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Staying healthy on the move

altAs New Year's resolutions to keep fit and healthy begin to fade, especially for those travelling on business, on longer assignments, or in the process of relocating, it can be hard to stick those new healthy routines. Caroline Saunders of SilverDoor Serviced Apartments offers her top tips for maintaining those healthy eating or fitness regimes.

Lots of people resolve to get fit in the New Year, but how many of us actually manage it? Maintaining a healthy eating or fitness regime when you’ve recently relocated to a new environment can be a particularly intimidating challenge. Whether you have ambitious plans to run a marathon, or simply want to maintain a healthy lifestyle, here are our tried and tested tips for staying healthy this New Year.

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Olympic organisers celebrate London 2012 Young Leaders

YoungLeadersYoung people from Aberdeen, Hull and London have celebrated their participation in the London 2012 Young Leaders Programme at an event at the British Museum.

London 2012 Organising Committee (LOCOG) chair Seb Coe and Olympian Jonathan Edwards joined the young people at the event marking the two-year development scheme.

Through the Young Leaders Programme, London 2012 is giving a group of young people the chance to make a positive change to their lives and their communities, culminating in volunteering roles during the Games.

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On your marks! London ready for Olympic Games, says IOC

OlympicTorchThe wait is almost over! Seven years after being awarded the Olympic Games, London is making its final preparations for the world's largest sporting event.

Despite fears over infrastructure and business during the Games, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) confirmed on Friday that the city is ready to welcome the world's best athletes and Olympic and Paralympic fans this summer.

Said chairman of the IOC's Coordination Commission, Denis Oswald, "With only 119 days to go until the Games begin, London is ready to welcome the world this summer.

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London 2012 confirms Torchbearers and street route for Olympic Flame

OlympicTorchThe London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) has confirmed places for over 7,300 inspiring people who will be carrying the Olympic Flame as Torchbearers in the London 2012 Olympic Torch Relay.

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Plans for London 2012 Olympic Flame revealed

OlympicFlameThe London 2012 Organising Committee (LOCOG) has announced details of the lighting of the Olympic Flame and its arrival into the UK.

The Flame will be lit in Greece on 10 May and travel on board a special gold-liveried aircraft to Cornwall ahead of the Torch Relay, which starts on the 19 May.

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Olympic village handover marks another landmark for London 2012

OlympicVillageThe Olympic Village site was handed over to the London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) last week, six months before the Games begin.

The handover signals the start of the huge task of fitting out the new apartments before the arrival of athletes and officials from around the world in six months' time.

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Plans announced for London 2012 World Sport Day

WorldSportDaySchools and colleges across the UK are being encouraged to celebrate the athletes and cultures of the world as part of London 2012 World Sport Day, which will take place on Monday 25 June 2012.

The celebration, which will open National School Sport Week in England and Wales, will give thousands of young people across the UK the chance to learn about the athletes and cultures of the world.

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African football fans prepare for Cup of Nations

FootballFor the next three weeks, Africa will come to a standstill. The Cup of Nations, the continent's most celebrated football competition, kicks off on Saturday, and will capture the attention of millions of fans around Africa.

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London 2012 marks 200 days to go with Olympic Park announcement

OlympicTorchWith London 2012 now just 200 days away, the London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) hosted the first Cabinet meeting of 2012 at the Olympic Park and unveiled a pioneering scheme aimed at promoting participation in the event. 

 

The official handover of the Olympic Park to to LOCOG was welcomed by Prime Minister David Cameron, who spoke at in the Aquatics Centre today.

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Olympic Park nears completion

olympic-park-aerialThe latest aerial shots of the main Olympic Park are a sight to behold, and bring good news in the run-up to the 2012 Games. The site is now over 90% complete, with the Olympic Delivery Authority on track to hand the site over to LOCOG early next year.

The handover of the Olympic Park is one of a number of  key dates and milestones that will take place in the final months ahead of the Games including:

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London 2012’s International Inspiration programme launches in Ghana

2012Ghana has become the latest country to benefit from the International Inspiration project, a ground-breaking international legacy programme at the heart of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

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