Kids today spend an astounding amount of time in front of the screen. Research has discovered that on average, children spend less than 10 minutes outside in nature each day. On the other hand, they average seven hours in front of a screen in a day. Add this to the rigorous schedules of school, fluctuating mealtimes, parents who work unending hours and most families are fractured and fragmented at best. Quality family time is lacking in most households and it’s a global problem. As a remedy, most families take family “vacations.” But by the time they return home everyone is even more frazzled and worn out. Maybe it’s time to consider taking a family wellness holiday. A family-friendly health retreat can help each person reset and reconnect as well as establish new healthy habits for each member of the family.
Family Wellness Holiday Shifts the Focus Back to the Family Unit
As an individual, you know a wellness retreat helps you slow down and focus on yourself. When the entire family participates the focus shifts to focusing on relationships and strengthening the family bond. Activities at a family health retreat are designed so each member can participate in activities and experiences leading to personal growth. As parents, when you are willing to explore your well-being and relationship, you set an example for other family members.
All-inclusive Family Wellness Retreats Reduce Travel Stress
When you take the entire family to a wellness retreat, it is all-inclusive. This means far less stress about the logistics. You’ll be less stressed and have time to devote to being with the family. You can focus on each other rather than worrying about what is up next. The healthy retreat facility handles all the details from meals and accommodations to activities. You can relax and focus on learning new health related tools to enrich family life.
Practice Healthy Habits as a Family
From adults to small children, a lot of time is spent behind the screen. It’s easy to get into a routine that doesn’t have room for healthy activities. How parents participate in healthy activities has a huge impact on how their children view them. At a family wellness retreat, you will all share fun experiences and learn new ways to live healthier as a family. It’s a great way to bond, participate in fun activities like biking, hiking, or kayaking. Parents are instrumental for helping push the entire family out of the comfort zone. Learning new healthy habits together can help break up the everyday routine and encourage a healthier lifestyle once you return home.
Inspiring New Activities
Sharing new experiences helps draw families closer together. Taking a family wellness holiday provides a supportive environment where it’s safe to take risks and try new things. This might include new fitness routines, goal-setting exercises, and emotional wellbeing activities. The family becomes a more intimate unit while learning new strategies for dealing with everyday life. Each person has the opportunity to learn stress management strategies like yoga or meditation from seasoned wellness experts. These are all healthy activities that can be practiced when you return back home.
At a whole family wellness retreat, the members reconnect in a fun and exciting way while developing new healthy habits. These emotional and physical habits help each individual achieve become whole and healthy which strengthens the family unit’s bond as well. During the family wellness holiday, you’ll enjoy adventure and lots of new ideas to bring the family closer together. But you’ll also leave the retreat with many family memories, you’ll be rejuvenated and have a new outlook on life.