Julie Penfold has been a specialist health and wellbeing journalist for more than 15 years and has been a finalist in three prestigious health and medical journalism awards during that time. She has written for a wide variety of health, medical, wellbeing and fitness magazines and websites. These have included Running, TechRadar, Outdoor Fitness, Be Healthy, Top Sante, Doctors.net.uk and The Guardian’s Social Care network.
Articles by Julie Penfold
How to improve flexibility and why it’s important
Working on your flexibility can make doing daily tasks easier and reduce your risk of injury.
Foam roller exercises: 5 key areas to focus on
Ease your muscles and improve post-exercise recovery with the humble foam roller, a simple and invaluable bit of fitness kit.
The best swimming caps we’ve tested that actually keep your hair dry
We’ve tested a range of swimming caps to help you find what works best for you.
Nutrition and mental health – what to eat more of for mental wellbeing
Good (and poor) nutrition can directly affect our mood and mental wellbeing. We reveal the food choices that make a difference.
Open water swimming for beginners – how to take the plunge safely
If you're thinking of taking the plunge, dive in to find out more about how to start cold water swimming.
Why exercise can benefit your brain as well as your body
Spread the news, exercise is enormously beneficial for both your brain and your physical health.