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Health & Wellness Travel

Maybe it’s all this talk about sport and the Olympics, or the fact that it has finally stopped raining, that has got us thinking that it might be time for the ordeal of the annual bikini shop. Traditionally, people try and slim down for their holidays, then feast while they’re away. Unsurprisingly, 72% of people put on weight while they’re on their hols. Now admittedly, that stat is from a survey commissioned by weightloss aid manufacturers XLS-Medical, but I think they’ve got a point.

Over the last few months, we’ve noticed tons of deals that include an aspect of fitness or activities intended to boost wellbeing -- it seems that there’s real demand for those who want something besides two weeks sprawled on a sun lounger, avoiding the temptations of unlimited food and drink on an all-inclusive break.

It’s not all about boot camps and lettuce, although they are available for those who really want to kick start their fitness regime. We’ve spotted lots of luxury fitness retreats -- ranging from residential yoga and Pilates courses to a tennis camp in Cyprus suitable for players of all levels. Of course, spa deals and breaks have long been popular with our subscribers – who doesn’t feel better after a day of pampering such as this £79 spa day deal which gives you a massage and an Elemis facial at practically half price?

Eat well and exercise well -- even on holiday -- seems to be the message from lots of these companies. For some, this will sound like a definition of perfect hell. But for others, it might be easier to reset bad habits by starting a weight loss or fitness programme in a new environment and learning new habits to bring back home.

To check out our selection of wellness deals, click here.

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