On Holiday: The Benefits of a Healthy Getaway

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Dear Readers:

Winter has arrived and it seems as though everyone is starting to set off on their dream holiday where the location is warm, ocean swims are a must and the sunsets are beautiful.

I, myself, am heading to the snow in just a month’s time.  Funny, the snow is the only place I accept being cold.  I have been doing loads of research on pilates and yoga classes to take while I am away. With three course dinners a nightly occasion, I am going to need to keep this body moving.

I really have been keen on finding a healthier holiday retreat and it seems as though I am not alone; more and more clients are looking to get away without letting themselves “go” too far away from their healthier habits.

Now, don’t get me wrong, I love to indulge on holiday (and I encourage everyone else to do so as well) but being gluttonous for a week or two can become exhausting.  As such, health retreats are becoming ever popular as the holiday of choice. I began researching retreats throughout both Australia and Indonesia; both have me intrigued!

Fortunately, like those who go on them, retreats  come in many different forms.  There are those that are more intensive where the exercise regime is stringent and your days are structured and others that take a more leisurely spa and detox approach.

Most retreats offer programs that range from two days to two weeks.

So, the question is: what are you looking for when looking for a retreat?  

For me personally these are the important factors:

Exercise programs with small class sizes.

Pilates, Yoga

Beautiful scenery

Ocean Accessibility

Beautiful accommodations

Organic food

Cooking classes

Spa Treatments

Free Time

Time to sleep in

A few cheeky wines (that are not frowned upon).

Today, I want to encourage all of you to consider one of these as you think about your next getaway.  A couple of days at the end of your trip to rejuvenate and regroup before coming back to reality might be a good thing, no?

I’m already thinking of my next trip to Bali and will definitely be including a retreat in along the way.  Here are a couple I am looking at for those interested:

Bali Goddess Retreats

Active Escapes 

Have you taken a healthy holiday? If so, share your experience with us!

Much Love,

Jo