Body Image

Body Image, breaking news, photos, comments, social media posts on this topic.

  • Britney Spears
    People

    Britney Spears had the best response to paparazzi who tried to body-shame her

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    Wellbeing

    Let’s talk about how toxic the idea of building a ‘revenge body’ is

  • Melanie Lynskey
    People

    Yellowjackets star Melanie Lynskey has a powerful response to being body-shamed

Latest Stories

Shoppers, some wearing a facemask to combat the spread of Covid-19, walk along Oxford Street
News

What the controversy over a plus-size mannequin says about fatphobia today

The inclusion of a plus-sized mannequin at a London store has been labelled “dangerous” – but it really just highlights the fatphobia that continues today.

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Leah Sinclair
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Strength training for boosting metabolism
Strength

5 ways lifting weights can improve your metabolism

Forget dubious supplements – this the only legit way to change your metabolic health.

Posted by
Miranda Larbi
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Fat people feel shamed by gyms
Wellbeing

A PSA to all the women who have been fat-shamed by gyms: get a Health At Every Size PT

Decentring weight loss from our fitness goals can be transformative.

Posted by
Stephanie Yeboah
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Alice Liveing in pink activewear with dumbbells
Strength

Alice Liveing: “Definitely, my success came off of how I looked”

The influencer talks exclusively to Stylist about why she now believes her body is the least interesting thing about her.

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Chloe Gray
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Charley Ross
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“I broke free from ‘cardio indoctrination’ and it completely changed how I view my body”

One writer shares how strength training transformed how she views fitness.

Bigger woman weight training
Wellbeing

“How weight training helped free me from being all or nothing about fitness”

Time to break the cycle, once and for all.

Posted by
Zuva Seven
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Feeling nostalgic looking at old photos at the gym
Wellbeing

Are your old gym pics causing you to suffer from ‘negative fitness nostalgia’?

It’s time to make peace with the fact that our bodies change.

Posted by
Victoria Stokes
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CrossFit women working out cardio
Wellbeing

How CrossFit is helping women to build better relationships with their bodies and food

Did you know that globally, 60% of CrossFitters are women?

Posted by
Alice Porter
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Woman dancing in hot pants
Wellbeing

6 women share what it’s like to navigate the fitness world in bigger bodies

“No big brand would touch me because I was different.”

Posted by
Ella Foote
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Illustration by Ella Byworth
Wellbeing

Picture of Health: why do women have such a complicated relationship with their health?

Welcome to our new series, exploring what being ‘healthy’ really means in 2021.

Posted by
Chloe Gray
Published
Anonymous women logging body stats on her phone
Wellbeing

Muscle mass, BMI, body fat: the real impact of tracking your body’s data might surprise you

Body fat percentage scans, muscle mass measurements and scale weight aren’t useful for everyone, says one writer.

Posted by
Chloe Gray
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Alice Porter
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“How developing a body neutral relationship with fitness helped me stick to a routine”

How performance-based goals can transform the way you exercise.

How a 30-day fitness challenge helped me to accept my body
Wellbeing

“How a 30-day fitness challenge finally helped me to accept my grown-ass woman’s body”

Daily movement can be a daily celebration.

Posted by
Kedean Smith
Published
Lena Dunham
Celebrity

Lena Dunham expertly shuts down body-shaming comments on her latest Instagram post

“It’s okay to live in your present body without treating it as transitional.”

Posted by
Lauren Geall
Published
Sophie Butler and Shazia Hossen on collage
Strength

How the fitness industry is failing women – and how it needs to change

From inclusivity to motivation, here’s what the ‘new normal’ should be.

Posted by
Chloe Gray
Published
A woman looking away from a mirror in a gym
Wellbeing

“At 39, I finally stopped exercising in front of mirrors – and it changed everything”

Every gym has them but ignoring mirrors may help to improve your relationship with movement.

Posted by
Jennifer Barton
Published
Why yoga is for everyone, regardless of race, age or gender.
Wellbeing

“I’m a yoga teacher and I can’t do half the poses that some plus-size yogis are able to do”

Whatever the Instagrammers might have you believe, yoga should be adapted to accommodate all body types.

Posted by
Donna Noble
Published
Giving up the idea of the 'perfect' body by the time you're 30
Wellbeing

“Why I gave up trying to get my perfect body before turning 30”

Think you’ve got to get shred before it’s too late? Think again.

Posted by
Grace Hetherington
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Ally Sinyard
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“How I’m navigating eating more during RED-S recovery”

Getting my period back means more calories, less exercise and minimal stress.

illustration of woman holding a heart
Wellbeing

“I’ve not had a period for years because I’m afraid to lose my ‘fit girl status’”

What are limiting beliefs and how do you overcome them?

Posted by
Ally Sinyard
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