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Many of us drink alcohol to relax and socialise. Alcohol can be part of a healthy lifestyle as long as you drink in moderation and combine it with regular exercise and a healthy diet. However, drinking alcohol excessively or when it can be considered harmful is proven to have many adverse effects on your mental and physical health. Drinking a large amount over a long period of time can cause you to develop a higher tolerance to alcohol, where you may no longer experience the short-term side effects that you might have otherwise. Ultimately, alcohol can present many adverse effects on the body. Here we will discuss these health implications and how this can impact you now, and in the further future. 

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One of the fastest-growing health-care professions, osteopathy is a form of therapy that strengthens the back and targets other postural problems through improvement of the lymphatic, nervous, and circulatory systems. Osteopathic technicians and specialists stretch the joints and the muscles as well as massage them to help the body heal itself. An osteopathic retreat is a type of wellness retreat that provides benefits to travellers that may be suffering from an affliction that concerns the muscles, bones, and joints, such as lower back pain. This type of retreat may also prove beneficial to athletes and active travellers so they can keep their bodies in peak condition. Here are five superstar standout retreats centred around osteopathic treatments! 

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When it comes to a healthy lifestyle, regular exercise and medical check-ups are just one part of the equation. Giving your body an appropriate diet and nutritional intake to go alongside these great active habits is key to aim for faster, higher vitality. A healthy gut can make a substantial difference to your immune system and many other vital health aspects, helping control digestion and balancing hormones for example. Keeping these aspects of your health in check is very important to provide your gut with healthy bacteria and immune cells which help ward off infectious agents like viruses and fungi. 

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There’s never been a better time to plan a corporate wellness retreat for your team. These retreats help your team members feel more valued, as well as make it easier to facilitate open communication and idea sharing! No matter the duration or location of your retreat, let your team know how much they mean to you while giving them the break they deserve! Get some inspiration from our most popular types of wellness retreats here! 

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Feeling a little bit stuck or drained at work? It’s more common than you think - a 2021 report by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) found that almost one million British people reported work-related stress, depression, or anxiety. Burnout can be an inevitable part of working that affects everyone from time to time, but it’s the response to these feelings that can make or break your work-life balance for months to come. Without the opportunity to reset and take care of your body, there can be severe implications on your stress levels, sleep cycle, relationships, and mood. Here are a few ways a wellness holiday, no matter how brief, can improve your performance on the job! 

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Today we’re going to be looking at some of the best mental health retreats around the world for men. Primarily, how they might be able help you or someone close to you recover from or tackle any mental health issues they may be dealing with, for a brighter, healthier future. Did you know, The Mental Health Foundation found that in England around 1 in 8 men suffer from common mental health issues such as depression, anxiety, panic disorder or obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)? 

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Dr. Vicente Mera is the head of Internal Medicine and Anti-ageing at the SHA Wellness Clinic as a specialist in the ageing process, Dr. Mera has been a key figure in developing the Healthy Ageing Men and Healthy Ageing Women retreats that focus on healthy and graceful ageing. We had the privilege of speaking to him to learn more about him, his process and the healthy ageing retreats at SHA Wellness Clinic. 

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Some things never go bad - a fresh jar of honey, an aged wine, and - arguably the most important - our chance to have enriching and exciting experiences! With our signature selection of fitness holidays there’s an active retreat tailored to you and your needs just waiting to be booked! You only live once, and there’s a world of invigorating and awe-inspiring places to see, people to meet and unique experiences to savour! Here are our top selections for the best active holidays for travellers over 50! 

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Portugal thrives on its rich history, traditional culture and warm climate. It is also home to an array of vibrant towns, beautiful beaches and distinctive landscapes, making it an idyllic destination to embark on a valuable healthy break. Portugal sets a unique motivational tone which is perfect for challenging yourself to reach those top fitness goals, try a new sport or even enjoy some healthy family activities. Keep on reading to discover some of the best active holidays in Portugal and all of the great healthy benefits and experiences on offer! 

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It is so often that we hear of people taking “mental health” days or breaks - but what does this actually mean? For some, this can mean a relaxing day on the couch or a simple day off! At Health and Fitness Travel, our wellness holidays are structured and are multi-faceted. The purpose of a mental health retreat is to detoxify the mind and body of stress and tension, and each element of our retreats has a significant effect on your mental health.  

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Hiking & Trekking breaks are some of the best opportunities you will come across to experience rewarding fitness excursions, alongside endless breath-taking natural beauty. Many people tend to take shorter hiking breaks so that they don’t get too tired or burnt-out from lots of walking over a longer stint. However, being able to combine an active holiday with refreshing holistic activities and wellness treatments offers the perfect healthy balance. Take a look at some of our favourite hiking breaks around the world, uniquely designed to leave your mind, body and soul feeling enriched and craving more of the same for years to come! 

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