Health & Fitness in the news – 08/06/2011

Exercise and Industry

1.Right Directions to deliver new FIA code – Leisure Management

FIA CEO Dave Stalker added: “The Code of Practice is an important statement to the government and other regulatory bodies that the physical activity sector is a professional industry, which takes its operation and duty of care seriously.”
Leisure Management

Health and Lifestyle

1. UK doctors begin pioneering asthma treatment – BBC News

Instead of using drugs such as steroids, a wire probe is inserted into the lungs and then heats the tissue.  Currently, the procedure – called bronchial thermoplasty – is not being used anywhere else in Europe.  The technique uses 10-second bursts of radio waves which heat the lining of the lungs to 65 degrees Celsius. That destroys some of the muscle tissue which constricts during an asthma attack, making breathing difficult.
BBC News

2. Chocoholic nation – The Express

With nearly one in four adults overweight – twice the EU average – health experts say 60 per cent of men, half of women and 25 per cent of children will be obese by 2050. Yet a new study found 64 per cent of us admit to eating at least one or two chocolate bars a day and 59 per cent own up to consuming a bag or two of crisps.
The Express

3. Pomegranate juice could reduce workplace stress – The Independent

Pomegranate juice could reduce stress in the workplace, according to new research. The study found that having the drink every day resulted in lower stress hormones and a reduction in blood pressure.
The Independent

For 100 years Crown Spa Hotel has been in the Michelin Guide

Michelin Guide Scarborough Hotel
100 Years for Michelin, 166 for the Crown Spa Hotel!

As the Michelin Guide celebrates being 100 years old, the Crown Spa Hotel will commemorate its own landmark achievement of appearing in the first and current 2011 guide.  The Crown Spa Hotel has seen many changes from the initial Michelin Guide in 1911.

100 Years for Michelin, 166 for the Crown Spa Hotel!

In 1845 the first purpose built hotel in Scarborough was finally finished.   Standing prominent on the South Bay cliffs, with stunning views overlooking the South Bay, it continues to strive for the ambience that you would expect from a hotel of this calibre.

The Crown Spa Hotel offers high levels of comfort and service. Exhilarating views of the South Bay, castle headland and harbour all combine to make the Crown the Number One choice for discerning visitors.  The Scarborough Spa Theatre Complex is close by and the town centre is a short walk away. The Crown Spa Health Club is an award winning private members’ and hotel guests club within the hotel and boasts a fully equipped gymnasium with qualified instructors. A range of activities is on offer: personal training sessions, lifestyle sessions, Jacuzzi, steam room, indoor pool, and aromatherapy. Crown Spa Treatments are also available: spa and beauty treatments in an ideal environment for relaxation, rejuvenation and total wellbeing. Dining in the Taste Restaurant offers a modern fusion of modern European and tasty traditional Yorkshire cuisine, using locally sourced ingredients where possible. The setting is either modern for smart casual dining or sophisticated fine dining in a separate section. Scarborough is an excellent base from which to explore the Dales, Moors and coastal hamlets of the Real Yorkshire.

The Crown Spa Hotel continues to provide Spa Treatments as was originally intended when it was first built in 1845.