Made any friends at yoga recently? Visitors to the Iowa State fair this week certainly did... Who's tried #goatyoga yet? Pics: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images
Reactions to the launch of new WW app #Kurbo (aimed at children aged 8-17) have been very strong. We've picked out a handful of tweets that highlight concerns people have of the the potential for disordered eating. Registered nutritionist @rhitrition suggested the app could lead to 'a lifetime battle with disordered eating and poor body image' while @jameelajamilaofficial used some more colourful language. In 2018 a YouGov report found record high levels of severe obesity found in year 6 children. WW say the app uses a "scientifically-proven behaviour change programme" to help children "reach a healthier weight". What do you think?
"YOU CAN BE STRONG AND MUSCULAR, BUT ALSO FEMININE." Meet @sarahd_gb - professional weightlifter and all around badass. "I love my body – it does amazing things. I can lift twice my own weight above my head. As a child, I was bullied for being muscular. Doing gymnastics, I was always very toned, but now I lift, I’m more muscly than ever. I’m also the most confident I’ve ever been, too. Initially, confidence was a barrier for me –I would fake it to stop people attacking my body. But now I’ve played that role for so long, I’ve genuinely started to believe it. I’ve learned not to listen to negativity. When I first started lifting, people told me that I’d end up shaped like a man. But women don’t have the level of testosterone needed to create that kind of body. Over time, I’ve become strong- minded as well as strong-bodied, so when people say things like that, it just makes me want to prove them wrong. I always do my hair and make-up before I go out on to the platform. It serves as a distraction before a competition to help calm my nerves, but it helps me feel good, too. I think because of the way society portrays women, seeing me like that makes girls more inclined to give weightlifting a go. They start to realise that you can be strong and muscular, but also feminine. This body helped me win Miss Continental England. The common stereotype around pageants is that all the women competing are tall, skinny and have nothing between their ears. But pageants today are about positive role models who make an impact on the world. My friends who enter are lawyers, doctors and dentists who want to inspire and empower others. It’s the true definition of feminism." Taken from the Naked Issue - on sale now.
Whether you're #vegan, veggie, flexitarian or simply aware of your meat consumption, you'll no doubt have seen beef held up as the biggest environmental offender, when it comes to your daily fuel. With this in mind, Goldsmiths, University of London, is removing all beef products from sale from next month, as it attempts to become carbon neutral by 2025. Professor Frances Corner, the college's new warden said: “Our staff and students care passionately about the future of our environment and they are determined to help deliver the change we need to cut our carbon footprint drastically and as quickly as possible. "Declaring a climate emergency cannot be empty words. I truly believe we face a defining moment in global history and Goldsmiths now stands shoulder-to-shoulder with other organisations willing to call the alarm and take urgent action to cut carbon use." The National Farming Union called the move overly “simplistic,” as they encourage national bodies to stock local produce (and therefore swerve further carbon from transport) rather than enforce blanket bans. What do you make of the move?
Just 3 times @staceysolomon kept it super real on IG and we've loved her all the more for it! Pic 1. Her weekend post praising her body for creating her beautiful children: "I love my body. Every bit of it. Even the bits that society says shouldn’t be there. Because EVERY bit of it came together to make him. And Zachary. And Leighton. cellulite is beautiful, back bumps add character and tummy ledges are great for resting a baby on." Pic 2. When she didn't let cellulite hold her back from sharing a precious moment: "When Daddy gives Mummy the night off 😂 I almost didn’t post this and then I remembered that... my cellulite is BEAUTIFUL and I used to pray for my boobs to leak. Nothing to be conscious about here!" Pic 3. Showing love for her stretch marks: "I honestly love how much stretch marks shine in the sun! Natural glitter" Yes Stacey! #ProjectBodyLove
@jameelajamilofficial shared something that hit home with *a lot* of women this weekend: Her 'back fat'. Posting the new promo images for Season 4 of #TheGoodPlace she revealed that she made sure to keep her 'imperfections' visible so that other women can see them - by insisting that her image wasn't airbrushed. On IG she wrote: "I’m aware this may not seem that deep, or “brave” but it’s a win for teenage and twenty something me who suffered with such obsessive body dysmorphia and fixation on anything society deemed a flaw. So it’s a little win for teenage anorexic me. 🤘🏽 Tag someone who needs to see this. "We can break out of this prison of self hate together. ❤️ I love to expose all the shit that happens in this industry, to make us all feel sad, so you can see that it’s not you who is the problem, it’s THEM. To any other actors, influencers or models that follow me, please join me in this and fight back against the use of airbrushing that makes others try to reach standards that we a#ourselves can’t meet... ❤️ #freethebackfat" She followed up with a tweet: "Guys, I’m blown away by the response to this. You deserve to wear whatever the fork you like, whenever you like and not feel like you are breaking some sort of “rule.” "PLEASE WEAR the Shorts/strapless dresses/skirts/jeans/bathing suits... it’s hot outside dammit." Swipe to see some of those reactions. It may not be as hot in the UK as Stateside, but we're 100% here for this message.
Looking for a new running shoe? The latest #FuelCell release Propel from @newbalanceuk are here to give the everyday runner a speed boost. The FuelCell collection is all about ultra-responsive foam, propulsion and snappy energy return that can be worn on from the road to the gym. Oh, and those pink accents are 👌
Meet England netballer @amaagbeze "I’m a sportswoman, so I need my body to do a job. It means that I’m more focused on getting into shape to perform how I want to, rather than on how my body looks – how it looks isn’t important. "The reality is that everyone has something they don’t like about their body. As I’ve matured, I’ve come to understand that; some days, acceptance is still a mental battle, but I’m learning how to deal with it. "Being fit and healthy is more important than weight. In netball, players have skin-fold tests to determine body fat composition – sometimes you might be told to shift a few pounds, but that’s because when you’re lighter and have the same amount of power, you can move faster and jump higher. It’s easier to accept when it comes down to pure physics. I’ve been quite body- conscious all my life. When I was in reception at school, I once forgot my PE kit. The teacher made me do the class in my knickers and vest and, when I tried to hide behind my partner, she forced me out as punishment. I already looked different from my peers – I was the only black girl in the class and taller than any of the boys. It’s easy to see how I became self-conscious. "Muscles are still seen as male territory. In the sporting arena, people understand what an athlete’s body looks like, but when I walk down the street, people will stare and make comments. Often they will assume I am (or was) a man because I’m tall and muscular. "It’s why we need to see more physically strong women in the media, to show people just how powerful female bodies can be."
It's best for everyone if you don't ask how I am...
“Fight for it - put your passion into everything you do”. Win or lose, take on Sunday like @nikecourt tennis pro @elisvitolina. Outspoken, defiant and rebellious, 24-year-old Elina stands out on the court for telling it like it is. “Some people won’t like you. You have to have confidence in yourself. Because when you're confident, no one can break you. “Of course people are going to judge you, but in the end it doesn’t matter what other people think. It’s up to you to know you’re making the right decisions and to be confident in your actions. If I’m wrong, I’ll still learn from it. “There are some rules that you have to follow, but others you can create for yourself.” #spon
Congratulations @glouiseatkinson and @gorka_marquez 💕 Former WH cover star Gemma welcomed a baby girl into the world on Thursday 4th July. “She’s incredible and certainly made an entrance, giving us all quite a fright at times! Little Miss Independent already!” Sending all the best wishes to this super woman and her beautiful family!
Ukranian tennis pro @elisvitolina is an inspiration to anyone who’s not afraid of hard work. ‘My parents told me to work three, four times harder than anyone else.’ Growing up girls in the Ukraine didn’t go into tennis. That didn’t stop her. Inspired by her brother she started playing at the age of 5, reached 3rd in the world in 2017 and continues to push for success. “I want to be remembered as a fighter. A fighter for the dream and fighter for freedom. “I don't give a s*** about what people say. I don't care - I do it my way.” #NikeCourt @nikecourt #spon
If your usual period pain remedy is a box of painkillers and a family bar of Galaxy cookie crumble, we feel you. But you might want to reconsider another menstrual management method, as new research indicates that a treadmill regime (stick with us) can reduce the sensation of the devil himself twisting your uterus. . The study, published in the journal Contemporary Clinical Trials, analysed women between the ages of 18 and 43 dealing with period pains over a seven month period. They took part in supervised treadmill training three times a week for four weeks, starting the day after their period had ended. These four weeks were followed up with unsupervised home exercise for six months. . When contrasted with a control group, who stuck to their usual routines, the women in the treadmill group said that they had 6% less period pain after four weeks and 22% less pain, whilst continuing the exercise for an additional six months. (Other benefits reported included higher quality of life and improved daily functioning.) . Dr Leica Claydon-Mueller, Senior Lecturer at Anglia Ruskin University where the study was conducted, said: ‘Women who have painful periods often take steps to actively avoid exercise – after all when you are in pain it is often the last thing that you want to partake in. . ‘However, this trial demonstrated that exercise significantly reduced pain for those people taking part in the programme, and they also reported reduced pain levels after four and seven months.’ . Worth a crack?
‘In my early thirties, I’d go to a gym, grab a magazine, read it on the StairMaster for five minutes and then do a few easy weights. I was just going through the motions. . ‘It’s as I’ve got older that I’ve realised there’s no excuse for not getting it unless you have a debilitating illness: age and weight aren’t factors – just start slow and build from there. The results are what keep you going.’ . Hard to not be inspired by @davinamccall - hit the link in bio for her food and fitness secrets.
Will still probably drink all 3 today though...
For anyone worrying about their #stretchmarks: "I am still working on learning about my body and accepting it. Now I am surrounded by strong and confident women in my household and they also play a big role in the creation of my body image and self-love." Much ❤️ for @strengthmarks
Errr what?? 👀 Amber Rose has come under fire from @jameelajamil for posting this image of herself promoting 'Organic Pregnancy Tea' from notorious detox tea brand Flat Tummy Co. In an initial post Jameela begged the question, "Is this FDA approved?!" While countless others commented with similar confusion and disappointment. According to Flat Tummy Co, it's made with “USDA approved ingredients” such as ginger root, rosehips, lemon balm, stevia, and rooibos. Under the brand’s FAQ, in response to a question over the safety of consuming the tea while pregnant, it states: “We literally made this blend for our babes with babies!” However, the site also states that results from products vary from person to person... 🤔
The male contraceptive pill could finally become a thing! Thanks to a generous $900,000 donation, from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, The University Of Dundee is one step closer to developing a new male contraceptive pill. Their studies could finally allow men to even the odds when it comes to safer sex. At the moment the only contraceptive methods available to men are condoms or a vasectomy, which is usually a permanent surgical procedure that stops sperm from reaching the semen ejaculated from the penis. In what was described as a “major step forward”, the taken once-a-day pill was successfully tested on 83 men for a month by researchers at the University of Washington. Like most female contraceptive pills, the pill, called dimethandrolone undecanoate, or DMAU, contains a combination of hormones – an androgen such as testosterone, and a progestin. The new form of contraception works by lowering levels of testosterone and two hormones required for sperm production. As a result men taking it don’t produce enough sperm to get their partners pregnant. There also weren’t the same side affects that have previously stopped trials from progressing. What do you think about a pill being able to press pause on sperm? Do you think it’s high time?
A lot of love for this post from @rozannapurcell ♥️ ”Body image - it's something we're taught to place huge importance on. We have become completely blindsided by the fact our bodies are A LOT MORE THAN just for show. For a lot of years I based my self worth on my weight and believed reaching certain numbers would bring happiness and success - it doesn't work like that and I guess I had to live it to realise it. But I want to touch on what helped me heal my relationship with my body and food. Firstly a realisation that I wasn't ok and that I didn't want to waste anymore time hating myself & feeling I didn't deserve the things I wanted because of how I looked. I sought help through counselling (cbt) and going to a nutritionist ( even though my eating disorders never really had anything to do with food it was just something I could control) it was really helpful in helping me tackle my ”fear” of certain foods and food groups. Talking to my friends and family, mostly my family at the time because I feel ashamed but more than anything It gave me a responsibility to see it through and learn to manage it because I had let someone else in. In a world of beautiful strangers and comparison try remeber what this place is the highlight reel, that split second you see of someones day, that good angle or edited photo. That's all it is - nothing more.” Reposting in the hope it helps and inspires.
“Is this an advertisement for why women should get tummy tucks?”⠀ ⠀ “Why aren’t there any fit women in this photo? Not every postpartum body is fat and loose.”⠀ ⠀ “Why has society made it ok to bash women who bounce back yet glorify women who can’t lose weight?”⠀ ⠀ “How about dieting?”⠀ ⠀ “Posts like this bother me. Not losing the weight is a choice.”⠀ ⠀ “I’m a mother of 4 but I’m also a smokin’ hot wife because that’s my duty. No way I’d be happy or settle to look like this.”⠀ ⠀ “Photos like this tear women apart.”⠀ ⠀ “So, you’re saying that skinny women don’t have real bodies?”⠀ ⠀ Just a small sample of the comments @thegarciadiaries received for this series of photos showing the beautiful variety of #postpartum bodies. The female is incredible. Let this be a reminder. And in her words, ‘those comments say a lot more about those leaving them thank they do about these women.’ Share ♥️
If ever you needed a reason to escape on an exotic getaway right now it's this: a hostel in Bali where you can play with puppies - and all in the name of relaxation, of course. For travellers in need of a little R&R, Hostelworld's Puri Garden Hotel & Hostel really goes all out to ensure you leave the Indonesian island feeling happy by offering Puppy Therapy, where rescue puppies are brought in for you to hug, play and cuddle with adorable dogs on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons. This isn't the only treat when it comes to the wellness offerings at this Ubud hostel either, as there's free daily yoga classes in the sun, free massages by the peaceful pool area and free healthy breakfasts (mango and watermelon to start the day? Yes please!). Hit the link in bio for the full story!
Pretty much June in a nutshell for us.
Sublime news for all of our plant-based people who would do most things for the opportunity to get involved with a salty dose of KFC: the Colonel’s people have made a vegan burger to meet your finger lickin’ needs. The #ImposterBurger is set to be trailed at key locations across the UK (with plenty in alt-capital, Bristol, as well as the Midlands and London) from Monday the 17th June, for four weeks. Made from a @Quorn_UK fillet cased in the crunchy batter that you usually see piled up in a bucket of drumsticks, it’ll come complete with vegan mayo, lettuce and will be served up in a soft-glazed bun. Cost-wise? You’re looking at £2.99 on its own, or £3.49 with a drink. It goes without saying that, just because this is #vegan sadly it does not mean that it's healthy. Probs not one for the everyday, but a welcome step in making plant-based more accessible. Cock a doodle woo. (Ps - check out the complete list of #KFC joints where the bad boy will be available, below.)* * Bristol - Fishponds * Bristol Bradley Stoke * Bristol - Winterstoke Road * Bristol - Eastgate Retail Park * Bristol - Avonmeads Retail Park * Bristol - Shield Retail Park * Bristol - Keynsham * Bristol - Hengrove Leisure Park * Bristol - The Venue Cribbs Causeway * Birmingham - Great Bridge Retail Pk * Bloxwich - Leamore Lane * Cannock - Orbital Retail Park * Tamworth - Ventura Retail Park * Tyburn - Kingsbury Road * Walsall - Junction 10 M6 Services * Walsall - Park Street * Dudley - Merry Hill Food Court * Stourbridge - St Johns Road * Dudley - Merry Hill Drive Thru * London – Gloucester Road
The ‘plus-size’ @nikewomen mannequins have been causing a stir since their launch last week - with some people apparently finding issue with making fitness apparel more accessible to women of all sizes... Here’s a look at some choice responses to the backlash as well as a video to show just how ‘big’ the model really is.
Stressed about showing more skin on this sunny weekend? Take a note from @thebirdspapaya “Not going to lie. I was shaking. Me. Stripping down the shorts and feeling just absolutely vulnerable. To give you a little understanding of where I was standing, I was facing the water, pools behind me, and a resort with balconies all facing me. Dear goodness this was a test. I felt weird. I felt like I was a blob in pink. I felt like the sun hitting me was going to cast shadows in all the wrong places. Ugh. Why do I do this? We snapped the pics and moved on. I couldn’t bear to really look at them until later. And then, was completely taken aback. I’m sorry, WHAT DID I THINK WAS WRONG WITH ME AGAIN? Because all I see is strong and confident and fierce. The sun was casting shadows in all the RIGHT places. Magnificent. This suit was hugging my curves, not hiding them. Despite all my fears, I did it. I know sometimes you have this feeling where you WANT to rock it but you’re not quite there yet. It takes many many years to unlearn all we have been taught. That we are less. That we are something to fix. That we are something to hide. That is, unless you’re the 2% of women that are socially acceptable (oh and btw they have insecurities too). Let me remind us all that we are also the fabric of that very society. That even in the face of all our fears and insecurities we can show up and continue to shape the conversations and views on it all. We can push past OR we can simply choose to keep taking it all in until we are ready. Babies, health, weight loss, puberty, aging; our bodies have changed a million times over. And I know we think “if only I was just____” no, you already are. Each moment, through each change, we are. Today was a victory. Another day of unlearning. Another moment of trusting myself even when I don’t trust my own mind. A reminder, to not believe everything you think.”
“I was told it was embarrassing how big I had become. I was compared to a bird that couldn’t fly." College gymnast @katelyn_ohashi has been frank about her struggles with body image and the pressure but on athletes (especially in a sport 'with an aesthetic element') by coaches and society. After multiple back injuries and a complete lack of joy for the sport saw her move down from elite to college, she has been able to rediscover her love for gymnastics and open up about her struggles with her shape. "I was trying to work through the pain and crying literally every turn I took. A coach was upset I had put on weight - he said it was why it was hurting. "As gymnasts, our bodies are constantly being seen in these minimal clothing leotards. I felt so uncomfortable looking in the mirror. "I felt uncomfortable walking back into the gym, like there were eyes just targeted at me. I hated taking pictures. I hated everything about myself. Thankfully since becoming a part of the UCLA team she's "found her joy" again. Quotes via The Players Tribune & BBC Sport
One for all our insomniacs; see also, YouTube videos of cats being dicks... What's the weirdest thing you've done to distract yourself from #insomnia ?
#LoveIsland has revealed their cast for 2019 and some viewers are disappointed in the body diversity - or lack thereof - in the new islanders. Swipe to see a variety of responses - including the idea that 'if you expect body diversity from Love Island, it's not the show for you...' 🤔 What do you think? [Hit the link in bio to see all the contestants]
"Your scars show what you've survived. Whether it's a scar from acne or from a Caesarean, it shows the adversity that you've pushed through." #ProjectBodyLove is about celebrating *everything* our bodies are capable of - in Team GB cyclist @vicswilliamson's case that was coming back from a crash that left her nearly paralysed. "In the accident, my body took a battering. I broke my neck back and pelvis and was laid flat on a hospital bed for four weeks. My body lost a lot of muscle mass and I dropped eight kilos. I was left with a large flank wound that was 30cm long and has left a large scar on my back, plus, I have scars down my central spine from the surgery. Hit the link in bio to read about her amazing recovery.
For anyone who ever feels like the least graceful, flexible person in the yoga studio! Just remember #yoga is about so much more than *that* IG shot. “Yoga is not just repetition of few postures – it is more about the exploration and discovery of the subtle energies of life.” –Amit Ray Pic c/o @joe_lizzzzzz_yoga
Will go for that run tomorrow when it's not sunny...
@staceysolomon gave birth yesterday and her partner Joe Swash shared the most moving message: 'This morning. A lot earlier than planned I watched the love of my life, bring a new life into the world. We are overwhelmed, overjoyed and apprehensive of what’s to come. Mummy and baby are well and resting. We are so grateful for all of the love, support and positivity we’ve received over the last 8 months. I’m lost for words to describe how I’m feeling. So for now, I’m going to spend the next few days and the rest of my life falling more in love with these two humans. I didn’t think it possible but, today I witnessed the impossible. My partner, My love, my life, you are a super human. I am forever in awe. Joe X' Congratulations to all ♥️
If you could would you go back to work - even just for a few hours - soon after you’ve given birth? That’s what @amyschumer did. She performed one evening of standup and followed it up with this post “to all the moms shaming me” What would you do? #newmum
It’s #worldmeditationday so make like @griffinfrenchie and take 10 minutes to be mindful. Before you say you don’t have time... 10 minutes is 0.7% of your day and meditation doesn’t have to be done in a yoga studio. Hit the link in bio for our guide to how to meditate even if you basically hate the idea.
Planking with perspective @theperfectmom 💕 There was a time after the triplets were born, for almost two years where I really struggled to love my new body. The extra skin, stretch marks... I struggled to see the beauty. • But I decided I couldn’t live in that place. I knew I had to choose to find the beauty in my loose, stretched, tiger stripes skin, and really find appreciation for what it has done for me. That is where I found beauty. That’s where confidence was birthed. That’s where I began to embrace this beauty. • Yes, my body is different. Yes, it requires grace, time, love, and acceptance. Yes, there is this forever baby bump that just doesn’t go away. I was even asked last week if I was pregnant.😳(I’m not!!). But with all of that comes this confidence and ability to find the new me and know I’m beautiful. I’m strong. I’m capable of anything. My body carried 3 babies into this world at one time and I am so proud. • Is there a part of your body that you struggle to love more than any other part? How can you change your perspective? What is something beautiful you see when you look in the mirror? This is how we change our perspective friends-we find the beauty 💕
No judgement. Sometimes you're just too tired and haven't watched this week's episode of RuPaul yet...
How did you feel about your body at 16? At 19? "No matter how much weight you lose you will never appreciate and love yourself." This week's #myfittestyear yet fits perfectly into our #projectbodylove project and comes from one of our younger followers, proving just how important our relationship with our body in our teens is. @jorosefit: "May is #mentalhealthawarenessmonth so I thought it was only right to show you my personal transformation that was both mental and physical over the last 3 years. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ "3 years separate these photos. On the left I was 16 years old with no clue about nutrition or exercise. I heavily restricted my eating, I was scared of food and I thought that would help me become more confident in myself. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ "It didn’t. It only made me weaker. No matter how much weight you lose you will never appreciate and love yourself because you haven’t learnt to. No amount of weight loss will make you happy and I can guarantee that from personal experience, it’s a draining process that takes more and more away from your life, your family and friends, and you don’t really appear human anymore. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ "After finding several Youtubers (special thank you to @natacha.oceane @gracefituk @jenbretty @stephanie_buttermore ) I learnt new ways to love myself. I learnt that every person and every body is MEANT to look DIFFERENT. We are all made in all sorts of beautiful shapes and sizes and the diversity is what creates the human race."
A lesson in self-love from @thepeenifolk "Being a mum has taught me so much. Especially how to self love. How can we teach our children to love their bodies if we pick apart our own? This body formed, grew and nourished 4 babies, FOUR! This body, MY body, your body is incredible mama. "It is perfect as it is, every section of soft stretchy skin, every scar, every roll. Never have I felt more excited to share a photo with the world! In posting this photo I feel FREE, I feel acceptance, I feel empowered, I feel strong, I feel absolute love and admiration. I hope that by sharing I’ve helped even one mama change the way you view your beautiful body. "This body has journeyed with you mama, BE PROUD of all it has achieved 💫"
Some people dream about winning the lottery...
This is what 6 weeks #postpartum looked like for personal trainer @carlyrowena - so why is it these Insta stars ‘snap back’ so quickly? We’ve been looking into the reality of these new mothers’ changing bodies and want to make sure all the mums we’ve got following don’t see them and feel anything but proud of their own body. Carly: “It breaks my heart to see such a focus on weight loss, when it should be on mental health. “Also, while I may have lost most of the weight and received comments saying I’ve snapped back, my body is a completely different shape now.” Hit the link in bio for the full story on how Carly and others like her saw their bodies change.
Productive Tuesday mornings...
We think real women getting active and dedicating time to themselves deserves celebration. Double tap if you agree! These ladies @sarahs_balance @nourish.glow @whatemilybdid @fandyfit @thatschill_life @happy_healthy_kc @lisabenson1 @nkritzinger have been sharing these moments with us using #myfittestyearyet and we’re here to give them a massive shout out. Get involved for your chance to be featured!
#Competition time! Want to hear from @binkyfelstead IRL at #WHLive? We've got 25 sets of 2 tickets to giveaway! All you need to do is comment below. Multiple entries in different comments will be counted separately. Comments must be made by 22nd April 2019 midnight for competition entry. 50 tickets are available for 25 people, including a ticket for themselves and a ticket for a plus one. Those 25 people will be selected at random and contacted by IG message by 29th April 2019. This #comp is hosted by @hearstlive and not sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Instagram.
Fitness inspiration this week comes from Cactus the #MDS dog! This guy has been accompanying runners across the Sahara dessert, completing every stage of the gruelling ultra marathon so far. According to the race organisers "It’s just impossible to stop him from running, so the organisation treats him as a prince, feeds him and gives him water all the time so he can stay healthy!" 📸:@valentin.campagnie