by Caitlin H,
June 5, 2023
Imagine waking up feeling energized and refreshed in a clean, luxurious hotel room before starting a short yoga session with a stunning backdrop of distant mountains or a beautiful blue ocean and sandy beach. Then think about how wonderful it would be to enjoy a nutritious, balanced meal and spend the rest of your day getting a massage or spa treatment, working out with a trained trainer, or working with therapists to learn how to incorporate mindfulness into your daily routine.
These are just some of the great things you can expect when you take a wellness vacation, which are getaways designed to help you focus on your overall wellness.
ONE Accenture 2022 Survey More than 11,000 people in 16 countries found that wellness vacations are on the rise, with 39% of high-income respondents and 21% of millennials saying they had already booked a wellness retreat for 2023. This trend is likely due to rising general sentiment around well-being, with 33% of all respondents saying self-care is more important to them than a year ago.
A wellness vacation is an opportunity to take a much-needed break from the busy hustle and bustle of your everyday life. Read on for seven great reasons to book a wellness retreat this year.
You will taste self-care.
Wellness vacations are all about self-care and prioritizing your body and mind. We tend to get caught up in everyday stress and need to remember to take care of ourselves in our everyday lives. Over time, this can have harmful effects on our overall health. Enjoying rest and relaxation combined with a focus on exercise and proper nutrition during a wellness retreat will teach you much-needed self-care techniques that you can apply when you return home.
You will charge your batteries.
Why are you on vacation? It’s probably because you need a break and want to recharge. A wellness retreat enhances the effects of recharging by building an entire getaway around you and what you need to do to take care of yourself. Like-minded people surround you in a supportive environment where you can learn how to be healthier at home — habits that can have long-lasting, positive effects on your health.
You will learn how to break bad habits.
When our daily lives become overwhelming, we may turn to unhealthy habits to cope. It’s common to engage in harmful vices like smoking, vaping, drinking too much or overeating, which can wreak havoc on your body. The staff and others you meet at a wellness retreat can offer support and education on how to trade unhealthy habits for new ones that you can use to cope better long after you leave.
You will discover a new approach to travel.
Some trips involve unhealthy habits such as heavy drinking and eating. Others include busy, adventure-filled days of sightseeing or theme parks. Wellness tourism is unique in that it removes all of that and replaces it with relaxing spa sessions, fitness and yoga classes, and nutritious (yet delicious!) meals — all in a serene, clean environment that will help you feel relaxed and rejuvenated.
You will make new friends or build better relationships with your partner.
Sometimes, finding a like-minded support system in your regular friends and family can be difficult. Wellness retreats allow you to meet and connect with others who are also learning to prioritize their health or make better lifestyle choices. If you and your partner attend a wellness retreat together, you can use the experience to strengthen your connection and learn new ways to support each other.
You will enjoy the beauty of nature.
Wellness holiday resorts are known for their scenery and beauty. Staff usually offer guided hikes or tours of nearby national parks, and mountains, oceans, and other stunning scenery often surround resorts. It’s an opportunity to slow down, take a deep breath and take it all in.
You will learn about proper, balanced nutrition.
Poor eating habits are one of the most important challenges facing Americans today. The Wellness Retreat restaurants and meals are nutritionally balanced and incredibly delicious, showing you that healthy eating doesn’t have to be boring. The staff will talk about each meal and its ingredients to help you learn. And, when you return, you can start over or place your first order of Diet-to-Go meals, which are chef-crafted, portion-controlled, to keep you on track.
Ready to book a wellness vacation? Find some of our favorite wellness retreats here, and be sure to visit the myDiettogo portal to take a vacation break from your meals!
Author: Caitlin H
Diet-to-Go Community Manager
Caitlin is the Diet-to-Go community manager and an avid runner. She is passionate about connecting with others online and maintaining a healthy, active lifestyle. She believes moderation is key and people will have the most success losing weight if they engage in common sense healthy eating and fitness.