The festive period is over and 2018 is upon us. The effects of an overindulgent Christmas and New Year might have started to show; are those clothes that fit so well last year starting to feel a little snug? Never fear! You can turn your next holiday into an enjoyable weight-loss adventure. Here are just some of our favourite destinations to help you lose a little festive weight whilst having a fantastic holiday.

Tai Chi in Portugal

The hotly-tipped exercise trend of 2018 is Tai Chi. Whilst undeniably slow and low-intensity, multiple studies have been written linking Tai Chi to decreased rates of insomnia, depression and illness, and the NHS includes its health benefits as reducing stress, improving posture, balance and general mobility, and increasing muscle strength in the legs. Best of all - you can take a class on the beach!

Tai Chi on the beach

Yoga in Bali

Why not try the ‘downward facing dog’ on Bali’s white, sandy beaches or strike a ‘warrior pose’ while gazing at the tropical paradise around you? If yoga is something you’d like to take up in 2018, then a retreat to the relaxing Indonesian island is the perfect thing to make you say ‘Namaste.'

Yoga on holiday in Bali

 

Walking holidays UK

The UK is not a tropical paradise, true, but there’s one thing that the UK does better than many hot countries; footpaths! The UK offers in abundance rambling routes through stunning countryside that is crying out to be explored on foot. Come rain or shine, a long walk spent identifying wildlife or locating the best country pub can make a UK break truly memorable.

Walking holidays in the UK

 

Swimming in Spain

From the Costa del Sol to Mallorca and beyond, Spain has an abundance of beautiful coastlines to tempt you to dive headfirst into the clear, blue ocean. In fact, the locals in Barcelona are encouraging people to swim by trialling open sea swimming lanes, to make swimming at local shores safer and a lot more fun.

Beautiful clear waters in Spain

 

Hiking in Italy

Italy is famed for its man-made beauty. But, break free from cities and villages, you’ll soon stumble across the breathtaking landscape, from the snow-peaked mountains in Gran Paradiso to the glistening lakes and gorgeous forests. What more would you want to do than spend hours, days, weeks exploring Italy’s natural beauty?

Hiking in the Italian mountains

So, what are you waiting for? Lose the pounds and see the world. What could be better than that?