Health & Beauty

Don’t let the bed-bugs bite!

TENERIFE is a great place to be, with plenty of warm sunshine, all year round. But it’s not always that perfect, because there are, invariably, the annoying bugs and insects to bother us. Many people use insect repellents that may contain harmful substances. These chemicals are detrimental to our wellbeing, and can lead to health […]

The key to healthy resolutions

In theory, New Year’s resolutions are a great idea, but most of us can only stick to them for a few days, at most! The problem is that many  are unrealistic and poorly executed. Most involve inspiration, but no preparation. For long-term success, a detailed and sustainable action plan is key. Change your health outlook […]

It’s green for lean as ‘traffic-lights’  cut down obesity

THE Spanish Government has announced a raft of measures to tackle the nation’s obesity problem, including a change in the way food is labelled. And it will be following in the footsteps of other European countries by adopting the Nutri-Score traffic-light, food-labelling system. Maria Luisa Carcedo, Minister of Health, Consumption and Social Welfare, announced the […]

Don’t call me ginger!

NATURAL-BORN redheads have a biology unlike any other. It’s the rarest hair colour in the world, and with it comes a unique set of health consequences. Thanks to a single genetic mutation, and a few other mysterious causes, redheads have different pain tolerances, sexual encounters, and risks for disease than any other person with a […]

Canary bananas may counter colon cancer

RESEARCHERS at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid are carrying out a study into whether Canarian bananas can prevent colon cancer, because of the high content of their soluble-fibre pectin. The study, backed the Association of Organisations of Canary Banana Producers (Asprocan), is looking into the possible, positive effects of Canarian-banana intake as an aid to […]

Inflammation is a killer

FOLLOWING a diet which is packed with foods that lower the markers of inflammation in our bodies, can lower our risk for an early death. If you’re hoping to live a long and healthy life, you might want to embrace an anti-inflammatory diet. This is one which includes foods like fruits and vegetables, and mostly […]

Get in the swim to improve your life!

SWIMMING is one of the most popular sports. As well as being fun, it is a great way to keep fit, stay healthy and make friends. Swimming is a healthy pastime that you can continue throughout your life, and is a low-impact activity that has many physical and mental health benefits. Swimming for fun Swimming […]

What is cellulite?

WHAT is cellulite, and what is the correct definition that explains the condition? Well, cellulite is a skin disorder that occurs in over 90% of women after puberty, and is characterised by lumpy skin and dimples. It is caused by irregular, subcutaneous fat deposits. Cellulite is usually found on thighs, bums, legs and the abdomen, […]

A facial massage for a real face-lift effect

By Kaizen Wellness and Beauty IF you have yet to start massaging your skincare into your face, you should probably start now. Apart from evoking that spa-like level of relaxation in the privacy of your own bathroom, working some circular motions over the contours of your face packs major benefits for your overall complexion. Perhaps […]

Treats not sweet for our health!

YOU may love your sweet treats, but sugar is bad for you. Sweet things can easily turn you into an addict, and researchers have found that sugar has a detrimental effect on your overall health. Are you addicted to sugar? The following signs can determine your “level of addiction”. Sugar/carb cravings How often do you […]

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