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Health & Wellbeing

This section is packed with news, tips and features on men’s, women’s and family health. Get the very latest in weight loss, diet and nutrition. From weights to cardio, and yoga to pilates exercises, we’ve got everything you will need to know to stay in shape.

The low down on cholesterol

News about cholesterol has been around forever, but like so many other things, there has been lots of misinformation. So, let’s take a real look at cholesterol. Firstly, cholesterol is needed. It is...

Words by Priya Joshi In a charming London street near St Paul’s you’ll find Sashmara Beauty salon, tucked away in a corner of Toni and Guys. The prime location a stone’s throw from St. Paul’s...

Whether it’s yoga, meditation or just some me-time you crave, here’s how you can enjoy a peaceful retreat without leaving the home. If you haven’t considered an at home retreat before, perhaps you’ve...

Words by Lorelle Williams Most people are now familiar with full body cryotherapy, a procedure that involves standing in a chamber of up to -90C for three minutes (because any longer would literally kill...

The long hot summer may already seem but a distant memory, but that doesn’t mean it’s time to give up on your efforts to keep fit and healthy. Whilst it might seem tempting to cover up in a big, cosy...

With National Fitness Day on Wednesday 28th September fast approaching, and the use of the #runitfast hashtag hitting 1.2 million posts on Instagram, fitness expert Erny Peibst has picked 10 stunning Island...

The sleepy town of Santanyi in Spain has something special to offer those in need of a health overhaul as well as a bit of culture, discovers writer Nilufer Atik When most people think about a luxury break,...

Very few people are likely to argue against the importance of exercise as an aid to good health and fitness. The problem is that with our busy lifestyles and the demands of work it isn’t always easy...

With National Spa Week (September 10-17) in full swing we spoke to Jason Goldberg, managing director of leading spa booking agency SpaSeekers.Com, for his top tips on booking the perfect spa break. DO...

Kate Winstanley has gained the reputation as one of London’s leading acupuncturists. She has become highly-sought after for her powerful health-restoring treatments. Known for her lasting results...

It’s official – the Swiss are good at everything. We sent Pippa Park to one of Europe’s finest medical spas to discover the art of relaxation… Sometimes you just need to run away and recharge your...

Healthcare is a sensitive topic, and even often the most comprehensive private cover can leave you feeling as though you can’t always immediately access the help you need. With appointment wait times...

Many people – both men and women – suffer from low libido at some point, and with today’s fast-paced, always-on way of life, it’s little wonder that stress in the leading cause. Add to that the...

Words by Lorelle Williams The location: Thai Square Spa, a subterranean luxe day spa, is located smack bang in Central London, just a three minute walk from both Charing Cross and Embankment tube stations. The...

Yoga is an ancient practice which strengthens the body and uses the breath to quieten the mind. In an increasingly stressful world, yoga has become more and more popular as a practice to bring calm and...

Money can buy you many things, but health is the one thing you can’t put a price on – and many of us would go out of our way to ensure that both we and our loved ones have the very best in primary...

Words by Lorelle Williams “The aim of The Facial Bar is to provide a service where proper, medically based facials are available at an affordable price and in a convenient, quick way. This means...

High in Omega 3 fatty acids, sushi is part of a Japanese diet that’s said to increase life expectancy. With the growing popularity of sushi in the UK we asked leading nutritionist Alix Woods to reveal...

When it comes to weight loss, there’s no one size fits all, but the two things that always feature are a healthy diet and exercise. For many of us, however, even a rigorous workout plan is not enough...

Words by Sally Meeson When our hectic lifestyles leave us feeling exhausted, unhealthy and generally out of balance, escaping to somewhere sunny for a bit of TLC sounds like the dream. But with so much...

With longer evenings and lighter mornings, summer is a time of year when many of us are at our most energetic – but for some, even the extra dose of Vitamin D is not quite enough to combat that dreaded...

Can’t get by without your morning caffeine hit? You’re not alone. But with the multitude of conflicting information out there about just how good coffee really is for us, it can be difficult to know...

Moddershall Oaks is a family run spa retreat set in the idyllic Staffordshire countryside that oozes charm and sophistication with a chic romantic twist. It’s the perfect escapism for couples or friends...

Rosacea is a skin disorder that women all over the country suffer with, yet most have no idea what triggers the condition, how to get it under control and how to prevent further flare-ups. In a survey...

If you’re looking to improve your daily commute, while also saving money, a folding bike could be just what you need. Folding bicycles are fast gaining in popularity and it isn’t hard to see why....

Everyone knows they should be including more physical activity into their everyday lives, however, most of us don’t know the wider range of benefits this brings and how, overall, it can really improve...

Personal trainer Faye Pritchard, from Faye’s Fitness PT, is on a mission to get more women interested in fitness and exercise. She told Luxury Lifestyle Magazine: “The majority of my clients...

There’s a lot more to Spain than sun, sand and sangria, as writer Nilufer Atik discovered… Ask anyone which country they think is the most popular holiday destination among Britons and they’ll undoubtedly...

With his 360° approach, James Golden, AKA – The Fitness Pro, is widely regarded as one of the leading fitness experts in the health and fitness industry. In an exclusive feature for Luxury Lifestyle...

Words by Lorelle Williams “The Marbella Club has charm and character, and indeed such is the strength of that character that it is impossible to even voice the name of Marbella without thinking of its...

Are you needle-averse? I’m not, particularly, but even so, having had a Vampire Facial in recent times, I can definitely see how one could come to hate them: the procedure involves multiple injections...

A luxury stay in the Cotswolds? Most people don’t have to be offered twice – especially if it’s at the stunning five-star Ellenborough Park Hotel, close to Cheltenham. But now there’s an even more...

Sun is shining, the weather is sweet. After a long, cold winter, there is no sight more welcome than that first burst of sunshine as we head through spring and into summer, and the extra daylight hours...

Traditional ‘fly and flop’ holidays are being pushed aside as the popularity of active breaks continues to rise. Writer Nilufer Atik decided to try out Portugal’s latest fitness offering… Once...

Words by Natasha Smith Every three to six months, I find myself pouring over my teeth in the mirror wondering why their once polar-white hue has become a somewhat tarnished yellow. I have a penchant for...

Words by James Wong When your own successful business is built around helping other hyper-successful people live in a balanced way, you end up knowing a thing or two about the age old work-life balance...

As chronic pain conditions go, back pain has to be up there as one of the worst. Often starting out small and becoming excruciating over time, many back pain sufferers find that their condition has a severe...

People of all ages can be affected by sensitive teeth. Whether it’s biting into a cold ice cream cone or drinking a hot beverage, the pain that can come from hypersensitivity can be more than an inconvenience. With...

Words by Lorelle Williams Founded on the Philosophy that to thrive in today’s busy world we need to invest in our greatest asset, our health, Grace Belgravia has become the focal point for London’s...

With April marking the beginning of Stress Awareness Month, we spoke to leading nutritionist Cassandra Barns to find out the top five stress-busting foods that can help bring about a sense of calm. Chocolate...

Words by Victoria Jain Hamilton (BSc Biochemistry with Immunology). Over the years the food market has developed from one of simplicity and pureness which suited the lifestyle of the time, to one of convenient...