We wish you a happy, healthy and relaxed 2011!
The end of the old year and the beginning of the new one has always been a time for looking back to the past, and more importantly, forward to the coming year. It’s a time to reflect on the changes we want (or need) to make and resolve to follow through on those changes. Some of the most popular New Year´s resolutions for 2011 include the goal to improve health; lose weight, exercise more, eat better, drink less alcohol, quit smoking, change to a less stressful lifestyle etc.
While many people use the New Year as an incentive to finally improve their health, most are not equipped to make such a drastic lifestyle change on their own. If you have decided that you want to lose weight, quit smoking, eat healthier or change to a less stressful lifestyle in the New Year, taking a Health and Wellbeing holiday can definitely increase the chance of being successful in achieving your goals!
Over the past years Wellbeing holidays have become more popular and therefore nowadays you no longer have to travel all the way to India or Thailand, countries with a long history in wellbeing tourism. A perfect short haul destination for a health holiday is SPAIN. Not only because there are many inexpensive low-cost carriers flying daily to Spain without a jet-leg, yet also because of the mild and warm climate throughout the year and the diversity in accommodation and Wellbeing programs ranging from luxury spa clinics and medical spas to thermal spas and charming country hotels.
As more and more people start realising that a Wellbeing holiday or break can be very beneficial to their health, the range of offers is getting bigger and wider. The following types of Health holidays are just a few examples of the large and varied selection of Wellbeing holidays that Spain has to offer:
Therapeutic Holidays. Many of the traditional top goals for the New Year involve physical self-improvement. However, the trend for 2011 appears to be stability and simplification. ¨Be Happy¨ is one of the most popular resolutions, yet also one of the most difficult to achieve on your own. Therapy sessions with a life coach or psychologist can offer the solution to many problems you might be facing. Maybe you want to make a next step in life, but you have not (yet) found the courage to do so. Or you and your partner want to solve a mutual problem, which you do not seem to be able to solve together. Or you may want to work on your personal development.
A Therapeutic Holiday gives you the time and the space to face these problems and work on a solution. You can literally take some distance, which helps you to look at your situation with a clearer view. A different environment can be very enlightening. You get time to think about things quietly, without having to return to the hectic nature of everyday life at the end of a session. And of course, there will also be plenty of time for sightseeing and relaxation!
Weight Loss Holidays. In modern western society an increasing number of people is considered overweight or obese, so it is not surprising to find that weight loss is one of the most popular New Year’s resolutions. Setting reasonable goals and staying focused are the two most important factors in sticking with a weight loss program and the key to success. However, to lose weight permanently and to change to healthier eating habits a Weight Loss Holiday can offer a helping hand.
An average Weight Loss Holiday program consists of a training program that is supported by a personalized diet and spa treatments to balance the metabolism and to lower the blood sugar level. This balanced combination helps to lose excess fat in a healthy way and gain and remain the ideal weight. After a Slimming holiday you return home with a few pounds less and with lots of new energy! You will be more aware of your body and the dietary advice you have received during the program will help you to keep your body in a healthy condition.
Anti-stress Holidays. Given the hectic, stressful lifestyles of millions of people, it is no wonder that “enjoying life more” has become a popular resolution in recent years. It’s an important step to a happier and healthier you! Consider an anti-stress holiday break designed to bring balance to your body, mind and soul.
During an anti-stress program you will be given useful tools to help you to control stress better. You will also learn how you can strengthen your immune system to prevent disease. The relationship between nutrition and physical and mental health will be discussed and exercises will be taught, which can be done at any time and in any environment, so that you learn how to manage your stress levels better. All this will be supported with relaxing spa treatments.
Stop-smoking Holidays. If you have resolved to make this the year that you stamp out your smoking habit, have you tried to quit before and failed, than a stop-smoking holiday might be exactly what you need to start enjoying the rest of your smoke-free life! During a stop-smoking program your lifestyle and profile will be analysed and your physical and psychological conditions will be examined. After a heart and lung check, individualised treatments such as acupuncture, laser, magnetotherapy and phytotherapy will be applied in combination with relaxation techniques in order to prevent guests returning to their smoking habit.
2011 will be the year in which people will continue to acknowledge the benefits of a healthy mind and a healthy body. Are you also among those resolving to make some healthy changes? For best success dedicate a holiday to achieve your health goals and gain Ã¡nd maintain a healthy and balanced lifestyle!