- 23 July 2011 23 July 2011
Located in the untouched south of Mauritius, set in a tranquil bay on a curving lagoon of white sand Shanti Maurice is the ideal holiday destination to rejuvenate mind, body and soul. With a choice of many other luxury resorts in Mauritius, I considered myself lucky to have found this gem of a place.
- 17 July 2011 17 July 2011
Whether you want to lose weight or detox, relax or be pampered, then there's no better place to be than a spa. In recent years, spas have grown in popularity as more of us are putting health and well-being high on the list of our everyday priorities. In addition to exercise, we are looking for new ways to improve our general health and the spa experience offers a whole range of treatments and facilities which will help us to reach our goals and relax our bodies and minds. But just why are spa holidays so popular and what can we expect from a spa experience today?
- 08 July 2011 08 July 2011
During the winter season, we are encouraged to cover up our bodies and don't pay much attention to the effects caused by an unhealthy lifestyle. Come summer, we want to get on the beach, work on our natural tan and display our amazing bikini body. However, gaining those extra pounds during the cruel winter will be counterproductive to enjoying the summer months. Escape to your very own bikini beach body break and ensure that your body looks its best all year around, for a long time to come.
- 29 June 2011 29 June 2011
Would you like to holiday like a celebrity? They are often seen relaxing in magnificent holiday destinations when they want to escape the pressures of their paparazzi fuelled life. We, too, require a quick getaway from our daily working life so that we can be transported into our own personal paradise. But in today's world, you can go on these breaks without a large bank account and enjoy your next health and fitness holiday.
- 23 June 2011 23 June 2011
Set in a secluded bay on the southern tip of Grenada, LaLuna is the ultimate island getaway. My seven-night stay at the luxury resort was just the escape I needed. The road leading up to LaLuna is unpaved and bumpy, but don't be fooled by the drive, upon entering the resort you will realise that you've tumbled upon a hidden paradise.
- 18 June 2011 18 June 2011
Going on holiday doesn't mean that you have to give up your health and fitness regime in favour of partying and over indulgence (although you most certainly can if you wish).
If you want a break from your usual gym routine, then get away from it all and have fun keeping fit ensuring you come home looking healthier, lighter and more rejuvenated than ever. Staff at flight comparison site Skyscanner, reveal their favourite ways to eat well and exercise whilst on holiday.
- 15 June 2011 15 June 2011
With the fit and active 'baby-boomer' generation now reaching 65 years plus, they are making a big impact on the health and fitness travel sector and it's set to continue. More than 10 million people alive today will live to be more than 100 years old. The older generation are seeking holiday destinations which encourage more physical and mental activity. Having that spending power to go on holiday, baby boomers consider holidays no longer an indulgence but a necessity of life for their well-being.
- 10 June 2011 10 June 2011
With our father's stomachs slowly expanding and their backs gradually bending, Father's Day couldn't have come any quicker. The perfect gift this Father's Day is not only to express to our dads how much we care and how we actually do acknowledge their existence, but it is also the opportunity to encourage them to take more time out of their stressful routines and look after themselves for a change.
- 01 June 2011 01 June 2011
Man, I feel like a woman. Visiting a spa may not be every bloke's cup of tea, but massages and facials aren't only for women. Are you stressed and need some rest and recovery? Looking for a quick getaway to be pampered or need a good detox? Why don't you pop into a spa and be restored. OK, I know what you're thinking, men… going to spas… ahh what a complete joke! Those places are a hazard for men, one foot in and I will come out like a hairless chicken, smelling like peaches! But that's not the way to think.
- 28 May 2011 28 May 2011
Having just returned from a seven-night stay at Jewel Dunn's River Resort, it's safe to say that it goes above and beyond any other all-inclusive resorts I've stayed at. I ended my holiday in Jamaica feeling refreshed, revitalised and keen to book my next trip back.
- 22 May 2011 22 May 2011
For someone who likes endless activities and sun, a short health and fitness break away was just what I needed. I flew to the Algarve in Portugal to stay at the new five-star Martinhal Luxury Beach Resort. Opened in April 2010 and destined to become one of the finest luxury resorts on the Algarve, I was looking forward to staying there and experiencing what it had to offer.
- 18 May 2011 18 May 2011
Of the most common excuses men and women use for not exercising 'lack of time' is possibly the worst. You can try justifying your excuse with a hectic job or demanding family life, but in reality there is always time for exercise; you just have to be willing to find it.
- 11 May 2011 11 May 2011
In today's fast-paced, frenzied society, increasing numbers of stressed out individuals are shunning their slick, mirror-tiled high-tech gyms to pursue yoga as a form of exercise. Not only does yoga produce a cardiovascular workout, but it can help to reduce blood pressure, heart disease, depression and stress as well as improving focus and concentration. And did we mention fun? Yes, yoga is a lot of fun. Holidays with yoga classes are proving more and more popular, especially as they help to enhance a holiday's wellness element.
- 06 May 2011 06 May 2011
Tone muscles, cleanse out toxins, calm your mind and restore an overstressed body, leaving you rejuvenated and energised at the world's first spa and organic wellness resort in Malaysia. Called The Chateau and nestled serenely in the Berjaya Hills, it opens its doors to the world on 11th July 2011.
- 05 May 2011 05 May 2011
I was very excited about visiting SHA Wellness Clinic to rejuvenate and energise for a few days in Spain. It's making quite a name for itself and with regular visits from the likes of Kylie Minogue, Simon Cowell and Naomi Campbell, it seems everybody wants to reap the rewards from coming here.
- 05 May 2011 05 May 2011
Healthandfitnesstravel.com features in the Independent's 50 Best Travel Websites, with author Rhiannon Batten 'seeing the world the smart way', recommending healthandfitnesstravel.com in the article that leads readers where to 'bag a bargain and load up on local knowledge'.
- 29 April 2011 29 April 2011
As the name suggests, this new resort which opened in July 2010 offers a wellness experience for those wanting to improve their longevity. Programmes include a wellness and fitness boost week, detox, stress management and weight loss. Situated in the beautiful natural area of Monchique in the Algarve Portugal, this perfect natural and wellness getaway is surrounded by breath-taking views over coastal mountains, making it the ideal location for a health retreat. All guests have access to a weekly health and fitness schedule which include morning and afternoon hikes, classes in Pilates, dance, aqua aerobics, mind fitness, stretching and lectures in Osteopathy, stress management and nutrition.
- 23 April 2011 23 April 2011
Ayii Anargyri Natural Healing Spa Resort is a chic, boutique retreat for those seeking healing and rejuvenation. Located on the hills of Paphos, Cyprus the resort's unique history and natural resources make it an idyllic retreat to restore, explore and transform yourself.