A diet of mince pies, large sherries and Christmas pud is all very well - but what about the aftermath?
May we suggest a boot camp, a detox break or a yoga retreat, perhaps? Start the 2013 as you mean to go on and book yourself some in for some serious healthy time.
Weight loss, renewed energy, regulated blood sugar, peaceful sleep, sharp mind: yes, all this could be yours...
See our healthy holiday choices below
Forte Village, Sardinia
The Spa Thaermae del Forte at Forte Village offers thalassotherapy in six seawater pools (all at different temperatures with varying salt concentrations, since you ask). The spa’s resident doctor, Mosaraf Ali,is on hand ro give advice on treatments and exercises, relaxation techniques, yoga sessions and exclusive massages to get you back on form. Dr. Ali's patients include Prince Charles, the Sultan of Oman, Richard Branson and Michael Douglas, so if it's good enough for them... Double rooms cost from £475. Visit <a href="www.ghotw.com">Great Hotels of the World </a>for more.
Fusion Fitness, Hotel Aguas de Ibiza
The Fusion Fitness holiday at Aguas de Ibiza lets you choose no less than seven personalised one-on-one activities and treatments, focusing on cardio, strength, sport, mind and body and renewal. From £1,525 per person for seven nights, including return flights and transfers. Visit <a href="www.healthandfitnesstravel.com">healthandfitnesstravel.com</a>.
Cameron House, Scotland
Combining military-style fitness with the finest Scottish hospitality and indulgent spa treatments, <a href="www.cameronhouse.co.uk">Cameron House</a> is offering an unusual approach to health and happiness this January (12th-14th) with a three-day Commando Conditioning Boot Camp on the banks of Loch Lomond. Set gainst the beautiful backdrop of The Trossachs National Park, this tailored fitness programme combines calorie-burning circuit training, military style orienteering and commando conditioning, offset by a post-training diet and luxurious spa treatments. A three-day bootcamp costs from £600 per person.
Lodore Falls Hotel, Cumbria
The Lodore Falls Hotel in Borrowdale sits on the shores of Derwentwater and boasts its very own waterfall in the garden. Enjoy the great outdoors in canoes and kayaks or mountain bikes. The "Revitalise Break" (from £195 per person) and the Tranquility Break (from £385 per person) both include overnight accommodation, breakfast and full use of the leisure facilities including the outdoor hot tub. Visit <a href="www.lakedistricthotels.net">lakedistricthotels.net</a>
Amazon Creek, Chamonix, France
This brand new offering offers luxury "ski yoga" trips which include yoga sessions before breakfast, a day on the slopes, followed by more yoga and relaxation in the spa and a three-course dinner. The chalet sleeps up to 10 and boasts a cinema room and a spa fully equipped with a steam room, sauna, sunken jacuzzi and outdoor hot tub. Bliss. Visit<a href="www.amazoncreek.co.uk"> amazoncreek.co.uk </a>.
La Manga Club Detox, Spain
This award-winning five-star Spanish resort is hosting a series of specialist courses and retreats focusing on cycling, detox, spa and triathlon for 2013. Five-day packages include expert coaching, nutritional advice, all meals and a 35-day aftercare programme. Launching the 2013 schedule is Fitness 12’s January Detox retreat (January 10-14) - prices have been reduced from £850 to £545 per person. Visit l<a href="www.lamangaclub.com">amangaclub.com</a>.
Raw food and yoga retreat, Biarritz, France
Discover the benefits of raw food on a yoga retreat organised by <a href="www.golearnto.com">Go Learn To</a>. Enjoy an array of massages, treat yourself to a hammam spa and gorge yourself silly on raw food, all on the sunny Biarritz coast. Stay in the Domaine de Bassilour, an elegant 18th century mansion, or La Ferme de Basillour, a restored 16th century Basque farmhouse. Prices start at £636 for five days.
The Scarlet Hotel, Cornwall, England
Fancy a relaxing 'Twixmas' break between Christmas and New Year? <a href="www.scarlethotel.co.uk">The Scarlet </a>is an eco-hotel with Ayurvedic spa which holds classes in everything from yoga and pilates to meditation and singing. If that sounds too much like hard work, just take time out to enjoy the coastal walks or relax by the fire or treat yourself to a bespoke holistic massage. From £605 per person for three nights, including breakfast, dinner, classes and massage.
La Finca Paradiso, Spain
This gorgeous new eco-retreat, surrounded by the Sierra Cabrera Mountains and the sparkling Mediterranean Sea, is offering several <a href="www.destinationyoga.co.uk">destination yoga</a> breaks in 2013. Two classes a day are on offer, but when you're not doing your downward dogs, there's plenty to keep you occupied. Head for the beach (it's just ten minutes away), explore the four acres of fruitful Spanish gardens, or just lounge by the fabulous swimming pool. There are a selection of departures choose from in 2013, from £695 per person based on two sharing.
Break Free Retreats, Herefordshire
If a strenuous bootcamp or a daunting detox isn't really your cup of tea, perhaps you need some juice. <a href="www.breakfreeretreats.com">Breakfree Retreats</a> is offering new health and weight-loss holidays which mainly involve drinking bucket loads of liquidised fruit and veg to get you glowing. Held in a luxurious private country house in Herefordshire, these breaks have already proved popular among those in the know: celeb fans include Charlie Brooks, Lauren Goodger and Lynda Bellingham. Try yoga, meditation, massage, daily mentoring, personal training sessions and life management strategies to kick-start your New Year. Expect dramatic weight loss, regulated blood sugar, reduced cholesterol, emotional stability, renewed energy, peaceful sleep, increased focus, improved health and a healthier you all round. From £600 per person for three nights.