The Love Island Effect

Love Island often leaves us thinking about what the show has left in its wake.  This reality TV show, which became a "family-viewing" show, has brought up a lot of conversations that are worth having. Why is it so important? What exactly is body image? Why should we care? Love Island Controversies? I was listening to Women’s Hour on BBC Radio 4...
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Body Positivity, Wait, Don’t You Mean Body Neutrality?

Love your body. Three innocent words that are strung together in an attempt to convey a positive message to all females, yet, is loaded with so many nuances that may leave some women feeling excluded, ashamed and, ironically, unloving toward their bodies. The body positive movement is exactly what it sounds like. The movement aims to encourage ...
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Acute vs. Chronic Stress & What To Do About It

Acute and short-lived stress is a regular part of daily life. Learning to embrace short-term stress and anxiety may encourage a positive response in stressful situations. However, when stress doesn’t go away and begins to become chronic, it can harshly impact one’s health. Acute Stress Identifying the difference between acute and chronic healt...
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The Upside Of Stress

April is stress awareness month and annually health care professionals aim to promote awareness of the causes and cures for our modern stress epidemic. They say stress can kill you and can lead to a plethora of stress-related illnesses. But what is the whole story around stress and can it actually be good for you? While long-term chronic stress...
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Is Sugar Bad For You?

Sugar, in today’s narrative, has become public health enemy number one: The British Medical Association (BMA) has successfully lobbied for a sugar tax on sugary drinks to combat rising obesity rates and type 2 diabetes, celebrity chef Jamie Oliver regularly campaigns against sugar for children in school meals and in his restaurants, and we’re co...
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