Natalie Roberts

Freelance journalist, blogger and copywriter

United Kingdom

I'm a qualified journalist and personal trainer who is passionate about creating credible health, fitness and well-being content.

I have more than five years experience writing for a variety of publications, both online and in print, including The Guardian newspaper, Women’s Fitness magazine, The Body Coach website and MTV Fitness website. I also have an award-winning health and fitness blog –

More than a decade ago, I was diagnosed with ME/CFS and a very rare blood condition (neutropenia), and after keeping this a secret for many years, I've recently started to write about my experience with these conditions and how I live a 'normal' active life.

When I’m not writing, I can be found lifting weights in the gym, surfing (badly), learning gymnastics or annoying my teenage son with my singing.

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Beat stress with yoga * We Heart Living

Want to know how to beat stress with yoga? Read on to find out how getting your Om on will help you chillax. New research has found that slumping in front of the TV after a busy day only makes people feel more worried and depressed How do you unwind after a stressful day?

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The Importance of Proper Hydration For Your Overall Health

We all know it's important for us to drink water and stay hydrated. Proper hydration is especially important when it comes to your fitness. It's likely that when you think about dehydration, you picture someone stranded in a desert or something similar.

5 Reasons Smoothies Are Ruining Your Weight Loss

Smoothies are a great way to lose weight because they are packed full of nutrients, so you get a hit of vitamins and minerals whilst enjoying a tasty beverage that fills you up. However, there are things to look out for when making your smoothies, because some could actually ruin your weight loss efforts.

10 Benefits of Gymnastics Training

If you've ever watched gymnastics in the Olympics, then you're already aware of how great gymnastics training clearly is for improving strength and flexibility, not to mention being able to achieve incredible moves that the rest of us perceive to be impossible. But there are loads of other great benefits to gymnastics too.

5 Tips to Help Get You Started With Weight Lifting

Do you want to try weight lifting, but have no idea where to start? These tips will help you to feel more confident approaching the weights room so you can get closer to achieving your goals. Before you start weight lifting, discuss your goals with a fitness instructor or personal trainer to get a plan written up for you.

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5 top tips to boost your happiness, easy achievable steps to get happy

Research by the University of Illinois and the Gallup Organisation and the University of Texas at Dallas has shown that 'positive feelings predict longevity and health beyond negative feelings'. So being a happy person could actually help you to live longer! We are all looking for 'true happiness' - whatever that may be!

The Impact of Stress and Ways You Can Minimize It

Stress. Just that word is enough to make you want to reach for the ice cream, right!? We all know stress is bad for us, and we also know we should try to minimize it in our lives. But do you know how?

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Protein-packed foods * We Heart Living

Gone are the days when protein shakes were the only easy way to up your protein intake. Check out these protein-packed foods to keep your post-workout refuel interesting. Have you seen the packs of pasta with added protein or bread that is high in protein?