Health & Beauty: Janey Lee Grace

Janey Lee Grace tries Nia excercise

Janey Lee Grace tries Nia excercise - Credit: Archant

The Radio 2 holistic health expert, Imperfectly Natural Woman author and Herts mum chooses her favourite treatments and therapies in the county

Fancy losing a few pounds before the Christmas excess kicks in? Most of us probably know from experience that diets don’t work. Is losing weight without dieting possible? According to Janet Thomson, author of Think More Eat Less, yes it is! Janet’s unique holistic Easy Slim programme held regularly at Champneys health resorts in Tring and Henlow Grange is based on the premise that if you change how you think and feel about food, you can train your mind to change your body. No need for will power, deprivation or for the inevitable weight gain that almost always follows strict dieting.

As an additional bonus, the programme teaches therapeutic techniques that can reduce anxiety, low self-esteem and other negative emotions. See Champneys Health Spas at for session information. >>>

Keeping moving is important. But if you’re anything like me and you just can’t abide the ‘no pain no gain’ approach to exercise, I have an awesome suggestion for you – try Nia. It’s a unique blend of nine different movement forms from the dance, healing and martial arts, so you may find yourself whirling and twirling, doing some funky taekwondo style kicks or strutting your jazz dance style. Nia is suitable for all ages and abilities (the organisers call it ‘your body’s way’). Try a class with the inspirational black belt trainer Michele Kaye across west Herts. Go to


Sorry to mention the ‘C’ word but if you want some great sustainable eco crafty and artisan gifts for Christmas this year, look no further than the always excellent advent fair held at the Rudolf Steiner School in Kings Langley ( on Sat November 29. Gorgeous crafts, funky wooden toys, artisan bread and local jewellery designs can be found alongside traditional pressies. There’s will also be carol singing by the tree. Come say hi – I will be by the chocolate fountain; thinking myself slim.

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