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Fitness Blogger Photoshops Own Body To Hit Back At ‘Lies And Manipulations’ On Instagram

A psychologist and fitness blogger is photoshopping images of her body in order to raise awareness of the damaging impact edited photos can have. Stacey Lee has been posting side-by-side photos of herself, with one image natural and another edited, to boost self-esteem online. “One of the recurrent themes I treat in my profession is…

Body-Positive Blogger Posts Best Response To People Who Criticised Her For Gaining Weight

A blogger who received cruel messages about her body has well and truly put the haters in their place with an empowering message about body image. Last month Megan Jayne Crabbe posted a side-by-side image showing herself two-and-a-half years ago – when she was living by a “restrictive diet plan and extreme exercise regime” –…

Five CrossFit Athletes Try To Keep Up With A Ballet Dancer (And They’re Not So Tough After All)

Professional dancers may make ballet look easy but don’t be fooled, a standard barre sequence will challenge even the toughest of athletes.  To prove the point, five CrossFit competitors agreed to take part in a ballet class hosted by Isabella Boylston, the youngest principal dancer with American Ballet Theatre. The results are pretty hilarious. Just check…

You Need To Watch These Dancers Break It Down To Ed Sheeran’s ‘Shape Of You’

Be warned, the above video will make you want to dance immediately, whether you’re sitting at your desk or chilling on the train. The clip shows a group of young hip hop dancers locking, popping and gliding their way through Ed Sheeran’s ‘Shape Of You’.  The routine was created by Los Angeles-based choreographer Kyle Hanagami, who counts…

London Marathon Runners, Here Are 11 Exercises And Stretches To Help Prevent Injuries

The London marathon fast approaching. But while runners will be (understandably) focused on completing the 26.2miles and getting across that finish line, it’s important not to forget the risk of potential running injuries. They can affect anyone, according to the NHS, from experienced runners who push themselves to beginners whose muscles are not used to running. Common injuries…

‘The Runner Beans’ Charlie Watson On Why Running Is The Best Exercise For Mind, Body And Wallet

Charlie Watson hasn’t always been a fitness fanatic. In fact, when she ran her first marathon in April 2012, she described herself as a “non-runner”. Fast-forward to the present day and the 28-year-o has seven marathons under her belt (she’s also running London 2017), more than 25,000 Instagram followers and spends her time travelling the…

‘Protorexia’: Can A Protein-Heavy Diet Become An Unhealthy Obsession?

When eaten as part of a balanced diet, protein allows our body to grow and repair itself. But is there a risk of becoming obsessed with protein to the extent that behaviour becomes symptomatic of an eating disorder? The term ‘protorexia’ has been coined to describe an unhealthy fixation with protein-heavy foods and supplements, such as protein…

Healthy Food Is ‘Cheaper Than Junk Food’ And Price Is Not To Blame For Obesity, Report Claims

It’s cheaper to buy healthy and nutritious food than it is to buy processed junk food, new research suggests. A report from the Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA) used data from two leading supermarkets to compare the prices of 78 common food and drink products, finding that healthier options are mostly cheaper than less healthy alternatives….

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