We are all about balance.
We believe in taking small, simple steps to take care of ourselves and feel good. Every day.
We love life.
We work across the three pillars on which to build a healthy life: Nutrition, Movement, and Lifestyle.
Nutrition: You are what you eat
In today’s world, making good food choices is hard. Pushed for time and confronted with highly processed, sugary packages designed to make our mouths water and our stomachs grumble, it’s so easy to grab what’s closest.
At Healthy Start Holidays, we understand that all food provides something for our bodies, but our bodies need certain foods at certain times. We encourage you to think about what your food is doing for you and the world around you.
On a Healthy Start Holiday, you will learn about the effects of food choices on your body. Through our cooking lessons and workshops, you’ll take home tips on how to make your kitchen work better for you, with ideas for organising time and effective planning for meals on the run.
Movement: We were made to move
We were made to move, but these days more than 80% of us are sat at a desk for eight hours a day. Then there are social engagements, family commitments, with some rest squeezed in (hopefully!) How can we also find time to exercise?
We believe staying active is all about making it work for you. So you hate running? What about skipping? Do you like table tennis? Basketball? Cycling? Dance? Finding something you like is key to keeping it up. Read our blog post 'Be your own coach: five tips to help motivate yourself to exercise' for some inspiration.
On a Healthy Start Holiday, you'll do something active every day. This might be a morning swim session, a countryside walk, or a Pilates class. All sessions will be at your pace, with professional coaches and instructors for support, and we’ll work with you to find ways to fit exercise into your routine at home.
Our team do our best stay on the move amidst obligations with work, friends and family - sometimes it's the simple things that make all the difference, like taking the stairs or getting off the bus one stop earlier to get a walk in. Read our blog post on 'Five reasons to Ditch the Lift and Take the Stairs', or any of the others tagged with movement for more ideas, or follow us on social media for regular tips and updates.
Lifestyle: Small steps make big changes
Lifestyle is a hundred small things. It’s thoughts and emotions, friendships and relationships, habits, culture, positivity, food, exercise, sleep…
The Healthy Start Holidays lifestyle is positive, active, relaxed, and full of encouragement. We believe that the best chance we have to be a force for good in the world around us is to find happiness ourselves. We look at the everyday things as the ones that are the most important.
On a Healthy Start Holiday there will be a lot of support for you in making lifestyle changes. This might be through workshops, informal chats with the team or fellow guests, or simply through some time away from life at home to reflect on your individual situation.
Follow us on social media, or discover more about our approach to a healthy, happy, balanced lifestyle through our blog. Our 'Think Twice' method is a powerful tool that can help you with all aspects of your lifestyle - read more about it here!