Stress is the ultimate 21st century syndrome. It can creep in at any moment and can be caused by almost anything in your life, whether it's work, family or your social life.  Although stress is perfectly natural it needs to be kept under control as excessive amounts can be harmful not only to your body and mind, but can also lead to unhealthy habits, such as over eating and smoking.

Read more: Don't Feed Your Stress, Fix It

I arrived at Tenerife airport to a warm 25 degrees Celsius, blue skies and sunshine; a big contrast to the grey skies, rain and 8 degrees I left behind at London Gatwick the same morning. Abama Golf & Spa resort is set on the untouched western coast of Tenerife and is a destination itself situated across 400 acres of land and only a 20 minute drive from the airport.

Read more: ABAMA: A Spa and Sport Indulgence

In today's chaotic world, people are constantly faced with problems of anxiety and stress, caused by, a poor diet, lack of sleep and difficult situations. Figures in 2009/10 have indicated that an estimated 435,000 people in Great Britain suffered from stress caused by their current or past work¹. Take the opportunity to escape the pressures of life and your regular working week with a de-stress holiday and appreciate the beauty of a worry free lifestyle.

Read more: Top 5 De-stress Holidays: Relax your way to a better life

There are lots of simple, easy and fun ways to get an extra boost out of life and improve your health and fitness. You should start by simply being in nature and the great outdoors. Too many of us are hunched over desks all day and without natural sunlight. Top up your vitamin D levels by getting a burst of beautiful autumn sun as and when you can; fifteen minutes a day should get you feeling full of beans!

Read more: Easy ways to improve your health and fitness

Can't face another unhealthy Christmas at home with squabbling in-laws, mistletoe and an over-stuffed turkey? You won't have to as we have come up with our top five healthy Christmas holidays, so you can have a change of scenery and start the New Year feeling rejuvenated.

Read more: Top 5 Healthy Christmas Getaways

Overlooking the majestic Himalayas and hidden away from city life, Ananda provided me with complete escape from the world. At first I was sceptical about trying to relax near the bustling capital city of Delhi, but upon arriving to this magical paradise, I knew that my doubts would easily be put to rest. At Dehradun Airport, I was greeted by an Ananda chauffeur whilst on our way to the resort, passionately described the quaint villages that we passed on the way to the palace so I could get an overall feel for the destination.

Read more: Ananda; My soulful healthy hideaway

World Renowned Teacher in Portugal from 5 - 10 September

Health expert and Fitness TV Presenter Angie Newson, is launching an exclusive Yoga and Pilates retreat at Longevity Wellness Resort in Portugal from 5-10th September 2012. Internationally renowned yoga and Pilates expert, Angie Newson will be taking her talents to the luxurious 5 star health and wellness resort twice a year. This exclusive five night tailor-made retreat is available through Health and Fitness Travel, experts in tailor-made active and wellness holidays worldwide for a special price of just £595 per person.

Read more: Longevity Wellness Resort Launches Yoga and Pilates Retreat

We're starting the year as we mean to go on and appearing on ITV1 everyday throughout this week, having sponsored a big prize giveaway on prime time morning TV shows Daybreak and Lorraine, to win a fabulous holiday in St Lucia. Running five times every day this week, one lucky viewer and three friends will walk away with a dream holiday to The BodyHoliday, LeSport in St Lucia provided by HealthandFitnessTravel.com.

Read more: Health and Fitness Travel on ITV Daybreak & Lorraine


From yoga retreats in Thailand to adventure fitness holidays in Oman, we present our 10 best health and fitness retreats around the world to help rejuvenate your mind, body and soul. Enhance your well-being in just 7 days on one of our worldwide healthy holidays and return home with benefits that will long outlast your tan.

Read more: The 10 Best Health and Fitness Retreats

Saba Rais, 36, a corporate lawyer from London, spent two weeks at health and well-being resort The BodyHoliday in St. Lucia, booked through Health and Fitness Travel. Since returning, she's reorganised her life, making time for exercise as well as writing a beauty blog. Saba talks about her holiday experience to us.

Read more: The BodyHoliday Revitalised Saba Rais

Health and Fitness Travel attended the Conde Nast Traveller Annual Readers' Travel Awards 2011 last night in London. The excitement unfolded at The Royal Institution of Great Britain when The BodyHoliday in St Lucia won a major award for Best Destination Spa 2011 in the world! The readers voted for this active and wellness destination as the place to go on holiday for a complete workout and it gained top marks for exercise programmes and facilities.

Read more: The BodyHoliday, wins Conde Nast Traveller's Best Destination Spa Award 2011

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