Calorie challenges, in which anything 5-20k calories are consumed in a single day, are becoming increasingly popular on YouTube. It seems to have become a ‘rite of passage’ for fitness Youtubers to do a calorie challenge – some have even started eating it all in a single meal. It’s easy to see why they do… Read More The Problem with 10k Calorie Challenges
There was a time when #StrongNotSkinny was my favourite hashtag – rewind back to 2015 and you’ll probably find it on all my Instagram posts. At the time, I was new to weight training, and found the idea of focussing on strength as opposed to thinness so empowering. I loved everything the hashtag embodied –… Read More The Problem with #StrongNotSkinny
The problem with our superfood obsession. The rise of the wellness industry has resulted in an explosion of social media gurus preaching that superior health is just an acaí bowl away. Instagram is awash with aesthetically-pleasing assortments of spirulina smoothies, kale salads and quinoa. Is this focus on superfoods really beneficial though? First off, what… Read More Let them Eat Kale!
In recent times, evidence-based nutrition has become cool. I don’t know how that happened, but I’m pretty happy about this development! Influential people on social media have begun accepting that calories are a thing, and that the whole ‘clean-eating’ trend is kinda BS. Or at least some of them are.. I love this change. I… Read More An Apology
‘The hot, new workout that can burn up to 1000 calories’. ‘Best exercises for abs: 24 killer moves’. ‘Get her curves with the ultimate full-body blast’. We see headlines like these daily on social media, blogs, and fitness magazines. They all promise different things, but it generally boils down to this – do this workout… Read More We Need to Talk about Fitness
I’ve decided to set a little challenge for myself this November – to adopt a more positive attitude for the month. I began cultivating a positive mindset over summer, and by the end of August I’d never felt so calm and happy! I had great intentions to keep it up while in college, but I… Read More No Negativity November
There has been a huge movement towards tracking various health behaviours lately, with people measuring everything from daily macros and steps to sleep stages, heart rate variability, and more. Is sleep tracking a useful strategy to improve your health, or just another time-consuming gimmick? Sleep is hugely important for pretty much every aspect of health.… Read More Should you track your sleep?