Category Archives: In The Media

07Nov/15

Girls in the UK have less Self Esteem than most countries in Europe- a BBC feature

Schoolchildren in England are among the most unhappy in the world according to a new report. The Childrens’ society say English girls between the ages of 10 and 12 were unhappier with their appearance than girls in Nepal, Romania, or Ethiopia. Here in the South, some of us from the Women In Fitness Empowerment movement are trying to address that.

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BBC South covered the story, you can watch the video footage here. 

04Nov/15

UK Sugar Report & “Sugar Tax” – WatchFit Experts Respond Pt. 2

Following on from Part 1, explore Watchfit Experts thoughts on the role and responsibility of advertising and so-called ‘health’ foods . They also offer practical advice on how to curb the obesity epidemics, and the responsibility we all have to ensure a healthy future for our communities.

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The ‘Healthy’ foods that aren’t

Read the second part of the article here.

04Nov/15

UK Sugar Report & “Sugar Tax” – WatchFit Experts Respond Pt. 1

PHE Report: sugar & an increase in obesity

Sugar. It is definitely not good for you, but a controversial report released by Public Health England suggests that it may be the cause for the excessive and life-threatening rise in obesity witnessed over the past 30 years.

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WatchFit Experts Respond

We’ve reached out to four of our fantastic experts to share their opinions on this PHE report, sugar and obesity from both a local and international viewpoint. Thank you to Carolina Brooks, Polly Hale, Sinead Loughnane and Julie Meek for their invaluable insights in this two part series.

Read the article on Watchfit here.

11Sep/15

Are Mums under pressure to lose the babyweight? LBC Radio Interview

Maintaining a healthy weight during pregnancy is important for the health of both Mother and baby.

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Getting back to a healthy weight is also important after the baby’s birth.

But how fast should a women lose the baby weight? Are women under too much pressure to lose weight quickly?

The topic was discussed on LBC Radio and I was interviewed on the subject.

Listen to the interview here. 

07Sep/15

The Plus Size Debate, for The Sun’s Fabulous Magazine

Is it time to ditch plus-size labelling?

With almost a third of UK women considered plus-size, many believe the term is now meaningless.

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WHEN Australian fitness brand The Upside launched its new ad campaign earlier this year, it could never have foreseen the furore it would spark.

Designed to celebrate all body types, its promo shot featured five inspiring women – with one, the curvaceous model Laura Wells, representing plus-size.

But Laura is just a size 14 – which sent clicktivists into overdrive.

Within hours, the hashtag #droptheplus was trending worldwide, as the campaign declared: “The fashion industry is one of the world’s most influential industries on women.

“To label a size ‘plus’, when it actually encompasses the majority of women in the world, is not only harmful, it’s absurd!”

Click here to read the rest of the article along with my comments on the Sun Newspaper’s Fabulous Magazine webpage.