Post-Natal

We’ve been misled. Unveiling the Truth About the FOUR Pregnancy Trimesters

Did you know there’s a crucial fourth trimester in pregnancy? Often overlooked, this post-birth period is vital for both mother and baby. Our article explores what the fourth trimester is, why it's important, and how it impacts you. Learn about the changes and challenges mothers face during this critical stage and why awareness and support are essential.
Menopause

Finding the Right Fit: Your Ultimate Guide to Choosing the Best Sports Bra for Your Workout

Discover how to select the perfect sports bra with our comprehensive guide. Learn about the importance of a good fit, explore various styles, and get tips on measuring yourself at home for maximum comfort and support. Enhance your workout and protect your breast health with our expert advice.
Post-Natal

Exercises for after you’ve had your baby; getting started in the fourth trimester

You want to get back to exercise after having your baby but you’re not sure what to do. We’ve got the answer for you. Now that you have had your baby and have moved into the fourth trimester, you may be starting to think about getting active again. You may be wondering how to get back into exercise after giving birth. And what exercise is safe for the postnatal period? We’ve got you covered. In this article, we begin to guide you through safe and effective exercises tailored specifically for postpartum recovery, how to adopt gentle exercise to support your recovery in the fourth trimester and give you an idea of some exercises to begin with.
Menopause

How to Create the Perfect Pre-Workout Snack

Fuelling up before exercise isn’t just about curbing your hunger - it’s about setting the stage for one of your best performances yet. Just like a car needs the right type of petrol to run, your body needs the right nutrients to power through squats, sprints, and everything in between. Research has shown that if you eat the right pre-workout snack roughly 30-60 minutes before training, you will have a more stable appetite for the rest of the day and provide the energy required for a successful workout…but what makes the perfect pre-workout snack? This article is your go-to guide for making the ideal pre-exercise bite. One that is packed with energy, easy on the stomach, and delicious.
Menopause

Fasted or Fed: What is the best for women trying to lose weight

Losing fat and losing weight is a huge topic in the world of fitness, and with health and well-being being even more important now than ever before, there is a lot of talk about the best and fastest way to burn fat or lose weight. With 45% of British women admitting to trying to lose weight at any given time, we thought we’d debunk a common question related to this. Is it better to work out fasted (on an empty stomach), or after having something to eat (non-fasted, or ‘fed’)?
Menopause

Is Silicone Bad for Hair and Health? The Effects of Silicone on Each Hair Type

In the realm of haircare, the debate over the use of silicone’s in our hair products has become a polarising topic - leaving many of us wondering: is silicone truly bad for our hair? This ongoing debate has beauty enthusiasts and hair experts divided, with some saying that silicone is the miracle ingredient for sleek and shiny locks, whilst others criticize its potential to cause build-up, weighing the hair down and having negative impact on hair health. Surely this isn’t a one size fits all? In this article, we explore the effect of silicone on a variety of hair textures and what exactly are silicones in our hair products. Our goal is to provide you with a well-rounded insight and equip you with the knowledge needed to navigate its inclusion in your hair care routine, ensuring a decision that best suits you and your individual hair needs.
Menopause

International Women’s Day 2024: Inspiring Inclusivity – Bridging the Gap in Women’s Health

achievements and resilience of women around the world, but also a day with a powerful call to action, dedicated to advocate for gender equality and inclusivity in all aspects of life. The theme for International Women’s Day 2024 is “Inspiring Inclusivity”. In this article we honour the spirit of IWD and this years theme, by bringing to your attention some of hard hitting facts of women’s health, explore the barriers that women face to accessing reliable and research-led information, and discuss how every woman deserves to be educated about her health and feel supported in making informed decisions about her health and well-being.
Post-Natal

Is it Baby Blues or Postnatal Depression?

Bringing a new life into the world is an incredible journey, but it is not without its emotional twists and turns.
Post-Natal

I’ve just had my baby… now what?

First things first, you did that! You grew and gave birth to another human being! …but now what?
Post-Natal

Postnatal Self-Care: Start here When it comes to Your Emotional and Mental Health

If you’re reading this, the likelihood is that you’ve just had your baby. Congratulations! You did it!
Menopause

Why Intermittent Fasting is a NO-NO for Women’s Health

You may have heard of intermittent fasting being the key to weight loss or the best way to control your cravings from a podcast or your favourite influencer on social media. There is no denying, intermittent fasting can help you to lose weight and can be a tool to help those who are struggling with Type 2 Diabetes. However, its impact on female hormones, especially reproductive hormones, is a topic that is not well favoured in scientific research (spoiler alert!). In this article we explore intermittent fasting and it’s effect on female hormones, focusing on reproductive health, menstrual cycles, fertility and overall hormone balance.