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How To Beat The Block: 15 Ways To Break The Workout Wall

Nothing hurts more than hitting the workout wall at 100mph. If you’ve been dedicated to training for weeks but are now suddenly feeling uninspired to get up and go, we can sympathise...

Brain Food | What are brain foods?

We women are obsessed with food... particularly foods that gives us glowing skin, healthy hair and a beautiful ‘bod’. Brain foods - that's foods that help us with...

Digestion

Digestion is so much more than just a simple tube that filters our food and feeds our bodies. Check out how digestion works and how to improve digestive health. Digestion | How...

Anti-ageing foods

The laws of nature make our bodies age. The body suffers from a process of oxidation that alters and degrades cells. This is caused by free radicals, which are molecules that...

Exercise

Just like a balanced diet, exercise is a key part of a healthy lifestyle. Our guide to getting active. Why exercise is good for you - It increases the muscular power of the heart...

How to get a toned back

A woman's back is one of the sexiest parts of her body. But often when we're exercising we don't give our backs much attention. How to get a toned back Some people have naturally...

Eating healthy in summer

10 commandments to abide by if you want to enjoy your summer holidays without putting on a gram. 1. Follow a balanced diet. in hot weather we're often less hungry so we're more...

Losing cellulite

Cellulite is the pet peeve of many women. It usually appears on the bum and thighs, but can also show up on the arms and stomach. Cellulite is diet-resistant and affects the thin...

Step aerobics

Step aerobics first started in the USA, and both classes and video workouts achieved massive popularity in the 1980s thanks in no small part to celebrities like Jane Fonda. Step...

How to compensate for a blowout

The morning after the night before you look bad, feel worse, have a bloated stomach, a raging hangover, and to make things worse the scales show you're several pounds heavier...

Gentle exercise

Gentle forms of exercises have been in vogue for a few years now and have changed the way we think about exercise. Unlike pounding the pavements, gentle forms of exercise come...

Using weighing scales properly

Some people weigh themselves to keep an eye on their weight and help themselves stay trim, while others see the scales as an instrument of torture to be avoided! Here’s our advice...

Therapy

Seeking therapy was taboo a few years ago, but not any longer. Anyone, at some times in their lives, can go through certain psychological problems that can push us to seek specialist...

How to dissolve conflict

We can't agree with everyone about everything, and even if conflict isn't exactly pleasant, we shouldn't avoid all conflict. Here’s our advice and solutions on managing differences...

How to be a good listener

Listening is the foundation for all human relationships and shows respect for someone, and it can also help with psychological problems. Here's our guide to being a good listener...

Going organic

Want to take better care of yourself and your health while respecting the environment? Going organic means going from being a careless consumer to being responsible about your...

Moving house

Moving house is known to be one of the most stressful times of our lives. Why is it so destabilising? How do you adapt to your new environment? Here are answers to your questions...

Cycling

Cycling is an environmentally friendly and ever more popular sport. As well as being green, it's easy, accessible to all and works the whole body. Cycling is an environmentally...

Ayurvedic massage

Deriving from the oldest medical system in human history, Ayurveda redresses both physical and mental balance. In India, it’s country of origin, Ayurvedic massage is a ritual...

Good fats and bad fats

Fat is full of calories (1g = 9 kcal) and is to blame for weight gain and heart problems, but our body needs fat to function. You have to eat a certain amount of the right fat...

Psychoanalysis

Psychoanalysis guides a patient in the exploration of the subconscious to aid better self-knowledge. Training Check that a therapist who claims to be a qualified psychoanalyst...

Seeing a psychotherapist

Psychotherapists are trained in a specific therapy technique to support patients with emotional, mental or behavioural problems. TrainingThere are no regulations in the UK on...

Seeing a psychologist

Psychologists are specialised in the study of human behaviour. They use tests and discussion to help you get to know yourself better. TrainingPsychologists will have studied at...

Everything You Need To Know About The South Beach Diet

Looking for another way to shed the pounds this summer without going hungry? The South Beach diet could be the choice for you. From first glance, yes this is incredibly similar...

Shiatsu massage

Available in most spas and massage centres, Shiatsu is an integral part of traditional Japanese medicine. It's similar to acupuncture and can relieve a number of different ailments...

10 Rules To Make Your Diet Work

The hard fact is the majority of diets don't succeed. Dieting isn't easy! Here are 10 key rules to help you make your diet work. 1-Set yourself sensible targetsThe biggest mistake...

Infrared Saunas and Swedish Massages: 12 Simple Ways to Detox Your Body

Detoxing your body isn't just about juicing and going hungry for days on end. It's about getting your body back into working order and helping to eliminate the harmful toxins...

18 Ways to Detox Your Home and Your Life

Feel like your life's in need of a major makeover? Feeling down, sluggish or frozen in time? Do yourself a favour and give your home and general life the spring clean it deserves...

Going Cardio Crazy and 'No Pain, No Gain': 10 Mistakes We're Making At The Gym

If you've been working out like a woman possessed but are still not seeing your desired results you could be falling into the trap of these common exercise errors. We've all made...

Make Your Morning Commute Count: Stimulate Your Brain Before Work

The commute to work can be a struggle, especially if you're pressed up against the doors of the train, dodging people's sneezes or sitting in never-ending traffic. It's easy to...

Want To Stay Younger For Longer? Eat These 25 Healthy Foods For Anti-Ageing

If you're worrying about anti-ageing then we've got one message for you - PLEASE don't just fixate on your skin. The key to a healthy, young looking (and feeling) body is to nurture...

Is This The Most Extreme Workout Ever? 10 Things You Need To Know About Skinny Bitch Collective

We’re not spending all day on Millie Mackintosh’s Instagram or anything, but lately we can’t help but notice one man in particular popping up ALL THE TIME – Russell Bateman of...

The 10 Best YouTube Tabata Workouts To Get Fit Fast

​What if we told you that you could achieve the physical benefits of an hour-long cardio workout in just four minutes flat? Well, the ass-kicking Tabata exercise craze claims...

Is Snoring Ruining Your Relationship? 10 Ways To Stop Him Snoring For Good

Are you tugging and rolling in bed? Putting a pillow over your head? Sleeping in separate beds? There’s no doubt that loud, hoarse breathing while you’re trying to sleep is anything...

The Best Ways To Add Fibre Into Your Diet

One nutrient that is totally underrated - and under-consumed - is fibre. A look at your diet may reveal that you're not eating the recommended amount of 25 grams per day. Fibre...

The Truth About Lady Bits: 20 Facts You Might Not Know About Your Vagina

Your vagina is pretty damn amazing - it has the power to give birth, self-clean and keep you and your partner pretty happy (endorphins anyone?). But there's still a fair few facts...

Look Younger, Lose Weight & Relax: The 12 Surprising Health Benefits Of Green Tea

We’re guessing that if you’re reading this, you’ve heard about the ‘magical’ powers of green tea to transform your latte-ridden behind into a detoxified temple, right? Right....

Superfood Spotlight: 10 of the healthiest food choices

With all the media hype and advertising ploys, it can be all too easy to fall for scams when shopping for good-for-you produce. If you really want to know the sure-fire way to...

Breast cancer: Preventative drugs to be offered to 500,000 women on the NHS

The fight against breast cancer has had another triumph as thousands of women across the UK with a family history of the disease are set to be offered preventative drugs on the NHS...

There's A Real-life Wine Therapy Spa And We've Already Packed Our Bags

When you ask a woman what is most precious to her in the world, she will answer with two things: wine first, and spa days second. We can't help it, they are what we love and cherish...

The Japanese Adult Wrapping Trend Is As Terrifying As It Sounds

*Warning* those suffering with claustrophobia should proceed with caution, because this is the stuff of nightmares. We get it, the Japanese like to get innovative with their products...

The Rash From This Woman's Bra Turned Out To Be Stage 4 Breast Cancer

When Jennifer Cordts first noticed a red sunburn-like rash on her breast in 2015, she thought it would be best to get a mammogram to double check. Her test came back normal but...

Two Glasses Of Wine Before Bed Will Help You Lose Weight, Apparently

Not a day goes by without either a new health food or impossible gym move being deemed the secret to maintaining a banging, bikini body. But it seems we've been wasting our time...

Scotland Is Giving Women On The Poverty Line Free Tampons

In a world where we women are required to pay tax on vital hygiene products, it's refreshing to hear news of an initiative that's attempting to make the time of the month more...

This Mum Was Left Paralysed After An Orgasm Led To A Brain Haemorrhage

There are plenty of things that you just don't want to happen when you're getting fresh: losing 'momentum', accidentally spotting yourself in the mirror at an unflattering angle...

A Female Fitness Model Has Died After Eating Too Much Protein

When you try something new, it's like stepping into the unknown. No matter what it is, you do it with the mentality that, really, what's the worst that could happen? Unfortunately...

5 Ways To Gain More Confidence

Self-confidence varies from one person to another. While some have no problem glowing with confidence no matter what they're wearing or what they're doing, others struggle to...

5 Amazing Classes That Will Change The Way You Look At Exercise

For everyone who has persevered with their fitness regime as a January resolution, we salute you. But if the gym has started to become a little tedious, and if you don't think...

We Tried ALL The Hangover Cures to See Which Ones *Actually* Work

If you're one of those delusional people who still believe one glass of wine won't turn into crawling in bed in the early hours of the morning with your dress still on, we think...

10 Simple Ways To De-Stress At Work

We all have stress at work at one point or another. For some, it’s mild and inconsequential. For others it can have more serious effects, such as triggering health issues like anxiety...

Blogger & Body Builder Hayley Madigan Talks Fitness, Food & Finding Her Body Confidence

Health and fitness blogger Hayely Madigan is on a weight lifting mission and if her abs are anything to go by, she's heading for a straight win at the natural bikini body building...

The Blood Group Diet: Can Your Blood Group Actually Help You Lose Weight?

Diets sure are tough. They make you moody and hungry (and even a combo of both known as angry) and that's no fun for anyone. But there could be a solution to this dieting dilemma...

Wingardium Levi-YOGA-sa! This Harry Potter Yoga Class Is Totally Magical

The world, by this point, is more than accustomed to every type of yoga class imaginable - if the hot and laughing varieties weren't enough, a class in Texas has taken it to the...

17 Things That Are All Too Real For Girls With Chronic Period Pain

Periods, they ain't nice for anyone. But when the worst time of the month is made all the more horrific by cramps so bad they feel like you're being violently kicked in the lower body...

People Are Getting Seriously Burned By Their Margaritas And It Should Be A Warning To Us All This Summer

There ain't nothing better than an ice-cold cocktail on a hot summer's day, but put down that margarita for a second and read this, 'cos you could be putting yourself at risk...

9 Things That Will Help You Sleep Like A Damn Baby

A lot of people find it tough to drift off to sleep at night. It seems that all of the thoughts you push aside during the day fall on you before bedtime, so instead of drifting...

Body Scrub, Make-up Remover and Moisturiser: 8 Beauty Hacks For Every Coconut Oil Fan

Everyone knows coconut oil is the staple of every health nut's cupboard. The white stuff is having a real moment in the limelight right now, and it's not hard to see why: from...

This Girl's Five Stone Weight Loss Is A Lesson In Loving Yourself No Matter What Your Size

Losing weight is tough. We all set out on our separate weight-loss journeys with the same goal in mind: to get healthy. But the road is treacherous: there will be pit stops and...

Going Gluten-free? 10 Top Tips On How To Go Gluten Free

If you're thinking about making the transition into a gluten-free life, we're here to help. In honour of Coeliac Awareness Week, we've rounded up our top 10 tips on how to go...

Why Staying Up Late Can Be Toxic For Your Health

Every morning, I wake up wanting to curl up in the cocoon I made for myself with my duvet and go straight back to sleep. I snooze my alarm at least three times and chug down several...