We all need to take time for ourselves as people away from the rat races of our jobs, away from the pull of paying bills and sometimes, away from our families. We take care of everything in life from our budgets to our bairns and sometimes we end up at the bottom of the list of care. This is not good, not acceptable and absolutely not sustainable. Around the world, there are yoga and wellness retreats dotted in beautifully peaceful locations that allow us to get back some of our soul serenity. Finding the time to go and visit any one of these retreats is important: your health, your wellbeing, they’re important. Have a look at our pick of the top five wellness retreats in Europe, and give your soul a little peace and care. And while you’re at it, treat yourself to a professional limousine service on the way out. You’re worth it.
Cold. Bleak. Snowy. Frost. All words that mean Jack Frost has skated his way in and brought winter with him. The cold can really affect some, with Seasonal Affective Disorder quite prevalent in society. Darker mornings and earlier evenings mean that the general post-Christmas mood is rather miserable! Finding things to do to boost the mood can be difficult as without sunlight, there’s little to be done outside the house. You can’t tend to the vegetable garden when the ground is hard with frost. Mental health in the winter is so important and feeling content is necessary for your health. Curling up in front of a warm fire with a good book and deliciously natural vegan hot chocolate is going to make you feel great mentally, but what about physically?
If you want to get fit, you may be thinking about joining the gym or buying a workout DVD to do at home. But how do you know which sports to try or what to buy? The fitness industry is expanding rapidly, and there are so many options out there in terms of classes, equipment, and activities.It’s great to have a choice, but it can also make life confusing, especially if you’re a beginner. If you’re hoping to embrace exercise and get in shape, here are some tips to help you find the right sport for you.
Germany’s historical and fascinating capital is certainly one you should have on your travel bucket list. From the glittering glamor of restaurants, clubs, and parties to the raw and gritty street art workshops to the interesting war history. There really is something for everyone here. If you don’t have a massive budget to work with then no need to fear, there are lots of cheap or even free ways to enjoy the city. Here are are some budget backpacking 101 things to bear in mind when you’re planning your trip.
Did you know that sitting in one place for too long is now more damaging than smoking? It’s true so just imagine how many problems you’re causing for your personal health by sitting in an office chair all day. Now, for those of you are stuck behind a desk there’s good news. You can improve the situation by getting into the habit of moving your feet and standing up every twenty minutes or so. You might also want to exercise your arms and fingers in your break to avoid developing chronic pain. Also, if you sit with the right posture, don’t slouch and keep your back straight you can improve the situation. But, if that’s not good enough you may want to think about completely altering your career path. Instead of having a career where you’re sitting down all day, choose one that keeps you active and on the go.
There is just a month of winter left, so that means we will all need to endure the cold temperatures and dark days a little longer. Sure, you could just sit in at home each and everyday feeling down in the dumps, or you could get out there and make the most of this wintry weather. And one great way to do that is to book yourself a trip to one of the world’s many winter wonderlands. Not sure where you should jet off to this February? Here are some of the globe’s best winter wonderlands, where I’m sure you’ll enjoy seeing out the rest of this miserable season!
It’s hard to believe it’s time to start thinking about getting ready for travels again. After all, we tend to hide away during the winter months! But now we are already in February, it’s a very good time to start thinking about getting ready for the summer months and your next travel experience. And one thing you need to think about is getting your body in the best shape possible. After all, you want to make sure you are ready to hit the beach. Therefore, here are some easy ways to get your body in good shape so that you can dust off your bikini when it’s time to go to the beach on your travels.
In many ways, travel and meditation go hand in hand. Traveling gifts you experiences and opens your mind. Meditation gives you headspace and enables you to think clearly and digest what’s happening in your day to day life. When you’re at home, it’s easy to get into a routine, and you can integrate meditation into your daily regime. When you’re on the move, every day may be different, but this doesn’t mean that you can’t meditate. The beauty of this practice is its versatility. You can meditate anywhere you like whether you’re trekking through a jungle or lying on a beach.
Sometimes the hardest thing to do for our body is love it. We can be so critical of our imperfections that we get caught up with what we think others want us to look like. But the definition of beauty goes beyond looks. Beauty originates from within and is a way of life. Finding ways to love our body and live beautifully is the secret to aging gracefully, especially when it comes to matters of the skin.
I kicked the habit of smoking a long time ago and happy to see several of my friends and fellow backpackers following suit recently and made the switch to vaping in an attempt to get rid of this pesky habit once and for all. Indeed, the popularity of e-cigarettes has most definitely been on the rise these past few years — and that’s a good thing. Not only does it offer a smoother transition when quitting than going cold turkey, but it’ll also allow you to save tons of cash towards your big trip in the long run.