NZ Wellness Retreat Urges: ‘Move to Live, Live to Move’
Te Atawhai Get Ready for Summer special
Co-Founder and spokeswoman for Te Atawhai Wellness Retreat, Annah Stretton supports the results of a study conducted at the University of Oxford that concludes that a sedentary lifestyle and inactivity plays an equally major role in obesity as poor food choices.
Did you find the first paragraph of this blog confronting? Personally, I was hardly surprised by the conclusions of this research - that “low levels of physical activity are associated with an increased risk of weight gain and obesity." In fact, it is precisely for this reason I have developed a passion for walking holidays. Click here to check out some of the most spectacular treks right here in my home town of NSW.
Backtracking to the consequences of a sedentary lifestyle, NZ CEO Annah Stretton had this to say, “The drastic decrease in movement has become a great contributor to many of our modern day diseases: cancer, cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, depression…. the list goes on. The sad fact is that we are only too quick to seek medical intervention as a way to combat these conditions and choose to ignore what we already know, that we just need to move more.”
Along with Rebecca Skilton and Sherryll Gordon, Annah Stretton co-founded Wellness Retreat Te Atawhai at the foothills of majestic Mount Te Aroha as a challenge to traditional ‘quick fix’ wellness approaches by introducing a series of bespoke experiences and simple daily practices that reap lasting benefits.
An advocate of going back to basics as the key to robust health, Te Atawhai’s three Founders hold a passionate belief that movement is the key to good health: it lifts the heart rate, pumps more oxygen through the blood, feeds the muscles, and activates the release of endorphins.
Annah recommends activities that will keep us moving throughout the day: * Use the stairs rather than lifts or escalators , * Take the basket option at the supermarket , * Purchase a standing desk, * Ensure that your water bottle is at a distance that forces you to stand up and drink every 15 minutes . Weight bearing exercises, such as Pilates, yoga and weights, are vital for the maintenance of strong healthy bones.
In a bid to get people up and moving, Annah, Rebecca and and Sherryll have launched a special “Get Ready for Summer” package. Normally valued at NZ$2700, Te Atawhai's 4-day Wellness Experience is now being offered at NZ$1900 if bookings are made by the end of August.
As a last word, Annah says, “Movement is what our bodies were made to do. It’s important to move a little more so that we can live and love life a little more, a life where we will feel better, think better, be better.”
I couldn't agree more, Annah, and the best news is that it is never too late to start. Why don't you take advantage of Te Atawhai's special rate for their life-changing 'Get Ready for Summer' 4-day Wellness Retreat? Take it from me, you'll never look back!
About Te Atawhai: Founded by Annah Stretton, Rebecca Skilton and Sherryll Gordon, Te Atawhai is a holistic health and wellness retreat located at the foot of the majestic Mount Te Aroha, a region famous for its breathtaking flora and fauna, its vast array of mountain walking tracks, and for the healing properties of its hot springs. Te Atawhai’s four-day wholeness retreat has been carefully designed to reset the modern day living rhythms in a way that brings about lasting change to their guests’ health, vitality and zest for life. They help to create a new sense of awareness and mindfulness around nutrition, movement and mind management.
4-Day Wellness Experience: Now NZ$1900 if bookings made and paid for by end August 2017 (Normally NZD $2,700). Price includes: all taxes, accommodation, meals and all activities Price excludes: flights, transfers and personal insurance Website: http://teatawhai.co.nz Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TeAtawahi/ Instagram: @te_atawhai Contact Details: FOR ALL ENQUIRIES - Please contact Victoria Ugarte on +61 411502421 or victoria@TeAtawhai.com