VACATIONS ARE NOT JUST GOOD FOR YOU.
THEY ARE VITAL FOR YOUR HEALTH AND WELLNESS!
Dr. David and friends ready to ride Colorado Mountain Passes!
We have heard just about every excuse as to why you can’t take a vacation. Time and money seem to be the biggest excuses/reasons, so we have some solutions and good-sense rationale for you.
No Time Like the Present.
Just how long does a vacation need to be for you to experience the benefits? Some would say a week, 10-days, or even more. The reality is that regular vacationing, even weekend getaways can make a significant difference in your quality of life…and your blood pressure. So, if you can’t hop a plane for two weeks in Europe, the Caymans, or your closest beach, try for short weekend or day trips.
Making it Great While Managing the Moula.
Rachel Ray used to do this great show where she managed to eat like a Queen under $40 a day while on vacation. The biggest secret she shared was chatting up locals. And I have one more for you if your budget is really tight: Stay local. Does a friend have a vacant rental that you can use for a couple of days? Can you go camping (usually $20 or less a night and you get to bring your own food)? How about visiting your local farmers market with your significant other or a close friend and sharing a picnic under a shady tree instead of an expensive, less personal lunch?
Take a Hike: Try some of these Getaway Ideas:
1) Once upon a time throwing a dart at a map was a whimsical vacation planning tool. Nowadays you can do the same thing with google and a mouse click. Start by finding out what locations near you are less than 6-hours by car…and then do some research! That’s often half the fun…start your vacation in your mind!
2) Head to the nearest park, camp ground, or even yours or a friend’s pool.
3) Find out what weekend bus or boat tours you have access to in your area and go!
4) Let your fingers do the walking! A little research on the internet can open up a whole new world of possibilities!
Our Staff Shares Their Favorite Vacation Moments this Year:
Dr. David Martin: I’ve just returned from vacation in Colorado where I did several day-long adventures including biking over 3 mountain passes and hiking 13-mile trails. A good 6-hour hike for me is an ideal mini-cation which restores my body, mind and spirit. And, now that I’m on Anti-Aging Medicine, my cardiovascular system is so healthy that I no longer experience the pain and discomfort of the high altitudes. I was on my bike climbing 13,000 ft. mountain passes within 36 hours of arriving in Colorado, and I kept up with a guy who just finished a 3,400 mile ride across America. I’m feeling Great & Vital, and I’m ready to help you feel great too! (I’m the guy 2nd from the left in the picture up top.)
Christine Bronson: What a delight to see my family and friends in Austria last month! I had not been to Austria for 2 years, and my granddaughter is becoming a beautiful little person.
Maureen Lyda: I often take mini vacations on the weekends with my… now….Fiancé! Yes, I just became engaged, and it happened on a sweet and lovely “dock of the bay”—just a few hours away!
David Maile: My vacation will happen soon, and I’m planning a long, adventurous boat ride. Right now, I’m at the Olympics in London, working with the athletes to help them bring their best performance! My tools include a host of modalities such as highly-technical stretching techniques, massage, and super-high antioxidants which improve performance and reduce athletic recovery time such as Xocai Healthy Chocolates and Natraburst. Yes, it’s actually true that there is a medicinal-grade, delicious chocolate which is good for you!
Emily Loewenstein: I do mini get-aways frequently New York and on the east coast of Florida. I cherish these times with my family and long-time friends. I revitalize and kickback so that I can come in fresh and energized to be your “Food for the Soul Coach”.
Debbie Nunez: I’ve made time this summer for some pure fun with my daughter via “mini vaca” days while visiting her in Texas. Also, my husband and I make special evening dates that allow us to relax and recoup. Those moments to just “be” with my family members are so precious to me.
Now, what are you waiting for?
Go make some memories yourself. You are worth it!
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In Health & Happiness,
Doctor of Oriental Medicine