It’s no secret that South American countries are severely underrated. In a study conducted by Far&Wide, 0 of the 20 most visited countries in the world are in South America. With global entry restrictions being reduced and/or lifted, there is no better time or place to embark on your wellness retreat. South American countries are known for their gorgeous sunshine, enchanting wildlife, and incredible natural landscapes. We’ve put together a brief list of our most fabulous retreats and tours in the pristine beauty that is South America!
Any opportunity to improve your wellness is one worth taking - but a fitness retreat under the guidance of an expert takes your experience to the next level! So much more than your average personal trainer, the coaches on these retreats take excellence in their respective fields to new heights - many of them winning Olympic medals and being world-renowned names. There’s arguably no better way to learn a discipline or sport - you can walk in as a complete beginner and return home knowing a few tricks of the trade!
Going on a cycling holiday can bring out tonnes of excitement, and whether you’re cycling on an island in Thailand or along the golden beaches of Mykonos, adventure and fitness are imminent. Cycling holidays are as intense as they are rewarding, offering a healthy challenge that will push you to your limits! We’ve all been in this situation before - you go to get something out of your backpack only to realize you’ve never packed it in the first place! We’re celebrating National Bike Week this June by putting together a list of all of the essentials you need to make your cycling holiday one you’ll never forget!
Cultural awareness has been proven to have a significant impact on mental health, and as such progressively more travellers are seeking a holiday that not only enriches the mind, body and soul, but also actively promotes the discovery of a different culture. By stimulating and refreshing the mind through a mixture of various wellness activities, these tours meet this growing trend, combining the benefits of exercise and invigorating the mind, with new experiences and cultures. From white water rafting through the black water rivers of Argentina, to unwinding in the naturally heated Blue Lagoon of Iceland, these tours have something for everyone.
Active tours are ideally suited to adventurous travellers who can explore the chosen destination on a range of different energetic activities, in the company of like-minded individuals. Whereas, well-being conscious travellers can unwind and embark on a health journey of self-discovery, delving deeper into the culture of their chosen destination on a wellness tour. Active and Wellness Tours ensure an enriching experience, rejuvenating the mind and body to improve overall well-being. Let’s take a look at 10 of some of the top active and wellness tours to embark on, ones you’d definitely treasure for a lifetime.
We all know how addicting smartphones can be, and how much of our daily lives they can consume. In fact, according to a study published by King University, people touch their phones at 2,617 times per day! It can be surprising how much time we actually spend on our phones, and we can actually get fatigued quite easily if we don’t take a break! Our eyes need a rest after spending so many hours each week looking at bright screens, and our minds need a break too! It can be stressful constantly looking at what people are doing on social media and FOMO can have an effect on us, making us feel anxious and depressed when we compare other’s seemingly picture-perfect lives to our own. That’s why it can be extremely beneficial to your health to embark on a technology-free wellness retreat.
In the 21st Century, all tourists seek unique travel experiences, tailored to their needs. But are all travel operators providing sustainable, accessible, and inclusive destinations that allow people to enjoy their holidays without hindrance? There are 13.9 million people living with a disability in the UK. That’s 20% of the population – which means 1 in 5 customers are likely to have a long-term health condition that impacts their day-to-day lives. Championing wellness for everyone, we have extensively researched and put together our accessible travel offering to help travellers make informed decisions about where to go when it comes to booking a wellness holiday that caters for their unique needs.
What is a wellness incentive break you ask? Well, first of all let’s look at what a wellness incentive actually is shall we? A wellness incentive is a strong emotion or desire that impacts the well-being of an individual and can be present in both internal and external forms of motivation. Wellness incentives are often used by employers to promote wellness within their workplaces, to offer rewards and recognition to their employees as a result of hard work and meeting business goals.
Dr. Carlo Barbieri is one of the leading health specialists at Lefay Spa & Resort Lago di Garda, developing their retreats and ensuring each one is an all-encompassing wellness experience. With a background in medicine in multiple Italian cities as well as Beijing, China, we believe Dr. Barbieri is an interesting and unique resource in the medical field. We were fortunate enough to ask him some questions about his background, what his training means for your holiday at Lefay, and much more!
It’s no secret that stress can take a hold on all of us from time to time, filling our minds with worries and negative thoughts. However, when stress builds up and maintains itself in our heads long-term, it can become unhealthy and lead to adverse long-term health effects such as mental health and depression. In fact, according to a medical review by The American Institute of Stress, 77% of people have experienced stress that affects their physical health, and 73% of people have experienced stress that affects their mental health. We worked with Dr. Vicente Mera of the SHA Wellness Clinic to learn more about stress and ageing, especially during their anti-ageing retreat. Let’s break down different causes and factors of stress and how they can affect our physical and mental health.
Though it may seem as if there is no correlation between your love language and where you should spend your wellness holiday, you may just be surprised how much our choices for each respective love language suit your needs. Love is a force that cannot be quantified by science, and neither can your love language. Whether you most prefer giving gifts, words of affirmation, quality time, acts of service, or physical touch, we’ve got you covered on where you can fall head over heels on holiday!
Thinking about somewhere to travel to this year? Why not explore the UK and experience all the amazing natural beauty and great experiences that are just waiting to be discovered. Take a plunge into the wealth of activities the UK has to offer. Whether you’re an adrenaline junkie, fitness fanatic or even craving a relaxing spa retreat, there’s plenty for all sorts of people, with all sorts of healthy aspirations! Here we will delve into some of the top UK wellness retreats, where they’re located and what sort-after benefits they can bring you.
Interviews from leading health and fitness professionals from around the world to explore a wealth of knowledge in their areas of expertise.