Health

3 May 2019

Five ways stress can impact your skin

Stress can severely impact both our mental and emotional health, alongside the most visible place of all – our skin. If you believe that stress is starting to make an ...
3 May 2019

How women can put the best energy into their workouts and muscle building

For the majority of the time, women do not need to train differently to men as the principles of building muscle and losing fat are the same. Yet the reasons ...
1 May 2019

How maternal mental health affects relationships

May is Maternal Mental Health Month and figures suggest that between 10-20% of women experience perinatal mental health problems during pregnancy and the first year after having a baby. From the ...
26 April 2019

Six ways to turn yourself into a marathon machine

The infamous London Marathon takes place this Sunday (April 28), and with tens of thousands of people lacing up their trainers in order to pound the pavements for 26.2 miles, ...
23 April 2019

Three hidden signs that your body is over-stressed

With statistics showing that there has been a 28% increase in people suffering from long-term stress and that one third of British people are likely to be stressed for an entire ...
17 April 2019

Could your hormones be making you tired?

Hormones are special chemical messengers, travelling around the body in the bloodstream, between cells and organs. They affect different functions from growth and development to mood and how well we ...
21 March 2019

Olivia Buckland tells Female First why self check examinations are so important

When Love Island star, Olivia Buckland, found a lump in her breast a few years ago, the experience inspired her to encourage people to have conversations about their own breast ...
12 March 2019

It's important to learn lessons when it comes to cervical cancer

The recent story of the death of Julie O’Connor was heartbreaking to read. Bristol’s Southmead Hospital missed several opportunities to diagnose her cancer at an earlier and treatable stage. Before ...
11 March 2019

Five easy ways to check your mouth health at home: #GetMouthyAboutCancer

Every day we brush our teeth, we smile, we talk, we laugh, we kiss - all these activities involve our mouths. Our window to the world. Sometimes we wear lipstick, ...
4 March 2019

How to find out if you're getting the right amount of sleep

It’s weird to think that in our childhood, an early bedtime was a punishment, but as adults we’ll take in opportunity we can to nap. With World Sleep Day coming ...
3 March 2019

Five ways to get your five a day

Everyone knows they should be eating at least five portions of fruit and vegetables a day, but for some of us, this can be easier said than done. Vegetables are ...
15 February 2019

Six ways to stop bloating that don't involve cutting out food

Bloating and tummy distention are often pleas from your gut for a bit of tender loving care. While diet and a hectic social life are common culprits, you don’t have ...
4 February 2019

The damaging effects of blue light on our skin

Puzzled if your skin looks like it’s been exposed to the sun, when you haven’t actually left the house? Beware! It could be a blue light tan! You know how ...
1 February 2019

Seven reasons to make one of your five a day a juice

Many wonder just how they're going to fit their full five a day into their diet, so opting to make one of those five a juice can be the perfect ...
29 January 2019

Five household items you can use in your skincare routine

While we would all love to be able to afford the latest skincare products, for many people this simply isn’t possible. However, instead of being priced out of a good ...
28 January 2019

Taking care of down there in 2019

Thanks to some excellent campaigns and awareness raising, women are becoming very breast aware and know what is normal and what to get checked out, but what about down there? ...
17 January 2019

Gain confidence and become empowered even if you're suffering from hair loss

Hair loss is not only a male problem. Approximately six million women in Britain alone are affected. Despite being a common problem, many suffer in silence. Hair loss can be ...

17 January 2019

Simple sugar swaps: Tess Ward's top tips for cutting sugar by a third

Plenty of us are trying to make simple but huge changes to our diet now that we're a couple of weeks into the New Year. For many, this includes bringing ...
12 January 2019

Hypnotherapy: The new approach to kicking smoking for good

By Susan Hepburn, an accredited hypnotherapist and psychotherapist, with over 30 years’ experience treating clients with a range of addictions and best-selling author of several books including No 1 best ...
11 January 2019

Why you should use the Energy Alignment Method

Yvette Taylor, author of The Ultimate Self-Help Book, renowned Self-Development teacher and inventor of the award-winning Energy Alignment Method® (EAM) tells us how to start the day feeling aligned and energised with this ...
20 December 2018

Tips for those who are staying fit during pregnancy

Finding out you are pregnant is life changing and brings so many conflicting and intense emotions and feelings. For the first 12 weeks the body is flooded with hormones and ...
18 December 2018

Dietitian Hala El-Shafie reveals why most fad diets fail

December more than any other month of the year sees people over-indulge and pile on the pounds in the spirit of celebration, but that does mean that by the end ...
25 November 2018

What to do if you spot signs of domestic abuse

Being a friend to someone that you think might be in an abusive relationship can feel like an impossible position to be in. You want to help, but you feel ...
20 November 2018

Six ways that smart, portable medical devices are changing lives

The bulkiest devices have shrunk down to previously unimagined sizes over recent years. We all enjoy our mp3 players, iPads, smartphones, etc. but the portability of medical devices can be ...