This entry is from our Expert Guest series where wedding and honeymoon professionals share their best tips on creating memories that last a lifetime.
Honeymooning doesn’t have to mean laying on a beach drinking sugary cocktails all day while stuffing your face at an all-inclusive all-you-can-eat buffet.
Whether hiking America’s National Parks, surfing the North Shore of Hawaii, snorkeling the Great Barrier Reef, skiing pristine powder in Squaw Valley, climbing countless stairs in Santorini, or simply indulging in a world class spa; after months of wedding planning, rejuvenating together in paradise with a personalized approach to your wellness can be just the escape you need.
Healthy honeymooning is about spiritual wellness and making healthy choices with what you choose to fuel your body. You’ve spent your Bachelor/Bachelorette Party getting drunk and have been weighed down in wedding planning for over a year. Now is the time to feel lighter which begins with diet and exercise to help purify your body and mind. Cleansing teas, gourmet gluten-free cuisine, uplifting workouts. and intimate couple’s massages offer a restored sense of self and a renewed spirit.
BE PRESENT WITH ONE ANOTHER
Balance your mind and body with yoga, pilates, or a meditation class then get your heart pumping with TRX, circuit training, or practicing tai chi. Many resorts offer innovative and ancient holistic health treatments that can help cleanse your diet, maintain your weight or tone your body through exercise and nutritional advice. Indulge in spa therapies such as an aromatherapy massage for the ultimate in rejuvenation, restoration and relaxation. Another great thing about spa retreats is it encourages you to unplug your electronic devices and swap socializing with the virtual world for real world time alone. A non-tech honeymoon will restore your sense of tranquility by being present in the real world allowing the sounds of nature to soothe you.
If you’re an active couple, forget lying on the beach all day doing nothing. Strap on your hiking boots and blaze a trail together. Waking up at sunrise and going for a hike together can be the perfect kick-start to your day. Kick off your hike at what I like to refer to as a “Couple’s Pace”. It isn’t a race. Set the pace together as one. Encourage but don’t coach one another. Communication is critical and can help be the key that unlocks a new door in your relationship.
COUPLES THAT PLAY TOGETHER STAY TOGETHER
Healthy honeymooning offers the ideal opportunity to harness a new sport, learn a new skill or practice a wellness activity together in an incredibly exotic environment. You may consider conquering the Costa Rica coastline on a surfboard or testing your balance on a stand-up paddle board on a healthy Hawaiian honeymoon. You can practice pilates, take on a tennis match, kick up some sand in a game of beach volleyball or even meditate in the Maldives islands.
GET THINGS COOKING
What could be more romantic than traveling someplace exotic and cooking up the local cuisine? Healthy cooking classes are a great way to bond with your spouse. Did you know that science has proven that the better you eat, the happier you are? It’s true! Healthier people lead to happier relationships. Cooking is an activity that allows couples to connect with one another on an intimate level i.e. – culinary skills can be sexy! Cooking together is about creating something together and feasting on your creation. Carving time to cook together in the kitchen can also create flirtatious banter that just might carry over to the bedroom. And healthy foods can also increase your sex drive. Fruits for example such as strawberries, raspberries, peaches, and watermelon can increase your libido, raise levels of zinc which controls testosterone production, and release amino acids which regulate vascular health.
BOOST YOUR SEX DRIVE
Newlyweds who eat right, stay active and get enough sleep on their honeymoon tend to have better sex. It’s a fact! Sex can even keep your immune system healthy and helps increase your heart rate. Having sex is also great for your heart as it keeps your estrogen and testosterone levels in balance. Low testosterone can lead to osteoporosis and even heart disease. Being intimate with your partner can also soothe stress. Sex can boost your happiness, release chemicals in your brain that trigger pleasure which tends to reduce anxiety.
Make your honeymoon the most unforgettable, romantic and memorable vacation of your life with a focus on relaxation, wellness, healthy nutritious eating, and heart-pumping exercise and excitement. Whether perched in the canopy of a tropical rainforest, surrounded by a breath-taking, scenic vista atop a mountain or listening to the ocean lap the shores of a tranquil beach villa, your romantic escape should be catered to your individual health goals while bringing you more closely together than ever with your spouse and leaving you feeling renewed, refreshed and rejuvenated.
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