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Why You Should Think Of Your Body Like Your Car.

  My top tip for body acceptance: think of your body like your car. You don’t have to love everything about it and it doesn’t have to be a top line sports car for you to appreciate it. Much like bodies, cars come in all shapes, sizes, ages and performance abilities. Some people are blessed […]

Universal Owners Manual: Your Body.

Many of us treat our cars better than we treat our bodies. Even if we drive a pretty naff old banger, we appreciate it gets us around and so we do the necessary maintenance to keep it road worthy. Unfortunately, the same is not always true for bodies. We long of a better model, but […]

My Experience of Miscarriage: from guilt to grief and worry to hope.

Miscarriage affects so many people and yet the actual experience of it is so rarely discussed openly and honestly. For many women it is simply too painful to talk about. Everyone’s experience is different, but it is often a complicated mish-mash of feelings from sadness to anger, jealousy and even guilt. When I experienced a […]

Why I Won’t Be Following Hunger Directed Eating

Hunger Directed Eating (HDE) has seen a sharp rise in popularity over the last year, as more people try break free of dieting to find long term, healthy and sustainable solutions to managing their health. HDE promises a lifestyle free from food rules but the guarantee of still fitting in your jeans. It’s no wonder […]

Why the new Cancer Research UK campaign is not helpful.

Cancer Research UK, I applaud the amazing work you do. I truly respect everything you contribute to society and in fighting a shitty disease. However, your new ad campaign helps nobody- to the point of being irresponsible. Michelle Mitchell, chief executive of Cancer Research UK, has said about the new campaign: “Our new campaign aims […]

Why I am moving on from Weight Watchers (WW)

  The rumors are true; I am hanging up my scales and moving on from my role as a WW coach. It’s not a decision I have made hastily or lightly, and it is most certainly not a revolution, or throwing in the towel. Simply it’s the end of one chapter, and looking to the […]

The real reason people get angry about vegans (from a carnivore)

Think yourself a level headed and liberal person, yet find yourself getting frustrated at the growing trend for veganism? Is it their picky demands, smug sense of self-righteousness and moral superiority? Or is it something else? Much like election time when everyone seems to become a political expert (and keyboard activist) as soon as the […]

Martial Arts Guide: Kung Fu

As part of our beginners guide to martial arts, we have been looking at some of the different styles, to help you decide which might be best for you. Today we are looking at Kung Fu. Originate from: China Physical Style: Ones that hit /Ones that wrestle/ Ones that hit and wrestle Kung Fu is a […]

Martial Arts Guide: Tae Kwon Do

So far  as art of our beginners guide to martial arts, we have looked at Karate, Judo and Jiu-Jitu. So  now we are moving from Japan over to Korea to look at Tae Kwon Do (or Taekwondo or TKD). Originate from: Korea Physical style: ones that hit/ ones that wrestle/ ones that hit & wrestle […]

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