10 tips for preventing leaks during long-distance runs

April 13th, 2018

10 tips for preventing leaks during long-distance runs

April is a big month for runners in many senses – not only is it traditionally when many international marathons are held, but that post-Easter chocolate-induced resolution to get fit boosts us to get moving.

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Jogger's nipple SOS: nipple care tips for runners

April 6th, 2018

Jogger's nipple SOS: nipple care tips for runners

Chafing. It sounds uncomfortable and feels even more so. Trust us. It’s not something you want to happen anywhere near your nipples, but it does. Any long-distance runner can attest to that (as can breastfeeding mothers). The mere thought of sore nipples is enough to make you squirm, but for some women, it’s a painful reality. If you’ve signed up for one of the many marathons happening this month this article is for you.

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5 expert tips for pelvic floor empowerment

March 23rd, 2018

5 expert tips for pelvic floor empowerment

Women’s History Month is a 30-day celebration of women from every walk of life: their successes in business, innovation, and history. Their roles in mothering, mastering and overcoming adversity. We have a month that highlights the contributions of women to events in history and contemporary society, but there are still things we don't talk about. For instance, women's bodies are still shrouded in mystery and misunderstanding. A fundamental understanding of women’s bodies, including pelvic floor health, is also an important part of female empowerment.

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Watching womanhood: 8 movies in defense of the ‘chick flick’

March 15th, 2018

Watching womanhood: 8 movies in defense of the ‘chick flick’

Sometimes all we need is a lazy weekend. After a long week, there’s nothing quite as relaxing as settling onto the sofa armed with a Netflix subscription, snacks, and (almost) all the time in the world. But not all films get it right. Hollywood is notorious for its problematic portrayal of women; the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media found that between 2007 and 2014, less than a third of speaking characters were women, and less than 7% of the top-grossing films were directed by women. From ‘manic pixie dream girls’, to fluffy ‘chick flicks’ that reinforce outdated gender stereotypes, some movies just don’t cut it in 2018.

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5 issues we need to talk about on International Women's Day

March 7th, 2018

5 issues we need to talk about on International Women's Day

If 2018 continues to build on the momentum of the first few months, this year is set to mark a seismic shift in terms of gender equality and attitudes towards women. In the coming years, we’ll look back on 2018 not only as the centenary of women in the UK gaining the vote but as the definitive ‘Year of The Woman’. To celebrate International Women’s Day let’s take a look at five women’s issues we all need to push forward in 2018.

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7 reasons we still need to tackle taboos around women's bodies

February 27th, 2018

7 reasons we still need to tackle taboos around women's bodies

The year is 2018 CE. We have a Tesla orbiting the earth, robots ordering our groceries for us, and even dating apps for dogs. We've come a long way from the days of hysteria being a legitimate medical diagnosis, and yet despite our relative 'wokeness', women's bodies still remain a taboo topic. Both sexualized and scrutinized, the female form is a historical and contemporary source of cultural myth. This week, we're bringing you a list of seven reasons we need to tackle these harmful (and ridiculously outdated) beliefs.

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Self-love: An Intimate Education

February 14th, 2018

Self-love: An Intimate Education

Valentine’s Day is meant to be a celebration of love, and yet, for some, it can be a dreaded reminder of life without a love interest. But singledom is no reason not to be loved up! Self-love is all the rage right now. As a society we’re beginning to realise that self-love isn’t selfish - in fact, it’s not only essential to healthy relationship with yourself, but with others too. Women are conditioned to think of others before they think of themselves. But there’s a reason they tell you to put your own oxygen mask on first.

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6 self-care tips for new moms

January 31st, 2018

6 self-care tips for new moms

Who better to share their self-care tips for new moms than a woman who’s been there before? No one, of course, which why we asked Jess Solloway, a woman who’s dodged her fair share of sickup and explosive diapers, for her two cents. -- I don't think I’d ever heard the term "self-care" until I became a mom. Suddenly, normal things I did all the time before having a baby—like getting a haircut, taking leisurely walks around the neighborhood, exercising, or having drinks with friends— felt like grand acts of indulgence. They required so much more planning and always came with a twinge of guilt over leaving my baby to do something for (gasp!) myself.

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How to regain your fitness after having a baby

January 12th, 2018

How to regain your fitness after having a baby

When can I begin exercising after having a baby? What are the dos and don’ts when it comes to postnatal exercise? On the blog today we have Sarah Crosby, Women’s Health Physiotherapist at Crystal Palace Physio, explaining the numerous benefits of exercise, with helpful tips so that you can healthily return to fitness after birth. Sarah is passionate about postnatal health and wellbeing, and educating women on postnatal recovery.

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The best moments of 2017: The Year of The Vagina

December 20th, 2017

The best moments of 2017: The Year of The Vagina

At the beginning of 2017 we declared it The Year of The Vagina. And here we are almost 365 days later. Feminism as a whole has had one hell of a year and Women’s Marches around the world on January 21 2017 were just a hint of what was to come.

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