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12 Things Only Fit Freaks Have To Deal With

Losing weight and getting toned isn't the reward trip people think it is. Of course, we love seeing results, but as they say 'no pain, no gain'. Think us gym goers have it easy...

The Amazing Health Benefits Of Pumpkin Seeds You Never Knew

Don't be fooled, aside from carving spooky faces and baking pumpkin pies there are tons of other things pumpkins are good for, like your health! Especially when it comes to pumpkin...

Screw Gym Prep! A Glass Of Red Wine Could Be Just As Beneficial As One Hour At The Gym

Sounds like an ambitious statement, right? Well, we're serious. Science says that a single glass of red wine could actually carry the same heath benefits as a one hour sweat session...

Do You Know Your Normal? Be Breast Aware With A #CHECKYOURSELFIE

When was the last time you checked your breasts? Ages ago, right? Girls, it's time we changed things! The Sofeminine team is standing up against breast cancer with a #CHECKYOURSELFIE...

10 Things You Need To Know About A Tough Mudder Before Signing Up

​Ever fancied running through fields of mud for 12 miles? How about getting electrocuted and dunked in pools full of ice along the way? No? What's wrong with you! Forget running...

Stress Less: 18 Habits To Harness for a Happier Life

Constantly in a panic and not sure how to cope? Whether you become angry and agitated or depressed and blue, dealing with stress is anything but easy. The good news is there are...

Beautiful Skin & A Healthy Heart: 7 Of The Best Omega-3 Benefits

If you suffer from fatigue, memory problems and mood swings, omega-3 could be the answer. Not only are the celebs lapping up so much of the stuff that it's a miracle there's some...

HPV home kits for cervical cancer: TAMPAP launch

Urgh smear tests. We shudder at the thought. But what if you could detect whether you were at risk of developing cervical cancer from the comfort of your own home? Sounds interesting...

Learning to be patient

Patience is a virtue, but is it one of your strengths? Do you get irritated by long queues, lateness or slowness? Learning patience is useful and teaches you to live more serenely...

Detox

Detox treatments are very popular in the US, particularly with Hollywood stars. They purify the body, giving it a break from diet evils and toxins. The benefits of detox include...

Good sports for burning calories

We all know exercise helps you lose weight, but some types of intensive exercise burn more calories than others. Less effort for more effect? We all know exercise helps you lose...

How to get the most out of your sauna

The tradition of sauna was born in Scandinavia 2000 years ago, and has little by little invaded our spas, gyms and beauty therapy centres, as well as (for the lucky ones) in homes...

Vegetarian diets

Vegetarian diets are becoming increasingly popular as meat prices as well as health concerns rise. Many people are cutting down or cutting out meat in favour of a full vegetarian...

How to keep your cool

Trouble at work? Nosy neighbour? It’s not always easy to keep your cool under these and many other circumstances. Here’s some advice to apply every day to help you develop a zen...

How to burn calories

Overweight problems are usually due to an imbalance of energy intake, i.e. calorie intake is higher than calorie consumption. To lose weight you need to reduce your calorie intake...

Choosing sports shoes

Exercise requires the right type of sports shoes. Selecting the right pair will help to absorb shocks, protect your back and joints, and avoid injuries. Here's our advice. Get...

Calories in meat

It's a common myth that meat makes you fat. Some types of meat, particularly ones that are high in saturated fat, should be eaten in moderation, but many meats are low in fat...

Reduced fat, low calorie and sugarfree products

Light versions of products that are bad for your waistline may be low in fat or sugar, low in both fat and sugar, or just low in calories. According to regulations, for a product...

Dysmorphophobia

It's normal to have little hang ups, but when these become an obsession it can turn into a condition called dysmorphophobia. It describes a conviction that the sufferer is ugly...

10 Things Every Contact Lens Wearer Should Know

What’s the most important but most overlooked part of our bodies? Yep it’s our eyes. But seeing as there are around 3.7 million contact lens wearers in the UK alone, you’d think...

How tired are you? Suffering with sleeping problems

How much sleep did you get last night? Five hours? Six hours? Or were you one of the few lucky ones who got a full eight? Most of us can’t remember the last time we had an uninter...

Energy, Weight Loss and Brain Power: 10 Essential Health Benefits Of Iron

If you're feeling tired, winded and out of sorts you could be deficient in iron. This element is essential to our health in SO many different ways. So if you have NO explanations...

Restore Your Health And Vitality! How To Balance Your Hormones Naturally

Crappy moods, low energy and unexplained weight gain? These are all symptoms of hormonal imbalance. Before your mind skips straight to menopause, hormonal problems can actually...

Muffin Tops Be Gone! Everything You Need To Know About The Wheat Belly Diet

We couldn't help but raise our eyebrows when the wheat belly diet hit British shores. Is 'whole hearty wheat' really a burden to good health and wannabe beach bodies? Well according...

A Flat Tummy And Gorgeous Skin? The 12 Amazing Benefits Of Papaya

Is there really one fruit that can give you fresh glowing skin, regular periods and a flattened tum? Yep. You better believe it. Papaya, AKA 'the fruit of the angels' is well...

More Than Just A Pong! All You Need To Know About The Amazing Benefits Of Garlic

Garlic, the underrated health hero better known to flavour dishes (and blamed for its bad breath tendencies) is our latest obsession. With infection fighting power, immune boosting...

Why You Should Go Nowhere Near A Waist Trainer

Great. Another thing you should add to the list of 'Things The Kardashians Do That You Should Never, Ever Try' (ahem sex tape, Kanye West... the list goes on). Khloe Kardashian...

25 Reasons You're Feeling Tired All The Time

Sick of feeling so sluggish and sleepy all the time you're almost dropping off at your desk, but not sure what to do about it? We all love our beds, but life has a way of throwing...

25 Reasons Why Running Is The Ultimate Workout

​Have you ever noticed how runners always seem to be happy and upbeat, no matter what? It's not a coincidence. Running has so many benefits that it's hard to see how any other...

The Most Nutritious Superfood On Earth? 12 Amazing Health Benefits Of Spirulina

Clearly the Aztecs knew a thing or two about superfoods! This blue-green algae has been a vital source of health for centuries and for good reason. A spoonful of powder will have...

27 Habits Every Girl Should Pick Up In Her Twenties

Your twenties are the perfect decade to set yourself some good habits that'll last a lifetime. Here are the rules for a happier, healthier forever. 1. Stand Up Straight Want a...

Time for Tea! Study Shows Earl Greys Helps Fight Heart Disease

Good news for Brits everywhere! Scientists have discovered that the bergamot found in Earl Grey tea could be as effective as statins for controlling cholesterol. So as you sit...

Can't Stop Lighting Up? How To Quit Social Smoking Once And For All

If you're a part-time puffer who can't resist lighting up when you're out, it's time to face up to your social-smoking habits. We're all aware of the dangers (cigarette packs...

National Eating Disorder Awareness Week: Support The Cause

It’s Eating Disorder Awareness Week, so now more than ever, we all need to know the facts about this health problem that affects millions. Every eating disorder is should be taken...

Vegan Diet: The Secret To Beyonce’s Dramatic Weight Loss

If there’s one thing we know as fact, it’s when Beyonce makes a statement we all bow down. So when she performed her new single at the 2014 Grammy Awards with hubby Jay-Z looking...

On Your Marks, Get Set, Go! Training Tips For Your First Half Marathon

Have you decided to take the plunge and train for your first half marathon? We salute you for bucking up the courage and signing up, because once you're in gals, there's no turning...

How to make your workout routine more exciting

If the thought of facing your usual workout routine leaves you cold, then it could be time for a workout shake-up. Fun is the buzzword here and we've got just what you need -...

Sugar Alternatives: The facts about sugar and its substitutes

The majority of us want to cut down on our sugar intake but where on earth do you start? With programmes on TV telling us we’re eating too many 'toxic' sugars and warnings about...

Turns Out Coffee IS Good For You! The 10 Secret Health Benefits

Fatigued faces and grouchy-morning moods often rely on the aromas of a freshly-brewed cup of coffee. But with an army of skeptics claiming "coffee is bad for you", is it true...

Food intolerances: The facts, symptoms and treatments

Does feeling, tired, bloated and headachy all sound familiar? New research shows that food intolerances could be behind these symptoms and rather than putting up with them, there...

10 Wonders Of Protein Foods: The Facts Every Girl Needs To Know

If you're struggling to get enough protein in your diet you might want to refresh your memory as to why this p-word is so important. Protein can help support your body on so many...

Tabata: The 4 minute workout wonder

If we told you that you could get Kelly Brook’s bod in 4 minutes you’d probably think we were lying right? What about if we told you that that same 4 minutes could see you burn...

The Twerkout: The newest dance fitness craze

Miley Cyrus’ twerk-tastic VMA performance hasn’t just gotten tongues wagging, it’s also gotten butts everywhere shaking as women try their hand at the on-trend dance craze. With...

Chlorella smoothies: The secret green smoothie that stars and supermodels swear by!

OK we get it, celebrities like sipping on a healthy smoothie or two, but there is something about the latest smoothie-selfie from Millie Mackintosh that has caught our eye. The...

The World's Healthiest Food? 10 Reasons You Can Live Off Avocados Alone

This delicious, creamy superfood is just too good to pass up. With over 25 nutrients and an infinite number of benefits for your skin, hair and health it's not surprising that...

Is Oil Good For You? The Amazing Health Benefits Of Avocado Oil, Walnut and More!

Is oil actually that good for you? Well yes. Despite popular belief that oil is fattening, if you pick the right one, oils can actually provide your body with nutrients to help...

Combat Anxiety, Improve Creativity And Boost Brain-Power: The 10 Benefits of Meditation

The majority of us are mentally multi-tasking our way to an early grave. We don't need to stress you even more by listing the reasons why, it's obvious: life is hard. But CEOs...

21 Reasons Why Yoga Is The Best Workout Of Them All

Just because everyone loves something, doesn't mean it's any good, right? But we have to admit that when people rave about the benefits of yoga, they have a pretty good point...

The Miracle Tree? 10 Amazing Health Benefits Of Tea Tree Oil

We've heard how good it is for spots but dabbing tea tree on your zits isn't the only thing this oil is good for. In mouthwashes, moisturisers, ointments, shampoos - the variety...

A women's anti-perspirant and deodorant that works!

We've tried all sorts of women's anti-perspirants and deodorants at SoFeminine but still those pesky sweat patches threaten to ruin our lovely summer outfits. Sometimes you have...

The Fricker method

You might not have heard of the Fricker Method but if you want a way to lose weight without having to crash diet then you might want to pay attention. The Fricker diet, also known...

The Paleolithic diet

The Paleolithic diet was never invented as such: it involves eating what our earliest human ancestors ate! In 1985, the American Dr Eaton revived the Paleolithic Stone Age diet...

The Atkins diet

The Atkins diet is always going in and out of fashion and has been a little bit controversial to say the least. But seeing as Kim Kardashian tweeted out yesterday that her incredible...

Beat the winter blues

Winter is in full force and you may find yourself feeling tired and sad, sleeping more than usual and turning more often to comfort foods. Maybe you have a bout of the winter blues...

Fighting cellulite

Cellulite is every woman's bête noire. It's a nasty form of fat stored just inderneath the skin where it forms dimples and gives your skin that dreaded orange peel effect. It...

Aquaerobics

Exercising in the water rather than in the gym? Now there’s a good idea: it’s more fun, easier and more efficient. Here’s our guide to the pool fitness craze. Exercising in the...

Carbohydrate

Like protein and fat, carbohydrate is a nutrient that provides our bodies with the energy they need. Here's everything you need to know about carbs. Like protein and fat, carbohydrate...

All the benefits of Vitamin C

Known for its anti-fatigue properties, Vitamin C also provides the body with ascorbic acid, which is important for more than one reason. Here's everything you need to know about...

Body fat monitors

It's useful to know how much you weigh, but if you're keeping a close eye on your health and your waistline, it's also good to know your body fat and even muscle content. You...

Food combining diets

As the name suggests, a food combining diet involves not eating certain types of foods at the same meal or even during the course of the same day. The theory is that you put on...