Known for its exotic flavours and tasty food combinations, Thai cuisine has massively influenced western dining during recent years. The chefs at Thanyapura have aimed to incorporate traditional Asian flavours in this sweet and sour dish. Aside from its creative, spectacular presentation in a hollowed-out pineapple, this recipe contains a myriad of nutritional benefits. The main ingredient millet is considered a ‘super seed’, helping to reduce the risk of cancer, detoxify the body and improve digestion. Colourful toppings, such as goji berries and pumpkin seeds, help to provide vitamins and minerals needed for a healthy functioning body. This tasty dish is sure to leave you feeling refreshed and satisfied.

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The beginning of the New Year marks the season for us to make resolutions for a healthier lifestyle. However, despite our efforts, most of our determination fades away within a couple weeks. By choosing rushed and unrealistic approaches like restrictive diets and monotonous workouts that promise quick results, we are not able to sustain the lifestyle we want and eventually fall back into old habits. Rather than looking to short-term fixes, we should focus on developing fun fitness habits that make us feel energised and happy.

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Even though cold, rainy days in Mauritius are non-existent, the chefs at Shanti Maurice still give you the opportunity to enjoy a hot, warming soup, whether at the retreat or back home. This hearty stew demonstrates that comfort food doesn’t always have to be unhealthy. The potato and sesame seeds will help you feel fuller for longer, whilst the ginger adds a nice, spicy note to the dish, whilst helping to reduce inflammation and warm your body from the inside out.

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While it’s inarguably the most wonderful time of the year, Christmas can become a taxing occasion for everyone. From the stresses of the season’s chaos to unhealthy eating habits and weight gain, ‘merry’ can easily turn into miserable. Fortunately, there are many ways to prevent the unwanted side effects of the Yuletide festivities. By making small but significant changes, you can experience a jubilant Christmas that will not only make you happier, but also leave you healthier for the coming year ahead.

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For this beautifully arranged dish, the chefs at Paradis Plage were inspired by the consistently sunny, hot Moroccan weather that calls for fresh, light meals. Fresh, organic grilled vegetables, drizzled with virgin argan oil, are paired with crunchy lettuce and a colourful beetroot puree, making for the perfect delicate summer lunch or healthy side dish, bursting with nutrients and flavour.

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Steve McKeown Master of Mind Improvement

Therapist, Psychoanalyst, Hypnotherapist, NLP Practitioner, Motivational Coach, Business Coach, Life Coach, architect of ‘Dichotherapy’ and the ‘F.I.T. Technique’, as well as being an international author, Steve McKeown is a true master of mind-improvement, fully understanding the way humans are conditioned to think. With an unrivalled mental toolkit, he expertly guides both groups and individuals on their own unique journeys to massively-improved ways of thinking, thus helping them to realise enormous positive change in their lives.

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What is Marbella Club and who’s it for?

Before I arrived, I knew Marbella Club was going to be special, it’s one of those places where reputation precedes; a genuine “hall of fame” with a focus on tailor-made wellness programmes and excellent facilities.

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Shining the spotlight on fitness training in nature Eric Walters director of Wildfitness, shares the benefits of adapting our fitness regime to utilise nature.

With an increasing number of experts advocating leading a healthy outdoor lifestyle, that incorporates spending more time in nature and less time under artificial light, we might ask what’s the reasoning? What’s the use in exposing ourselves to the wilds of nature and its elements? Is this a new fad or a counter-culture backlash against the big, loud gyms just for the sake of it? Here at Wildfitness, we would argue not.

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With so many of us leaping onto the fitness bandwagon, it can very easy to become hurt by pushing ourselves past our limits. Mike Snader, Body Aware Specialist, at The BodyHoliday, discusses the importance of training your body at your own pace and not trying to run, before you can walk.

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Start today instead of tomorrow and make the necessary changes in your life to improve your wellness. Begin your journey on one of our intensive weight loss holidays in Europe aimed at boosting your metabolism to result in lasting changes in your body. Learn how to fuel your body correctly on your European slimming and weight loss holiday with nutrition workshops and start to feel the changes both physically and mentally on your well-being journey. Target those problem areas with productive high intensity workouts and invest the time in sculpting the body of your dreams. Wake up glad you didn’t prolong your journey any longer and continue to enhance your appearance, health and self-esteem.

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As temperatures drop, many people tend to fall off the wellness track. Balanced meals are replaced with sweet Christmas treats and the daily jogs get cancelled due to the freezing weather. But winter doesn’t have to put a stop to your wellness journey. Chase the winter sun and jet off to our ultimate luxury spa retreats to enjoy a deluxe wellness experience. Sample a selection of indulgent spa treatments, from organic facials, deep tissue massages to detoxifying body scrubs before enjoying a healthy feast to satisfy your senses. Whether a fitness fanatic, a yogi or just someone who likes to pamper in the lap of luxury, each of these spa destinations offer something different to suit all goals and well-being needs.

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Located in the rolling green mountains of Sri Lanka, Santani Wellness Resort is an award-winning spa retreat, exuding a calming, peaceful atmosphere that is ideal for a spiritual and holistic holiday. From 13-20th January 2018, Santani will be hosting a special 7-night yoga and Ayurveda retreat, led by renowned Guru, Sushant Pandey.

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The cuisine at Marbella Club focuses on nutritious, healthy meals that are perfectly light for a warm summer’s day on Spain’s south coast. This delicious ‘pasta’ dish does not contain any gluten or refined grains, thanks to the ‘courgetti’, making it suitable for those with a gluten intolerance or following a low carb diet. This completely vegan dish is bursting with nutrients, thanks to the raw courgettes, nuts, and plant-based parmesan alternative. This recipe is perfect for a fresh summer lunch and offers a great alternative to traditional pasta dishes.

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Despite being the most wonderful time of year, the festive season can leave some of us feeling stressed and burnt out. Between last-minute present shopping and the pressure of entertaining, there is often little time for relaxing and self-care.

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Forecasting the next big trends in wellness travel for 2018, we round up the most significant trends set to shake up the world of wellness next year. From mindful movement holidays, to happiness retreats and architectural wellness, discover the hottest new trends that will influence the wellness world in 2018 and beyond.

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Everybody needs a break from time to time and a well-deserved spa holiday offers the perfect opportunity to relax and unwind. But have you ever tried a thalassotherapy spa holiday? From the Greek work ‘thalassa’ meaning sea, thalassotherapy brings the natural healing powers of sea water to the spa. It is said to eliminate toxins from the body, increase blood and lymph circulation as well as accelerate metabolism. It also aids in weight loss, relieving muscular pain and treating various skin conditions.

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Try this decadent Crispy Potato Napoleon from The Farm at San Benito, featuring crunchy, fresh vegetables and rich flavours. This healthy, nutrient-dense dish provides a combination of textures, thanks to the crispy potatoes and creamy, flavourful aubergine atop a bed of greens. All of this is topped with a fine pumpkin ginger sauce, beneficial in reducing inflammation in the body. A delicious vegan recipe, perfect for when you want to reward yourself with a warming, hearty meal full of nutrients.

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With Wimbledon fever set to strike, those inspired to dig out their dusty tennis rackets can now rediscover the racket wielding sport as we round up our top tennis holidays worthy of the pros. Gain the advantage whether training on a tennis holiday in Thailand at a specialist sports retreat frequented by sporting stars, or diversifying your racket skills with tennis, squash and padel in Portugal. After working up a sweat, ward off tennis elbow through the expertise of professional chiropractors and rejuvenating spa treatments on a spa and sport holiday that will leave your body ready to hit the courts again tomorrow. Game, set, match.

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Everyone needs a break every now and then, but the fly-and-flop holidays that involve nothing more than lazing around by the pool won’t provide you with the long-term benefits that your mind, body and soul really needs. You may have a relaxing break, putting the stress and strains of everyday life to one side, but as soon as you arrive back home you will soon feel these same stressors and tensions arise. Focusing on not only providing a relaxing holiday but the tools you need to lead a more balance lifestyle long-term, here we take a look at how a holistic holiday can offer healing benefits for both your physical, emotional, mental and spiritual well-being.

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‘The early bird catches the worm’, as the old adage goes. And it certainly rings true when it comes to booking holidays, with guaranteed availability and substantial savings to be made on both accommodation and flights when booking in advance. Forward planning is essential when it comes to securing the best offers and availability for your holiday. Not only will you save with early booking discount offers, but as every savvy holidaymaker knows, booking flights well in advance is a sure-fire way to save money.

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