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Fit For Life

There’s more to keeping fit than going to the gym. Some activities can help keep your brain healthy too. Take up these activities at any age, and you could reduce your chances of physical illness and improve your mental health and well-being Words Emma Forrest Certain types of activities have been found to have holistic health benefits above and beyond the intrinsic pleasure of learning. There may be physical health benefits to exercising for a minimum of 20 minutes, three times per week ...

Summer of Serenity

Words Emma Forrest When you have a hectic schedule, sometimes it’s easy to forget how demanding travel is on your body and mind; a brief pampering experience can give you a well-deserved energy boost or space to unwind. Jaded by what’s already on the spa menu at your usual salon or hotel? Here’s a list of hot new spas and treatments to try at Arik Air destinations. Crystal Healing Spa De La Mer, Baccarat New York Best for: inspiring design You’d expect a pretty sensati...

Alternative Energy

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
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Mind Medicine

New discoveries about the healing power of the mind can combat the damaging effects of stress from personal pressure and excess work and travel.

Easy Rider

Does doing your best feel like it comes with a price? Make 2014 your year to achieve success without stress.

Digital Detox

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 – ...

Original Beauty

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 ...

In Treatment

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 ...