How your mindset and lifestyle can alter your Genetics

You’ll often hear people using the phrase ‘it’s down to your genetics’, meaning it’s something that was pre-programmed into you as a human, from the moment you were conceived. A basic explanation for anyone that doesn’t know is that we all have a sequential genetic ‘code’ of chemicals that together, built into structural proteins that make …

How the ‘Fitspo’ lifestyle can lead to Amenorrhea and Hormonal imbalances

As a young female, hormones and periods may not seem all that important. It doesn’t become apparent until you start thinking about having children, but if you put it to the back of your mind for a few years, you may find yourself struggling to conceive. You may then need to add an extra year or two to that …

Hormonal Acne

During the week I was cleansing my face and I noticed two spots on my chin. It got me thinking that these were the first spots that I’ve noticed in a while. I used to stress over getting spots, because as you can see in the pictures below, I had full on acne a few months ago. I’ve …

My Mental Health journey

  So, bit of a different one today, as I’m going to talk about my story dealing with anxiety and depression. I wrote this piece for a mental health series on the Sports mind blog (insta: sportminds_irl) and it’s obviously extremely personal, but I wrote it with the main purpose to help someone. I know …

The Science behind Mindfulness Meditation – Exercise for your mental health

I know what you’re thinking – Meditation? That airy fairy, voodoo thing that hippies and yoga instructors do? I know that’s what you’re thinking, because that is exactly what I thought until a few weeks ago. Meditation is something that I’ve always wanted to try, but continuously put off as I could never quite ‘find …