According to NHS official statistics, 1 in 4 adults are obese, with the UK topping the tables in Europe’s obesity league. This has knock-on effects on health and puts extra strain on the medical services who have to care for people suffering from obesity-related illnesses and diseases.
If you take your health seriously and really want to fight the battle of the bulge, attending a wellbeing retreat is a great opportunity to shape up, lose weight and pick up healthy eating and lifestyle tips and habits whilst there. A retreat can really make a huge difference, no matter how overweight or how unfit you think you are. Wellbeing retreats are for people of all fitness levels and have tailored activities and programmes to suit everyone who shares a common goal – to improve their health and fitness.
To lose weight, you must burn more calories than you eat. This is achieved through a combination of working out and healthy eating. The best workouts for weight loss are low intensity activities over a longer duration, such as brisk walking, jogging, aerobics and various types of fun exercises using equipment ranging from gym balls to hand-held weights and stretchy bands. The goal is to burn a mixture of fat and carbohydrate during your workout, at a level that suits your individual fitness, but still challenges you.
Attending a wellness retreat is a chance to take some time out for yourself, for the good of your health. People find this is the critical step they need to take to start out down the road to regaining a healthy weight and good fitness levels. Not only will you be amongst like-minded people who are facing challenges just like you, but you’ll have professional support, new friends and experiences that will stay with you even after you’ve departed from your wellbeing break.
Britain: ‘the fat man of Europe’, NHS.uk
Wellbeing retreats: readers’ travel tips, TheGuardian.com