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Christmas and New Years are a season onto themselves, filled with the best aspects of life that make you feel like maybe you are magic. While we’re terribly fond of our little island, let’s face it, December and January don’t exactly showcase Britain at its finest, so why not make the most of this magical season with a charming winter sun holiday escape?

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After the last year of cancelled events, not being able to see the grandparents and home schooling, every family is craving a holiday! Whilst the sentiment at the moment is to stay domestic, that won’t stop us dreaming and we can start turning those dreams into a reality by planning a family holiday to look forward to in 2022. Break free from the normal routine, change up the scenery, and make meaningful memories while focusing on your wholefamily’s wellness.

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Think of “weightlifting” and you picture muscle-bound strongmen straining under heavily- loaded barbells. As such, many women are put off lifting weights because they assume it'll make them bulky; the fact is that regular resistance exercises will create definition and strength, but stronger doesn't equal bigger for us females. Building and gaining muscle takes a great deal of dedication and it's actually very hard for women to bulk up - we simply don't have high enough testosterone levels.

 

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Let’s be honest fathers are the most difficult people to get presents for! With mothers it can be flowers, a spa treatment, shoes, jewellery or even a home cooked meal… But the other parent is a completely different ball game – what do they want, need or like? There are only so many ties, hip flasks or mugs from the ‘World’s Best Dad’ collection we can get away with. With that in mind, why not give the gift of an active break for Father’s Day? They’re sure to appreciate the promise of a stimulating fitness-focused retreat to look forward to and the chance to spend time with their loved one. Get your cycling stamina, water-sport skills, and golfing down to a tee (pun intended) all while making meaningful memories with your pops!

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Over the course of the last year, we have seen the engagements in our calendars rescheduled and eventually shelved indefinitely. From small everyday events like a cup of coffee with a friend or a trip to the gym to international events such as the Olympics, our routines became came to a halt in an indiscriminatory way – nobody has been free from the effects of the pandemic. Given the frequently changing lockdowns and tiers, it’s easy to see how our perception of time has completely changed. it has meant many of us do not know where the virus year/s have gone. It is hugely down to the fact we separate time with distinguishing occasions – ‘the summer my son had his graduation’ or ‘it was the year we went to Dubai’… Without occasions, one day merely leans into the next, and the next, forming no memories.

On a slightly more optimist note, whether COVID-19 entered our lives or not, there are so many mental health and wellness benefits of having a holiday to look forward to which include:

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When you first enter the world of skin treatments it can be as daunting as being presented with a restaurant menu printed in a foreign language. From scrubs to wraps, massages and holistic therapies, there is so much to choose from!  If you’re looking for that well-earned pampering treatment to make your skin glow, boost its appearance, texture, and health then you’ve come to the right place to help you choose the best spa treatments for your skin!

Firstly, we’d recommend identifying what you’re looking to achieve. Now this does not have to be as overly complicated as it sounds. Maybe you need some hydration, a lift, or want to bring life back to your skin. They’ll be a treatment that targets that concern – we’ve set out the benefits of some of the best treatments available on our wellness spa retreats to help you choose!

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Training load is the strain and stress that exercises put onto your body - it is that strain and stress that challenges you, and given you take sufficient rest you will come back to the exercise stronger.

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Spring yourself into a healthier lifestyle with one of the bests fitness retreats to book in the UK in 2021. From the rolling green hills of North Yorkshire, to the dramatic and diverse landscape that is the Scottish countryside, to the infinite quilt of fields and farms in Kent and Cornwall’s exquisite wild woodlands and sandy beaches – there is so much to explore!

Dispense with the hassle of journeying abroad, the travel checklist and crammed suit-case panic, in favour of a UK-based fitness retreat that will help you meet your health goals. From the purely physical to the palpable mental effects, these exclusive getaways offer everything you need to pursue and maintain a happy, healthy and longer life.

Each of our UK breaks offer deliciously nutrition packed dining experiences, spa treatments, expert therapists and experienced instructors to support you in your bespoke fitness programme while you simultaneously enjoy the luxury of your surroundings. Rebalance, sweat and relax before your short trip home, returning with an enthusiasm for health and fitness, that will ultimately and undeniably improve your lifestyle.

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Routines meet interruptions, it is a part of life, and so is recovery. We have seen a growing demand from travellers looking to reset, recover and rebalance to jumpstart getting back to health and fitness during busy modern life.

With this in mind, to help boost your return or discovery of wellness habits, we have selected our top 5 picks for Recovery Retreats in Spain that are tailored to reset, revive and rebalance travellers. Return home refreshed both in mind and body with a much-needed change of pace and scenery.

There is something to suit everyone and at Health and Fitness Travel we understand everyone is unique. There is a beauty in individualism, and we all have diverging ways of achieving recovery from wellness retreats, be that with a focus on fitness, the immune system, the mind, to a purely pampering spa holiday.

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Fuelling a successful, long-term fitness regime calls for optimal mental and physical stamina. Your body is your vehicle so replenishing your tank regularly is crucial for keeping your blood sugar levels stable and gearing up your mind and body for an effective workout. The right fuel will also aid your recovery before your next training session. Here are my top tips to help you learn how to fuel your fitness regime:

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Whilst the world is getting ready to open up socially, there are definitely going to be some of you working from home for a good while yet or adopting a hybrid of working some days in the office and others at home. It’s important that we all maintain good health whilst doing so and there are no quick fixes – just healthy habits that provide the foundations for good movement, good sleep, and good mental wellbeing! With this in mind, here are 5 ways to improve your overall health whilst working from home.

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