Reblog> “Beach body ready”: Fitness holidays and the ‘natural’ body

Over on Geography Directions, a recent post by Kate Whiston features research by my colleague Jo Little, in particular a recent article in The Geographical Journal entitled ‘Nature, wellbeing and the transformational self‘. Both the post and the article are well worth reading!

‘Beach body ready’: Fitness holidays and the ‘natural’ body

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It’s that time of year again; the holiday season is in full swing and many of us will be taking some much-needed time off for rest and recuperation during the summer. But instead of lazing about on the beach, drinking cocktails, and eating ice cream, increasing numbers of Brits will, in fact, embark on ‘fitness holidays’. Instead of crash-dieting in order to get ‘beach body ready’ pre-holiday, fitness holidays aim to have you ‘beach body ready’ post-holiday, having made some lasting changes to your habits and mind-set. Little’s (2015) paper in The Geographical Journal approaches this relatively new phenomenon from a geographical point of view, considering the intrinsic links to nature and the body.

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