Category: Weight Loss

Cycling the Thames Path to London

I loved the freedom of riding a bicycle when I was a child. My youngest son is eleven years old and this summer he asked how far I thought he could ride in a day. We had done sections of...

/ October 6, 2017

Coming up roses for Valentine's Day

An ancient symbol of love and beauty, many ‘live’ roses smell delicious and delicate. But that balance can be lost with distilling and bottling. The magic goes and, all too often, rose ‘in a jar’ is more scented drawer liner...

/ October 5, 2017

Gladrags opens new shop specialising in beauty

The owners of Gladrags on the High Street launched a new business venture on Saturday, February 18. Gladtanz & Beauty is a sunbed and beauty shop offering a range of treatments. Owned by Alberto Costa and his partner Sylvia Smith,...

/ October 4, 2017

B is for, well, bee

The bee’s knees. Bee beautiful. Beauty and the bees. Bees lend themselves to puns, and headlines. And the beauty pages were full of them a few years ago when the Duchess of Cambridge was rumoured to be having bee venom...

/ October 3, 2017

Aromatherapy Associates: Skin SOS

If your skin is naturally dry, and getting drier with age, then Aromatherapy Associates’ Anti-Ageing products are for you. The hero of the range is the Overnight Repair Mask (£62 for 50ml, £79 for 100ml), an absolute treat for dry,...

/ October 2, 2017

Diets Don't Work: Marginal gains

The term marginal gains became familiar during the 2012 Olympic games in London. As team GB demolished the world, head coach Dave Brailsford talked about marginal gains as being one of the keys to their success. At the elite end...

/ October 1, 2017

Beauty blog: C is for cleanser

Spring lends itself to ‘Spring Cleaning’ headlines, and the beauty pages are full of features on cleansers.  I’ll keep this one simple – and limit it to my top five – because simple is just what cleansing should be. Going...

/ September 30, 2017

Diets Don't Work: Is it OK to eat fruit? It’s high in sugar, right?

According to national figures diabetes is the fastest growing health threat in the UK, with numbers of people living with type 2 diabetes having doubled since 1996. Last year 14 billion pounds were spent on treating the disease, equating to...

/ September 29, 2017

Spotlight on Kat Burki: Nutritional science meets skincare

If you’ve got sensitive skin you’ll be used to checking the backs of skincare packs to see what’s in there and what’s not. Even if you haven’t, you’ve probably glanced at the small print and noticed that the first ingredient...

/ September 28, 2017

Health and beauty: Essential sun care

A lot of things get branded ‘essential’ these days. Most aren’t, but sun protection is.  A bit of sun is great for your skin and your spirits, and the right products can help you to enjoy it without negative side-effects....

/ September 27, 2017