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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Discover some of the best Christmas and New Year holiday destinations, from safari adventures in South Africa and spiritual healing on the tropical island of Bali, to candle-lit treatments in Puglia and tropical hiking in Costa Rica. Whether you’re an adrenaline junkie, zen yogi, or a spiritual gangsta, ditch the ordinary, take a time-out from the traditional and head wherever your wellness whims take you. With a host of exotic locations for you to visit, why not skip the stress and give yourself or your loved ones the gift of well-being with these healthy holidays.

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Tracey Dimech is a Spirit Alignment Mentor who has been able to communicate with Spirits for as long as she can remember. With a combination of her undeniable connection to the afterlife, psychic abilities, personal experiences, old soul vibe and passion to serve others on the deepest, authentic level, Tracey guides people through and into alignment with their Spirit.

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Kirsten Scott who is a yoga instructor, personal trainer and meditation coach. She does yoga sessions with the likes of the Waratahs and she is also one of my experts for my client RosehipPLUS.

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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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Holidays are commonly viewed as an opportunity to blow out, let loose, forget the diet, care about it later etc., the only problem being, you get home and beat yourself up about doing so. Of course, holidays are all about enjoying yourself, but maintaining some balance and keeping your body healthy may mean that you really enjoy your vacation and regret less later. One area of the body which is most affected by the holiday blowout is the gut, so how do we minimise the harm on our digestive tract?

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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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Cate is a nutritional, herbal, and complementary medicine scientist (B.AppSc. Naturopathic Studies) with 15 years experience in product innovation and development within the nutraceutical, cosmeceutical and health food sectors at senior management level. She also specialises in researching scientifically validated alternatives to established synthetic interventions.

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We are delighted to announce that we have been shortlisted as Luxury Travel Brand of the Year and Specialist Wholesaler of the Year for the second time at the 2018 Australian Travel Awards (ATA).

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