Up the ante this Father’s Day and treat the world’s greatest Dad to a healthy activity break. There’s nothing quite like bonding in the great outdoors with a range of active holidays from tennis in Portugal and golf in Cyprus to a yoga retreat in Turkey and a fitness sports break in Tenerife. Choose a tailor-made health and fitness holiday designed around his favourite pastimes and give your father a fun filled break, to make this the best Father’s Day.

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Breathing is an involuntary process of the body; most of us pay little attention to our breathing patterns, if at all, because breathing is automatic, right? Breathing is such a special function that it is performed both unconsciously as well as consciously. There’s even an entire practice dedicated to the latter, the yogic science of breathing — Pranayama. According to early Indian healing traditions, the practice of Pranayama can help your body and mind recover and repair. Pranayama, from the two Sanskrit words “prana” meaning vital energy and “ayama” meaning control, is a fundamental yogic practice that teaches regulated breathing to clear physical and emotional blocks so that the breath and the ‘prana’ can flow freely.

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Grab your soul sisters and shake up your weekend with a girls trip to a luxurious spa escape to reset, recharge and reconnect with your best friends. We’ve gathered the best short-haul healthy holiday destinations to tempt even your busiest gal-pals into a short stress busting vaycay. Boost your fitness during heart-pumping fitness classes before indulging in various spa treatments at one of our handpicked wellness getaways. Together with your best friends, experience the benefits of a wellness getaway and return home with a vibrant holiday glow and memories that will surely be one for the books!

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More than just a series of techniques for self-defence, martial arts has become increasingly popular for fitness fanatics everywhere. Whether a beginner or someone who wants to up their flair for fighting, our kick-ass martial arts fitness holidays got you covered! Start your journey to self-discovery on a martial arts learning retreat as you train with world-class champions in luxury destinations hidden away in awe-inspiring landscapes. Increase your focus and concentration as you discover the fascinating world of ancient fighting and sports culture. Whether you find harmony with Muay Thai classes in Thailand or post-workout endorphins with a fencing session in the Caribbean, our martial arts getaways allow you to spice up your workout routine to return home truly transformed and inspired. 

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Six Senses Douro Valley is a true wellness haven, suitable for anyone looking to spend some time ‘away from it all’ sounded by lush green vineyards and blue waters. It’s the ideal place for anyone looking for tranquillity and a place to reconnect with themselves. The epitome of luxury and wellness where you can focus on both body and mind but also indulge in a glass of wine without feeling any sort of guilt.

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This is a wellness sanctuary for anyone that’s looking for a place to truly get away from it all. The perfect destination to spend some time being pampered, find some tranquillity and reconnect with yourself. Borgo Egnazia provides a five-star luxury wellness break for anyone who needs to take a step away from their daily life and find some inner peace. The integrated wellness programmes are tailor-made to meet the specific needs and goals of guests, and along with breath-taking scenery and numerous events and cultural activities, makes Borgo Egnazia the perfect destination for solo travellers, couples and families alike.

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Whether you want to get away for a short relaxing spa break or step out of your comfort zone on an exciting trekking adventure, these mountain holidays will surely deliver. From the majestic Himalayas to New Zealand’s Southern Alps and the Red Mountains of Utah, these healthy breaks are handpicked to provide the best in mountain escapes, with each providing diverse and thrilling experiences for the solo wanderer. Offering open-air activities all year round, connect with like-minded single travellers on an active mountain break. Reconnect with nature and make new friends as you soak up the Vitamin D and revel in the great outdoors surrounded by stunning mountain scenery. 

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It is an unwanted but common side effect of our modern world that people suffer from a mental imbalance and feel worn out. The consequences of struggling with mental clarity have distressing effects on your everyday life. Apart from affecting your performance at work, they also cause emotional problems such as depression, anxiety and stress. Fortunately, there are ways to combat this with life coaching being one of the many options. There’s a huge demand for life coaching services today, and now, you can obtain these services at some of the most idyllic wellness retreats around the world.

These life coaching retreats, set in beautiful locations worldwide, will help reset your focus while enjoying exquisite spa treatments and personal coaching sessions that will create a new, more successful you. These luxurious hideaways will allow you to escape your stressful daily life, whilst specialist treatments and holistic classes guarantee you the relaxation and life-altering revitalization that you deserve.

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Whether you’re turning 30 or 50, a wellness break is undeniably a great way to mark your coming of age. Kick-start the upcoming decade by rewarding yourself with a soul enriching milestone birthday getaway. Swap the hustle and bustle of daily life with some much-required peace and quiet. Celebrate amidst the peaceful Himalayas or fulfil your childhood dream of mastering the game of tennis at BodyHoliday in St. Lucia. Go solo or with family and friends but be assured to immerse yourself in a holistic and rejuvenating experience, leaving you with unforgettable memories.  

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Aircrafts above us, cars next to us and building sites surrounding us; the modern urbanized world is overflowing with noise pollution that is destructive to our health and well-being. It is therefore no surprise that people long for silence and tranquillity to bring clarity to their lives. The thought of spending time in complete silence, as you sometimes would on a meditation retreat, can seem intimidating and daunting at first; but if you familiarize yourself with the topic, you will discover how useful and important this is for modern society.

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Being considered as one of the most tolerant countries in Asia, Thailand is the perfect location for male travellers that are looking for a luxurious, gay-friendly holiday experience. But the cheering progress, that has been made in terms of optimizing LGBT rights, is not the only reason Thailand is so attractive for same-sex couples

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With Valentine’s Day around the corner, discover the best spa and wellness experiences to show your ‘special someone’ just how much you care. If you’re looking for a gift that will go straight to the heart, we unveil the best romantic and couples healthy holidays to help you rediscover romance and time just for you. From a tranquil healing spa in sun soaked Cyprus, to an unforgettable pampering experience amongst exciting wildlife in South Africa, fill your love bubble with blissful harmony at one of these perfect-for-two holistic spas.

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With the New Year comes new opportunities to go on holiday, especially for those seeking a healthy break at the beginning of 2018. However, the emergence of so many new retreats can make picking the right holiday a real challenge, even for experienced wellness travellers. While reading through tons of internet ratings seems to be the obvious solution, the contradicting reviews will leave you rather undecided than determined. 
Make the most of your holiday and refer to our exclusive guide where we share the best wellness retreats for 2018. All tested and approved by our travel experts, this selection ranges from brand new detox retreats to our all-time-favourite health and fitness classics. Whether it’s an energising fitness holiday in Portugal or a rejuvenating getaway in the Himalayas, these hand-picked retreats will make you never want to leave.

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Forget about boring runs on the treadmill and get ready to explore a new sense of fitness that will change your understanding of exercise forever. From fitness retreats to new trends, the fitness industry is constantly expanding to bring something new and cater to all consumers.  We as health and fitness experts are always on the lookout for the latest in fitness, from smart clothing to game-like bike races in the gyms of London and Berlin. 

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Becoming a new parent is an amazing, incomparable experience, but it will also be the most stressful time in your life. Focusing entirely on your child’s well-being; there won’t be many opportunities for you to pamper and relax. There is no better time to take a wellness break than when you're feeling tired and exhausted. The good news is, there are plenty of family holidays you can enjoy even when your new born is around. Free your mind of diapers and milk bottles and unwind on a spa holiday, whilst child-minding staff take good care of your little ones. After a de-stressing spa treatment, shed the baby weight during an energetic fitness class or on an outdoor excursion to admire the beauty of nature.

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Forecasting the next big trends in wellness travel for 2017, we share the best travel trends in the spa and wellness industries. From holidays for a healthy mind, to specialist stop smoking retreats and full body-MOT escapes, discover the hottest new trends that will influence the wellness and spa worlds.

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With smoking rates continuing to fall each year, and over 250,000 smokers having taken part in last year’s Stoptober, we have seen a rising trend in specialist stop smoking retreats designed to help you quit long-term. Smoking is still the biggest cause of preventable illness and premature death in the UK, but quitting on home turf, whilst surrounded by all of your old haunts and habits can be tough.  Why not take your first steps towards breaking the bad habit on one of our specialist spa breaks, if the thought of quitting smoking by going cold turkey has you reaching for your lighter.

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It’s time to get to know the quadruplets of happiness: Dopamine, Serotonin, Oxytocin and Endorphin. Gain control of this fun foursome and you’ll gain control of your own happiness. Here, we look at how each one of them works and recommend a way to catalyse them into action on a wellness holiday to boost your happy hormones.

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Grab your diary as we share some holiday ideas to inspire you! Take a look at our useful infographic and secure more time off work next year and double your leave thanks to our bank holidays in 2018. Get in touch with one of our travel specialists to tailor-make your perfect wellness holiday today.  

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Known for its exotic flavours and tasty food combinations, Thai cuisine has massively influenced western dining during recent years. The chefs at Thanyapura have aimed to incorporate traditional Asian flavours in this sweet and sour dish. Aside from its creative, spectacular presentation in a hollowed-out pineapple, this recipe contains a myriad of nutritional benefits. The main ingredient millet is considered a ‘super seed’, helping to reduce the risk of cancer, detoxify the body and improve digestion. Colourful toppings, such as goji berries and pumpkin seeds, help to provide vitamins and minerals needed for a healthy functioning body. This tasty dish is sure to leave you feeling refreshed and satisfied.

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