World Health Day 2011 – Get up and get active, or at least plan for the future!
By Allan Halsall
For those who are unaware, April this year does not just consist of the Royal Wedding and the Easter weekend, as this year on Thursday the 7th April it is World Health Day. This is a day when we all should stop and take a minute to appreciate our health and spare a thought for those who perhaps are in ill heath. Although this World Health Day’s theme is Antimicrobial resistance and its global spread, one often overlooked way to maintain good heath is through regular exercise.
More often than not for many people, especially in the UK and Ireland, poor health can often be underpinned by a lack of exercise as these two things undoubtedly go hand in hand. So why not make this World Health Day a turning point and make the decision to book yourself a multi activity holiday? Everybody knows that getting up from the sofa is difficult, as is trying to motivate yourself to go out for a run on these wet and windy nights, and the intimidation of the gym is definitely a bridge too far for some, so why not use an activity holiday to try out some new outdoor activities in a more comfortable climate and with fully qualified instructors? Who knows, it may open your eyes up to a new activity or sport you never thought you could do or unearth a hidden talent.
There are many companies out there who offer these activity holidays but the pick of the bunch, both for choice and value has to be ActivityBreaks.com, who offer activity holidays to many European destinations from the old favourites of France Spain and Italy, to further afield Slovenia, Slovakia and Croatia with some short breaks starting from €53pp for a 4 night break!
So now is the time to book, and even if you’re not booking an activity holiday, then why not squeeze in a short activity break before the summer to help you shed those Christmas pounds that won’t seem to budge, your body will thank you for it!