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Eating Disorders & Exercise

Content warning: eating disorders, disordered eating, depression, suicide Written by @movingwithsoph 10/03/21 Last week was Eating Disorders Awareness Week (#EDAW) in the UK and there was a lot of discussion on social media, particularly Instagram. It might have been overwhelming to consume so much important content, but hopefully this blog might be able to help you better understand the relationship of eating disorders with exercise.  Background of Eating Disorders: Eating disorders span across many areas, Read more…

Nature and Wellbeing

03/02/21 Written by Jana Asic In these modern times it’s very easy to fall into a vicious cycle that breaks our spirit, messes up our physical stability and even more so, our mental stability. Our lives have become more and more sedentary, because we do most of our work on computers. There’s less and less time to eat healthy meals, take time to exercise and calm our spirits. Stressful jobs, school pressure, convenient tv schedules, Read more…

Women: Let’s Lift Weights!

By @movingwithsoph Women can lift weights. Women should lift weights. But why do some women still avoid lifting weights? As a personal trainer with many female clients, and as a woman who lifts myself, I am very passionate about women lifting weights. We all know that exercise has such a positive impact on our mental health, so it is no surprise that lifting weights would improve our mood, but there are also important physical benefits Read more…

The Benefits of Running

Thanks to Torzi Robinson for writing this post 03/02/21 Why Build Running into your Fitness Routine? With the general closure of gyms over the past year shifting many of our training schedules, you may have noticed a large increase in those choosing running as their form of exercise recently, or maybe you have got involved as well!  As someone who has being running since I could walk, I have always loved it as a form Read more…

A Personal Account on: Perfectionism

Written by AnnaSophia Gouw 16/12/20 I don’t know the exact moment when I realised that my thinking patterns were a problem, that they were stopping me from doing what I really wanted to do. Sometime in my late teens or early twenties I would say, but it could have been earlier. This year I got diagnosed with inwardly-focussed perfectionism,amongst other things, and during lockdown I’ve been on a journey to learn how to live with this, Read more…

Let’s Talk About… Bipolar Disorder

Written by Kuda Tapatapa 11/12/20 Bipolar disorder is a mental illness that is only ever whispered about. This is despite it being the fourth most common mental health disorder worldwide after depression, anxiety and schizophrenia. This disorder affects how you feel and can cause your mood to swing from extreme highs to extreme lows. The portrayal of people suffering with bipolar disorder as “crazy” often leads to them dealing with their diagnosis in silence to Read more…

Sport’s Hidden Crisis: Men and Eating Disorders

Written by Maria Oliver Smith 02/12/20 As we watch athletes fly across our screens, breaking records and raising the flag for our nation we understand these individuals as figureheads, elite and invincible. However, behind competitive sport lies a hidden crisis… As the Coronavirus pandemic has ceased televised sport, the BBC took this pause in activity to address the stigma around men’s sport and eating disorders. Across two Panorama programmes presented by Colin Jackson and Freddie Read more…

Exercise around your Menstrual Cycle

25/11/20 by Anna Floyd Firstly, why am I credible to talk about this? As part of a project last year I undertook a lot of independent research on barriers to women’s sport and exercise during your menstrual cycle. All of the information in this blog post is based on scientific research journals and articles which I have referenced below if you want to read more!  Your energy levels, pain thresholds, stamina, strength, body temperature and Read more…