Diabulimia: type 1 diabetes and eating disorders
Type 1 diabetes is a serious health condition, where a person’s blood glucose (blood sugar) level is too high as a result of their body not being able to produce the hormone insulin. While a lot of people are aware of the physiological risks associated with type 1 diabetes, such as damage to the heart, […]
Excessive exercise: aspiring athlete or eating disorder symptom?
Exercise is a healthy activity that is encouraged in our society to enable positive health and wellbeing. People are often viewed as disciplined if they participate in regular exercise, with their motivation to routinely undertake physical activity even being envied. But what about when someone exercises excessively, to the extent that is causes harm to […]
Mental Health Awareness Week 2021: a healthy mind through nature
This week (10-16 May) is Mental Health Awareness Week, which is hosted by the Mental Health Foundation. Every year, this event seeks to raise awareness of and encourage support for people living with mental health issues, with the focus of this years’ campaign being nature and how it can help to improve our mental health. […]