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first_imgGo back to the e-newsletterIn a natural extension of Anantara’s unique Balance wellness concept, the luxury hospitality brand for modern travellers announces the launch of a range of wellness retreats powered by Lifestyle Health Retreats (LHR).  The transformational retreats, ranging from three to seven night programmes, promise to deliver long-term health benefits and a positive lifestyle impact, as well as the inspiration found in extraordinary destinations including Thailand and the Maldives.Designed around LHR’s philosophy that wellness retreats should be more than a ‘healthy holiday’ and effect long-term lifestyle change, the exclusive range of results-oriented programmes offer professional guidance by experienced fitness, nutrition and wellness experts and ‘mindset re-programming’, along with a realistic, motivational action plan and post-retreat coaching support.Fitness & Weight Loss Retreats enable guests to benefit from personalised coaching and workouts, to learn about fitness and weight loss myths, as well as scientifically proven methods. Participants develop a thorough understanding of food and nutrition, and receive the tools to establish healthy habits. Each guest receives detailed, personal information about their body and how to most efficiently maximize health, while burning fat and losing weight.Fitness & Weight Loss Retreats are available at Anantara Si Kao Resort along an untouched stretch of Andaman coastline in southern Thailand from 20 – 27 May 2016 and from 17 – 24 June 2016 with prices starting from THB 18,200 and at the tropical Thai island hideaway of Anantara Layan Phuket Resort from 22 – 29 April and 3 – 10 June 2016 with prices starting from THB 24,700, as well as in the Maldives from 20 – 27 May 2016 with prices starting from USD 1,329.Yoga Retreats strengthen and revitalise the body, refresh and empower the mind, while balancing and uplifting the spirit. Each day starts with a dynamic two-hour yoga flow practice to invigorate and cleanse the body. Afternoon seminars provide guidance on yoga poses, so that guests can develop a deeper and more beneficial routine to put into practice back home. In the evenings, yin yoga stretching or meditation sessions offer a wealth of holistic benefits.Yoga Retreats are available at Anantara Layan Phuket Resort on the Thai island of Phuket from 1 – 8 July 2016 with prices starting from THB 24,700, as well as at Anantara’s Maldivian paradise from 15 – 22 April 2016 with prices starting from USD 1,329.Each retreat includes return airport transfers, luxury Anantara accommodation and healthy meals on a full board basis, a complimentary Anantara Spa treatment, one-to-one coaching, at least four hours a day of workouts, seminars and classes, as well as 30 days of follow-up coaching.Go back to the e-newsletterlast_img read more

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first_img(left to right): JUAN CRISTÓBAL COBO; MEHAU KULYK/SCIENCE SOURCE; ZOONAR GMBH/ALAMY STOCK PHOTO By Frankie SchembriOct. 12, 2018 , 3:10 PM Why is a remote Colombian town a hot spot of an inherited intellectual disability?The small town of Ricaurte, Colombia, is home to the world’s largest known cluster of people with fragile X syndrome, a genetic condition that causes intellectual disability, physical abnormalities, and often autism in one in as many as 2000 men and 4000 women worldwide. Ricaurte has now become a focal point for fragile X studies, which could help develop drugs for autism and explain why individuals who carry “premutations” of the gene usually escape cognitive problems, but sometimes develop physical symptoms.An elusive molecule that sparks multiple sclerosis may have been found Email Click to view the privacy policy. Required fields are indicated by an asterisk (*) Sign up for our daily newsletter Get more great content like this delivered right to you! 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Now, researchers may have pinpointed a long-sought molecule called a self-antigen that provokes these attacks, pointing a way toward potential new treatments.‘Humongous fungus’ is almost as big as the Mall of AmericaIn the late 1980s, researchers discovered the biggest organism on record, a “humongous fungus” called Armillaria gallica on Michigan’s Upper Peninsula that covered 37 hectares, about the same size as the Mall of America in Bloomington, Minnesota. Now, the same team of scientists has found that this underground network of Armillaria, which gives rise to honey mushrooms, is about four times as big—and twice as old—as they originally thought.Was cancer scientist fired for challenging lab chief over authorship?Veteran cancer scientist Xiaoqi Xie was terminated last month from a research job in the lab of Eileen White, deputy director and chief scientific officer at the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey in New Brunswick. Xie says her firing was in retaliation for challenging a powerful principal investigator on the authorship of a paper apparently accepted for publication in Nature. She is now deciding whether to appeal her dismissal in arbitration through her union or to sue Rutgers.Italy’s Mount Etna could be collapsing into the seaFor decades, scientists have known that the southeastern slopes of Mount Etna, an active volcano on the eastern shore of Sicily in Italy, are shifting toward the sea about 2 or 3 centimeters each year. In an 8-day period in May 2017, however, Mount Etna’s southeastern flank was recorded moving 4 centimeters to the east, suggesting the slope of the volcano is collapsing under its own weight. The researchers aren’t sure when the slow movement will translate into a full-fledge landslide, but the new measurements have them worried.last_img read more