Staff Writer, Fitness

Gemma Harris

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Gemma Harris is a Staff Writer for Fitness, focussing on nutrition content, at Saga Exceptional. Gemma has been a journalist for over seven years and is a self-confessed health and wellbeing enthusiast, which led her to specialise in health journalism. During her career, she has worked with top editors in the industry and taken on multiple high-discipline fitness challenges for certain outlets. She is particularly passionate about nutrition; after being diagnosed with irritable bowel syndrome in 2016, she discovered her fascination for gut health and founded thegutchoice.com – a dedicated space for providing a hopeful outcome for people with gut issues. Gemma’s core aim is to help others through her writing.

Previously a freelance journalist, Gemma has written about topics including combatting the spread of health misinformation on social media, how to follow a vegan or vegetarian diet with a stoma and probiotics for gut health. Her work has been published within leading health journals such as Gastrointestinal Nursing and the British Journal of Healthcare Management, as well as multimedia health and lifestyle platforms, including calmmoment.com, StomaTips, Fit&Well, LiveScience and metro.co.uk.

She is the proud owner of two adorable guinea pigs who are far too spoilt and have become her writing companions. When she is not writing, Gemma can be found making a colourful and nutritious meal in the kitchen, walking in nature, at a yoga or spin class, swimming, doing an at-home YouTube workout, snuggling up with a self-help book or meditating. These experiences help to influence and shape the content she creates. And because life is all about balance, Gemma also enjoys having cocktails with friends.

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Articles by Gemma Harris

A couple eating a healthy meal together.
Healthy Eating

7 benefits of healthy eating – and easy ways to reap them

From feeling well to living longer and more, the experts reveal the benefits of healthy eating and provide practical steps for gaining them.

Lots of strawberries, which benefit your health in many ways.
Healthy Eating

7 ways strawberries can benefit your health

From supporting your heart health and reducing your Alzheimer’s risk, here are evidence-backed reasons you’ll want to be eating strawberries (and not just during summer).

Yoga teacher Esther Nagle doing Warrior Two Pose at Westonbirt Arboretum.
Yoga

“I used yoga to get sober – here’s what it taught me about living happily”

Esther Nagle turned to fitness to beat her alcohol addiction and become healthier. She shares what her difficult journey has taught her.

A range of foods sat inside a drawing of an intestine.
Gut Health

15 best foods for a healthy gut: do they feature in your diet?

Look after yourself and your digestion with the best foods for gut health, according to dietitians.

Mixture of bread, oats, seeds, nuts and cereal, which all contain fibre.
Gut Health

13 expert gut health tips – including what to eat more of

Looking for trustworthy ways to improve your gut health? We’ve got you covered with practical steps you can take to achieve a healthier digestive system.

Woman sat in kitchen using laptop and holding her glasses while yawning.
Gut Health

How gut health affects energy – and 4 ways to take action, according to a dietitian

If you’re often feeling tired, your gut health could be playing a part in this. Find out which foods can help boost your energy and ease chronic fatigue.