Tanya Pearey

Tanya Pearey

Tanya Pearey has been a journalist for more than 30 years, specialising in health for the last decade. She also writes regular travel and real-life features.

She is a keen tennis player and runner – with a London Marathon time under four hours (although that was 20 years ago!) She’s much happier trotting around a 5km Parkrun these days.

She also loves walking – climbing the UK’s three highest peaks alongside her husband, two teenage daughters and over-enthusiastic Weimaraner. She made it to the top of Kilimanjaro in 2011 – a feat she vows never to try to repeat!

Tanya never misses an opportunity to travel. Her ‘global’ highlights include hot-air ballooning over South Africa’s Kruger Park, a week-long trek to Kenya’s turquoise Lake Turkana, a year working in Australia and road trips through America, the Canadian Rockies and Croatia.

Although it is a press trip to Cyprus with Martin Kemp which remains her all-time favourite – that’s what becomes of an avid teenage gig-goer from the eighties!

Running for depression Why: Any aerobic exercise (which raises your heartrate and breathing) has numerous physical benefits but there are psychological ones too. ‘It stimulates neurotransmitters – the brain’s happy…

4Sun Holiday Village Paphos

As I sweep the camera in front of me, the horseshoe beach of golden sand arcs away to my left and right. The waves of the Med lap at my…

Blackpool Pleasure Beach

Where I went… To the top of the iconic Blackpool Tower, to enjoy views as far as Liverpool (though, not on our hazy watch). We were, however, able to see…