Episode 54: Sorting Health Myth From Fact & Strength Training for Women with Amanda Howell
Today I’m joined by Amanda Howell, your not-so-average public health professional. Her foray into healthcare started over 10 years ago when she worked in a specialised women’s clinic, and has also worked with Planned Parenthood as well as in public health policy.
Like me, Amanda is incredibly passionate about debunking health misinformation and quackery that floats around on the interwebs and instead focuses on empowering women to make choices that are based in evidence.
She currently splits her time between health promotion & education as well as nutrition coaching and I’m so excited to have her on today.
In this episode we’re going to talk about:
- Her journey working in health care
- What evidence-based actually means
- The biggest myths surrounding women’s health & nutrition
- Why women should lift and how to gain confidence in the gym
- Plus the issues surrounding commentary on women’s bodies and what we can do about it
Episode Links & Further Info
Amanda’s current read: The Health Gap by Michael Marmot
Purdue Online Writing Lab for analysing research https://owl.purdue.edu/
Amanda Howell holds her masters in public health with additional training in nutrition & women’s health. She owns a health consulting company and uses her social media platforms to dispel health misinformation and guide people towards more sustainable and evidence-based approaches to health, nutrition, and fitness. Health education is her jam!
A large part of her work focuses on dismantling barriers to health equity and drawing the attention away from privileged and unrealistic health misinformation. Healthy lifestyle recommendations should be available and applicable to everyone, not just to those who can afford it.
You’ll find honest (and sometimes uncomfortable) conversations about health and wellness on her platform. She invites you to grab a cup of coffee (or wine), dig into the conversation with an open mind, and grow alongside her.
You can follow Amanda on Instagram @amandahowellhealth or Twitter @amandahowellmph
or check out her websites
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Hi future friends, I’m Sarah King, an Accredited Exercise Physiologist and health coach.
Science, not trends is the foundation of my approach. By nourishing the body and mind with scientific facts we can build foundations for a life of realness, not just wellness.