Lydia Smith

Lydia Smith

Freelance Journalist

Lydia Smith is an award-winning journalist and feature writer who has written extensively on women's health, mental health and human rights. 
She had worked for national newspapers and magazines, including The Independent, The Daily Telegraph, the New Statesman, Stylist, NetDoctor, Refinery29, Vice and others.

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Recent articles

How to become someone who loves exercise
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How to become someone who loves exercise Feature

We all know exercise is good for us, boosting self-esteem, mood and energy, as well as reducing our chances of heart disease, cancer and depression. It's not always as …

How much period pain is normal?
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How much period pain is normal? Feature

Most women will experience menstrual cramps at some point in their lives, which can range from a dull ache to sharp pains. For some, period pain can be managed with …

How money worries can affect your health
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How money worries can affect your health Feature

Lots of us worry about money from time to time, but for some people, the stress and anxiety caused by financial concerns can have a serious impact on their well-being. …

This is what happens to your body when you stop drinking alcohol
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This is what happens to your body when you stop drinking alcohol Feature

Many of us are guilty of overdoing it when alcohol is concerned, particularly around the festive season. Overall, however, young people are drinking less alcohol than …

What to do if you feel lonely
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What to do if you feel lonely Feature

Loneliness is a growing epidemic in the UK with 2.4 million adults feeling lonely, according to recent data from the  Office for National Statistics . But what's this …