What is Wellness Tourism?

While surfing the other day, I came across the following article excerpt from traveltowellness.com. It does a pretty good job of explaining my own philosophy about active travel, so I feel it is worth sharing. Read on!

Wellness Tourism is about traveling for the primary purpose of achieving, promoting or maintaining maximum health and a sense of well-being. It’s about being proactive in discovering new ways to promote a healthier, less stressful lifestyle. It’s about finding balance in one’s life. Travel on the path to wellness can include spa treatments, healthy eating, activities that involve physical participation (hiking, golf, walking, yoga and many others), inspirational outings and adventures that clear or expand the mind, and educational programs that teach us how to incorporate healthy habits into our everyday lives. It can be as simple as taking off for a wellness weekend to relax, refresh, reenergize and rejuvenate. Think of it as pulling off the road of life to admire a sunset when you’re stuck in a traffic jam, or tearing yourself away from your laptop to water the garden, when you’re up-to-your-eyebrows in deadlines. Wellness Tourism is the pause that reenergizes and rejuvenates.

~winehiker

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