Make a commitment to lifelong wellness
Let 2019 be the year you focus on you at Golden Door Health Retreat, which has been helping people create long-term healthy behaviours for 25 years.
At Golden Door, skilled chefs craft healthy, well-portioned meals that are delicious and nutritious. If you’re trying to cut back on red meat, alcohol, saturated fat or caffeine, you can do it here in a supportive environment without the tempting snack drawer. Cooking demonstrations mean that you leave with tools to keep you on the right path.
TRY SOMETHING NEW
This year, I’ll do something totally new. I’ll find a new hobby. Join a sports team. At Golden Door, all those things you have long wanted to try – or perhaps have never even thought of – are on your doorstep. Bocce? Tick. Yoga? Of course. Water polo? Go for it. This is Oceania’s Best Wellness Retreat, after all. You might find your new passion or just find yourself.
Practising mindfulness can boost mental health, relationships, productivity and even physical health. A stay in the stunning Hunter Valley gives you the chance to take a real break. Walk up Meditation Hill in the morning to soak up the beautiful sunrise and fill your lungs with fresh air. Have a wellneeded Digital Detox with a device-free experience. And learn techniques to help you stay present, manage stress and build resilience.
The World Health Organization recommends that adults do 150 minutes of movement a week to improve cardiorespiratory and muscular fitness, among other benefits. But often we don’t give ourselves a chance to form that habit. Take time to establish a new routine incorporating a variety of low- (Pilates and Tai Chi), medium- (yoga and guided walks) and high(hiking, bootcamp or tennis) intensity exercise while guided by professionals.
FOCUS ON “ME TIME”
They say you can’t pour from an empty cup but we try, don’t we? We might book ourselves in for a pedicure and be done with it. An investment in “me time” at Golden Door can look like acupuncture, a mud moor bath, a deeptissue massage, a detox facial or time with a wellness coach to discuss goals and set a plan to achieve them.