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While lazing-around-on-the-beach holidays will always have their appeal (cocktails, sun-lounger, pool – yes please!) a growing number of singles are also starting to embrace healthy holidays, which involve enough exercise to get your endorphins flowing without leaving you exhausted. Intrigued? Here are all the reasons why healthy holidays for singles are on the rise.
Why choose healthy holidays?
You can find the perfect balance
Choosing a healthy holiday doesn’t mean you have to spend every day of your getaway aching and out of breath. After all, what’s a holiday without a spot of indulgence?
The beauty of healthy holidays is that, after an afternoon or two of exercise, you can treat yourself to a day of relaxing and drinking by the pool with a clear conscience. There’s no reason to feel guilty about the copious amount of cheese and wine you consumed, because you balanced it out with exercise. Smart move!
There’s a wealth of choice
The best healthy holidays for singles are the ones that involve a hobby or activity you already know and love. Maybe you’re a skier or golfer who hasn’t practiced in years, or perhaps you’re eager to put your yoga skills to the test – away from the confines of your living room.
If you’re feeling particularly adventurous, throw yourself into an activity you’ve never tried before. We all have hidden talents, just waiting to be discovered. From mountain biking in Slovenia, kayaking in Lanzarote to skiing in Switzerland
, there’s so many activities to try, and plenty of beautiful places to try them in.
Plus, doing so with a group of fellow single travellers really is the best way to learn – and make friends. Those who fall over together, stay together!
Protect your wellness and wellbeing
Of course, a healthy mind and soul is just as important as a healthy body. For this reason, yoga is becoming an increasingly popular holiday activity amongst travellers seeking to destress and equalise the body and mind.
Escape the pressures of daily life and book yourself a holistic holiday where relaxation and a daily yoga class are all that’s on your itinerary. Practice your Mountain Pose on the beach, indulge in a treatment or two and watch as your mental and physical wellbeing is magically restored.
Activity = adventure!
As relaxing as beach holidays may be, they don’t tend to invite adventure into your life.
Book a healthy, activity holiday
and you’ll find new experiences and excitement around every corner. Whether that’s in the form of white-water rafting, mountain-biking or zip-lining, you’re guaranteed to have a holiday to remember.
Healthy holidays to consider
Imagine starting each day with a morning yoga class, followed by a delicious breakfast and a dip in the warm Caribbean sea. Later on, a relaxing massage awaits and – if you fancy it – an exercise class with other like-minded single travellers. If this sounds like pure paradise, you’ll love a BodyHoliday.
The four pillars of a BodyHoliday are exercise, restorative beauty, relaxation and a good diet. The resort designs a personalised schedule of daily spa treatments, fitness classes and an array of sports on land and water, which you can chop and change as you please. There’s truly no better way to restore and relax your body and mind.
If you want to find a balance between exercise, sightseeing and relaxation, a walking holiday will tick all the right boxes. Trek mountains one day, and relax the next. You’ll discover hidden places only reachable by foot – plus, you’ll always be treated to the best views!
Join other single travellers on a walking holiday
Yoga holidays and retreats have boomed in recent years – and for good reason. The beauty of yoga is that it’s a relaxing, gentle form of exercise that’s accessible for everyone – no matter what age you are.
You can even combine yoga with another activity, such as walking, which will allow you to explore the area you’re in, while using different muscles too.
The best type of exercise is the type you do without even realising – and skiing is exactly that. Research has shown that downhill skiing is roughly similar cycling or rowing workouts, and can help you burn up to 400 calories in an hour!
Your legs may feel stiff as a rod on your flight home, but as you’re tearing down the slopes with the wind whipping in your hair, we promise you’ll barely notice the good you’re doing for your body.
Join other single travellers on a ski holiday