The conversation around healthy habits is growing and becoming a trend, but do you know exactly what are they? The reality is that many of us don’t have much of an idea about how to lead a healthy life. In this article we are going to introduce you to them, as well as give you practical examples of how to do them in Marbella.
Marbella is, without a doubt, one of the Spanish cities with the best quality of life. The reason? its enviable climate and its delicious and healthy gastronomy, which make the Andalusian city a place where you can enjoy long walks, bike rides, sports activities, or healthy restaurants.
In this article, we want to highlight 5 healthy habits that you must carry out – and be constant – to have a full life. Ah! And we will finish with two of our recommendations that you should not miss if you travel (or live) in this Andalusian paradise.
First habit: try to maintain a healthy and balanced diet
A healthy and balanced diet is essential to achieve the nutritional balance required by the body. You should include in your diet all the foods listed in the nutritional pyramid but always in the appropriate and recommended proportions, and in a quantity that is sufficient to meet the body’s needs in terms of energy consumption.
A healthy diet should provide the body with sufficient nutrients to ensure the proper functioning of all organs, as well as helping to prevent and cure possible diseases. You should consume enough carbohydrates, fats, proteins, minerals and vitamins.
In Marbella, you have a wide variety of restaurants that offer more than healthy food. Here is our recommendation.
Our recommendation: Manuka
Manuka is a flexitarian and conscious restaurant that focuses on offering its customers clean, healthy and natural food the way nature intends; free from refined sugars, additives and chemicals.
Within their menu, you’ll find a variety of delicious plant-based dishes inspired from around the world, and while they support vegan and vegetarian diets, they also offer a selection of free-range and grass-fed meats that remain as ethical as possible.
Their proposal is more than interesting as they want to show that healthy food is never boring or tasteless and that real ingredients taste and look better than any processed food. Their commitment to nature is total.
So what do they believe in?
They are staunch advocates of natural foods and avoid chemicals and highly processed ingredients such as sugars and wheat flours.
Book in advance as they are always full!
Second habit: practice sport on a regular basis
Look for healthy sports. A sedentary lifestyle is one of the main causes of a wide range of illnesses, from heart disease to mental health problems, obesity, diabetes, colon cancer, osteoporosis and breast cancer among others.
For this reason you should practice sport regularly, as it contributes to strengthening muscles and bones, improving blood circulation, caring for the heart and burning calories, among other things. It also relaxes the mind, making it one of the best healthy lifestyle habits you can maintain.
When talking about sport, one should not only think of running or the practice of sports that involve a great physical effort. In fact, it’s considered sufficient to practice about 30 minutes a day of physical activity, which can consist of walking.
(H3) Our recommendation: between the beach, the promenade, and the sporting activities that Marbella has to offer
The city’s countless charming beaches (no less than 23 beaches along its 27 kms of coastline) attract people of all ages looking for a complete, fun and healthy tourist experience. But, if there is one thing that attracts so many visitors to this destination throughout the summer, it is to enjoy its climate and above all its beaches, as no other coastal town in the province of Andalusia has more Blue Flags. Taking long walks or practising sporting activities on the sand is something that adds up.
Marbella’s Paseo Marítimo is the pride and joy of the capital of the Costa del Sol. It is considered one of the most beautiful promenades along the entire coastline, making it the ideal walking route as it is not only pedestrianised, but you can also cycle along it. It is about 7 km long and along its route from Marbella to Puerto Banús you will find restaurants, bars, exclusive shops and handicrafts. In our complex, you can rent one of our bikes.
Another of the activities you can do to maintain a healthy lifestyle are water sports. In Marbella there is a wide range of water sports on offer: scuba diving, paddle surfing, surfing, golf… In a nutshell, if you don’t want to do sport, it’s because you don’t want to.
Third habit: never ‘give up’ on sleep
No. We are not referring to your sleep -which, of course, you should never give up. Rather, we are referring to respecting the hours of sleep and rest that our body needs to recover and face the day with guarantees.
Quality of life is improved with proper sleep and avoiding insomnia, which can be the cause of problems related to heart disease, high blood pressure and mental, endocrine and metabolic diseases.
Sleep provides us with at least the following 6 benefits:
- Increases creativity
- Helps you lose weight
- Makes you healthier
- Improves your memory
- Protects your heart
- Reduces depression
Marbella is a city with an important hotel’s offer. Our recommendation is clear: our Hotel Alanda Marbella.
Our recommendation: discover a hotel where you will find peace, relaxation and well-being
Less than 5 minutes from the beach, our five-star hotel offers you luxury, relaxation and comfort in equal parts in our 193 high standard rooms, including three presidential rooms and a Penthouse.
Located in an area of almost 20,000 m2, our hotel has a fabulous garden with more than 100 different species of plants and trees and a spectacular infinity swimming pool integrated into a 400 m2 solarium and surrounded by wide promenades and relaxation areas. In addition to a wide gastronomic offer including different options ranging from Mediterranean to Organic. The closest thing to a real oasis.
Fourth habit: exercise your mind whenever you can
It is important to work the mind and exercise it in order to reduce the chances of cognitive decline and the development of dementia and similar problems. For this reason, one of the healthy lifestyle habits to keep in mind is to try to continuously train your intellectual faculties.
And what are the benefits of a good memory?
- Increases creativity
- Improves short- and long-term memory retention
- Improved problem solving
- Improved self-esteem
- Reduces stress levels
Our recommendation: Marbella has an immense cultural offer
Marbella is culture, not just beach, leisure and holidays. Here you can find museums, cinemas, theatres, art galleries and a wide range of cultural events.
Marbella is often thought of as a city of beaches, restaurants, hotels and nightclubs, however, there is much more to it, and there are many activities related to culture.
There are particular and interesting museums to visit and theatres that are always offering new shows and performances. And for film lovers, Marbella offers great cinema complexes so you won’t miss any premieres and more select and intimate cinemas.
The Ralli Museum offers works by great artists such as Chagall and Dali, as well as contemporary Latin American artists, while the Bonsai Museum is perfect for a quiet afternoon strolling among small natural works of art. The Museo del Grabado Español Contemporáneo is perhaps the best known museum in Marbella, and a visit to it is one of the things to do on your holiday.
And there are also monuments to see and visit, such as Marbella’s “El Pirulí” or the Casa del Corregidor in the old town… Lots of options at your fingertips!
Fifth habit: be happy, enjoy the outdoors, and take care of your loved ones
It is the last of the habits we propose, but it is the most important – and the most difficult at the same time. The 3 aspects go hand in hand. You are happy when you enjoy everything around you and take care of your loved ones.
That is why, in this case, Marbella brings happiness. And the reasons for this are obvious. Its enviable climate, its numerous gastronomic, cultural, sporting, natural and leisure activities make it a unique tourist destination. Marbella not only allows us to disconnect if that is our objective, but also to learn and share with those we love.For our part, what we really want is for you to enjoy our city and all that it has to offer. And that is the reason why we want to accompany you, whether you come for work, for leisure, or for any other reason. We are the perfect choice. We are YOUR choice.
Enjoy an oasis in Marbella’s Golden Mile.
Alanda Marbella Hotel is located in the heart of the Golden Mile, one of the most exclusive areas of the city, we are one of the most elegant establishments on the Costa del Sol and a reference in the South of Spain.
Less than 5 minutes from the beach, our five star hotel offers its guests luxury, relaxation and comfort in equal parts in its 193 high standing rooms, including three presidential rooms and a Penthouse.
A friendly service and attention to the smallest details define the relationship with our guests. It is the perfect choice for a long holiday, a few days’ rest or a business meeting.
Located in an area of almost 20,000 m2, the hotel has a fabulous garden with more than 100 different species of plants and trees and a spectacular swimming pool with a beach effect, integrated in a 400 m2 solarium and surrounded by wide promenades and relaxation areas. In addition to a wide gastronomic offer including different options ranging from Mediterranean to Organic. The closest thing to a real oasis.
All under the umbrella of values that sum up the soul of our hotel project: excellence and commitment to our work, respect for our guests, honesty with our values, hospitality, sustainability and commitment to our environment.
We invite you to live an absolutely unforgettable experience in one of the most exclusive settings on the national scene. A hotel that has already become the flagship of hotel excellence in our country. Welcome.