High end health swaps that are worth splurging on
Far too frequently we’re out living our lives; working, socialising, holidaying, but often forgetting to consider the impact it might have on our health. The most precious commodity about ourselves, we’ll struggle to enjoy the finer things if it isn’t in check and it’s something to be worked on, to be cherished and valued. It’s not your house, car, boat, beautiful piece of jewellery or gorgeous handbag that’s going to make a difference in the grand scheme of things, so next time you pick up the credit card to invest in the latest gadget, think of investing in your health instead with one of the below simple, yet hugely beneficial, health swaps. You’ll thank yourself for it.
Swap relaxing on the sofa for relaxing in the spa
Relaxing is a hugely important for physical and mental health and sadly so many of us don’t find the time or don’t even know how to relax properly. Sitting in front of the TV binge-watching the latest drama might sound hugely appealing but, really, how is that benefitting our health?
A much more enjoyable and luxurious way to rid yourself of the stresses of life is most certainly to spend time at a spa, a place where you can have access to exercise facilities, take a dip in the pool, breathe in the delightful aromas of a steam room and indulge in a treatment or two, such as a massage or manicure. Sounds divine!
You can escape for a day or weekend but remember that many spas also offer memberships as well. Thus offering the exact encouragement needed after a tough day at the office to swap the pyjamas and remote control for a late night swim at the spa.
Swap diet shakes for a personal chef
Weight management is a huge issue when it comes to health and we’re constantly being told that being overweight can lead to many serious diseases, so of course we want to find ways to reduce our calorie intake and fill up with all the right nutrients. But life gets in the way, right? The easy option is, of course, to find a quick fix, there are so many options out there after all, just take a look at nutricentre.com for the varying flavours of meal replacement shakes available. I’m sure these work as part of a balanced diet- they should never be a replacement for delicious, fresh food – but who is going to provide that balanced diet for us? Step in your personal chef.
Yes, a little more decadent than a simple shake but just imagine; freshly prepared meals, designed for you, based on healthy foods that you love, with no effort from yourself. I’ll take that! Food is not only fuel, it’s a pleasure and why not take the hassle out of dinner time and free up some of your precious minutes too. Visit thecaterer.com to get some advice on hiring your own personal chef.
Swap smoking for vaping
We’ve all come around to the idea that smoking is, not only, no longer luxurious and calming as originally advertised, it’s actually disastrous for our health and for those around us.
If you’re finding it hard to kick the oh-so-addictive habit, but you really want to, it’s certainly worth considering a vape pen. It’s a device that evaporates liquid and can give you a very similar experience to smoking but has the benefit of no nasty chemicals that cigarettes have.
Just like any product on the market, there are a whole range of options to consider, along with some excellent choices for those looking for a more high end experience. Such choices include the Voodoo Drag Kit 2, which can be purchased on ecigwizard.com online, along with all the other top vape brands. With features like a crystal OLED display and unique resin panels, it makes a luxurious and healthy alternative to smoking regular cigarettes.
Swap the gym for personal training
While your local gym is an excellent choice if you want to start to improve your fitness, you’ll most likely be able to get better results if you invest in one-to-one training. Many trainers offer this service, and some will even come to your home – something that is bound to keep you motivated even on the laziest of days!
Of course, when you decide to go the extra mile and pay out for a personal trainer, you’ll need to ensure you have the right level of dedication, as you need to be engaged with the training for it to work. But a good personal trainer will certainly keep you motivated. Which leads on to finding the right one. Doing your research will pay off and, for training of this nature, getting a personal recommendation should prove invaluable – after all it’s not the hype you’re after, it’s genuine results.
Additionally if you can find a trainer with a celebrity on their books you are bound to be onto a winner. Of course, it’s likely that you will pay a premium for this level of service but being healthy and physically fit is priceless.
Swap juice cleanses for a luxe residential detox program
Finally, if you are looking to get healthy in a luxurious way then why not swap out a juice cleanse for a high-end residential detox facility? Combining improved health with a holiday sounds like a great excuse to get away, especially when these resorts are located in some beautiful parts of the world. Try Villa Stephanie, located in Baden-Baden, Germany; a place where you can indulge in organic daily detox treatments, while revelling in sumptuous surroundings.
Alternatively, if you are looking for something further afield, why not visit the Amatara Wellness Resort in Thailand and choose their bespoke package that will be personalised to your individual needs? You can even spend your downtime in the Thai Hamam, Himalayan salt room.
Then there is the Epic Sana in the Algarve, Portugal. There you can expect modern, minimalist, yet supremely stylish decor along with a detox programme combined with yoga and aromatherapy. Check out sanahotels.com for more information. Now, doesn’t that sound a little more luxurious and palatable than drinking juiced kale in your own kitchen?