The demand for healthy honeymoons is amassing rapidly, and newlyweds are increasingly looking for something a little more than the stereotypical champagne-fuelled, lazy break in the sun. Days by the pool are being replaced with activity days where honeymooners can take part in exhilarating fitness activities, or go on excursions where they can hike, bike and kayak to local attractions. Indulgent and gluttonous menu options are swapped for nutritious, balanced and refreshing dishes, and ‘detox’ programmes are not uncommon.

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What is Palacio Estoril and who’s it for?

Palacio Estoril is a thirties five-star luxury golf and spa 130-room hotel just outside Lisbon with a colourful clientele from politicians and pop stars, to footballers and royal family. The sixth James Bond film was also filmed here.

For clients who appreciate grandeur and luxury, set in the heart of Estoril and a short walk from the nearest cafes, shops and beaches, the hotel attracts wellness, golf and spa lovers with a flair for culture offering lavish interiors set in lush gardens. Whether you are a solo traveller searching for a relaxing spa break, or a group of friends looking to get fit, Palacio Estoril has the wellness programme for you.

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When we think of mindfulness, and the process of becoming self-aware of our emotions, thoughts, feelings and senses, most of us envision a method of passive meditation. Although this may ring true when practiced by its founding Buddhists, the reality is, we do not need to be physically still and shut away from the world to find our inner-calmness. In today’s fast-paced society where finding a spare hour (or six) is nigh on impossible, this is most certainly a good thing! Active mindfulness is concerned with maintaining an introspective state of consciousness whilst engaging in everyday activities. Still a bit confused? The following guide turns a spotlight on mindfulness, complete with key tips on how to practice and apply it to your life.

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The mind and body have an intimate bond – the way you think or feel can have a profound impact on your physical health. Your body has specific ways of responding to different emotions. When upset or under stress, your body reacts, telling you that something isn’t quite right. Call it evolutionary advantage; a physical manifestation waving a red flag when something inside you goes haywire. On the downside, when left unchecked, this opens us up to a number of health risks, with some more detrimental than others.

Of course, there’s always a way to cultivate and maintain a healthy emotional balance in our lives. Negative emotions cause negative effects in our bodies and in the same vein, good feelings and positive emotions have positive and therapeutic effects, with the potential to heal us and make us healthier and happier inside out. Diving deeper into the topic, we explore the mind-body connection and its relation to our health.

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What is Thanyapura and who’s it for?

Thanyapura Health & Sports Resort is a world-class facility with an extensive offering, ideal for anyone interested in optimising their sports performance, mental health or physical well-being. Perfect for a fitness or sports holiday, they now also offer a full range of health programs including detoxweight-loss and anti-ageing programs. Guests will have plenty of opportunity to meet other guests throughout their stay. However, there is no set meal times or set table for program guests so it would abe best to be a comfortable independent traveller.

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As well as being an established practice to improve strength, mobility and overall physical health, yoga aids mental well-being and mindfulness. Far too often we cruise through life without paying attention to the present—yoga cultivates a kind of spiritual awareness that opens the mind to a higher level of consciousness. The same could be said for travel. Taking time out of your busy day-to-day lives to travel and experience the world opens your eyes to the little beautiful things in life. Journey to the most amazing yoga retreats for singles, from Europe to Asia, and combine your love for travel with your passion for yoga.

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From the gushing waterfalls of St Lucia to the crystal-clear waters in the Maldives, life’s too short not to explore the most sublime wonders of the world. Experience the ultimate in rest and relaxation with our beach spa holidays in the most stunning islands where you can escape the hassles of daily life. Surround yourself in lush foliage and pristine waters as you unwind with luxury spa treatments and holistic therapies. With our bespoke touch, you can also choose from a range of health and fitness activities, from group workouts, personalised fitness training, and water sports. Ideal for a couple’s wellness getaway, our paradise island wellness retreats are also excellent for solo travelers, groups, and families and can be tailor-made for anyone looking for some heaven-on-earth holiday experience.

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With worrying statistics that almost a third of children aged between 2 and 15 are overweight or obese1, and recent warnings that children are bingeing on social media like they would junk food2, it would appear there is a health pandemic amongst our youngest generation. To break the vicious cycle of unhealthy habits, we urge that families need to provide healthy experiences to promote positive well-being for their children. From encouraging exercise and good nutrition, to taking active and healthy family holidays, parents can take small steps towards creating the foundations for healthy behaviours that will last their children a lifetime.

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All time is precious, but holiday time is priceless. That’s why it is so important to spend every moment of it with purpose. Remember those goals and hobbies you’ve put aside because you were just too busy with work and life in general? Holidays are an excellent way to get back on track, and what better way to do it than on a learning holiday? Whether you’re a beginner or trying to enhance underlying skills, it’s never too late to embark on a new adventure. Stop putting things off and embrace the opportunity to learn something new with these six stunning holiday destinations.

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What most travellers have in common is their desire to explore and discover new things, but put that aside, we all have different reasons for feeding our wanderlust. Some travel for leisure, some do it to escape their humdrum routine. But lest you think travel is merely for recreation, think again; there are trips you can take that bear a significant impact on your life. Whether you want a total lifestyle overhaul or find peace within yourself, our wellness retreats have a lot to offer to make your holiday a momentous one. From a charming town in Brazil to the palm-fringed coast of Thailand, embark on a transformative journey with our five meaningful holidays to take this year.

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The key to maintaining a balanced and healthy lifestyle lies in our ability to persist whenever, wherever. Healthy habits are something you can take with you, even when you travel. Stay fit and keep your health in check at one of these best hotels for health conscious travellers. With so many wellness holiday options available, ranging from fitness and detox, to meditation and holistic health retreats, every type of health-conscious traveller will find a perfect healthy holiday to meet their needs.

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For those looking to swap the Christmas bloat for a healthier start to the New Year we share our 10 best festive Christmas & New Year retreats. Offering healthy holidays around the world, from yuletide yoga, to seasonal stress relief and festive fitness escapes; break with tradition and embrace the gift of winter wellness this holiday season.

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Need some time out to re-energise your body and soothe your mind? These five relaxing spa holidays in the Mediterranean will do just that and more, enhancing your health and leaving you feeling rejuvenated and replenished. Taking a break away from your hectic schedule will not only refocus your mind and ambition, but will offer a different light with which to approach work situations. Whether you go to Spain or Malta or Cyprus, the end result of boosting your well-being will be achieved at all of these five relaxing spa retreats. Soak up the Mediterranean atmosphere and inhale the fresh air as you enjoy the highly nutritious and delicious cuisine.

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About Atmantan

Having launched in 2016, Atmantan Wellness Resort is still in its infancy, yet what it lacks in age, it makes up for in just about everything else. A luxury haven just outside of the hustle and bustle of Mumbai and Pune, enjoy the tranquil ambience of an adult-only retreat surrounded by like-minded individuals in an environment that emits spirituality. Nikhil, the founder of the resort is a keen fitness enthusiast, having completed four Iron Mans, and this passion for all things wellness is reflected throughout the resort. A year after opening, the clientele is primarily Indian, but as time goes on I see this destination spa becoming a haven for international wellness enthusiasts to join in the meaning of Atmantan: the divine amalgamation of the mind (mana), body (tann), and soul (atma).

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Sometimes a typical boozy hen weekend can be a daunting prospect, especially with the most important day of your life just around the corner. If the inevitable hangover and health repercussions don’t appeal to you or your bridesmaids, then why not indulge yourself and head on a pre-wedding wellness break.

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The practices of aquatic therapies cater to an array of problems; whether you are in a position of recovery, orthopaedic, neurological or chronic pain, the use of water relieves discomfort and promotes physical well-being. It is the healing properties of water combined with the skills and specialised training of therapists that will improve guests’ overall mobility and functions.

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Having taken three years out to travel before I went to university, completing an internship and gaining some experience in a ‘proper’ work environment prior to finishing my degree was high up on the to-do-list. The thing was (and this had always been my problem), what was I actually interested in? So, after a brief deliberation, I doubtfully took to Google… ‘health’ ‘fitness’ ‘travel’ ‘internship’. Low and behold, I came across this very page, and how pleased I am that I did!

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It is important to know the early warning signs signalling that your body is in desperate need of a purifying detox. Expel the toxins from your body with reliable cleansing methods, good nutrition and carefully selected fitness activities available on a detox holiday, as you cleanse your well-being from the inside out. Establish clear goals and ensure that the bad bacteria in your body is washed away whilst experiencing the benefits of a healthy and inspirational lifestyle detox.

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Introvert or extrovert, Type A or Type B; we all know which camp we belong to. But how many of us are aware of our fitness personality? Studies by the American Council on Exercise have shown people are more likely to enjoy, be successful at and most importantly, stick to an exercise activity when it aligns with their personalities. Wonder no more, as we share the five workout personalities and highlight which styles of exercise are best suited to each. Whether you’re an introverted Planner that favours self-focused activities on a yoga & Pilates retreat, or a risk-seeking Adventurer who loves being outdoors on an active holiday, this guide will help you find your perfect workout match.

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