• What is a Mental Health Retreat?

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    It is so often that we hear of people taking “mental health” days or breaks - but what does this actually mean? For some, this can mean a relaxing day on the couch or a simple day off! At Health and Fitness Travel, ourwellness holidays are structured and are multi-faceted. The purpose of a mental health retreat is to detoxify the mind and body of stress and tension, and each element of our retreats has a significant effect on your mental health.  

  • Where to Wellness Holiday in 2019: Your 12 Month Guide

    Where to Wellness Holiday Your 12 Month Guide

    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. 

  • Why a Health and Well-being Retreat is Life Enhancing

    You know the drill, “I’ll start my diet on Monday”, “I’ll go to the gym 4 times a week”, “I’ll make sure I see my friends more” – these little promises we tell ourselves we will do to live a more balanced lifestyle that never seem to happen. It is hard, in this fast paced, technologically driven society, to find the time to follow up on our little promises. They are put to the back of our mind as we try and multi-task balancing our work, family and social life and as a result we can feel stressed.

  • Why is Pranayama good for you?

    Breathing is an involuntary process of the body; most of us pay little attention to our breathing patterns, if at all, because breathing is automatic, right? Breathing is such a special function that it is performed both unconsciously as well as consciously. There’s even an entire practice dedicated to the latter, the yogic science of breathing — Pranayama. According to early Indian healing traditions, the practice of Pranayama can help your body and mind recover and repair. Pranayama, from the two Sanskrit words “prana” meaning vital energy and “ayama” meaning control, is a fundamental yogic practice that teaches regulated breathing to clear physical and emotional blocks so that the breath and the ‘prana’ can flow freely.

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