Tag Archives: exercise

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, […]

Strictly spa – first steps to fitness

As press reports continue to fuel excitement about the imminent return of Strictly Come Dancing, the whole nation looks poised to pounce on the remote control and tune in without delay. From 18th September onwards, viewers will watch, spellbound, as a succession of sequin-studded professional dancers foxtrots or tangos their way across the dance floor, […]

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 […]

Day spas and spa hotels – good for therapists too

If you’ve reached a turning point in your career and are contemplating the idea of changing professional path completely, re-training as a complementary therapist is well worth a second look. Alternative therapists take a holistic approach to treating illnesses, using natural methods to restore the body’s balance and seeking the underlying cause rather than treating […]

Calling time on hidden calories

If the bewildering barrage of conflicting advice published by alcohol experts on a daily basis has you drowning in a cocktail of guilt and uncertainty, you’re not alone. With some experts reassuring us that a regular glass of red wine is good for your heart whilst others dangle the spectre of alcohol’s numerous nefarious side-effects, […]

Spa-rty girls: beauty treatments come home

A new type of social event is enjoying increasing popularity on the other side of the Atlantic, as pamper or spa parties become all the rage. So what exactly happens at a spa party and why do people hold them? Well, the answer depends, understandably, on the budget available, the type of special occasion in […]