From belly-firming bhangra dancing to life-affirming circus training – look beyond the hotel gym. You’ll find all kinds of wacky workouts at Arik’s international destinations
New discoveries about the healing power of the mind can combat the damaging effects of stress from personal pressure and excess work and travel.
Words Caroline Shola Arewa
It is safe to say that we each desire abundant health and wellbeing. Living a long, healthy life is considered a great blessing. Being physically fit, mentally astute and emotionally stable allows us to enjoy life to the full. We are able to relate easily with family and friends, be satisfied in our work and pursuits, ...
Does doing your best feel like it comes with a price? Make 2014 your year to achieve success without stress.
Words Caroline Shola Arewa
As a Wellness Coach, I support people to make important life changes. I also work with organisations on stress reduction and work-life balance. I can be heard repeatedly saying that “being successful doesn’t have to be stressful”.
Despite the many stresses of life, it is possible to achieve what you want with less perspiration and more inspirat...
Do you ever feel like you’re not really on holiday when your smartphone is within reach? You are not alone. Wings checks out the trend for low-tech breaks: the ultimate in luxury holidays.
Words EMMA FORREST
A truly relaxing holiday has always involved switching off from everyday domestic chores, the daily grind of your job, or a hectic social life. But there has never been a trickier time to unwind. Thanks to global telecoms and internet access it’s getting harder and harder to – ...
Looking for alternative ways to restore body and mind? Here’s our pick of original and unusual spa journeys in two of the best cities in the world – New York and London.
Words Emma Forrest
There’s more to a visit to the spa than scented candles and aromatherapy massages – some of our favourite spa spots in London and New York all offer unique treatments that bring a new spin to the regular spa journey. Whether you’re looking for something speedy, a treatment with a specific ...
Worth over $250 billion, the spa industry is a booming international business. Elaine Okeke, founder of the Spa Association of Africa is setting out to put the continent’s diverse well being practices and natural materials at the forefront
Words Nana Ocran
Health and beauty is far more than skin deep and Elaine Okeke, the London-based Founder of the Spa Association of Africa (SAA) knows this better than most. A former therapist, she launched the SAA in October 2011, with a clear vision of ...
The Happiness Index
Common dilemmas and nifty solutions - Treat your body and mind to a fine new year.
WORDS Alexander Ponsonby
The daily demands of work, family, and relationships are daunting to say the least. Add in bills, traffic and the myriad distractions of a life online, and it’s enough to make you want to set up home in the jungles of Cameroon.
This 2013, it’s not about punishing resolutions. Take a moment to pat yourself on the back for the amazing things that you have achieved in 2012 and ...