Dr Niels Vollaard

Dr Vollaard completed an MSc in Human Movement Sciences at the University of Maastricht, followed by another MSc at the University of Aberdeen (in Sports Nutrition). He then returned to Maastricht for a one-year spell as a research assistant, looking at the validity of bioimpedance for assessing body composition.

Dr Vollaard subsequently completed a PhD in Exercise Physiology at the University of Essex, investigating the effects of oxidative stress in exercise, endurance training, and tapering. His first lecturing position was at Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh (2003-2011), after which spending 5 years at the University of Bath, before joining the University of Stirling as a Lecturer in Health and Exercise Science in October 2016.

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“I’m just too busy, I can’t take time off work”. The notion of being too busy, not wanting to miss out on opportunities, piling more work on to colleagues or the judgement of superiors are just some of the reasons why we are passing on annual leave. 

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This gluten-free, pescatarian salad is packed full of all the goodness you need. Longevity Health & Wellness have concocted a light meal rich in proteins and healthy fats, a great post-workout meal to fuel your muscles for growth. A salad low in carbohydrates but big in flavour, this is also a wonderful option for a hot summer day, refreshing taste without the heaviness.

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Absolute sanctuary models a holistic approach when it comes to health and wellbeing, ensuring a complete methodology to assist you in your fitness goals and their culinary ethos is no different. This salad packs a powerful plant-based protein punch. Packed full of flavour, from sweet edamame beans, strong mustard dressing and the tangy superfood, goji berries, this raw vegan salad is a source of important vitamins, antioxidants, and all the essential amino acids to keep your body functioning and thriving.

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December is fast approaching and it’s likely that the lyrics of Andy Williams’ ‘It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year’ are now echoing through the shops, supermarkets and maybe even your office.

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With Men’s Health Awareness month aka Movember underway, there is no better time to highlight the importance of men’s health and happiness. So, let’s talk about the ways in which you guys can improve your well-being, and the wellness retreats we have to help you.

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Forecasting the next big trends in the $4.2 trillion wellness tourism industry for 2020, we live up to our reputation as the wellness holiday specialists. From increasing your longevity to rediscovering your wild side in nature, discover the hottest new trends and wellness holidays that will influence the wellness travel world in 2020. 

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Dr. Prasanth.V.S. is a qualified practitioner of Integrative Medicine with 22 years of experience in Traditional Indian Medicine of Ayurveda. In March 2015, he started working with COMO Shambhala Estate as their Wellness Expert. He graduated from Mangalore University, India and have been working in various Wellness Retreats in India and Malaysia before joining CSE, Bali.

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Paul is the co-founder and CEO of Samahita Retreat, Thailand’s very first dedicated yoga retreat, operating now for 16 years on the tropical island of Koh Samui.

In addition to running Samahita, Paul continues to teach yoga internationally while also researching its effects with an empirical scientific approach based in original textual study. He recently conducted a large clinical study as a PhD scholar at Emory University. As a scientist, educator and entrepreneur he drives the evolution of Samahita and its teachings, while still drawing from deep traditions of yoga and healthy living.

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Winter is coming. Our 50° to 59° latitude means long dark nights and cold wet climates which seep into our bones, but it’s not all doom and gloom because we have the perfect solution. 

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What makes Kamalaya so special?

I have been an advocate for Kamalaya since my first visit in 2012 - the location, programs, and property design are all geared towards a total wellness immersion. With this, I am delighted to report that it is still magical — a place where the time goes both fast and slow. I believe the secret ingredient lies in the knowledgeable and caring team members. This was my fourth visit but it would be the first time I am concentrating on improving my emotional wellbeing, taking part in the Embracing Change program.

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What is Almar Jesolo and who is it for?

A 5-star luxury lifestyle resort gracing the Italian Riviera, Almar Jesolo is designed for well-being with exquisite service, class, and an award-winning spa.

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If you like yoga and would like to book a yoga holiday, you might just love Aerial Yoga! This craze, also known as AntiGravity Yoga, has swept the globe, with celebrities like Gwyneth Paltrow, Gisele Bündchen and Kourtney Kardashian advocating it.

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Surrender to the force of gravity and enjoy your yoga pose favourites!

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A wellness programme for a healthy family bonding experience.

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From November 2nd to 9th 2019,  head to Bali for an eight-day wellness retreat designed exclusively for women with time shared between two COMO hotels. The retreat will be hosted by pro-surfer, Sally Fitzgibbons, winner of 11 World Surfing League World Tour Championship events and runner-up for the World Title for three consecutive years.

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What is The Body Camp and who’s it for?

The Body Camp Mallorca is a group retreat which offers a carefully designed fitness programme, aiming to motivate guests to achieve their fitness and health goals by addressing current lifestyle choices and supporting you in changing your habits physically and mentally.

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I love to travel and explore new places. It’s a rewarding experience and an opportunity to generate new memories with friends and family. However, the excitement of travel is often accompanied by a level of uncertainty when our daily routine is inevitably interrupted.

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BodyHoliday on the exotic island of St. Lucia is a unique All-Inclusive wellness resort. Rivalling no other, this exclusive 5* Caribbean haven offers personalised service, a diverse selection of appetising food, first-class accommodation, a magnificent beach and proudly promotes health and wellbeing.

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What is Borgo Egnazia and who is it for?

A family-owned luxury lifestyle hotel in the heart of rural Puglia, Borgo Egnazia is castle-like and candle-lit, built in the style of a traditional with luxury additions of a Michelin Star restaurant and an award-winning spa.

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