you can remember that just...

10 Weird And Wonderful Facts Every Woman Should Know About Her Butt

Bum. Butt. Arse. Badonkadonk. Whatever you like to call your behind there’s no way you can stop it being funny. Besides it being the butt of every joke (sorry), your bum also...