Tag Archives: body mass index

Weekend breaks in the UK – special gifts for loved ones

There are times when you simply want to spoil the special people in your life with a thoroughly thoughtful and special gift. If this Christmas is one of those times, presents don’t come much more thoughtful than treating a deserving friend or family member to a weekend in the ultimate retreat: a spa. It’s worth […]

Christmas ideas – pampering for parties

You’ve been faithfully watching what you eat and religiously visiting the gym every day for weeks (although it seems more like a lifetime), and at last all your self-denial and self-control have paid off… The zip on the back of your favourite “killer” party dress is no longer stopping stubbornly 10 cms from the end. […]

Why the 70s were so good for us – and why spa breaks are good for us today

Eating unhealthily can damage your carbon footprint. In fact, without being too indelicate, people who eat excessively could currently be generating an extra 60 mega-tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions every year. This rather startling figure emerged from a recent study of eating and weight patterns by the International Journal of Epidemiology, whose main message was, […]

Kick-start your healthy living campaign with a spa break

Is your lifestyle active enough?  If you live in the UK, the answer is that unless you’re an aerobics instructor, professional sportsman or other keep-fit fanatic, you probably aren’t! For despite the fact that couch potatoes are up to 50% more likely to run the risk of chronic major disease, we the great British public […]

To BMI or not to BMI?

With Britain still hanging resolutely on to the dubious title of “fattest country in Europe”, the need to spot and tackle weight problems is greater than ever. Yet, despite mass media coverage of the problem, the UK seems to be fighting a losing battle against flab. The path to a healthy weight is undoubtedly strewn […]