There is nothing better than going away on holiday. Whether it’s enjoying time away with family or friends, or having some time by yourself, it’s the perfect opportunity to relax. However, it’s worth noting that an active holiday could have the potential to make you feel even better than lying back and reading a good book. We’re exploring the benefits to getting active on your next holiday.

1. Get Your Body Moving

It’s no secret that an active lifestyle is good for your health. However, with everything going on in day-to-day life, it can sometimes feel like a challenge to start up a new sport or hobby, or even meet your daily step target.

Thankfully when you’re on holiday, being active feels like less of a chore. Whether you choose to head off on a walk in the local area and take in the picturesque scenery, or take part in sports and activities – on an active holiday you’ll find those steps adding up with ease.

2. Learn New Things

One of the best parts of an active holiday is getting to try out new things. Sometimes it can be hard knowing where to begin. Often learning about activities on holiday may require plenty of time-consuming research and endless google searching. If you’re looking to avoid this stress, The Manor & Ashbury Resorts in Devon are the perfect place to stay.

There are over 70 activities available including golf, padel tennis, pickleball, team sports, swimming and footgolf. Everything is on hand and all equipment is provided. You simply need to check out their activity programme and sign-up to take part – you never even have to leave the resort. (Charges may apply for some activities/facilities)

3. Improve Your Mental Health

Having something to look forward to is a great way to improve your mental health. Simply planning a holiday can help boost happiness and give your mind a boost. An active break is even better as exercise helps release endorphins making you feel less stressed and improving your sense of well-being.

4. Recharge Your Batteries

We know that an active holiday is good for the body, but it’s also good for the mind and there is plenty of science to back this up. Taking time away from your daily tasks and allowing yourself time to relax reduces your blood pressure, which in turn reduces your cortisol levels (the stress hormone) – so be sure to take time to enjoy yourself with plenty of relaxing activities like swimming, walking and golf.

5. Step Outside your Comfort Zone

It can be scary trying new things and putting yourself out there. At the Manor & Ashbury Resorts, their activity breaks are aimed at beginners, and all their tutors are welcoming and willing to help your learn – so there is no need to feel nervous. Challenging yourself and overcoming fears will boost your confidence and that’s an unforgettable feeling that you can take back home.

Published On: 11 January 2024