Being a new mum is not always conducive to fitting in time to go the gym or arranging sports matches with your friends. Looking after your newborn will always take priority, but this doesn’t mean your health has to take a backseat. Take back the reigns with a healthy family holiday and learn how to fit in some mini-bursts of exercise before you depart, as we share 8 easy ways for new mums to exercise in everyday life. 

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Offering much more than your average spa break, wellness spa hotels allow you to target your specific health goals through tailored programmes which combine personalised spa treatments with healthy nutrition, fitness and wellness activities. Whether managing weight loss or alleviating stress our destination spa hotels provide the wellness resources required to make positive lifestyle changes long term. From Europe to the Caribbean, a visit to any one of our prestigious wellness spa hotels invites you to discover new ways to live a healthier lifestyle, whilst taking advantage of the hotel’s wellness and spa facilities.

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Stay active on holiday instead of being a victim of the buffet-and-booze weight gain. When it’s time to escape the daily grind, opt for a sport and fitness resort to really go that extra mile and prove it’s not impossible to stay healthy on holiday.

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A world away from extreme fad diets, healthy eating is all about making gradual changes you are happy with, helping you to develop dietary habits that you can live with long-term. Here at Health and Fitness Travel we believe you get out of your body what you put in to it, and with our gut often dubbed the body’s ‘second brain’, you may be surprised at the range of benefits and advantages healthy eating can bring.

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Open your body and mind to new perspectives with our transformative yoga retreats which will change the way you approach health and well-being. Focusing on the connection between your inner-self and outer-body, yoga can often help to provide a mindful perspective in your daily life. Encouraging users to take a step back and concentrate on this connection through breathing and asanas, this healthy discipline offers a transformative holistic escape away from stress and worry. Suitable for all levels, yoga can transform you both physically and mentally, with benefits ranging from strengthening cardiovascular health, to decreasing the risk of depression.

Read more: 5 Transformative Yoga Retreats

From Europe and beyond, if you’re looking to escape on a gay friendly spa holiday at a heavenly destination, explore our hand-picked selection of the best spa breaks that offer a warm welcome to the LGBT community. Focus on your well-being on a healthy spa holiday that will leave you feeling like you’re on top of the world as you re-energise with therapeutic spa treatments and blissfully stress-reducing wellness activities. From Thailand to Ibiza, tailor-make your gay friendly spa break with a combination of detox, weight loss or yoga for the healthy couples' holiday of your dreams.

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Get fit, shed unwanted pounds and learn how to sustain your ideal weight long term with the healthy solution of our transformative weight loss retreats. Even with the best of intentions it can be difficult to find the motivation to kick start weight loss, together with the confusion of contradictory weight loss advice oversaturating the media. Learn from the experts on our transformative weight loss holidays and receive professional guidance on how to exercise and nourish your body in the best possible way to reach your goals.

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Escape the chill and swap your woolly hat for a straw one with these sun-soaked wellness holidays, guaranteed to put a smile on your face. With the short winter days meaning the only chance for some sunshine is a chilly dash outside at lunchtime, many of us spend our time daydreaming of long white beaches and balmy evenings. The British summer may still seem a long way off but with our warming winter escapes tropical weather, exhilarating adventures and luxurious spa treatments are all just a plane journey away. 

Read more: The Best Winter Sun Wellness Holidays to Escape the Cold

Get fit, de-stress or simply discover a more mindful way of living with our luxury transformative retreats that will uncover the new you. With the fast pace of today’s society, often the time we need to concentrate on ourselves and our goals is overlooked or postponed. Combine beautiful surroundings with some much needed me-time by embarking on a wellness escape in a new destination that will inspire change and help you become the best person you can be.

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Over past decades, the mention of exercise has immediately conjured up images of hours on the treadmill. Today, there is a wide variety of sports, fitness classes and activities available for those that want to keep active and live a healthy lifestyle. With a constant stream of trends, not all of them stick, but hi-intensity interval training has risen as an effective fitness standard. Boosting numerous health benefits; from weight loss and endurance to toned muscles and a strong heart, the popularity of this fitness trend is definitely well earned.

Read more: The Benefits of Hi-Intensity Interval Training

Going on holiday is no excuse to leave your running shoes behind, with our active holidays offering a change of scenery and culture, whilst improving your health and fitness. Whether you’re an athlete, or just looking to keep up with your running routine, make the most of the opportunity to explore your beautiful surroundings by foot. From scenic coastline trails in Portugal to sprinting up mountain paths in St Lucia, we have tracked down stunning running trails from our fitness holidays in luxury destinations worldwide. So, take your pick, don’t forget to pack your trainers and run towards your dream running holiday.

Read more: The Best Active Holidays for Running

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