Recover from real life with these Healthy Holidays

Ananda Spa, India
Ananda Spa, India

A holiday doesn’t have to mean putting on weight or getting unfit.

Health and Fitness Travel have put together a list of the emerging trends that will help get us back-on-track in 2016.

Fitness DNA

Taking personalised fitness training to a whole new level, the emerging science of DNA fitness testing reveals an insight into your genetic makeup and the appropriate training response for your body. Through pre-arrival DNA analysis, fitness holiday programs can then be tailored to your physical ability and needs. Determining factors of your physical DNA, such as whether you are highly prone to injury, the decision can then be made as to whether it is better to push your body with an intense bootcamp workout or take things easier with low impact activities such as yoga and walking.

Top 3 Fitness Holidays: Kamalaya (Thailand), 38 Degrees North Aguas de Ibiza (Spain), Thanyapura (Thailand),

Bleisure & Healthy Sabbaticals for Workplace Wellness

With 4 million people recently taking a career break due to stress and burning out, more businesses are boosting their workplace wellness by supporting employees with healthy sabbaticals and bleisure trips. Resulting in a more productive and loyal team, the rise of bleisure travel (mixing business with leisure) allows a better work-life balance as employees make the most of wellness retreats offering business facilities. For those looking to completely disconnect on a healthy sabbatical, the number of wellness retreats is on the rise, offering tailored programs which allow the individual time to re-set and learn a healthier lifestyle. 

Top 3 Trips: Ultimate Luxury Around The World Wellness Trip (Worldwide), Como Shambhala  (Bali), Lefay (Italy)

Active Meditation

Increasingly recognised as an effective way to reduce stress, increase self-awareness and enhance emotional intelligence, mindfulness in a continually hot topic in the wellness industry. Advocating the practice of a meditative state in everyday life, a rise in mindfulness workshops is encouraging a lifestyle of mindful walking, working and eating. Allowing us to practice the self-awareness of meditation whilst on the move, this healthy lifestyle exercise helps even the busiest of minds experience the inner peace of focusing purely on the present.

Top 3 Destinations: Shreyas (India), Aro Ha (New Zealand), SwaSwara (India)

Healthy Foodie Holidays

Following the unstoppable rise of healthy eating gurus, healthy foodie holidays are in, with more wellness retreats offering healthy cooking classes and seasonal farm-to-table cuisine harvested from their on-site organic farm or garden. With a range of healthy diet and nutrition options at retreats around the world, healthy foodies can choose tailor-made wellness meal plans, including alkaline, Ayurvedic, Macrobiotic or raw food diets. Foodie lovers in search of a cleansing detox will be please to know that juice cleanses are now taking a back seat to soup cleanses, with ‘souping’ offering a more satisfying experience for those looking to detox without forgoing food. 

Top 3 Destinations: Fivelements Puri Ahimsa (Bali), The Farm (Philippines), Ananda in the Himalayas (India)

Lucy Bortolazzo

Lucy is a journalism graduate who feels most at home when wandering the streets of foreign cities. She has a passion for design, travel and everything food, and uses the excuse “I’m curious” to explain just about everything.

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