While most people associate Insomnia with the strain of not being able to fall asleep, it is actually a serious sleep disorder that can affect our health and well-being quite drastically. There is an array of factors that trigger insomnia, and most of them link back to an imbalanced lifestyle. Mental conditions like stress, anxiety and depression can mess with your sleeping pattern, as do physical factors, such as poor diet, lack of exercise and an excessive intake of stimulants. The good news is, you have an influence to fight these sleep disturbance factors. Even small changes to your lifestyle will make a massive difference re-establishing your normal sleep cycle and help cure insomnia.  

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As the days grow longer and temperatures begins to rise, it’s time to jet off and enjoy the season before the arrival of the autumn equinox. When looking for summer holiday inspiration, we’re all searching for the perfect place to relax. Boost your health and fitness in spectacular destinations as we unveil the best wellness destinations for summer 2018. From a back-to-nature active retreat in Menorca, to a bespoke mindful getaway in Sri Lanka; combine relaxation, wellness and an exotic location for the summer holiday of a lifetime.

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Ever heard the phrase “you are what you eat”? This is because what you feed your body has a direct effect on your health and your state of mind. So your daily nutrition choices make a huge difference to your health and how you feel now, tomorrow and in the future. Free Soul, the UK’s leading female nutrition company, explains the importance of nutrition, and how to feel great using the power of healthy eating and living!

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Change your life in ways you may never have thought possible on The Mind Makeover Retreat. Led by international master of mind-improvement and celebrity coach, Steve McKeown, this ground-breaking wellness retreat promotes positive mental well-being and launches this September at the luxurious Macdonald Monchique Resort & Spa, in the western Algarve.

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The hectic pace of everyday life has led to the increasing desire for a healing spa holiday, and with a diverse range of therapies and places to re-align your natural flow of energy, you can clear your cluttered mind, and reinvigorate your body in the most beautiful destinations. Escape to a luxury spa oasis to nourish your body, mind, and soul. Place your trust in expert hands and ancient treatments to de-stress and rejuvenate your vitality in some of the most enchanting, calming corners of the world. A relaxing indulgence may be the nourishment you need to leave you looking and feeling fresh and healthy.

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What is THE BARAI and who’s it for?

THE BARAI is a luxury spa and wellness destination in Hua Hin, Thailand, set across 4.5 acres of pristine beachfront land and now offering a range of healthy lifestyle programs, perfect for a solo wellness adventure, a luxury healthy honeymoon or even an active family escape as adjoining is the Hyatt Regency and guests have access across both properties.

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Countries around the globe are opening to the LGBTQ community. With Australia being the latest example to legalise same-sex marriage, many other countries used the past years to work on a more open-minded environment to make LGBTQ travellers feel welcomed and secure.

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Whether you like Vinyasa flows or breaking a sweat with hot Bikram, take your practice to a whole new level on a yoga holiday. Satisfy your yogi wanderlust as you travel to exotic destinations that replace the four walls of your neighbourhood yoga studio with awe-inspiring panoramas of lush forests and pristine beaches.

So roll up your mat and embark on a journey to check off your yoga travel bucket list. From the shores of Costa Rica to the lush greens of Bali, combine your yoga retreat with whatever your yogi-heart desires for a life-changing trip that will transform your mind and body.

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Whether you simply want to take a healthy break or feel severely burnt out, escaping your daily life for a while will work wonders for your well-being. Enjoy the beautiful sunset during a romantic evening spent in the mountains or fall asleep to the calming sounds of the purling ocean waves and find out what works best for you to unwind and de-stress.

While holidays are meant to be an escape from your stressful life, they can easily turn into an exhausting journey if you don’t consider a few points. So let us help you ease into it as we share our six best tips to make the most of your relaxing getaway.

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If you have ever been on a or at least thought about it, you know how difficult and time-consuming it can be to choose the perfect place for you. With the recent boom of the wellness sector and countless spa centres emerging, it can be pretty overwhelming for you to select the spa that suits your needs. From medical and Ayurvedic spas to destination and beach spas, the opportunities are almost endless making it hard for you to just pick one.

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When celebs are looking for a relaxing escape or to get into action hero shape, the crème de la crème of healthy vacation destinations are here to satisfy their well-being. If you’re dreaming of your next wellness getaway, why not score some inspiration from your favourite celebrities and icons, for an extra special holiday fit for the stars. From luxurious private islands to remote exotic beaches, these A-list worthy wellness retreats will make you feel like a VIP as you sample luxurious spa treatments, practice your asanas or soak in the captivating atmosphere.

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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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