Patrícia, Spa Manager of EPIC SANA Algarve since May 2017, joined the team as Fitness Instructor in 2013 and has helped build one of the leading resort fitness programs in Portugal. The resort offers a gamut of classes and workout programs, as well as Pilates and other activities in the resort’s green areas, while emphasizing the critical importance of diet, nutrition and lifestyle to attaining peak fitness.

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Slow down the signs of ageing and give a healthy boost to your well-being. There are several causes that can speed up the aging process: the fast pace of modern living, unhealthy eating habits and stress. Counteract those causes with this list of age-defying treatments and discover the best anti-ageing holiday to try them in. These experiences will not only be relaxing, but also bring your natural glow back making you look and feel younger as you return.

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Follow your every wellness whim in 2019 with a year’s worth of inspiration and motivation to indulge in health-enhancing wellness experiences around the world. From January detox retreats in Switzerland to summer fitness breaks in Ibiza, we reveal our month-by-month guide of the best wellness holiday destinations for 2019, so you can make this the year to nourish your mind, body and soul. 

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What is Pine Cliffs and who’s it for?

Pine Cliffs is an award-winning 5-star luxury hotel, but it is so much more than that: it's a resort, a golf course, a spa, fitness centre, tennis academy, a lifestyle and an experience. Located on the amazing coastline of the Algarve, in Southern Portugal on a stunning cliff-top above Portugal’s longest beach, Praia Da Falesia. Whilst I was there, I saw families, couples, singles, spa-lovers, golfers and many more because of the variety of amenities and sprawling grounds the resort is situated on.

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There are many benefits of travel, however, staying healthy while traveling can prove to be a challenge. Away from the comforts of your daily routine, it’s easy to fall off your health and fitness wagon when you’re on the go. While you still want to enjoy your holiday, don’t let your hard-earned efforts go to waste. Follow these 10 essential tips for healthy travel for an indulgent holiday minus the guilt:  

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When juggling work and family life, finding the best family holiday to suit your needs can be an arduous task. Not every family has the same idea of the perfect family escape; some want to be active during their holiday and some want to relax at the beach while the kids have the time of their lives playing games and making new friends. To help you with your multi-generational family holiday dilemmas, here are our top picks for the best family-friendly holidays that’ll cover any interests, from sports to spa for the whole family to enjoy.

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A commentary by Dr. Clive Williams

Celebrating #Movember this year, we are putting the spotlight on men’s health to help raise awareness about some of the biggest well-being issues faced by men and address the internal stigmas associated to masculinity. Here, North Brisbane psychologist, Dr. Clive Williams answers the question, “Why should men care about self-care?” to start a conversation and redefine the true meaning of strength, allowing them to get the help and tools they need for a healthy and fulfilled life:

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Taking your significant other on a magnificent winter wellness escape can be a good way to rekindle your love, escape the stressful everyday-life and simply have some well-deserved time for two. Here at Health and Fitness Travel, we take into consideration the many interests, different types of couples have. There are couples who are into fitness, couples who long for adventure, or who simply want to have a quiet and peaceful time with each other. So here are some suggestions for winter wellness destinations for healthy couples of all kinds, from the sporty and adventurous couple to the luxury loving couple, we’ve got you covered:

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If the average candlelit dinner just won’t cut it, these eight extravagant dining experiences are sure to satisfy. From Bedouin style brunches to tree-top gourmet dining, you are bound for a unique gourmand adventure that will tickle your fancy. Backed by a nutrition-centric retreat, these experiences will not only give you a taste of luxury, but also the benefits of healthy living. After satisfying your belly, wind down and satiate your need for pampering at the spa with a wide menu of indulgent treatments.

Read on for some inspiration on your next foodie holiday. We won’t blame you if these extravagant dining experiences leave you drooling.

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Make the most of your time off and learn a new skill whilst you relax and unwind on one of our learning holidays.  Whether you’re a budding yogi, a keen swimmer, a hopeful diver or an aspiring surfer the following holidays are sure to provide you with the tools and guidance you need to kickstart, and maybe even master, your new skill. With excellent wellness facilities, stunning surroundings and a wide array of fitness and holistic activities to take part it, these resorts make sure there’s plenty for you to be getting on with when you’re not practicing your chosen skill. So, what are you waiting for? Here are our top 7 inspirational learning holidays.

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The global wellness industry is now worth $4.2 trillion with wellness tourism experiencing a 6.5% annual growth; more than double the growth rate for overall tourism. Forecasting the next big trends in wellness travel for 2019, we live up to our reputation as the wellness holiday specialists. From tough and transformative travel, to grief retreats and wellness mumcations, discover the hottest new trends that will influence the wellness travel world in 2019.

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What is Monchique Resort & Spa and who’s it for?

If you’re looking for an amazing and renewing spa retreat in marvellous surroundings, then a stay at Monchique Resort & Spa is just what is needed. The resorts setting is peaceful and serene with views that stretch all the way to the Atlantic coast but because it’s located in the mountains, there is a warm cool breeze.

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Take some time out for yourself and venture to one of our blissful spa escapes for some luxury treatments that you’ll never forget. From a detox red ruby scrub in Thailand and master Reiki in Vietnam to Ayurveda treatments in St. Lucia and Roman bath sessions in Italy there is no shortage of options when it comes to giving your mind and body the pampering they deserve. After indulging in these daily spa treatments and relaxing with holistic activities including yoga, Pilates and meditation you are sure to return home feeling refreshed, rejuvenated and ready to continue your wellness journey.

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With so many retreats to choose from, it can be difficult to determine which retreats are truly authentic. Here at Health and Fitness Travel we have spent years trying, testing and researching all kinds of wellness escapes from Ayurvedic and mindfulness to yoga and digital detox to decipher which retreats are the most trustworthy. Thankfully, we can assure our clients that during any one of our healthy holidays, they will have the time to rest, focus on themselves and release any built-up stress causing mental exhaustion. Under the guidance of highly trained wellness experts, guests can feel assured that they will leave their holiday with the mental clarity and sense of purpose they’ve been searching for. So, without further ado, here are 6 authentic wellness retreats that are loved and trusted by us. 

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Taking your parents to a magnificent retreat to the most beautiful places our world has to offer, will strengthen the family-bond and can be a great way to thank them for all they may have done for you. Not all parents are the same, however there are ones who love nature and animals, there are sporty ones and there are ones who just want to have a relaxing time, not worrying about anything at all. So here are some suggestions for family retreats for every type of parents, from active and adventurous moms and dads to culture and luxury loving parents, we’ve got you covered:

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Take your passion for healthy eating a step further and indulge in one of our top nutrition holidays for healthy foodies. Learn more about how to better your insides with nutritional talks and consultations as you enjoy breath-taking surroundings and world-class treatments that will leave you with a spring in your step. Make the most of fresh detox smoothies, Asian cuisine, healthy twists on classic junk food staples and much more. There are also plenty of opportunities to work on your outsides too with complementary access to group classes such as yoga, Pilates, meditation and general fitness. These retreats truly are a healthy foodies’ heaven!

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Kick-start or continue your wellness journey on a group retreat in the comfort of other like-minded and wellness driven people. Experience a wide array of holistic activities such as yoga, meditation, Pilates and sunrise walks to allow you to relax and unwind in a calming and friendly environment. There is plenty of opportunity to pick up the pace too with everything from aerobics and dance classes to TRX training and beach runs. So, get ready to embark on a special journey and reconnect your mind and body with our top group retreats for social wellness.

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Your holiday is the perfect time to relax and enjoy yourself, as you escape the day to day grind. Whether you’re dreaming of lying on a beach, sightseeing in the city or practicing yoga by the pool, your trip should be fun and most importantly, stress free.

Preparing for a trip away can be hectic and time consuming, so to make it easier, Englana, the luxury lifestyle and fashion brand has provided a few useful tips to keep you stylish and stress free during the Autumn/Winter holiday season:

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Grab life by the horns and satiate your inner nomad as we help you to secure more time off work next year, so you can double your leave in 2019. Inspiring worker bees and wellness travellers around the world, these wellness holiday ideas are perfect for an extended healthy holiday. From fitness in the dramatic Swiss Alps and weight-loss amid the volcanic mountains and iconic rice paddies of Bali to active mindfulness in Spain, these destinations emanate the best of what wellness travel has to offer. With a little strategic planning around the 2019 bank holidays (and maybe an understanding boss), ditch the desk for longer and let your fit flag fly at one or more of these exciting destinations.

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Detox your brain as well as your body and escape to a luxury hideaway for a much-needed tech break. It is no secret that technology is having a negative impact on human interaction, not only affecting our relationships with others, but also, our relationships with ourselves as mental health studies continue to reveal worrying statistics. This negative psychological and social impact has meant there’s never been a better time to take some time out from digital world and learn the benefits of a digital detox retreat on your mind and body. So, swap the screen time for some me-time with these 5 luxury holidays that will allow you to disconnect and reconnect.

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