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A Brief Guide to Wellness Travel & How It Offers Stress Relief December 5, 2018

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A Brief Guide to Wellness Travel & How It Offers Stress Relief, Naples, Florida

It’s never too late to book a relaxing vacation designed to boost your overall well-being. Whether you want to spend your days in a spa or hiking in the woods, doing so is a helpful way to find stress relief. Below is a brief guide to the concept of wellness travel and how it can improve your quality of life.  

What Is Wellness Travel?

stress reliefFor many people, traveling can be exhausting. A jam-packed itinerary often results in fatigue rather than rejuvenation. Wellness travel, however, focuses on your physical and mental health, so you feel happier, better rested, and more energized upon returning home. When planning a trip, prioritize activities that will have these nourishing effects, like hiking or biking, relaxing on the beach or in the spa, and practicing yoga and meditation. Wellness travelers also participate in volunteer activities to give back to the community and feel a sense of accomplishment. 

Stress Relief Benefits for Your Next Getaway

Wellness travel offers many benefits, as it allows you to rejuvenate and reenergize without overindulging or feeling guilty upon your return home. Strive for a sense of balance on these getaways; for example, if you participate in culinary events like wine tastings, supplement them with physical activities, such as yoga, or paddle boarding. Taking a break from your normal routine and doing more for the body and mind will help you find stress relief. Yoga and meditation offer much-needed relaxation and are invaluable coping mechanisms to incorporate into your daily life. Learning how to reduce anxiety on these trips will benefit you in the long run if you continue to apply these new mental and physical health solutions.

A Wellness Destination

What is it?  According to the Wellness Tourism Association, it’s “A geographical area that fosters and promotes wellness as an integral part of life within the community and economics of the region.” 

One such destination is Florida’s Paradise Coast which consists of Naples, Marco Island and the Everglades. They are a Blue Zones Project, a community-wide well-being improvement initiative to help make healthy choices easier for everyone. Plus the area has been recognized for an unprecedented 3 years in a row by Gallup-Sharecare as the “happiest, healthiest place” in the country.  So for anyone looking for a quick pick-me-up, the 1st Annual Paradise Coast Wellness Experience will take place on Saturday, January 19, 2019. There will be lots of activities to experience from active choices (kayaking through the Everglades or a swamp walk at Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary) to mindful events (yoga on the beach, a Zero Stress Zone Flash Mob Meditation), and lots more including healthy cooking sessions, spa retreats, workshops and classes.  Check out all the details at BeWellinParadise.com  

If you need help with stress relief, reach out to Peggy Sealfon-Stonewater Studio. Based in Naples, FL, Peggy Sealfon provides motivational speaking services across the country. Certified and trained in a range of modalities, including modern psychology, mindfulness, Amrit Yoga and Yoga Nidra, and nutrition, she offers effective techniques that help individuals reduce their anxiety. To learn more about this personal development coach, productivity strategist, speaker, and author, call today at (239) 821-2266. You can also visit her website for more information on living a fuller life. 
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