Issue: June 15, 2011   (Archive)
Monday, January 26, 2015   

French finesse
Guerlain has launched its first Beauty Centre, offering personalized consultation services.

Winter warm-ups
It's tricky trying to strike the right balance during winter workouts.

Driven to drink
It's true: working too hard can make you hit the bottle, according to researchers who warned of the health risks of such dual excess.

Quitting is in your metabolism
How quickly a smoker breaks down nicotine is a guide to which therapy is best for kicking the habit, according to research published yesterday.

Keep your joints warm in the cold
Many people know that acupuncture helps frozen shoulder (technically known as adhesive capsulitis), which two of my patients suffered about three months ago in the summer.

Sleep is the best medicine
Shakespeare calls it "chief nourisher in life's feast" while less poetic folks go for beauty sleep - and there is a reason for it. "Sleep is when repair happens," says skin specialist Terry Loong. "When you're sleeping, your old skin is shed and new cells come out."

The bee's knees
"If the bee disappeared off the surface of the globe, then man would have only four years of life left. No more bees, no more pollination, no more plants, no more animals, no more man."

Get your bounce back
Did you know that you can burn up to 1,000 calories an hour bouncing on a trampoline - compared with 400 in a spinning class?

The truth is not so sweet
Is sugar making us sick? A team of scientists at the University of California in San Francisco believes so. They've launched an initiative to bring information on food and drink and added sugar to the public by reviewing more than 8,000 scientific papers that show a strong link between the consumption of added sugar and chronic diseases.

Bounce off the wall
Your legs give in. Your head spins. Your heart feels like it's about to explode. You have "hit the wall." The sudden, momentary loss of energy happens when the sugars stored as glycogen in the liver and muscles become depleted and the body turns to metabolizing fatty acids for fuel. Simply, the body is low on fuel and showing signs of fatigue due to high- intensity exercise over considerable time.

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