Despite generally being good at helping clients banish excess fat, a surprisingly high number of personal trainers and health professionals have little or no idea of where it actually goes. That is the finding of a new study from the University of New South Wales, which examined the biochemistry of .... More>>
The Football Foundation will distribute a further £1.5m to clubs which are committed to increasing the number of women and members of other under-represented groups playing football in England.
The Growing the Game project will help clubs meet the costs of expanding the range of teams they operate – in order to cater for .... More>>
Andrew Gibson, VP of spa and wellness for FRHI Hotels & Resorts, identified several key factors currently affecting the spa industry during a speech at Spameeting Middle East in Abu Dhabi last week.
During the twelfth .... More>>
The old War Office building in Whitehall, London, has been sold to investment conglomerate Hinduja Group, in partnership with Spanish group Obrascon Huarte Lain Desarrollos, for £300m (US$472m, .... More>>
Hair and beauty apprenticeships that ensure trainees are ‘salon-ready’ when they qualify have been given government approval.
Statistics from the Hair and Beauty Industry Authority (Habia) indicate that in 2013, there were 12,922 apprentices in the UK sector. With this number set to increase over .... More>>
Physical activity may help counter the debilitating physical symptoms of multiple sclerosis (MS) and delay the associated cognitive impairment, researchers have found.
The Lerner Research Institute .... More>>
The United States Olympic Committee (USOC) has confirmed it will bid to host the 2024 Olympic Games, with one of Boston, Los Angeles, San Francisco or Washington, D.C becoming the official bid city. .... More>>
A physical activity loyalty card (PAL), which rewards users with shopping vouchers, has been launched in Northern Ireland with the aim of combating inactivity.
The scheme has been developed by the .... More>>
Body weight training looks set to be the hottest exercise trend for the health and fitness sector in 2015, according to the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) Worldwide Survey of Fitness Trends.
Now in .... More>>
A cuddling shop has opened in Oregon, US, charging US$60 (€48, £38) for an hour of hugging – highlighting the potential for the spa industry to cash in on physical contact.
The shop, called Cuddle .... More>>
A High Court judge has ruled that Northern Ireland’s environment minister Mark H Durkan acted “unlawfully” when he approved plans for a new 38,000-seat GAA stadium in the heart of Belfast.
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People who sleep for short periods of time and go to bed very late at night are often overwhelmed with more negative thoughts than those who keep more regular sleeping hours, according to a recent .... More>>
Physical activity sector representative body ukactive is to elect a new board early in the new year with fewer members, following a formal review of the organisation’s governance structure.
ukactive announced in June that a governance evaluation – led by management specialist Portas Consulting – .... More>>
Cost remains one of the most significant barriers to physical activity, with cut-price deals the most effective way to incentivise exercise among UK consumers, according to the latest Health and .... More>>
Trying to convince international tourists to visit more UK cities than just London could backfire if money is siphoned out of existing domestic tourism budgets, experts have warned.
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The fast-growing budget and limited service hotel sector is not only booming but forcing the big hotel chains to become more innovative to stand out from the crowd, claims a new report.
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The Bannatyne Group's director of finance, Christopher Watson, has been arrested by Durham Police on suspicion of fraud. He sits on the company's main board.
Durham Police have made a short statement, saying: "We confirm a 45-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of a multi-million pound fraud on a Darlington-based business and the man has been .... More>>