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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
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Contact Details: FOR ALL ENQUIRIES - Please contact Victoria Ugarte on 
+61 411502421 or victoria@TeAtawhai.com

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