Rejuvenating your mind and body on holiday doesn’t have to be all about downward dogs, clean eating and acupuncture. There are many ways to factor a wellbeing boost into your precious time away without setting foot in a spa (although we recommend that too). Here’s just a few suggestions of how you can make holidays good for you without even trying.
Holiday in a Blue Zone
If you want to know the secrets to a long and fulfilled life, the residents of the world’s Blue Zones can give you a few tips. These regions are reported to be home to some of the world’s oldest people. No one knows quite why that is, although scientists have come up with theories such as their Mediterranean-rich diet (think whole grains, olive oil and fish), the love of outdoor pursuits and joyously, a regular glass of red wine. Although you can incorporate these aspects into your everyday life, we think visiting one of these places in person can’t be a bad thing. Sardinia is on the list of these mysterious pockets. Stay at the boutique Grand Relais Dei Nuraghi, and you can put these principles into practice. Take off on mountain bike rides in stunning scenery and dine on Italian cuisine in the gourmet restaurant, which just so happens to have a fine menu of reds.