Health & Wellness In the News: Get Me Outta Here!

>> Thursday, March 4, 2010

Travel is one of those things that many of us have cut back or put off entirely during the recession. As one gentlemen wrote in our Wellness Survey, “My wife and I celebrated our 30th wedding anniversary recently. We had a lovely dinner in a local restaurant rather than a lovely dinner in a restaurant in Bali. Net savings: about $20k.”

But for most of us, travel is a key part of our overall wellness – even if it’s just getting out of town for the weekend. Getting away helps put things in perspective, opens up new ways of thinking and being … or depending on the situation, makes you appreciate home all the more (yes Dorothy, I’m talking to you).

Here are some of the stories we’ve seen about travel and wellness recently – enjoy!

o From the Healthy Travel Blog – a look at how travel can help stave off – or at least help --
winter depression (for those of you who have had too much snow, this will surely resonate).

o The New York Times travel blog reports that travel
yoga is now mainstream, because who wants to miss their yoga class just because they’re at the beach?

o One more feel-good vacation idea that has recently gotten headlines is the volunteer vacation
– combining a get-away with an opportunity to do good. This makes you feel good where it counts the most – on the inside. We like it!

Hope this finds you well!



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