Shorts: Bone up on osteoporosis

Bone up on osteoporosis

Fancy a break? No pun intended. With osteoporosis affecting one in three women and one in 12 men over the age of 50, there's good reason to find out more about how to prevent and deal with the disease. Dr Susan New, a member of the scientific advisory group of the UK National Osteoporosis Society, and Naomi Linberry, a chartered physiotherapist, will be presenting seminars at a course on the role of nutrition and exercise in bone health. The course, which takes place at Champneys in Hampshire on June 14-16, costs from £240, and includes meals, accommodation, seminars and two treatments; 0870 330 0300 for details (

Snap to it

Celebrity endorsement is a wonderful thing. If any normal person were to transfer their favourite holiday snap on to a T-shirt, it would be indescribably naff. But then we're not Aaron Chang, veteran US surf photographer, who has the likes of Cameron Diaz and Giselle queueing up to buy his surf and swimwear, which is screen-printed with vivid coastal and tropical images. Now even we humble folk in the UK can join the queue, because the Aaron Chang collection has just been released here. There's a range of swimsuit shapes to choose from, along with the usual board shorts, T-shirts, swim skirts and rash vests. And if you're not altogether convinced you can carry off a Puerto Rican beach on your chest, all the bikinis are reversible, with a plain block colour on the other side. Prices start from £45; 020-7771 0915 for stockists.

Take to the water

Titanium - it's the new magnetic therapy: unsubstantiated by science, but endorsed by athletes and celebrities. The premise is that specially processed titanium has the ability to relax muscles and regulate the body's electrical current, so making you feel good and reducing stress and fatigue. While Paula Radcliffe favours a Phiten titanium necklace, I'm more taken with E-Water. 'E' apparently means 'good' in Japanese, and good is certainly what I felt when I had my calves massaged with this stuff. According to Phiten, E-Water penetrates the skin, increasing circulation and mobilising the oxygen-carrying red blood cells. Arguably, it is simply the massage that makes the difference, rather than the lotion, but I'm keeping my bottle, just in case. Phiten E-Water, £11.70 for 120ml, from Phiten shops in London (020-7348 5900) and Glasgow (0141-944 4599), or from

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