Category: Health & Exercise

About 2 years ago, I was sat in a doctor’s office, and having a panic attack. I remember the concerned GP handing me tissue after tissue, reassuring the hyperventilating 22 year old breaking down in his office. It wasn’t my finest moment, to be honest. But it changed my life. A lot had happened in the run-up to that...

I keep seeing eating disorder recovery stories pop up on social media sites and a theme seems to be present amongst most. Each individual has faced the challenge of overcoming their eating disorder and have done so well, as I see heartbreaking before and after photos to accompany each individual’s amazing journey...

Have you ever read something you knew could occur, but hoped you wouldn’t have to see happen in your lifetime? Earlier this week, the debate about the price of medication and healthcare resurfaced after Donald Trump selected Alex Azar, ex-president of pharma giant Eli Lilly’s USA branch, as secretary of Health and...

Occasionally binge-eating what felt like mountains of food in one evening is what allowed me to hide my eating disorder for years, not only from others, but also from myself. Binge eating is in itself, an eating disorder not widely recognised by the public. I imagine if a room of people were asked to draw someone with...

In his appallingly written, unintentionally sad piece for Esquire, Giles Coren manages to out himself as the world’s worst dad. Before you have a chance to delve in to the article, the title: “I don’t care what my child becomes… as long as they’re not fat” lets you know that this piece isn’t going to contain any...

I wrote the first draft of this within days of my scan. It was so sweary the company mail filter blocked it. I was still in shock. I’m calmer now, but still startled at the surreal brutality of that day. When the appointment was done, I was in a daze. I got home okay, but dropped my motorbike on our (horrible) gravel...

Looking back, I can hardly believe how long it took me to go vegan. It seems crazy that I was an advocate for human rights for so long before coming to the conclusion that I should be advocating for animal ones, too. Let’s be clear: I don’t think meat eaters are bad people. I was one for over 25 years, my boyfriend is,...

People everywhere are unhappy and struggle with their health and fitness. Many people, such as myself, never reach what they regard to be physically fit regardless of how many goals they achieve, whether it’s dropping those 5lbs, running that marathon or reaching your gym targets. We all have an image that comes to...

With the challenge of doing something along the theme of ‘Mind over Matter’ Liz, Emily and Errol headed to a local climbing wall to overcome some personal (and physical) hurdles.   First of all… Why climbing? Liz: I just like climbing things. I’m literally an anxious primate. Errol: Three reasons: I’m a glutton for...

Disclaimer: No, I’m not a stripper. At pole fitness, we don’t take any clothes off, and nobody’s paying me to do it. Sorry to disappoint.  I’ve been going to pole fitness for just over a year, and I cannot recommend it enough to people with mixed feelings about their body. Thanks to the ever-expanding world of the...