Traveling For The Health Of It
People are starting to look at traveling not only for personal enjoyment and broadening the mind, but also for the purpose of finding health and lasting changes that they can use to improve their lives.
Wellness travel gets you away from the daily grind, and can help reestablish a healthy lifestyle. Modern day workplace problems like stress, anxiety, weight gain, and body aches are on the rise. Many of today’s modern diseases are attributed to how we live (arthritis, obesity, depression) and changing the way you live can add quality years to your life. Conventional medicine may not be able to give you the results that can lead to a healthier lifestyle. If you are ready to take responsibility for your own health then maybe a health & wellness retreat is just what you need.
What They Are Offering:
- Boost your metabolism (weight loss, exercise programs, proper diet/nutrition)
- Getting rid of daily stress/anxiety
- Being in nature
- Gourmet meals that are healthy
- Great locations
- Great hotels with many accommodations (spas, gyms)
Tips When Looking:
- Be sure your goals match the ones being offered
- If change is to occur, you will have to work hard at it.
- Look for programs filled with knowledgeable instructors leading the program.
- Be sure it is at a price you are comfortable with. Remember that high price doesn’t necessarily mean better.
- It is not about the number on the scale. It is about focusing on healthy habits that you can incorporate in your daily life, and that lead to weight loss and increased well-being.
- Everyone has a day one. This means that you may be early in your health goals, while others may already be well advanced. Don’t let others deter you. Focus on your goals!
- Don’t let the location stop you. It is about the journey inside that leads to changes and growth. “Luminous beings are we, not this crude matter…” – Yoda
- Focus on gaining the knowledge and taking the necessary steps to make the healthy changes a part of your everyday life. Don’t revert back to old habits once you return home.
More Health Related Information:
This information is for educational purposes only. Seek the advice of a health specialist before making any changes to your healthcare.
LA Times “Wellness Travel”