Plus-size personal trainers are trending on TikTok

Growing up as a chubby kid in her Long Island neighborhood, Mauritt Summers, 36, hated who she saw in the mirror. She weighed over 200 pounds, and doctors applied diets and weight-loss surgery to her. It only made her feel worse. Then, when she was 14, her family hired a personal trainer who worked with … Read more

Mental crises are excluded from some state abortion exemptions

By Lindsey Tanner, AP medical writer There’s a cruel quirk to abortion bans in several states, mental health advocates say: There are exceptions for life-threatening emergencies, but psychiatric crises don’t count. no sense to Arizona The mother-of-three became suicidal during her fourth pregnancy and says the abortion saved her life. Or the researcher Kara Zeven, … Read more

“Meeting Women Where They Are”: How Girls of the West Break Barriers to Exercise

It’s a cold Tuesday night in West Footscray, Melbourne, as 30 women gather at a community center, listening to a Proud Yorta Yorta of the Koorie Heritage Trust about Aboriginal culture and history. The women listen intently and ask thoughtful questions. Once the session is over, they split into three groups. Each group does a … Read more

I had a dreaded eating disorder, but now I help others respect the body

What does it mean to be healthy? For Kelsey Heenan, it’s not just a toned body and a perfect diet. The 33-year-old fitness influencer puts mental health above physical after suffering from an eating disorder, which she often discusses candidly. She has 411,000 followers on Instagram. “It basically got to the point where I was … Read more