The 4 health benefits of holidays

Finally, the doctor can prescribe us a holiday to help us get back to our fit and healthy selves! Well, it might not be as simple as that, but going on holiday has proven health benefits that can make you feel stronger both physically and mentally, and more relaxed.

Holidays offer a golden opportunity for you to tune out of your everyday responsibilities, thereby giving your brain a much-needed break. Such mental breaks are important to your overall wellbeing and have shown to increase motivation upon return to your normal life.

Reducing stress

Everyday life, with its endless tasks and responsibilities at work and at home, can be more stressful than you realise. Taking a break from that can reap numerous benefits as you are finally allowed to enjoy what’s happening around you and fully live in the present.

Say goodbye to deadlines, cleaning and cooking; now you have much more time to soak in your surroundings. By living in the here and now, you will notice how your stress simply melts away, especially if you are doing the things you love.

Recharging energy

There are so many wonderful activities to get involved in whilst on holiday. Adventure holidays are particularly effective when it comes to recharging your batteries as they come with activities like hiking, biking, paddle-boarding and swimming that immerse you in beautiful landscapes and build confidence as you undertake new challenges you never thought you would.

These kinds of activities can also work wonders for your stress levels as they take you far away from the distractions of modern-day life. Make the most of it by turning your phone on flight mode and admire your surroundings uninterrupted.


Nothing shows you how much you love and value yourself more than taking a holiday for your wellbeing. Too often, we let life pass us by and give all our spare time to others. A holiday gives you that time back and gives you the chance to indulge in the most important person in your life: you.

Whilst on holiday, do the things you love and don’t be afraid to pamper yourself a little. Book yourself in for a spa day or get your hair and makeup done for a night out in the town. You want to return from holiday happy, healthy and with renewed confidence.

Improve your fitness

Holidays don’t always have to be spent lazing around the pool. With sports like hiking and biking, you can boost your fitness while increasing your serotonin level. So-called the ‘happy hormone’, serotonin will undoubtedly make you feel better about life and yourself.

You’ll hardly realise you’re getting fitter. Unlike the gym which can be boring and uninspired, you’ll be traversing stunning landscapes and having great conversations.


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