Tag Archives: exercise

Wii three kings – in search of the perfect Christmas present

If you’re looking for perfect Christmas presents for your family members, your choices will naturally depend on their age, interests and priorities.  And with the UK public resolved to curtail Christmas spending owing to the recent economic upheaval, value for money is going to be a high priority for everyone this year. One family gift […]

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. […]

Grow old in style – visit a spa regularly

A recent report in the Lancet, based on the analysis of data from over 30 countries, showed that the probability of living past the age of 80 has doubled for both sexes since 1950. The report also indicated that more than half of babies now born in the UK and other wealthy nations will live […]

Beauty treatments: talking facial to facial

Many of us give plenty of thought to our face on a daily – and nightly – basis, adorning it with a variety of lotions and potions, but all the while sparing little thought for the facial muscles that lie beneath. So if names such as risorious, zygomaticus and procerus are strangers to you, you […]

Quick slow, slow, slow, slow – life at spa’s pace

My eye was caught, during a speedy online visit to Amazon the other day, by a book entitled “In Praise of Slowness”, in which author Carl Honoré extols the virtues of eschewing the frenetic pace at which many of us live life these days. My fleeting visit was immediately extended by some additional Googling to […]

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, […]