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As early as our 30s, muscle strength and bone density begin to decline. When we hit our 40s, a drop in levels of growth hormone leads to reduced muscle mass, increased fat and reduced energy levels. In turn, this all contributes to a slower metabolism. Women may also notice more fat storage around the abdomen due to a drop in oestrogen and should be aware that this also causes a sharp decrease in bone density.
As one of the industries hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic and its associated restrictions, a study by The Knot found that 71% of UK couples chose to postpone their weddings until later on in 2021 or even into 2022. With almost all overseas travel having been restricted since March 2020, this has also meant postponing honeymoon and pre-wedding retreats.
Located in Southeastern Europe and enjoying mild winters with dry summers, Greece is a fantastic destination in which to enjoy a luxury wellness holiday. Featuring breath-taking landscapes from the city to its many islands in the Aegean and Ionian seas, kind-hearted locals and an appreciation for holistic healing, this Mediterranean paradise is a must for any wellness traveller’s bucket list Besides feeling healthier through great food, an abundance of sunshine and an array of activities, Greece has a rich culture and a sublime natural environment to immediately settle you into a relaxing escape centred around wellness.
Yes, you can travel again! It is time to explore new horizons and put the Covid- 19 chaos behind you. We are all relishing the recent move by the UK government to allow those who have been doubly vaccinated to enjoy quarantine-free travel upon their return to the UK from amber list countries! We’ve seen a huge rise in enquiries and bookings for wellness holidays, which reflects all of our eagerness to go abroad, explore and relax while pursuing a healthier lifestyle. Whether you’re jetting off solo on a singles holiday or with the whole family, stamp your passports and make every moment a memory.
From finding it challenging to pick the correct fitness activities for your health goals to wanting to up the ante on your workouts – there are many reasons to book a fitness retreat wherever you find yourself on the scale of regular fitness activity. With a huge array of options to choose from ranging from beginner to advanced, you’re bound to find the health and fitness holiday for you, your partner, your family or whoever you decide to take along with you on your adventures.
After this last year I think it is pretty fitting to talk about how practicing yoga can help you maintain a healthy headspace.
I knows it’s been a wild ride since last March and I hope this shines a light on something that I know has certainly helped me and many others.
Life comes in waves, we have beautiful moments where we are at complete peace with ourselves and feel like we are on top of the world, and then there are times when we feel we need to reset the balance between our mind, body and soul. Jetting off on a healthy getaway to escape our daily modern routines to focus on our overall wellness always works wonders.
Thailand is known as the ‘land of a thousand smiles’ and for good reason. From its world-renowned southern beaches to the rich colours of the architecture, it is an idyllic setting for a yoga & culture holiday. Picture delving into a sunrise yoga session overlooking sweeping green hilltops in a realm influenced by Buddhist philosophies of kindness, followed by an afternoon of adventure exploring a city and beautiful temples. Dive into transformational energy, encompassed by culture, surreal landscapes, and ancient yoga practices to find a healthier, more holistic lifestyle.
High-intensity interval training combines very short bursts of vigorous exercise with even shorter recovery work or rests. Due to the often-extreme levels of exertion during the active phases, HIIT sessions typically last less than 30 minutes; as such they're an extremely time-efficient way to get fit and rev up your calorie burn. Nobody wants to spend hours sweating in the gym on a hot summer's day, which is why a regular HIIT session is just what you need to put a spring in your step over the next couple of months – and hopefully beyond.
Stand up paddleboarding is one of the fastest growing water sports for so many reasons and it is becoming increasingly accessible on watersports holidays. It is a brilliant way to get in shape while having fun! It offers a full-body workout, which can burn more calories in an hour than most sports as it combines strength, balance, core and endurance. You’ll most certainly build up your tan and look even more radiant on and off the water. Being around large bodies of water can be incredibly calming, therefore paddling along while soaking up the natural surroundings is meditative.
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