For those who want to boost their mental health as well as their physical, a fitness holiday which incorporates relaxation as well as exercise could be the answer. Stress and anxiety are two of the most common ailments of busy professionals, and have been shown to be the root cause of many physical health issues, so it makes sense to include some much needed relaxation time into this kind of holiday. Yoga retreats are a great option for those interested in a holiday which involves physical activity as well as specific relaxation methods. This type of break also usually includes healthy meals and plenty of time spent outdoors, and so will certainly leave you feeling refreshed, calm and healthy on your return home.
For those who want a fitness holiday which is a little bit livelier than a yoga retreat, getaways which involve hiking, cycling or a combination of both might be a better choice. There are hundreds upon hundreds of guided hiking and cycling tours in almost every country, and these allow visitors to explore some of the more ‘off the beaten track’ locations. Instead of spending your holiday cooped up in the city or town, you can delve deeper into the beauty of the natural surroundings in the local area. Although these kinds of fitness holidays can be done alone, rather than with a tour group, it is generally safer and more sociable to do this within the structure of a guided tour.
These are just a couple of examples of fitness holidays; the sky is the limit in terms of what you can do, and where you can go. Skiing in the Rocky Mountains, snorkelling in the waters of the South Pacific, or running along the beaches of the Caribbean – the choices are endless. Just remember to choose an activity which you know you’ll enjoy, as whilst it’s great to get healthier during your time away, it’s even more important to have a relaxing, memorable, holiday.