• How to Boost Fertility on Holiday by Changing Your Diet

    Boost Fertility on Holiday by Changing Your Diet

    When it comes to fertility, being too thin can be just as detrimental as being overweight, which is why it is so important to achieve optimal well-being through healthy nutrition. Studies have shown that unexplained infertility can often be improved by lifestyle changes, especially nutrition; highlighting the importance of a healthy diet when trying to conceive. For a healthy pregnancy, a healthy diet should contain the appropriate vitamins, minerals and antioxidants needed to help protect the egg and sperm from damage caused by free-radicals. Fat is also a vital nutrient for fertility as it is necessary for the body to ovulate and for hormone production.

  • How to Choose a Medical Spa?

    How to Choose a Medical Spa?

    Medical spas or “medi spas” as they have become known, have become increasingly popular in recent years. Offering a one-stop destination for health and cosmetic treatments, medical spas help target any number of specific health issues on a rejuvenating spa holiday. Medical doctors oversee the spa, whilst other health professionals, such as physiotherapists and osteopaths, carry out daily treatments and therapies to help you on your wellness journey. Medical spas focus on aesthetic enhancement and wellness, and address issues ranging from specific skin issues and healthy ageing to permanent hair removal and help quitting smoking, all in a professional and safe environment.

  • How to Increase Your Longevity

    Dr. Manuela FiginiDr Manuela Figini - Longevity Wellness Resort

    Dr. Manuela Figini is a highly accomplished Medical Doctor at Longevity Wellness Resort in Portugal, with an extensive knowledge in Aesthetic, preventive and ageing management. She has an impressive medical background of 40 years' experience and is the Clinical Director of the Longevity Medical Spa practice, where she is responsible for all the medical aspects of each programme and discipline, covering areas such as acupuncture, ozone therapy and aesthetic medicine. She taught pathology at the College of Nursing, was the resident doctor at Vila Real Hospital, and studied Oral and Maxillo Facial Surgery. She also holds qualifications in Acupuncture, Aesthetic Medicine, Anti- Ageing Medicine and Ozone Therapy


  • How to Lower Blood Pressure

    This year, World Health Day (Sunday 7th April) is focusing on High Blood Pressure, an issue which affects 1 in 3 adults ever year. High blood pressure increases the risk of heart attacks, strokes and kidney failure and if left untreated can cause blindness and heart failure. However, high blood pressure is both preventable and treatable. We asked some of our spa holiday experts for their top tips to keep your blood pressure at a healthy level.

  • How to Lower Blood Pressure

    High Blood Pressure affects 1 in 3 adults ever year. High blood pressure increases the risk of heart attacks, strokes and kidney failure and if left untreated can cause blindness and heart failure. However, high blood pressure is both preventable and treatable. We asked some of our spa holiday experts for their top tips to keep your blood pressure at a healthy level.

  • How to Prepare for a Spa Holiday

    How to Prepare for a Spa Holiday

    Avoid pre-holiday anxiety and concentrate on preparing yourself for an indulgent spa holiday. Nobody likes the stress of booking and arranging a holiday abroad, so we have made the whole experience as easy as possible for you. As well as offering tailor-made wellness breaks at award-winning spas across the globe, at Health and Fitness Travel we provide useful hints and tips to make your healthy holiday go off without a hitch. Pack light, avoid jetlag, improve your diet and make the most of your stay with our helpful guide to preparing for your spa holiday.

  • How to Use Pinterest to Plan Your Honeymoon

    How to Use Pinterest to Plan Your Honeymoon


    Recycle your old travel guides and dive into the digital rabbit hole of Pinterest for the ultimate way to plan your healthy honeymoon using social media. As a newly engaged couple, create a board for you and your partner’s virtual bucket list and set your imagination free with a wealth of information at your fingertips. The saying,‘a picture is worth a thousand words’ has never been more apt when used in relation to the breath-taking and inspiring images that fill Pinterest’s pages.

  • How to visit a spa like a man

    Man, I feel like a woman. Visiting a spa may not be every bloke's cup of tea, but massages and facials aren't only for women. Are you stressed and need some rest and recovery? Looking for a quick getaway to be pampered or need a good detox? Why don't you pop into a spa and be restored. OK, I know what you're thinking, men… going to spas… ahh what a complete joke! Those places are a hazard for men, one foot in and I will come out like a hairless chicken, smelling like peaches! But that's not the way to think.

  • Interview with a Healthy Ageing Expert

    Dr Michael Prager - Cosmetic Medicine Practioner



    Dr Michael Prager

    With a reputation as one of Europe's most skilled practitioners of cosmetic medicine, London-based, German-born and internationally-educated Dr Michael Prager has perfected the art of the natural-looking, non-surgical facelift using Botulinum Toxin and Hyaluronic Acid based dermal fillers. His trademark approach - along with the safety of his procedures has led to Dr Prager becoming one of the most sought-after aesthetic doctors in Europe. He is regularly featured in the media including; The Daily Mail, The Sunday Times, BBC Radio, Tatler and more recently appeared on Channel 4's 10 Years Younger.



  • Interview with an Ayurveda Health Practitioner


  • Interview with Andrea Hurst on the Benefits of Reflexology

    Andrea HurstAndrea Hurst

    The title of ‘Guru of Reflexology’ belongs to Andrea Hurst, world renowned for her 20 years’ experience in the healing art of Reflexology. Based in London’s most prestigious neighbourhood Mayfair, she combines a deeply rejuvenating and restorative holistic experience with a thorough and insightful analysis of reflex points.  Queuing up at her door are a long list of VIP clients from A-list Hollywood stars to fashion designers seeking her pioneering treatments. With recommendations from Gwyneth Paltrow and features in Vogue and Tatler magazine, Andrea is certainly an A-Lister herself in the world of Reflexology.


  • Interview with Spa It Girl

    Yvette Le BlowitzYvette Le Blowitz

    Yvette Le Blowitz is the Founder of Spa it Girl, is one of the world’s top Luxury Spa Travel Reviewers, Writers, and Bloggers.She is also a judge for one of the Worlds Top Spa Industry Awards and recognised as being one of the Top Spa Influencers, Bloggers in the World. She was named and awarded also as one of Australia’s Top 50 Influencers in 2017. Her Spa it Girl Blog is read all around the world and she inspires others to feel good from within and to live their own authentic dreams.


  • Interview with the founder of REVIVO Wellness Resort – Laurie Mias

    Laurie Mias

    Laurie is the Founder & CEO of REVĪVŌ Wellness Resort Bali, a leading new resort that brings together the ultimate in health and wellness through mind training and self-awareness.

  • Jessica Sepel Reviews Kamalaya

    Sydney nutritionist, health blogger and wellness coach Jessica Sepel recently visited Kamalaya and thought it was the "Most Heavenly Health Retreat' read on for her complete review:

  • Jessica Sepel's Review of COMO Shambhala Estate

    Review of COMO Shambhala Estate


    For nutritionist, author and wellness coach Jessica Sepel, destination spa COMO Shambhala Estate is "a health retreat like no other". Read on for her complete review:

  • Jessica’s Review of Divani Apollon Palace & Thalasso, Greece

    What is Divani Apollon and who's it for?

    A short drive south of the historic city of Athens is Divani Apollon Palace & Thalasso. The welcoming and friendly atmosphere of the resort is immediately apparent as I was greeted at the reception by Yannis. After checking us in and given me a rundown of what the coming days had install for me, waiting in my room was a cool jug of refreshing fruit infusion water followed by dinner brought up to the room which consisted of a veggie stir-fry, walnut spinach and strawberry salad and chia seed pudding. To the locals Divani Apollon is known as the best luxury spa in which clients will travel from all over Greece to visit.

  • Jo Foley on Spa Holidays

    Jo Foley on Spa HolidaysJo Foley

    For over quarter of a century, Jo Foley has been visiting and reviewing Spas, Sanctuaries and Wellness Centres on four continents and has written about them for many publications including the Financial Times, Conde Nast Traveller, Tatler, Harper's Bazaar, Daily Mail, The Times and Sunday Telegraph. She has observed as Fat Farms have morphed into Pleasure Palaces and Health Centres into Holistic Hideaways, and has experienced rather more than her fair share of ayurvedic retreats in India, to detoxes in the Dolomites, and hammams throughout the Middle East. Hence, she can spot a charlatan at fifty paces, and is quick to differentiate between those who can truly cure and those who merely con.


  • Joanna’s Review of Aphrodite Hills, Cyprus

    Tell us about the resort – what makes Aphrodite Hills so special?

    Aphrodite Hills Golf and Spa Resort is a luxury 5-star resort nestled in the hills above Paphos and overlooking the birthplace of Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love and beauty. Aphrodite Hills also proudly boasts the best golf course in Cyprus, making it the perfect destination for a golf break.

  • Joanna’s Review of Borgo Egnazia in Puglia, Italy

    Review of Borgo Egnazia in Puglia

    What is Borgo Egnazia and who’s it for?

    Borgo Egnazia is the perfect destination for anybody who wants to escape the daily stresses of life. From an award-winning spa and Michelin star restaurant, to stunning rooms and scenery, there’s no doubt that this luxurious 5-star resort will offer an experience like no other.

  • Joanna’s Review of Como Shambhala Estate, Bali

    What is COMO Shambhala Estate and who’s it for?

    COMO Shambhala Estate aims to improve physical, mental and spiritual well-being for every individual and the flagship retreat does exactly that. In a secluded setting within the breathtaking Balinese rainforest near Ubud, this wellness retreat is the perfect location for anyone looking to relax and rejuvenate.

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